The Elopement. What bride hasn’t thought about it? Throwing the wedding binder out the window, ripping up the seating chart, and making a bonfire of all of those bridal magazines. Nevertheless, most brides muster up the strength and stamina to plan the big wedding. These are the majority of my brides, so my curiousity was piqued when was I asked to work with an eloping bride.
British couple Hayley and Gareth boldly planned their “party of two” in NYC. They had a grand day planned to the “T” by my friend and colleague, Soraya Jollon . They got ready at the chic Library Hotel, followed by a photoshoot all over the city with photographer, Erica Lynn who did a bang up job. Their intimate ceremony, was officiated by Carrisa Templeton (one of my brides) followed by cocktails at Pegu and a fabulous dinner out in the city. Hayley wore here gown (and super cool boots) the entire day. The day was one of the rainiest in May, but as you can see by the photos it didn’t dampen their mood.
Hayley was a dream to work with and Gareth was just too adorable with those mutton chop sideburns. I watched as Gareth saw Hayley for the first time in her gown and I was moved by his emotional reaction. They are just such a lovely couple. I left the hotel and although the day was gray and rainy I felt like my heart had grown a little by witnessing their love. Best of luck, Hayley and Gareth.