Ladies Pavilion Central Park Wedding | Laura & Stefan
CEREMONY:LADIES PAVILION IN CENTRAL PARK
PORTRAITS:BETHESDA TERRACE, TIMES SQUARE
When Laura and Stefan decided on eloping to NYC from the UK, a bucket-list trip for them, they were certain of one thing: a Ladies Pavilion Central Park wedding. Their plans were for a quiet, low-key morning surrounded by greenery, and a stroll to Bethesda Terrace and nearby streets; a very classic New York elopement.
But when I met Laura at the Peninsula Hotel the morning of their wedding day, grey skies and looming rainclouds were ominous. We arrived at Ladies Pavilion where Stefan was waiting, back turned. Then, Laura let her dress fall and walked up to Stefan for their first look. It was a joyous moment; you could tell how giddy they were to finally get married.
After their vows, we took some photos by the lake, then walked down to the Bethesda Terrace area. Even with the off-and-on rain showers and Laura’s dress picking up mud, you couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces. With a little time left, we decided to tack on an extra location to make their day really iconic: Times Square. It truly was a 180-degree detour from that “quiet Ladies Pavilion wedding” they had described to me.
“I thought you guys wanted something low-key…?” I asked.
The newlyweds grinned. “When in New York,” they replied.
Ladies Pavilion Central Park Wedding