Ola and Hossein’s Winter Central Park Wedding and City Hall Ceremony
When it’s a frigid 25 degrees outside on a chilly December morning, there’s few things that will motivate me to go outside. One thing that will? The promise of photographing a snowy winter Central Park wedding.
Ola and Hossein had planned their elopement to be simple, yet personal: a quick City Hall ceremony, then portraits in Central Park by the Naumberg Bandshell, where the couple had been going to see the classical concerts every summer since they’d first met. Both bride and groom are PhD academics, and their wedding garb reflected that: the bride’s DIY paper bouquet was constructed of hand-folded pages from her favorite novel, and the groom wore Abraham Lincoln socks, a nod to the fact that the pair celebrates Lincoln’s birthday as a personal holiday.
Despite the freezing cold, the pair were total champs, drinking from mini champagne bottles and twirling in the snow. If I could do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat — numbed hands and all.
Winter Central Park Wedding & City Hall Elopement
Winter Central Park Wedding Portraits
Ceremony: Manhattan Marriage Bureau
Portraits: Central Park (Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, The Mall)
Photographer: Everly Studios
Thinking of having an NYC City Hall wedding? Read on:
How to Get Married at NYC City Hall
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Guide: Getting Married in NYC for Foreigners