Ditching your original wedding plans and opting to elope is becoming a trend, and I think it’s here to stay. And what better place to elope than New York City? Picture this: a short, sweet ceremony at Ladies’ Pavilion, Central Park wedding photos by the lake and bow bridge, and then going to get takeout. Is there a more ideal scenario?
That’s just what this couple did, and the photos speak for themselves.
No matter the season, Central Park is an idyllic place for wedding photos.
First, the ceremony in Ladies’ Pavilion. In addition to being a great plan B for rain — it’s a covered area — its scenery is incredible. Around the corner from the pavilion itself is The Lake (that’s literally its name on the map). During the warmer months, there is no shortage of greenery and the water reflects the skyline. In the cooler months, the foliage is multicolored, and the lake freezes over. It’s magical.
Then, a short 10-15 minute walk away is Bow Bridge. This is an iconic spot. The buildings sparkle at night, the lake reflects the incredible scenery, and the sunsets from that spot are just beautiful. It’s a must-see/must-photograph spot.
If there’s one thing the 2020 wedding season taught me, it’s this: there is no wedding blueprint. Your wedding/elopement day can – and should – be whatever YOU personally believe a wedding should be. This means, a backyard is the new ballroom. The guest list is sacred. Your favorite small restaurant would love to be your caterer. And you can wear whatever you want.
This bride wore a vintage pale yellow dress she bought on Etsy, and I’ve never seen someone get more compliments on their wedding attire. So, if you’re on the fence about that “unconventional” wedding day outfit, this is a sign: buy it and wear the hell out of it.
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