On May 12, 2018, Ally & Danny held their wedding ceremony and reception at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse in New York, NY.
If you happened to be following my blog last year, you might have seen Ally & Danny’s engagement session in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While the vibe of Williamsburg and Central Park are pretty different, I really wanted to tie both sessions together and give them a contemporary feel for the wedding as well – even on a rainy day in the park.
Starting at The Parker Hotel (formerly Le Parker Meridien), we were lucky to be able to use the rooftop for their first look. The overcast sky actually helped out, keeping the light soft and flattering no matter where you turn. It’s crazy how much building there has been recently along Central Park South. The skyline had changed substantially since I was last on The Parker’s roof a couple years ago! With skyscrapers towering all around us it was a great place to highlight the two of them in the city.
I semi-jokingly call Central Park my “office” with frequent visits to the Boathouse and vicinity for weddings and engagement sessions. The iconic 72nd St traverse of the park is just perfect with the unique architectural and natural elements that couldn’t be anything but Central Park. The romance of this part of the park is what makes the Boathouse a major draw for many couples. You’re whisked away from the city despite being literally in the very center of it.
With a great band and end of the night bites from Valducci’s Pizza, Ally & Danny’s wedding was great fun for everyone, including me.