Danielle and Greg were married on June 3rd, with a ceremony and reception at Cipriani on 42nd St.
On the day of the wedding, Danielle got ready right across the street from Cipriani at the Grand Hyatt, New York. This was a particularly spectacular location because of its direct connection to Grand Central Terminal, where Danielle and Greg saw each other for the first time. We staged a first look in the main hall of the train station—a magical moment for not only Danielle and Greg but all the tourists, travelers, and passersby.
After we left GCT, we walked a few blocks to the New York Public Library for some pictures on the steps out front. We managed to time it perfectly as the sun came out for a gorgeous backlight of the bride, groom, and bridal party, too! I love photographing couples at the New York Public Library because it is such an amazing, historic building in the middle of Manhattan. And the fact that we got the lighting just right was stroke of good luck, since the library only gets direct sunlight for a few hours of the day.
Finally, we returned to Cipriani, where Ariston Flowers had designed a beautiful wall of florals to set the stage for the ceremony. (I wondered what they would use it for after the ceremony, and as it turned out, it was the most epic backdrop for the photo booth!) Danielle had the most memorable entrance into the ceremony, too. The lights were raised, and she made her way down the aisle looking absolutely stunning.
Then, it was off to the party! The Original Faze 4 band kept the dance floor packed all night in the cavernous, awe-inspiring space, and everyone danced their hearts out until it was time to head home.
The entire wedding was simply stunning in the landmarked Cipriani. The venue was once the Bowery Savings Bank; historic and gorgeous making every moment a “wow” moment.
Danielle & Greg, it’s been so much fun working with you—from your engagement session to your wedding. I can’t wait to put together the album; it’s going to be beautiful!
Videographer: Frank Ahn Films
Flowers: Ariston Flowers
Band: “The Original Faze 4”