NY Athletic Club Wedding : Alea & Matt : New York, NY


NY Athletic Club Wedding : Alea & Matt

New York, NY


Alea & Matt were married April 7 with a wedding ceremony at Christ Church and reception following at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.


The NY Athletic Club exudes a certain kind of understated elegance, unlike most any other NYC venue.  Nestled on the Southern end of Central Park, the ballroom looks over the trees and out across the park with a vantage point that brings a peaceful feeling despite being in the middle of Manhattan.  Beginning with Alea and her bridesmaids, I photographed the tail end of her preparation before capturing a first look with Matt on the club’s rooftop.  It was an unusually crisp April day with bright, clean sunlight.  A perfect compliment to Alea’s stunning Marchesa wedding gown.


Although I find myself at St Ignatius Loyola frequently when shooting at NYAC, another beautiful space is Christ Church located nearby on Park Avenue.  A United Methodist church, ceremonies are only 30-40 minutes and late in the day!  This allows you to go straight from ceremony into cocktails.  Doing just that, we went from first kiss to the venue in a matter of minutes.    The ballroom of the club was decorated in cherry blossoms as the bride and groom entered for their first dance and live music by Silver Arrow Band.


I loved photographing Alea & Matt’s wedding.  There was a positive, easy energy throughout the day that made it a breeze to document.




Venue: New York Athletic Club
Florist: Rosa Rosa
Stationary: Rosemont Press
Hair: Crystal Tushinsky
Makeup: Erica Gonzalez
Officiant: Leslie Houseworth-Fields
Band: Silver Arrow Band
Wedding Gown: Marchesa
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Groom’s Attire: My Suit