Tag: NYC

Engagement Shoot – Springtime in New York City

08/06/2015 |

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Hana & David   ♥   New York City, USA

Photographer:   Olli Studio


New York City is inarguably one of the greatest cities on the planet and when the weather comes to life in springtime, leaving behind the snowy, frozen sidewalks and looking instead to blooming walkways of cherry blossom, there’s no greater time to visit the wonderful city that never sleeps.


With the weather so fine, New Yorkers head outside, to Central Park (amongst other locales) and the sunshiny setting of these famous grounds made a picture-perfect backdrop for today’s engagement shoot along with the majestic architecture of Grand Central Station.


Take a few minutes and enjoy soaking up the spectacular sunlit scenery of this magical metropolis…wish you were here?!


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Engagement Shoot – Urban Love At Brooklyn Bridge

01/09/2014 |

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Brianna & Greg   ♥   New York City, USA

Photographer:   Origin Photos


Hello September! Autumn is officially here.


To welcome in the new season today is this adorable New York City engagement shoot. The photos will certainly warm your heart and get you in a cozy state of mind as the lovely pair snuggle-up to keep warm against the chill of fall.


Brianna and Greg wrapped up in their winter woolies and went on a NYC tour to celebrate their engagement. Using stunning urban locations such as the romantic architecture of the Manhattan Public Library and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge as their backdrop, the talented team at Origin Photos captured this special time.


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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Fairytale In New York

18/08/2014 |

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What could be more chic than a Park Avenue, New York weddingIf you’re looking for location suggestions for your destination wedding then you should definitely consider a sleek city ceremony in The Big Apple.


Not all bright lights and buzz, Manhattan perfectly marries its vibrancy with style and sophistication to create an enchanting destination wedding location, and today’s styled shoot conceptualizes a classic fairytale wedding in NYC.


A traditional and graceful gown, refined details, and a unique and historic wedding venue delivers a romantic, timeless and elegant wedding theme – all captured on camera to inspire you, by the talented Tatiana Valerie of Artvesta Studio.


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Real Wedding – Empire State Elopement

10/06/2014 |

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Ailin & J   ♥   New York City, USA

Photographer:   Artvesta Studio


What a whirlwind adventure this cute couple had! Ailin and J are from Beijing in China and they decided on an Empire State of Mind elopement to NYC.


After seeing a photo by Tatiana Valerie of Artvesta Studio in an issue of the British Harper’s Bazaar magazine and being so inspired by the image of Olga Kvitko’s classical silk organza and French lace gown, they contacted Tatiana and asked her if she could not only photograph their elopement to New York City but also asked for her help to plan the details too.


Calling on friends and connections within the industry, Tatiana managed to come up trumps and 48hours later Ailin and J arrived in The Big Apple and had their City Hall wedding.   The newly weds were then taken on a tourist tour around the city that never sleeps, visiting the Top of the Rock with views of The Empire State Building, then off to the world famous Flatiron Building and of course they ended their fun-filled day with the bright lights of Times Square as the backdrop.


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Destination Wedding Guide – Getting Married In Central Park

08/11/2013 |



New York City, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the bright lights of Broadway and towering screens of Times Square, the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue, the fashion capital of the world, the iconic skyscrapers that command the skyline – if you’re a city girl, NYC is hard to beat when it comes to looking for a sleek, metropolitan destination wedding location.


And what better than to say “I Do” in the most romantic part of city – in the tranquil oasis of Central Park? There’s no denying it is one of the most famous locales too…

It’s where Carrie and Aidan go their separate ways in a real tear jerker moment at Columbus Circle, it’s where Carrie and Big meet for lunch and end up in Central Park Lake, it’s where Carrie and Miranda have lunch in the Ladies Pavilion in the first SATC movie, and the list goes on! But if you’re not a ‘Sex And The City’ fan, it’s also the most filmed location in the world! Need we say more?


If you fancy getting married in Manhattan, our wedding planning friends from Wed In Central Park are here to help with a great guide to getting married in Central Park….


Wed In Central Park:

Many couples come to New York City to get married.  There is a vast choice of locations for wedding ceremonies in the city, ranging from the sport fields to City Hall to one of the city’s beautiful parks.  One very popular location for both locals and visitors alike is Central Park.


Central Park was built in the 1850s, and the Upper East Side and Upper West Side areas of New York City grew up around it.  You can still see the mansions of this period lining the streets along the borders of the Park.  There are several structures within Central Park that lend themselves to weddings, depending on your preferences when it comes to size of party, privacy and distance from the entrances to the Park.  Be prepared to walk at least a little if you are planning a wedding in Central Park!


Ladies Pavilion:

One of the most popular locations is the Ladies Pavilion, a cast-iron structure with slate roof.  It was originally designed in 1871 as a shelter for trolley passengers.  It is no longer in it’s original location, and is now beside the Lake, offering iconic views of the water, with trees and tall buildings behind it.



Ladies Pavilion


Wagner Cove:

Another popular location for the smaller party is a rustic wooden shelter called Wagner Cove.  Many couples choose this because it offers some privacy, since it is hidden away by the Lake down some stone steps.


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Wagner Cove


Shakespeare Garden:

Some couples prefer to be amongst the flowers, and at the right time of year the Shakespeare Garden is perfect for that.  It is a shaded, out of the way spot named for the famed English poet and playwright because the flowers in it are all mentioned in his plays and poems.  These locations tend to be popular with parties under twenty guests.

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Real Bride Review – Joseph Pessar Photography – New York City

03/10/2013 |

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New York City wedding photographer:

Joseph Pessar Photography


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Real bride review:

“Where do we start with Joe! If we had to sum him up in one word it would be ‘fun’. He made our day so exciting and memorable.”


“We met Joe at The Plaza Hotel before our ceremony and he went through our ideas for the photo tour and told us what would realistically work and what wouldn’t. Joe knew that our brief was to capture a special day in New York City and he certainly did that. Throughout the day Joe’s visionary was incredible and he had us doing things we never thought we would be doing on our wedding day.”


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