I’ll apologize in advance for this smoochy post, but I feel it has to be done .
This time 2 years ago me and Thomas eloped to NYC to get hitched... It was so exciting!
Planning the wedding was so easy , I did it all from my living room in our little flat in Wanstead - London (where would we be without the Internet?) We booked a celebrant, Julie Laudicina who was so fantastic and helpful and lovely , we couldn’t have picked a better one if we tried.
After a little bit of searching we managed to book The Rooftop Garden,230-Fifth for our venue and was lucky enough to have Jack Toomey as our main contact who was also so helpful and lovely and ended up as one of our witnesses.
The only other person there was the talented Corinne Botz, our photographer. I believe in fate and I feel so lucky to have found her through a conversation with a work colleague who had lived in NYC for many years. I contacted Corinne and she agreed to be our photographer as well as our other witness. Corrinne made us feel so relaxed and we all had so much fun walking around Madison Square Park afterwards taking and posing for photos. It really was the best day ever and the photos were amazing.
Here I am, choosing flowers for my bouquet from a stall that was a few minutes away from our hotel...
I made my bouquet and Tom's buttonhole myself (being a florist for 5 years comes in so handy)
After we exchanged vows...
Outside for some photos on the rooftop (still snogging of course...)
Madison Square Park...
On our way back to 230-Fifth...
Afterwards we went back to the hotel and got changed before heading out to Times Square for a slap up meal - Cheeseburger , Fries and a bottle of champagne :0)
I know it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I LOVED my wedding day and I would not have changed a single thing.
The next day we were back in our jeans and t-shirts and continued being tourists in the most amazing city in the world.
Every now and then I would look down at my left hand and at my gorgeous vintage wedding ring and think ‘Did we really just do that?’ We didn’t tell any of our friends or family until we got back, I think some of them are still in shock!
I Love you New York City! Thanks for being part of the best memory of my life so far….