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Anna & Peter, Married! | Four Seasons, Central Park, Eleven Madison Park

I had the honor of photographing a most beautiful, intimate, and perfectly planned family wedding. You may have already read a little about their love story through their West Village engagement session. They envisioned a day when all their family members could come together from across the country and from China, over some of the best food that New York City’s fine dining scene has to offer. The small wedding allowed them not to be over stressed, and allowed them to pay ample attention to each guest who attended. Everything was super classy, from the garden flowers that perfectly matched the garden wedding ceremony, to Peter’s modern blue suit, to Anna’s breathtaking Vera Wang dress, to the artful way all the food came together, this wedding represented all the best that New York City could offer. While they had met at Harvard and were friends, sparks did not fly until after graduation. Anna and Peter joke that the workplace they shared was their matchmaker. I was so touched to see how happy everyone was for Anna and Peter at this wedding. From the enthusiasm of their ring bearer, to Anna’s sister’s and mother’s constant doting on every detail to make sure everything ran smoothly, to the many toasts that everyone offered, it’s very evident that these two are extremely talented, accomplished, and their families are very proud of them. We could not have asked for a more perfect day, the whole city was buzzing with energy under the summer sun. Congratulations you two and thank you for having me!

Everyone got ready at the Four Seasons hotel

Reiko is one of the hardest working, detail oriented make up artists I have met. She made Anna (who is already beautiful) look every bit the flawless beauty she is

So it’s no secret I LOVE veils (wore a cathedral length to my own wedding) and love playing with veils. There is no other time in one’s life when you can wear a veil, and that’s why I find it so special

Central Park – as usual – was packed on a weekend. However, the crowds are so nice and ever accommodating to allow us to get some photos. Thank you nice people visiting Central Park!

We then took the car up to the Conservatory Garden

One… last… dress shot

Here’s the wonderful thing about the Conservatory Garden. It is a beautiful, tranquil oasis of flowers and beauty in the upper east side of Central Park, away from the crazy hub-bub towards the south end of the park. Call ahead to reserve your time to get married there before it books quickly

Anna’s father got emotional during the vows

All the guests in attendance. Did I mention I love intimate weddings?

The wedding was held in the private upper room of the Eleven Madison Park restaurant, and you can see everything that happens in the restaurant below. Once the videographer and I set up our lights,we had to close the curtains so we would not disturb the other dining guests

Some fabulous appetizers

Anna and Peter treated there guests to a great tango dance

Thank you to the chefs at Eleven Madison Park for a) making the most amazing filet mignon I’ve ever tasted in my life b) allowing me to go into the kitchen for some behind the scenes photos

Originally I wanted to get closer to the twinkling lights for this photo but the Madison Square Park people closed the gates. Still, I think this picture is pretty sweet

Photographer: Saavedra Photography
Wedding ceremony: Central Park Wedding
Wedding Reception: Eleven Madison Park
Wedding Rings: David S. Diamond
Wedding dress: Vera Wang
Wedding shoes: Vera Wang
Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaid dress: Ralph Lauren
Florist: Artsy Flora
Hair and Make-up: Makeover with Reiko
Invitations / paper: Crane & Co
Officiant: Valerie Coleman
Videographer: Frank Ahn Films
Earrings: Ben-Amur Bridal at Thomas Laine

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