Park Hyatt New York wedding featured in The Knot Real Weddings photograpbed by Amy Rizzuto Photography

Emily and Steven’s Park Hyatt New York Wedding is Featured in The Knot!

I am SO excited to be sharing Emily and Steven’s gorgeous Park Hyatt New York wedding! This beautiful couple’s wedding day is currently featured in The Knot New York Magazine as one of their Real Weddings! Read on to get a behind-the-scenes look at the style and grace of this iconic NYC-inspired wedding, with details and tips from bride Emily herself!

How They Met

Steven likes to say that we met on Mustlovepets.com, but that isn’t true. I (the bride) went to visit a college friend in Boston for the weekend.  I picked up my friend and his friend (the groom) in my car to go to a party. So we met in my car, and the rest is history.

Falling in Love with The Park Hyatt New York Wedding Venue

We loved our Park Hyatt New York wedding! We knew from the second we walked into the ballroom that this is where we should be married (it was only the second venue we saw!). The Park Hyatt New York is the epitome of modern elegance. It is unlike anything I have ever seen. The walls are white onyx and there is a giant antique mirror that I was in awe of. Plus, the carpet was pretty (why do most wedding venues have horrible geometric carpets?!) Not only was the ballroom beautiful, but the whole venue space is very unique. It is set-up like a home, with the area outside of the ballroom called “the residences”. It was also a huge plus that the wedding team at this venue was fantastic. They are respectful and knowledgeable. We looked at other venues after seeing the PHNY, as it was at the top end of our budget, but none of them stood up.

Classic New York Style Wedding

We wanted a classic New York City wedding. When we walked into the Park Hyatt, we immediately thought of my grandfather who was a stone engineer. The PHNY uses a variety of natural stone in the walls and floors and we were inspired! We paid homage to my (Emily’s) grandfather and used agate and geode elements to tie together the theme and the venue.

Our theme colors were black and white with touches of light pink. The bridal party outfits were black and white, the groom wore black and white, and the bride wore white and pink. Our flowers were also of this color scheme, with the main flower being an anemone (white with a black center). Our wedding invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, menus, programs and save the dates were all black and white. The dance floor was black, while the walls were white onyx. The gift bags were also black and white, as was the cake!

Saying Yes to the Perfect Dress

My wedding dress is my favorite thing I have ever owned! It is a BERTA BRIDAL gown, purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue. It is a mermaid style in white, with pink overlay that gives it a light pink/blush color. This strapless, floral lace dress has very light beading and a train that goes forever. I wore a beaded belt, as well. For the ceremony, I wore a pink and white tulle skirt with just a touch of shimmer over the dress. I said I wanted something show-stopping, unlike what anyone else wears, and I think I accomplished that while still remaining true to my own personal style.

Emily’s Bridal Style

My veil was borrowed from my best friend – it is a white tulle veil with a simple, white trim. I wore my grandmother’s broach on it as a veil weight. Holding my veil in place were vintage navy blue sapphire bobby pins from Etsy.

My jewelry was from Henri Bendel. I wore floral sparkly drop earrings, a matching ring and a matching bracelet. I also wore my engagement ring. Tied to my bouquet was my Nefertiti necklace, which is a family heirloom. It was bought in Saudi Arabia by my grandfather. All of the women in my family have one. My grandfather told us that “Nefertiti was the most beautiful woman in the world, just as his women are the most beautiful women in the world.”

My shoes were Vince Camuto Imagine. They matched my dress almost perfectly. They have pink floral lace on the toe, back, and heel. The style is called Victoria Pump. They were so comfortable! I really love shoes and was ready to drop a pretty penny on fancy designer shoes, but once I saw these, I knew they would be perfect.

My hair was worn long, down, and in loose curls. I wanted it to look as much like me as possible, plus Steven loves when my hair is curly. I didn’t want my hair to be the focus. For my makeup, I also wanted to look as natural as possible.  I just wanted eyeliner and a matte lip, everything else I left to my makeup artist. I had eyelash extensions on, which I recommend to everyone!

Steven’s Groom Style

The groom wore a Hugo Boss shawl collar tuxedo with a bow tie and a white pocket square (he loves a pocket square). He wore braces under his tux. His shirt was a Brooks Brothers shirt and his shoes were by Hugo Boss as well. He wore a Cartier Santos watch, given to him by me on our wedding day. His cuff links were monogrammed and matched his groomsmen’s.

 

Bridesmaids in Black

I had one Matron-of-Honor (my best friend), one Maid-of-Honor (My 11-year-old niece), and seven bridesmaids. They all wore black to match our black and white color scheme. I wanted them to look classic and to be comfortable. The dresses were black chiffon, by Bill Levkoff. The bridesmaids had a beautiful chiffon flower on their chest and my maid and matron-of-honor had chiffon flowered straps. These dresses were great because they were flattering on different body shapes and sizes. All the girls wore matching necklaces from Karla’s Jewelry in McAllen, TX, given to them by me as a thank you.

City Streets, Park Views

I loved doing pictures in Central Park and on the streets of Manhattan! I love the contrast between the two and how they can be captured in one afternoon.

Park Hyatt New York Wedding Ceremony

Our Park Hyatt New York wedding ceremony was perfect! We didn’t go overboard decorating the aisle, because we wanted to focus to be the Chuppah and the room is already so stunning. We had a white runner with flower petals and candles on the sides. We were married in front of the antique mirror. We also placed pictures of our deceased grandparents in the front to “reserve” seats for them and to honor them.

Flower Girl Fashion

Our flower girls were my cousin’s daughters (Jillian age 9, Olivia age 6) and our ring bearers were my husband’s nephews (Jackson age 6, Mason age 4). The flower girls picked their own dresses after seeing ones they liked in a store window. The boys wore tuxedos to match the groomsmen.

Olivia originally didn’t want to walk down the aisle, but she did great with the help of her sister! The flower girls carried vintage wooden baskets with flower petals. Jackson and Mason were excited to walk together and they held a glass jewelry box with a “W” on it with the rings inside. Inside the box was Steven’s grandmother’s favorite flowers.

Special Traditions

We had a few special traditions to honor my Jewish heritage. We both stomped on the glass at the end of ceremony before being announced husband and wife. Why should the groom have all the fun? We also signed the Ketubbah with our whole family and bridal party, instead of just our parents and the witnesses. We wanted everyone to be a part of it.

Our ceremony was partly a traditional Jewish ceremony, but because Steven is not Jewish, we did not make religion the center of the ceremony, and it was more cultural than religious. We were married by my Uncle who is a retired Supreme Court Judge. He did an unbelievable job combining the Jewish culture and religion with personalized words to us. It was very special to us to have him officiate.

The Groom, and bridal party walked down the aisle to Perfect by Ed Sheeran (Electric Violin version by Eduard Freixa) and I walked down to Only Us by Dear Evan Hansen (instrumental version). After the ceremony, we walked out to You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine.

Wedding Day Advice

Right after you are pronounced husband and wife, but before you walk back down the aisle, stop. Stop and look out at everyone there and at each other. Take it all in, because it goes too fast.

 

Welcoming the Guests

We wanted our guests to be excited as soon as they walked into our Park Hyatt New York wedding. For seating, we chose to do an Escort Mirror with decals for the names and table numbers instead of cards. The mirror is now hanging in our home and we can always look back to see who was at our wedding.

Cocktail Hour

We loved our cocktail hour. SUCH good food! We had a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres and stations (Dim Sum, Peeking Duck, Pigs in a Blanket, Meatballs, etc.). We each had a signature drink- the Bride’s was a Salty Dog and the Groom’s was an Old Fashioned. The PHNY has the best cocktails.

We had a band for cocktail hour too (Platinum Stars Entertainment). We had two musicians who played guitar and sang. They played everything from pop to acoustic versions of old school hip-hop songs.

Park Hyatt New York Wedding Reception

For our Park Hyatt New York wedding reception, we had family style and traditional style tables and seating. I wanted the main focus to be the dancing! I wanted the tablecloths to match the overall theme, and thank goodness the linens used by the PHNY were just what I wanted. I also loved that their chairs were not traditional. We had beautiful, over the top flowers and candles. We used agate bookends for table numbers to tie in the Agate/Geode theme. 

Blooming Wedding Florals

My primary choice for flowers was an anemone, because of the coloring. I wanted all fluffy white flowers for the Park Hyatt New York wedding reception, with touches of light pink. We had flower letters on the back of our chairs that I loved. My favorite part of our florals was our Chuppah. We had the most amazing cherry blossoms. It was tall and luxurious. I think it was the highlight of all of our design choices- it felt like we were married in a cherry blossom forest. 

Something Sweet

YUMMMM! Ron Ben Israel created the most delicious and beautiful wedding cake. It was designed to look like black marble (to match our theme!) and had sugar flowers that matched the reception flowers of our Park Hyatt New York wedding. Inside our cake were vanilla “Funfetti”, chocolate, and cookies ‘n cream layers with salted caramel filling. The outside was black fondant marbled with white & gray.

Love in Every Detail

Our first dance was to Adele’s One and Only. This is the first song we ever danced to (on our second date) and the song that was playing when we got engaged. Steven and I sang it right before we got engaged and he began his proposal by saying “We should dance to this song at our wedding. Will you marry me?”

A Night to Remember, a Love to Last a Lifetime

Emily and Steven’s gorgeous Park Hyatt New York wedding was truly a night to remember! I am so thrilled to have shared in this special day with such a lovely couple.

Emily and Steven, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your Park Hyatt New York wedding! Sending both of you lots of joy as you relive your perfect wedding day in The Knot New York Magazine!

The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Reception- Park Hyatt New York, Planner- Daniela Grafman (Vision Events Co.), Hair Stylist- Angela Callisti (Beauty Social Salon), Make-up Artist- Makeup by Liz, Invitations- Minted, Florist- Metro Florals, Second Photographer- Mekina Saylor, Third Photographer- Cassady K Wedding Dress- BERTA Bridal, Wedding Dress Salon- Saks Fifth Avenue, Bridal Shoes- Vince Camuto Imagine, Engagement Ring- Dalia Diamonds, Wedding Rings- Dalia Diamonds and David Yurman, Bride’s Jewelry- Henri Bendel, Bridesmaid Dress- Bill Levkoff, Groomswear- Hugo Boss, Groomsmen Attire- SRG Fashion, Escort Mirror- Wade Trefethen, Videographer- Shutter + Sound, Cake- Ron Bean Israel, Favors- Donation made to The Sam Fund, Cocktail Hour Music- Platinum Star Entertainment, Reception Music- Diamond Cut Entertainment, First Dance Song- “One and Only” – Adele

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Want to see more pretty images of Emily and Steven’s Park Hyatt New York wedding? Check it out in The Knot New York Magazine, on stands now.

Looking for more New York City wedding inspiration?  Check out Margaret and Ryan’s Central Park Boathouse wedding and follow along with Amy on instagram and facebook!

Amy Rizzuto is an NYC wedding photographer

who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.

For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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Emily poses for her cherry blossom bridal portraits at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in NYC, photo by NYC wedding photographer Amy Rizzuto.

A True Southern Belle

I am so thrilled to finally be sharing Emily’s gorgeous cherry blossom bridal portraits from this spring! Emily married the love of her life, Mark, this past weekend! I joined Emily in Central Park a few months ago at the height of NYC’s cherry blossom bloom to capture this beautiful bride surrounded by the soft, perfectly pink florals.

Emily is a true Southern belle! This sweet bride is from Texas and has such a kind soul! Emily is a talented Broadway actress and can currently be seen as Glinda in Wicked! I had so much fun with her and I loved seeing how excited she was to marry Mark during this incredible NYC bridal portrait session.

Cherry Blossom Bridal Portraits

Bridal portraits are very popular in the south, so it made perfect sense for Emily to put a New York spin on the tradition! We were both so excited to shoot among the cherry blossoms in Central Park. The sun glimmered through the trees as we walked the petal covered park paths. Emily’s flowy wedding gown stood out beautifully against the backdrop of soft pinks! During the photoshoot, Emily and I shared lots of laughs and her smile shone so brightly in her bridal photos! We also journeyed to the lake for some bridal portraits overlooking the water, and Emily had the biggest smile as she hailed a cab in her wedding gown!

Their Love Story

Emily and Mark have been together over two years! Mark proposed to Emily last year on a gorgeous fall day near Battery Park. He even hired a friend to capture photos of the proposal so they could share the moment with their families! Emily was so thrilled that Mark planned out the day with so many thoughtful details.

After nearly a year of excitement and anticipation, Emily and Mark became husband and wife on Sunday at the Central Park Boathouse! They chose a Sunday because Emily and many of the couple’s friends work on Broadway and have busy Saturday night shows! Their wedding was incredible and I loved getting to watch Mark see Emily in her wedding dress for the first time! It was such a heartwarming moment!

I am so excited to share some of my favorite moments from Emily’s gorgeous cherry blossom bridal portraits! Thank you for blessing me with an abundance of love, joy and laughter – it was such an honor to be a part of your beautiful love story!

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Want to see more pretty images like Emily’s cherry blossom bridal portraits in NYC?  Check out Mekina’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden bridal portraits and follow along with Amy on instagram and facebook!

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Amy Rizzuto is an NYC wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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Old City Philadelphia engagement photos captured by Philadelphia engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography in Elfreth's Alley

An Autumn Day in Old City Philadelphia

Caroline and Kevin’s wedding day is finally here! I am so excited to be photographing Caroline and Kevin’s beautiful wedding this Saturday! I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from their Old City Philadelphia engagement photos last fall! Caroline and Kevin spent a perfect autumn day vising Elfreth’s Alley and the Art Museum Steps (made famous by Rocky!). The two held hands as they walked the leaf-strewn cobblestone streets. Caroline and Kevin laughed as they posed with the Rocky statue, copying his well known victory stance. After seeing the love and joy between Caroline and Kevin, I’m even more thrilled to watch them become husband and wife!

How They Met

Although Caroline and Kevin attended college together, they didn’t meet until a few years after graduating! They first connected through online dating and soon discovered they had some mutual friends in common from their college days. Caroline and Kevin will be tying the knot after three years filled with love and I am so looking forward to celebrating with them.

Their Upcoming Wedding

I can’t wait for Caroline and Kevin’s wedding this Saturday! Their day will be filled with fun pop culture references. Rather than picking just one theme or reference, Caroline and Kevin decided to include details for everything they love! The wedding colors are a nod to Ravenclaw with a mix of navy, white, and sage green (I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and a Hufflepuff myself!). Kevin is gifting Game of Thrones inspired “hand of the king” pins to his best men. Even their signature drinks feature their favorite shows and movies: Kevin’s will have a Game of Thrones themed name and Caroline’s is named after The Princess Bride.

I am really looking forward to seeing all of these fun details and capturing the joy and smiles between Caroline and Kevin! Please enjoy some of my favorite moments from their Old City Philadelphia engagement photos below!

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Want to see more pretty images like Caroline and Kevin’s Old City Philadelphia engagement photos?  Check out Minoli + Joe’s gorgeous Central Park engagement photos and follow along with Amy on instagram and facebook!

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Amy Rizzuto is a Philadelphia wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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Julia and Michael pose in Gramercy Park for their NYC engagement photos by NYC engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography

Gramercy Park in the Fall

I’m so thrilled to share Julia and Michael’s gorgeous Gramercy Park engagement photos as they prepare for their upcoming wedding! This sweet, stylish couple enjoyed a quiet afternoon last fall as they walked through the neighborhood where they share a home.  The scenery was an amazing mix of greenery and cityscapes, and Gramercy Park was the perfect escape from the bustling streets of Manhattan.

How They Met

Julia and Michael met during their sophomore year at Loyola University Maryland and have been together for over seven years! The two crossed paths for the first time at a dorm party during a February blizzard, but they both knew of each other before they actually met in person! Julia was a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Michael and his friends had checked out her profile on the Eagles website after finding out that one of their classmates was an NFL cheerleader. Julia had done some of her own snooping – she and her roommates had spotted Michael when browsing Loyola’s swim team roster online while looking for some eye candy (and avoiding studying!).

The Proposal

I love that Julia and Michael’s engagement story has a humorous twist! Julia and Michael live in NYC, but spend many of their weekends at Michael’s parent’s beach house in Long Beach Island. Last year, they made their way down to LBI on a Friday after work, and ended up stuck in the typical shore traffic. When they arrived, Michael kept delaying their dinner date while playing with his drone outside. Julia was frustrated and hungry, and headed out to help Michael land the drone – only to find him down on one knee and proposing to her! Michael captured the whole proposal on film via the drone and they’re both so glad they have this sweet and funny moment to look back on.

It was such a joy to capture Julia and Michael’s Gramercy Park engagement photos! I can’t wait to photograph their Union League wedding this Friday!

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Want to see more pretty images like Julia and Michael’s Gramercy Park engagement photos?  Check out Minoli + Joe’s gorgeous Central Park engagement photos and follow along with Amy on instagram and facebook!

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Amy Rizzuto is an NYC wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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Hamilton Farm Golf Club wedding photographed by NJ wedding photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography

At the peak of last fall’s incredible foliage, Amy and JD celebrated their forever love by tying the knot with a gorgeous Hamilton Farm Golf Club wedding! Their wedding day was truly a celebration of two families joining together in love and laughter!

Amy spent the morning getting ready in her childhood home, surrounded by her family and closest friends! Amy and her friends jumped on the bed in excitement – she couldn’t wait to marry JD! With help from her mom, Amy dressed in her breathtaking gown custom designed by family friend Ralph Rucci and slipped on her Stuart Weitzman heels. After posing with her beautiful bridesmaids, Amy made her way to the church to marry JD!

JD burst into a smile as soon as he saw his beautiful Amy walk down the aisle. Their ceremony was lovely and had an intimate feel due to the closeness of having only family in their bridal party! When Amy and JD were pronounced husband and wife, their guests applauded as the newlyweds shared a perfect first kiss as a married couple!

After their beautiful ceremony, Amy and JD hopped into a vintage white car and drove up the long, tree-lined street to their Hamilton Farm Golf Club wedding! The happy couple had so much fun together posing for portraits among the gorgeous sunset-colored foliage. After Amy and JD spent their first moments as husband and wife together, they joined their guests for a wonderful indoor/outdoor cocktail hour with breathtaking views of the perfect autumn scenery!

Amy and JD entered their Hamilton Farm Golf Club wedding to cheers and applause from their family and friends! Their first dance to “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne was romantic and full of sweet moments and joyful smiles. Amy and JD’s guests joined them on the dance floor for an incredible celebration! JD’s family shared a fun tradition started by his grandfather: during “Shout”, all the men put napkins on their heads and danced around JD’s grandmother! This silly and adorable dance has been a part of every wedding since JD’s grandfather passed away. It was amazing to see these two loving families join together!

Amy and JD stole away to share a dance under the romantic outdoor lanterns at dusk. They celebrated their first sunset as husband and wife with a warm embrace and a sweet kiss, highlighted by sparkling stars and golden lanterns.

Thank you so much to Amy and JD for choosing me to capture your beautiful fall wedding! Check out some of my favorite photos from Amy and JD’s gorgeous Hamilton Farm Golf Club wedding below!

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The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Reception- Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Hair Stylist + Make-up Artist- Ashley Branda + Team (Two 01 Hair), Invitations- William Arthur (Engraved Images), Florist- Jardiniere Fine Flowers, Second Photographer- Mekina Saylor, Wedding Dress- RR331, Bridesmaid Dress- Aqua by Bloomingdale’s, Shoes- Stuart Weitzman, Videographer- Live Pictures Studios, Cake- Elegant Taste, Band/DJ- City Rhythm, First Dance Song- “You Are the Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne

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Want to see more pretty images like Amy and JD’s Hamilton Farm Golf Club wedding photos?  Check out Fran and Sam’s beautiful fall wedding and follow along with Amy on instagram and facebook!

Amy Rizzuto is a New Jersey wedding photographer

who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.

For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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