The rain dotted the windows of the Essex House, making the view of Central Park across the street look almost like a painting. Despite the weather, laughter rang out as Natasha and her bridesmaids popped champagne, listened to a pretty awesome wedding mix, and slipped into their gorgeous gowns!  The day had finally arrived for Natasha to marry John and she was SO excited!  These two love birds met through a mutual friend who lived in the same building during their time in New York and they hit it off right away!

John had also been looking forward to this day for a long time.  As he was watching his beautiful bride walk down the aisle at St. Ignatius church, a huge smile spread across his face!  In front of their family and friends Natasha and John promised to spend their lives loving and supporting one another.  Afterwards, they headed to Central Park for a few fun and romantic portraits in the place where they got engaged!  As we arrived, the clouds parted and the skies cleared!  The rain earlier in the day had left the park almost entirely empty and it felt like we had the place to ourselves.  It was magical!

The rest of the evening went by in one amazing blur as Natasha and John danced the night away, toasted to a long and happy marriage, and indulged in delicious wedding cake and Momofuku cookies!  It was an honor to be a part of such an amazing celebration and I can’t wait to share a few of my favorite images below.  Congratulations again Natasha and John!  Your Central Park Boathouse wedding was truly a dream and I am so happy for you both.





The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Bride’s Getting Ready- The Essex House, Groom’s Getting Ready- W Hotel Midtown, Ceremony- St. Ignatius Loyola, Reception- Central Park Boathouse, Wedding Planner- Katie Berger (Sara Kate Events), Hair Stylist- Audrey Schaenman, Make-up Artist- Linda Gallo, Invitations- Paper Source, Florist- Lenox Hill Florist, Wedding Dress- Vera Wang, Bridesmaid Dress- Jenny Yoo, Shoes- Jimmy Choo, Second Photographers- Mekina Saylor + Cassady K, Videographer- eMotion Pictures, Inc., Cake- Lulu Bakery – Scarsdale, Cookie Favors- Momofuku Cookies, Band/DJ- Around Town Entertainment, First Dance Song- “I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice

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Amy Rizzuto is a 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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  1. Ann Beavers says:

    What a lovely story of a beautiful wedding day told in these photographs! The emotions captured forever tell an absolutely timeless story of a most special day!