CENTRAL PARK CHERRY BLOSSOM BRIDAL PORTRAITS WITH EMILY

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!

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

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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