Stunning Loeb Boathouse Central Park Wedding
Does it get more romantic than Central Park in the rain?! It rained all day for Emily and Mark’s Loeb Boathouse Central Park wedding, but this could not wash away the joy from this sweet couple or their guests! Every moment of the day was filled with smiles, laughter, and love. Emily and Mark’s excitement was contagious and made their wedding truly special! It’s impossible to sum up such a beautiful occasion into one word, but if I had to pick a single word to describe Emily and Mark’s wedding day, it would be JOY!
Emily and Mark’s Love Story
Emily and Mark have the most beautiful love story! Mark proposed to Emily in 2017 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. I had the most wonderful time in Central Park with Emily last spring! I captured the most beautiful cherry blossom bridal portraits with her! Even months before her wedding, Emily could not contain her joy at marrying her best friend Mark!
Getting Ready at the Park Lane Hotel
Despite the rain clouds, joy shone throughout the Park Lane Hotel as Emily and Mark each got ready surrounded by their family and friends! I loved capturing all the thoughtful details for their day – the taxi cookies were adorable! Emily’s bridesmaids surprised her with the sweetest photo album, and Emily’s sheer happiness brought tears to my eyes! There was so much love! Emily slipped into her gorgeous Catherine Dean wedding dress and shared an emotional embrace with her mother, father, and sister. After the finishing touches were done, Emily and Mark were ready to see each other for the first time on their wedding day!
Sweet First Look
We were blessed to find a beautifully decorated hall in the Park Lane Hotel where Emily and Mark had their first look. Emily approached Mark and you could feel the excitement buzzing in the air! Mark’s face lit up the moment his saw his future wife! I loved the sweet, silly moments between Emily and Mark as they took in the beauty of their wedding day! After sharing some time together, Emily and Mark hopped in a cab, hand-in-hand, to travel to Central Park.
Rainy Wedding Day Photos in Central Park
After capturing Emily and Mark’s gorgeous rainy wedding day photos, I am convinced that rain on your wedding day is good luck! The cloudy skies made for the softest, most romantic light. The greenery in the park came alive and Emily and Mark looked absolutely dazzling! This sweet couple were such good sports, making the most of their special day despite the raindrops! I loved the clear umbrellas they chose for their bridal party and had so much fun coming up with some creative rainy wedding day photo ideas for them!
Bridal Party Performance
Emily played Glinda in Wicked on Broadway and many of the guests were her fellow stars! When we got caught under Bethesda Terrace in a downpour, this talented bridal party broke out in song, putting on an impromptu performance of “Seasons of Love” for the groups of tourists seeking shelter from the rain. It truly was a magical day!
Loeb Boathouse Central Park Wedding Ceremony
After a magical day, it was finally time for Emily and Mark’s Loeb Boathouse Central Park wedding ceremony! Mark’s groomsmen and family prayed over him before they walked down the aisle. Joy filled the room the moment Emily entered with her father! The ceremony was filled with so many sweet, emotional moments and was the perfect way for Emily and Mark to begin their marriage!
Joyful Central Park Boathouse Reception
Following their beautiful ceremony, it was time for Emily and Mark to celebrate with their family and friends! Their Central Park Boathouse reception was filled with twinkling lights, soft candles, and gorgeous white blossoms. I loved the cute dog treat favors Emily and Mark gave to their guests on behalf of their own pup!
Gorgeous Backlit Wedding Night Portraits
After dancing the night away with their loved ones, Emily and Mark returned to Bethesda Terrace. They posed for the most beautiful backlit wedding night portraits as the rain fell, both smiling wide and thrilled to begin their lives as husband and wife!
Emily and Mark, thank you so much for choosing me to capture the joy of your Loeb Boathouse Central Park wedding! It was such a blessing to witness your love and faith, and I wish you so much happiness together!
The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Venue- Loeb Boathouse, Venue Coordinators- Mary Hines + James McGovern, Getting Ready Location- Park Lane Hotel, Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist- Rob Harmon, Invitations- Events, Florist- Lenox Hill Florist, Wedding Dress- Catherine Deane, Bridesmaid Dresses- Jenny Yoo, Shoes- Badgley Mischka, Videographer- McKenzie Miller Films, Cake- Butterfly Bakeshop, DJ- DJ Jon Blak (Scratch Weddings), Photobooth- We Love Photobooths, First Dance Song- “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
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Amy Rizzuto is a New York City wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
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