CENTRAL PARK BOATHOUSE WEDDING: MELISSA + MIKE

Classically Fun Central Park Boathouse Wedding

You can’t get much more perfect than Central Park in the summer! Melissa and Mike’s fun-filled Central Park Boathouse wedding was truly such an incredible celebration! From the personal vows exchanged as the sun set over Central Park, to the love and joy that could be felt from having family and friends in one room, everything really did come together perfectly.

NYC Wedding Getting Ready Photos

Melissa and her bridesmaids began the day at The Maxwell Hotel. The girls had so much fun getting ready together in the cutest floral robes! I loved the soft pink mismatched bridesmaid dresses Melissa chose to go along with her shimmering BHLDN wedding gown. Melissa’s friends surrounded her with love and excitement as they helped her into her gorgeous Jimmy Choos. Just around the corner, Mike was spending the morning with his groomsmen at The Kimberly Hotel! The guys were joined by a very special guest: Lucy, the couple’s sweet pup!

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NYC Skyline First Look

After a fun-filled wedding morning, Melissa made her way to the Kimberly Hotel rooftop. The views were absolutely stunning!  As soon as Mike turned around, he was in awe of his beautiful bride! The moment was intimate, emotional, and filled with so much joy! Melissa and Mike enjoyed a moment alone before traveling to Central Park for more beautiful wedding photos.

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Gorgeous Wedding Photos in Central Park

This sunny August day was perfect for Melissa and Mike’s gorgeous Central Park Boathouse wedding photos! The park was full of lush greens and warm sunshine. Melissa and Mike walked hand-in-hand to some of their favorite spots: the Bethesda Steps, Bow Bridge, and Bethesda Fountain. Their pup Lucy joined in for some cute family photos, too! After capturing wedding day portraits together, Melissa and Mike joined their bridal party and families for some fun group photos.

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Central Park Boathouse Wedding Ceremony

After a sweet and sunny afternoon, it was finally time for Melissa and Mike’s Central Park Boathouse wedding ceremony! Lucy was the cutest dog flower girl ever! Love and joy filled the room as Melissa and Mike shared their vows to one another and celebrated their marriage with a kiss and cheers!

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Cute Pup Joins the Celebration

Before kicking off their wedding reception, Melissa and Mike had another milestone to celebrate! It was their dog Lucy’s first birthday! Sweet Lucy enjoyed her very own dog cake to a chorus of happy birthday from all the guests at cocktail hour. She even wore a cute pink party hat! I loved seeing how much Melissa and Mike adore their pup – they’re the sweetest little family together!

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Perfectly Classic Central Park Boathouse Wedding Reception

Melissa and Mike’s Central Park Boathouse wedding reception was filled with classic New York style. The glow of the white candles sparkled like the city lights and the greenery accents brought the beauty of Central Park indoors. After their first dance, Melissa and Mike joined their friends and family to celebrate on the dance floor all night!

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Wedding Photos in Central Park at Night

One of my favorite moments of Melissa and Mike’s joyful wedding day was their intimate nighttime portraits in Central Park. The pathways were silent as Melissa and Mike soaked in their newlywed bliss and revisited some of their favorite iconic Central Park spots. They joined hands and walked through the beautiful Bethesda Terrace Arcade, pausing to share the most joyful kiss.

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Thank You

 

Thank you Melissa and Mike for choosing me as your Central Park Boathouse wedding photographer!  I loved capturing these beautiful moments for you and am honored to help you relive the memories of your gorgeous classic NYC wedding for years to come!

 

The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Venue- Central Park Boathouse, Hair Stylist- Stacy (Styles on B), Hair Colorist- Sam (Tease Group), Make-up Artist- Starr (Glamsquad), Invitations- Minted, Florist- Lennox Hill Florist, Wedding Dress- BHLDN, Bridesmaid Dresses- various, Shoes- Jimmy Choo, DJ- DJ MKL (Jarrell Entertainment), First Dance Song- “All of Me” by John Legend

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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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