A NY Winter Wedding
Kaytlin and Jacob kicked off the New Year with a beautiful January wedding. You may remember them from their Central Park engagement photos where they spent a crisp autumn afternoon playing in the park’s piles of golden leaves. I had so much fun with them that day that I couldn’t help but look forward to their NY winter wedding!
I met the bride and groom at the Glen Island Harbour Club while they were each getting ready in separate rooms. Kaytlin and her bridesmaids were having a wonderful time putting the finishing touches on their wedding looks. The bridesmaids were elegant in their black gowns and Kaytlin’s Augusta Jones “Ali” gown was total perfection with its scalloped neckline and intricate lace. Soon she was ready for her First Look.
Jacob stood outside, looking out over the water and contemplating his happily ever after with Kaytlin when she snuck up behind him and gently tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around and broke into a mammoth smile while pulling his bride into his arms. They stood there for quite some time, taking in the moment and offering me a set of sweet and personal photos. They eventually broke from their bubble and posed for the camera while Kaytlin’s veil blew in the wind. As you can see, it was one of those incredibly picturesque New York days!
From there I followed them inside for the Tisch and Bedeken ceremonies. Jacob, along with the males of the families, sat for a reception and signed the Ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract). The matriarchs of the two families joined forces to break a ceremonial plate, and then Jacob veiled his bride.
Once these traditional Jewish wedding ceremonies had been completed, it was time for the bride and groom to meet under the Chuppah to say their “I do’s”. The families walked Jacob and Kaytlin to the ethereal canopy that represented the home that they will build together, and everyone took their places. The Glen Island Harbour Club had breathtaking panoramic views, creating a backdrop of watery blues to this spectacular wedding. They spoke beautiful vows, exchanged rings and Jacob stomped a glass before they officially became husband and wife!
The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour while the bride and groom took a little breather in the Yichud room. We did their stunning wedding portraits before the couple made their entrance to the grand ballroom and the reception began. Between dancing the Hora and dining on delicious food, there were plenty of toasts and well wishes from family and friends. They cut the awe-inspiring fondant quilted wedding cake made by World of Chantilly (who specializes in Kosher desserts) shortly before their guests bid them farewell and sent them off to begin their lives as husband and wife. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen so many smiles in one place! This was a truly joyous evening and I’m so thankful that I was able to spend it with them.
Congratulations, Kaytlin and Jacob!