The weather driving to Beth and Alan’s Battery Gardens wedding was less than ideal. Dark grey skies, sporadic downpours, and lots of wind. Luckily by the time Beth and Alan were both dressed and ready to start their wedding day the rain stopped and the wind ceased.
Beth is a very simple girl. It doesn’t take much to make her happy and yet I was obsessed with all of her little details. Her vintage jewelry, the simple flowers in her hair, and gorgeous lace gown. The gowns train was originally much longer but Beth knew she wanted to keep it simple and easy to get around in. I think it was the absolute perfect length.
Alan got ready at a hotel nearby with his parents and sister. Much like his other half, Alan is a simple man. After hearing the speeches during the reception I learned that he has always done what he was told and is a rule follower. Beth and Alan from the beginning have been such an easy couple to talk to and coordinate with that I totally got that vibe, too.
Bringing an umbrella “just in case” we head out to Battery Park for the first look. This is probably in my top three moments of the wedding day.
I love the way Alan’s suit looks against the spring green. Mom’s couldn’t help but watch these sweet moments through the venue window.
This scene was straight out of a Disney movie. I had just posed Beth and Alan in this gorgeous pathway and a squirrel ran up to them. I didn’t think the squirrel would come right onto Beth’s dress, but he did! After a few moments he moved to a nearby bench to watch what was going on.
Seriously this lace train is everything! So delicate and beautiful! And this location – swooning over here!
You know I am a sucker for details. The overcast skies created the best lighting for their portraits, I was in heaven.
The blushing bride and the handsome groom.
Couldn’t photograph in Battery Park without stopping at the Seaglass Carousel! Family and friends joined us shortly after outside for some formal portraits.
The florist, Fleur du Mois, did an amazing job with the chuppah and reception centerpieces. These spring florals were even more beautiful in person.
Time to get married! Because of the rain we had to have the ceremony indoors but I am not complaining. The second floor of the venue had these big windows that overlooked Battery Park and the bay. You could even see the Statue of Liberty (very small of course)
I loved the pops of color the centerpieces brought to the tables. Each one was a little different but just as stunning as the next.
All of the parents and siblings have a toast to the newlyweds. Everyone is in agreement they are soulmates and are a perfect pair. One of the mothers even said that the bride and groom would have been perfectly content eating PB&J on their wedding day as long as their friends and family were there.
Congratulations Beth, Alan, and their families. I am so happy to have been a part of your special day! Cheers!
Photography | Britt Lee wedding & portrait photography
Venue | Battery Gardens Restaurant
Wedding Dress | Bliss Bridal
Florist | Fleurs du Mois