As soon as I met Amy and Ted I felt a connection. They met, as my husband and I did, through their theatre department in college. They moved first to San Francisco and then to New York City together, building their adult lives hand-in-hand. When they decided to get married they didn’t want to have to follow all of the traditional tropes and traditions that society seems to dictate. Amy and Ted wanted a chill and relaxing event with their families and friends, which is exactly what they had.
The day began with Amy and Ted getting ready together in their room at the Walker Hotel. I loved how special this felt—them preparing for their wedding day in the same way they will take on their married life: side-by-side. There was no fussiness or overly stressed moments. It was beautiful and intimate (and peppered with jokes and fun).
We then headed to Haven’s Kitchen to await the gathering family and friends who came together for the lovely ceremony performed by the couple’s dear friend. The rest of the evening was filled with incredible food from the Haven’s Kitchen chefs, a little dancing, and a lot of wonderful intimate conversations between the couple and their guests. This party wasn’t all about getting crazy—it was about connecting on a personal level with the people who had made the journey to celebrate with Amy and Ted. It was a beautiful testament to how a wedding can be just as special, if not more so, when you follow your heart and wishes instead of following all of the trends and traditions.
I felt so lucky to be a part of Amy and Ted’s wedding. I can’t wait to watch them take on every new adventure in their lives in their own style. Wishing you both all the best!