Ashleigh and Cari and their too-cute-for-words daughter Madison, flew in to New York from Florida ready to elope in style. And they did. Cari looked absolutely GQ from the start. Totally smoking in her gray vest and purple tie. And I absolutely loved Ashleigh’s dress because it sort of encapsulates all an elopement can be. It was a freaking CONVERTIBLE dress. How bad ass is that? So for our trip to City Hall, the dress was short, sophisticated, and flirty. Perfect. Tulle was reserved for Madison.
After an victorious exit with Madison from City Hall, Cari and Ashleigh were ready for some romance. They wanted epic shots in quintessentially New York places. We started at the Brooklyn Bridge, where the couple was warmly greeted with congratulations by passers-by. They’d never been to New York, so everything about the experience was new to them, and it was wonderful for me to experience New York, and all its sights and sounds, through their eyes.
Once we got to Central Park the romance kicked into high gear. Ashleigh converted her dress, and all of a sudden their was a delicious swirl of tulle surrounding her. I LOVE tulle. There is so much you can do with a tulle dress to give motion and shape to photographs. It kind of makes me drool. From Bethesda Fountain to Bow Bridge, Cari and Ashleigh kissed and cuddled and made being in love in New York City look fabulous.
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When someone tells me they have a surprise for their spouse beforehand, I get all sweaty and nervous. Can we pull it off? I’m SUPER bad at lying. My nervous, I’m totally lying 100% habit is to smile really big and laugh uncontrollably. Yeah, super slick. Carrie was going to pull off a first dance in central park. I just had to get out of the way and lie through my teeth about needing Ashleigh to…actually I have no idea what I said. I was so focused on distracting her for a minute so that Carrie could run to her bluetooth speakers, press the on button and run back to start her first dance, that I could have said anything. But that moment when the music went on and Ashleigh realized it was music for HER and not random central park music? She burst out smiling and threw her hands around Carrie’s neck. They swayed to the music, somehow not many tourist were nearby, letting the music just fill the air. Yes, they eloped in New York City. But they had their first dance too.