wedding_new_york Rebecca & Jonathan – A Love Story from New York City

Wedding was at Central Park (Ladies' Pavilion) We are originally from Yorkshire (North of England) and we met at school – we are both teachers and met when both working at the same school. We met in April 2012 and moved to London together in July, 2012. We've been together for 4 years. Together we like to: explore London and the city life, cocktail bars, restaurants, galleries, watching rugby. As we both love good food and drink a lot of our time is spent trying to find the best places in London (and wherever we visit) trying to discover special places.

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Jonathan and I love the hustle and bustle of city life so we knew we wanted to elope and go abroad for a destination wedding. With Jonathan's preference for pace and cities and my love for fashion and all things Carrie Bradshaw, New York was an obvious choice. Planning the wedding was easy- Our travel agents took care of the details and their wedding planners were amazing organising formalities. I am ridiculously fortunate to have fabulous friends and family who made my ideas a reality. Louisa, my NYC guru, arranged for Charlotte Tilbury at Bergdorf and Goodman to do my make up after many phone calls to her worrying about melting mascara, Louisa also found Rocker in Love and gave us the heads up, my mother in law Deborah magicked mini bottles of champagne in brown paper bags for a toast after the ceremony after seeing them on one of my Pinterest boards. Hannah, my London love, who had recently relocated to LA flew in to make sure all the finishing touches were sorted: flowers, nails, shoes, venues. My mum and dad for whom no ridiculous request was a problem. Luckily for me my brother in law Craig is an unbelievable hairdresser so he knew exactly what to do with my tresses in the heat. I had precisely pictured what I wanted to walk down the gravely path wearing but finding my dream get-up was impossible. Until my mentor and friend Pet hooked me up with her best friend- dress maker extraordinaire Jo and her tailor son Jaime who realised my visions. The ceremony was made extra special by close friends and family who travelled 3000 miles to be there, share readings and celebrate with us. After the ceremony we enjoyed in cocktails in grand-central, had a fantastic New York feast courtesy of Uncle Jack's steak house and finished the day with more cocktails at the Pierre Hotel.

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ROCK STARS WEDDING VENDORS

Wedding – Kuoni Weddings (special thanks to Sandy and Marissa) www.kuoni.co.uk/weddings-abroad

Bride and groom wedding outfits – custom made

Bride shoes – Manolo Blahnik Bride www.manoloblahnik.com

Make up – Charlotte Tilbury, Bergdorf Goodman

Bride's hair Craig Simon

Food – Uncle Jack's www.unclejacks.com/

Reception drinks – The Campbell Apartments www.thecampbellnyc.com/

Cocktails – TwoE Bar/Lounge

REBECCA+JONNY THEY SAY