Good morning! Today I’ve got a bright and beautiful intimate wedding for you from the Big Apple. Krina and Pratik are just my kind of couple! They were married in Shakespeare’s Garden in Central Park surrounded by their immediate family, then took fun and vibrant portraits in the park and the Tribeca neighbourhood. The day wrapped up with a private dinner at a local restaurant. I love how they put their wedding together. Enjoy the gorgeous images of this Central Park wedding by De Nueva Photography!
I love everything about this wedding, from the couple’s attire to the ceremony setup, to the beautiful brooch bouquet. I had to know more, and asked them a few questions:
What inspired the look and feel of your wedding day?
Pratik and I were both raised Hindu but we wanted to have a civil ceremony without all the craziness of a huge Indian wedding – something intimate and in New York City where we met, fell in love, and where he proposed to me! Central Park is about as New York as you can get – we let the beauty of the park speak for itself. We were happy without any décor since Shakespeare Garden in Central Park was already filled with gorgeous flowers and greenery. For outfits, we wanted something very simple with just a pop of color. Red is an important color in South Asian weddings so we added hints of red in our outfits (belts, shoes, ties) which also helped our outfits coordinate with each other.
What was your favourite part of the day?
The ceremony was beautiful (thankfully we had great weather) and the dinner was delicious BUT we really had fun taking pictures around the park and around Tribeca in New York City. Our photographer Nicki was amazing and found really cool and unique places for photo-ops. We met in New York, fell in love in New York and wanted to pay homage to the great city that gave us so many memories. Nicki was able to capture that sentiment to a T!
Did you have any Do it Yourself (DIY) projects?
I made my own bouquet out of brooches that were gifted to me by every female in my family and all of my close friends. I sent out an email about 2 months before the wedding date and my family and friends were so receptive to the idea! Since we were having an incredibly small civil ceremony, it was important for me to find a way to include those who wouldn’t be in attendance. Everyone that I asked sent me a brooch and I was able to make a gorgeous brooch bouquet that I now display proudly in my home. I wrapped the handle of the bouquet in my late-grandmother’s handkerchief and added a piece of my other grandmother’s jewelry to it – it was important that their spirit was with me that day!
A wedding can be stressful – but don’t let it get the best of you! Make cuts where you have to but don’t feel bad splurging on things you really want. For us, we wanted really great photos and a great venue. Fortunately, Central Park is free, so we were able to spend a little more on a fantastic photographer. We also splurged on dinner since it was just with our family and were happy to pay for the intimacy of a private dinner!
Thank you to Krina and Pratik for sharing your beautiful and touching day with us. Congratulations on your wedding and best wishes for a happy life together! Thank you to De Nueva Photography for the gorgeous submission. I’m officially in love with Central Park weddings.
Photographer: Nicki Fietzer of De Nueva Photography // Venue: Central Park Shakespeare Garden // Officiant: Reverend Lawrence Grecco // Brooch bouquet: DIY // Private dinner: Mehtaphor Restaurant // Submitted via Two Bright Lights