downtown manhattan intimate wedding dinner photos by NYC elopement photographer Sarah Sayeed

    Intimate Manhattan Wedding | NYC Wedding Photographer

    Like so many couples this year, Carly & Phil’s original wedding plans were dashed by a global pandemic. They canceled their original wedding and planned a new intimate Manhattan wedding. Their wedding ceremony in Battery Park was broadcast over Zoom to everyone who couldn’t be there. After they tied the knot, they celebrated with an intimate dinner celebration with their closest family and friends on the 23rd floor in downtown Manhattan.

    This wedding day was a perfect example of how a small wedding can be just as beautifully styled as a big one. Jenni with Wisteria Flowers and Marissa with Brox Events really put together an exquisite tablescape for the intimate dinner. It was just as gorgeous as any setting I’ve seen at a “big” wedding, and set the perfect romantic tone for the dinner. (And as you’ll see I couldn’t stop photographing every angle of the arrangement – it was just too good!)

    Carly made a brilliant city bride – channeling some serious Sex in the City vibes whilst stepping out of the car as her soon-to-be husband saw her in her gorgeous Marchesa gown for the first time. One of my favorite photos from the day is her in her wedding dress and sunglasses, casually checking her phone. She looks like a celebrity.

    More than all the gorgeous details – Carly & Phil’s day was truly JOYFUL. It was a ton of fun!! Since it was a small wedding, I got the chance to know everyone by name, chat a bit and get to know their families. They were all so welcoming and loving, and I felt like an old family friend by the end of the night. I loved seeing how much time Carly & Phil got to spend talking and joking with their families and closest friends, it made me so happy to see them relax into their wedding day and enjoy every moment!

    I know it’s not the wedding they had originally envisioned, but their intimate Manhattan wedding was so meaningful and FUN for everyone there, and it was unquestionably perfect. I’m so pumped that I get to photograph lots of small, intimate weddings this year!

    See another gorgeous intimate New York City wedding here.

    I loved working with these amazing vendors for this perfect day:

    Wedding Planner – Brox Events

    Wedding Cake – Flour Shop

    Bride’s Dress Designer – Marchesa Bridal

    Florist – Wisteria Flowers and Gifts

    Hair Artist – Shana DeAndre

    Makeup Artist – Kimi Duncan

    Catering – STE EVENTS

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    July 23, 2020