Marriage Ceremony at Grand Central (Bonus: wedding photos in Tudor City Gardens)

J+J are wise.  They wanted a true elopement: in fact, when the bride saw someone she knew in Grand Central, she darted back up the stairs until the groom conveyed to their friend with a little white lie and the friend left.  (Yes, “for real.”)  Grand Central was a natural choice: they danced for the first time there.  It offers shelter from rain and a great background for a NYC elopement. Plus, the air conditioning is a welcome relief from the sun.

Fittingly, this couple choose “Perhaps Love” by John Denver as their wedding reading.

“Perhaps love is like a resting place–a shelter from the storm. It exists to give you comfort. It is there to keep you warm. And in those times of trouble –when you are most alone–the memory of love will bring you home. Perhaps love is like a window—perhaps an open door. It invites you to come closer. It wants to show you more. And even if you lose yourself–and don’t know what to do–the memory of love will see you through. Oh, love to some is like a cloud–to some as strong as steel–for some a way of living–for some a way to feel. And some say love is holding on. And some say letting go. And some say love is everything. And some say they don’t know. Perhaps love is like the ocean–full of conflict, full of change–like a fire when it’s cold outside. Or thunder when it rains. If I should live forever–and all my dreams come true—my memories of love will be of you.”

Afterwards, Liam (photographer) took them to Tudor City Gardens, a quaint spot for a quiet (a/k/a no tours meandering) photo session.  It’d also be a beautiful space for a wedding ceremony.

Judie and Liam
J and I can never fully thank you for creating what was to us the perfect day. It went beyond what we could imagine in terms of simplicity,beauty and joy. In no small part because of the lovely ceremony and photos. Thank you. We are eternally grateful.

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