Central Park Boathouse Vintage Autumn Wedding
We're so excited to share our October wedding at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park encompassing so many of our favorite things: vibrant color, creative styling, lush florals and touches of New York City classics! Shira Weinberger Photography captured the day just perfectly.
Kim, a literary agent and writer, came to us several months before her wedding with a clear vision - a Central Park wedding full of bright autumn colors that would be both whimsical and classically New York and a desire for personal touches alluding to her and Charlie's personalities and interests like books, vintage cars, chess, travel, and fun foods, as well as an ode to the beauty of Central Park. To make that vision come to life we teamed up with Ovando and some of New York City's best wedding vendors - keep reading for the full rundown!
Kim and Charlie's wedding day began at The Highline Hotel where Kim and her bridesmaids dressed in muted shades of pinks, lavender, creams and blues to bring out the pink tones in Kim's flowy Leanne Marshall gown. The bridal bouquet was a lush blend of bright oranges, yellows and greens and was complemented by white rose and orange dahlia bridesmaid bouquets. For their portraits, Kim and Charlie rode in their vintage NYC taxi and took pictures at The Highline.
Soon after, guests were transported through Central Park via trolley and arrived to the Boathouse's entryway covered in wild greenery and touches of floral as well as an adorable hot pretzel stand serving Sigmund's Pretzels. Inside the venue stood a birch chuppah covered asymmetrically with colorful blooms, and an aisle of overgrowing grasses.
Vintage touches were found throughout from the escort table full of vintage books, chess pieces and NYC taxis to an old globe used as a guestbook. On the center of each dinner table was a lush floral arrangement full of dahlias, roses and wildflowers in a variety of colors. Vintage postcards we used in lieu of table numbers and Central Park-inspired menus were designed and illustrated by Katie Fischer Design, sitting atop hand dyed shibori napkins.
A freestanding trellis covered with greenery and white floral hung over the dance floor, and those who needed a break from dancing enjoyed a vintage inspired lounge from Patina Rentals . The incredible cake was created by Nine Cakes, and to end the night guests were given Insomnia Cookies and cotton candy straight from a cart.