Frank and Jennifer hail from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer told me, “Frank proposed at our favorite French restaurant with my ring sitting in between the layers of a macaron...sweet.”
After a lot of paperwork mishaps, including attempting to get married in Rome, they finally decided to elope to one of their favourite cities in the United States: New York. They wrote, “We have been to NYC a few times together, and the city holds many special memories for us. Are you available?”
I am so glad I was.
We started at one of the best hotels in NYC in my opinion, ESPECIALLY if you’re planning a winter elopement: the Ludlow. The sunny rooms and roaring fireplace in the lobby make it a warm respite from the cold, and they treat their guests so well. They had their first look in the lobby.
Amanda Thesen did Jennifer’s makeup, and Jill Gaynor created her stunning winter white bouquet. She also wore her own mother’s pearls. Frank had a surprise up his sleeve, too: a set of yellow diamond drop earrings for Jennifer, to match her yellow diamond engagement ring that he actually got after they landed in NYC.
Nicely done, sir.
Their officiant was the best person I know, Marley from Married By Marley, who conducted their ceremony lakeside in Central Park.
Wisely, Jennifer brought a pair of snug boots to wear between our photo shoot locations, even though she is rocking the Louboutins in her photos! Good thing, too, as we went all of New York City: Greenwich Village, Central Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. These two opted for my largest elopement package: six hours! We ended on the Brooklyn Bridge right after sunset where it was cold and incredibly beautiful.