The Beekman Hotel in lower Manhattan feels like the set of a Wes Anderson movie, if he was trying to do a film noir. The hotel as it is now opened in 2016, but the building, which was abandoned 20 years ago and lovingly restored with historical details still intact, dates back to 1883.
It’s pretty magical.
Jason and Susanna chose it to get ready there, and we took advantage of the stunning architecture before heading to nearby City Hall for their ceremony. They described themselves as private people, and opted to have a luxurious elopement experience over a big wedding.
Susanna went with an option I really love: a private elopement plus full wedding gown and bouquet. The gown she chose is from Watters, which she paired with a long veil (I had to include this series of photos of it almost flying away!)
Her flowers were a Marlow bride favourite florist: Rachel Cho, who crafted a classic selection of roses in peaches and pinks. Her shoes were from Vera Wang’s collection.
The couple received special permission to take photos in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center, and we ended our time together with a short session at Bethesda Terrace.