M+M | Central Park Elopement

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Hailing from Ireland, these parents of soon-to-be-two came to New York City and eloped in Central Park's Ladies Pavilion, in a wedding ceremony officiated by Judie Guild. In attendance was their tiny son, who watched the emotional ceremony from his nearby stroller. Fun fact: that kiss pictured above was not the "you may now kiss the bride" part - he just snuck one in mid-ceremony! Judie laughed and said it was fine. After all, eloping is about what makes you happy.

They picked what we *thought* would be a mild day, but the temperature on this early September afternoon soared unexpectedly to the early 90's / early 30's, and we were surprised. My main concern, of course, was the five-months-pregnant bride, but she navigated through her wedding photos around Central Park like a trooper.

By the end, though, she'd decided walking had become uncomfortable. I sprinted ahead to hail a pedicab driver to whisk them out of Central Park to catch a cab. I love those pedicab guys; they're so fun.

Congratulations to you both, and good luck with that baby!

p.s. Her stunning elopement bridal bouquet is by Starbright Floral Designs.