Irish couple Edel and William were the first couple to take us up on our new elopement wedding package. Edel first contacting me in March, they booked their flights towards the end of April and they got married at the end of May, so the whole process took a little over two months.
Edel and William met almost eleven years ago on New Year’s Day in local pub. They got engaged at Christmas in 2016. Their wedding took place on Bow Bridge with just the two of them. Our elopement package comes with one hour of photography so their photographer was their witness.
They had been thinking of getting married close to their home in Ireland in December but in the end they decided that eloping suited them better. They had considered Spain and Italy but chose New York because they hadn’t been before and it was a city that had always wanted to visit. “We emailed yourself at Wed in Central Park and straight away you were so helpful,” said Edel. The ease of planning a wedding in New York compared to Spain or Italy helped them make the decision!
On the morning of the wedding, heavy rain was forecast for the afternoon, so we decided to have a change of plan and move the location of the ceremony to be underneath Bethesda Terrace. Our photographer met them at the entrance to the park and walked in with them, and in the end, the rain held off and they were able to get married on Bow Bridge and enjoy the lovely view from there as planned.
We kept the ceremony short and sweet for the couple. “We chose Bow Bridge for our ceremony location as it just looked so beautiful overlooking the Lake,” said Edel. And it didn’t disappoint in the day.
They kept the elopement a secret, “we told our families when we came back to Ireland,” Edel told me. “They couldn’t have been happier for us,” she said. I asked Edel how we did and she said that we all made their low-key relaxed elopement extra special. “The lovely lady who performed the ceremony made us so relaxed, and the photographer who was also our witness was fantastic, a very big thank you to you all,” she said.
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