April and Hugo’s Wedding Underneath Bethesda Terrace

April and Hugo got married underneath Bethesda Terrace in June.  April comes from Harrisburg Pennsylvania, and Hugo originally comes from Mexico, but was living in the Bronx, New York City when they met. Now the couple live together in Harrisburg.

They met four years ago at the garage when April’s car broke down.  What might have seemed like bad luck for April turned out to be the best of luck for them both!  Hugo proposed on Mother’s Day 2020.  He had been in the hospital, sick with Covid and he popped the question when he came home.  Hugo being in hospital had led to a big step in their relationship; April had to almost take on the role of his wife to make all of the decisions for him while he was so sick.  Her mom and son were there when he proposed.  Of course, April said yes!  I asked why getting married was important to them and April said “for us, it was important to be married to show us as a family, in the eyes of the lord and the world.”

They considered tying the knot at April’s local church but they decided they wanted to get married in New York, since it is where April’s late father is from.  April was happy with the decision, “it’s a beautiful place,” she said.  “I had never been inside of Central Park before, I had only seen it in movies,” she added.

So, they chose the most famous part of Central Park for their ceremony – Bethesda Terrace.  April’s brother gave her away.  We kept the ceremony quite short with traditional vows. I asked April where he favorite photos were taken, she said they were all her favorites!  Their photographer Jakub Redziniak took them around the area close to where they had the ceremony for their portrait photo session. 

They had eighteen guests – all close family members.  April said the wedding was quite different than what her family were expecting!  She wore a dark green/teal gown, since green is her favourite color.  She did look stunning in such a unique wedding dress.  The bridesmaids were also in teal.  All the dresses were purchased from David’s Bridal in April’s hometown.  April carried a beautiful bouquet of red and white roses and sunflowers.

After taking photos around Bethesda Terrace and Fountain photographer Jakub took them up to Cherry Hill and put them in to a horse and carriage ride.  Then they all went for dinner at Angelo’s Coal Oven Pizzeria on West 57th Street, which is very close to Central Park. 

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