Liz & Jim: A NYC City Hall Wedding

Bride and groom portrait after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams
I just photographed the NYC City Hall wedding Liz and Jim — a great couple who, like most New Yorkers, met and fell in love online.  Their reception was held at the Capital Grille, located in the Chrysler Building.  This is a very old school place, with waiters who have made a career out of excellent service.  The food was outstanding.  The most unique part of the reception was Liz’s DIY wine bottle centerpieces, the inspiration of which she found on the Martha Stewart Weddings blog.
Bride and groom portrait after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams
From a ski trip to Okemo Mountain in Vermont to several trips to Tampa, Florida, their courtship involved a host of adventures.  All of these fun trips then became the labels on the wine bottles, personalized with a description of the place why it meant so much to Liz and Jim.  These bottles served as a great way for guests to find their seats versus the old standby of boring table numbers.  To add another personal touch, the pair had additional wine bottles on the table that presented guests with a special drink menu of customized cocktails– fancy a ‘Liztini’ or a ‘Jimlet’?  The couple’s favorite wine—Root : 1, which they’ve has been present at all momentous occasions throughout their relationship—was the wine of choice for the reception centerpieces.  Enjoy the pics!

The information sign at a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Comparing shoes before a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Wedding rings for a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Dapper father of the bride in a fedora at a NYC City Hall wedding

Bride and groom waiting for their NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride, groom, and mother of the bride before a NYC City Hall wedding

 

Guests waiting for a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Guests waiting for a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Guests waiting for a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

The officiant at a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Kiss during a ceremony at a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Little girl sniffing the bouquet at a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Hugging after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Taking photos after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

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Bride and groom portrait after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Battery Park after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Battery Park after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Battery Park after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Battery Park after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Grand Central after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Grand Central after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Grand Central after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Grand Central after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait in Grand Central after a NYC City Hall wedding, by Kelly Williams

Toast at a Capital Grill wedding reception, by Kelly Williams

Guest enjoying a Capital Grill wedding reception, by Kelly Williams

Guests enjoying a Capital Grill wedding reception, by Kelly Williams

Groom enjoying his Capital Grill wedding reception, by Kelly Williams


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