Karen & Ted’s City Hall Wedding

Well, this is a first: I got to serve as a witness at a City Hall wedding!  I had the pleasure of photographing Karen & Ted, who finally got married at City Hall after many long distance years together.  Their wedding was lovely, but unfortunately, due to travel entanglements the friend who was supposed to visit with them as their wedding witness could not attend.  So I stepped in and did double duty both clicking away and signing my name on the dotted line.  Seriously, this was one of my most fun moments as a wedding photographer.  Since it was just us three, we decided to go to the Brooklyn Bridge afterwards to take a few shots.  Enjoy the photos!

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


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Chris & Lisa: A City Hall Wedding

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The whole family came together to celebrate the recent wedding of Chris and Lisa at City Hall.  The wait wasn’t too long, and the couple said their ‘I do’s’ surrounded by love.  As the photos indicate, this is a fun couple who loves to laugh.  Most importantly, they were ready to get on to the party, so we kept the photos afterwards to a minimum by going just to the little wedding garden and to the main City Hall building.  Enjoy the pics.

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams


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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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Seda & Omer: A Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I recently had the great honor of photographing the wedding of Seda and Omer at their Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding.  They are a lovely couple who were joined by Omer’s sister (and wedding witness!), Layla, as they patiently waited for their number to be called.  The whole process took approximately one hour on a Friday morning.  The lesson here is that if you are going to get marriage at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau on a Friday, then make sure you get there early.  Weddings taking place in the afternoon can include a wait of two hours or more.

After the brief ceremony, we took some portraits both in the wedding garden, located just outside of the City Clerk’s office and on the steps of the NYC courthouse.  Enjoy the photos!

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Filling out paperwork at a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Waiting for a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding to take place, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portrait after a Manhattan Marriage Bureau wedding, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


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