An Empire Hotel Rooftop Wedding

Wide shot of ceremony at an Empire Hotel rooftop wedding

If you’ve never been up to the roof of the Empire Hotel in NYC, do yourself a favor a make a trip this summer your top priority.  It’s an absolutely lovely view, and a great place to have a drink (or even a wedding!).  Nicole and Brian certainly thought so, and I am happy to share photos from their recent Empire Hotel rooftop wedding.

Bride and groom standing in front of Lincoln Center

For Nicole and Brian, their wedding day was a long time coming. Though they lived in Orlando at the same time and even went to the same college, it wasn’t until a fateful vacation in 2005 that cupid struck.  A mutual friend introduced them in New York City, and that was it.  As Nicole puts it, “they haven’t been apart since.”  And since NYC is where they met, it only made sense that this is the place they would say ‘I do.’

Nicole and her bridesmaids looked great dresses by J. Crew, while Rocco’s in the West Village provided the cake.  Check out the pics from this low key, high style couple!

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