This wedding already took place last year and now it finally hit the blog. Anne & Basti came with their witnesses for three days to New York City. Just a very short amount of time, but if you want to get married in the amazing and vibrant City so badly, then you make it happen.
And where do you get more Big Apple, as in front of the Brooklyn Bridge at Pebble Beach? The weather looked kind of gray and cloudy, but I have to say my photographer heart was jumping for joy, as this kind of weather produces very soft and beautiful light. Most couples think having a very sunny day would be the best, but always think that with a lot of sun a lot of shadows come their way.
I met the couple on day before the elopement in City Hall to get the official Marriage License. And because of their time crunch they booked my Apostille Service. For most of countries outside the US the Apostille is necessary to have the Marriage Certificate officially processed and accepted in their home country. Got the License, ready to get married after 24 hours: check.
The next morning at Pebble Beach with very chilly temperatures outside, but who cares – it’s wedding day. And one special and very personal touch had this wedding: it was one of the first weddings with my wife as Officiant. Since September 2015 she is officially registered and now calling this her most exciting side job, which she mostly performs at the weekends. In this case the little wedding group was complete and we started the ceremony. It was a wonderful, very intimate and romantic elopement just in front of the gorgeous backdrop of Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge and the Downtown New York Skyline. A lot of emotions and tears!
After the “ I do” all the tension and stress fell apart and we started our Photo tour. We did stopped for pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, further our way with the Subway to Grand Central Terminal to finish at Times Square. I really try to tell a story with and for my couples and to incorporate their hobbies or occupations. In this case the two Newlyweds are both police officers. So we had to stop at the NYPD at Times Square to get some pictures with police cars and the officers around.
I can tell it was a wonderful wedding, with tons of impressions through out the day in the city that never sleeps. And I can tell we all have been very very happy with the day but exhausted too. The next day I got the Apostille, one picture from the day before and the newlywed couple went back home. Job done, made new friends and very satisfied with it.