Have you ever kept a big secret? No, I mean a super big secret for more than six months? Well, that's exactly what Jess & Adi did! When Adi asked Jess to marry him earlier this year, he had no idea that their wedding would be taking place six months before their actual wedding in December. A few months into their engagement, Jess decided that she couldn't wait any longer and wanted to elope in July. The couple had Brilliant Event Planning help them pull off their plan. They invited their parents to join them at the Surrey Hotel for a wine tasting but when they walked in the door, they let them in on the secret! There was not a dry eye was in the room. On the rooftop terrace, Jess and Adi read aloud their very touching and tearful vows before exchanging their rings and becoming husband and wife. It was a simple, intimate ceremony and absolutely perfect. Afterwards, we walked through Central Park to take a few photos of the beaming newlyweds. Jess's gorgeous BHLDN Aiguille gown from Anthropologie looked like it was made for her! She even helped to design her own bouquet and boutonniere for Adi. Love in Central Park is simply amazing. I am so honored to have been there to photograph & witness their amazing elopement. Congratulations to Jess & Adi!!
// Vendors // Brides Dress - BHLDN Aiguille Gown from Anthropologie // Hotel - Surrey Hotel // Hair - Facetime Beauty // Wedding Planner - Brilliant Event Planning //
I am so excited to finally share my sweet couples gorgeous central park elopement on Monday. I have been keeping this secret for almost six whole (and long) months! Wishing you a happy friday & lovely weekend! xo, Jainé
Last year, I bought The New York Times 36 hours (USA & Canada edition) book as a gift for my husband. I loved the idea of having the full 36 hours travel series in one location - brilliant! We actually did a lot of traveling this year and used this book often. I was in Nashville, St. Louis and Montreal for destination weddings. Traveled to Las Vegas for WPPI and we even used it for our local trips to Maryland, Rhode Island and New York. Next up, the Europe edition. Yay!
The warm September sun, specialty cocktails and a sentimental pier in Greenpoint, is what makes Adrienne and Steve's engagement session so special. We visited the same pier where Steve proposed to Adrienne, just a few months prior, to ask her to be his wife. (So sweet!!) Adrienne & Steve constantly make each other laugh, smile and all around happy which is what love is all about. We ended their engagement session at Alameda, one of their favorite places in Brooklyn to stop in for a quick drink or bowl of mussels. It was so much fun spending the afternoon with these two and I'm so excited to photograph their wedding next year. Enjoy!