If you’re planning to elope, there’s two locations that are a must… Las Vegas or Manhattan! I should know because I myself eloped with my handsome husband five years ago at City Hall in Manhattan. We donned our finest duds, grabbed a witness off the busy streets, and said our “I dos” before heading out for a fun night on the town. It was spontaneous and ridiculously romantic. But most importantly, it was just what we wanted. So if you’re not one to crave all the hoopla of a large wedding, mix up a classic Manhattan cocktail and consider today’s beautiful nuptials. Photographer Sascha Reinking sets the scene:
CLASSIC MANHATTAN COCKTAIL
- 3 ounces of rye whiskey
- 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Mix the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters in a shaker with one ice cube. Stir (don’t shake).
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with the maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
The New York elopement of Anne and Grant. What an amazing day it was. Cold…but amazing! These two made their way from Canada to the ‘Big Apple’ to get hitched in style. Anne impressed in her vintage wedding dress and Grant looked dapper in his blue suite. My wife Jackie officiated the ceremony at their hotel suite and off we went to take their wedding photos around town. We started the day in Central Park which, due to the cold, was really empty that day and that was just what we were looking for. We walked past the Gapstow Bridge, took photos in front of the skyline, walked through the The Mall and Literary Walk and ended up at Bethesda Terrace. It was glorious…but cold (Did I mention it was also COLD?!). So for the next stop we decided on an indoor location so we could warm up. We made our way to Grand Central Terminal and after 15 minutes we were able to feel our faces again. We ended with some beautiful portraits of the newlyweds at this magnificent train station before Anne and Grant made their way to a well deserved meal.
Photographer: Sascha Reinking Photography//Event Venue: eventi hotel Submitted via Two Bright Lights