Ashley and Tyler

New York, New York

 

 

Photography | Everly Studios | @everlystudios

Location | Central Park

Gown Salon | Town & Country Bridal | @townandcountrybridal

Men’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse | @menaswearhouse

Ring Designer | Deluca’s Jewelry @delucasjewelry

From the Photographer

After being together for over a decade, these two Louisiana-based childhood sweethearts decided that they wanted a celebration that was just for them — and they found it in a secret New York City elopement over Christmastime. Without telling anyone, the pair said their vows in an intimate ceremony in Central Park, then headed to Rockefeller Center for twinkly lights and winter wonderland goodness (extra props to the bride for wearing white Sperry boots on the frosted terrain, then changing into her Badgley Mischkas when we left the park!).

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

We wanted an intimate, private ceremony during Christmas time. There’s no better place than New York during that time of year.

 

Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

We chose a naturally picturesque location for our ceremony, so no decorations were necessary.

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

Our photographer was amazing! She perfectly captured our wedding day in the most beautiful way – not just for my husband and I, but for our family and friends also.

 

Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

Although we eloped, I wanted an actual wedding dress, which was realistic to pack in my luggage, as we flew to New York from Louisiana. My husband and I both wanted a traditional and timeless look. I chose a white, long-sleeved dress with lace detailing at the top, and a long train. My husband chose a black suit, with a white shirt, and a black bow-tie.

 

How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met in Ms. Meyer’s 8th Grade English Class when we were randomly assigned to do a biography on each other’s life – little did we know! Tyler proposed at the reception of my best friend’s wedding; we have been best friends since we were 13 years old, and she insisted on being a part of our special day. Instead of her throwing the bouquet, she handed it to me and Tyler proposed.

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

Being able to spend the entire day together, and really just focus on us. Not to mention the beautiful snow squall 6 hours after we got married. We don’t get snow often in Southeast Louisiana.