We are planning an intimate wedding on the west coast, so we wanted to put together a little engagement party to celebrate with a larger group of friends in New York. We looked at several locations before the idea of an evening on a yacht popped up. We knew we really wanted an outdoor party – and what better place than out in the fresh air on the Hudson River. The evening was perfect, with the most beautiful pink sunset. It was so fun to be able to mix our dinner party with an outdoor activity. When you have friends like Sierra and Juliet from Poppies & Posies, and Kerry & Bobbie for hair and makeup, and Betsy’s amazing strawberry shortcake cakes, there’s really no need to plan anything – they show up and do what they do best and voila – amazing, beautiful night!

The overall theme of the night was a chic, NY summer evening. I found a tailored Trina Turk dress and of course needed to have a bow bun to match my bow clip on earrings. Black and white is so New York City so I wore black shoes with the white dress, E wore grey, and we finished up the decor with a pop of color, which was a lovely contrast to the city skyline. A big thank you to all the people who made our night so dreamy!

Photography: Bryce Covey // Venue & Catering: Private Yacht – Eastern Star // Florals: Poppies & Posies // Hair & Makeup: Bobbie Yanoupeth // Cakes: NineCakes.com // Dress: Trina Turk // Menus, Signs & Lettering: Myself

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Comments (16)

Lacie Hansen | Reply

Great photos Bryce!! You never disappoint. Your captured this beautifully !!!!

joel serrato | Reply

wow, for not planning to have a photographer these images are pretty amazing! ;)

Shannon of HAPPINESS IS | Reply

Lovely! We did this for our engagement dinner as well, and it turned out to be such a good decision! We made it more like a welcome cruise with light food, so more people could attend. It’s a great way for out-of-town guests to experience your city from the water… ours was in WA and we cruised around the Puget Sound :)

Esther Sun | Reply

Congratulations, Jen! what an amazing engagement party! Bryce- great photos, these are beautiful!!!!

anita aguirre | Reply

Love these images Bryce. They truly capture the love and happiness of this gorgeous couple.

jess wilcox | Reply

Beautiful couple, and beautiful photographs! So lovely!

N. O. Mitchell | Reply

Congratulations Jen!! You both look beautiful and the photographs are amazing. I’m glad someone was able to give you beautiful pictures in a similar way that you gave me & M on our wedding day!!! xo

Jen Huang | Reply

Thank you so much for posting Emily! Truly wonderful day :) Such a big thank you to all of our vendors!
Also, I wanted to mention our make-up artist was Kerry from KerryMakeup.com! And Bobbie did the hair :) We love you guys!

Tara Sharma | Reply

So city chic and beautiful sunset. Congrats to the couple!

Lauren | Reply

This is absolutely stunning. I adore those little flags on the outside of the boat – too cute!

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

Blenda Montoro Miller | Reply

LOVE IT!!! Bravo amigo!!!

Arielle | Reply

A beautiful engagement dinner for a beautiful pair!

gaby j | Reply

WOW, incredible setting!

Ashleigh from MarryMeMetro.com | Reply

What an awesome engagement party! And how great is the bride’s bow in her hair?! love it!

A Day in May Design | Reply

Great idea for an engagement dinner and such beautiful photos! Looks like it was a really fantastic evening.

Indian Matrimony | Reply

The wedding engagement is awesome !! The idea of the floating dinner is excellent.. The photography is marvellous !!!