Combining our love of travel and desire for an intimate affair in a beautiful setting, a destination wedding in New York City seemed the perfect choice. Stuart and I were incredibly lucky to be joined by twenty of our closest family and friends who made the journey from Australia to share in our special day. With everyone in holiday mode and many never having visited the city before, it was a week full of events and extended celebrations.

Being a cake decorator, it was lovely to be on the other side of the wedding planning process and to work with such brilliant vendors and artists. They really did bring our vision to life! The city’s streetscapes and the chic Greenwich Hotel served as the perfect backdrop for our classic and relaxed affair. Our simple yet elegant stationery suite was designed with this in mind; custom made by the talented Samone who is one of my closest friends and also my business partner back home.

Choosing the right photographer to document our day was at the top of the priority list and Maggie exceeded our expectations in every way. Not only did she capture the beautiful details and essence of the day perfectly, she was also incredibly friendly and professional throughout the entire process. She also pointed me in the direction of Saipua who created my stunning bouquet and other floral arrangements for the day.

I’ll never forget the moment I walked out on to the beautiful rooftop garden, arm in arm with my Dad, to meet Stu and to say our vows on that warm and sunny Autumn morning. Though short and sweet, the ceremony was very intimate and emotional and, on the advice of a good friend, I made sure to take a moment to take it all in.

Once the formalities were complete, we made our way back downtown to join our guests for cocktail hour and a delicious lunch in the private room of Italian restaurant Locanda Verde. Being of an Italian background, good food, wine and plenty of laughter was an absolute must. It was also a nod to my beautiful Nonna who sadly couldn’t make the trip but had given me her Mother’s gold wedding band which I had tied to my bouquet on the day.

We loved that we chose to celebrate our union in a way that reflected ‘us’ and ensured we had the entire day to enjoy time with our guests…and party until the wee hours of the next morning!

Wedding Dress: Mariana Hardwick // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Hair: Stacy Pitt of Styles On B // Make-up: Lindsey Jones // Earrings: Samantha Wills Bridal  // Groom’s Suit: Rhodes and Beckett // Groom’s Tie and Shoes: Macy’s // Photographer: Maggie Harkov // Flowers: Saipua // Wedding Venue: 620 Loft and Garden // Reception Venue: Locanda Verde // Invitations: Cake Ink // Officiant: Judie Guild // Cake: Baked // Hotel: The Greenwich Hotel


Comments (23)

Ann Marie | Reply

Wow! So so beautiful! Would love to know where she got her barrette? Such a stunning wedding!

Maggie Harkov | Reply

Thank you for the lovely feature of Janelle & Stu’s magical day in NYC!

the Inspired By This girls | Reply

What an elegant New York wedding! Loving her dress! :]

Hot Chocolates - Clayton | Reply

I love the NYC settings for weddings.. really amazing pics and loving her dress. She really does look the picture perfect bride :)


unBridaled Beauty | Reply

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Powerbrides | Reply

This wedding is absolutely unreal! Especially the bride herself! It all looks like something out of a magazine.

Wayne | Reply

The photos are stunning! really beautiful :-)

Jon | Reply

Beautiful. Great city for a wedding : )

Sesje ?lubne | Reply

Beautiful dress, fabulous shoes and wonderful bouquet!

Cheryl | Reply

Wow! What a beautiful stunning natural looking bride. I love all these incredible pictures. A destination wedding in NYC is simply perfect.

earcandy : live entertainment | Reply

These pictures are just incredible! Love the yellow cab! Such a NY touch. All the best to the happy couple. May it be a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness.

Wedding Spend | Reply

Yea the yellow cab really gives it the quintessential NYC wedding feel. Looks fantastic!

beatriceryan | Reply

Absolutely perfect and look elegant for all occasions.I love the all the designs and the hair styles for the girls.A very nice perfect theme and place to celebrate with.

Magician Leicester | Reply

I was browsing websites for my own upcoming wedding and saw some amazing photos here (shame your are in America) I’ve got some great ideas to share with my other half off of here too…defo bookmarking this page ;-)

Adam | Reply

Sensational set of photos and what a perfect destination.

Corporate entertainment | Reply

Really elegant photos and images and a beautiful website to complement all of this lovliness ;-)

Beth | Reply

Beautiful photos! Those flowers are insanely beautiful.

DW | Reply

This is such a beautiful site and amazing photos – very simple, but basic wedding gown and make up – really pulled off well!! Definitely bookmarking this site!!

Stephen Jones | Reply

A beautiful website! Janelle and Stu’s day in New York City looks incredible!! Thanks for compiling this!

Ash | Reply

These photos are amazing – love how they’ve used the NY cab for transport. The dress is stunning!

James | Reply

Incredible photos!! So beautiful!

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