I am Claire, I run the wedding planning service and I will be your point of contact. I am British, and I lived for some time in Manhattan in New York City. I volunteered as a guide in Central Park and know it very well. I got married in Central Park, which is what gave me the idea to start this business.
I specialize in Central Park weddings, so you will get my personal attention. I will personally deal with your queries and organise the wedding myself. This means that you will get a completely personalised service which allows me to be flexible in providing you with a wedding ceremony that exactly meets your needs as a couple.
I have planned over one hundred and eighty weddings since I began wedding planning in 2012. Each one has been different. Each couple has differing needs and desires and I work with individuals to give them the wedding ceremony they want. I try to keep to a clear process for everyone, though. Here is a blog about the wedding planning process that I usually use as a guide.
I communicate with the majority of couples by email, since time differences around the world can make communication quite slow otherwise. We can also speak face to face over Skype to go over any details of your special day.
Here is a blog I wrote about why you need me to plan your Central Park wedding.
I work with several New York City registered registrars, or officiants. They all have several years of experience conducting ceremonies all over the city. I can also provide an ordained interfaith minister to conduct religious services.
If you prefer a gay officiant for your same-sex wedding then we can accommodate your wishes.
I can suggest a ceremony for you, but in most cases I work with the couples to write their own personalised wording for their ceremonies. Some choose to add a reading, which either the officiant or a guest can read, and some couples add their own personal vows, adding in their own personal, spiritual or cultural traditions.
I work with several talented photographers who have been living and working in New York City for many years. They all love Central Park and have photographed many weddings there over the
We can provide you with color and/or black and white wedding photographs, either just within Central Park, or we can meet you at your hotel for pictures, or go out into the city to take photos there. Here is some information on how we deliver your photographs. In the past our photographers have taken couples out to Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central and Times Square, and they can suggest many off-the-beaten track locations, too.
We can also provide a fully edited video of the wedding ceremony for friends and family at home.
For a personal consultation (non-binding and free of charge), please send me an email detailing your ideas and requests.