Kyra and Chris are from Manchester and met at a music festival in the UK just almost 5 years ago. They bought a house that’s number 5 on the street and got married on 5.5.15, deciding that 5 was their special number! I met up with Kyra and Chris at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau for their wedding at City Hall and then we hopped in a cab over to Brooklyn for some photos with the brownstones of Brooklyn Heights and the street art in DUMBO. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and we had a great time wandering the streets.
I got to watch the sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge this morning with Laura and Dervin, who came up from Pennsylvania for their New York Elopement. The wake-up call was early, but oh man was that light beautiful! Not too mention how cute Laura and Dervin are! Lots more to come from this sweet couple. Congratulations guys!
Travel Tuesday for 5.19.15: Laugavegur Trek, Iceland. Days 3-4 Álftavatn – Emstrur and Emstrur – Þórsmörk
Traveled: September 2014 with Lindsay
The last two days on the trail in the Icelandic highlands. Click through for Day 1 and Day 2. Day 3 was perhaps my favorite for photographs, at least at the beginning. We walked through some of the most spectacularly green landscapes I’ve ever seen. I’ve never felt like I’ve been walking through a movie set as much as on this day. Day 3 also involved another river crossing, which though chilly I thought was a fun distraction from all the walking. From the river we walked what seemed like ages through a black desert before arriving at our resting spot in Emstrur. From there, we embarked on our last hike to Dorsmork. Excited to finally finish we made good time, though almost this whole day was in the pouring rain. Not exactly the best hiking conditions. The landscape changed dramatically as we went from black desert hills to forested trails.
Overall this hike was quite challenging for a beginning multi-day hiker like myself. However, as challenging as it was, I was so proud to finish and was rewarded with some of the most amazing landscapes I’ve ever seen. If you’ll be in Iceland over hiking season, I highly recommend it. Just be sure to pack light and be prepared for all sorts of weather.
Fi is from New Zealand, Tim from the UK. They met on a bus trip and the rest was history! They currently live in the UK hopping across the pond for their New York elopement before heading back to England to honeymoon by the sea in Cornwall. They were both so kind and I had a great time hanging out with them hearing about their past adventures together. We started the photos at a favorite little green space of mine, Nelson Rockefeller park near Battery Park City and then making our way through Tribeca to the Manhattan Marriage Bureau for their City Hall wedding.
City Hall was nearly empty when we arrived leading these guys to smash my old record and we got through in only about 15 minutes! Huzzah! The clerk who married them was so fun and chatted with us awhile since it was a slow day. She told us how people ask her if she gets bored doing the same thing every day. “No way!” she declared, telling us how fun it is to see all the all different people and all the crazy things people do for weddings. Fi and Tim exchanged gummy rings as a fun somewhat inside joke as their proper rings didn’t arrive in time from the jeweler. The clerk didn’t bat an eye, telling Fi and Tim they would most certainly be included in the book she wanted to write on her experiences at City Hall!
Fi and Tim, thank you for being so wonderful and a huge congratulations to you both!
Surprise! Anastasia and Joel got married today in Central Park and no one was the wiser until this morning! They convinced their parents to come to New York for an “engagement dinner” only to send them a note this morning to head to the Ladies Pavilion for a surprise wedding, hurrah! I had a blast with these two and their little pup Jasper! Congratulations guys, more photos to come soon!