Tiffany & Andrew, Bryant Park Grill, NYC
After getting engaged, what was the wedding planning first decision you made?
Andrew: I think the first decision was made before we even met. Tiffany has always wanted to get married in Bryant Park, so I think that had been decided a long time ago! I was lucky enough to fit into her picture…
Tiffany: I’d never heard that before! So sweet! I can’t remember the first decision… What was important to me, though, was finding the right photographer and hair and makeup artists.
What advice do you have for brides- and grooms-to-be?
Andrew: There are a lot of different ways to process wedding planning, but I think it’s best to divide and conquer. It’s much easier if one person is taking care of x and the other is taking care of y – each person doing their part.
Tiffany: I made most of the decisions but made sure to check with Andrew regarding the big things – that really worked for us.
Andrew: I’d also say, don’t sweat over the seating chart! It tends to be the most stressful thing, but at the end of the day, people are there for you. They’re adults and it won’t hurt them to meet new people and make new acquaintances.
Tiffany: Get a wedding planner!
Is there something from the wedding planning process that stands out to you?
Tiffany: Looking back, all the stress is worth it! I’m already looking forward to planning our renewal.
Andrew: I agree.
Tiffany: I’d also add that if you are getting married in the city, September is the best month to get married weather-wise. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather.
What was it like to be married at Bryant Park?
Tiffany: Everything was so seamless; the flow was amazing – even more than I thought it would be. Bryant Park is such an iconic spot; taking pictures in front of the New York Public Library, walking to Grand Central, stopping traffic in New York City…
Andrew: As Tiff said, it was a beautiful setting. The interior is set up in a way that made everything flow so well. Cocktails on the roof as the sun was setting, and a 360 degree view of the city scape was amazing.
How did it feel to stroll the streets of New York City as a bride and groom?
Tiffany: I think Andrew would make fun of me, but I secretly love it when people are looking at me – it was so fun to have all eyes on us!
Andrew: I’m not a spotlight person, but if I see Tiffany is happy, that makes me happy. At first I felt awkward, but eventually I maybe even liked it more than Tiffany did.
If you had to choose one moment from your day to relive if you had the chance, what would it be?
Tiffany: I don’t think there’s one specific moment for me. From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed – it was the most perfect day. Every single moment I couldnt have even imagined. I didn’t believe people who said it would be the best day of my life, but all the clichés are true! All of it was just the best day ever. I get so emotional thinking about it.
Andrew: The burrata! I’m joking. One singular moment that stands out, was sitting next to Tiffany during the speeches – listening to our parents, siblings and closest friends talking about their relationships with us. It was a very emotional, powerful moment; hearing people you love that much talking about you, seeing everyone in your life there to celebrate you. It wasn’t a blur necessarily, but it went way too fast.
Photos by Rebecca Walker
Planning: Classic Events NYC
Cake: A White Cake
Catering: Bryant Park Grill
Dress: Gabriella Bridal
Floral & Event Design: Rountree Florals
Hair & Makeup: Ayumi Yamamoto & Wei Lang
Music: Hank Lane Music
Stationery: Village Invites
Venue: Bryant Park Grill
Video: Kiss the Bride Films