Jessica-Kris Central Park Wedding in New York, NY, US
Everly Studios beautifully captured Jessica-Kris Central Park Wedding.
Location: New York, NY, US
Event Date: May 19, 2019
Client Orientation: Hetero
Client Names: Jessica Hanson & Kristopher Anderson
Album Story – Jessica-Kris Central Park Wedding
This pair pulled off what many New Yorkers would think the impossible: a romantic spring wedding in NYC for $14K. With a gorgeous Central Park setting, lots of DIY touches, and a little personal homage to Harry Potter, Jessica and Kris’s vintage-inspired wedding was the epitome of a romantic day done on a practical budget.
Shoes: Bella Belle
Ring Designer: Chasing Victory
Ring Designer: Leigh Jay & Co.
Dress Store: BHLDN
Beauty: Stephanie Michelle Beauty
Hair Stylist: Justin Bowen Hair
Bakery: Krumville Bake Shop
Reception Venue: Bistango
Ceremony Location: Central Park
Photographer: Everly Studios
Q6: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A6: We met for the first time in 2009 on an online dating site. We went on two dates, and one of us forgot to text the other person back (oops!). As chance would have it, we met online again in 2013 and immediately hit it off in long dating app conversations about NYC life, Paper Man, and super power wish lists. Suddenly we both remembered meeting years ago and said, “Great, I remember that you weren’t crazy.” We met for hot chocolate for our second-first-date and have been inseparable ever since. Cut to catching the bouquet AND garter at two different weddings….cut to December 16, 2017 when Kris proposed, tricking me into thinking that the ring box was a cat toy complete with a bell and catnip (our cat may have been a tad upset that the gift wasn’t for her, after all).
Q8: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
A8: Three things. 1. Do whatever you want. You’re never going to please everyone, so as long as you are being kind to your guests then do what makes you happy. We received a lot of compliments about my dress, the flowers, the food, and the ceremony space, but our favorite compliment that we heard several times was that we did what we wanted. We got rid of things that weren’t necessary, didn’t suit us, were overly expensive, and what was left was simple, pure, romantic and beautiful. It was everything it needed to be. 2. When doing a lot of DIY stuff, know when to call it quits. I planned on doing my own makeup and my sister was going to do my hair. There came a time when I said, “It’s not coming together, so let’s get rid of the stress.” I found two amazing hair and makeup artists, and it was one of the best decisions I made during the planning process. 3. Remember what it’s about. It’s a time to celebrate. Kris and I had a rule – If it ever got too stressful, we’d drop everything and elope. Just setting that rule was a good reminder that all we needed was each other (and the cake – we would have taken the cake with us if we had eloped).
Images – Jessica-Kris Central Park Wedding
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