If you have ever been to the center of Manhattan in the late evening, you may have seen a Bride and Groom taking portraits together with the spectacular background of Times Square, in all of its lit up glory. I love taking couples to many of the wonderful and photogenic places of Manhattan for portraits, including Central Park, The High-line, Riverside Park and of course, Times Square.
Until Mother’s Day this year, though, I had never had the incredible experience of photographing an actual wedding ceremony in the very center of Times Square. As a matter of fact, this was one of the only times in history, if not the only time, where a wedding ceremony has taken place at the iconic Red Stairs of Times Square. It was truly something to behold. Over 200 guests, in addition to the countless tourists present, watched the emotional and stirring Chuppah Ceremony take place, followed by the exuberant dancing that led the newly married couple towards the rest of the wedding festivities at The Edison Ballroom.
I absolutely love going along with some of the adventurous and original wedding venue ideas that my clients come up with. It came as a bit of a surprise when I learned that it was the father of the groom who had always wanted to make a wedding in Times Square, not the groom himself, as was written up in an article about the wedding by The New York Post. But regardless of who came up with the idea, I am certain it will be spoken about amongst their prominent Rabbinical families, and the families of all of those present (guests and tourists alike!) for many years to come.
As always, it was an honor photographing with the amazingly talented and original Levik Hertzel Photography.