Nicole & James’ Manhattan Wedding at The Little Church Around the Corner & Housing Works Bookstore

Nicole & James planned their wedding at the beautiful and charming Church of the Transfiguration on East 29th street in Manhattan, to be followed by sweet reception at Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo.  I started the day in Nicole & James’ room at The Ace Hotel, where they were preparing just a block away from the church.  I was thrilled when in a moment of pre-wedding stress I suggested Nicole get up and jump on the bed to shake it off and she agreed!  This was something I’d dreamed of shooting for a long time and sure enough she looked radiant!  We went outside to meet her groom and made our way to the church, stopping for a handful of portraits in spots I had scouted around the block.  The Church of the Transfiguration, a.k.a. The Little Church Around The Corner, is historic and charming and full of beautiful details.  I was taken thrilled to shoot this lovely ceremony and afterwards we did their family group portraits at the front of the church before the newlyweds headed outside to join guests on a bus down to SoHo.   James is from Ireland originally and his family all came over for the wedding, so it was fitting that guests were treated to a doubledecker tour between the locations, complete with a storytelling guide.  Highlights of the evening included a lively cocktail hour, a delicious buffet style dinner, and a series of witty and moving toasts that were capped off by speeches given by the bride and groom themselves in tribute to one another.  It was so special being able to hear them share stories of how they met and fell in love with all their family and friends.  I was so honored to capture such an important day in this incredible couple’s journey together. Congratulations to Nicole & James!

Vendor Information:
Getting Ready Location: Ace Hotel
Wedding gown: Mika Inatome
Bride’s shoes: Trotters Petra Wedge Pump
Groom’s suit/tux: Theory
Invitation Design: The Bride and Annie Sieg
Map by Naomi Leeman
Floral Design: Opalia Flowers, LLC


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James Mahon - June 6, 2015 - 7:40 am

Thank you so much, Sarah, for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. I can’t believe how much you were able to photograph at the church and the reception without us even noticing that you were there taking shots – talk about a photographer ninja! The colors in these photographs are magnificent. They bring out the church, and the outfits, so well. My sister has already said that they are the best wedding photographs she has ever seen. I agree. We are incredibly lucky. These photographs will give us and our families joy for years.

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