So there I was, sitting at the Sunday breakfast table, reading the New York Times, and pondering my first post of the week, and bam! I flipped to the “Vows” column and the subtitle was “When it comes to planning a wedding in just three weeks in Fort Tyron Park, who do you call? Yourselves.” Ah-ha! I thought to myself, a practical wedding, and in one of my favorite places.Meighan and Seth met working for The One Campaign, the antipoverty group founded by Bono. She was Christian, he was Jewish, they were co-workers, and yet, they couldn’t stop themselves from falling in love. He proposed in Buenos Areas, and two years later, with their hectic work schedules, they still hadn’t planned a wedding. So they made some phone calls, and suddenly they had a wedding date in just three weeks at the New Leaf Cafe in that oasis in Manhattan, Fort Tyron Park. (Which goes to show you, you can slack from now till three weeks before your wedding date!) And to be honest, this paragraph made me tear up:
The sky over the Hudson threatened to drench the bride’s Jenny Yoo gown — but held off for the couple, who, under a bower of lindens, melded Christian and Jewish traditions. Mr. Hickson, their officiant, welcomed the couple to the “room that God has created for you.” Then, as a blaze of orange broke through the cloud cover, a handful of guests erected a simple wedding canopy over the couple. Standing beneath it with his bride, the air crackled with the sound of Mr. Amgott stamping on a glass.
The pictures of this wedding are so lovely! Read all about it here.