Meighan & Seth’s Fort Tyron Park Wedding

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

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.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • Aw, that is a beautiful paragraph you pulled out there…

    …and thanks for the permission to do nothing wedding-related for the next 3 months :)

  • I looked at Fort Tryon Park and it has an amazing view of the Hudson, behind those trees, the George Washington Bridge and on the other side of the cafe, a skyline of the Bronx. The New Leaf Cafe is great, but we nixed it for a location because we would be in charge of the tent, tables and chairs rental. That was too stressful for me. And their max is really 200 people.

    But now I’m jealous of every bride that gets married there…of course.

  • Jo

    That truly is beautiful! What a site and what poetry! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • That article made me smile, too, especially among the rest of the NYT weddings that are featured. Fort Tryon Park is one of my favorite places in NYC, and this made me love it even more!

  • Sehee

    Hi there,
    I’m planning a wedding also and looking into this particular park. What time of year did you say you had it? August? I’m very paranoid about rain for an outdoor ceremony and also about passersby in the park. Can you elaborate a little how your ceremony went and do you have any additional pictures?? THanks so much.
    -Sehee from Brooklyn