Who can resist the vibrancy, excitement and glamour of New York City? For lovers of the city which never sleeps, I’ve got the most fabulous and romantic elopement to share with you today! Tiffany and Stu had such an amazing day, making all their favourite NYC haunts part of their gorgeous wedding. And boy did they do it in style, I just fell in love with their fabulous Bridal attire. Tiffany wore the most beautiful long-sleeved lace dress by David’s Bridal (think old Hollywood glamour with a vintage twist) and paired it with a pair of House of Elliot ‘Evangeline Elliot’ knee-high lace boots whilst Stu was the dapper Groom in his tailored Tux.
Erica Lyn Photography was there to capture all the joy, romance and overall fabulousness. Read on to experience all the details of their wedding, including how Stu proposed, it’s such a cute story!
Wishing Tiffany and Stu every happiness together and thank you for sharing your special day with us!
Wedding Wishes and Love As Always,
So how did you meet your husband and how did he propose?
Stu and I met in a college class ten years ago and began dating. I was a single mom to three boys trying to finish my degree, and he was my British born Jamaican knight in shining armour. I fell quickly in love with him and his accent and he took on an instant family. We made a life together and after almost ten years, I was still hoping we would one day make it official.
One night after dinner on the beach, he asked if I wanted to take a walk along the sand. There was lightning constantly illuminating the clouds and although I’m terrified of lightning, I was unusually calm that evening so I agreed. We walked and talked and sat along the beach. He said he never wanted me to doubt what I meant to him. He shared his heart and feelings with me and then he proposed! Of course, I said yes. I was so glad I didn’t ruin it by letting the lightning scare me away. About a minute after I said “yes” a huge bolt of lightning sent us both running to the car! Truth be told, I went running first and he ran afterwards. We laughed at how I ran away from him after the proposal.
Where did you get married and who did you invite?
We got married in New York at St. Malachy’s Church, also known as the Actor’s Chapel. It was an intimate ceremony with a few family members who travelled to join us. Our parents live in different countries and neither of our parents was well enough to travel. So we picked a place that has always been special to us as we go every year, and felt the most peace and excitement planning our wedding there.
What was the main inspiration for your wedding?
The theme of our wedding was really just a romantic New York City elopement. We were married in the theatre district in Manhattan, had pictures at our favourite place, Central Park, and dinner at Carmine’s, our favourite Italian restaurant. For colours, I went with a light ivory dress, and ivory, pink and dusty rose flowers for my bouquet. I wanted classic and soft colours so picked out silver ties with touches of pink for the guys.
Tell us about your wedding look
I did not have a wedding look that fits any style in particular. I love romantic, vintage, and glamorous looks. So I started with the dress. It was important to find a dress with sleeves because it would be cold in March in New York. I found a David’s Bridal dress I loved and then chose my accessories around that, with crystal and pearl jewellery from Etsy.
What made you choose a pair of House of Elliot boots for your wedding day?
I knew I did not want open wedding shoes in cold weather so I began searching for wedding boots online to see if there was something I could wear with a wedding dress. When I came across House Of Elliot’s boots, I HAD to have them! Nicole was wonderful with helping me get the correct sizing. I felt like my boots made my whole wedding day look complete and added something special that not every bride has…yet! My favourite pictures are the ones showing off my beautiful lace Evangeline Elliot boots. They are so romantic, sexy and comfortable. I wore them for several hours and received so many compliments on them.
What did you love the most about your wedding day?
What I loved most about our wedding day was that it was completely true to who we are and what we wanted. I also loved that my sons walked me down the aisle! That was a really special moment I had been dreaming about for a long time.
What pearls of wisdom would you share with future brides who are planning their wedding?
I would tell other brides that it’s okay to speak the truth in a loving way to your family and friends. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding day and it should be everything you want, even if it doesn’t align with everyone else’s vision or expectations. Aside from that, solidify as many details as early as possible and just really enjoy your wedding day!