1 Jun 2018 50 comments

Our New York Wedding.

One year on…

Today marks one whole year since we eloped to New York, just the two of us. I imagined that so much would change in that time, I would feel different somehow, but it’s like no time has passed at all. In a good way, that is. I think marriage has been an effortless transition for us and I’m glad we started off married life with a breezy elopement and a mini-moon in our favourite city!

I didn’t do anything with our wedding photos for the longest time, what do you even do with wedding photos?! I thought about getting some framed, but since we don’t have any framed photos in our home at all, it seemed odd to only have our wedding photos on display.
I’ve been in the process of making an album, sort of like a coffee table read, which works a lot better for us – I’ll share that with you when I manage to complete it!

Anyway, I wanted to put some time in-between our wedding day and sharing these with you. I’m not sure why, I think I wanted to keep it “ours” for a little longer, but I love sharing these life events with you lovely lot, so I think I always knew they would make their way on to these pages eventually!

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We flew to New York a few days before we were set to get married, I had to organise flowers (one of the few things I was picky about!) and we had to get our marriage licence a couple of days before we could legally wed.
It was a chilled few days in the city, with only a few minor hiccups (our luggage was lost on the way over there, and of course being the low-maintenance bride I am, I had my dress, rings and shoes in there!)
Since we’d told almost no one about the trip or wedding, once we sorted the luggage issue we were able to have a complete break from our phones and disappear for a bit. Blissful!

We’d planned the entire thing in just a few weeks, I even managed to get a dress I loved! We organised it all from Glasgow too, and were lucky enough to find an officiant who owned one hell of a rooftop! We were really stuck for a location, I wanted something super private and when Bettina suggested her rooftop casually, we thought it was perfect! She really undersold it too, so we were absolutely in awe of the breathtaking views on the day – to this day, it’s still one of my favourite views of the city!

I didn’t create much of a moodboard for our day; after the small ceremony we walked around New York and took casual candid photos that are definitely more “us”. I really didn’t know what to expect when we got our photos back, but Phil did the most incredible job of capturing exactly how I felt.
Even now, I can look at these photos and remember how happy and carefree I felt in that moment!

One of the perks of getting married in New York has to be the photo locations, you have it all. There’s the beauty of the townhouses, the endless streets and street art, and then Central Park for the fairytale shots. I love the variation in our photos, the shots in front of the Flat Iron are worlds away from the dreamy park backdrop!

I always thought I’d do my own wedding makeup, but I was very lucky to secure my main man Eduardo for the morning. Eddie is a Bobbi Brown Pro Makeup Artist based in New York, and he’d done my makeup the summer before and I adored it – one of the few times I truly loved my makeup when done by someone else.
This really was the icing on the cake for me, he was so easy to be around on our wedding morning and he made me feel incredible. You’re a rare find, Eddie.

I’m not going to go in to too much detail about our wedding because I think everyone should have their own day, but I wanted you to know that it’s possible to do your own thing and love every minute of it!
I was never going to have a big wedding and even if I wanted one, it wouldn’t have been possible to get our families together from the opposite sides of the world.
I wanted a relatively stress-free, happy day just the two of us, and that’s exactly what I got!

After a couple of hours snapping some photos around New York, we picked up a picnic and headed towards Central Park. This was my favourite part of the whole day; we’d done the ceremony, got the photos and now it was time to eat cake and celebrate!
We Facetimed our families from here, still in our wedding outfits, and seeing them so happy for us was the best feeling in the world!

I’d planned to change in to something a little more low-key for dinner, but I loved my dress so much (and Jordan his suit) that we kept them on! It was a talking point and earned us a few glasses of champagne, and I’m glad I got to wear my dress for a little bit longer.
I even put my Jimmy Choo’s back on for the occasion, they were just too beautiful not to.

We chose Beauty & Essex for dinner and it was perfect, such a delicious meal that I think about often (genuinely). We spent the entire evening talking about every detail of the day, it felt so magical to be married and be able to spend the rest of our trip taking in the city as newlyweds! Such a happy time in our lives, even just writing this brings back so, so many feelings.

The day was exactly as I wanted it; low-key, minimal stress and very “us”. The weather was perfect, I felt the best I’ve ever felt and I loved seeing Jordan so, so happy. Getting hitched in our favourite city seemed like a fairytale, everything about the day was so magical. I felt so fluttery for the whole time we were there!

I’m not really a nostalgic person, and after we arrived back from New York and had our wedding party in Glasgow, I put all the photos and tickets and keepsakes from the wedding and our trip in to a huge box, to look at on our first wedding anniversary.

Jordan is definitely the more sentimental of the two of us, and he could have spent weeks going over everything but I liked the idea of coming back to everything in time. I’m not sure why, I guess I just wanted to keep the memories separate from the keepsakes we had… I didn’t even really look at our wedding photos!
Now a year on I want to be reminded of it all, I can’t wait to have a little delve in to that box of memories!

Happy anniversary to us! That first year went so quick, and it’s definitely thrown a lot at us – and our lives definitely seem so different than they did a year ago, sitting in the City Clerk’s office waiting to get our marriage licence!

It’s been lovely to share this moment in our lives with you, I hope you enjoy having a nosy at the photos!

  • And these photos are so beautiful and precious, the really meant a lot looking back. Happy one year anniversary and to many more happiness and joy to come. 🌷β™₯️🌷

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  • Happy one year anniversary!! Wow what breathtaking photos!!! I just love your wedding dress!! =)

  • Juliana Paz

    Your photos are beautiful. I love your wedding video so much. Congradulations on your one year anniversary! It’s craxy how quickly the time passes.


  • These photos are absolutely gorgeous Kate! And what a dreamy place to get married, it sounds and looks like you had the most wonderful wedding in NY πŸ™‚

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  • Kelly glen

    Happy anniversary to both of you. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. They are beautiful and really capture the happiness of the day.

  • Phoebe Whittle

    Such beautiful photo’s, love your flowers.
    P xx

  • Congrats Kate and Jordan, I am hoping to elope soon, hope it goes as beutifully as yours.

  • Eva

    Your wedding seemed to be so romantic, I love this post! It’s very dreamy.
    Congrats for the first year. xx


  • Happy anniversary! Your photos are so beautiful!

    xo, Elisabeth

  • Happy Anniversary! The photos are beautiful – sounds like the perfect day!

    Sammy // http://www.sammyetc.com

  • Happy anniversary! Love these photos so much Kate, looks like such a gorgeous day! x

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • Happy Anniversary! These photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing them with us. x – theflairsophy | http://www.theflairsophy.com

  • Amber Atlanta

    These photos are gorgeous – happy anniversary!
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  • Marion

    Those photos look amazing! Simple, pretty, genuine.
    I had a small wedding myself (24 people) and I could not have asked for a better day. The memories, and the feelings are still here. And it has been 1yr and a half! :).
    Happy anniversary!

  • This is absolutely amazing! I would love to elize but my fiance really wants a wedding so we opted for a small one and getting married in September

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  • Samantha Gjuran

    Love this look! I’m dying to know where you got your wedding dress for – been looking for ages for something just like it! Happy 1 year!

  • These photos are just so beautiful and you both look so happy. Happy anniversary! xx

    Claire | rose-tinted.com

  • These photos are just so utterly beautiful! Happy Anniversary guys!

    Lynnsay x

  • Girl after my own heart! I imagine my wedding day as something like this. Can’t believe it’s been a year for you two. Happy anniversary! xx

    Jen | On the Street Where We Live

  • Chloe

    Happy anniversary

  • Rain

    Happy Anniversary my lovelies 😍❀️ I love you two as a couple so much Kate. I still remember that day, when I was still on instagram and saw your incredible wedding photo announcement in NY!!! 😍 you looked divine and you two so chic and utterly romantic! I think it’s the ultimate gesture of romantic bond to get married alone together. May you have many many years of happiness together lovely πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

  • Lisa

    Looks like perfection to me!

  • Flo la vita
  • Happy Anniversary to both you and Jordan! <3 πŸ™‚ You two are so adorable, and I love how beautiful these photos are! They really are so dreamy and so effortlessly divine! And it sounds so nice to have a wedding with just the two of you – those memories will be shared with just you two!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • love this!! Flat Iron is my favorite building, so I was sold as soon as I saw the small snippet! and now I love this post even more after reading it! Happy anniversary!

  • these photos are simply stunning Kate, what a beautiful day all round.

    Mel x mediamarmalade.com

  • These photos are so incredibly beautiful. It sounds like an amazing day and I love how you had dinner in your wedding dress!

    Jasmine xx

  • Your pictures are so cute and romantic !

  • I would love to elope and have this type of wedding but I think both mine and my boyfriends family would murder us for not having them there! Your dress is stunning!

    Kate xx


  • You look so happy! Happy anniversary and all the best for more years of happiness to come!
    Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire

  • Your wedding is the dream Kate! You look beautiful and so happy <3

  • Your wedding photos are honestly incredible Kate and getting eloped in New York is just such a dream!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Nnedi O

    Your wedding photos are truly gorgeous, and you look beautiful!
    Nnedi || iamncxo

  • Natalie Redman

    This is so cute! Glad you had such a wonderful time and happy anniversary!


  • Lisa Autumn

    This is the most romantic thing ever!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • Oh my gosh, you look absolutely incredible. Such beautiful photos. Happy anniversary x

    Rhi | http://www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

  • Amy

    So stunning! We also eloped and it was the best day. I loved seeing your photos. Happy anniversary!

    https://amyevans.co.uk – Amy πŸ’˜

  • These photos are so lovely! Congratulations again~~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  • happy anniversary. i just love the pictures of your wedding. it looks so perfect and so you.


  • These photos are incredible!! And you both look amazing, of course. It sounds like the most romantic day. I’ve always envisioned myself having a big wedding, but this just looks like the dream. Congratulations on your first year of many!

    Holly / The Writing Finch

  • Looove the picnic shots with you guys wearing sunglasses! Congrats on your first anniversary and cheers for more <3

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

  • Hannah

    The most beautiful pictures – Happy Anniversary! x

  • The two of you really look great together. I think no place is better than NYC for a wedding. The photos are indeed lovely.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Such a beautiful couple!x


  • Happy Anniversary! These photos are absolutely stunning and it’s so wonderful to hear about the perfect time you two had in New York. Sounds like a dream! xx

    Dany | Danielle Reine

  • I’m 20 days late, but I think this is absolutely precious. I love reading about your wedding day, it all being so lovely and ~chill~! Happy belated anniversary!

  • Robyn

    Did you have to get married in the UK too? I want to do this!

  • These photos are absolutely stunning, BEYOND stunning even – you really can see how carefree and happy you both are, and I love the backdrop of New York against your swish outfits. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Cruelty-Free/Vegan Beauty β€’ Lifestyle β€’ Photography

  • Stella Van Lane

    Oh Kate,
    I love everything about this post. It’s so inspiring. The dress is perfect. I would like to have a similar dress. I’m getting married in September and I haven’t found the wedding dress yet.
    The problem for future brides, here in Sydney, is that new wedding dresses are too expensive. Tailors are not cheap too. My only friend who got married recommended this wedding dresses. http://www.olegcassinistore.com
    She was really satisfied with the quality, sizes. Hopefully, I will find a dress in this store and look amazing like you for my wedding day. πŸ™‚

  • Miri Mari

    How wonderful! You both looked incredible happy. True love! Thanks for sharing your pictures. <3