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!