Impromptu Wedding at the Amazing NY Historical Society

Written by on September 30, 2012 in Real Stories - No comments

Photo from and NY Historical Society Website


You just never know where you might be holding a wedding!

Today I was contacted about a very last minute wedding for two fellows from the Bay area. I always do my best to help folks out, so we made a plan to do a private elopement at the Belvedere Castle in the Park. Unbeknownst to us, there was a major concert in the Park and fences had been erected making it nearly impossible to get to a suitable location. On top of that, our original plan was to meet at dusk for the ceremony. With spotty communications and some text messages we finally united, along with our photographer, the indefatigable Laura Pennace. As we sat at the edge of the Park on Central Park West in the complete dark of night we were scrambling for a place that had a bit of privacy and, more importantly, enough light for some good shots. Our solution?  The utterly stately NY Historical Society at and Central Park West. I’ve always had an affection for this important institution and their fine work and I had actually worked with the former president, the wonderful Dr. Kenneth Jackson of Columbia University. So under the statue 0f Abraham Lincoln, the lover of human rights and dignity, I married a young couple in a simple, but moving ceremony. I look forward to seeing the photos and thank goodness that it all worked out!

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As a professional ceremony officiants I believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs, both of society and you as an individual. In close collaboration with you and your loved ones, I love to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect your beliefs, your philosophy of life, and your personality.

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