Manhattan is a gorgeous back drop for a wedding. Lauren and Sam were married on the Hornblower Yacht in Manhattan on a beautiful clear day. Chuck Taylor shoes, a nautical feel, and references to the rainbow helped make this wedding unique and beautiful. Their amazing photographer, Jessica Schmitt had this to say about the wedding:
“Lauren and Samantha were married on the Hornblower yacht in New York City on a beautiful spring day. The day began with preparations in a nearby hotel.
Before getting on the yacht for the ceremony, we took some photos around Chelsea Piers.
Lauren shares, “As far as our wedding style goes, we wanted to make the night memorable for everyone by making it unique and fun! We never really decided on just one theme. At first it was nautical; later it was subtly rainbow. In the end, we just decided that if it was fun, we liked it.
It’s hard to pick a favorite moment, but there are a few that stand out. I enjoyed watching our tiny ring bearer deliver our rings in exchange for the Swedish Fish he was promised. One of Sam’s favorite moments was when my mom pulled her right out of a conversation and into the photo booth for a picture with silly faces.
Sam’s favorite parts also included having her little sister and future little sister do her hair and having me tie her shoes after she had gotten into her dress and realized she couldn’t quite do it. (Not my favorite part. That was a struggle.) She also liked the light rain during the first part of the wedding since it meant we got to play with an umbrella in some of the photos.”
The ceremony took place on the yacht just before we pulled away from the dock.
Lauren was unfamiliar with the tradition of a couple kissing whenever guests clink their glasses during a wedding reception. She learned it quickly, though, as it happened frequently throughout the night!”