Even though Meghan is from Minneapolis, “a city I hold dear to my heart,” the bride tells Twirl New York, she and her fiance Terence knew they wanted to get married in the city they now call home. “It’s where we met, where we dated, where we live, and where we will make our future together.”
Meghan and Terence wanted what they call a ‘classic New York wedding.’ They held their a ceremony at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a reception at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. “We wanted our guests to leave, whether they were from near or far, feeling special and that they had a classic NYC experience,” the bride explains.
We wanted to share this with our families and friends, and bring them together to celebrate our love and the city we love.—Meghan
The church was everything the couple wanted – stunning gothic architecture, a beautiful pipe organ, and intimate. For a personal touch, a friend of the couple who is a professional opera singer accompanied the grand pipe organ during the ceremony.
The bridal party took photos on The High Line with the cityscape as their backdrop. “I was so psyched to get shots of the wedding party off in the distance on a platform with The High Line below and the cool Manhattan brick buildings in the background,” says Sarah Tew, the couple’s photographer. “It’s one of my favorite wedding party shots that I’ve ever shot!”
According to Meghan, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, “was quintessential NYC being on the Hudson with views of the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower. Once the sun went down,” she adds, “our guests enjoyed the twinkling city lights of the Jersey skyline, as well as star light via candles over the dance floor.”
Because wine is a common thread found throughout the couple’s time spent with family and friends, Meghan and Terence used wine bottles and corks collected from various social gatherings over the last few years for their tablescape, escort cards, and guest book. They found an old wine barrel at Terence’s family beach house and incorporated it into the escort table.
To top off the night, the reception band, Russ Bennett, ended a solid four-hour dance party with Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York. Meghan adds, “We were so fortunate to have our friends and family celebrate our love, our city, and the life we are starting together!”
Ceremony Venue Ceremony at Blessed Sacrament
Reception Venue The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Wedding Dress Designer Pnina Tornai
Bridal Gown & Veil Salon Kleinfeld Bridal
Florist Flowers by Superior Florist
Stationery Vera Wang Papers
Catering and Cake by Abigail Kirsch
Music Hank Lane’s Russ Bennett Band
Hotel for Bridal Party and Guests Hudson Hotel
Hair & Makeup Laurie Mason