As Time Goes By

High atop the Carlyle Hotel on Mahattan’s UES with sweeping views overlooking Central Park I married my creative partner and best friend Kevin Burg in an intimate ceremony on a perfect summer evening. The pianist filled the room with old jazz standards and so gracefully played As Time Goes By with our first kiss as husband and wife. The sounds of champagne popping and the sweet smell of summer flowers still fill my memory like it was yesterday…

The blessing:

Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead
and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion,
and your days together be good and long upon the earth.


Above: Designer Katie Ermilio dressing me on the big day after 6 months of design and construction. Katie hand made my gown with the *most* delicate french lace, tailored buttons and skirt of layers upon layers of ivory silk and chiffon to create the illusion of water flowing when I walked. The entire inspiration for the dress was built around softness, modern romance, and classic grace. The best part: My dress had pockets! 

Above: A gift from the designer, our monogram in my veil’s lace.

Something Old: 1930s engagement ring

Something New: Custom made Katie Ermilio wedding gown

Something borrowed: De Beers SwanLake diamond earrings & bracelet

Something blue: Blue monogrammed handkerchief that belonged to my Grandfather. The sweetest wedding gift from my maid of honor that caught many of mine & Kevin’s tears of joy.

The best artifact: Now on Kevin’s left hand sits my Grandfather’s wedding band. A symbol of family, love, and life long commitment not only from our vows but from the life and history that lives in the ring.

“For nobody else gave me a thrill, 
With all your faults, I love you still, 
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you! “

But who could possibly shoot YOUR wedding?… The amazing Kate Murphy. All in film, all in natural light.

Thank you Kate for doing what I could not. 

Photography: Kate Murphy / Venue: Suite 2701 Carlyle Hotel / Dress & Veil: Katie Ermilio / Bespoke Tuxedo: Ermilio Clothiers (Bob Ermilio, Katie Ermilio’s father!!!) / Groom’s Bow Tie: Ralph Lauren / Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Wedding Band: Fred Leighton / Bridal Jewelry: De Beers Swan Lake / Flowers by: Amy Merrick / Champagne: Veuve Clicquot / Bride & Groom Champagne Glasses: BHLDN / Pianist: Chris Gillespie / Ceremony by Susanna Weiss

110 thoughts on “As Time Goes By

  1. Gorgeous images Jamie. Many congratulations to you and Kevin. Both of you look adorable. Cheers to a happy, successful, full of love and peaceful life together. And SO looking forward to your blog updates!

  2. how beautiful! Kudos to Kate Murphy for capturing this wonderful event. I love your gown and Katie is indeed extremely talented. And you are so beautiful Jamie and your husband is so lucky to have you. Congratulations and best wishes. 🙂

  3. This is the most gorgeous photo collection I’ve ever seen of a wedding. The bride looks radiant, and the groom handsome and proud to be married to her. Maybe I’ll call on Anne Murphy one day to do my wedding too! 🙂 Congratulations.

  4. What can I say… it’s perfect!! It’s been wonderful to follow your work through this blog and then see such happy things take place in your personal life as well. I feel like I know you. Wishing many, many years to the two of you!

  5. I’m such a sap when I see beautiful wedding photos. I scrolled through these as I played As Time Goes By and it made me a tad misty eyed. Such a beautiful wedding and once again a congratulations to you two.

  6. Congratulations again to you and Kevin both! I am so excited that I had the chance to meet you while I was working with Katie and got to be a part of making your veil! You were an absolutely stunning bride.
    All the best,
    Liz Riden

  7. Wow! When you posted that you were engaged I knew the wedding would be amazing and I was right!! Beautiful pics, beautiful couple . . . Congratulations!!!!!

  8. Jamie, is a wonderful story of love and you deserve all of this! Some time ago I sent you an illustration made by me, i hope you received and appreciated it. I did it to tell you how you inspired me and still do. I have never been so fond of a blog.
    I’ll continue to follow you because you have brought beauty into the life of everyone who follows you. I wish you all the happiness and success that one can desire!

    Dea Rose from Around With Me

  9. Welcome back Jamie!

    Your wedding was beautiful, your pictures are better than ever, and there are many good things about the blog’s new layout.
    Yet, the massive logo at the top seemed a little too much… at least as seen on my 19 inch screen. The old layout was so delicate… i’m all in favour for changing and upgrading, as to differenciate the “eras”… but i feel something was lost.I hope you get this as constructive criticism.
    Love your blog, will continue to visit it everyday.
    Best of luck to you and your husband. =)

  10. You look so beautiful… I wish you and your husband all the best
    I knew your wedding would be amazing and I was right!! Beautiful pics, beautiful couple . . . Everything perfect!!! Congratulations!!!

  11. AMAZING photos, I want to cry! what a beautiful ceremony, I wish you both the happiest of years to come! and you played as time goes by! and what a handsome groom 😉 and and and… !

      1. Don’t laugh dear.. she is absolutely right.. I agree to her. This images are just stunning.. nd I love to be a part of this wedding.. Ghosh.. what I am not their.. Groom is so sexy.. 😛

  12. you are quite possibly the most beautiful bride i have ever seen. it is so refreshing to see a gorgeous + elegant wedding – so very tasteful + classic. wishing you a lifetime of happiness. {xo meg}

  13. Hi Jamie!
    No wonder you were missing for soo long! so glad you are back!Your photographs always fill my heart with joy!
    Wishing you and Kevin a life filled with many more such beautiful moments~

  14. Oh oh OOOOH! This just gave me goosebumps! It’s like images from a different time. And though not knowing you, I can feel the love and warmth that lives in you as a couple just grom the pictures. Congrats. A beautiful wedding! Hi from Germany 🙂

  15. Hi Jamie, I love your dress. It is exactly what I have been searching for and haven’t been able to find. It is delicate, serene and tailored to perfection. Your wedding details are exactly what I would choose! I am a London based bride having a country house wedding next year.

    I wonder whether you would be able to put me in touch with Katie Ermilio? I would love her to design my dress. If you do have a contact email for her please would you send it to me? Please be assured that this is a genuine and heartfelt enquiry!

    Many thanks,

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