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As Time Goes By

It’s still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case of do or die The world will always welcome lovers 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



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  • Gracious, what a stunning affair! Absolutely timeless. Congratulations. To a lifetime of creativity and happiness! xx

    • Jamie

      Exploding hearts! Thank you Nora!

  • 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!

    • Jamie

      Yay! I have SO much content to share! I’ve been dying waiting to start posting. It’s going to be a full and crazy fall! Thanks for the support!

  • Love it so much! So beautiful!

  • 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. :)

  • Lisa

    Absolutely breathtaking in every way! Congratulations!

  • Anja

    It was a perfect day,so many fantastic memories, my congratulations xoxo

  • So so beautiful. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple. I adore your dress!

  • EEEEE!!!! Too excited about the new website, and congratulations on your beautiful wedding! xo

  • Kat

    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.

  • Dorianne

    <3 <3 <3

  • Karishma

    You loved so ethereal, Jamie. Congratulations.

  • rebecca

    ,,,simply beautiful,,,

  • Jenny

    These photos exude love and warmth- so happy you two are hitched!

  • So many congratulations to you both :) I love your blog and all the photos are just stunning! All my best to you. Best, Carin

  • congratulations Kevin and Jamie! all the best to you guys

  • I was waiting for some new fresh like this for such a long time: congratulation both for the wedding and the new theme…even if I really enjoy the past one…
    Auguri!!

  • Truly Smitten

    Absolutely stunning!!

  • a truly beautiful wedding.

  • Gorgeous! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.

  • Pam

    So, so lovely. The picture of him dipping you on the dance floor is priceless. Here’s to many years of happiness – and a story meant for jazz —

  • Wow, so very beautiful! Congratulations to you both!

  • The last photo is my favorite! What a treasured keepsake to last a lifetime : )

  • 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!

  • You were stunning as expected. Congratulations to you and Kevin. All the best for a long and happy marriage.

  • 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.

  • Hannah

    Congratulations on the wedding and the new site!

  • Many congratulations to you two! Lovely and stunning, thanks for sharing.

  • EleganceIsUnderrated

    Congratulations! Your blog is always a source of lovely elegance for me. Thanks for sharing!

  • Liz

    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

    • Oh so nice!!! It was perfection, you guys did an amazing job on everything. Thank you for all the handwork and detail. I’m doing a story on the making of tomorrow.. maybe you’ll see yourself?!

  • Congratulations, you made a beautiful bride. Emma Louise Layla Xx

  • Monika

    Congratulations and All the Best! Thank you for sharing :-)

  • Cindy White

    So very lovely – Congratulations.

  • Jenni

    so beautiful! I love when weddings are shot in film, the quality is just so romantic.

  • Liz

    Absolutely stunning wedding – I love your dress!

  • What a timeless celebration of love. It was a joy just to see your photos =)

  • brooke elyse

    I’m swooning!! Absolutely stunning photographs.
    xoxo

  • Oh Jamie…you are beautiful…your wedding was beautiful…your blog is beautiful…I am so happy to see you back! There is a timeless beauty about you and it is so evident in all your photos. Thank you for sharing!

  • barefoot duchess blog

    You two look adorable together!! I am wishing you all the happiness for many many many years!!

  • Absolutely stunning Jamie – cannot get over your dress! Fits like a glove! Gorgeous!

  • Sarah Sy

    Felicitations, Jamie! – From a fan 😀

  • You guys are too adorable for words. Love everything :) Congratulations and wishing you all the happiness in the world!

    p.s the blog looks like the vogue of all blogs now.. LOVE IT.

  • Absolute perfection, down to the last detail. What an heirloom that dress will be! Congratulations again!!

  • Nicole

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jamie, what a beautiful day. You are truly the definition of classic and timeless beauty! And love that the new look of the blog represents that as well.

  • Jan’s camera

    Congratulations. Your dress is lovely. Thanks for sharing some photos with us.

  • iwa

    This is absolutely beautiful!!

  • Amber

    You look absolutely stunning– I’m so glad that you had a memorable day. Also, that blessing is the sweetest; I love it.

    Congratulations oncemore! <3

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  • Mustanggina

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

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  • RachelShingleton

    Oh so lovely! You are a beautiful bride. Can’t wait to see all the good new things to come on your new site!

  • RF 1963

    You look radiant. I wish you and your husband all the best

  • dana

    Congrats!!!!!!!! You look stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dollcake

    your style is so timeless, these photos will be a family heirloom for future generations.
    congratulations:)
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  • aroundwithme

    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

    • Hi Dea! Yes I loved the illustration! I instagrammed it with your credit! So kind of you, you are so very talented! Thank you for this very sweet comment, it means the world to us.

  • Paulo

    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. =)

    • Thank you Paulo for the honest feedback, I’ll discuss with Kevin! xoxo

  • Pattymac100

    Congratulations!!! Every thing was beautiful and elegant, just like you! I wish you many, many years of happiness.

  • Sue Blaney

    perfect!

  • Sue Blaney

    …and glad your blog is back!

  • Ana

    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!!!

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  • sreebindu

    beautiful and the moments just happen :)
    xx
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  • summers173

    Congrats from México, you look really happy and im glad for you, i apriciate a lot your work

  • Justine

    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… !

    • heehehe :)

      • Weddinspire

        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.. 😛

  • Emily Fleck

    Congratulations! (And glad you’re back. I missed you guys. =))

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  • emily

    the lace on your dress is absolutely stunning! these beautiful photos make me want to relive my wedding day. you two look so happy, congrats!

  • Juliana from NC

    Beautiful moments.. Wishing you and your beloved a lifetime of happiness.. glad you’re back!

  • Esther

    Congratulations, you both looked beautiful and, even more important, blissfully happy!

  • oxta

    beautiful :’)

  • Paula

    I’ve only one word : PERFECT

    The blessing brought tears to my eyes.

    I love your blog!

    Warm embrace from Portugal

    Paula

  • kelanie

    again, beautiful pictures! beautiful dress! wow! I admire you so much!

  • Elis

    Oh wow, this is amazing! I absolutely love your lace dress! So simple and classic!

  • Alex (Things That Sparkle

    I adore that beautiful blessing. Who was it written by?

  • Jamie, everything looked JUST perfect!!! Both Kates did a fantastic job; one with a fairy-tale dress and the other one with photographs that captured your essence and taste perfectly! Absolutely chic!! So glad you shared them with us….I feel like I “attended” it too….

    Many hugs and happiness!
    xo,
    Susana
    http://www.akeytothearmoire.com

  • Congratulations!!! Everything is so beautiful.

  • Daisy

    Congratulations from Hong Kong!!

  • info

    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}

  • Jayeeta

    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~

  • kataya

    That is the most stunning wedding dress I have ever seen. So beautiful!

  • jen

    so classic and beautiful!!

  • Oh how lovely! Your dress is absolutely beautiful, just as well as you.

  • GustavoGonzalez

    Thanks for the card.I miss you bunches.

    Gustavo
    gglez@verizon.net

  • Nadia

    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 :)

  • Beautiful wedding so romantic. Best wishes on a blessed life together with good health, love, peace, success and prosperity

  • wow the photography was all in film? amazing…that’s why it looks so magical and timeless…. xoxo

  • Emily Lingard

    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,
    Emily

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  • Breathtaking! Happiness to you both always. Wow I can almost feel the material of your dress.

  • Weddinspire

    Hello Jamie..

    First of all congrats for this blasting wedding. The collections are just fabulous. I am just pinning them on my board on Pinterest. Bride and Grooom seems to be made for each other. Look the picture they ad together. Looks gorgeous.. Thanks for sharing such nice wedding pictures.

    Regards

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