The Reception

Photography: Kate Murphy / Food & Venue: The Carlyle Restaurant / Flowers by: Amy Merrick  / Cake: Sylvia Weinstock / Dress & Veil: Katie Ermilio / Bespoke Tuxedo:Ermilio Clothiers / Groom’s Bow Tie: Ralph Lauren / Bridal Jewelry: De Beers Swan Lake

A glowing banquet table in a private room overflowing with bouquets of flowers and classic love songs. With slow and relaxed courses we had the ability to live in the moment, to be present with our loved ones and toast to this first meal as Husband & Wife

The wedding cake had the french lace of my dress recreated in the delicate buttercream icing dancing up the sides as a waterfall of my favorite flowers wrapped gracefully down the front. Yeah, yeah, but what’s on the inside? A tier of vanilla & strawberry followed by a tier of chocolate & raspberry. Remember this?

Taking inspiration from the china at the Carlyle Restaurant, florist Amy Merrick created the most painterly, Dutch referenced, seasonal centerpieces with the fruits of life spilling out onto the table.

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  • Jamie, these photos are just breath taking! Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

  • emily

    so so perfect. you, and everything around you, looks stunning!

  • Natasha @ Northern Light Blog

    … though I don’t “know you” personally, I must say these images makes me feel like I was there… at your table :) Just absolutely stunning, you look amazing and happy! Good for you & Congratulations from Florida.

    While I understand your need to take time away from the blog, I must say you have been missed, and I look forward to following along on your new journey. LOVE the look of your new site!!

    • Thank you so much Natasha. It feels so good to be back! xoxo

  • I love that the company all sat at the same table! What a special intimate occasion! Love it!

  • Wonderful photos.

  • Another beautiful peak inside the special moment you shared you with family and new husband. LOVE the flowers and table setting choices! Those plates are fantastic!

    • Thanks Hilary, I saw your tweets about Amy Merrick, she did an AMAZING job. We did soft and romantic for the ceremony in shades of ivory and blush and then a full on color explosion for dinner. It was fun having two different moods!

  • Meaghan Clark

    Love it! Very inviting. Was it weird having someone else doing the camera work?

    • of course! BUT… I totally trusted Kate Murphy and I’m so happy with the job she did. It was nice having a day off 😉

  • Camila Michelle

    Beautiful images!!! What a beautiful wedding dress! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marjolijn

    Stunning! Absolutely pretty bride and fantastic setting! Many congratulations on your wedding.

  • Tracy

    Congratulations! This is the most beautiful and elegant wedding, and I would expect no less from you. I’ve been checking your site almost everyday to see the updates – love the new look. Best wishes.


    Congratulations! It’s a beautiful wedding dress. Everything is so pretty and refined.
    Lovely photos.

  • rebecca

    ,,,everything looks perfectly elegant!,,,

  • Fiona

    Your dress was gorgeous! Everything looked intimate, classic, and romantic. Congratulations

  • LUZ

    Jamie, las fotos son preciosas. Saludos desde SPAIN.

  • i love the grains on this pictures, it goes with the style.

    • One of the reasons I chose Kate Murphy to photograph it, she only shoots in film and I wanted that nostalgic feeling. :)

  • Amelia

    oh that cake is just too beautiful to eat!

  • Aline

    Dear Jamie,
    I am SO happy that you are back on the blog!Your wedding is extremely elegant but also very personal, down to earth and intimate. It is the first time I perceive this perfect mix where esthetics and dreams about the ceremony don’t seem to hinder the married couple from truly enjoying this special day.
    I am sure it was as beautiful and touching in reality as it is through these pictures.
    Congratulations and all my best wishes for your married life!


  • Alicia

    What perfect pictures. And what a delight to have you back. Love from Australia.

  • 胡文潇

    Very like your works, pipe, jif photo production process, there is no post record it? I would like to learn

  • Elena

    Greetings from Moscow! )

  • kelanie

    this is beautiful! I looove the black&white pictures! I wish you all the happiness!

  • Fifties Darling

    You, the dress, the flowers, the man, the atmosphere… it’s all so mesmerizing and beautiful. What an inspiration. I wish you all the happiness in the world!

  • Melanie

    Oh Jamie, I always knew your wedding would simply be the most beautiful I’ve ever seen (as much as I could from your blog). What a lovely day/evening it looks like you’ve had. Congratulations on marrying your very handsome man, and I look forward to many more photos. Thank you for sharing tidbits of your life. It’s played a large part in me wanting to live in New York for a couple of years someday soon (from Sydney, Australia.


  • Olga Shcherbakova

    Cake chic!! Bouquets luxurious! It’s very very nice! Once again, congratulations!!

  • Hill

    I love your color palettes and flowers! Reminds me of Renaissance and Old English paintings. Congrats on your wedding as well :]

  • It was dreamy just as I imagined it would be! Congratulations again!

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  • Lisa

    Jamie, thank you for sharing your wedding photographs. Your day looked elegant, romantic, beautiful, and warm. What an amazing table setting, the plates and flower arrangements are gorgeous. Congratulations to you.

  • Jillian

    Congrats Jamie! Your wedding is absolutely stunning and feels so timeless. Kate did an amazing job! And, Amy Merrick florals, I just love! You really picked an all-star cast to assist with your wedding. To an everlasting love, cheers!

  • Em

    SO gorgeous and elegant. Your gown is divine, and the rest of the aesthetic choices are equally impeccable!

  • JV

    Hello there – I’ve followed your work and blog for some time and I’m such a fan, although I’ve never left a comment before. I am late I know, but I just wanted to tell you congratulations and that your wedding was absolutely stunning! May I ask, do you know the china pattern at the Carlyle Restaurant? It is gorgeous!

  • Allie

    Stunning wedding – seriously breathtaking. I’ve been a fan of yours for so long, it’s truly appreciated that you let us in on your big day. Congrats to you two! xx, Allie

  • Eduarda

    Hi Jamie,

    Congratulations to you and your husband. Your wedding is, by far, one of the nicest I’ve seen!

    I have a question, please. Did you have people dancing at your reception? I’m getting married next May and we’ll have the reception for about 120 people (not exactly an intimate wedding!). But I was not wanting to have a dj/band. Instead, I wanted an absolutely gorgeous dinner with romantic songs playing in the background. Do you think people would be way too bored in a reception like that?

    I’d love to hear your thoughts…

    Thanks and congratulations again! I love your blog.

  • Beautiful wedding photos. Best wishes on a blessed life together with love, success and prosperity

  • laisbot

    I’d ask u to marry me, but i’ve already married :( haha Congrats! Lots of happiness!

  • Kasia

    I wish You all the best!

  • Amy

    Ann Street Studio, I love everything about your wedding & reception and am using it as inspiration for my own upcoming nuptials. The reception looks like it was incredibly intimate and relaxed, and I’d like to have a similar feeling at my dinner. What did you do to foster this atmosphere in terms of the dinner courses, music, and number of guests? If you have the time to answer, I’d so appreciate your thoughts!