Yaeko & Eric - New York Wedding Photography - Fort Tryon Park

Yaeko and Eric probably thought it was going to rain on their wedding day. From their love story you’d have expected a rainy day too. They met on a rainy day. Their first date was on a snowy day in which the New York Times published the article, “In Wind, Snow, Cold and Frustration, a Dangerous Storm.” On the day of their engagement in Kyoto, Japan, rain was also falling. They were due for a rain-free day.

Still, the threat of thunderstorms loomed and sprinkles fell the morning of May 16. And then, an hour before the ceremony, the sky cooperated. The folks at the New Leaf Cafe even waited until the very last moment to make the call to hold the ceremony outdoors!

But first, here are a couple of shots as they went about their preparations for the day.

Here’s Yaeko. (I have this thing with double mirrors and the rule of thirds. I can’t help it!) ;)

And here’s Eric.

I couldn’t hold back from posting almost ALL of my favorite images from the First Look. If ever there was a wedding that proved it’s ALL GOOD to see each other before their ceremony, this was the one.

I love how I can’t plan for any particular expression. It’s so beautiful and so genuine!

This image has so much emotion and sparkle. I love it.

Aren’t they perfect?

The ceremony was at the Linden Terrace of Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan. The backlight and glow through the trees was really phenomenal. You’d never know it was meant to thunderstorm.

A traditional moment of Japanese sake sipping …

Music is important to both of them (Eric went to Juilliard) and the string quartet received a standing ovation from guests!

One of my absolute favorites:

This was my third wedding this May, and the third bride in a row with a peony bouquet!

We had time for a ton of photos after the ceremony in the beautiful evening light. Even though there are so many other tender moments, I just thought this image epitomized Yaeko and Eric’s natural silliness. :) Either their timing was a little off or Eric can jump really high!

Yaeko folded all of the origami favors for her guests. Each was completely unique!

And as much as I would like, this post can’t go on forever. ;) I’ll leave you with a sweet dancing shot:

Oh, OK. And one more with their dog, Ringo. It’s out of order, but oh-so cute!

Nicole Haley - I love everything about this post. The light, the peonies, her gorgeous dress, the silly jumping - and especially how the leaves in the ceremony shot look like confetti. Love it all. BEAUTIFUL, Sarah!May 22, 2009 - 9:59 pm

Mary Nowlin - Sarah, Wow, what wonderful shots. It truly was a wonderful day for them both and you were able to get it on photo record for all of us to share. Thanks Mary NowlinMay 23, 2009 - 1:12 pm

Lisa Walsh - OMG, these are all STUNNING! I love every single image in this post. I can. not. wait. to shoot with you at the end of June. :)May 26, 2009 - 8:41 pm

Sarah - Thanks for all of the feedback everyone! I love all of the images from this wedding too. What an amazing day. And Lisa, I can’t wait to shoot with you either!May 28, 2009 - 10:35 am

Rosanna Pichardo - This was the most amazing blog ever…im considering having my weding at this park. Could i get the bride’s email address? i wanted ot know how she got permission for chairs at the parkNovember 30, 2010 - 11:42 am

Sarah - Hi Rosanna! So glad you liked this post! I can’t see your e-mail address, so please shoot me an e-mail and I’ll forward it to Yaeko. :)December 1, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Sarah Postma Photography Blog » More wedding albums delivered - in time for Thanksgiving! - [...] family in Michigan for Thanksgiving, I just thought this album deserved a quick post. I delivered Yaeko and Eric’s album today and I LOVE it. This is such a beautiful example of simple, classic design to [...]November 24, 2009 - 9:48 pm

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