Wedding at Harvard Club of New York City ● Kathryn + Andi

August 23, 2015

On Friday I showed the City Hall wedding of Kathryn and Andi from several years ago. Today I am happy to be posting their classic and beautiful ceremony and reception at the Harvard Club of NYC.

Kathryn and Andi are a perfect example of a modern international couple. They have been together for nine years, and the “how they came to be a couple” truly transcends all geographic obstacles. Kathryn is from West Virginia and Andi is from Bavaria, Germany. They met while both doing an internship in Bangalore, India nine years ago and have been happily together ever since. Andi lived with Kathryn in Boston while she completed her studies there, and then Kathryn moved to Munich with Andi and they lived there for five years. While they were living all around the world, they were also celebrating their marriage in several different receptions so that local family and friends could join in the festivities. The final celebration was this one at the Harvard Club, and people traveled from all over to attend. It was awesome!!

The Harvard Club is a huge space, and when I first walked into the reception room when it was all done up for the party, my jaw dropped. It. Was. GORGEOUS. I loved the huge centerpieces, the purple flowers, and the candle votives hanging from the centerpieces. The darkness of the room and the super high ceiling added to the overall drama.

Kathryn and Andi opted to do a first look and we were able to get most of the “must have” photos done prior to the ceremony. We took advantage of the deep red walls inside the club, as well as the rooftop bar area.

My favorite part of the day was the confetti cannons that the bridal party launched (it flawlessly well timed!!). It was the perfect end to the short, yet sweet, standing room only ceremony.

Family and wedding party photos were taken in the Gordon Reading Room, the ceremony was held in the Grill room, and the reception was held in Harvard Hall.

Congratulations to Kathryn and Andi!!

Alvina Valenta wedding gown

blue bridal party dresses

bride and mother getting ready

bride's hairspray

bride and bridesmaids getting ready

groom and groomsmen getting ready

wedding day photos

bride and groom first look

Harvard Club Wedding Photographer

getting married at the Harvard Club NYC

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NYC Club Wedding

Black white red wedding

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wedding photos in library

Harvard Club Bride

groom and groomsmen

bride and bridesmaids

bride walking down the aisle with her father

Harvard Club Grill Room

wedding ceremony in Harvard Club Grill

Off Camera Flash during wedding ceremonybridesmaids in light blue mismatched dresses

Harvard Club Photographer


Grill Room in Harvard Club

First kiss

wedding confetti cannons

Wedding cake

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Centerpieces with purple flowers and candle votives

wedding place settings

wedding photos of parents and grandparents

exterior of Harvard Club

Handmade party favors

Wedding day first dance

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Harvard Club Wedding Venue

Harvard Hallcake cutting

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Doing the limbo at wedding

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Dress Designer: Alvina Valenta

Suit/Tux Designer: Hugo Boss

Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka

Florist: Cory Dehavenport

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: NY Bridal Beauty

Videographer: David Troth Wright Videography

Officiant: Miriam Lawrence

DJ/Band/Musician: Silver Arrow Band

Cake Artist & Caterer: Harvard Club

And, thank you to the fabulous Kamila Harris for second shooting!!

Party Favors/Gifts: Made by Kathryn’s mom

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2 Responses

  1. […] ceremony kept under wraps for a bit, so I never posted any of the photos. Now, with their gorgeous Harvard Club wedding in the books, I am happy to share these photos with […]

  2. […] Hall and then, some time later, photograph their large reception (see Mary and Antonio, as well as Kathryn and Andi). Caitlin and Neil are another wonderful couple of mine that I’ve had the pleasure of […]

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