New York City wedding photographers Cinder & Co.

A Chic DIY Wedding in New York City at the Merchant’s Museum House

We are huge suckers for weddings in Manhattan and this chic DIY wedding has us wishing we were hailing a cab to catch up with our couple. Join us as we run through the streets of New York City to get to our final destination of Lauren & Evan’s wedding vows at the Merchant’s Museum House!

The bride and groom started their wedding day with a first look on the steps of the Merchant’s House Museum (which PS is rumored to be haunted!) where a watercolor ‘wedding welcome sign’ hung over wrought iron pillars, inviting their guests to the intimate garden behind the home where Lauren & Evan said their ‘I do’s’

Lauren walked down the aisle as a violinist and acoustic guitar serenaded her making her way to her soon to be husband.

The couple’s intimate vows included a traditional ‘tasting of the elements’ where the bride and groom taste four flavors to represent the highs and lows of marriage, including sour, bitter, hot, ending in sweet. The tradition of tasting the elements is adapted from the Yoruba people and demonstrates the couples symbolic commitment to weathering the seasons of life with one another. Their ceremony then ended with a bang as Evan broke a glass to represent their new union.

Laurens wedding day attire included a floral crown, a bold red lip and a bridal gown that included lacy fabric florals stitched onto the straps of her gown; that were originally from her mother’s wedding dress!! Evan’s dapper wedding day style included a three-piece suit with a bold red tie & pocket square and a boutonniere made out of a single white rose and baby’s breath.

The bride and groom’s celebration continued at the Blue Water Grill in Manhattan where guests enjoyed live music, small bites, sliders, and an open photo booth which included kitschy props, loads of smiles and plenty of fun!

Scroll on to see more of Lauren & Evan’s wedding day captured by Manhattan wedding photographers Cinder & Co. Photography

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Ceremony Venue: Merchant’s House Museum
Reception Venue: Blue Water Grill

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