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Every New York City winter wedding should come complete with a unique set of iconic snowy bridal portraits spread out within the historical landscape of The Big Apple. We've rounded up some of New York's most famous portrait spots that double as a special backdrop for seasonal and snowy celebrations.
An obvious choice when it comes to ideal scenic views, this iconic New York City park serves as the backdrop for picturesque wedding portraits throughout the many phases of Manhattan's beautiful seasons. Endless mounds of snow mark the landscape for photographs taken in Central Park, making your bridal portraits as unique as they are stunning. Whether you choose to capture your big day on Central Park's Bow Bridge — is a cast-iron masterpiece that spans the lake — or The Mall, a canopied wonderland of arching Elm trees, there's no limit to the magic that can be made in this environmental oasis. Read real brides' reviews here!
Top of the Rock
Possibly the best way to get a birds-eye view of the entire grid of New York City, Top of the Rock offers peak views as an iconic Manhattan milestone. Also known as the observatory on top of Rockefeller Center, this landmark view offers a unique way for couples to include all of Manhattan in their big-day photos. An overcast day with a touch of snow would make this snapshot location a definite to include in your portrait lineup.
Central Park is flooded with scenic backdrops, and one that is essential to include is the Conservatory Garden, Central Park's six-acre formal gardens. This botanical dream is one of the city's most coveted portrait spots. A gate marking the 5th Avenue entrance stands before the composition of gathered hedges, white crabapple trees, and blooming pink florals. Seasonal displays of rare florals embrace the uniqueness found when exploring these spectacular gardens, making it a perfectly picturesque locale. Read real brides' reviews here!
No list of iconic picture locations would be complete without Brooklyn's own Brooklyn Bridge — made famous for its breathtaking design and legendary history. Connecting the boroughs of Manhattan with the trendy neighborhoods of Brooklyn, this national historic landmark has served couples well as the metropolitan backdrop for some of NYC's most famous city views. Seasonal snow patches drape the wooden construction of the bridge's cable suspended sides, giving every picture an added taste of festive whimsy. Read real brides' reviews here!