They fell in love with each other and with Manhattan-so naturally Andie Woloszyn and Jon Kully couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. On June 11, Andie, who's from Baltimore, and Jon, who hails from Chicago, gathered 190 of their nearest and dearest for an authentic New York, New York extravaganza.
Park Ceremony: Even in an urban jungle full of skyscrapers and traffic, it's possible to get married outdoors, surrounded by trees, flowers and sweetly chirping birds. Andie and Jon exchanged self-written vows in Central Park, near the model boat pond, the site of one of their first dates.
Museum Reception: Cities are packed with unexpected party spaces—many world-class museums will host events after-hours. Andie and Jon loved the Frick Collection's classic New York atmosphere. The museum's treasury of Old Masters, 18th-century portraits and Renaissance bronzes was the backdrop for the cocktail hour.
Getting Around on Foot: Since Manhattanites walk everywhere, the couple chose ceremony, reception and hotel locations that were a short stroll away from each other.
Big Band Sound: A steel drum combo or country-western band at a New York wedding? Fuggedaboutit! Andie and Jon's guests danced to New York City Swing, a 14-piece orchestra.
Party Dressing: When dancing is a priority, so is a dress that moves. Andie says she surprised everyone when she wore an ankle-length Carolina Herrera gown (she bought it floor-length, then had it shortened). "I wanted a real party dress that would be comfortable to dance in all night." She paired it with spectacular strappy sandals.
Carolina Herrera, carolinaherrera.com
Christian Louboutin, 212-396-1884
Central Park, centralpark.com
Frick Collection, frick.org
New York City Swing, nycswing.com
Michelle Rago, michelleragoltd.com
Bernard Maisner Calligraphy & Fine Stationary, bernardmaisner.com
Tanya Tribble, tanyatribbleweddings.com