New York City transforms into an enchanted wonderland during winter. Snow dusts the streets, buildings, and trees, bestowing a soft, quiet hush everywhere. When it comes to wedding photos, brides planning their winter nuptials in the Big Apple have much to be excited for. It may be be cold, but you have a romantic backdrop of glimmering snow and festive decor to work with. Iconic places like Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge as well as hidden gems like a quaint pub or picturesque street set the scene to make the most unforgettable wedding photos.
The New York Public Library is about as close to a castle that NYC has. The landmark’s Beaux-Arts architecture marked by a grand staircase, classical columns, and soaring arches make it a wedding photo destination all year long. But with a light dusting of winter snow, the NYPL takes on an atmosphere that makes you believe there is still a little magic left in the world.
The Rockefeller Center christmas tree is NYC’s muse during the holidays. Our advice, don’t even try to get close to tree for a formal portrait. Elbowing through the crowd, you run the risk of ruining your dress! Instead, take cue from this couple’s more personal photo, which puts their love on display as the twinkling giant watches over.
Radio City Music Hall is lit during the holidays with glittering lights and shiny decorations at every turn. The scene provides a festive backdrop for a vibrant bride and groom portrait.
Alexandra and Jason embraced the wintry elements at their Tribeca Rooftop wedding. Their wedding party portrait looks like a scene set inside an enchanted snow globe. This would be when your bridesmaids’ gift of a warm shawl comes in handy!
As one of NYC’s most magnificent sites, the Brooklyn Bridge draws newlyweds seeking to memorialized the start of their life together.
We could devote a whole post to Central Park. The photo opportunities are endless especially during winter when the park turns into a wonderland. We love how this bride wasn’t afraid to get lost in the moment!
Central Park is filled with countless captivating points of destination like the Namburg Bandshell, which offers a stunning portrait backdrop.
A stillness blankets NYC at winter giving the streets a beautiful, cinematic feel. Pretend you are the romantic leads in an old Hollywood movie about the quintessential New York love story.
Take advantage of the season’s blustery elements to get that picture perfect wind-blow veil shot.
Winter in New York City is a time filled with beauty and wonder. Take inspiration from the season and you’re guaranteed to end up with wedding photos that you love!