Gramercy Park Hotel: New York, NY: Jean & Andrew's Wedding
When they first struck up a conversation at a crowded midtown Manhattan bar in the spring of 2009, Jean had no idea that she had just met the man she was going to marry. But there were things that might have tipped her off that the universe was trying to bring them together. They were both raised in Texas, and in spite of sharing a mutual friend, they didn't get to know each other until they happened to move to the biggest city in America. They might have passed one another in the lobby or on the elevator of the office building in which they both happened to work, but they didn't have their first conversation until they just happened to be in one of the many, many bars in the city.
Even though that first conversation went really well, Jean didn’t think there was much of a future at first because Andy had told her he was moving to LA in just three weeks. He asked for her number anyway and called her several times to ask her to join him for an official first date. Thankfully, she agreed to go and see where this could lead.
That night, over dinner in the West Village, Jean and Andy made a connection so strong that it ultimately made him decide to postpone his cross-country move for a bit just so he could spend more time with her. When Andy did finally go to LA, they stayed together and had some fun with the distance - seeing each other every two or three weeks and sometimes meeting in another city they could explore together. Somewhere over the miles of air travel, long phone calls and adventures together in new cities, they both discovered that they couldn’t live without each other.
Once Andy returned to New York and they started planning their wedding, they decided it had to take place in the city that had brought them together. This fall, they exchanged vows in the NYC neighborhood they now call home and we feel so honored that we were there to capture the magic of their day with their family, friends and their sweet dog, Tofu.