Fairytale Central Park Wedding Inspiration

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Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

Fairytale Central Park Wedding Inspiration

This Central Park wedding shoot was so incredible dreamy! From gorgeous florals to an incredibly romantic wedding dress, the whole day felt like a true fairytale! I loved capturing these light and airy wedding photos at this NYC winter wedding. Gorgeous Hanna Mae was the most stunning NYC bride! Wedding hair stylist and makeup artist Faith Stanek of Stanek Styles created such a dreamy bridal look with a loose, half-up hairstyle and soft pink lipstick. The Galia Lahav wedding gown was incredible with its sweetheart bodice dripping in florals and flowy skirt. Central Park was the perfect setting for a day filled with beauty and joy!

Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Romantic fairytale wedding vibes in this gorgeous winter Central Park wedding styled shoot captured by top NYC wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

Bethesda Terrace Wedding Photos

The Bethesda Terrace is one of my favorite locations for photos in Central Park. The grand staircase is the perfect spot to capture the flowing train of a romantic wedding dress! Hanna Mae looked like a true princess awaiting her forever love as she posed along the steps. I loved capturing the delicate details of her gorgeous gown against the stones in the background!

Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

Gorgeous Wedding Florals

The Budding Florist crafted the most beautiful colorful wedding bouquet! The bridal bouquet was filled with dusty rose, coral, and bright pink blooms surrounded by lush greenery. Hanna Mae’s light pink lip color perfectly matched her wedding flowers! This gorgeous bouquet was overflowing with color and added to the dreamy vibe of the day!

Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

Including Your Dog in Wedding

One of my favorite moments of the day was when this sweet little pup joined us! I loved when couples include their dog in their wedding! I’ve seen dogs join couples during their first look photos or even serve as the flower girl or ring bearer! If you have a pup, they are an important part of your family, and it’s wonderful to have wedding photos with your dog! It was so cute seeing this NYC bride hold her dog and cuddle up for some adorable photos!

Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

Bow Bridge Wedding Photos

Bow Bridge was the perfect spot to capture this beautiful NYC bride! The blue skies and twisting trees were the perfect backdrop for Hanna Mae’s ethereal bridal look. As she scooped up her skirts and walked across the bridge, she reminded me of Cinderella making her way to the ball! I loved every moment of this sweet fairytale wedding!

Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

Central Park Wedding Inspiration

The Loeb Boathouse is one of my favorite venues in NYC! There are so many lovely spots around the park that are perfect for dreamy wedding photos. Some of my favorites are the Bethesda Terrace, the Bethesda Steps, Bow Bridge, and the rocks with the gorgeous city skyline in the background! Even in winter, the park is gorgeous! The cloudy blue skies made for the perfect light and Hanna Mae truly looked like a princess out of a fairytale!

Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography
Gorgeous winter NYC bride at Central Park wedding styled shoot in NYC captured by top Central Park wedding photographer Karina Mekel Photography

I loved being a part of this amazing fairytale inspired wedding! Theses dreamy wedding photo ideas are perfect for a romantic NYC wedding!

Photographer: Karina Mekel Photography

Styling: Heather Benge Events

Host: Heather Benge Events & Styled Shoots Across America

Venue: Central Park in New York City

Florist: The Budding Florist

Hair & Makeup: Faith Stanek, Stanek Styles

Model: Hanna Mae

Wedding Gown: Galia Lahav

See more gorgeous NYC wedding photos from this Loeb Boathouse wedding! Or contact me anytime to inquire about photography for your wedding!

Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NYC wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.

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