Choosing your wedding photographer on Reddit may be an alternative avenue, but Jem and Alex got lucky when Boston photographer Alex Xu, of Xu Liu Photography, responded to their call. The quirky couple planned a casual NYC elopement in Central Park, complete with sparkly sneakers and victory rolls. We love their impulsive attitude towards wedding planning, and their easy-going spirit definitely paid off when it started to drizzle during the portrait session. The resulting images are über romantic and totally fun.
Jem and Alex
Central Park, New York, New York
Jem and Alex are a bit quirky which is reflected in their big day. The vintage-themed wedding was done on a budget. The dress was from a friend’s boutique, the suit mismatched pieces from vintage stores. Flowers were picked up from a Williamsburg grocery store and put together in the morning by Jem.
The veil was hand stitched one late night using a vintage pearl necklace, pheasant feathers and French netting. Jem frantically went from tomboy to make up and hair expert in the months leading up to the big day, doing hers and her good friend Sarah’s. Sarah rocked a vintage dress featuring her favourite skulls, with a victory roll hairstyle, going for a 50s vibe.
Jem wrote the ceremony, which left her struggling a bit to come up with things to say in the vows as she’d already covered most of it! Thankfully, Alex is a funny guy, so when he promised to love and cherish her, as well as sing silly songs about her (their favourite past time) forever, he made everyone laugh.
The Couple Recommends:
Alex Xu was fantastic. He answered my plea for a photographer on Reddit and came all the way from Boston to do the photos. Everyone has said how wonderful they are. I genuinely don’t think they could have come out any better. It looks like the happy ending to an awesome indie film.
The Wedding Team:
Thanks Alex Xu for sharing this fun NYC elopement with Junebug! For more quirky wedding ideas, check out Luisa and Josh’s vintage inspired wedding at Architectural Artifacts.