Happy New Year! Let’s ring in 2013 with a gorgeous rooftop wedding from photographer Susan Dean – urban romance at it’s loveliest.

Says the bride, “I love growing things and natural spaces and Vinny’s more of an urbanite, born and bred in New York. The High Line seemed like the perfect blend of the two. We loved that it felt both modern and timeless.”

The bride and groom designed the invites, menus and place cards, as well personalized lapel buttons for each guest with a little inside joke. Keep an eye out for their design shop, “Five and an Eighth.”

Says Carolyn, “In honor of Vinny’s heritage, we observed the traditional Chinese wedding customs of a grand dinner banquet and tea ceremony. I wore the customary red dress and we poured tea for all of our relatives.”

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We wanted to bring the themes from our wedding ceremony through the brunch celebration: natural shapes and colors, modern design, and in homage to our later dinner banquet, Chinese characters.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  From Carolyn: “The first dance. We danced to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. The Vipers were amazing and it felt so sweet and romantic.” From Vinny: “When we first sat down to brunch and we were surrounded by all our friends and family.”

What advice do you have for other brides?  This is a celebration of your love. Keep your guests in mind but make the story about the two of you.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Set your budget low and keep it simple. As you go along unexpected things will crop up and inflate your numbers. Plan for it!

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  We felt that the right music was very important—it sets the mood for the occasion. We found a band that helped to set a comfortable and relaxed environment, while also keeping the tempo up-beat. Music is something everyone can enjoy.


See more of Carolyn and Vincent’s romantic urban wedding in the gallery!

Photographer: Susan Dean / Ceremony Venue: The High Line in New York City / Reception Venue, Catering: The Park Restaurant / Officiant: Rev. Annie Lawrence / Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller / Custom Red Dress: New Age Designer Inc. (212) 349-0818 / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Birdcage Veil: Marisol Aparicio / Hair, Makeup: Sissi Chan / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Floral Design: Fox Fodder Farm / Music: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn / Cake: A Simple Cake / Invitation Printers: Publicide / Calligraphy: Harriet Rose
  • Rooftop Wedding in New York City

    2 January 2013
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    1. Lauren

      What fabulous venues! I love the bride’s understated elegance. Both of her dresses are divine.

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    2. Chloe Moon

      I love non-traditional venues! Her dress is gorgeous!

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    3. Nathan

      Love her style!

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    4. Joelle

      I absolutely love this! And the bride is just gorgeous!

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    5. Maria

      Just found this, love it! Everything looks beautiful, thank you Carolyn for coming to us for your veil :)

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    6. Laura

      holy crap, i love this wedding. it makes me curse under my breath while scrolling through the pictures, that’s how awesome it is.

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    7. lydia {ever ours}

      oh my gosh..her hairstyle is super gorgeous. love their ceremony venue too.

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    9. Laura

      Love the flowers! Such beautiful colors. One day, I will grow a garden with all these wonderful colors.

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    10. Wedding Wradrobe

      I’m impressed by the simplicity of this wedding despite the location chosen…congrats for the event. and for the cultural part you cared so much about.

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      Happy New Year!!! This wedding is so classy and just plain gorgeous.

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    12. Mariah Gale

      Love the high line! What a great choice for a wedding location.

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    13. Alexan Events

      That bouquet is so positively stunning – whimsical yet classic. Lovely!

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    14. NYC Wedding Photographer

      I love the High line! It’s a beautiful space for a wedding and makes for wonderful photographs.The bride’s dress is gorgeous!

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    16. Leah McCormick

      This is gorgeous! How fabulous is her red dress?

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    17. Jennifer

      This wedding looks like it is set in a park, not a rooftop! The wood walkways and benches give such a great relaxed feel. The lanterns hanging above the staircase combined with the potted plants along the wall are a great touch. I love all of the photo’s but love the one of them walking in the city with the red dress, its storybook like.

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    18. Polly Alexandre

      Beautiful! So charming and intimate. I adore that picture of them walking up the stairs. It’s so pretty and it’s also the perfect fusion of their styles. Congratulations Vinny & Carolyn!

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    20. Emma Draper

      Wow just stunning! Fabulous dresses, venues and photos! You can’t beat NYC!xxx

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    21. gary

      I love city weddings & this one looks absolutely fantastical. Great photography also…

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    22. Steven Carter Hewson

      What a great wedding. That photograph of the couple walking up the stairs is superb. Love it.

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    26. Rev. Annie Lawrence

      Just discovered Carolyn & Vinny’s wedding featured here! Beautiful couple & gorgeous photos–it was an honor to be their NYC Wedding Officiant ❤ @RevAnnieNYC

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