Unique portrait of bride and bridegroom in New York
Bride's makeup is applied
Bridegroom enjoys a pre-wedding breakfast with his friends in New York
Colorful portrait of the bridegroom prior to the wedding at James Burden Mansion
Reflection portrait of the bride as she gets ready at James Burden Mansion
Bridegroom and his friends walk down the street in New York
Portrait of bridegroom and his friends at James Burden Mansion in New York,
Bride gets ready to walk down the aisle at James Burden Mansion in New York
Wedding ceremony at James Burden Mansion in New York
Father of the bride walks bride down the aisle in New York
Photo of wedding ceremony, New York, NY
Bride and bridegroom at wedding ceremony at James Burden Mansion in New York
Bride and bridegroom share their first kiss
Bride and bridegroom share a humorous moment during the ceremony in New York
James Burden Mansion, New York, NY
Outdoor portrait of bride and bridegroom in New York
Speeches during wedding reception at James Burden Mansion in New York
Bride displays emotion during the wedding reception
A humorous moment during the wedding speeches at James Burden Mansion in New York
Portrait of bride and groom at wedding reception in New York
Photo of wedding guests at wedding reception at James Burden Mansion in New York
A toast to the bridal couple at James Burden Mansion in New York
Beautiful portrait of the bride and groom at James Burden Mansion
Bride and bridegroom change into their going away outfits
Bride looks on as bridegroom changes his shoes
Bride wipes away mother's tears before leaving on honeymoon
Bride and bridegroom leave the wedding reception at James Burden Mansion in New York
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
Photo By: Aaron Morris
Photo By: Aaron Morris
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Photo By: Aaron Morris
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
Photo By: Aaron Morris
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
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Photo By: Ryan Zhang
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
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Photo By: Ryan Zhang
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Photo By: Ryan Zhang
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
Photo By: Ryan Zhang
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Allison&Ames

Church of the Heavenly Rest; Burden Mansion, Manhattan, New York

Allison and Ames wanted a classic New York City wedding, as in 1940s classic, with a morning church ceremony, a luncheon afterward, and an exit where you go straight to the airport for your honeymoon.

Allison even eschewed the typical white wedding gown for a floral Dolce & Gabbana three-quarter-length dress. After their ceremony at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan, everyone enjoyed a formal luncheon at the James Burden Mansion. At the end, Allison and Ames changed into hiking boots and backpacks, exiting the reception to go straight to the airport to catch their flight to Nepal for their honeymoon.

Allison and Ames met in 2012 on a group sailing trip when both were looking for resets in their lives. Ames, who was a contestant on Season 7 of The Bachelorette, had recently been rejected from the show. Allison was looking for more substance in her life beyond her studies and her career as an engineer.

Allison and Ames are both accomplished individuals in their careers who also love spontaneity, adventure and anything out of the ordinary. It was how they met, how they fell in love, how they honeymooned, and how they continue to live their lives.

Their unique wedding story was featured in the New York Times. Read a more in-depth look into their lives and their wedding here. And definitely check out Chrisman Studios filmmaker Vlad Chaloupka’s highlight film: Allison and Ames’ NYC Wedding.

Authored by: Photographed by: RyanCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  Manhattan, New YorkSetting:  Church WeddingVenue:  Church of the Heavenly Rest; Burden Mansion