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Central Park Elopement: Sarah and Kathrin

Sascha Reinking Photography

August 15, 2015

Sarah and Kathrin met at a party almost eight years ago. They became friends first, and eventually fell in love. Sarah proposed last year in May. They traveled to New York from their home in Germany for the second time. Sarah rented the Sony billboard in Times Square for five minutes. At 8:00 PM they saw a big picture of themselves and a message in German, then Sarah asked Kathrin to be her wife.

Planning the wedding was an exciting experience. The couple booked everything two months before they eloped. They booked the photographer of their dreams, then the flights and hotel. They found a makeup artist and hair stylist, and an officiant for the ceremony and everything worked out perfectly. Sarah and Kathrin found it much easier to get married in New York than to wade through the bureaucracy of getting married in Germany.
Sascha Reinking Photography
Sascha Reinking Photography
Sascha Reinking Photography
The brides were so nervous. They couldn’t sleep much during the weeks before the wedding and could talk of nothing else. They were so afraid that their luggage would get lost! Luckily, everything went smoothly and they had a beautiful day.
Sascha Reinking Photography
Sascha Reinking Photography

According to photographer, Sascha Reinking, Sara and Kathrin’s is a true love story. The brides traveled from their home in Germany to their dream city of New York to get hitched in the Big Apple. One gorgeous summer day, the two arrived at the Ladies’ Pavilion in Central Park. There were tears all around as they held each other and a crowd formed to cheer them on.

Sascha Reinking Photography
Sascha Reinking Photography
After the ceremony, Sara and Kathrin toured the City in search of great photo spots. They trekked from Central Park to the Upper West Side, then to SoHo and the Brooklyn Bridge. They ended their day with a helicopter tour of the magical city!
Sascha Reinking Photography
Sascha Reinking Photography
Sascha Reinking Photography
Sara and Kathrin offered the following wisdom to other same-sex couples. “New York is the perfect place for same-sex couples to get married. Nobody cares if you kiss on the street! So many people were so great as they congratulated us and clapped. In Germany, it is very different. The people are cautious and look at you the whole time. In New York, everybody either smiles, or doesn’t care what you do. We felt great the whole day and recommend it to everyone!”

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Photographer: Sascha Reinking Photography //Makeup Artist: Amy Klewitz Beauty // Reception Venue: Central Park Ladies’ Pavilion // Officiant: Jackie Reinking New York Elopement Officiant //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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