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NYC Grooms: Ryan & Craig

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Ryan and Craig’s Manhattan wedding on Sept. 7, 2013 is proof that where there is love, not even an entire family’s lost suitcases can ruin the day! The grooms had flown in their closest relatives, but mom, dad and siblings found themselves with no clothes for the wedding after an airline mishap.

After emergency shopping trips, they were finally able to start their family photo session, with help from their venue, which stepped in with wine and snacks to keep everyone calm. Robert, a restaurant that offers private dining, live music, and event space, is located atop the Museum of Arts and Design in New York’s Columbus Circle. The City and Central Park views from the venue are stunning. A perfect view for the quintessential NYC grooms!

Both grooms work in the entertainment industry and lead busy lives that often involve travel. One evening when they were both in the city, Ryan asked Craig what he wanted to do for Valentine’s Day. Craig didn’t have anything particular in mind. He asked Ryan if he had any preferences. “Go to Tiffany’s with you and look for wedding rings,” Ryan answered. Craig asked if this was a proposal. “You  know that we’re going to get married, so let’s start planning,” Ryan said. And so, true to their sweet, simple nature, the two men were engaged.

The wedding reception was lively and fun and offered some great entertainment options for their guests. Robert offers a laid back yet chic atmosphere perfect for the urban couple that wants their guests to mingle with each other and have a great time. With live music and an exclusive tour of the Museum of Art and Design, the conversation, laughter and dancing was non-stop. The grooms also set up a photo booth and they asked all their guests to contribute some shots, along with a personal, handwritten note, which were all compiled into a keepsake album.

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Photographer:  Artvesta Studio // Beauty: amy gerber // Restaurant: Robert Restaurant at MAD

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.

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