NEW YORK | DAY 1

Tuesday | 25th August 2015

After an amazing flight with Virgin-Atlantic, we found ourselves safe and sound in the state of New York – Time to hunt out our luggage and find our transport

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28 Cases, 14 people, a few suit carriers, Talulas bunny and a wedding dress later we squeeze ourselves into our Mercedes van which we booked through NYC Limousine – These guys are brilliant

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We were staying in the Sheraton Times Square which was the perfect location for us, right between our two wedding venues. I’d booked a suite for myself to stay in the night before the wedding and for the rest of the New York trip which was upgraded massively on check in – Thank you to the lovely receptionist there!

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Everyone who came to the wedding was giving a welcome pack (All designed by Scott) including directions to the ceremony, the rooftop reception and times square, where I was planning on throwing my bouquet | A door hanger for their hotel room | A personalised thank you card | An itinerary inviting our guests to join us for burgers one evening and brunch the morning after the wedding.

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First stop in NYC – Let’s see where we are actually getting married…

Introducing the Cop Cot, Central park. We first found the Cop Cot (Meaning little wooden house on the hill) on YouTube whilst scouring the internet for wedding venues, it suited us perfectly. There was so much peace in that little wooden structure despite being right in the middle of one of the worlds busiest cities. I won’t show you too much now, more will come with the wedding.

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Food time, I’d heard about The Melt Shop through Instagram and was determined to find one so off we walked block… after block… after block… In hindsight, I’m not sure it was a great idea to scoff my face in here hours before I had to squeeze myself into my wedding dress

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Found on 135 W 50th st…

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Which was perfect because our next stop was The 3 West Club – Our reception venue with one hell of a view! More to come on this incredible place in a few days.

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The rest of the afternoon was taken up with a little sightseeing and a trip to a joke shop for wedding supplies – I can’t even remember what this was for, I think we were looking for sparklers!

(Yes the best man is wearing odd shoes!)

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Despite being exhausted from the travelling, we could have walked around New York City for hours. We have both been before, separately and this time together we didn’t feel like tourists, more like locals doing our errands, getting ready for our big day.

A few snoozy faces in the photos below however we still made it out for some cocktails and shots before ‘bumping’ in to some more family members!

I’ve just remembered whilst writing this, the waitress dropped a shot of tequila in my handbag… It got us some free chocolate cake though!

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All of that in 24 hours! More from New York tomorrow…

Laura x

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