As a former New Yorker (you might as well say, ‘forever New Yorker’) there are some institutions that really speak true to the city. In my humble opinion, no wedding is more quintessentially New York than one that ends with Joe’s pizza.
Sent to us by one of our favorite wedding photographers, Anna Gianfrate, this rooftop fête has everything we love about NYC weddings. Manhattan skyline views, city glamour, architectural details, freshly sliced lox and yes, hot slices of Joe’s.
Anna shared a bit about this classic New York wedding day:
“Laura & Greg got married on a beautiful day in September at Tribeca Rooftop with incredible views of the NYC skyline. The ceremony was set on the rooftop of the venue. The ceremony decor included a beautiful chuppa with white orchids and suspended petals. We took the portraits in the streets in Tribeca. Laura & Greg are foodies and had NYC Joe’s pizza as a late-night snack for their guests and Brooklyn-made Ample Hills ice cream.”
Their romance took off swiftly. They saw each other every weekend. Greg was finishing a master’s in public health at NYU while working part-time at Pfizer, doing epidemiology drug modeling. Laura was creating recipes for the online food delivery service Plated and already planning her startup Helaina Inc. Laura has a long-time passion for infant nutrition and wanted to support breastfeeding women who were challenged by their baby’s food needs as they faced post-maternity life. At that point in life, Greg had spent zero time thinking about infants but, as an undergraduate biology major, he was impressed with Laura’s knowledge of the chemical properties of food and the importance of certain nutrients and antibodies. Laura is a great cook and Greg happily became her sous chef.
In 2017, the couple lucked out by winning the New York City Marathon lottery, a bucket list item (Greg in particular is a big fan of bucket lists). They trained together for the November race. Throughout the summer they strategized long and short training runs, and dietary needs, and they respected each other’s bad-run days. Greg and Laura completed the drizzly, damp marathon side by side. Greg immediately said: Never again. Laura, who had unfortunately exacerbated a dancer’s knee injury, is more open to another marathon someday.