INTIMATE GARDEN WEDDING AT BOTTINO NYC ITALIAN RESTAURANT | JENNA + ZACH

It's so easy for a bride and groom to get caught up in the stress of planning a wedding, worrying about the weather, out-of-town guests arriving from London and California, and that all of the details perfectly fall into place. Photographers are behind the scenes and witness this first hand, and occasionally have to help put out small fires. This wedding was the exception. If Jenna and Zach were stressed at all, even with the monsoon downpour of rain before the ceremony, they sure didn't let it show. They embraced everything that came at them and went with the flow of the day.

Rather than having their wedding at a traditional wedding venue, Jenna and Zach chose their favorite restaurant. Bottino is an intimate little contemporary rustic Italian spot nestled in the heart of Chelsea just steps away from the Highline. With its white-washed exposed brick walls, dark hardwood floors, gallery wall of wine bottles on display, and string lights and lanterns in the garden, it was truly a perfect and magical setting.

The two were married by Jenna's uncle beneath a chuppah held by their best friends as the rest of their family and loved ones watched on. It was moving to witness and feel the love in the room. The night carried on with heartfelt speeches, bursts of laughter, and a few tear jerker moments. I can't look at these wedding images without smiling. From the first wedding consultation to the final minutes of their wedding day, I felt as though Jenna and Zach were just two of my long-time friends. It was effortless to capture their beautiful moments of love and the celebration throughout the day. Jenna and Zach's wedding was everything a wedding should be.

View of Central Park from bridal suite of Four Seasons Hotel New York. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Silhouettes of bride and bridesmaid getting ready overlooking Central Park from bridal suite of Four Seasons Hotel New York. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridal makeup pallette of makeup artist Alexis Ansell. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridal makeup pallette of makeup artist Alexis Ansell. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridesmaid getting ready in bridal suite of Four Seasons Hotel New York. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridesmaid laughing while getting hair and makeup at bridal suite of Four Seasons Hotel New York. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridal makeup and updo. Makeup artist Alexis Ansell applying bridal makeup and lashes to bride. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Black and gold vintage diamond cocktail rings worn by bridesmaid. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Candid of bride and mother of the bride while getting ready. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Something borrowed: vintage diamond tennis bracelet and ornate vintage diamond chandelier earrings. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Nicole Miller Bridal 2014 elegant V-neck wedding dress old hollywood glamor. Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Six pence in her shoe. Adrianna Papell bridal wedding shoes. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Candid of Groom and groomsmen. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom getting ready, buttoning vest and fixing collar. Custom blue suit and blue checked tie. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Best man helping groom put on his jacket. Custom blue suit and blue checked tie. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Smiling groom wearing custom blue suit, vest and checked tie. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom's accessories: Vintage gold Rolex watch and gold elephant cufflinks. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groomsmen laughing, drinking champagne in hotel room. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Candid groomsmen. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom and groomsmen smiling, toasting with champagne in suite at Four Seasons Hotel New York. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Mother of bride zipping up Nicole Miller wedding dress. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Adorable little girl helping the bride put on her shoes. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Side profile of bride wearing Nicole Miller wedding dress and vintage diamond chandelier earrings looking out window at Central Park. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Candid of bridesmaids admiring bride. Gold bridesmaid dress. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bride and Groom's first look. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom twirling bride during first look. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom twirling bride during first look. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bride and Groom toasting with champagne during first look. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bride and groom laughing by window overlooking Central Park. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom admiring bride and her classic round diamond solitaire enagement ring while drinking champage. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Silhouette of bride and groom sitting by window overlooking Central Park in the summer. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
black and white portrait of bride and groom sitting by window overlooking Central Park. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Black and white candid of Bride and Groom in Lincoln MKX on the way to their wedding. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Something blue: vintage three-stone diamond and sapphire ring. Candid of bride and groom holding hands in the car on the way to their wedding. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridal party with umbrellas sheilding groom carrying bride in the pouring rain. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Bridal party with umbrellas sheilding groom carrying bride in the pouring rain on their wedding day. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Groom carrying bride through the rain on their wedding day with bridal party holding umbrellas. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Romantic floral centerpieces on long white table: White and green hydrangea, pink roses, pink peony, green orchid, delicate purple flowers. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com
Romantic summer bouquet: White and green hydrangea, pink roses, pink peony, green orchid, delicate purple flowers, monogrammed nakpins. NYC Lifestyle wedding photography by Cassie Castellaw. www.cassiecastellaw.com

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