A Rooftop Garden Wedding at Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel in New York

With its antique train tracks and abundance of ivy, Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel set the stage for Jennifer Wright (31 and an author) and Daniel Kibblesmith’s (33 and a staff writer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) rooftop affair. “It felt like the kind of place you’d stumble upon if you were living in a weirdly idyllic, post-apocalyptic New York,” Jennifer says of the lush hideaway. Bookish details, like newspaper-inspired programs and bookmark escort cards, played up the couple’s love of literature for a look that was uniquely their own. “Above all, we wanted our wedding to be really joyful,” Jennifer says. The couple’s favorite books were stacked amid verdant clusters of ferns and moss, and a “60-second novelist” was on hand to craft personal stories on a typewriter for guests during cocktail hour. The self-proclaimed introverts designated an on-site reading room, filling it with armchairs, board games and books written by their closest friends. “One of my favorite mementos from the day was our programs,” Jennifer says of the mock newspapers filled with personalized “articles” in the form of a movie review, classified ad and comic strip .The best man concluded his toast by surprising the newlyweds with Daniel’s childhood hero, Spiderman. “He was our most shocking guest of the night,” Jennifer says. She was in for a second surprise when a vintage checker taxi arrived to take the couple home at the end of the evening