A Spring Wedding at Fort Tryon Park in New York City
rn It's tricky to find a quiet enclave in bustling New York City, but for Lisa Weiss (a senior director of sales at The Knot) and Michael Ahern (a chief technology officer for Movo), Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan provided an effortless, intimate wedding spot. "We live very close to the venue, which made it feel as if we were hosting our wedding in our own backyard," Lisa says. "We had spent countless hours running in this park, and we wanted a location for our wedding that had personal meaning to us. Many of our guests had never been to Fort Tryon Park, so it was a treat to share our special place with them." Overlooking the Hudson River, the park's natural florals accentuated the couple's ombre theme, which took form in shades of green, blue and purple. Florist Anthony Brownie matched the spring blooms with beautiful ombre flower arrangements. The bride wore an Oleg Cassini dress with micropearl beading, a sweetheart neckline and a flowing chapel-style train. After the ceremony, guests moved to a 5,000-square-foot clear reception tent at New Leaf Restaurant. It was decorated with strings of white lights to illuminate the night, beautifully captured by Sara Wight Photography. Our favorite part? The four-tier cake with blue and purple ombre sugar flowers, created by Ana Parzych. "Each tier had a different flavor combination, and each guest had the chance to taste all three combinations," Lisa says. Her advice for other couples on their wedding day? "Enjoy every minute! Be present, and share in the joy of the day," she says. "And always smile—your guests will be so happy to know that you are enjoying your wedding as much as they are."