July 20, 2007
Tara & Matthew; July 14: St. Patrick's
Tara and Matthew had the good fortune of being one of the very few New York couples that were able to book St. Patrick's Cathedral to host their wedding ceremony. They also had the good fortune of having a glorious day last Saturday, making things even better.
Tara got ready with her bridesmaids at the Sherry Netherland Hotel a few blocks north of St. Patrick's while Matthew arrived early at the church to speak with the priest about final details before claiming his spot at the alter to see his beautiful bride come down the aisle.
When Tara arrived, not only was she going to walk past her closest family and friends, but a throng of tourists and New Yorkers packed the back of the church as well to experience a wedding in one of the most famous churches in the world.
Tim Alan videographer, Lu, took position up front to ensure he got that excited look in Tara's eye as she approached the alter as well as the all-important exchange from the bride's father to the waiting groom. The ceremony was beautiful and the smiles and Tara and Matthew's faces never stopped, especially when Matthew placed the ring on her finger.
Tara and Matthew greeted their guests in the shadows of St. Patrick near Fifth Avenue before taking a limo to Central Park for photos. After the photo session they headed to the reception at the Harmonie Club, conveniently located close St. Patrick's so that guests did not have far to go. The couple arrived in time to enjoy most of cocktail hour before heading to the main ballroom for a night of dancing, toasts and overall fun.