Just like London has Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and the Jardin du Luxembourg graces Paris, New York boasts of a most fabulous public garden in Central Park. History buffs will now that the park opened before the Civil War in 1857. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, it now expands nearly 850 acres in the nation’s busiest city. And, in 1962, it was justifiably designated a National Historic Landmark.
Over the last few weeks—sometimes while strolling and other times headed to wedding ceremonies, I have snapped photos during a most lovely time of year. Whether you are looking for a stunning backdrop for engagement or wedding portraits or a spot for an elopement, you can’t go wrong in the Park. There are so many landmark spots to choose from including the Bow Bridge, Wagner Cove, and Shakespeare Garden (or just a secluded patch of green), our wonderful Central Park offers so much to so many. And each area, in every season, offers some new feast for the eyes. Park permits for weddings are a pittance (a mere $25 for most locations and a higher fee for the private Conservatory Garden), it is the best bargain in town. So feast your eyes on some casual “snapshots” during April and early May.
p.s. When you are enjoy the Park, don’t forget to thank the good people of the Central Park Conservancy who do such an astounding job maintaining it!