Love in the Village at Jefferson Market Garden

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Photo courtesy of Daniel Portalatin

Photo courtesy of Daniel Portalatin

For those of us who are Sex and the City Fans, we will happily remember the autumn episode where Miranda marries (finally) her on-again, off-again boyfriend Steve Brady. Unlike Charlotte’s extravagant weddings in the beloved series or Carrie’s heart stopping wedding in the first SATC movie, Miranda’s wedding was a rather impromptu affair. Miranda made a casual proposal of marriage to her beau, followed by hilarious scenes of finding an appropriate wedding dress. For their location, she and Steve literally fell into their wedding venue, the Jefferson Market Garden in Greenwich Village, as they ran errands one day. Miranda says that the garden “feels like us….. not like all of those cookie cutter weddings.”

The Garden is on Greenwich Avenue, between Sixth Avenue and West 10th Street. One has the luxury of renting a permit for the entire garden for an hour or two, guaranteeing perfect privacy. The garden sits in the shadow of the Gothic red brick Jefferson Market Library, a village landmark. The library, originally designed as a courthouse, was fashioned by Frederic Clarke Withers and Calvert Vaux in the late 1870s. Immediately, it was considered among the most beautiful buildings in the country. Nearly a century later, it became part of the New York Public Library. After years in disrepair, the garden was reclaimed by Pamela Berdan, the designer of numerous projects in the village, who used Central Park as inspiration.  

Enjoy a few moments from a recent wedding of a stunning Aussie Bride and English Groom at this little piece of Heaven in the Village.