Jewish Wedding at Mets Citi Field NY from H&H Photographers

Themed weddings are on the rise. Many couples are choosing to showcasing their  interests on their special day, whether it be the vintage 20’s Great Gatsby, wine, or sports theme!

Citi Field Mets Jewish WeddingSamantha and Jonathan, avid Mets fans, decided they wanted a unique venue but did not want their wedding to be Mets or baseball themed.  So they had their Interfaith Jewish wedding at Citi Field, home of The Mets, in Queens, NY.

The venue did an amazing job on its own of expressing their love of the game, so they kept everything else classy and romantic. Photography by H&H Photographers.

Wedding Citi Field Mets NYThe couple met in college, where they both attended George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Seven years later, on a weekend trip to DC, Jonathan popped the question at a romantic reflecting pool.

Jewish Wedding QueensFirst GlanceWedding First Glance NYNY Baseball WeddingNot many other couples have a wedding photo on the field of their favorite team!Wedding Jackie Robinson 42Citi Field has never-ending areas for creativity with photos.  The wedding party has fun taking pictures in the Jackie Robinson rotunda.

Jewish Wedding Party Queens NYBaseball Wedding Bridal BouquetIn keeping with the classy and romatic feel, the couple had a soft color palette of pale pink and champagne / gold.  The only baseball related items were the place cards, which looked like ticket stubs, and the favors – mason jars filled with crackerjacks.

Baseball Ticket Escort Cards

Baseball Ticket Escort Seating CardsFrom to the Bride: “We had both our ceremony and reception at Citi Field in Flushing, NY where the New York Mets play. Our guests all entered the stadium through the Jackie Robinson rotunda. The ceremony was held in the DELTA club – my husband and I, the rabbi, priest, bridal party, and our parents were outside on a terrace under the chuppah. The doors were open and the guests were all seated indoors looking out at us and onto the baseball field. The reception was upstairs at the ACELA club – a large dining space with walls of windows on each side. We looked out at the field on one side and toward Manhattan on the other.”

Ketubah Signing

Ketubah WatercolorWedding Ceremony

Chuppah Citi Field, NYThe gorgeous chuppah was set up with the striking backdrop of the baseball field. Since Samantha is Jewish and Jonathan is Catholic, they had both a Rabbi and a Priest officiate the wedding ceremony. According to the bride, “the ceremony was beautiful. The rabbi and Priest took turns performing different traditional elements from each culture. We lit the unity candle and Jon broke the glass. We had my grandmother recite a Jewish reading, while my sister-in-law read a more traditional Catholic passage. We also signed an interfaith Ketubah. During the reception, we danced the horah followed by the tarantella. We felt as though we blended a nice mix of both of our cultures and traditions.”Huppah Citi Field New YorkJewish Wedding New YorkSamantha’s favorite wedding memory: “Standing under the chuppah looking out onto the filed at twilight as my husband and I said ‘I do’.”

Wedding Reception

Wedding CenterpiecesWhite Pink Wedding CakeThe bouquets, centerpieces and wedding cake kept with the soft and classic color palette.Jewish Wedding HoraFather Daughter Mother Son DanceAfter the traditional hora and dances, wedding guests let loose on the dance floor.
There’s no doubt this wedding was a good time!Jewish Wedding DancingAdvice from the Bride: Have fun with it. Don’t get too stressed out over the little things. Everything works out, and if anything goes wrong you won’t even notice.

Mazel Tov Samantha and Jonathan!  Thanks to you, and H&H Photographers, for sharing your special day with us!Jewish Wedding Queens NYVendor Credits:
Photographer and Videographer: H&H Photographers
Caterer and baker: Metropolitan Hospitality
Florist: Diana Gould LTD
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Jazz Band: The Sidewinders
Rabbi: Charles Agin
Priest: Robert Allmen
Ketubah: MP Artworks

Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman