Samantha 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.
The 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.
First GlanceNot many other couples have a wedding photo on the field of their favorite team!Citi Field has never-ending areas for creativity with photos. The wedding party has fun taking pictures in the Jackie Robinson rotunda.
In 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
From 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.”
The 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.”Samantha’s favorite wedding memory: “Standing under the chuppah looking out onto the filed at twilight as my husband and I said ‘I do’.”
The bouquets, centerpieces and wedding cake kept with the soft and classic color palette.After the traditional hora and dances, wedding guests let loose on the dance floor.
There’s no doubt this wedding was a good time!Advice 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!Vendor 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