Classic New York Wedding at The River Cafe • Amy Rizzuto Photography


We know you'll think that this wedding is incredible, but when you hear the story of Beth + Pete's wedding day (and how they kept their wedding location a SECRET!!), you'll love it even more. This stunning New York City wedding from Amy Rizzuto was held at The River Cafe with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, and everything from Beth's shoes to their yellow cab were iconic New York. 

From Amy: Beth and Pete truly had a FABULOUS NYC wedding! They were married on June 29th, seven years to the day from when they began dating. This fun-loving couple, along with 35 of their closest family and friends, traveled from New Zealand and the UK for a day full of surprises. Beth and Pete decided to keep the venue and all the details of the day a secret from their guests! Excitement built as a school bus pulled up to the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park to escort guests to the venue. They took in views of South Street Seaport and the Statue of Liberty as they crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge. Cheers could be heard as they pulled up to the iconic River Cafe! The sun danced across the Manhattan skyline creating a breathtaking view for Beth and Pete’s ceremony. After a champagne toast at cocktail hour, a gospel choir showed up and gave an incredible performance! A vintage taxi drove Beth and Pete down cobblestone streets to our portrait locations where we captured some of the most beautiful sunset portraits EVER! Sweet toasts were given, fairy lights twinkled in the surrounding gardens, and a miniature chocolate Brooklyn Bridge made the perfect sweet treat at the end of the evening.

Vendors:  Photographer: Amy Rizzuto Photography, Second Photographer- Mekina Saylor, Assistant Photographer- Cinnamon Wolfe | Venue: The River Cafe | Bride’s Getting Ready Location: Ritz Carlton in Battery Park | Groom’s Getting Ready Location: Hotel Hugo | Hair and Make-Up: Ashleigh from MG Hair & Makeup | Florist: Fleur du Mois | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake: Carlos Bakery | First Dance Song: No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo