New York Palace WeddingIs there anywhere more iconic than the New York Palace for a Manhattan wedding? It’s a gorgeous, charming location with a wonderful city appeal. Located in the middle of Manhattan, I can’t think of many locations in New York where the bride can get ready, the ceremony can take place, the reception can occur, and portraits can be captured without even leaving the venue!..The Villard Mansion is one of my favorite places at the New York Palace. The Drawing Room and Library are excellent locations for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. The Villard Ballroom and Reid Salon are equally elegant and meticulously appointed. The fourth floor also boasts several smaller places for events, and all of the spaces are gorgeous. I love the Holmes rooms, the Adams room, the Kennedy rooms, the Louis room, and the Stanford, Roswell, Rutherford and Apartment spaces. The fifth floor includes even more amazing rooms, including the Winslow, Hubbard, Garrison, Edison, Henry, Campbell, and Spellman rooms. Every one of the hotel rooms for the bride and groom to get ready in are perfectly decorated. It’s a wonderful, delightful event space...The amazing staff at the New York Palace allowed us to sneak upstairs in The Towers with the bride and groom for some sunset portraits. The Towers takes up the top fourteen floors of the New York Palace and engulfs them in luxury that can only be found on Madison Avenue. The specialty suites truly are a sight to behold. We were able to take portraits in the Jewel Suite, which is the most incredible hotel suite that I have ever seen. It’s five thousand square feet! ..This portrait was taken right at sunset, when the light pours right into the Jewel Suite. The views and sunset from the balcony were beautiful, but I vastly preferred the light in the suite itself. It illuminates the bride’s face perfectly, setting her apart from the carefully chosen dark background. I love how she’s looking at her groom here! This was a sweet, openly affectionate couple and they were a dream to work with! 1/400; f/4.0; ISO 560; 165.0 mm.