Top of the Rock

Photo Courtesy of Gianna Leo Falcon
Photo Courtesy of Gianna Leo Falcon

Part of the appeal of a stress-free Micro-Wedding is picking a location that fits your personal style.  Last week, I officiated a wedding organized by Simply Eloped, at the Top of the Rock, 805 feet above midtown Manhattan!

Laura and Kirk were a young couple from Pennsylvania, who’d recently moved to New York, to begin a life together.  They were joined in NYC with about a dozen family members to celebrate their big day.  When I asked the bride why she chose this venue, she replied, “We have been to the top of the Empire State Building, as well as the World Observatory at the Freedom Towers.  We wanted to strike this last spot in New York from our bucket list.

While weddings at the Top of the Rock (a Tishman Speyer Property) are not officially sanctioned events with permits and such, I’ve always found the building staff happily congratulates our couples and warmly embrace the festivities.  This event was no exception.

What was unusual? The extent to which all of the visitors on the observatory deck paused from their own visits to view (and even participate) in the wedding.  It was truly a community affair!  We had such fun, as evidenced by a cover shot by photographer Gianna Leo Falcon (although I look quite serious, I must admit).  Enjoy a few scenes from the day.


Whether your wedding is an impromptu affair or has been months, or even years, in the making, I want to help you fashion a ceremony that reflects your history, philosophy, creativity, personality, and style – as individuals and as a couple.

Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.