Robert and April get married at City Hall In New York City

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

After 15-plus years of photographing weddings, I did something I have never done before. I signed the paperwork as the “official witness” to a wedding.

My best friend from college eloped and did the “Carrie Bradshaw/Big ‘Sex and the City,’” wedding, complete with the bouquet delivered to their hotel by the bride’s best friend.

The couple married in Manhattan at New York City Hall. They invited me to document it and be their official witness.

Robert is retired Colonel from the Air Force and now works as a Captain for Delta. April, a former judge, has a private law practice in South Carolina.

They had met years before at a party, after Robert finished serving in Iraq, but they didn’t really get to know each other until they climbed Mt. Fuji with a group of friends. What began as friendship later turned into romance.

Robert proposed to April while standing in a secluded spot near the top of Machu Picchu.

When it came to the wedding, it was just the two of them and me, and a few hundred other hardy souls getting married that day at one of the most famous wedding sites in the world. This was a second wedding for both, and they just wanted a no-fuss, low-stress experience.

After the ceremony, they enjoyed a romantic dinner at the River Café, in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. At this intimate restaurant, the lights of Manhattan sparkled behind them on this beautiful and unforgettable night.

Before they flew to Europe, they spent the night at the Ritz-Carlton on Battery Park in NYC. The next day, they flew to London and took the Eurostar high-speed train to Paris, where they stayed for a week. (They didn’t invite me to go on that part.)

I just want to say, “Congratulations!” to one of my very best friends, and thank you for letting me be there for you! It was an honor!

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Rob and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Rob and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Rob and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding


Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism (C) Chuck Eaton, New York City Hall Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

Robert and April {Charlotte Weddog Photographers} 704-844-2993. www.ChuckEaton.net {Real People Real Places} Photojournalism © Chuck Eaton, City Hall New York Wedding

About Chuck Eaton

Chuck Eaton is an experienced luxury wedding photojournalist based out of Charlotte, NC and shooting throughout the world. We love what we do and the clients who let us do it. We provide exclusive fine art portraiture and documentary wedding photography while having fun doing it!
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