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Cozy Candlelit New York City Skyline Wedding at Battello, Jersey City 

Dana and Andrews' cozy, candlelit, New York City skyline wedding at Battello in Jersey City was dreamy from start to finish! Battello is a contemporary, riverside restaurant that sits right alongside the Hudson River and doubles as a wedding venue. Located in Jersey City, Battello is aesthetically beautiful with large floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed wood throughout, and breathtaking views of the lower Manhattan skyline from its dockside patio. Battello can host a ceremony and reception of up to 200 guests. The venue also has two bars, industrial lighting, enough space for live entertainment, and a bridal suite. 


As an esteemed Italian restaurant, Battello offers food and bar inclusive packages to couples, to ensure a stress-free planning process. Battello’s in-house catering and bartending team create a custom menu for each wedding and the food that we had was delicious. Some of the best food I've ever had at a wedding! Their onsite wedding planner and staff were also so amazing to work with and they made the experience seamless for both the couple and myself as a vendor. 


Dana and Andrew currently reside on the West Coast but traveled to the East Coast for their dream New York City skyline wedding. Their wedding day started with a rainy morning as the couple began getting ready at a nearby hotel with their closest friends and family. The bridesmaids all wore matching champagne-colored PJs which I loved! The silky sets are comfy and cute to re-wear after the wedding. Dana then changed into her wedding dress which was a beautiful Justin Alexander design. Her dress had a gorgeous cowl back design, a V neckline, and a figure-hugging bodice that flowed into a sweeping train. She looked absolutely stunning! The rainy morning turned into a rainy afternoon, but the superstition says that rain is good luck on your wedding day and the couple didn't let the rain dampen their spirits. If anything the rain truly set the mood for the cozy romantic vibes that were to come later in the evening. 


After getting ready, the bride and groom shared a private first look inside Batello’s front sunroom. Due to the rain, we mainly shot indoors, and thankfully Battello has a variety of gorgeous spaces to move around to. Because of the venue's floor-to-ceiling windows, despite the weather, we had a ton of natural light coming in! The couple also wasn’t too worried about a long list of posed formal portraits so we leaned into great candids throughout all the spaces Battello had to offer. 


The ceremony welcomed Dana and Andrews guests to Battello starting out in the loft-style main dining room. They decorated the space with an abundance of candles and simple flowers, letting the space speak for itself to create a warm and cozy ambiance. Their ceremony was personal to them as a couple and everyone could feel the love and excitement they shared once they were announced as husband and wife! 


Following the ceremony, their reception took place just behind the dining room in the beautiful patio with the New York City skyline twinkling in the background. They continued the candle theme with every dining table full of candles and simple roses. The cozy candlelit wedding against the backdrop of the New York City skyline was incredibly romantic and magical.  Battello’s patio also had string lights hanging above which enhanced the romantic atmosphere without overpowering the New York City skyline views. The room felt as if it was glowing! Dana and Andrew ended the night after cutting their vintage-inspired cake and dancing the night away to the sounds of their live band, the Silver Arrow Band.




Vendors: 

Photographer: Grace Torres Photo

Bridesmaids Dress: Shop Revelry 


Looking for more NYC wedding inspiration? Check out Monica & Kenneth’s intimate wedding in Brooklyn here!


This blog post of, A Cozy, Candlelit New York City Skyline Wedding at Battello in Jersey City was written by Florida editorial wedding photographer and videographer, Grace Torres Photo.

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