For Katherine & Kevin’s NYC engagement session we opted to have little agenda, other than simply walking around their neighborhood and finding some favorite places to capture them… As we were walking around, Kevin saw the the sign for Minetta Tavern and suggested we try to get a drink at the bar & get some photos. We knew it was long shot, as Minetta can be hard to get into…but luck was on our side. The end of the bar was open & the two had quick glasses of champagne…I think we were inside for seven minutes tops – and everyone was so accomodating and just HAPPY to celebrate.

Obviously, I’m a sucker for the checkered floor & tin ceiling of this historic bar.
Minetta is described as “Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern.” I want to make it a point to return next time and indulge in their steak frites.
Minetta has been a Greenwich Village gem since 1937.

I’m struggling with words to describe the notion that e.e. cummings & Hemingway would have sat at this very bar & ordered drinks from this very cabinet….as I was clicking the shutter I could feel the history of this place deep in my bones. ….


e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

I am looking forward to their wedding next September with Jaclyn Watson Events at the adorable Canoe Place in Long Island! xx


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