Here at Wedding and Travel we’re always a fan of fresh and fun wedding ideas, and that’s why we love what this couple did — they spontaneously held their wedding on the New York subway. (We also blogged about another similar wedding, where the couple held their nuptials midair on a Southwest Airlines flight. Read it here if you haven’t already.)
Hector Irakliotis, 26, and Tatyana Sandler, 25, decided to hold their wedding on the subway as they have spent a significant amount of time travelling on it over the course of their courtship. “Confessions of love, reconciliations, goofy, ridiculous conversations – the whole spectrum. In New York, you spend so much time on the train, we thought why not?”
Irakliotis was the one who thoughtfully planned the route such that they would exchange their vows as the train crosses the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn, giving the couple a spectacular view of the New York skyline. Sandler explained, “I’m originally from Ukraine, and each time we’d come back here, I’d say to Hector, ‘It doesn’t feel like home until I see the skyline as we’re crossing the bridge’. And he remembered that.”
Irakliotis boarded the train at Kings Highway in Brooklyn on the day with his groomsmen, who promptly proceeded to decorate the car’s poles and seats with white ribbons. After which, Irakliotis greeted his fellow commuters and informed them that he will be getting married in 20 minutes, and invited them to be part of this special wedding ceremony. Sandler boarded the train at 36th Street 10 stations later and walked down the aisle to John Mayer’s City Love played from the best man’s iPhone. The couple got off the train at Canal Street in Manhattan for celebratory drinks at a nearby pub. (How convenient and efficient!)
Who says that all weddings have to be over the top and dramatic? We love this quirky and urban wedding which is oh-so-simple but romantic all the same. What about you?