Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Christa of A Central Park Wedding, based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Christa DeHuff and I am the founder of A Central Park Wedding. I currently live in Hoboken, New Jersey as a newlywed!

A Central Park Wedding specializes in planning and coordinating wedding ceremonies in New York City’s Central Park. We work with local clients and couples traveling from another state or overseas to have a destination wedding in New York. We offer full-service ceremony packages and take care of everything for the couple from permits to photography to floral arrangements.

Read the full interview after the cut!


Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

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How did you get into wedding planning?

I have a background in the hospitality industry but I studied science in college. After working as a project coordinator in public health, I realized that planning meetings and work-related events were my favorite part of the job. A twist of fate led me to work with an event planning firm in New York City. After some time there, I branched out and started my own company specializing in wedding ceremonies in Central Park.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

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What’s your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of the job would have to be meeting couples from all over the world who travel to get married in Central Park. Working in one of the world’s most beautiful urban parks comes in at a close second.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

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What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

Wedding planning is a very competitive industry – don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!

What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I enjoy cooking, reading, playing tennis and hanging out with my dog, Milano.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

Photo Credit: Jessica Schmitt Photography

Any great stories from working with a client?

Getting married in a world-famous park gets you more attention than usual on your wedding day! Park-goers will snap your picture and onlookers will often try to join in on the festivities. At one ceremony, a class on a school trip formed a recession line for the newlyweds, cheering and applauding after they tied the knot. Luckily, most of the couples we work with are very laid back and will pose for the occasional wedding photo with a stranger!

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

Photo Credit: Yun Gen Yang Photography

What is your current favorite color combination?

I really love the current trend of using gray as a neutral. It can be paired with just about any color to fit any season. You can brighten it up for spring and summer with fuchsia or yellow, tone it down for the fall with plum, or pair it with cream or ivory for a winter affair.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: A Central Park Wedding

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Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

Brides can get overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful wedding inspiration on the internet these days. Instead of struggling to come up with new and unique ideas, choose a few trends that best reflect your personal style. Be yourself and do what you love and what makes you happy!

Thanks Christa! For more about A Central Park Wedding, visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or head straight to their website.

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