I confess feeling aloof and disappointed the first time I married a couple by the Unisphere back in December 2009: it was absolutely freezing that day, and I had to wait until I returned home to sign the license. Barricades encircled the structure too. Now I am fond of the Unisphere and Flushing Meadows Corona Park in general. When the Fountain sprays, it does look rather magnificent. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is also a very relaxed park, so kids play in the Fountain without the weight of the parks' department bearing down. I even saw some small people biking in it!
The couple I married here --featured above-- sparkled on their wedding day. Despite the heat, they looked radiant and sharp. You cannot see them (I use B&W film), but the bride's train had blue ruffles in the center. As she remarked, it was her way of expressing a little personality. They exchanged very contemporary vows in which they expressed lots of love and friendship in a tiny garden area with the Unisphere in the background. For me, it was a wonderful way to spend an early Monday (yes, folks really do marry on Mondays!) afternoon.
Taken for fun by me, all images on my site come from old manual Minoltas with prime lenses using mostly Ilford films. If interested in my services as your celebrant, please e-mail Judie@GetMarriedNY.com with your names, as well as the place, date, and time of your ceremony.