New York: Stranger snaps the only photo of couple's sunset wedding on Brooklyn Bridge

A kind stranger has managed to track down a couple after she snapped the only picture of their intimate sunset wedding on Brooklyn Bridge. 

Nevona Friedman was cycling on the bridge, which crosses the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, over the weekend when she spotted the pair getting married.

Not wanting to interrupt their private ceremony - which was only attended by an officiant - she decided to track them down on social media instead.

"They were so invested in each other, so like they were looking at each other, so I didn't want to be like, 'Here, I took a photo of you,'" Ms Friedman told NBC News.

The 26-year-old posted the image on Twitter, writing: "If you were getting married on the Brooklyn Bridge this evening, I've got some photos for you!"

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Just a day later, she was able to get in touch with the couple - Karolina Kovalenko and Stephan Ponova.

"We are very happy that she found us," said Ms Kovalenko, explaining that the photos captured by Ms Friedman were the only ones from their special day.

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The couple had hired a man online to officiate their wedding and did not have any friends, family or even a wedding photographer present because of coronavirus-related restrictions.

The ceremony was exactly one year after they met while backpacking through South America.

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After a night of spontaneous salsa dancing, the pair climbed mountains, crossed suspension bridges, and scaled glaciers together.

"The second we found each other, we just realised that it's home," Ms Kovalenko said.

The couple hope to hold another ceremony with friends and family when they can, and sound completely loved-up, saying: "We wish everyone to find a person who makes them feel this way."