Eloping in New York City is a truly magical experience, where the vibrant energy of the city becomes the backdrop for your love story. The beauty of eloping in NYC lies in the freedom to create your own unique day, tailored to your personalities and preferences. As a New York City Wedding and Elopement Photographer, I’ve created a list with a few ideas to inspire your NYC elopement adventure. As you read about these specific elopement days, put yourself in these couples’ shoes and picture YOUR perfect elopement day in New York City! You might take bits and pieces from these couples, like the venue, dress, and flowers, or you might find inspiration to create your own elopement day entirely. Either way, I’m beyond excited to share about three couples who’s elopement days were perfect for them.

The Classic City Hall Adventure: Cecile and Lukas

Cecile and Lukas travelled all the way from Switzerland to elope in NYC! They kicked off their NYC elopement by getting ready together in the comfort of their hotel room. As the sun began to rise, they made their way to the Brooklyn Bridge to soak in the iconic skyline views before the crowds arrived. After a leisurely stroll, they stopped by a charming cafe for a sweet treat and coffee to fuel their excitement. Their next stop? City Hall, where they exchanged vows and officially became husband and wife. To celebrate, they indulged in classic New York bagels, savoring the moment of their newlywed bliss.

Intimate Wedding at a Boutique Hotel: Isabel and Devin

For Isabel and Devin, their NYC elopement was a luxurious affair set against the backdrop of a boutique hotel. The evening before their big day, they dined at one of their favorite restaurants in the city, savoring each moment together. The next morning, as their florist worked her magic, they prepared for their intimate ceremony on the hotel’s top floor, overlooking the bustling city below. With a custom wedding cake awaiting them, they exchanged vows surrounded by the breathtaking skyline, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Vendor Team: Host (The Crafted Space), Florist (Ember Floral), Invitations (Barnett Crafted), Model (Gates Paper Co) Cake (Miss Macs Bakery), Venue (The Standard East Village), Jewelry (Summer Nikole Jewelry)

Brooklyn Park Ceremony with Close Friends: Samantha and Omar

Samantha and Omar chose to include their closest friends in their NYC elopement celebration, opting for a heartfelt ceremony in a Brooklyn park. With their beloved friend officiating the ceremony, they exchanged vows surrounded by the beauty of nature and the love of their inner circle. After saying “I do,” they explored the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park, indulging in delicious ice cream treats along the waterfront. As the day turned to evening, they gathered with their loved ones for an intimate dinner, toasting to their love and the memories created on their special day.

Planning Your New York City Elopement

Your NYC elopement is a blank canvas waiting to be painted with your love story. Whether you opt for a classic city hall adventure, an intimate hotel ceremony, or a heartfelt celebration with close friends, the possibilities are endless in the city that never sleeps. Ready to start planning your dream elopement in NYC? Contact me today to capture the magic of your love story against the iconic backdrop of New York City!

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May 14, 2024

Eloping in New York City: Three Inspirational Stories

Molly Waring


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