Laidback New York City Hall Elopement

BAM Weddings

June 30, 2018

Niamh and Jasper kept it real and romantic with their wedding, secretly eloping to New York to get married. After a run of deaths in both of their families, they decided they wanted to have something happy instead of sad to celebrate – and they created something beautiful, too.

“We had the standard New York City Hall ceremony,” they say, “which was actually really nice and much more intimate than we thought it could be, considering the style and speed and amount of weddings taking place all at the same time. The man who married us was called Angel Lopez, so we got married by an Angel in New York!”

Niamh’s wedding outfit was a baby blue House of Holland skirt, a Skate tee, and some lush  Jeremy Scott x Melissa mules, whilst Jasper wore Nigel Cabourn trousers, a Carhartt shirt and a Finisterre t-shirt. Just like their ceremony, it was relaxed and totally gorgeous!

After their ceremony at city hall, Niamh, Jasper and their two witnesses went for drinks on the roof at the Crown, wandered around Chinatown, and then had dinner at Prime Meats Brooklyn, fitting in some dreamy portraits beneath the Manhattan Bridge too.

“Everything was our favourite part of their wedding,” Niamh and Jasper continue, ‘For us, it was perfect! Late afternoon, the surprising intimacy of the ceremony, just two of our best friends to share it with, warm weather, great drinks, great food, great city… We kept it a secret from everyone apart from parents, so the surprise of telling everyone afterwards was amazing too. It was one of the hardest things to keep quiet about, especially as the holiday got closer!”

“There was so much going on in the run-up to the day, we almost didn’t give it a lot of thought, so the day itself was a total surprise emotionally… and one that left us on an incredible high for a long time afterwards. And, believe it or not, after 16 years together, even deeper in love.”