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A Gilded but Gritty Night-time New York Wedding

Audra and Erik met working at an ad agency in 2010. In 2015, Audra finally admitted that she hated the job but had stayed for so long because she was in love with him. Shortly thereafter, she quit the job, and kept the guy – result! 

“We both have a flair for the dramatic,” the bride told us, “and wanted a wedding day with old-world opulent vibes that felt romantic, but also had a 24-hour party-people edge to it. We were inspired by late, jet-lagged nights that we have spent walking through the streets in Paris; gilded but also gritty. We are both creative directors with a passion for film and literature. We set out to create an evening that felt like a story— the dream night out for us, our friends and our family. The venue, the food, the décor, Sylvie’s photographic style, the after-party, and the prep in the hotel room were all designed to play out this very New York fantasy: glam and still slightly gritty; romantic but a bit rebellious; dramatic yet somehow self-aware. Having such a small group (24 in total) made it easy to add a personal nod to nearly everyone.”

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Rainbow-Loving NYC City Hall Elopement

When American Lara and British Kevin got married at NYC city hall last September, they essentially planned their pre-ceremony photo shoot around the incredible rainbow wall in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Lara has a popular Instagram account where she bakes, tastes and photographs rainbow food and baked goods so having a rainbow element to their day was a non-negotiable!

The couple met on OKCupid and talked for months before they ever met in person. However when they did it was love at first sight and Kevin stared the visa process to move over to the US almost immediately! He was finally able to move over to New York a month before they got married. Having a city hall wedding was the perfect option for them, it also meant they had plenty of time for photos with their photographer, Sylvie at some of Lara’s favourite spots.

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A Wild New Jersey Wedding with Drag Performers, Gothic Touches and Mutual Weirdness Forever

The Art Factory, a specious historic loft space in New jersey, was the ideal location for Jordan and Matthew’s creative wedding, They wanted complete control over the day and to not have any restrictions on what they could or could not do, and so the blank canvas, dry hire space was ideal.

Their main goal for the wedding was to throw a wild party while showing off their gothic and alternative personal style. They were able to bring in their own alcohol (which saved a pretty penny) and they were able to party until 5am – wow!

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Whimsical, Fairy-like & Magical New York Elopement

Jen and Chris eloped on October 31 in New York City. The day was filled with cute personalised touches with an almost whimsical and almost fairy-like aesthetic. However the most important thing to them both having their ceremony in their own way. “Our ceremony was simple and we did not want to have any guests”, Jen began. “We said our vows to each other and promised that we would be together forever. That is how we wanted to get married and we are so happy we did it this way. There was no stress to impress others.”

Jen’s own personal style was the main inspiration for the day and this was reflected in her vintage dresses, flower crown and jewellery and even their ring tattoos that they got done end of the day. “We didn’t strive to make our wedding stand out or be different”, Jen continued. “We just wanted it to be special and fully ours. Our biggest worry beforehand was what the weather would be like! Leading up to the wedding day all of our weather apps were saying it would rain 100%. On the morning of the wedding there was some rain, but once we were ready to go out and get married the rain stopped!”

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Fun New York Rooftop Wedding with a Pink Suit!

Joe and Beth got engaged on a rooftop in New York, and as they love it there so much, decided it would make the perfect setting for their August wedding, too. They set out to create a day that was not only memorable for them, but showcased to their friends and family exactly what they love about the Big Apple.

With a budget of £15,000, they were married on the rooftop of the Rivington Hotel  on the lower east side – this wasn’t the original plan, their original venue cancelled on them, but it turned out much better than they were expecting, thankfully! They focused their budget on aspects that were important to them – catering, as they didn’t want people to be hungry, and DIY’d elements to not only save money, but to get their friends and family involved in the festivities. For a wedding breakfast they bought in platters of local delicatessen, lobster rolls and a mashup of Milkbar confetti cake and doughnuts for their wedding cake. 

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Relaxed & Spontaneous New York Elopement

Alys and Jason flew to New York for from the UK for their February wedding and were married at New York City Hall the day before Jason’s 30th birthday (he joked he got a wife for his birthday!) After the low key ceremony with just them and their photographer, they hopped in a cab to take photos around Brooklyn, grabbed some pizza and finished their day off with an amazing dinner at Bar Primi, an Italian Restaurant in the East Village.

“Our wedding was perfect for us as a couple”. Alys began, “relaxed yet spontaneous and fun. It was everything we wanted. I would not say we had a theme but I don’t think you need a theme when you are getting married in New York!”

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