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Not sure when you can book your marriage license or ceremony appointment in NYC? I created a handy release date chart so my clients know when the week they want will be released. At the moment, the NYC Marriage Bureaus are by appointment only. In order to get a license to marry from there, you […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the NYC Marriage Bureaus are reopening on Friday, July 23rd. Appointments can be made starting July 19th. Appointments for ceremonies and in person license appointments can be made at 9am on Monday mornings for about 3 weeks in advance. Virtual license appointments open on Thursday […]

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Like many couples whose wedding plans were turned upside down in 2020 by the Coronavirus pandemic, this couple prioritized getting married legally. Since that wasn’t easy in NYC in the spring, they tied the knot in the groom’s home state of Virginia. However, they still wanted to have a stylish Manhattan elopement to officially celebrate! […]

Here we are, 10 months into the pandemic in the middle of winter dreaming about warmer and better days. While the end is in sight, it will still be some time before we can safely gather again like before Covid-19. Many couples are opting to wait until 2022 or beyond to get married, others -maybe […]

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If you want to get married in NYC this winter, here are my best tips and ideas on how to have a fun and memorable experience. These suggestions are for couples looking to elope or have guests under 20 people. (but I’d really try and keep it under 10 until we know more!) I suspect […]

One of the biggest trends I’ve been seeing with weddings this year are dogs as guests! With so many couples opting for marry at home or small scale in a park, their beloved canine friends can be ring bearers like in this black tie backyard wedding in Darien, Ct. The couple were married under a […]

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On the edge of Central Park near 5th Ave. and 67th streets, there is a walkway that takes one from the hustle and bustle of a busy street into a magical landscape. The Dene Summerhouse sits on top of a rocky hill overlooking a lawn and the native meadow. The rustic shelter is covered with […]

Never did I dream I’d get to photograph a rooftop micro wedding in my beloved Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Back in early 2006 my soon to be husband and I moved into a basement apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We fell in love with the neighborhood. Over two different apartments and five years we watched it change and […]

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When Covid-19 disrupted their wedding plans in Texas in September, this couple married with a mostly virtual audience on the terrace of City Vineyard in Manhattan. The ceremony was live-streamed to guests by the bride’s two very dedicated friends. Lindsay Rae Design provided the beautiful flowers on the tables and for the couple. A small […]

Couple eating outside at Manhattan restaurant

  New York City has many, many unique and special places to celebrate your intimate wedding or elopement. Whether it is a table for two at a fine dining establishment or a private dining room for you and your guests, there is something for everyone. While the pandemic is making things more difficult, many of […]

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