This classy same-sex elopement features some of the best locations in New York City! I met the brides on the rainy morning at the Walker Hotel, a boutique property in Greenwich Village. The couple had a terrace room with amazing views of the city! It was a bit rainy at the start, but it was perfect for popping some champagne. Next we went to Manhattan’s Marriage Bureau for the ceremony. The couple picked up some flowers right outside. (The vendor there has nicer bouquets that what is inside. The flowers are affordable, usually $35-40 for the bouquets)
Then we went to Central Park to hit the iconic locations there and luckily the rain had stopped! We also encountered some friendly dogs and very temporary street art by Alex DiMauro at the Bethesda Terrace. (Right after we took this photo, it was removed by park workers!) Towards the end, it was back to the West Village area for cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery and a drink at the Stonewall Inn!
- Getting Ready: Walker Hotel
- Hair and Make-up: Sharon Becker
- Ceremony: Manhattan Marriage Bureau
- Flowers: City Hall Flowers (Right outside on Worth)
This was a Documentary Day session with 6 hours. This is the actual timeline!
9:45 Walker Hotel Greenwich Village, Getting Ready and details etc.
10:15 Depart for City Hall
10:30 Arrive City Hall
12:30 Depart City Hall, photos outside
12:45 Depart for Central Park
1:15 Arrive Central Park
2:15 Depart for Times-Square
2:30 Arrive Times-Square
2:50 Head to Magnolia Bakery, then Stonewall Inn
3:10 Arrive Magnolia Bakery, then Stonewall Inn
Because you won’t have time to ready vows during the ceremony, the couple read letters to each other while we waited. It was such an intimate moment, and so touching!