Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Hannah and Leigh’s Central Park elopement from Windcatcher Photography and Claire at Wed In Central Park.
Many might be surprised to learn that weddings in the US are legally binding all over the world. So, for example Brits and Australians, such as Hannah and Leigh, can arrive in New York and get married within a day or two. Even outdoors, somewhere as classically iconic as Central Park. All you have to do is go to City Hall to pick up your marriage license, wait at least 24 hours, and then you can have the ceremony. Someone like Wed in Central Park can do the rest for you. So, you can relax and enjoy your wedding, and the celebrations in the incredible city of New York, truly a place with something for everyone. Then, a few weeks after your return home, you will get your marriage certificate in the post to your home address.
“We had the ceremony in Cop Cot which was my favourite in the whole park, not just for the ceremony but the pictures were just beautiful too. We rode bikes around a week prior to the wedding and I just knew we picked the perfect location. We travelled 20 hours on a plane to New York from our home in Melbourne, Australia, and we had almost 2 weeks there before the wedding as it was my first time so had to fit in plenty of sightseeing and shopping. I had a fairly traditional lace white dress but nothing big or heavy, just a small train which was perfect for me, I felt like a queen. My flowers were beyond expectation, a beautiful big bouquet of red roses (to match my hair) with a few white ones scattered through.”
“Firstly it was decided that we would elope just the two of us as we don’t like the “drama” that seems to be associated with weddings, and also we just wanted something quiet but when my parents found out what we were thinking we decided it best to still elope in a sense but only invite immediate family and partners so we had 10 guests altogether. As a young girl I thought I always wanted a beach wedding so Mexico was our first choice, After looking into the requirements it was too hard and we just wanted simple and easy, USA was our next option and New York just seemed like the perfect choice.”
Happy November! As much as I love Christmas, I still want all the Pumpkin Spice everything!
Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Alice and Chris’ strawberry and 80s New Wave and Rock themed wedding from Bri Johnson Photography at Bridgewater Manor.
We both met on a dating site actually, not very romantic at all, but we did talk over the phone for a week or two and I can say it was definitely love at first sight. I’ve barely spent a day away from him since we’ve met.
Our strawberry theme was definitely all for me, but our music selection for the DJ was all 80s new wave and rock and everyone loved it as well! I actually planned the whole wedding myself, down to every detail. Picking out the save the dates and invitation was the best – I loved seeing our names and wedding date in print on strawberry invitations!
Today’s tattooed bride and groom is Abby and Reid who had a short and sweet wedding ceremony but then rocked the night away at their awesome gig venue The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY with photography from Justine Johnson Photography. They both met prior to a video game convention online.. Seriously their story is awesome.
We met volunteering at a video game convention called PAX — Reid is from Seattle originally, and I’m from Los Angeles. We started chatting online in the volunteer chat room, and became really good long-distance friends. We had mutual interests in punk music, art, and video games. Reid finished grad school, moved to New York to start a job in physics… and then we decided to date because our mutual attraction was too strong! I was still finishing school in Los Angeles, so through video games, chatting and visits, we managed to do long distance for 2.5 years.
We did this wedding all on our own so basically everything from the venue (a music venue in Brooklyn called The Bell House) to the music (we played all sorts of punk during our cocktail hour) to our Street Fighter cake toppers were 100% us! We also had a fuss-free reception with our favorite Cambodian sandwiches, along with cupcakes. You can hold all of these while dancing.
We made 90% of our decorations, including the bouquets and boutonnières. The most fun was the PVC pipe trellis (cut in the snow!) The trellis was decorated with handmade tassels and then jerryrigged by someone who is very good with knots.
I didn’t have the tattoo when I searched for dresses, but I knew something was going to be on my arm. I definitely wanted something with either no or short sleeves.
Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you a fabulously styled shoot from a group of amazing New York suppliers from Wandermore Photography. The alternative yet romantic shoot that took place at the lovely Snug Harbor – which has the most beautiful botanical gardens.
For this styled wedding shoot, we worked in collaboration with many New York based vendors to create a Romantic Vintage look with an Alternative twist. Inspiration was drawn from a blend of vintage chic and modern style.
We love the idea of mixing the two together. While others see contradiction, we see amazingness!
Our color palette of teal, champagne, and gold can be seen in all of the beautiful details; from the boutonniere and bouquet, all the way to the cake! We love the way these soft colors worked so well together.
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