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.”