Select Your Vendor Team and Choose a Location
Think of your vendor team as location scouts and on-site wedding coordinators. We live here, we’ve done this, and we know exactly what needs to come together to make your elopement happen seamlessly. An experienced photographer with a passion for journalistic-style coverage and an officiant who creates a cinematic story for your ceremony will create a transportive and expansive vision for your intimate wedding.
What vision do you have in mind for your NYC elopement? Imagine a photo montage where this dynamic city is your stage. A ceremony in Central Park and a walk down 5th Avenue followed by views of the river from the Highline and shared slices of pizza at Artichoke. A rooftop ceremony in Dumbo followed by a ride on Jane’s Carousel, a romantic scene within The Max Family Garden, and that cobblestone street that frames the Empire State Building just right. Save photos you’ve seen that you want to emulate and trust your photographer to create a plan for the day.
For the ceremony, let your officiant bring your love story into the scene while adding a transportive element, painting pictures of the moments and milestones, travel and adventures, that have led your journey to this day. Elopements allow your ceremony to be the focal point of your day, so a non-traditional, custom script written by a professional writer will let your love story become one that is told at your intimate wedding, and then told and retold for generations to come.
And let your photographer and officiant work together to narrate and capture every moment, emotion, and the backdrop of NYC through the scope of your intimate celebration.
Set the Tone
If creating a theme feels intimidating, let’s break it down. How do you describe yourselves as a couple? What are some things you like to do together? What are some memorable trips you’ve taken together, and in particular, what moment or scene stands out?
Choosing to elope is an intimate and personal experience, so the tone of the event should come naturally from the core of your relationship. Are you adventurous and outgoing? Do you prefer romantic nights at home spent connecting? Are you a power couple that is enticed by the glamour of a city lifestyle? Do you prioritize family and building a home? Are you often having more fun than everyone in the room, sharing inside jokes and entire conversations with just a look? All of these components are evocative of a theme that can be conveyed by your officiant, captured by your photographer, and will play out like a movie within the elopement location you choose.
Have a Back-Up Plan
Yes, as your vendor team, we know of all of the spots in Central Park that have coverage in case of rain, like Cop Cot or the Ladies Pavilion. Yes, we’ll promise you a “flexible” schedule for the day that allows us to dodge potential showers while capturing those moments with ideal light. Yes, we have those pretty, clear umbrellas and will bring them after checking the forecast. Yes, we’re connected with micro-venues all over the city to secure, just in case. Yes, we’ve asked construction workers and groundskeepers to please pause for a 15-minute ceremony, and they somehow always listen. We’ve cleared crowds, we’ve secured permits, and we’ll continue to take care of the unpredictable. Your backup plan is your duo of experienced vendors who will anticipate any situation that may arise. Just trust that we’ve got you covered, no matter what.