CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are fully vaccinated and back shooting & officiating elopements, minimonies and intimate weddings outdoors or in private spaces as well as larger weddings. However, we take the pandemic very seriously and always take precautions like wearing masks indoors. Check out our COVID-19 Info page for more details and information on how to get your marriage license and plan your elopement.
We are proudly offering the Sweet Elopement package which includes photos of the ceremony and photos at the location of the ceremony and also includes a short and sweet legal ceremony. We would love to hear which location you envision for your day and will also be happy to recommend great locations for the ceremony. The Sweet Elopement package is designed for weddings with just the couple or with a few guests. In case of being just the two of you, the photographer would act as a witness at no additional cost.
It’s impressive to see how more and more couples are opting for an elopement or a mini-mony where they can just plan their wedding just a few months or even days ahead and still have an amazing day.
The City Hall is usually the no-brainer for elopement weddings since they seem to handle all the paperwork and give you the marriage certificate at the end of the session which is great. However, COVID protocols have made things difficult, especially for couples. First of all, there are no walk-ins allowed, and appointments to obtain the marriage certificate are hard to get. Besides, you need to be physically located in NY at the moment of the appointment which makes things hard for couples traveling from abroad. In addition to that, you need to wear masks at all times while inside the building, even during the ceremony. Plus, only one person is allowed inside the building with the couple, for the sole purpose of acting as a witness. That person can be the photographer though.
Last year we decided it was time to offer a new service to our clients in order to prevent these situations and make things as smooth and pleasant as possible for our couples. David went ahead and became a non-denominational registered NYC officiant and we’ve been offering this service complimentary with all our elopement packages. The reason is that we can now dedicate more time to what’s really important, the ceremony and the photos with the couples and their guests.
You will still need to apply for the marriage license 24 hours prior to the ceremony but there won’t be necessary to book another appointment for the ceremony. Also, you can bring as many guests as you like. In case you are traveling from abroad, David can give you info on the steps to make it valid in your country.
You may see some examples of Sweet Elopements below and feel free to contact us with any questions or fill out the contact form below!