Eloping in NYC: A Guide to the Perfect Intimate Wedding

I had the pleasure of capturing Monty and Dan’s Intimate Elopement in NYC. It was a timeless and classy occasion.

Monty and Dan flew from Dubai to get married in New York, a city with special meaning to them. They eloped right on the rooftop of the Library Hotal, near Grand Central Station, and invited only their closest family members to witness. I feel so fortunate to have captured this day for the two of them.

New York City is the perfect destination for couples looking to have an intimate wedding ceremony. With its stunning skyline, diverse neighborhoods, and iconic landmarks, NYC offers endless possibilities for a unique and memorable elopement experience.

Here are some tips for planning the perfect elopement in NYC:

  1. Choose your location: NYC has many beautiful and unique locations to choose from, such as Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, or the High Line. You can also consider non-traditional locations like a rooftop terrace or a private garden. Think about the atmosphere you want to create and the backdrop that will make your photos truly unforgettable.
  2. Hire a photographer: Even though you're eloping, you'll still want to capture the special moments of your day. Hire a photographer who specializes in elopements and knows the city well. They can help you choose the best locations and create a photo album that you'll cherish forever.
  3. Find an officiant: You'll need to find someone to perform your ceremony. There are many officiants in NYC who specialize in elopements, so do your research to find someone who resonates with you and your partner.
  4. Dress to impress: Just because you're eloping doesn't mean you can't dress up! Choose outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident, and that reflect your personal style.
  5. Celebrate: After the ceremony, take time to celebrate your love and your new life together. NYC offers many great restaurants, bars, and attractions where you can toast to your love and create more memories.

Eloping in NYC can be a magical and unforgettable experience. With a little planning and creativity, you can create the perfect intimate wedding day that's just as special as a traditional ceremony.

a pair of something blue Jimmy Cho shoes on a windowsill, photo by NYC elopement photographer Paula Ortiz
a view of a wedding dress and Jimmy Cho shoes against a window, photo by NYC elopement photographer Paula Ortiz
a black and white view of a woman decorating a wedding ceremony room, photo by NYC elopement Paula Ortiz
a detail view of a woman's hand holding a white rose in wedding ceremony room, photo by NYC elopement Paula Ortiz
wedding rings on top of The New York Times front page paper, photo by NYC wedding photographer Paula Ortiz
a couple stands in front of the officiant surrounded by sitting family in the rooftop of the Library Hotel in NY
a candid moment of a clouple embracing each other during their wedding at the Library Hotel in NY during their elopement
newlyweds share their first kiss after being declared husband and wife, photo by MYC elopement photographer Paula Ortiz
a candid moment of a bride becoming emotional during her wedding ceremony, photo by NYC wedding photographer Paula Ortiz
a candid view of an older sister embracing his young sister while she becomes emotional at her wedding in NYC

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