What a treat it is to be featuring this romantic Brooklyn elopement story today. Stefanie and Zach decided to tie the knot in New York in the US on October 15th, 2018. Zach grew up in the area and some of their treasured memories are also in Brooklyn, so it was the natural choice for their elopement wedding ceremony, which by the way was held at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau.
Following their intimate ceremony, they travelled via cab to have shots against Brooklyn Bridge Park for golden hour, the images captured by Everly Studios are just glorious and I am so thankful to be sharing them today. Stefanie and Zach then headed to The Montauk Club for their cosy reception which featured some really lovely touches. Most of all I just love Stefanie’s dramatic bouquet and modern gown, Zach’s stylish suit and the flower adorned cake. Oh so lovely!
It was important for us to get married in a place that was meaningful to us, which Brooklyn/New York is, as Zach grew up there and we’ve made some of our favorite memories there together as a couple.
Getting to the day of our wedding was a long road for us, full of many challenges, so we wanted a small celebration with only those who had supported us in our journey since day one. We felt surrounded by pure love and joy in our elopement. It was kind of like a celebration for everyone who had helped us get to the point we had finally arrived at, and that meant so much.
From Their Photographer
Picture this: two kids, your fiancée, a pet bird and dog all smushed into the car for a four-hour drive, all so you can elope in a simple ceremony on your old stomping grounds in NYC. Well, that’s exactly what Stefanie and Zach decided to do – and I think they’d agree that it was totally worth it.
The pair made the trek from Boston for their NYC City Hall wedding, and though the bird and dog didn’t make it to the ceremony, a whole gaggle of their friends and family did, making for a crazy and exciting wait for their number to be called. One quick ceremony later, the two were pronounced man and wife, and the fun could begin.
We grabbed a yellow cab and headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park for golden hour. This time of day is typically revered by photographers for the magic warmth it adds to photos, but honestly, Zach and Stefanie didn’t need any enhancements. The happiness and intimacy between the two was so obvious, and the banter with them so fun, there was hardly enough time to document all the goodness they were giving me before the light faded away.
Congratulations to the happy couple, and I emphatically agree: Brooklyn is always a good idea.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
The Montauk Club
Manhattan Marriage Bureau
Oh how I love an elopement, I can’t help it seeing as I myself married my husband in a secret ceremony. So much romance.
Thanks ever so much to Stefanie and Zach for sharing their wedding story with us xo Lou