A Laid-Back, New York City Hall Elopement

Perfectly simple, perfectly joyous

Sophia & Isaac 

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Laid-back and intimate, with the people we love.

Soundtrack for reading: “My Baby Just Cares for Me” by Nina Simone

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We really wanted to do something that was true to who were as a couple, without the stress that goes along with a bigger or more traditional wedding. City Hall seemed like the perfect option, where the most important people in our lives could be in one room sharing the moment with us in an intimate way. Afterwards, we went out for a delicious lunch at the carriage house of La Palma Restaurant in Greenwich Village. It was a perfect, perfectly simple, and joyous day, where everyone just went with the flow.

Favorite Thing About The Wedding

Seeing other couples get married, and being in a collective space where, even though we as couples were all strangers, we were all sharing an incredibly special moment.

The Info:

Photographer: L & L Style Photography | Location: New York City, NY | Venue: New York City Hall | Sophia’s Dress: Vintage, from San Francisco | Sophia’s Shoes: Klub Nico | Isaac’s Suit: Suitsupply | Isaac’s Shoes: ASOS

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  • macrain

    Many of these pictures are very close to where we live in Brooklyn! Love the Grand Army Plaza shots, it’s sort of making me kick myself for not doing some photos in our nabe. These shots just scream home to me.
    Love it!

  • StevenPortland

    Can’t decide which I like more–his shoes or her dress!

    • Natalie

      I was thinking the exact same thing!

    • laddibugg

      I like them equally! I love how they coordinate!

  • nicolady

    Jumping the broom! A wonderful and moving custom and a gorgeous relaxed wedding – amazing. I adore your dress, it’s so pretty. Congratulations!

  • oh, meredith


  • The dress! And the broom! And you’re so PRETTY! I love it all!! <3 <3 <3

  • HannahESmith

    That is one stylish couple! Love this wedding.

  • “Seeing other couples get married, and being in a collective space where,
    even though we as couples were all strangers, we were all sharing an
    incredibly special moment.”

    That is what I love about APW in general.

  • Lawyerette510

    That dress is 100 kinds of perfect!

  • Amanda

    Oh man, that dress is what all of my bohemian dreams are made of. Stunning.

  • Hope

    That is the most delightful pair of wedding clothes I have ever seen.

  • Sarah

    That DRESS! Too beautiful for words!
    Congratulations- it looks like a lovely day :-)

  • Erin

    Is there a requirement to be gorgeous to have your graduation story told on APW? Because every time- EVERY TIME, the couple is just stunning. Congratulations and best wishes to the beautiful couple :)

  • EF

    did they jump the broom *and* smash a glass!?? #muticulturalismFTW

  • Kara Davies

    That dress. Perfection!

  • canan

    shoes (x2)! dress! rings! love!

  • JDrives

    Awesome awesome awesome!

  • Ahh this made me tear up. What a gorgeous day and you both look so happy! I’ll join the choir saying that I LOVE your dress, and his shoes of course. Congrats:)

  • Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

    I love that their shoes matches the other’s outfit. The bride is stunning!