City Hall Wedding in Nyc | Julie & Jordan
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A NYC City Hall Wedding has become en vogue as of late and I.am. here. for. it. Thanks to couples like Justin & Hailey Bieber & Joe & Sophie Jonas, choosing a City Hall wedding made their celebration of love a more casual and stress-free day. In 2018, according to the City Clerk, 49,894 couples tied the knot at a NYC City Hall Wedding. When you walk in, you'll see couples in love happily waiting in line for their number to be called. Family, friends, and city employees, all joined together under one roof, celebrating love in all ways, trading giddy smiles. These couples at City Hall weddings in NYC were surrounded by just as much pure joy and love as they would be at any larger wedding, even if they were strangers - the feelings are real and mutual. I have photographed a number of weddings as a City Hall wedding photographer in NYC and I love finding new ways to tell the love story of my couples. I know all of the corners of the building as well as all of the best photos that we can make inside and outside. From the beautiful steps out front to the unique walls and rooms on the inside, to the surrounding streets, each one providing something a bit different. As a photographer who has witnessed many city hall weddings, I would be honored to capture and witness yours too!
The nEW YORK city hall wedding ceremony PROCESS
Upon entering a City Hall wedding in NYC (which actually takes place at the Office of the City Clerk NYC), guests pass through a charming metal detector and pull a number. Next you're instructed to have a seat in the lobby. Once the number on the ticket is called, couples head to the counter, papers in one hand, spouse's hand in the other. At the counter, licenses are signed and instructions to wait again are given. An officiant calls lovers in through a side door to the altar of their dreams complete with lavender walls and a green bench for guest seating. The couple recites their declarations of intent (2 minutes and no personal vows, I am some ideas for those after the ceremony) and are pronounced married! Simple as that. Everyone then quickly exits through a set of back doors; the excitement adding to the day's wedded bliss pile, for those couples to marry after. Off you go to get some great wedding photos and perhaps a celebratory meal!
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we want to elope in nyc
AMAZING! First, let me know that you from overseas and I can obtain a money order for you for your extended certificate (saving you a bunch of time). "The Extended Certificate for Foreign Use has a fee of $35 that includes the cost of the Counter Certification and Raised Seal with Hand Signature." After you elope at the marriage bureau, you have to return to the front desk and apply for this extended certificate. With certificate in hand, you then have to go across the street to the Supreme Court Building and obtain another signature for $3. Then you head to the Social Security Administration Office. I suggest planning a trip to NYC for at least 4 days for your elopement.
Where to do wedding photos in NYC
Most of my couples want to include wedding photos either before or after their city hall wedding ceremony. The Downtown Manhattan area is a gorgeous backdrop for these couples photos. Some iconic locations are within walking distance. Places such as Brooklyn Bridge, One World, City Hall Park fountain, as well as using the surrounding architecture. We can even head over to DUMBO for wonderful views of Lower Manhattan. We can really go anywhere that is special to you! As a City Hall wedding Photographer I can definitely guide you in all of the places we can go! Just ask! I'm here for YOU!