NYC Elopement and Destination weddings

For so many reasons, elopements and destination weddings have become a favorite choice of couples. Whether marrying here in your hometown or traveling to New York for a private or intimate wedding, I stand ready to offer a fully personalized ceremony that reflects your personalities and preferences, just as I do for formal affairs. Learn more about the Creative process. 

In addition to ceremony script consultation and delivery, I am pleased to support you with “wedding planning” tasks that can be overwhelming:

Venue Selection

Let me alleviate some of the burden of wedding as we consider location options for your big day. Whether you are interested in a favorite spot in Central Park, another outdoor location, or an indoor space, I have two decades of experience in event planning here in the City.

See Venues or Elopement Locations

I am poised to manage park permits, venue contracts, and inclement weather back-up options, too. 

No city in America offers a more diverse, fascinating, and fabulous choices for your special day! Let me help you find your ideal wedding spot.


In my experience, there is no wedding task more daunting than selecting a photographer for the event. Hiring a photographer, even for an elopement, is a huge investment for many couples and combing through portfolios on websites and social media is exhausting. I have worked with many wonderful wedding photographers over the last dozen years and will connect you with those appropriate for your affair. Wedding photographs are among the most cherished remembrances, and I can guide you through this difficult task in planning your special day.  Learn and discover more in my Blog

Flowers and Decorations

Bouquets, floral arrangements and decorations can be a major expense for any wedding, but they needn’t be. While I can point you in the direction of full-service and artistically exquisite floral designers, I can also connect you with budget-friendly options, including stops in New York’s “flower district” where we can hand-pick your flowers and decorations for a fraction of the costs.

Whatever your wish is, with respect to decorations, I can make it happen—from table settings to wedding arches to a dove release to guest favors, I am here to help. Learn and discover more in my Blog

Hair and Make-up

While every woman glows on her wedding day, a bride may want the extra assistance of an innovative stylist and make-up artist. I can provide stylist suggestions and alternatives that will satisfy any budget. See Wedding Professionals

Marriage License

Particularly for individuals who live outside America, the legal process of obtaining a marriage license can be anxiety provoking. Clerks’ offices in New York City have done much to make the process more user-friendly, but it helps to have an advocate “on the ground,” before and after the wedding. I am also pleased to assist international couples in securing their extended license, also known as the Apostille.

My fees for these services range between $250 and $450.

“I came alive when I started loving you.”
-C.S. Lewis

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