Love Always Wins at the New York Public Library

It feels like the Covid-19 crisis has been going on for an eternity, but I know that isn’t true. Even within the last several weeks, I’ve been lucky to have some sweet weddings.

I recently officiated a Simply Eloped couple, booklovers from Singapore. They were not only fun and cheerful, but they’d survived the Covid-19 scare in their own country, unscathed. 

They both worked in the “word business” and had many wonderful stories about their romance in the Orient.  

The couple met as the bride interviewed the groom for a work-related publication. After a fanciful romance the couple proposed to each other in the famed Tsutaya  bookstore in Tokyo, the bride’s favorite place in all the world. To honor their love of words, we had the ceremony at the New York Public Library, one of the great cultural and educational institutions in New York.

There were many sweet moments in the wedding including the “bouquet” carried by the bride. It was made up of pages of a book, folded in origami fashion. Likewise, the gratuity envelopes for me at the photographer were also folded envelopes made from book pages. It could not have been more darling! 

Look at some shots from their wedding—love in the time of Covid-19! Many years of health and happiness.


Whether your wedding is an impromptu affair or has been months, or even years, in the making, I want to help you fashion a ceremony that reflects your history, philosophy, creativity, personality, and style – as individuals and as a couple.

Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.