Gorgeous Elopement With A Small Town Feel In NYC *

Gorgeous Elopement With A Small Town Feel In NYC *

When lowkey couple Katarina and Reed got engaged, they knew they wanted a small elopement with just the two of them. The elopement in NYC was complete with a ceremony at Long Dock Park overlooking the Hudson River, portraits around the Big Apple captured beautifully by Junebug member Villetto Photography, and a relaxing afternoon at Nomad Hotel.

Although the affair was the epitome of laidback, we love every casual detail–from Katarina’s stunning Banana Republic skirt and sweater combo to the simple bouquet from Flora Good Times

As if the easygoing elopement wasn’t enough, the day ended with a serendipitous performance from a jazz band in Madison Square Garden. Read on to see how these two proved that your wedding day is less about the party and more about celebrating your unconditional love!

The Couple:

Katarina and Reed

The Wedding:

Beacon and Manhattan, New York City

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No Regrets At This Small Elopement in NYC

We will never regret that it was just the two of us with our amazing photographers who captured everything to show to our friends and family. We believe the vows and day are between the couple, not the entire world.

Recommended Reading: 16 Elopement Ideas To Make Your Small Wedding Special

Living In The Moment On Their Special Day

We didn’t make one single plan other than our vows with the mayor. I’m very type A, and not having a plan for anything is my actual nightmare. I’m proud that we were able to live in the moment and enjoy every second of it–best decision I’ve ever made.

Recommended Reading: The Ultimate Elopement Planning Checklist

A Memorable Photo Captured By A Junebug Member

Aside from the photos of our vows, my favorite would be the snap of us right after our first dance in Madison Square Garden. I remember the feeling I had walking away from the band, and Villetto Photography captured it. I’ll be able to look at that picture for the rest of my life and remember that feeling then seeing my husband right next to me with the same look on his face. We were on cloud nine.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Villetto Photography
Ceremony Venue – Long Dock Park
Reception Venue – Nomad Hotel
Floral Design – Flora Good Times
Officiant – Lee Kyriacou
Makeup Artist – Becca Quicksell
Wedding Dress – Banana Republic
Groom’s Apparel – Calvin Klein
Rings – King and Curated

Congratulations again to Katarina and Reed on their elopement in NYC, and a big thank you to Junebug member Villetto Photography for capturing the love these two share. To see more of Rob and Kelly Villetto’s work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!


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Idyllic Central Park Elopement at Wagner Cove *

Idyllic Central Park Elopement at Wagner Cove *

We can’t get enough of elopements. What’s better than a romantic ceremony with those who matter the most in the most beautiful places in the world? Absolutely nothing. When first engaged, Catherine and Ryan had every intention of having a big wedding in the UK. But, when it came time to plan, they decided an elopement at Wagner Cove in Central Park was the best choice for them!

Catherine’s simple ball gown and bridal cape perfectly complemented the garden setting of the city’s park. We can’t get enough of the wildflowers in her bouquet, flower crown, and Ryan’s boutonniere–which she hand-picked in the UK. That’s right, she flew across the world with her flowers, and they turned out gorgeous.

Ready to see a garden ceremony, adorable family photos, and portraits in the city’s bustling streets? Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos captured by Junebug member Aesthetic Sabotage.

The Couple:

Catherine and Ryan

The Wedding:

Wagner Cove, New York City

DIY Wedding Touches

On the lining of my suit, I had our names and date of the wedding stitched in which made the suit very special. Catherine arranged our flowers–the bouquet, her flower crown, and my boutonniere. She gathered all of her favorite flowers in the UK, put them together, and then carefully traveled with them to NYC. It was something of a miracle they weren’t damaged. It was so special to have had those flowers handpicked by Catherine. They were truly stunning.

Why an NYC Elopement at Wagner Cove

We had planned to get married in April 2020 in the UK, but once planning got well underway, we discovered a big wedding wasn’t for us. We joked about getting married in NYC but assumed it would be too difficult–especially because we were only about two months out from traveling there. Would that give us enough time to plan it all? Once we had done a little research we discovered how easy it was to plan it. From there, everything fell into place. We wanted a micro wedding (three guests) in a beautiful venue/destination. That is exactly what we got.

An Unexpected Jazz Show

We didn’t plan any surprises for each other, but there was a jazz band playing on the other side of the river at Wagner Cove. It was a lovely unplanned touch

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Aesthetic Sabotage Studio
Venue – Wagner Cove
Officiant – Rabbi Steven Blane

Congratulations again to Catherine and Ryan on their central park elopement at Wagner Cove! We’re so glad that Junebug member Aesthetic Sabotage captured the details of their special day. To see more of Aesthetic Sabotage’s work, check out his profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!


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