October 15, 2022

NYC City Hall Elopement at the Ludlow and Celestine

start to stop, I loved this elopement to pieces.

Hannah + Peter started the day by getting ready together at The Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan — a chic, pretty effortlessly cool hotel with the perfect lounge area for their friends + family to hang out and have a drink. (side note – great bathroom in the rooms for photos in my opinion.) Old reruns of Quantum Leap played in the background while Hannah and Peter ate chicken nuggets and got dressed for the day. Hannah wore Sarah Seven (from their Before Collection) and Peter’s handsome bespoke suit came from Proper Cloth. Oh! and killer veil came from etsy.

Their City Hall Elopement was perfect — it was just the three of us (oh hi post pandemic times), but on the plus side – I honestly love being a witness and will happily sign anything you put in front of me (*probably a red flag right there). The two of them were calm and lovely and felt truly present in the moments. Afterwards their family waited for them right across the street with all the hugs and cheers and maybe a little confetti.

To wrap up their intimate, romantic day – we took portraits at the Brooklyn Bridge Park right before sunset, somehow managing to avoid super crowds and just the two of them finding a moment to breathe and enjoy each other.

We met up with their family + friends at the beautiful Celestine restaurant in Brooklyn. Outdoor tables adorned with simple florals and linens welcomed everyone — along with the gorgeous views of the Manhattan Bridge. We celebrated with heartfelt, meaningful toasts from a few family members and – okay honestly, my very first – champagne tower. Everyone enjoyed the romantic feels and the outdoor summer night dining (honestly is there anything better than these kind of nights).

Was so, so, so lucky to have been a part of this day — some of my favorite photos from the day all below — both digital and 35mm film.