Sophisticated & Chic New York City Hall Wedding

At New York City Hall you can be yourself. You can wear a classic, traditional wedding dress, flannel and jeans, or hey even a stormtrooper costume (yes, it’s true, I’ve seen it myself!) It’s a beautiful cultural display of freedom to be yourself.

So it makes sense that Jodie & Jonathan (& their pup Alfie!) chose to celebrate their nuptials at Manhattan’s City Hall. “Simply do what feels right and authentic to you and that should always be your guiding star,” says Jodie, as we wholeheartedly agree. Jodie’s sophisticated all-white bridal pantsuit is so chic it’s hard to imagine wedding dresses are even a thing!

Another beauty of marrying at City Hall is the lack of stress, which our busy New York couple wholly embraced. Not interested in the whole wedding planning? All it takes is two taxi rides to the marriage bureau (at least one day apart) and bam – you’ve got a wedding! With all of that extra time & lack of ‘to-dos’, Jodie crafted elegant bouquets & floral arrangements for herself & their nearest and dearest.

The Wedding Plans

We both work in respective fields (Jodie in fashion, Jonathan in the hotel industry) that require a lot of orchestration, organization, and attention to details with events, so when it came to our special day at City Hall, we wanted to keep it very simple and stress-free. We had a very intimate contingent of friends and family with us, as well as our beloved puppy Alfie. We really started thinking about it in earnest maybe two weeks before – we didn’t want to put too much pressure on it.

The Never-Ending Honeymoon

In this age of travel and connectivity, it almost feels like every trip is a honeymoon. There also shouldn’t be so much pressure to ‘pack in all the fun’ on your honeymoon. Having said that, we did spend some time in the South of France where we had a bigger family lunch celebration and then Italy that summer to soak up the moment and continue the celebrations…and it is still going!

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