Want to get away for your wedding? How about a New York elopement? Tyron and Andy are a couple from Birmingham, UK. They got hitched last December in Central Park and their wedding photos are gorgeous! New York wedding planner Claire from Wed In Central Park sent this one into us, with photos by Jakub Redziniak. Check it out for city elopement inspiration!
a post-covid new york elopement
Here’s what wedding planner Claire from Wed In Central Park told us about this New York elopement:
“British couple Tyron and Andy got married in a secluded spot next to Central Park Lake in December 2021. They contacted me about their elopement in September, just as we all got the news that the US would relax its travel restrictions between the US and the UK. This wedding was the first that I have planned for a British couple in almost two years.
Getting married in the US is fairly simple compared to the UK. They had a virtual interview with a representative of the New York City Clerk’s Office via Zoom and they sent them their marriage license. They brought the license to the ceremony and when it was completed, the officiant sent the license back to City Hall who registered their marriage and sent the marriage certificate to their home address.
They’re quite a private couple so wanted somewhere to hold the ceremony where there wouldn’t be lots of passers-by. So, we choose Wagner Cove, which is a small wooden structure down some stone steps, next to the lake.”
a central park wedding ceremony
For their New York elopement, Tyron and Andy both wore the same grey tweed suits with dark red ties hired from Peter Posh, a shop in Birmingham, near their home.
The wedding ceremony took place in the morning on a weekday in December, so the park was pretty quiet, which was what they both wanted. They met their photographer who took them to the best spots for their wedding photos.
After the ceremony, they took photos at Bow Bridge, with a striking backdrop. Then on to Bethesda Terrace, possibly the most iconic spot in Central Park, with Bethesda Fountain in the centre. Then they walked down the Mall to Gapstow Bridge, which again has a beautiful backdrop with the very high and grand buildings of Central Park South.
exploring new york
The couple stayed in New York for five nights in the Riu Plaza. After finishing up their photo session in Times Square, they went to Chipotle – Andy’s favourite meal – then headed down to lower Manhattan and took a helicopter ride taking in the views. That evening, they went to a little Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village called Cotenna before going over to the Stonewall Inn, and then the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar where they enjoyed amazing views of the Empire State Building in the background.