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A Stylish NYC City Hall Elopement

Brooks and Jeremy’s lives are very much on social media, but for their nuptials, they wanted an intimate marriage at City Hall, with just their parents, and no Instagram. “While those things are fun and a great creative outlet for us, we wanted to start out journey intimately between us and our parents,” says the newlyweds. “We wanted to keep it very NYC, very chic and filled with love. We had one rule — no social media during the event so that we could make sure we lived in the moment.”

And that they did, with Susan Shek Photography beautifully documenting the emotion and details of their City Hall exchange

They each wore chic vintage suits — Brooks in a thrifted black double-breasted suit by Mitsuhiro Matsuda and Jeremy in a vintage 1980s double-breasted  cream suit. To tie their two looks together, they wore matching patent leather Tabi boots by Maison Margiela. 

Because Brooks works at Domino magazine, he was able to get connected with Naomi Demanana, who happens to be the editor-at-large for Martha Stewart Living, and had her design an incredible sculptural bouquet for Brooks and boutonnières made from slipper orchids and ranunculus. 

After exchanging vows, still social-media less, they had dinner at The River Cafe in DUMBO overlooking the Manhattan skyline and then fulfilled their NYC dreams by staying at The Plaza Hotel for their first night married. “Everything was nostalgically NYC.” 

But this isn’t their final celebration! The couple is planning a huge reception at Brooks’ father’s vineyard in Napa. 

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