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Allison and Matt's NYC City Hall Elopement: Sneak Peek

Elopements always tug at my heartstrings, but today's was extra magical. The forecast called for buckets of rain, but Allison, Matt, and I had dry skies and beautiful light when we met at Brooklyn Bridge Park this morning. After some photos in the park and a walk over the bridge, they met friends and family at City Hall so they could be married.

First of all, they completely breezed in and out, which never happens on Fridays in the summer. The wait to be married at City Hall is usually more than 45 minutes! On top of that, the news about the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality broke just as they were signing their license. There were happy tears, jazz hands, and announcements to strangers ringing throughout City Hall. As Matt signed his license, he said, "It feels like we're getting married in a time a progress, like how it must have felt the day segregation ended."

After a short and sweet ceremony,  we all went across the street so they could reach each other their personal vows. There were mentions of the multiverse, protons, and true love, and there wasn't a dry eye among us.

More photos will be up soon, but for now, enjoy a sneak peek!