Nikki & Todd | New York City Elopement from Trent Bailey

I’m not sure it gets more stylish than this NYC elopement, with the groom’s classic tux and the bride’s gorgeous Aurelio Costarella gown. And while choosing a photographer is always a pretty big decision, when it’s just the two of you, it’s even more important! No surprise, then, that Nikki and Todd hired one of our all-time favorites (and a Snippet & Ink Select vendor!), Trent Bailey

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Why elope? “We didn’t have the time or patience for wedding planning,” says the bride. “We were feeling distinctly uninspired until I started Googling and realized elopements have evolved – eloping no longer means no frills. We could still have a beautiful day and gorgeous photographs to share with our family and friends while keeping the focus on us. The whole idea felt slightly indulgent but exciting and we knew it was the right decision.”

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Why New York City? “New York has an energy and sense of urban romance unlike anywhere else in the world, so we decided it was not only the perfect backdrop for our elopement but also our ultimate honeymoon destination all in one.”

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“The feeling of being amongst so much joy at the New York Marriage Bureau was amazing. So many different people with so many different stories all united in a kind of nervous elation. And later, as we shot photographs downtown, we couldn’t believe how many New Yorkers stopped and smiled or yelled their congratulations. It was wonderfully surreal.”

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Nikki’s advice for brides? “Do what feels right for you and your partner. Eloping isn’t for everyone, but it felt right for us and we knew that was what mattered most. And be sure to find a great photographer to capture the moment.”

Vendor Credits

Photography: Trent Bailey / Ceremony: City Hall in New York, New York / Bride's Gown: Aurelio Costarella / Shoes: Givenchy / Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Rolando Sturlini at Asos / Rings: David Collins / Baby's Breath Bouquet:  Adore Floral NYC / Hotel: The Bowery / Celebration Dinner: Eleven Madison Park Trent Bailey is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor. This post contains affiliate links.

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