8 New York City Hall Weddings

By Jason Freely / a few months ago
8 New York City Hall Weddings

Is there any giddier place than City Hall in Manhattan, where couples gather every day to get married? Our photographer Christine Han and I stopped by this month and talked to eight couples who were about to tie the knot. Here’s what they said…

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Michael and Megan

How did you meet?
Megan: Tinder — we swiped!
Michael: We went to Tip Top Bar in Brooklyn. I had concert plans after so I said, ‘I have to go.’
Megan: I was so shocked. But it made me like him more.

What are you doing after this?
Megan: We’re going to find a Jewish deli and get some borscht. We also have tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld tonight. It’s a very New-York-wedding kind of day.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Cait and Vianney

Where did you find your dress?
Cait: Rent the Runway. He helped me choose this dress. He’s my stylist!

What do you love about each other?
Vianney: Everything.
Cait: That, too.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Fitch and Ashley

Where did you meet?
Fitch: We met on a lesbian dating app called ‘Her.’ The opening line of our first conversation was a sexy shooting star emoji.

What drew you to each other?
Ashley: She’s so smart.
Fitch: She lets me be free. She’s a hell of a lot of fun. And she has a cute butt.
Ashley: Yes, also the butt.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Cecilia and Jason

How did you meet?
Jason: We met through my boss a few times. I finally got the courage to ask for her number.
Cecilia: Our first date was at Domino Park in Williamsburg. We walked and we talked and the rest was history, as they say.

Where did you find your dress?
My sister-in-law made it. I wanted it to be different — both black and white.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Edo and Thuy

What was your first date like?
Edo: Our first date was on a November evening. I texted her to confirm our date, and she didn’t respond. Then, 20 minutes before I got off work, she said she and her friend were at a bar. Her friend was her backup. We talked a lot about art. We had disagreements.
Thuy: We were debating it.
Edo: Her friend kept interrupting to keep it light. Later, I asked if I could kiss her and she said, Nope.
Thuy: Not yet!
Edo: Then we spent the whole night talking until 4 a.m.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Sade and Segun

Did you hit it off right away?
Segun: A little bit!
Sade: We met at work and went to the diner on our first date.

Who is this little one?
Segun: Our four-year-old daughter. She’s so excited.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Christina and Shady

How long have you know each other?
Christina: We started dating in June and, from that moment, we were inseparable. Things moved quickly — now we’re getting married!

Why did you hit it off so immediately?
Christina: He prays with me and brings out the best in me.
Shady: I love how crazy she is! Everyone is crazy to a certain extent but she is so passionate and real. I would never want to take that away from her.

8 New York City Hall Weddings

8 New York City Hall Weddings

Todd and Rachel

What do you love about each other?
Rachel: He’s really goofy without trying to be and the nicest person in the world.
Todd: She’s very sweet, and I feel smarter just by being around her. And she’s hilarious. And pleasant.
Rachel: Yes, very pleasant!

Congratulations to all these lovely couples!

P.S. My friend’s wedding overalls, and 11 wedding dos and don’ts.

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo.)

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