Mel & Evan’s Sweet New York City Elopement


Mel and Evan are from Australia and have been together for around 5 years. Mel is a nurse, Evan is an architect, and both share an interest in architecture and design which is why they decided that New York City would be an incredible place to get married. They knew exactly what they wanted and the result is a sweet & intimate zero-stress and NYC-cliche-less elopement on the High Line.

NYC elopement

Love, love, love this candid shot of the couple and as usual, we have the talented Jake Murphy of JBM Wedding Photography to thank for this hip little urban wedding. From Jake:

When I got the email from Evan and Mel about their New York City elopement I was thrilled they chose me to shoot their very special day. It was also very exciting for me because Mel hired my fiancee to do her hair and makeup. We knew they were a pretty awesome couple when they brought a haunted house made of chocolate to our first meeting. Enough said. Their ceremony on the highline was so intimate that I ended up signing their wedding license as a witness. We have remained very good friends. What an amazing day!

sweet nyc elopement

sweet new york city elopement

sweet nyc elopement

sweet new york city elopement

sweet new york city elopement

Mel is such a lovely bride. 🙂 Also, how pretty is her dress?

sweet new york city elopement

sweet new york city elopement

Such a lovely couple. And guess what, the groom is here to tell us more about their wedding. Take it away Evan!

Fun, no fuss, and all about us. We didn’t want to be concerned with guest lists, place settings, bad DJ’s, and balloons. We had the basics planned (beautiful dress, fresh flowers, a celebrant, an awesome photographer– check) and left the rest up to NYC.

We started with no preconceived notions of how our wedding should be. So we eloped on the high line, and avoided all (ok, most) wedding cliches. We didn’t want Central Park,  hot dogs, and cheesy “yellow taxi” shots. We just wanted to soak in the day, live in the moment and each others’ company on the day.

sweet new york city elopement

sweet new york city elopement

sweet new york city elopement

Our photographer Jake, was incredible. He shot our wedding as a photojournalist so our friends and family could share our story from Australia, and we could remember how the day unfolded. The photos are first class, he used no props, and no artificial lighting. We simply could not be happier with the day turned out.

I can’t agree more about how lovely their wedding was and how great Jake’s photos are. (See all of our featured weddings photographed by JBM Wedding Photography.)

sweet new york city elopement

Huge thanks to Jake for sending his beautiful images my way, and congratulations to Mel and Evan! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. 🙂

Photographer: Jacob Murphy of JBM Wedding Photography
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Orzol
Flowers: Gramercy Park Flower Shop (in Chelsea Market)
Locations: The Standard Hotel, The Highline Park

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One Comment

  1. LOvely couple and pictures in the City that Never Sleeps, all the best to them!!!?
    Stéphanie aka the provinciale

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