Some couples opt for a grand wedding, complete with multiple dress and suit fittings, cake tastings, venue castings, and more floral arrangements than anyone would know what to do with. Others, though, decide to put their love center-stage in an entirely different way: by stripping down the notion of a “traditional” ceremony and asserting their love to each other in front of other couples and a few witnesses. Both wedding styles are magical in their own way, but there’s something undeniably special about a courthouse wedding.
We made our way over to New York City Hall to watch couples tie the knot. Each couple has their own story and opinions on marriage, though they all speak to one universal truth: Love is really, really special.