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A Sunrise Dumbo Elopement: Bethany & Jenni

A few weeks before the United States exploded with a coronavirus outbreak, Bethany had reached out to me. She was looking for a photographer for a last minute elopement. They already had planned to wed this May in Oregon, but knowing that they were soon moving to NYC, it felt right to get married here. Bethany and Jenni had recently visited Dumbo and knew it was the perfect place for their last minute elopement.

We planned their Dumbo elopement for sunrise to hopefully beat crowds to some of the more iconic places. At the time, we didn’t expect that the world would be soon shutting down. Bethany and Jenni were flying in from out of state and still had to get a marriage license. We weren’t sure at the time if the Clerks Office was going to be open, but they got lucky!

The morning of March 18th was beautiful! They had chosen to exchange vows on Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The pink skied Manhattan backdrop was the perfect setting for them to say I do. Afterwards we strolled over to the iconic Washington & Water Street and then on top of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Being apart of an elopement is such a beautiful and intimate thing. I am always so honored to share and capture these moments. If your wedding day plans have been disrupted by everything that is going on right now, instead of canceling or postponing, consider eloping. I promise you won’t be disappointed. After all, love is not cancelled (even if everything else feels like it is).

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Officiant – Jack Santi Events

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