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Click HERE for our most popular post: a step-by-step guide on How to Elope in New York : how to get a marriage license, find a New York marriage officiant, organize your ceremony, and have your marriage legally registered. See a little more advice HERE,


Make your own wedding rings in 2 days

Normally we post all the organic/ ecological wedding tips on our sister blog, . But I couldn't resist this: Sam the jeweller has a studio RIGHT DOWNTOWN on Maiden Lane, where you can make your own wedding rings: "Spend a day in our fine jewelry studio learning to make your own wedding rings. Our professional jewelry workshops allow you to make meaningful custom wedding rings with your own hands while you enjoy the fun experience of being a goldsmith for a day. Create your own wedding rings with 100% recycled: gold, platinum, palladium, or mokume gane". You work directly with a goldsmith, and he says you'll have your rings in 1-2 days. There seems to be another studio setting up San Francisco. Explore!


May weddings in Central Park - book your spot

May is turning out to be a very popular month for weddings this year. Even if your wedding or elopement is SMALL, (under 20 people) consider booking a spot in the park with a $25 permit from the Parks Department (see the link at the top of the page, and the article here). If you don't live in the US, you can ask your officiant to apply for the permit, as they need a zip code to mail the paper copy. Write us with questions, we'll be happy to share our hints on park weddings.

Here are more pix of Central Park in the Spring.


A little more press - NY Daily News

Here's a nice article about eloping in NY in the NY Daily News. It was fun to talk to the reporter, Gina Salamone, about why people decide to elope, and offer some hints on arranging a romantic and inexpensive wedding in NY. (You'll have to read the article to see what I suggested :-) And isn't this a super picture by Ryan Brenizer, who shot C & G's wedding this October in Central Park? That's them in the tiny pix at the top of the page, by Lake (with the San Remo in the background). Fall weddings can be wonderful!


Parks calls for new Food Cart & seating at Bethesda

If you're planning your wedding for the Angel of the Waters Fountain (Bethesda Terrace), note that the Parks department is sending out tenders for a new gourmet food cart and seating area at the terrace. Looks like it's the West side of the fountain (displacing the breakdancers?)
Map HERE, fantasy drawings HERE.I'm guessing the main goal is to have more eyes and ears on the Minton restoration, which got graffiti'd in February.