Talk about a winter wonderland! Danielle and Ray’s elopement took place on an unusually quiet February day in New Haven. Normally the town is buzzing with Yale students beginning their spring semesters, but the streets were clear for the bride and groom. A dusting of snow coated the ground – quite the change from the three feet New Haven got just a week earlier.
Their family and friends, who were present for the ceremony, cheered on the couple at New Haven City Hall as they prepared to exchange vows. Danielle’s mom was especially thrilled and kept embracing her – too sweet.
Once the ceremony concluded, we headed outside to brave the cold. The couple and their guests strolled through downtown New Haven for a bit, until most of them got cold feet (no pun intended). Danielle and Ray wanted to continue enjoying the beauty of the winter day and stayed out for an hour or so. During couple shots, a gust of wind almost blew away Ray’s scarf and hat, but he kept a brave face. And speaking of outerwear – check out how cute Danielle’s heart gloves are! Very fitting for an elopement near Valentine’s Day. There is something special with each season, and winter weddings are a prime example of that.
After spending quite a bit of time facing the elements, the wedding party headed to Zinc Restaurant for an intimate reception. This wedding captured a couple’s love for their town – and for each other.
The excitement of an elopement lies in its spontaneity, but it is also equally important to be prepared. If you and your partner are considering an elopement, be sure to contact your city hall to find out what you need to bring along in order to get a marriage certificate and on the day of the ceremony itself. That includes your driver’s license! A stress-free elopement is the best kind.