Call us sappy, but we just can't stay dry-eyed when clicking through slideshows of City Hall weddings
. They highlight the beauty and simplicity of a loving union between two people. You can just feel the joy radiating from the newlyweds as they rush down the stairs of the marriage bureau, bouquets in hand.
These intimate ceremonies are all about what should
matter — the happy couple, not the menu or table settings or favors. As we step into another engagement season (and an inevitable Love Actually
binge-fest when our closest ones call with the news), we tapped into our past coverage of court nuptials to prove that yes, love does exist all around us. Click through for eight beautiful portraits of romance.