City Hall Weddings: 14 Duos Who Said 'I Do'

Update: This story was originally published on April 25, 2012
Big or small, extravagant or minimal, traditional or modern…weddings, like couples, come in all shapes, sizes, and budgets. For every lavish ceremony set atop a tulle-draped mountaintop, there is a quiet morning spent in City Hall. We camped out in front of NYC's iconic City Hall to document the flow of 'I Do'-ers who chose to trade in the pomp and circumstance for something a littler simpler. Check out the 14 beautiful couples who caught our eye…now, can you pass the Kleenex?
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Architect Jordan Tait and model Maritza Veer in their wedding day finery.

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White roses and leather belts.

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Said Maritza, "We were both invited to a rooftop dinner and it turned out to be the wrong day, so we ended up meeting."

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Mariko Aoyagi in her feathered white dress.

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"...She wore flowers in her hair..."

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Mariko and Sourabh Singhal met through a friend at school

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Lookin' good, Sourabh!

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Jabal Abdur-Rahman and Aisha Dolo were introduced through their sheikh.

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Gorgeous henna scrolls on Aisha's hands.

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Actress Francesca Loftus and yoga instructor Corey Loftus smile for the camera.

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Francesca's plaid jacket is pitch perfect.

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A bundle of calla lilies.

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"He walked me home after class every day... and because it was dance class in NYC, I thought he was gay — surprise!"

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Johnny Junior Rodriguez and Joseph Rodriguez in matching ensembles...

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...and matching tattoos, rings, and nail art!

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Johnny and Joseph met at a club in Philadelphia.

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Don't forget the matching hair!

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Says writer Jessica Hoppe of her new husband Simone Serritella, "He picked me up on Bleecker Street four years ago at 1 a.m.. He followed me home, and the rest was history."

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We love Jessica's trio of dangerous rings.

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Musician Monique Powell's neon get-up is beyond.

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Something blue.

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Monique and her new husband Leon Gazarian met on eHarmony.

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Joyce Huang in a stunning floor-length gown.

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Joyce and Peter Chen worked at the same office and dated for five years before tying the knot!

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Mohammad Hamid and Maryam Hamid are showered with rose petals.

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The happy couple met through a family friend.

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Erica M. Mejia and Sergio Ramirez first met in elementary school, then reunited years later on Facebook.

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An oh-so-classic bouquet of white roses.

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Barbara Zahl and Winnie Berriors have known each other for 35 years.

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The two became domestic partners in 1996 and married this year.

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Congrats to Clara Gialdi and Alf Naman!

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Check out Clara's brilliant rose-printed jacket.

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Says Clara, "[We met] in my future husband's art gallery."

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Jacqueline Knights and Charles Williams met in Antigua.

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Jacqueline's garden-fresh bouquet.

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Designer Sue Eggen in a seafoam-green gown.

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A bouquet of succulents!

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Says Nathaniel Eddy, "We met at The Matador, a bar in Portland, in 2001. Sue picked me up!"

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