Forget Destination Weddings: 6 Magical Manhattan Marriages

Believing that weddings ought not bring out the bridezilla in each of us, Stone Fox Bride — a high-fashion boutique in Manhattan — was founded on the principle that planning a wedding is also a process of self-discovery. Molly Guy, creative director at SFB, is our source for the nontraditional bride. This article was originally published August 5.
Forget rustic, romantic barn weddings in the middle of a grassy, green field...and who has time for a beachy destination wedding on white sand with the sparkly blue ocean as a backdrop? Some of our fave Stone Fox weddings have taken place right here in the heart of our fair city of Manhattan. From the Statue of Liberty to St. Marks Church to Prospect Park, and more, check out all the cool NYC landmarks where these bride and grooms said "I do."
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Abbey and Tom
"To kick off our 'wedding weekend,' a small group of our family and friends came with us to City Hall, and then we all went to Nom Lah Tea House around the corner for dim sum and champagne. Later that night we had a huge taco and sangria party at Tacombi in Nolita, which was such a great time. Tom put together an adorable slideshow of photos showing us at different points in our lives, which was really cool. The next night we had a full on cocktails-dinner-dancing reception at the Woolworth Building in the Financial District."
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Richard and Martynka
"We only had one minute to do our vows at City Hall, and I was laughing hysterically. Then we had tea at the Bowery Hotel and later met a small group of friends at Freemans for dinner. Madeline surprised us with some BabyCakes cupcakes, into which she stuck toothpicks with drawings of our faces that said “just married.” Fletcher got one with a sword, so he wouldn't be jealous. Afterward, we walked home through the Lower East Side."
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Natasha and Sebastian
"We got married three blocks from our apartment at St. Marks Church. We used the garden there (which is actually a graveyard), and we were literally standing on a gravestone while we said our vows. We were married by Little Annie Anxiety who was briefly in the punk band Crass that was a big part of my life. Then we walked home and everyone in the street was congratulating us. After the ceremony, we had a party in the church, which was crazy and loose and loud and sweaty and catered by this really great Ukrainian restaurant called Sly Fox."
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Jillian and Steve
"We got married under a tree in Prospect Park then invited all of our friends to Aurora in Williamsburg afterward — the same restaurant where we ate the night Steve proposed — and had great food, amazing wine, and funny speeches. That night we went to the Wythe Hotel and stayed in this huge loft space. There was a great view of Manhattan, and we could see the Empire State Building."
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Karyn and Gary
"My mother-in-law did all the flowers, which were dark and crazy and from Takashimaya. I walked down the aisle to 'All My Love' by Led Zeppelin. Our vows were super-old-school Episcopalian — even though I’m not Episcopalian — I loved the idea of saying something that had been said over and over and over again like a mantra. Our reception was around the corner at Twenty Four Fifth. We had farm-to-table food, and my dad and I danced to 'Karma Chameleon.'"
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Bill and Fanny
"So, on a cold morning in February, we woke up early, went down to City Hall, and left as husband and wife. It took like two minutes. Afterward, I was like: Holy fuck, we’re married. We went to brunch at Cafe Cluny, then went to Great Jones Spa for the afternoon. That night we went to Jane hotel and had all our friends meet us for drinks."