We have to give it up to couples who are bold enough to ditch the whole (pretty gruesome) wedding planning process, and hop on the subway to say "I do." Forget cake tastings, dress fitting after fitting, and hours spent mulling over invitation fonts, seating charts, and table centrepieces. At City Hall, it's all about the love pairs share, not the sea of fancy accoutrements that can somehow turn one of the most intimate life events into a monster of an affair.
For these 16 New York duos, tying the knot at the courthouse was the perfect way to express their vows. Their stories (and romances) are all undeniably unique, and oh-so-adorable. Just be sure to have a few tissues nearby: A whole lot of meet-cutes are coming your way, ahead.