There's really only one city in the world that 1.) never sleeps, and 2.) can quite literally offer up anything you can dream of. Catarina and Nuno - from Lisbon, Portugal, - planned the perfect elopement in this very place: New York City.
Keep scrolling to see all of the talented photography that captured the essence of this elopement with a romantic ending, and click here to see all of the photos in the full gallery.
The day started early with a ceremony at City Hall. The bride wore a ruffled dress with long train by Anah Hana and a dramatic veil that she complemented with Lelet NY earrings. After the ceremony, the couple went to Central Park, filled with that unique and magical morning light. Johnny, the photographer, captured every moment of it.
The bouquet made by florist Cristina was created using honey-colored tones and a velvet ribbon. It became a part of the photos taken at the Staircase and Bethesda Terrace.
Lunch for two was at Ralph Lauren's Café on Madison Avenue ,and then in the afternoon, the bride changed to a fully cosmopolitan look. This included a short natural silk dress, Lelet NY earrings, and Badgley Mischka shoes by Anna Walker. A colorful bouquet, another fabulous work by Cristina, was the final touch for a stunning look.
From the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo, the couple enjoyed an unforgettable sunset and the amazing cityscape of Manhattan. It was beyond perfection and such an intimate way to celebrate their union. If you think they've passed up on a big wedding, not so fast - they've already promised that next year there will be a huge party to celebrate in Portugal!