September 2, 2021

A Last Minute Long Island City Elopement

 Kristie and Conor’s Long Island City elopement was so incredibly special. Sometimes, love just can’t wait. In the middle of 2020, Kristie and Conor chose to exchange vows in Long Island City. Their family couldn’t be there, unfortunately, but we found a way to include them via a zoom wedding ceremony. It was incredibly meaningful from start to finish and I can’t wait to share the details of their fall elopement. An outdoor wedding video can be more difficult because you never know what mother nature will bring, but the weather cooperated and I was more than prepared.  

New Jersey Wedding Videographer Teaser

When you start to plan your wedding, you might wonder if you really need to hire a wedding videographer. I will be honest, I love wedding photos as much as the next person. In fact, I partnered with one of the best New Jersey photographers – Mile Square Moments – if you are looking for a photo/video package. Nothing holds a distinct moment in time better. But video? Video brings you back to the feeling of the entire day. It reminds you of exactly what you said during your vows and the way you laughed when your new spouse said something funny. You can play it over and over on a loop. Below, you get a small teaser of Kristie and Conor’s long island elopement video. If you are interested in learning more about Murphy Studio wedding videography packages, click here.

A First Look in Queens, New York

We started the day at Kristie and Conor’s apartment, for a sweet first look in their living room followed by an immediate champagne toast. In some ways, it was even more authentic that they spent the morning getting ready in their apartment – in different areas – only to see each other for the first time all done up in their own home. They were able to truly embrace and soak up the moment.

first look wedding photos at home

first look wedding photos at home

champagne toast before the wedding ceremonyBride and Groom Wedding Photos in Long Island City

Intimate Ceremony in Long Island City

After the first look and champagne toast, Kristie and Conor walked over to Gantry Plaza State Park to exchange their vows in front of the water. As the officiant says, the spot they chose seemed fitting. A gantry is a large crane, that has historically brought goods to connect people from beyond the shores. Kristie is originally from New York, but Conor is from Ireland. Their wedding ceremony truly reflected the joining of their families, and they had their family join them via zoom and even shared a reading with the couple during their ceremony. 

When you watch Kristie and Conor’s Long Island City wedding ceremony video, you’ll fall in love with how personalized they made their wedding ceremony. More than that, I believe it will show you the value of a wedding video. You are going to want to remember what your officiant said. You are going to want to remember the moment you shot your partner a knowing look, or the sound they made when they laughed. There is nothing that can recreate this feeling like a wedding video.

Bride and Groom Wedding Photos in Long Island CityLong Island City Elopement with Zoom CeremonyLong Island City Elopement ceremony kiss in front of Manhattan skyline

A Long Island City Elopement Celebration

After Kristie and Conor’s wedding ceremony, they walked into Long Island City to continue the celebration at a few of their favorite local spots. It might surprise you. but Kristie and Conor planned their elopement in just ONE week. That means instead of trying to find the “perfect spots”, they just chose spots that they already loved and were meaningful to them. They wanted portraits in front of the Pepsi sign and grabbed a drink at one of their favorite local watering holes – Fifth Hammer Brewing Company. Nothing was overscheduled and they just let the afternoon unfold naturally – full of joy.

Bride and groom crossing the streetBride and Groom posing outsideBride and groom ordering drinks Fifth Hammer Brewing Co. Celebration after their ElopementFifth Hammer Brewing Co. Celebration after their Elopement

New Jersey Wedding Photo & Video Packages

I genuinely hope you loved Kristie and Conor’s wedding day and celebration as much as I did. There’s nothing I love more than true and authentic celebration and these two definitely had that. If you are looking for a New Jersey wedding photographer and videographer team, I would love to be considered. You can learn more about my wedding film packages here, and more about the Mile Square Moments & Murphy Studio partnership here.

I’ve partnered with whom I consider to be the best photographer in New Jersey, but that’s not the only reason we work well together. When you hire both of us, your photos and video will look like they belong together because we have similar photojournalistic styles. Because we partner together for so many weddings each year, we work really well in tandem with each other and we have systems in place so that we can capture all of your wedding day moments. We have a chance to plan together before we even show up – something you don’t get when you hire a wedding videographer and photographer separately (which by the way, you are still always welcome to do). To connect with us, head straight to my contact form, and let’s have a conversation about your wedding day.

Vendor Team: Videography: Murphy Studio. Photography: Mile Square Moments. Officiant: Have Lover Will Travel. Florals: Ivie Joy Flowers. Dress: Shona Joy. Makeup: Natalia Bizinha. Engagement Ring: Whiteflash. Wedding Bands: Lauren B Jewelry. Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall. Suit: Enzo Custom. Groom’s Shoes: Leonardo Shoes Firenze. Watch: Omega.

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