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Elopements are some of the most magical, fun-loving, intimate + totally heartfelt weddings out there. Plus, they鈥檙e the perfect excuse to do something whimsical or out of the box. That鈥檚 why when we saw how Denise and Mark hopped on a plane to NYC and tied the knot without all the stress and huge costs associated with traditional weddings, we were reminded that you don鈥檛 always have to have endless amounts of florals or a three-tiered wedding cake to say, 鈥淚 do.鈥 This sequin-filled NYC elopement, captured by Jennifer from Stylish and Hip Weddings, goes to show that all you need is your one-and-only, a few close friends and your favorite secret place. Scroll on to see how this chic couple made it all happen in the coolest spots around New York City.

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Denise and Mark are super down-to-earth and laid-back Brits who knew they wanted a meaningful elopement without all the frills. So when it was time to seal the deal, they decided to get on a plane from their hometown in the United Kingdom and travel across the pond to get hitched in their favorite city: NYC.

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They had an intimate ceremony at their favorite NYC spot, the Brooklyn waterfront. Best part? The gorgeous view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline in the background, of course! Their adorable ceremony proves that you don鈥檛 need much to have a stunning ceremony backdrop. If you鈥檙e digging this idea for your own nuptials, choose your favorite spot and use the space as-is, or bring a few of you own decorations to add more of your signature style.

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Matt A.K.A. The Most Reverend Matt Levy 鈥 who also happens to be the photographer鈥檚 husband 鈥 is known for his witty ceremonies and was a great officiant for the couple鈥檚 fun, non-traditional wedding. During the ceremony, Denise and Mark added two strings of ribbon to the exchange to showcase their unique (and colorful!) bond. It was a sweet reflection of these two adventurous souls.

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And though elopements used to mean that you鈥檇 run off and get married in secret, that鈥檚 definitely not the case anymore. Denise and Mark celebrated getting hitched by grabbing a bottle of champagne + disposable cups and toasting with their nearest and dearest. This is an inexpensive, yet super elegant way to remember your special day. Bonus points if you pack in a few mini cupcakes for some celebratory sweets with your sweetie.

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If you鈥檙e anything like this duo, you鈥檙e also going to make sure you have a stylish outfit. Denise wore a slinky, sequin-encrusted maxi skirt with a simple white sheer blouse and a beautiful flower crown. This look tied together oh-so well with Mark鈥檚 tailored suit. Talk about the perfect modern look!

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Once the 鈥淚 do鈥檚鈥 were said, Denise and Mark toured their favorite city together. They spent the rest of the day exploring the NYC streets with their amazing photographer. Needless to say, these images capture the energy of their special day in the most real and authentic way. Congrats to the happy couple!

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(Photos via Stylish + Hip Weddings)