How to get married in New York

How to get married in NYC is a question that many happy couples around the world ask, and I am here to share with you the knowledge and experience.

My name is Goran Veljic, and I have the best job in the world. I am a professional and fully licensed NYC wedding photographer, wedding witness and registered NYC wedding officiant. I’ve started this work at the same time when Marriage Bureau in 141 Worth Street­ which is the place for getting married in New York ­ has opened its door to the couples. I love City Hall and helping people who elope to get married in NYC. You can say that I am official City Hall’s wedding photographer, wedding witness and registered NYC wedding officiant.

The city is full of celebrities, and my photographs of Sarah Jessica Parker, Aleck Baldwin, Novak Djokovic and Milagros Schmoll were first that made me famous. Quality photos and my advice about how to get married in New York appeared in Daily News, New York Post, BBC, NBC, NY1 and Time Out Magazine. So far I helped in getting married to over 7000 couples, which makes me the most experienced NYC wedding officiant and elopement photographer. Some of the happy couples were from America.

Others, who wished to elope to get married in NYC, were from United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Italy, France and Scandinavia. I was the first NYC wedding photographer and NYC wedding officiant to conduct underground same­sex marriages in the city. I celebrated love in wedding photographs in exhibitions in the States and Europe. My work is part of the permanent exhibition in House of Human rights the Kingdom of Nederlands.

Being NYC wedding officiant is more than a job. It is a vocation and every day inspiration, so please consider me as a friend. I will organize your wedding in the helicopter with great views of Manhattan, in Central Park, at the top of Empire State building or even on always busy Times Square. I am here so you can have a dream wedding on the most important day of your life.

I created NY1 Minute Weddings to help couples to get married in New York and to make NYC elopement weddings fun and easy. My team of NYC elopement photographers and wedding officiants creates a stress­free environment, while delivering affordable yet the highest quality of service.

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NYC photographers

NYC elopement photographers make breath taking elopement photos! Our team of highly experienced wedding photographers work in a variety of  New York’s elopement locations for many years! We can suggest and guide you through the most romantic, unusual city spots for your elopement wedding! Merging famous landmarks and the fantastic NY scenery into your elopement photography is the best way to make your elopement unforgettable! Just plan and boom your perfect wedding!

nyc wedding officiant

NYC Wedding officiant

Did you know that our licensed wedding officiant can perform a civil marriage ceremony for you, at any location and at any time you wish? Our NYC elopement photographers will capture the marriage ceremony of your dreams at a price you can afford. We are here to help you get the customized marriage ceremony, as well as to guide you through getting your marriage license all the way to your marriage certificate.

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Wedding Witness in NYC

Many couples want an intimate marriage ceremony and forget that they will need a wedding witness. Furthermore, those who elope might not have a friend in New York or maybe want to make a secret wedding! This is nothing to worry about! We were here, available to witness the Big Day of thousands of couples from all around the world! We’ll be happy to offer you a wedding witness service FREE OF CHARGE, as always!

Married in NY - The beautiful stories from our clients

Hi Goran, We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful photographs and for being our witness on our special day, we have now had time to look at the photographs and they are stunning, we are absolutely delighted with them as is all who have seen them, who knows with a bit of luck we may return for our first wedding anniversary and may require some photographs beside our love lock again 🙂 Sending love and best wishes from Scotland
Keith & Christine Lees - Scotland-
Our Marriage in New York was relaxed, easy, romantic, beautiful and special because of the help of Goran. We met Goran the day before our wedding day, at the stairs of the New York City Clerk’s Office, as a friendly, enthusiastic and very helpful person. With the Marriage license in our pockets, we agreed to meet Goran again the next day at the same time and place. Goran guided us step by step through the official procedures while making pictures of every important moment (signing, ceremony, the rings). Followed by a fantastic photo shoot outside. It was a beautiful, sunny day. Goran took the time to portrait us at our best. The result is wonderful, we just love the pictures (great quality) and are very happy to have them as a special memory of our wedding day! Without a doubt we would surely recommend Goran to all our friends and family. Thanks so much for your help and enthusiasm!
Nadine & Niels - Amsterdam, Netherlands-
NY1 minute weddings captured our special day perfectly, putting us at ease, guiding us through the civic process, and spending time making sure that the moments before, during and after were caught on camera for posterity. Our friends and family have all been so impressed with the quality and professionalism of our wedding album. Thank you so much Ny1minute.com!
Steven and Sarah - England-
Just a short text to let you know we received our Marriage Certificate so Steed and I would like to thank you. Not only you did a great job but you were on time and were so nice with our family and friends
Nico & Steed-
Thank you, Goran! The photos are incredible! What a talent you are. A gift for certain!! We are so thrilled to have these memories captured by your eye. Best, Tate and Greg
Tate & Greg-
Oh my gosh the album is absolutely beautiful. We didn’t know what to expect and it well exceeded our expectations. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all what you have done for us. We are showing it to all our friends now. We will be referring you to all our friends getting married.
Scott & Michael-
I downloaded the pictures. Thank you so much, Goran!!! We will always remember you, and your kindness. Good luck in your journeys!!!”
Marlen & Ana-

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All inclusive elopement packages

Classic / All inclusive elopement package

$999
    • Officiant
    • Personal assistance while obtaining your marriage license
    • Central Park permit fee If Applicable
    • Marriage ceremony
    • NYC Wedding officiant
    • Marriage certificate delivery
    • Photographer
    • 1 hour of professional photography
    • All high resolution photos on DVD
    • All color and light corrected photos
    • Online photo gallery store
    • Wedding witness if you need
    • Bridal Bouquet (color of your choice)
    • Groom’s Buttonhole to match Bridal Bouquet

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Romance / All inclusive elopement package

$1199
    • Officiant
    • Personal assistance while obtaining your marriage license
    • Central Park permit fee If Applicable
    • Marriage ceremony
    • NYC Wedding officiant
    • Marriage certificate delivery
    • Photographer
    • 2 hours of professional photography
    • All high resolution photos on DVD
    • All color and light corrected photos
    • Online photo gallery store
    • Wedding witness if you need
    • Bridal Bouquet (color of your choice)
    • Groom’s Buttonhole to match Bridal Bouquet

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NYC Love / All inclusive elopement package

$1399
    • Unlimited support on all aspects of wedding planning in New York
    • Personal assistance while obtaining your marriage license
    • Central Park permit fee
    • Wedding ceremony at a desired spot
    • Wedding officiant
    • On-site assistance on your wedding day
    • Marriage certificate delivery
    • 3 hours of professional photography
    • All high resolution photos on DVD
    • All color and light corrected photos
    • 50 Customized printed greeting cards
    • Designed wedding photo book
    • Bridal Bouquet (color of your choice)
    • Groom’s Buttonhole to match Bridal Bouquet
    • Violin solo performing wedding music live

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Extravaganza / All inclusive elopement package

$1499
    • Officiant
    • Personal assistance while obtaining your marriage license
    • Central Park permit fee If Applicable
    • Marriage ceremony
    • NYC Wedding officiant
    • Marriage certificate delivery
    • Photographer
    • 4 hours of professional photography
    • All high resolution photos on DVD
    • All color and light corrected photos
    • Online photo gallery store
    • Wedding witness if you need
    • Bridal Bouquet (color of your choice)
    • Groom’s Buttonhole to match Bridal Bouquet

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NYC elopement photographer (1, 2, 3 or 4 hours), Video, Designed wedding photo book…

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