Weekly round-up! The “I got married!” edition!

Each Friday, I post a few things that I like or that caught my eye that week. Last week I didn’t get to prepare a post, because I was very busy finalizing plans for something amazing that took place on Friday, March 1st.

Kris and I eloped! Well… we told our families about two weeks in advance and had a civil ceremony and were joined by 8 of our closest family and friends at City Hall in Manhattan, and had just an awesome and very “us” day from there.

We are now starting to plan a reception/celebration to share with all of our friends and family, which will be most likely in New Orleans, in the spring of 2014.

Since I’ve been on cloud nine for the past week, I thought I’d include some of our photos and favorite things from our day in this week’s round-up!

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1. City Hall Ceremonies – it is an amazing experience if you’re looking for a small, low-key wedding. We arrived at about noon and hung out with our parents and best friends, the anticipation was ridiculous and the excitement of everyone else waiting to get married was infectious – it was just a very cool experience.

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(I wore a black lace dress from http://www.modcloth.com/. And that awesome ring? It’s a novelty light-up ring from Michaels.)

2. Taqueria Lower East Side – after our ceremony, we went here for an amazing lunch. If you enjoy Mexican food and love California style fish tacos and amazing guacamole – you should definitely check this place out. As a bonus, there is always a great movie playing, the music never disappoints, and there is no lack of things to marvel at and talk about while waiting for your food – the walls are covered in all kinds of pop culture items from the past few decades. It’s delicious and awesome and was perfection.
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3. Prohibition Bakery – cupcakes with flavors like Hot Buttered Rum, Pretzels & Beer, For the Love of Bacon and Scotch & Cigar – this is definitely a Lower East Side gem that should not be missed.
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4. Motor City Bar – this is where we went for drinks and spent a lot of money on quarters, playing Batman Pinball and Galaga. This place is very cool and I just read that after 18 years they lost their lease and are closing soon 😦 Check it out before it’s gone!
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5. And of course, last but not least, a huge thank you to Studio Brooke for photographing us and generally being awesomesauce.
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(photos by Studio Brooke)