A while ago, my friend Lauren McGlynn told me about a collective of wedding vendors she was a part of – The Glasgow Wedding Collective – and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It seemed like such an amazing, positive thing for the wedding industry – a group of like minded vendors collaborating and acting as a referral network. It really got a few wheels turning in my brain, and over the last few weeks, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. How could I bring something like that to the NYC elopement community?

After a lot of thought, I am excited to announce today that I will be launching a New York City elopement collective on July 1st called Weddings for Two. It will be a place where people eloping can find everything they need in one place – from information on the costs/legalities of eloping to any vendors they may need – photographer, officiant, florist… etc. We will have a blog with helpful information on eloping, and the collective will hopefully collaborate on many projects in the years to come. Each vendor in the collective has a sane, common sense approach to weddings and each vendor is a supporter of marriage equality.

Eloping in New York City can be a daunting task – especially if you’re planning from far away. There’s so much conflicting information and it’s hard to know where/how to find people to make your vision come to life. I consider myself to be a bit of an elopement expert, and so it seemed like the logical next step was to take all that knowledge to create a comprehensive elopement resource for New York City, something bigger than just me and my photography business, and something that I could work on with people I really respect and admire.

I can’t wait to share the new site, and I can’t wait to see my vision for a community of like minded elopement vendors come to life. Stop back here on July 1st for the official unveiling of Weddings for Two: A NYC Elopement Collective!





  1. Lauren McGlynn
    Jun 20, 2013

    AWESOME! Oh man I am so excited about this, so happy that you’ve taken this idea & run with it. I know you will make it amazing! <3

  2. Kinzie
    Jun 20, 2013

    This is super exciting! I can’t wait to see where you go with this. :)

  3. Elissa
    Jun 20, 2013

    This is awesome, Katie Jane! I wish you the best of luck with this project :)

  4. Kandise
    Jun 20, 2013

    Awesome! I’ve had a bug in my brain about doing a maritime collective since Lauren mentioned it, too! It’s an idea with legs :D

  5. Katie Jane
    Jun 20, 2013

    Thanks, all!

    And Kandise, you should definitely do it!

  6. Christy Tyler
    Jun 20, 2013

    This. Is. Awesome!!!! Can’t wait to see more!!!

  7. Sarah Hoppes
    Jun 20, 2013

    This is AWESOME!!!!!

  8. Moz
    Jun 20, 2013

    Really wishing we had something similar in Sydney.

    This is marvellous.

  9. Michel Le Séac’h
    Jun 22, 2013

    Excellent move! Bravo Katie!

  10. fatima
    Jun 30, 2013