love – Layla & Josh Wedding: an intimate NYC city hall elopement

A morning conversation “Between the Sheets” led us to plan an impromptu NYC City Hall wedding over the holidays in under a week!

Layla & Josh Wedding – 12/31/2013

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets in an intimate NYC city hall elopement on New Year's Eve

7 little facts about Layla & Josh:

  • Met on OKcupid in December 2007  (thanks OK Cupid guys your “95% match” rating for us was pretty spot on!)
  • Had our first date at Chelsea Market’s Green Table (we have each been vegetarians for over two decades now, since long before we met)
  • In business & living together in Astoria for a little over 4 years
  • Together we’ve built Between the Sheets, at times jokingly called “our first baby” and raised two “furry babies”.
  • Josh thought he was allergic to cats, until he met Layla’s family’s 4 furry ones. Since then we adopted two, and he has spent countless hours “fluffling” his way into their hearts, Isabela aka “Izzy” and Steven Mars aka “booboo bear”
  • We’ve assembled quite a collection of espresso makers, coffee pots, and french presses in our years together, enough to rival a fine cafe. Josh thinks we may need a few more…
  • We aren’t changing our names – currently debating whether we’ll have little L’obatti-Verleuns or Verleun-L’obattis

So without further ado a little photo story of New Year’s Eve day Layla & Josh wedding /elopement at NYC City Hall.

Layla & Josh wedding – little details

Hannah Blount box & Pour La Victoire shoe box - details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement

A huge thanks to Hannah Blount who went out of her way to get us a ring in time for the special day, on such short notice it was still important for us that the ring be something special and Hannah’s pieces are both beautiful and handmade in Boston. Layla has been a fan for several years.

deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve city hall  winter wedding - scallop gold heels

deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve city hall wedding - jewelry and shoes

Vintage art deco costume jewelry and a monogrammed jewelry box left to Layla by her grandmother.

Deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement

Layla L'obatti of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla made the bouquet the morning of, with a mix of seasonal flowers, foliage, and white roses.

Deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - Mac Red lipstick and liner, Tiffany's vase, deco detailed hand mirror

Layla L'obatti of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - winter bridal bouquet & cab ride bride

Layla & Josh’s wedding – NYC City Hall Elopement

 

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

DIY flower details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - bouquet and boutonniere

DIY flower details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - winter bridal bouquet

Layla & Josh Wedding - founders of Between the Sheets elope at NYC city hall

Yes, you totally get a number. It’s like the DMV only way prettier and nicer.

Layla L'obatti Between the Sheets bride holding bouquet at NYC city hall

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh wedding - an intimate NYC New Year's Eve city hall wedding

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh wedding - founders of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla & Josh – Newlyweds about town

Layla & Josh wedding - founders of Between the Sheets NYC brooklyn bridge wedding day

Layla & Josh wedding - founders of Between the Sheets in an intimate NYC city hall elopement on New Year's Eve

On the ride home, we were lucky enough to get a car that was partially empty – kismet!

an intimate NYC New Year's Eve elopement

Post-wedding brunch with friends in Astoria, followed later that day with an evening out in the NYC.

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets NYC New Year's Eve elopment

Our officiant was super sweet – there is not much we can remember it felt so fast, but there was a hesitation with the kiss only bc the bride did not want to smear the groom’s face in red lipstick! (great for photo-ops, not for sealing vows)

To celebrate we took our friends out in the meatpacking district, and a brief photo (it was truly frigid out all day and particularly NYE when the temps were at or below freezing) in front of Chelsea Market where we met on our first date.

 Deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement  Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets NYC New Year's Eve elopment

left: Isabela inspecting the flower arrangement, right: Mars eyeing some surprise gifts (he loves boxes in general)

Layla & Josh "Happily Ever After" spoons

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  • Lindsey

    I am dying from the cuteness. Love love!! Congratulations! -Lindsey from Bellefleur Lingerie

    • http://www.btslingerie.com/lingerie-blog/ BTSlingerie

      Thank you so much Lindsey! <3 – Layla

  • Megan Edwards

    Ah.. I love a good love story! I love how comfortable you two look together, easy breezy. Courthouse weddings can be SO beautiful, and this does not disappoint! Thanks for sharing your love, it inspired many. My husband and I will have been married for 1 year (together for 9) this March and you know what… it KEEPS getting better! Cheers to Love (and lingerie) ! Xoxo

  • Thea Grant (BdeG)

    Felicitations to you both for tying the knot! Wishing you the best for the new year as newly-weds…!