With the Big Apple as the backdrop, BRIDES Magazine imagines a couple as they steal away for a civil ceremony at hallowed City Hall. This abbreviated tale of modern love stars flirty minis and retro accessories.

Silk-chiffon lace minidress with a strapless beaded bodice and ruffled drape skirt, $1,600, Simone Carvalli. Sandals, Badgley Mischka. Ring, ArtCarved. Groom: Tie, TheTieBar.com. Glasses (worn throughout), Selima Optique, 212-343-9490.

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