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.

Alençon-lace dress with a sweetheart neckline, a scalloped circular skirt, and a beaded belt, $1,155, Tara Keely. Veil, Erin Cole, 949-642-5552. Earrings, Elva Fields. Pumps, Nina. Groom: Tie, TheTieBar.com. Watch, Burberry.