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.

Satin-silk minidress with a tuxedo-style bodice, cummerbund, and buttons topping an ostrich-feather skirt, $1,700, Johnna Ho. Earrings, Amanda Pearl. Bangle, CC Skye. Miniaudière, Kotur. Shoes, Nina. Groom: Tie, TheTieBar.com. Ring, ArtCarved.