A Halloween Boston City Hall + Granary Burial Ground + Beacon Hill wedding


Anne and Campbell LOVE all things spooky, and were in the process of planning a Halloween wedding at a brewery for 2020… until they got overwhelmed and realized they would be much much happier with something a lot more intimate. So, Boston City Hall it was!

They have three fur children who rule our lives, Noomi, Tobey, and Esmeralda. Anne is a teen librarian who thinks tweens are the best patrons and Campbell is an animator and artist who sings to his cats. They love trying new breweries, playing video games, painting, reading, and planning out their next tattoo. Campbell proposed in San Diego on the Sunset Cliffs, wearing an unreasonably warm jacket all day to hide the ring.

On Halloween 2019, it was a whopping 70 degrees. The forecast called for a 90% chance of heavy rain and 25mph winds all day. The skies dumped right up until their ceremony, when the clouds parted and the humidity lifted. They wrote their own vows, and cried reading them to each other. Anne and Campbell were SO excited to be officially official!!! We stopped at King’s Chapel Burial Ground, then hit Granary Burial Ground (where Paul Revere is buried, established in 1660. YUP!!!!), the epitome of all things spooky + Boston. They climbed up Beacon Hill and marveled at the cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, and ghouls around the neighborhood before ending at the yellow and orange dotted Public Garden. Even the ducklings were in Halloween costumes!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Hair + makeup: G2O Salon - Dress: BHLDN - Shoes: Toms - Nails: The Nail Art Babe - Suit: Brooks Brothers - Flowers: Central Square Florist

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An oceanside wedding in York, Maine at the Union Bluff Meeting House


Jen and Mike met 7 years ago at work… where dating was 100% against their company policy. When things started to go beyond just a friendship, they had to keep it a secret. So, their first real date was in Miami at the end of 2013, where they could spend time out in the open without worrying about who might see them. A few months later, Mike built up the courage to tell their boss the deal and officially went public. Having to keep their relationship a secret was a challenge, but something about it being "forbidden" made it that much more passionate and fun. They even exchanged "I love you" and "I think I want to marry you" before they made it official, so from the very beginning they knew they were meant to be. A house, a black lab puppy, and a ring later, and they were planning a wedding!!!

Jen and Mike had the perfect coastal Maine wedding at the Union Bluff Hotel in York, Maine. Jen got ready with her best girlfriends, and sported sparkly Kate Spade Keds underneath her lace wedding gown. Mike wore a snappy white suit and his favorite Miami Hurricane socks (he’s obsessed). They were married underneath an arch overlooking the ocean by their dear friend, and the waves crashed as they said I do. Of course, their babygirl Jojo was there to walk down the aisle and watch the ceremony from the grass lawn. They had blankets for their guests and a sign that read, “To have and to hold, in case you get cold.” After Jen and Mike made it SUPER official, the wedding part joined them on a trip to Nubble Lighthouse right at sunset. Jen LOVES confetti - they don’t call her Jenny Confetti for nothing, so they made sure to bring lots of sparkly confetti to pop and dance around in overlooking the cliffs and golden sunshine.

They thought through every detail of their reception room, down to the photo booth (with a panda head and pug mask), romantic candles, vintage hanging lights, sparkly table runners, engraved champagne flutes, and gold hexagon shaped EVERYTHING. Mike changed into a black jacket (like James Bond), Jen swapped her sparkly lace dress for a simple satin one and a pair of diamond-encrusted high heels. They sent their guests home with mini Stonewall Kitchen jars of Maine blueberry jam, and had a dozen kinds of desserts on the antique wooden table. They’re off to Napa for their mini-moon now before heading to St. Lucia after the holidays for a tropical getaway!

Thank you to the amazing vendor team!

Venue: Union Bluff Hotel - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Second shooter: Mei Lin Barral - Dress, suit, and groomswear: Madeline's Daughter - Second dress: Lulu’s - Shoes: Kate Spade + Badgley Mischka - Invitations: Minted - Makeup: Melissa DiCecca - Hair: Steven Nguyen - Band: Kahootz - Flowers & decor: Maine Events and Decor - Cake & desserts: Popovers on the Square - Favors: Stonewall Kitchen

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A fall Boston City Hall + Public Garden + Beacon Hill wedding


After 8 years of dating, Katie & Alex flew to Boston from North Carolina for an epic Boston wedding weekend with their best friends! Get married at Boston City Hall ✔️ dinner at Mama Maria’s ✔️ duck boat tour ✔️ Patriots game ✔️ best destination elopement EVAAAA!!!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Hair + makeup: G2O Salon - Dress: Lily Pulitzer - Flowers: Central Square Florist

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An autumn South End engagement in Boston, MA


Sean and Bryan met on the “dark gay web,” also known as OKCUPID. They grabbed drinks at Wink & Nod in Boston, followed by ANOTHER three bars. At the last bar, Sean was carded, which was unfortunate seeing as he had lost his ID that day. So, their first date quickly turned into watching Netflix, and it was love at first night for them. They’ve spent a good chunk of their relationship long distance between NYC, Boston, and Florida. After Sean finished his MFA, they decided to settle down in the South End in Boston. As they like to say, “Our "love story" is based in gin-drenched pizza with an extra side of bleu cheese to really round it out. We balance each other out in ways that are most remarkable.” They have a beautiful blue-eyed furry daughter, miss Phoebe Michelle, who keeps them laughing. Sean performs theater and Bryan is a very serious home baker. They love a good calzone, ice cream with extra sprinkles, and getting bronzed on the beach every summer.

Sean, Bryan, and Phoebe snuggled on their South End stoop before strolling through their neighborhood and popping champagne by the brownstones and fall leaves. Anchovies is their favorite South End Italian dive, so we ended there with truffle parmesan fries, martinis, and loads of bread. They’re getting married at the Beauport Hotel next summer - we’re so excited!

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A romantic fall engagement at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA


Rose and Jessie grew up on opposite sides of the country, but found each other on OkCupid at Tufts in Boston. Their first date was a little awkward, as it was way too late to be drinking tea and they were both a little nervous. So, they decided to try it again with some froyo, and they finally hit it off. This was right before winter break almost 7 years ago. Rose and Jessie survived long distance studying abroad, graduated a year apart from Tufts, and learned how to enter the world of adulting. They moved to California for grad school and started their life together on the West Coast. The proposals happened in March of 2019, when Jessie proposed on a camping trip and Rose proposed on the beach, because two proposals are better than one! They moved to the East Coast, rescued a Pitbull mix and named her Rocket, and are planning a huge Camp Cody wedding on Lake Ossipee in New Hampshire next summer!

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A chic, laid-back Le Meridien + PAGU wedding in Cambridge, MA



Shannon and Rimal said they’d meet for drinks, but Shannon had other ideas. More along the lines of a full plate of sliders and fries. She was starving after a long day of work and didn’t care if he judged her. And that night, Rimal knew she was the one. Shannon and Rimal are one hell of a power couple - she’s an OBGYN and he’s an aerospace engineer. They met in Connecticut and lived there together for two years, until they picked up and moved to San Jose and finally Seattle to live out their West Coast dreams. Shannon proposed to Rimal during a helicopter tour over Hawaii. He told Shannon he had her ring back at the hotel too! She beat him to it. These two are self-proclaimed couch potatoes (who can resist snacks and The X-Files) who love cooking all types of foods, going for bike rides, and doting over their tuxedo cat named Turtle.

They chose to get married in Cambridge in the height of fall on the outdoor terrace at Le Meridien in Central Square. Their friends and families joined them from all over - California, Florida, Texas, New England, New York, the list goes on! They made it official, took a sunny stroll through the heart of Central Square, and joined cocktail hour at PAGU, an Asian / Spanish fusion restaurant. Shannon and Rimal were super laid back about the “formalities” of a wedding - the only formal thing they did was cut a cake! No first dance, parent dances, bouquet toss, etc. They wanted a night of socializing with their guests and eating incredible food in the hip city of Cambridge - and that’s what they got! Now they’re off to Japan for an epic honeymoon.

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Ceremony: Le Meridien - Reception: PAGU - Photography: Lena Mirisola - DJ: Danny T of 617 Weddings - Hair + makeup: Jenny Luu - Floral design: Central Square Florist - Dress: Pronovias - Earrings: Ti Adoro

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A multicultural fall wedding at Cambridge City Hall


That just married glow can banish any wedding day wind and rain!! 🍁✨🤩 Kate & Sachin met in the most "romantic" way possible - at a club in Boston's Theater District 😂🔥 But 11 years later, they couldn't imagine life without each other.⁠

Cambridge is a very special place to them - it's where they live together, where they love exploring and finding vintage signs, funky facades, and good old fashioned graffiti walls. So of course, they wanted to get married there!⁠

Sachin's parents traveled across the globe from India to be there for this special occasion, and Kate's parents and a few of their friends joined for drinks at Pammy's. They both sported henna (and Sachin’s had Kate’s name written on his hand!) and Kate wore Indian bangles and a traditional wedding necklace. The group ended the night with a celebration dinner at Guilia - congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs!!!

Vendors - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Dress: Eloquii - Flowers: Rouvalis Flowers - Suit: J Crew - Hair: Chelsea Berger at Cedar Grace Salon - Cocktails: Pammy’s - Dinner: Giulia - Chocolate favors: Spindler Confections - Traditional Indian wedding necklace and bangles: Kay Pee Jewelers

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An autumn Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding


Kelsey and Brian met online in 2011 while they were in grad school at Notre Dame. After they finished their degrees, Kelsey moved to Chicago for a new job and they took turns visiting each other on weekends. After a year, Brian got a job in Boston (another year of even longer distance). Finally, Kelsey found a job in Boston in 2016 and they’ve been happily living together since (with their two cats, Magellan ("Goobs") and Lady ("Potatoes")

In March 2019, they stayed at a cute old inn in the Berkshires. The proposal was supposed to go down during a hike to a waterfall, but the trail was unexpectedly covered in mud and ice. The car almost got stuck in the mud and Brian had to improvise. He found a botanical garden instead, and asked Kelsey to be his wife!

Their wedding day predicted 40mph winds and pouring rain. There were flood warnings all over Boston, cautioning the public on power outages and downed trees. But Kelsey and Brian completely lucked out! The storm started about an hour after their session was over. Kelsey did her own hair and makeup, as well as made her trendy hoop bouquet! They love the Public Garden in the fall, and the old charm of Beacon Hill, so we adventured through Back Bay, popped champagne with Romeo and Juliet the swans in witness, and even had a giant group of excited tourists ask to take photos with them. An incredible wedding day indeed!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Hair, Makeup, Bouquet: bride Kelsey - Sweater + Earrings: Anthropologie - Dress: Amy Kuschel from Blue Sky Bridal - Suit: Jos A Bank

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A laid-back Boston City Hall + Kane's Donuts + Columbus Park wedding


Ray and Melissa met when Melissa joined Appcues in March 2016, where Ray had been working for about a year. Ray knew she was special before he even met her - she won him over with the box of donuts she sent to the office ahead of her first day of work. After months of sitting next to each other, an ice cream sandwich challenge, and many questions about CSS selectors, they had become good friends. Melissa introduced Ray to the best ice cream in the world. Ray introduced Melissa to skee-ball.

Melissa left the team in 2017, but they still kept in touch. Without work in common they got to focus on the important things, like eating more donuts and going on hikes. Eventually Melissa realized, "It was him the whole time!" Luckily, the feeling was mutual. Ray had been patiently waiting for her to get on the same page. Without feelings stated out loud, they proceeded cautiously to protect their friendship. They went on a few “is this a date?” dates before Ray walked Melissa home in a blizzard and laid it all out there.

From that day on, the two were in it together for the long haul. Ray and Melissa couldn’t stop talking about the future they were so excited to share together. On a chilly fall day in November, just eight months after Ray’s blizzard confession, they got engaged in Gambier, Ohio.

Today, the two live together in East Boston with their perfect little labradoodle named Charlie. They’re obsessed with Jeni’s Ice Cream, fresh donuts, Tasty Burger, cooking together, home improvement shows (looking at you Chip and Joanna Gaines) and being outside. They’re getting married in Vermont this weekend, but knew they wanted to get their marriage license in Boston and have a quiet celebration with just the two of them. Best of both worlds! Congratulations Melissa and Ray!!!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Flowers: Winston Flowers

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An autumn Cambridge City Hall + Harvard Square wedding

Milk Bar Wedding - Harvard Square

“Being together is easy even when the going gets tough.“

Sarah and Connor met in 2013 when Connor sat behind Sarah in their organic chemistry class in chiropractic school. Connor was noisily waving the sign-in-sheet in Sarah’s ear, and she angrily snatched it from him. She did not like him. Fast forward 2.5 years, many difficult classes, boards, and life-events later and suddenly they were friends. They took a motorcycle ride to his hometown in rural Kansas over the Fourth of July 2015, and that sealed the deal. That fall, they took a trip together to Colorado, hiked a 14-er, Sarah had a panic attack in the tent, and after she got back home to St. Louis, he called her to ask if she wanted to be his girlfriend. The rest is history!

They moved from the midwest to Boston for Connor’s law degree, and wanted to celebrate with their family and friends from all over the country in this wonderful place they now call home. They exchanged teary vows at Cambridge City Hall, and headed to Mt. Auburn Cemetery for photos. It’s a beautiful, expansive slice of nature that is quiet, serene, and where they love taking walks. No Cambridge wedding would be complete without a quick trip to Harvard Square, where Sarah & Connor toasted with Milk Bar truffles and popped champagne. They waited for hours in the dead of winter for Milk Bar’s opening day, so it was only fitting that they come back on a warmer, much happier day :) CONGRATS darlings!!!!

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An autumn beach wedding at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA


There’s no better way to tell Kerry and Chris’s love story than through the brides own words - “A lot has happened in ten years. I made it through two college degrees and started my career. Chris finished his apprenticeship and quickly achieved great success as an electrician. We beamed with joy when new little members joined the family - we became ‘uncle’ and ‘auntie’. We cried as we had to say goodbye to loved ones along the way. We bought a house, and we learned a lot about money, responsibility and each other. Chris surprised me with our very first baby - Cooper, our rescue mutt. And we quickly learned even MORE about responsibility, money and each other!

We have sung along to more Kenny Chesney concerts than we can count. And we have shared more Kraft Mac & Cheese dinners than we’d like to admit. We made new friends and grew apart from others. We had times when we didn’t know if everything was going to work out between us. And we spent nights talking about our future together even when we were still just kids ourselves. No matter how much has changed over the last decade, one thing always seemed to remain the same.

When Chris asked me to spend the rest of our lives together, I screamed out, “FINALLY!” - but I didn’t shriek these words because I’m impatient. These words came out because somewhere deep down I knew this is what I have always waited for - this beautiful life we have built together. Not many people can understand marrying your first true love, but I’m so grateful that’s how it worked out for us.”

To Kerry + Chris - may your beautiful wedding day live in your hearts forever, may Cooper keep you laughing always, and may every sunny summer day be one spent on a boat together.

Thank you to the dream team of vendors!

Venue: The Beauport Hotel - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Dress: BHLDN - Floral Design: KJ Floral Designs - DJ: DJ Tommy Sheehan - Photo booth: Smile Back Photo Booth - Invitations: Minted - Rings: Jean Boyadjian Inc - Officiant: Reverend T.S. Deacon - Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN + Jenny Yoo - Shoes: Jimmy Choo - Men’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse + The Tie Bar - Hair and Makeup: Olivia’s Hair Boutique - Tan: Blush Tan - Skin & Brows: Face Studio - Lashes: The Lash Studio - Cake & Cupcakes: Cakes for Occasions - Dress Alterations: Lisa Marie’s Boutique - Best boy: For The Love of Paws + The Rover Boutique

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A harborside wedding at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA


Lauren and Josh met six years ago at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Their first date was at Wings Over - which for anyone who doesn’t know, is famous for its delicious wings, but usually look like a basement laundry room. Romantic? Definitely not. Juicy af? Always. Josh graduated first, moving to New York after. A year later, Lauren graduated and moved to Austin. They visited each other and did long distance until they moved to Reno, NV together to both work as engineers for Tesla. Next came buying their home, and in 2018, Josh proposed on the top of Mount Rose. They’re SUPER athletic - they’ve done seven Tough Mudders! They’re big on cooking (and of course eating), with mac & cheese and burgers being at the top of the list. They have two adorable dogs, an Australian shepherd and a black lab.

On the most beautiful 65 degree, sunny day in the city, Lauren and Josh finally said, “I do” at Old South Church in Copley Square. Boston was extra special to them since they traveled across the country to get married here, so they took photos with all the T signs in Copley to the black iron chains and bollards by the harbor. Their family photos were in Columbus Park while their guests had an outdoor cocktail hour overlooking the ocean and the skyline behind them. Lauren and Josh partied the night away with their energetic guests before heading to their national park mini-moon before the big Eurotrip in January. CONGRATS!!!

Thank you to all the vendors!

Venue: Boston Marriott Long Wharf - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Second shooter: Mei Lin Barral - DJ: Executive Disk Jockey & Lighting - Florist: Whole Foods - Cake: Konditor Meister - Hair + makeup: Natalie LaFace - Invitations: Lydia Wolter - Tux + groomswear: Men's Wearhouse - Bridesmaids wear: Azazie - Rings: DeVons Jewelers + Happy Laulea

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An autumn wedding at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, MA


When Taylor was 12 years old, she made a Facebook page. She was in middle school, and found a guy who played football with her brother online. His name was Anthony. Taylor told her best friend that she was going to marry him someday - and she was right! They dated through high school, after graduation, and got engaged in Punta Cana in 2018.

Taylor is a talented hair and makeup artist (go follow her!) and even did some of her bridesmaids hair on her own wedding day! Anthony is obsessed with cars, and brought his beloved blue babe as their getaway car. They skirted the rain and enjoyed the most vibrant fall foliage on this perfect October day. Their family and friends have been waiting a LONG time for this, so everyone was in great spirits and so excited for the emotional ceremony and fabulous party to come. They’re back in Punta Cana for their honeymoon right now, missing their two Pitbulls back home but living it up as husband and wife. CONGRATS BABES!!!!!

Venue: Lakeview Pavilion - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Videography: Schwaa Films - DJ: Mike Tarara of Music Matters DJ & Party Services - Florist: Hillside Nurseries & Florist - Cake: Konditor Meister - Hair & makeup: Sage Salon - Dress - Ve’Lace Bridal - Justice of the Peace: Bill Milhomme

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An autumn Boston City Hall + Beacon Hill wedding


Allison and JP go wayyy back to high school, although they didn’t really meet again until a mutual friend’s wedding in 2016. Allison told JP that she was a terrible dancer… and the pick up line WORKED! After a few years of dating, JP came home from a Bruins game and said, “Let’s get married.” She thought he was joking, but replied, “Ok, when?” and they started planning! It was the most non-traditional engagement, but it was perfect for them. They picked out a ring together, and kept the whole thing a fun little secret between the two of them! Until October 1st that is, when they tied the knot at Boston City Hall with their chatty, adorable four year old sidekick Sophia. It was a beautiful fall day as they traveled to the Boston Public Garden and danced around Beacon Hill, excited for their celebration dinner and the big online reveal to everyone they know. They’re going on a three part honeymoon next week - time to relax in Hawaii! Congrats to the new Mr & Mrs!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Makeup: Katrina Hess - Hair: Marc Harris Salon - Ring box: The Mrs. Box - Dress - ASTR from Nordstrom - Suit - J. Crew - Flowers - Junebug - Rings - Barmakian

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A Duxbury Beach engagement session


Liz and Dana swiped right 5 years ago, and life has been lit ever since 🔥 These two are obsessed with Duxbury Beach, spending most weekends together driving their Jeep in the sand and watching the sunset beside a crackling bonfire. Dana just became a state trooper and Liz is a registered maternity nurse. They have carrot-loving fluffy baby named Thumper (an adorable bunny) and love hanging at home with her, planning their next adventure, and eating anything involving peanut butter and chocolate.

On a typical Sunday afternoon, Liz and Dana drove onto Duxbury Beach to meet with some friends. Liz was a litttttle bit cranky from not sleeping after a 12 hour shift, and was quietly resenting Dana for not letting her wear sweatpants and a hoodie to the beach (for a strategic reason). When they arrived, Liz wanted to unwind and relax, but Dana kept asking Liz to take a photo together by the water. He took her hand and brought her down to the rocks, where she found a bottle buried in the sand with a note in it. Liz realized it was Dana’s handwriting, he got down on one knee with the biggest smile across his face and tears streaming down his cheeks! So of course, they returned to the spot he proposed for their engagement photos.

They’re so excited to get married at Lakeside Villa in Halifax next summer - CONGRATS!

Photos: @lenamirisola
Makeup: @joellemorsebeauty
Hair color: @michaels.salon.pembroke
Hair style: @kgalante_hair
Spray tan: @blushtan_dedham

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A classy, sassy wedding at Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA

A classy, sassy wedding at Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA

This Crane Estate wedding was fit for a king and queen! As bride Andrea said, “We are big little kids and are ready to showcase our decade long love the way we know best, with magic, classiness, sassyness and a smidge of silliness.”

An autumn engagement at Parlee Farm in Tyngsborough, MA


Colleen & Jimmy met in the 5th grade. They didn't start dating until high school - and Colleen knew that Jimmy loved listening to Mumford & Sons. Naturally, to impress him, she would play Mumford reallll loud in front of him! Almost 8 years later, Jimmy got down on one knee and proposed to Colleen in Boston right before their Mumford & Sons concert! 😭⁠⠀

Colleen is a nurse and Jimmy is a financial analyst, but they've both worked at Parlee Farms for YEARS!!!! It's their happy place!!! Jimmy says that 95% of the apples he eats have been off the tree for less than 45 seconds 🍎 Now that's #goals

AND - I can't not mention that Colleen & Jimmy sent me home with apple cider, fresh strawberries, and cider doughnuts. SO sweet. SO thoughtful!!!! 🍓 They’re getting married next year at The Barn on the Pemi in New Hampshire - we’re so excited!!!

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