A Chinese + Puerto Rican Boston City Hall Wedding

 
 

Luxi and Kenny met while both studying at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York 5 years ago. They were friends first, but not for long. They graduated, moved around the country for different jobs, and have been traveling back and forth to visit each other long distance from Pennsylvania —> Boston. They’re self-proclaimed nerds (and both super smart chemists), love hiking, snuggling on the couch watching tv together, being silly, and eating Chinese food.

Kenny proposed on their trip to Yellowstone last May, and they knew they wanted to have a low-key celebration in Boston. Kenny’s cousin traveled from upstate New York, his mom traveled from Puerto Rico, and Luxi’s parents flew in from China! They were so proud to incorporate both their cultures - Kenny wore a red tie (for good luck in Chinese culture) and flag pins from both their countries. Luxi swapped out her American wedding dress for a Chinese one, along with gold rings in the shape of a phoenix and a dragon, believed to be good luck and signify a marriage filled with unity, harmony, and balance.

Here’s to staying silly, remaining in harmony, and exploring every single national park together!

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A romantic, 1930's inspired Boston Public Garden wedding

 

Boston City Hall may have cancelled their appointment, but the show went on for Katherine & Geoff’s romantic, 1930’s inspired wedding day!

 

Katherine & Geoff met almost a decade ago in the most random of places - Bloomington, Indiana. Geoff was studying French history and Katherine was studying Russian language and culture - neither of which they utilize for anything but witty dinner conversation. They moved to Boston in 2014 and bought a home together a few years later. They have a “fickle feline overlord” named Beau, who followed Geoff home on his mail route one day. Instant member of the family! They love watching old movies (especially Casablanca), taking walks around the neighborhood hand in hand, exploring new places, dishing about fantasy card games and Star Trek, and trying new recipes.

They had planned a simple City Hall wedding, picked the date, and got it engraved on the inside of their wedding bands… and then they got a call from City Hall cancelling their appointment (and all appointments that day) for meetings. So what did they do? Katherine & Geoff took a deep breath and found another way! Priscilla Geaney is my favorite Justice of the Peace who I’ve worked with over the years at my “big weddings” - so we knew who to call right away!

The weather was slated to pour all day, which it definitely did during their ceremony, but we had a few totally clear hours to shoot around the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill (which were EMPTY from the rain!) before heading to Long Wharf to pop a bottle of champagne. Smart cookie Katherine swapped her Jimmy Choo’s for LL Bean boots to walk almost 4 miles around the city! She sported a dress from the 1930’s, and wrapped around her bouquet were her mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother’s wedding rings. Four generations of women! Incredible. They finished with a glass of champagne, sang “Singing In The Rain,” and went home to dry of and feed the cat before their celebratory wedding dinner.

Vendors:

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Officiant: Priscilla Geaney - Hair and Makeup: Station 8 Salon - Dress: Female Hysteria - Tux: Frank’s Custom Tailoring - Flowers - New Leaf Flores - Hair combs - Amore Treasure

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A sunny Boston City Hall + Esplanade Wedding

 
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Félicitations and felicidades to Ariane + David = the most perfect French + Chilean pair to ever get married in the beautiful city of Boston. They love their little backyard in the South End, where David proposed to Ariane on a perfect sunny day at home with their cats. They love going on long walks when the weather is nice, so they chose to do just that on their wedding day! From Boston City Hall (where Ariane loved officiant Maureen’s antique typewriter) to the Boston Public Garden all the way to the Esplanade where they popped a French bottle of champagne.

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A North End + Boston City Hall Wedding

 
 

Karley & Aidan tied the knot at Boston City Hall and had an absolute blast! She's from Canada, he's from Massachusetts, and they met in VEGAS! She even rocked a Red Sox jacket to show a little Boston sports team spirit. They took a walk to the historically Italian neighborhood The North End, and stopped into the famous Mike’s Pastry for some celebratory cannolis!

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A glamorous, springtime Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

 
 

"You're the salt to my vinegar, the almond butter to my jelly, the lime to my tequila..."

They compliment each other in the best of ways: ramen for Nichole, Thai for Kass. Wine for Nichole, whiskey for Kass. Nichole's shopping weakness are candles, Kass's are shoes.

After almost 4 years and a sweet, sweet proposal at their home in February, these two said I DO! With lots of tears + tissues obvi. Their vow books matched the baby blue painted iron of the bridge over the Boston Public Garden pond, and they got married on the same day that famous swans Romeo & Juliet were released into the park for the summer season. Could you ask for any more perfect, romantic timing!?

We all prepared for pouring rain, and instead the universe gave us a beautiful Boston day. These two have been through a lifetime of ups and downs together already, in sickness and health, and truly cherish every moment with each other. Here’s to the new B Family!!! xox

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A Zambian-American Brookline Town Hall wedding

 
 

Aimee & Bruce tied the knot 5 minutes down the street from their home at Brookline Town Hall - but their love story started almost 5 years ago!⁣

Aimee was originally introduced to Africa when she was sent to South Africa with the US Peace Corps. She absolutely loved it, and moved a few countries over to Zambia for another job, where she met social butterfly lawyer Bruce. He showed her around his country, explaining the history and culture, and after that, they were inseparable. Bruce moved from Africa to Boston to attend BU Law school, and told Aimee that she was what he wanted for his future. They took her family jewelry and mixed it with emerald, one of Zambia’s largest exports. Aimee and Bruce both incorporated bright Zambian colors in their wardrobe and accessories - EPIC!!!⁣

Bruce revels in good beer and English soccer, and Aimee loves researching new places to travel to together and taking a relaxing (and intellectual) stroll through a museum.⁣ Their families from California and Zambia came to celebrate the new Mr. & Mrs. Mwauluka and pop some champagne in the city today - give these two some newlywed LOVE!!!

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An emotional Boston City Hall + Beacon Hill wedding

An emotional Boston City Hall + Beacon Hill wedding

Wani & Oscar had an incredible, emotional Boston City Hall wedding - they cried during their vows, exchanged sparkly rings, took the T to Beacon Hill, got scolded by a security guard at the MA State House, ran into a co-worker, froze their fingers off for the name of love and photography, and ended at their favorite cafe in the whole wide world: Tatte.

A Boston City Hall Wedding on Valentine's Day

 
 

Amanda & Trent will tickle you pink with their Boston City Hall wedding on Valentines Day! They tied the knot in their favorite city before catching a flight just two hours later to their honeymoon in New Orleans!⁣⠀

Their ceremony and some of their portraits afterwards were actually filmed by an NBC news crew... not sure if we ever made it on TV, but you bet we were excited!

Amanda sported the FLUFFIEST pink coat with a perfectly matching lace belt and the most adorable vintage kitten heels. Trent came in blazing with maroon trousers, floral tie, and tan jacket. FASHION ICONS!!!⁣⠀

These two bonded over their love of vinyl records and live music three years ago, and now live together with their happy, quirky family.

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A surprise winter wedding in Seaport, Boston

Buckle up for this beautiful Seaport wedding in Boston!

Kristi & Doug know that good things come to those who wait - and these two waited SIXTEEN YEARS! On a cold winter night in 2001, Kristi attended a house party that Doug was at. After introducing himself, he leapt like a frog over the couch to grab her a drink. A year later they started dating, and the rest was history. They got engaged in the Amalfi Coast in 2013, had a beautiful baby boy, and decided to tie the knot in their old neighborhood of Seaport. They surprised their family and friends by throwing a pop-up wedding on the waterfront with less than two weeks notice, after scratching their City Hall plans to be able to include more of their family and friends.

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A rainy Boston City Hall wedding

A rainy Boston City Hall wedding

Sam and Pat tied the knot at Boston City Hall on a rainy winter day - complete with champagne kisses, happy tears, sparkly sneakers, a pinecone boutonniere, and a ride on the MBTA!

A chic Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

A chic Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

This chic Boston City Hall wedding is one for the books - Carol Ann & Greg hit Faneuil Hall, the Custom House Tower, rode the T, and ended at the Boston Public Garden. This surprise elopement was nothing short of perfection!

A summertime Cambridge City Hall + Bondir wedding

A summertime Cambridge City Hall + Bondir wedding

Eliza & John eloped at Cambridge City Hall - then they ran around Central Square, hopped over to the MIT Sailing Pavilion, visited Niche garden store, and met all their family and friends for their intimate wedding reception at Bondir in Cambridge.

An elegant, VIP Massachusetts State House wedding

An elegant, VIP Massachusetts State House wedding

Don't miss this classy, timeless Massachusetts State House elopement, complete with sweeping Boston skyline views, a ceremony officiated by Mitt Romney, and an adventure through the Public Gardens!

An autumn Boston City Hall wedding + tattoo session

An autumn Boston City Hall wedding + tattoo session

Kat and Eric scrapped their big wedding plans and got married at Boston City Hall on a beautiful October day, had their favorite artist tattoo their rings, and finish off the night at their local bar.

A winter Boston City Hall elopement

 
 

It was a rather warm day for the middle of January, a rather beautiful day in my favorite section of Boston. Ashley & Chase, accompanied by their parents, were married in a little blue room in City Hall. It only took a few minutes of the speedy ceremony to shed tears, but they both smiled through it all.

Signed, sealed, delivered... and Ashley & Chase began their forever.

We adventured outside downtown, and it began to snow - so perfect, as they're having a destination wedding in Florida, so a New England flurry was exactly what they wanted. I love the look in Ashley's eyes when she looks at Chase: and nobody makes Chase smile bigger than when Ashley is by his side. He spun her around in her beautiful dress in the middle of Congress Street as the cars honked at the beautiful couple. By the end of our shoot, the sun was shining bright as ever.