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A sentimental Boston City Hall + Back Bay wedding

 
 

Danielle and Kyle got roped into a first date after lots of shared cups of coffee in the company kitchen. They kept their relationship under wraps until they knew it was “real” - and after a test weekend in the middle of winter in Portland, Maine, it was definitely legit! Danielle and Kyle got on the same page about life, kids, and their future, so they bought a house together and are full steam ahead on creating an amazing life together!

They returned to Portland and picked out a classic, vintage inspired ring made for women who had to go back to work in factories during WWII called “the victory ring,” made with the strongest prong setting available and dainty engraving on the band to demonstrate the balance of strength and feminism desired by women in that era.

After reading their handwritten vows at Boston City Hall, Danielle and Kyle re-created their entire relationship by hitting all the special spots they share memories from in Boston: running on the Esplanade, Kyle’s stoop on Dartmouth Street, walking along Comm Ave together, Danielle watching Kyle finish the Boston Marathon, and even eating their favorite avocado toast at Met Back Bay.

Flowers: Central Square Florist - Hair + Makeup: Bride, lessons from Beauty by Shannon Elaine - Rings: Cross Jewelers

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A Boston City Hall + North End + Columbus Park wedding

 
 

From Los Angeles to Boston, Ashley & Alex are my favorite movie stars around. Their parents and siblings joined them on their cross-country adventure to get married in Boston!⁠⠀
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Ashley & Alex met at Starbucks six years ago in MA, became BFFs, THEN fell in love! And of course, moved to the West Coast together, where they love to grab popcorn, watch movies, play with their dog, and go to movie Q&A's with actors and directors of films. But don't worry, they're still obsessed with everything regarding Boston sports and New England (especially Martha's Vineyard).⁠⠀
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They had a short and sweet ceremony with their family at Boston City Hall (performed by the very Greek city clerk Alex, to Alex's very Greek family - OPAAA), then danced over to Mike's Pastry to celebrate with their family Florentine cannoli, then the waterfront at Columbus Park for some gorgeous ivy & arch photos. Oh, and they ended with some Greek wedding cookies and a popcorn fight on the lawn. The PERFECT day!!!

Dress: Lulu’s - Suit: Nordstrom - Rings: Leon Ohanian & Sons

A puppy-filled Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

 
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Cathy and Evan, 15 years in the making!!! Oh, and we can't forget about Gotham, their chihuahua-lab-dachshund mix 🐶 These puppy parents are a self proclaimed "old married couple," obsessed with pho, bubble tea, BBQs, ice cream, traveling, river tubing, you name it.⁠

On their 15th anniversary, they arrived at Boston City Hall ready to finally get married! Around 20 of their friends and family came to celebrate, bringing bubbles for a grand exit down the stairs of City Hall Plaza!

Cathy and Evan got engaged in Belgium at the Herge Museum, a museum dedicated to the creator of the Dutch comic “The Adventures of Tintin.” They paid homage to their favorite cartoon and proposal memories with a custom wooden bow tie and earrings with illustrations printed on them.

After family formals, Evan put on some Backstreet Boys and they danced down Comm Ave in fabulously dramatic fashion before saying heyooo to Romeo & Juliet, the swans in the Public Garden.⁠⠀

Vendors!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Flowers: Chaba Florist - Hair: Drybar - Makeup: Linda Lam - Bow tie: Tikibow / Etsy - Earrings - Cherish by Nikola / Etsy

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A sentimental Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

 
 

Anna & Matt have been together forever! They shared their first kiss in the rain overlooking the beach at Salem Willows way back in high school 🥰 A couple of college degrees, an apartment, a house and a dog later... 💍⁠⠀

SO, everything from the pouring rain on that day, the romantic willow trees in the Public Garden, to their date (the eve of their 12th anniversary) came full circle 😭⁠ They were so excited to breathe a sigh of relief that they finally did it (and so people would stop asking when / where / how they'd be getting married after all those years 😂)⁠⠀

Their parents joined them for their Boston City Hall ceremony, and the rest of their families met them at the Boston Public Garden. Anna’s sisters surprised them with a custom wedding sign, too! So adorable! They waltzed through the garden, up to the State House, and ended in Beacon Hill, on Joy Street <3

Dress: BHLDN - Shoes - Badgley Mischka + TOMS - Suit: Express - Flowers: Whole Foods + sister Li - Hair and makeup: sister Li - Wedding bands: Tetreault Jewelers

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A summertime Boston City Hall wedding

 
 

Jingyi & Qian may have lived on the same street since they were 13 years old, but they didn’t meet until their freshman year of high school. They started dating right after graduation, and attended the same college in their hometown of Nanjing, China. Now they’re both pursuing their PhD’s in America!⁠⠀
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If there’s anything they love as much as each other, it’s spicy food. As Jingyi put it, “We like spicy food, cooking spicy food, and eating spicy food and watching TV shows at home.” Safe to say they keep it hot 🔥 🔥 🔥 They got married on a hot Friday in July with their best friends (who flew in from different parts of the country for them!) at Boston City Hall, then headed over to the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill for their portraits!

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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 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 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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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 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 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

 
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 Three cheers for Shanna & Ricky’s Boston City Hall wedding!

Ricky is a navy photojournalist stationed on the USS George Washington in Japan, "Where he is busy saving the world from deadly tsunamis and finding pirates. Then he photographs them.” Originally from LA, West Coast met East Coast, in the form of Miss Shanna from Connecticut.

Shanna is a nursing student in Boston studying to be a nurse/midwife, and working on a side project with a professor on an app that will assist nurses in emergency rooms help victims of sexual assault. She loves helping others, baking, learning... what a girl.

Married on the first day of Spring (which, for Boston of course, never feels too springy), these two were such a joy to photograph.

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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.