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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 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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An Irish Boston Public Garden wedding

 
 

Elaine & Conor said "I do" in the Public Garden on Friday, but you have to say it like they did, in an adorable Irish accent! These two met EIGHT years ago out dancing, "where we immediately hit it off and got on like a house on fire" 🔥⁠⠀

Conor moved to Boston for work and Elaine is finishing up her residency in Ireland, but that doesn't phase them - they've done distance off and on and know that Skype dates and transatlantic travel is the best cure!

The new Mr. & Mrs. Smyth had a first look (Conor got very emotional!), a sweet Irish ceremony with my dearest JOP Priscilla officiating (and 30 curious onlookers in the park), traveled around Beacon Hill, and ended with a bottle of champagne at the waterfront all before their romantic dinner at Mistral that night!⁠

Thank you to the amazing vendors!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Hair: James Joseph Salons - Makeup: Kerri Herlihy - Flowers: Central Square Florist - Officiant: Married by Priscilla

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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 botanical garden engagement at Tower Hill in Boylston, MA

A botanical garden engagement at Tower Hill in Boylston, MA

Christina & Wil left their home in Boston for a very colorful winter engagement session at Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA! What do you do when the garden gives you lemons? Pop champagne!

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 stylish, puppy-filled Christmas tree farm engagement

 
 

Stephanie & Ivin love a few things: each other, a good bottle of champagne, skiing, traveling (especially to Chicago, or anywhere warm), cheering on their Boston sports teams, ramen date nights, and above all, their adorable Boxer pup, Django.

Ivin popped the question this October, so the two celebrated their recent engagement winter in true New England style: at the adorable Greenwood Tree Farm in Billerica. They went home with a perfect tree to decorate, AND hot cider & doughnuts.

CONGRATS Steph & Ivin on this amazing chapter!!!

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A summer sunrise Crane Beach engagement in Ipswich, MA

When you think of your favorite high school sweethearts, you immediately have to think of Alexsis & Keith. As Alexsis explained, “We officially met in English class senior year. We went to prom together and then went to separate colleges that fall. Two months into school Keith called me via Skype to tell me that he loved me and wanted to be together. We have never looked back since.”

Keith popped the question at a winery in Ontario, and they have been celebrating every day.

Watching their older siblings get married has them so excited for their own wedding at Crane Estate. Alexsis & Keith knew that they might not have enough time to make it down to Crane Beach (especially in heels and tuxedos), so they opted to have their engagement session at sunrise on the beach instead. Add in some mimosas at 6:30am (sans OJ) and we called that a great morning!

A champagne & sparkler Cape Cod engagement

A few years ago, Stephanie fell for John... no, really - she tripped over his foot.

After persistently asking for Stephanie's phone number three times afterwards, she gave him her email address - you know, just in case. They began to exchange love letters in the weeks following, and before they knew it, they were in love. As Stephanie says, "We had so much in common, yet we are still so different, from the very start. I am a very detail-oriented, Type A, future-oriented person. John is more laidback, spontaneous and always cracking me up even when I am stressed. We balance each other out." John proposed to her in a vineyard in Rhode Island in May, and they're so excited to get married!

Stephanie & John's dream engagement shoot took place at John's family's home on Cape Cod. This beach front beauty was built from the ground up in 1951 by John's grandfather - how amazing! We started with pizza, took a walk around the charming neighborhood, and then popped champagne on the beach and lit some sparklers to conclude the night. Amazing is an understatement!