Boston City Hall Weddings

No frills, just love: that's the essence of a City Hall wedding. Whether it's an elopement in the Public Garden or an officiated ceremony at Boston or Cambridge City Hall, your wedding day is going to be an epic one!

 
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We loved working with Lena because she makes you feel super comfortable.
Her energy alone makes you smile!
— Amanda & Vinny

GETTING THERE

There is no dedicated parking at Cambridge or Boston City Hall, so plan to park in a nearby garage (my favorite is SpotHero) or even better - Uber or Lyft between locations. If you're bringing family and friends, a small limo or a large vehicle is also an option. Plan on traveling to Boston's most picturesque locations for your photos.

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SCHEDULING

Check the sunset time on your wedding day. You want your ceremony to take place ~3 hours before sunset. For summer weddings, try to get the latest appointment available (which is around 4pm).

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THE CEREMONY

First, you'll check in with the front desk and wait for your appointment time. When you're called, you will head to the back through the offices. The ceremony will most likely take place in Maureen Feeney's office - complete with a gorgeous bookshelf, vintage typewriter, and Boston themed antiques.

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THE FINE PRINT

Go to City Hall to fill out a Marriage Intention form. This can be done in any Massachusetts town, not just Boston! Check the website here on what you need to provide. Wait 3 days, and you can pick up your marriage license. It's good for 60 days, so you can do this step way ahead of time! Then, on the day of your ceremony at City Hall, give it to the officiant.

Working with Lena truly felt like having an exceptionally talented friend with you catching memories along the way.
— Eliza & John
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ACCESSORIES

No wedding is complete without a bouquet of flowers, or a colorful scarf, or a matching purse! Call my girl Jackie at Central Square Florist right next to Cambridge City Hall for the perfect bouquet, or if you’re flying by the seat of your pants, stop by Whole Foods or Trader Joes for last minute arrangements. Many of my brides get their hair done at Drybar or DIY it. If you want the full look, have my girl Shannon Elaine come to YOU to do your wedding day makeup!

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Boston Public Garden

The Public Garden and the Common are two quintessential Boston locations for your wedding portraits. Those romantic willow trees, the pond, the bridge... and you may even see the lovebirds themselves, white swans Romeo & Juliet!

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Pop Some Champagne

Bring a bottle of your favorite bubbly with you (and don't forget the glasses!) so we can pop the cork and celebrate your marriage!

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Commonwealth Avenue Mall

The Commonwealth Ave Mall is lined with rows of trees and foliage across from the BostonPublic Garden. You can take a stroll past the historic brownstones, or hop over one street to Newbury Street and grab some Georgetown Cupcakes to officially cut your cake.

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The State House

The Massachusetts State House is a hidden gem when it comes to wedding photos: if you're into regal, Federalist architecture mixed with some serious European flare, this is your place. Entrance is open to the public, and you can take photos on the grand marble staircase inside, or head to the back of the State House for a small garden, Roman arches, and the most gorgeous facade you'll see in Boston.

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Beacon Hill

Another popular location right across from the Public Garden is Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill is the epitome of old world charm, with colored doors, cobblestone streets, and winding hills. Acorn Street is the most photographed street in all of Boston - and usually has a short queue at the bottom!

I loved Lena’s personal touches and positive attitude.
She is the kind of person you want to remember spending your wedding day with.
— Alia & Austin
Hiring Lena was one of the smartest decisions we made.
She is a true gem!
— Mallory & Ryan

Check out full Boston & Cambridge City Hall weddings below!

My husband and I are introverts, but we loved spending our elopement with Lena.
I can guarantee that you will love her too!
— Emma & Greg
 
 

2 HOURS

1695

Covers ceremony + portraits beyond City Hall Plaza

(Boston Public Garden, The North End, Cambridge, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, etc)

125+ edited photos

1 HOUR

1295

Covers ceremony + portraits at City Hall Plaza

75+ edited photos

ALL PACKAGES include and a downloadable online gallery + PRINTING RIGHTS

PRICES ARE FOR 2019 WEDDINGS ONLY - 2020 WEDDINGS ADD $200

 
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WHERE DO WE EVEN START?

Slide into my inbox baby! I want to hear all the awesome plans for your wedding day! Make sure to include your date and the location of your elopement.

HOW MANY PICTURES DO I GET? AND HOW LONG WILL I WAIT FOR THEM?

You can expect between 75-125+ photos depending on your package in 2-3 weeks. There will be sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram, so you'll never be without a gorgeous wedding photo in the meantime. Then, you'll be delivered a full gallery online with all of your beautiful memories.

CAN I PRINT / POST OUR PHOTOS?

They're YOUR wedding photos: you have the freedom to make your own album, print your own prints, order save the dates and thank you cards with your photos on them, or even have your mom put your faces on a coffee mug. Family is more than welcome to share in the love!

can i bring family?

Yes you can! 4 guests (and me!) can attend the actual ceremony, then you’re welcome to invite all your friends and family for the portrait session afterwards. If you’re inviting more than 5 people, consider going with the 2 hour package to make sure you have enough time for your couple portraits as well.

OK, WE DEFINITELY WANT YOU TO CAPTURE OUR DAY. HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

We celebrate! You found your wedding photographer, yay! First, I send you a contract online. You sign it, fill out an awesome questionnaire all about you, then pay the 50% retainer that reserves me for your day online too! The remaining 50% is due 1 week before the wedding. Let the good times roll.

 
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