cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

Commonwealth Cambridge Wedding

You may have read (if you follow my work) that I love intimate weddings.  And I also love parties.  So this is a good way to split the difference.   Deciding between a big wedding or a small one?  Why not have both?  Go intimate for the ceremony and invite just the inner circle.  And then when you are ready invite the rest of the people to dinner.  Or in this case a Sunday afternoon feast.

I met Rosie, the bride, a few years ago when she asked me to update her headshots (she's an opera singer). A few years later she reached out about photographing her Cambridge City Hall wedding.  And again when they had that she consistently referred to it as "the party" and a party it was.

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

Family and friends gathered for food and music.  I'll qualify that as great food and great music on a Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Cambridge.  To say that this couple does things their own way would be an understatement.

Modern and food focused venue tucked away just a few blocks outside of Kendall Square, their Sunday lunch was incredible.  And Sara Bielanski was there. Singing. Beautifully.  (oh and yes! I photographed her for her album!)

 

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

sara bielanski performing at a cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

drummer at cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

sara bielanski performing at cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

serenade at cambridge commonwealth wedding reception

cambridge commonwealth wedding reception


City Hall Wedding Boston

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BOSTON WEDDING

Some of my favorite weddings every year are civil ceremonies at City Hall.  Joanne and Johnny wanted an intimate City Hall wedding ceremony with just their son, so they decided to get married at Boston City Hall  last week.  With the new school year underway, and a new home purchase in process - they decided to forego a big wedding and have a small wedding instead.

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CIVIL CEREMONY

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This wedding was a small intimate wedding with just the three key people: bride, groom and their son who acted as ring bearer. I love small weddings like this one.  The love, the joy; the excitement is all bundled into a small intimate time frame.Boston City Clerk, Maureen Feeney, who is one of my favorite Boston wedding officiants, presided over their civil ceremony in her office at Boston City Hall.  She was wonderful with their son, giving him detailed instructions to how to hold their rings, where to stand, and when to give them to his parents.  He sat every patiently waiting for his moment, and putting the rings on his fingers.

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WEDDING PORTRAITS

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We were ahead of the rain on Friday, so we went outside onto City Hall Plaza (the part that has been softened from the sea of brick to trees) to make some family portraits commemorating this special day in all of their lives.

bride white jumpsuit

groom city hall wedding boston grey suit

The bride stunned in a white jumpsuit and sparkly heels.  The groom looked so dapper in his three piece grey suit complete with pink and grey tie and pink pocket square. 

groom grey three piece suit pink tie pink pocket square

family portrait boston city hall wedding

bridal portrait city hall wedding boston

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bridal portrait government center boston

family portrait boston government center

GETTING MARRIED AT BOSTON CITY HALL

Most wedding are scheduled on weekends, I love the excitement that happens in small intimate weekday weddings.  I offer weekday wedding and intimate wedding coverage includes photographing the ceremony and a relaxed portrait session after the ceremony for complete narrative coverage.  There are so many little spots close to Government Center to take portraits that show Boston, both historic and modern.

interested about getting married at Boston City Hall?  It's easy.  Go to Boston City Hall at least three days before your wedding with $50 and complete the Marriage Intention Form at the Registrar’s Office.  When you can return to City Hall, you can pick up your marriage license and get married!  
Interested in learning more about our City Hall Wedding packages?  Email me now!