Jess and Ian’s Boston Marliave Wedding

When Jess contacted me about photographing her wedding, and described her vision for the day, I knew it was a perfect wedding for me to take. Small, intimate, with just close family and friends. She and Ian had chosen to hold their ceremony at Old City Hall in Boston, followed by a small dinner reception at Marliave, a great restaurant right around the corner. Add to that, the fact that we’d start the day with Jess and Ian getting ready at the historic Omni Parker House, and we had all the ingredients for a classic Boston wedding.
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Jess and Ian’s nieces were flower girls, and they were definitely having fun getting ready for the ceremony too!

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My second photographer, Amy, spent some time with the guys, while they got ready as well.
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And then it was time to head to the ceremony.
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You really can’t get more Boston than this. Unless of course you get married at Fenway.
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Jess and Ian took a few minutes to have a glass of champagne right after the ceremony.
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While the guests all got ready for a big group photo.
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There was a little time for everyone to mingle and have cocktails prior to heading over to the Marliave.
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And while the guests enjoyed that, Jess, Ian, and I took a little walk through the streets of Boston for the Bride and Groom Portraits.
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Jess’ grandfather had worked at the old Post Office, so naturally, we had to stop there.
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Then we headed to Post Office Square — a little oasis of a park in the heart of the Financial District.
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I loved Jess’ dress. It was elegant and simple at the same time.
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With the portraits done, they were ready for the reception!

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The red roses and silver vases were perfect for the ambiance at the restaurant.
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Cute girls!
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Every had a great time. And the intimate room and dinner was just perfect.
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Update: Flash forward to 2017, and I found myself photographing Jess and Ian’s first son Peter’s newborn session! And in 2018 — His baby brother Henry arrived. It’s a huge honor that they have allowed me to document their growing family. There is nothing more fulfilling in my job than seeing these families over the years.

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