hampshire house wedding photos of reception details

Cambridge City Hall and Hampshire House Wedding Photos: Lisa + EJ

Aug 26, 2013 | Weddings

hampshire house wedding bouquet + boutonniere by nectar

Happy Monday! A week ago exactly, I was heading out to photograph a very special and intimate Cambridge City Hall and Hampshire House wedding. On, yes, a Monday! Lisa and EJ first contacted me a couple of months ago, asking if I was free on a mid August Monday to photograph their sweet City Hall ceremony, and a cocktail reception for friends and family at the lovely Hampshire House in Boston. Of course I jumped at the chance; intimate weddings are my very favorite, and I was excited to meet and get to know this sweet and excited bride, and her stand-up comedian groom!

I started my day at the Wyndham Hotel on Beacon Hill as the girls were finishing up getting ready. I loved Lisa’s details, including the gorgeous flowers by Nectar Floral Design and her sparkly Jimmy Choo shoes.

shoes and dress ready for bride's hampshire house wedding

Lisa was excited to check out her finished look:

bride sees herself ready in the mirror

Lisa’s cousin, one of the bridesmaids, and her beautiful bouquet. If someone had told me beforehand that the flowers would be a mix of reds and pinks I would have thought it an odd color combination; in fact these flowers were absolute perfection – such a modern and beautiful take on red!

photos of bridesmaid with sweet expression and red bouquet

Lisa enjoying a quick glass of wine before heading out:

bride with red lips and nails enjoying a glass of wine

On the way down to the limo, the flower girl’s mom (EJ’s sister) asked her what she was most excited about; her response: “riding in a limo!” It sure looked like it! Love this:

excited flower girl in a limo for the first time

We met up with EJ at Cambridge City Hall; I noticed he was nervously fingering the wedding rings:

groom EJ nervously fingering the rings before ceremony

The ceremony was perfectly intimate and quite emotional.

cambridge city hall wedding ceremonyemotional moments at couple's cambridge city hall wedding

I love the emotions showing here:

cambridge city hall wedding sweet moment between bride and groom

Lisa’s cousin and EJ’s niece looking on towards the end of the short ceremony:

happy family members look on at the cambridge city hall weddingthe ring exchange at couple's cambridge city hall wedding

A favorite photo from right after the ceremony as EJ guides his new wife down the lovely staircase at Cambridge City hall:

cambridge city hall wedding couples portrait on stairs

Arriving at Hampshire House for their wedding reception:

bride and groom arriving by limo at their hampshire house wedding

We headed over to Boston Public garden for some portraits – love this one of Lisa, her sister and cousin:

portrait of bride and bridesmaids in red at the boston public garden

And then we headed over to Beacon Hill for a little more privacy and some sweet couples’ portraits:

black and white couples portrait of lisa and EJ on beacon hillbeacon hill wedding portraits before hampshire house wedding

Back at Hampshire House, cocktail hour had started. The library looked gorgeous!

wedding decor by nector florist at hampshire house weddingguests arriving at the hampshire house wedding

Lisa and EJ gave a welcome toast, then guests enjoyed cocktails and some wonderful food.

hampshire house wedding toasts by the bride and groom

Some more of the pretty decor (I love Lisa and EJ’s framed invitation):

hampshire house wedding detail photos

I mostly took candid photos of guests enjoying the reception, but I grabbed a few group photos too – love this one of all the cousins in EJ’s family:

portrait of the kids in black and white at a hampshire house wedding

And just as I was getting ready to leave, the amazing display of cupcakes by Kick-ass Cupcakes was set up so I had to grab a couple of photos. I’m still somewhat regretting not also grabbing an actual cupcake or two too – they looked so good. Thank you Lisa and EJ for trusting me to document your beautiful and intimate wedding celebration; I hope you enjoy these teaser photos!

love and cupcakes at a pretty hampshire house wedding

1 Comment

  1. Yay Kate! These are so pretty!!!


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