Love Is All You Need
May 14, 2009
This beautiful, intimate wedding really does show that ‘All You Need is Love’ (dada dada daaaaa!) It’s simple, it’s personal, it’s gorgeous.
From the photographer,
These Brooklyn Brides have been together for over 7 years and came to Boston, MA to get married because it is not yet legal in their home state. I photographed them the day before their wedding while they applied for their marriage license at Boston City Hall and also their actual wedding day. They wanted a small, intimate ceremony with only immediate family, but one of the bride’s mother’s wanted to surprise them with a real wedding party and invited over 30 friends from across the country to come and celebrate. The girls were super surprised when all their “guests” were revealed behind a curtain, champagne was popped and heartfelt speeches were given. They were then married in a beautiful candlelit room over looking the city and each one had walked down the aisle with their dad while John Lennon’s Imagine softly played in the background. A cocktail/dinner party followed with more champagne, speeches and celebrating!
Maureen Ford Photography
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