One afternoon, I picked up my phone to be introduced to a delightfully direct young woman by the name of Zoe who, with her fiancé, Stuart, had decided to take a break from their lives and work in Charlotte, NC, to elope to Boston the following week.
Could we provide stills and video? Sure. We could even officiate!
So with my certificate of good standing as a minister in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we created a new package, The Elopement; photo, video, and officiant.
We made a date to meet the couple for a drink in the lounge at the W Boston Hotel. It was Thursday evening and the couple had spent the day shuttling between the marriage clerk's office at City Hall and the courthouse (to get a 3-day waiver) and back to the clerk’s office, then chilling out briefly before heading out to a festive dinner – a gift from Stuart’s mom.
Our first look: This couple was TOO CUTE! Just adorable and warm and effusive – in short, our ideal couple. We toasted, talked and planned on filming a little “prep” the following morning.
The next day, I filmed the bride doing her hair and touching up her makeup and Jack filmed the groom in the lobby before we headed out to the Skywalk, where the couple had arranged to be married by me.
They wrote the sweetest, most heartfelt vows to one another and looked at each other with such understanding and adoration. They were clearly “married” before I made it official, but I was honored and delighted to be there and to make it official.
We spent the next couple of hours shooting stills and video around town—at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, down in the Back Bay T station, in the lobby of the Fairmont Copley, ending up with a toast at MJ O’Connors as a tribute to Stuart‘s Irish heritage.
Our plan is to put together a photo/video montage & Love Story for the couple to show at their wedding celebration party planned for Spring in Charlotte.
We’ll be working on that shortly. In the meanwhile, here are some stills from their video.