Christine and Brendan Florian Hall Wedding

Everyone knows how unpredictable New England weather can be. That can be a big problem for brides who are trying to plan the perfect wedding day. Fortunately for Christine and Brendan that “typical New England weather”, you know, the one where we get a 3′ storm in march, happened a week before their wedding.

Christine and Brendan live in Dorchester and Brendan is a firefighter so it is only fit that they had there wedding at the Florian Hall. Per usual I started out with Brendan while he got ready and Molly headed off to shoot the ladies. Brendan was telling stories of how great his neighborhood is and how everyone came together during the storm to help each other shovel out. Brendan is a firefighter so, in life interrupting situations like that particular storm, he is often on duty for countless hours. Brendan described coming home to clean sidewalks, a clean driveway and neighbors hanging out in the streets with a cold drink waiting for him when he got home. There isn’t much better than that after a long day of serving the city.

Brendan and his brother share a smile as Brendan prepares.




Ready to head out on the bus… Brendan asks “who has the rings”

They were sitting upstairs!!!!

Walking down their neighborhood streets. It’s hard to imagine 3′ of snow just a few short weeks earlier.

A family shot while we waited for the women to arrive

followed by a group shot of the guys outside of St. Ann Parish in Quincy, MA

Receiving a boutonniere

Christine arrives as her Dad escorts her from the shuttle

Ready to make their entrance

All smiles walking down the aisle


and during the ceremony

Mothers light unity candles

This little guy was not camera shy at all!

bridesmaids watch the ceremony




After the ceremony we headed outside for some portraits on the lawn in front of St. Ann Parish

I love this portrait



A quick shot with Just Brendan

Followed by some intimate time with both




Then it was off to Florian Hall to capture some quick details before the reception kicks off

I bet you would never guess their occupations by this cake topper!

A quite moment during the first dance


Plenty of laughs during the speeches


followed by a toast

and cake cutting!

That moment where every bride communicates telepathically “you better not smush that in my face!”

another quick dance after the cake cutting

followed by parent dances



and a little dancing to top off the evening!




A great time with lovely family and friends.

Be sure to check out Molly’s blog for our combined images with her edits.


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