There is something about City Hall weddings. They feel spontaneous and romantic. They leave the priority right where it should be for any wedding – on the marriage! When Sarah and Ryan postponed their wedding to 2022, they knew they couldn’t wait until then to make it official. Together we headed down to Jersey City for their City Hall wedding!
At Mile Square Moments, we love photographing all New Jersey wedding couples – check out our packages and pricing here. I believe in building relationships with my couples to ensure they’re 100% comfortable in front of the camera and having fun. I always want to capture the chemistry that already exists between each couple.
Planning a last-minute City Hall wedding in Jersey City
After COVID was destined to affect their original wedding day plans, Sarah and Ryan decided to get married on their 8th-year dating anniversary. It was a special date to them already, so they figured why not? With no guests to need a Saturday date for (only their dads were in attendance as their witnesses), they got married on a Tuesday. September 1, 2020 is now not only the anniversary of their first date but also, their wedding anniversary.
If you have never been to Jersey City’s City Hall before, it’s absolutely gorgeous. They signed the marriage certificate inside and had their mini-mony (ceremony) on the terrace outside.
Recreating her mother’s wedding day look
Sarah’s mother has unfortunately passed away, so Sarah chose to honor and remember her by recreating her mother’s wedding day look. She did such an incredible job. It’s becoming more and more common for wedding couples to have something to remember their friends and family who couldn’t be there to celebrate with them, but this was so special. Sarah looked absolutely stunning!
New Jersey Florist Provides Flowers Last Minute!
No matter how big the wedding, things don’t always go as planned. When Sarah forgot her bridal bouquet, A Petal to Peddle came to the rescue at the last minute with this STUNNING bouquet in under 30 minutes. It was perfect.
Networking and connecting with other small, locally owned businesses in New Jersey is a huge priority for me. At MSM, we believe in community over competition. You might not know this about me, but I am also one of the co-founders of Hoboken Creatives, which is a group made up of creative business owners based in Hoboken. We get together and support each other and it’s pure magic. At the end of the day, we all really want what is best for our customers and I am so thankful that A Petal to Peddle came through for Sarah and Ryan! The orange in the flowers matched the bride’s tattoo!
Taking wedding photos around Jersey City
Another perk to having a small wedding on a weekday? Everything is less busy. With no rush of a wedding timeline, we went to a few different photo locations and they all turned out beautifully! Couple portraits are always some of my favorite wedding photos and these turned out beautifully. It was a wonderful day. Congratulations, Sarah and Ryan!
Sarah & Ryan – Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review!
I found Devin two and a half weeks before my last minute planned intimate wedding ceremony to my now husband on our 8 year dating anniversary (we did this due to possibly postponing our wedding reception because of COVID-19 and wanted to get married instead of waiting over another year). Devin responded immediately and I knew she was the perfect fit once I got off the phone with her. She was very involved from start to finish, which definitely helped my anxiety surrounding planning a last minute wedding ceremony! On the day of, Devin truly was patient, kind, and amazing. She made me feel so calm with all the last minute things that went wrong (forgot my bouquet and she helped connect me to a florist that can make one within 30 minutes, etc.) and helped capture all the pictures I had in mind for that day. I would say the pictures she captured went beyond my expectations. I would recommend her to anyone for any special event and I will definitely be using her for other events in the near future!
Mile Square Moments is a wedding photography based in Hoboken, New Jersey. As you might be able to tell, we love getting to know each couple personally. You are definitely a MSM couple if you love a night in binge-watching Netflix, but also aren’t afraid of a little PDA. Are you currently planning a wedding in Hoboken, New Jersey? Or planning a destination wedding? Get in touch here to inquire about our photography packages. We also love sharing fun love stories on Instagram. For more small wedding inspiration in New Jersey, check out Ashley and John’s Ryland Inn Ceremony.