Hartford City Hall Spring Elopement

A bride and groom embrace during their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement

Photographing Hartford City Hall elopements are very quickly becoming one of my specialties and most favorite ways to work! As a native to the Hart Beat, as we affectionately call it here, I love showing others how beautiful the capital city truly is. The architecture is super diverse with a collection of historic beauties mixed in with newer gems like the Gold Building, shown behind Jill and Mike. One of my favorite pastimes is to track the light and reflections that appear when the sun and the Gold Building play. The shadows and reflections they cast are some of the most stunning, and I feel like I win a prize every time I catch them!

When Jill and Mike reached out to me to photograph their elopement in Hartford City Hall, I was thrilled. Little did they know they hit the Hartford jackpot with me! Am I the only photographer who knows Hartford well? Certainly not! But I dare say that I believe I love it more than anyone else in all the land, LOL. Honestly despite photographing here so much, I never get tired of seeing my beautiful hometown in a fresh, new way. Each time I photograph here I see something new, or catch the light in a way that I have never quite seen it before. It’s magical and fun, like a treasure hunt!

Creative partners for Jill and Mike’s springtime Hartford City Hall elopement:

Dress: Lulu’s @lulusweddings
Hair: Amanti Salon, Wethersfield CT – Jamie
Makeup: Amanti Salon, Wethersfield – Makeup: Delana @amantisalonct
Flowers: Barnes House of Flowers, North Haven CT
Officiant: Carlos Hernandez-Chavez, Hartford CT (he’s my father, so if you need a justice of the peace, hit me up!)

Hartford City Hall, built in 1915 is STUNNING. To walk around in and just gawk or to have your wedding!

A bride and groom kiss during their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT A newly wed couple embraces during their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT A couple cuddles for photos during their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT

Even the revolving doors have a classic and beautiful feel, and work so beautifully for photos.

A couple celebrates after their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT A couple strolls around Downtown Hartford after their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT

Hartford’s skyline is just so stunning. I can literally never get enough of the color and variety of it!

A couple poses in the Bushnell Park Sculpture Garden after their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT A couple snuggles for wedding photos during their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT

And then I spend energy chasing the light and allow it to create some stunning backdrops for us…

A bride and groom dance during their wedding photos at their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT A bride and groom kiss during their Hartford City Hall Spring elopement, in Hartford CT

The Gold Building is just such an unusual design, I love incorporating it into the photographs so much.

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Jill and Mike, congratulations on your wedding!!! I had SO MUCH FUN with you all for the ceremony and with the two of you poking about Hartford. I hope to continue to document your lives together!

To see more Hartford City Hall wedding + elopement photos by Hartford CT wedding and elopement photographer Carla Ten Eyck, click the links below:

 

 

Anthony + Lauren’s Goodwin Hotel Wedding in Hartford CT

Tricia + Bill’s Downtown Hartford Engagement Session, Hartford CT

Shawn + TJ’s Winter Elopement at Hartford City Hall, Hartford CT

Ari + Matt’s Winter Hartford City Hall Elopement, Hartford CT

LGBTQ Wedding Inspiration Shoot at The Goodwin Hotel, Hartford CT

Jelan + Sam’s Downtown Hartford Engagement Session, Hartford CT

  1. Maria Galindo says:

    Hi we are getting elope in Hartford city hall on June 26th 2022 at 12pm, we are gonna have just a small ceremony with my family + my fiancé family (around 15 to 20 people) we are looking for a photographer, can you provide us with your rates details etc.. and the most important of your are available for this date and time.

    Thank you
    Maria.

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