heart balloon, holding hands

Keri and Jim eloped at Hartford City Hall back in February of 2020, right before the country was taken over by the pandemic. It was an intimate ceremony with just the two of them, their justice of the peace, and their photographer and it’s almost as if they set the tone for how weddings would take place throughout the rest of the year, without even knowing it.

Keri reached out to me a couple weeks before the big day asking if I had availability for makeup. I did, because it was a Monday in February, which also happens to still be the slower season when it comes to weddings. We had so much fun creating a bridal look that was perfect for her!

Can you believe her wedding dress is from Torrid?! It totally looks like it could be from a bridal shop, what a score! Make sure to check out the vendor list below to see if you can score some affordable bridal gear for your elopement or intimate wedding!

Check out the amazing review Keri left for us on The Knot:

“Lauren was so amazing! She did my makeup for my wedding day. We did an elopement at the Hartford City Hall and makeup was the last thing I booked, so there was no time for a trial run. And she was super kind about it and totally worked with me, which was such a relief! I had an idea of what I thought might be a good makeup look and she used that, her artistic talents, and ran with it. And the outcome was more than I could’ve ever imagined – I loved it so much! I also had never used the individual lashes and had only used strip lashes which I wasn’t a fan of – but the individual lashes were such a great call that Lauren made! I highly recommend Lauren – her kindness, ability to work with my last minute/indecisive thoughts on what I wanted for my makeup, and overall amazing talent and energy, made my wedding day even more special!” – Keri T.

city hall elopement, bride, groom, justice of the peace

bride smiling at the groom

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom pose on a stairwell

tiffany blue heart balloon

smiling bride, smiling groom

happy bride, happy groom

wedding rings, wedding flowers

bride touching up makeup

Makeup: LA Page Makeup

Hair: Sarah Renee Hair Studio

Photographer: J. Tones Photography

Justice of the Peace: JP of CT Shelley

Florals: Stop & Shop

Engagement Ring: Kay Jewelers

Bride’s Wedding Band: Facets & Karats

Groom’s Wedding Band: Malloves

Jewelry: Olive & Piper

Dress: Torrid

Venue: Hartford City Hall


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