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Make A Scene

No, really. City Hall weddings have come a long way. It's not a place where people go to quietly tie the knot and leave without anyone else knowing. Have some fun!

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The Lift

There are few things sweeter than a bride swept off her feet. Check out this adorable picture of a groom holding his bride up, both elated to have tied the knot in their city hall wedding.

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Cute city hall wedding kiss
Photo: @liljameliad

The Dip

This is a very traditional shot -- the groom dipping his bride while planting a kiss on her mouth -- and we love it. Just because you don't have a soiree doesn't mean you can't have this fun photo.

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Take The Stairs

City Hall weddings almost always involve stairs, so why not use them? It's a great opportunity to pose for photos or to have someone capture an impromptu moment.

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Get Your Friends Involved

When you first step out into the world as married couple, why not make a big deal out of it? Have friends bring confetti or streamers and celebrate. You just got married!

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Use What You've Got

It may not be a stained glass window, but most city hall weddings take place in a building that has some cool architecture. You should be able to find a place to pose for photos easily enough, like the sweet couple here.

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Don't Be Shy

If you see a location that you think would be perfect for a wedding portrait, go for it. This shot is absolutely stunning (and just in case you'd like to replicate it yourself, it was taken inside San Francisco city hall).

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Don't Forget To Have Fun

City Hall weddings don't have to be uptight! Take the opportunity to show off your own style and have fun. After all, it is your wedding day.

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Don't Worry About Other People

...even if they can't be blurred out. The focus will be on you and your partner no matter what.