When Rafanelli Events called Person + Killian Photography and asked if we were available to photograph an intimate wedding in Boston, we jumped at the opportunity. The bride and groom were international, so they had one very special request for their wedding day — they wanted a real traditional American wedding!

Both George and Coral live in Beijing, China so, Jill met the bride for the first time on her wedding day. When Coral arrived at the Boston Harbor Hotel, the beautiful bride and her adorable bridesmaids explained to Jill  how they envisioned the wedding, which was based on weddings scenes they had seen in American movies. For them it was very important that three American wedding traditions be included: the first dance, cake cutting and tossing the bouquet.

The beautiful ceremony was in the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Fosters Pavilion and the reception was a short walk to the Dolce Vita Ristorante in Boston’s historic North End.

There was one aspect of this very traditional American wedding that was a little unique — Coral went outside and did her bouquet toss in the middle of the street!

A big thank you to the amazing team at Rafanelli Events for thinking of Person + Killian Photography for this intimate affair!