Person + Killian Photography was overjoyed to see Marsha & Brian’s elegant ballroom wedding at the Mandarin Oriental featured on Boston’s newest wedding resource site, Beantown Bride.

Beantown Bride, is a resource for brides-to-be planning luxury weddings in and around Boston.This fantastic site is filled with tips and trends to help brides and grooms create beautiful events that represent their style as a couple.

Author: Andrea E. McHugh
Photography by: Person + Killian Photography


While Beantown is littered with luxury hotels, Marsha Epstein, 29, a business analyst, and fiancé Brian Woldow, 32, a lawyer, put their mid-June wedding deposit down on the not-yet-opened Mandarin Oriental on Boston’s illustrious Boylston Street. “It is one of our favorite line of hotels, is known for its exceptional service, and everything would be practically brand new for our wedding,’ noted Marsha.” “We also love the modern- Asian inspired decor in the Mandarin hotels.”

The two planned their modern aesthetic around a white, crème, pale yellow and pale pink palate, starting with the floor-length tulle Badgley Mischka bridesmaids dresses in buttercup hue. For Marsha, all plans for a strapless wedding gown went out the window when she laid eyes on a stunning white lace gown with halter straps, a sweet- heart neckline, and ribbon detailing by Monique Lhuillier. “I had tried on many gowns and when I tried on this gown showed it to my parents, we all knew it was ‘the one.'” she says. Her equally chic groom donned a black tuxedo by Calvin Klein with a black vest and white paisley tie.

As they were welcomed into the ballroom, guests marveled at the white hydrangeas, light pink peonies and pink roses highlighted by pink spot lighting and contrasting overall amber hue produced by specially staged up-lighting. The menu of seared filet mignon, crispy Anna potatoes and red wine sauce, or vanilla-scented Chilean sea bass with braised tomato and baby fennel, Yukon potato puree and lobster roe butter pleased even the most discerning palate. A martini bar added a classic element and kept spirits high as the dance floor rocked to the highly-touted band, Beantown. In lieu of wedding favors, a donation was made to the Robert J. Woldow Memorial Scholarship fund created in memory of the groom’s father. The couple looks back on the day fondly, reflecting, “I do not think there [is] one specific memory, but I think Brian and I were in awe of how everything came together perfectly.”

A big thank you to Beantown Bride for featuring our work and telling the story of Marsha and Brians beautiful beantown wedding!

Wedding Details: Invitations: Invitations & Company/Gown: Monique Lhuillier/Florist: William Mizuta/Cake: Cakes to Remember/Venue: Mandarin Oriental/Music: Beantown

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