Spread the word! The amazing organization Wish Upon a Wedding has officially launched their New England chapter and Person + Killian Photography was honored to have been the photographers for their first wedding of Joanne + Joe.

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation.

Based on the concept that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, Wish Upon a Wedding has helped dozens of couples say “I DO” since its launch in January 2010. Our organization provides this opportunity to those who have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine.

Both the ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Larz Anderson estate in Brookline, MA.

Learn more and sign up to Grant A Wish!

Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding

Wish Upon A Wedding New England

One of our favorite moments of the day was when Joe’s daughter yelled “YAY DADDY” and ran into his arms when the couple was officially pronounced husband and wife.

We were thrilled to see both WCVB Channel 5 Boston and Fox 25 News both there to cover the event and spread the work on local television about this great organization.

Wish Upon A Wedding Wish Grant

The property made for an unbelievably gorgeous backdrop for some formal photos of the bride and groom after the ceremony.

Larz Anderson Wedding Photography

The reception decor was designed with “The Wizard of Oz” (Joanne and Joe’s favorite movie) in mind. The look came together with the vision of Gracie Lou Events who planned the wedding, rentals from Rentals Unlimited and floral arrangements by Orchids N Blooms.

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Wedding Rentals Place Cards Florals JJ

Wedding Reception Decor WUAW

Wedding Decor Details Larz Anderson

WUAW New England Reception

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Wedding Rings Favors Cupcakes

Below are all of the wonderful companies and individuals that were able to come together and make this wonderful day for Joanne and Joe go so smoothly!:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Larz Anderson Auto Museum; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Wedding Organized by: Wish Upon A Wedding New England Chapter; Planning and Design: Gracie Lou Events; Catering: Root Catered Events and Espresso Dave; Video: DL Video Productions; Flowers: Orchids N’ Blooms; Officiate: Mary Jo; Makeup: Makeup by Nancy; Hair: Nicole Allen; Cupcakes: Cupcake Mojo; Brides Custom Made Dress: Nijlane Creations; Rentals: Rentals Unlimited; Ceremony Music: Hank Agency; DJ Ra-Mu and the Crew; Photobooth: Shutterbooth; Caricatures: Fun Enterprises INC; Lighting: Creative Uplighting; Favors: Cookies – Cookie Creatives by Jennifer; Others who helped make this special day possible: PM Custom Weddings; DS Verse – Custom Poetry; Allegra Farm; Bluebells and Butterflies


Person + Killian Photography donated Wedding Photography for the launch of Wish Upon A Wedding New England Chapter at Joanne and Joe’s Wedding. Person + Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and are available to meet by appointment. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]