When Rachael and Sean starting looking for their dream wedding venue, all they knew was that they wanted “more than just a beige ballroom”. They could not have found a better location than the beautiful Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge!

After getting dressed and ready for the day at the Marlowe, the wedding party had a quick drive down Cambridge Street to the gorgeous Swedenborg Chapel to get day’s events going! The stone chapel–located right outside of Harvard Square–is a perfect venue for wedding ceremonies and is a historic landmark in Boston. The late-afternoon ceremony went beautifully, and the great weather allowed the bride and groom to greet their guests in a receiving line outside the chapel. After a few quick pictures with the happy newlyweds, it was back to the Marlowe for the cocktail hour and reception!

As well as taking inspiration from the Marlowe’s own decor, design, and architecture, Rachael and Sean wanted their love of boating and being on the water to be represented on their special day. Their wedding invitations from Inviting Company were sent out with compass motifs, which was echoed at the event itself with a compass design inlaid on the floor of the hotel! Rachael and Sean had chosen navy and gold as their wedding colors, which not only integrated perfectly with the Marlowe’s own bold patterns and design, but kept the “nautical” theme going throughout the night!

Congratulations to the newlyweds, and thanks for letting Person + Killian Photography share your wedding day with you!


Makeup: Rachel’s Makeup & Brow Studio; Hair: Tuscan Sun Salon & Spa; Invitations: Inviting Company; Dress: Priscilla of Boston; Flowers: Eileen Muller; Cake: Icing on the Cake; Linens: Peterson Party Center; Entertainment: First Class Band featuring Concetta; Videography: McElroy Films LLC


Hotel Marlowe Wedding of Rachael and Sean with Photography by Person + Killian Photography. Boston Wedding Photography by Person + Killian Photography. Studios in both Back Bay Boston at 251 Newbury Street Boston, MA and Newport RI. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] and [email protected]