Category archives: Ballroom Wedding

Both hailing from Lynnfield, Mass, this North Shore couple have been in each other’s life since they can remember. Cristina and Brett wanted a carefree, fun wedding that showcased their classic romance at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza. Preparations for the day ahead were in full swing as the ladies and gentlemen were gathered separately dressing and putting on the day’s final touches. The groom was crisp in a classic black tux. The bride wore a Marchesa Gown paired with an Oscar de la Renta veil.

The historic Cathedral of the Holy Cross was the location for their traditional Catholic  wedding ceremony. The groom’s face when he sees his bride says it all. After the exchanged their vows and a lovely ceremony, we captured some formals and fun candids in front of the Fairmont before we headed in to celebrate!

From the couple’s one-of-a-kind welcome bag to custom favor t-shirts, Cristina’s friend, Kristen Lee Barrett from Darling Creative Company and her business partner Julie Madden, were instrumental with some of the fun details throughout the day.

Classic style with fresh flowers in a soft, creamy color palette felt right at home in Grand Ballroom from Dana and his team at Dana Markos Events. Romantic lighting and glowing candles balanced with grand centerpieces made for a timeless feel. It’s no secret that Brett is a Kanye West fan.  So much so that the bride surprised the groom with a custom ‘Yeezy’ groom’s cake (they even had quotes from Kanye on their cocktail napkins).  The t-shirts the couple gave out at the end of the night featured a sketch of the moment just after Brett proposed to Cristina. After toasts, formalities, and dinner, the party kicked into to full gear with a packed dance floor of all ages.  Congratulations again to Cristina and Brett – thank you for letting Person + Killian be a part of your fun day!

As always, we can’t say enough great things about the vendors we get to work with and in particular the staff at the Fairmont Copley Plaza and the expert ways of Tracey Gavin.

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Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Tracey Gavin; Family Friend/Planner/Stylist: Darling Creative Company, Kristen Lee Barrett & Julie Madden; Dress: Marchesa Gown with Oscar de la Renta veil from L’elite Boston; Hair & Makeup: Axle Color Studio; Paper/Invites: Invitations by Susan; Flowers: Dana Markos Events; Wedding Cake: Cakes to Remember; Groom’s Cake: Oakleaf Cake; Lighting: PSAV; Video: SH Videography; Linens: Peterson’s Party Center; Entertainment: Nightshift Band and DJ: Jason Dawson

Filed Under: Classic Romance at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza.  The wedding of Cristina and Brett was photographed by Boston Wedding Photographers, Person + Killian Photography.  Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via 617.236.1662 or by checking out their website,

Hearing the story of Kari and Evan, you can’t help but think it was always meant to be.  This white and gold ballroom wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza has an air of kismet and sophistication that was absolutely beautiful. From a humble blind date set up between two mutual friends, and some perseverance on Evan’s behalf, this is one tight-knit group (we even shot Kari’s sisters wedding back in 2014).

This September wedding began in the bridal suite where the women were gathered getting ready and sharing stories and bubbly. The bride wore a strapless Isabelle Armstrong gown with a sweetheart neckline.  Her bouquet, a white, slightly-asymmetrical bouquet full of textural flowers, completed the look. The men wore Armani Collezioni tuxes with bowties to complement the shimmering floor-length gold dresses the ladies were wearing.

It was important to the couple to be able to spend some dedicated time capturing photos. We carved out a nice block of time in the afternoon prior to the ceremony so that we could accomplish these wonderful shots. The couple opted to have their First Look just out front of the Fairmont Copley. Taking advantage of the historic backdrop Copley Square has to offer, we visited the steps of the Boston Public Library and the Trinity Church taking pictures as we went.

The couple worked with the collaborative team of Carol Silverston – The Original Touch and Jodi Raphael Events.  With the bride’s keen eye, she described the wedding as having “a romantic elegance with a slightly modern twist… to incorporate many different textures within the decor and a wide variety of flower types to add dimension, with touches of shine, mirrors, and candles to emulate a clean and sophisticated look”. We love shooting what this masterful team accomplished.

A custom built chuppah anchored the Oval Room where the traditional Jewish ceremony took place. Warm lighting and glowing candles set the romantic tone of the evening ahead.  A white runner accented with rose petals lead to the wedding canopy. It was draped in flowing fabric and a dense layer of flowers.

Before the guests entered the reception space, the couple took a moment to peek at Ballroom and squeeze in a quick turn on the dance floor. From the white and gold five-tiered wedding cake to the classic lounge furniture and white monogrammed dance floor, the space was full of romantic elegance.

As the night progressed from dinner and toasts to dancing and dessert, we loved every second of capturing this day! Thank you to the couple and their family for having Person + Killian capture another special day for their family. A special thank you to the team of vendors orchestrating this beautiful day. It’s always a pleasure to work with Tracey Gavin at the Fairmont Copley, Carol Silverston, Jodi Raphael and their teams!

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Venue: The Fairmont Copley Plaza; Planning / Decor / Flowers – Collaboration of Carol Silverston and Jodi Raphael Events; Dress; Isabelle Armstrong; Suits: Armani Collezioni; Hair & Make Up: Stacey Frasca; Paper: Elise Cherny – No Regrets; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Video:  Matt Forcier – LMV Productions; Entertainment- Night Shift Entertainment; Transportation: Christopher Limousine

Filed under: White and Gold Ballroom Wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza captured by Person + Killian Photography. Person + Killian Photography is located at 251 Newbury Street  in Boston, MA. To see more amazing wedding we have photographed at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, please click here.

For Sarah and Brian’s Boston wedding, it was all about tradition and family. For instance, the couple chose the bride’s family church, Wellesley Village, as the location to exchange their wedding vows. The bride walked down the aisle in an elegant a-line ballgown by Pronovias with a pretty lace, illusion, neckline and matching fingertip length veil. Around her waist, a soft pink sash brought in the bride’s favorite color. Soft pink was also featured in her wedding bouquet, with blush roses, white calla lilies, ranunculus, and dusty miller leaves.

After the ceremony, guests went to the Four Season’s Hotel Boston for the wedding reception. The hotel had also hosted the bride’s parent’s own wedding reception there nearly thirty years before. Inspired by her parent’s wedding photos, we used the same staircase for the couple’s formal photos. Afterward, we had some fun capturing a few more casual photos of the couple.

At the reception, a seating card display greeted guests and showcased a large floral arrangement by Honey of Lotus Floral Events. Guest tables where set with elegant ivory lamour linens and decorated with lucite pillar candle holder and floral arrangements with hydrangea, blush roses, and stock. After dinner, Boston wedding band, Search Party, kicked off the dance party. And, at the end of the night, gingerbread men from The Yum Yum Shop served as both favors for the guest and as a late night snack.

Congratulations Sarah and Brian!  We loved capturing your classic Boston wedding. Thank you to coordinator Lynne Enos and to Philip and his team at the Four Seasons for always being a joy to work with.

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Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Boston (Ballroom); Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Day of Coordinator: Lynne Enos; Ceremony: Wellesley Village Church, Wellesley, MA; Hair – Priscilla Collins – The Modern Priscilla; Makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty; Invitations/ Paper: The Inviting Company – Boston; Dress: Pronovias – Musette Bridal; Flowers: Honey of Lotus Floral Events; Cake: Andrea Badolato; Entertainment: Search Party; Video: Black Tie Video; Favors: The Yum Yum Shop – Wolfeboro, NH


The Classic Four Seasons Boston Wedding was photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

We love every opportunity to photography at Boston’s Omni Parker House and recently had the pleasure of being there again for Christina and Ben’s wedding day! Prior to the ceremony Christina and her bridesmaids got ready in the beautiful Parker Suite of the hotel. From there we headed downstairs to the Press Room where the couple exchanged vows and took some time for a few photos.

With the Omni Parker House being located across the street from the picturesque Old City Hall and the unbelievably warm weather, the newlyweds were definitely up for some outdoor photos.  Before joining their guests at cocktail hour we stopped to capture a few classic images in the lobby of the hotel.

The reception took place in the rooftop ballroom. Christina, Ben and their guests had a blast dancing to the entertainment of DJ Mike Amado. Congratulations to Christina + Ben and thank you both for being so great to work with and trusting us to capture such a special day in your lives!

Venue: Omni Parker House; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Hair & Makeup: JB Creative Designs; Dress: Paloma Blanca – Cristinas Bridal; Flowers: Madison Floral; Cake: Montilio’s; Entertainment: Mike Amado – Entertainment Specialists

To view more wedding photographs from the Omni Parker House Boston, click here.

Person + Killian Photography recently photographed the Four Seasons Boston wedding of Amy and Sean and we had a blast with the couple from the get-go when we arrived. It was a fantastic family celebration for the bride and groom who call both Boston and San Fransisco home.

Both Amy and Sean grew up around Boston and met after moving back from college. Amy had promised herself she would move to San Fransisco after college and was set on it. But, then she met Sean and they were having such a good time together she kept putting off the move. Finally she decided to had to go. Sean, told Amy’s dad and the rest of their families that “wherever Amy goes, I go”, sold his car, packed a bag and made the 3,000 mile trek across the country. The couple have spent the last few years living in San Fransisco together but both have a special place in their hearts for Boston so they knew it was the perfect place for their wedding. We love that Amy told us “Since Sean moved to San Fransisco for me, he gets the “next move” and wherever Sean goes , I go! And, I know I will be happy anywhere!”

The colors of the day were navy blue and coral with flowers in romantic shades of apricot and coral and accented with soft whites and creams. The couple also incorporated their Celtic Knot throughout their stationary, save the dates and continued through the ceremony program and escort cards. Even the candy bar at the end of the night was designed with various shades of navy and coral/peach.

Since Amy and Sean are honeymooning in Italy, they created a Prosecco Bar for cocktail hour, Caprese salad and handmade ravioli for the first course of dinner.

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Boston; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Additional Planning: Kate and Campbell Weddings; Invitations: The Inviting Company – Lynne Johnson; Dress: Priscilla of Boston; Flowers: Wm. Mizuta Private Florist; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Video: S.H. Videography; Entertainment: Flipside; Cake: Konditor Meister; Bridesmaid Earrings: Sister of the bride – Designs by Rebecca W.; Necklaces: Bella Boutique of San Fransisco

To view more wedding photographs from the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, click here.

We always enjoy photographing at Boston’s historical Omni Parker House and Elissa and Chris’s spring wedding was certainly no exception! Following their ceremony and some formal photos in the Press Room, we headed outside for a few photos at the Old City Hall across the street. The location in the heart of Dowtown Boston is perfect for getting great city shots, as well as shots in front of lots of historic Boston areas!

The reception was held in the Rooftop Ballroom where all of the guests had a blast dancing to The Rock Daddy’s. The room was decorated in classic colors of black and white — white ballroom chairs were wrapped with black ribbons, black napkins were paired with stark white linens, and the classic white tiered wedding cake was accented with black ribbon decoration. Tall floral white centerpieces with illuminated crystal vases were a great accent to all of the tables!

Thank you so much to Elissa and Chris for choosing Person + Killian Photography to capture your wedding day and for being an absolute pleasure to work with!

Venue: Omni Parker House; Hair and Makeup: Shear Creations; Dress: Madeline’s Daughter; Flowers: Jacques Flowers; Cake: Montillio’s; Entertainment: The Rock Daddy’s

Daniel and Jane held their intimate ballroom wedding at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Boston. This winter affair was filled with their closest friends and family, and Person + Killian Photography was delighted to be there.

The couple chose the colors black, green and white to be incorporated throughout the wedding. This beautiful color scheme was scattered among their bouquets, arrangements, décor, details and modern candy bar.

A big thank you to Dan, Jane and the entire Mandarin Oriental staff for being so lovely to work with.

Flowers: Tangerine Creations

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*This post is filed under Boston winter weddings at the Mandarin Oriental. New England wedding inspiration and ideas, Colors, black, green and white.

Classic. Traditional. Black Tie. These are just a few of the words Rachel used to describe her inspiration for her Belmont Country Club wedding to Billy, but Person + Killian Photography was there, and we think it was all of those things and more!

The entire event took place at the Belmont Country Club in Belmont, MA, which, of course, made a lovely backdrop for pictures.  The lush golf greens served as a gorgeous contrast to the rich cabernet bridesmaid gowns and the crisp, black tuxedoes worn by the groomsmen.

We enjoy all of the weddings we do, but one thing we really loved about this one was the way in which Rachel and Billy were able to incorporate so many traditions into their special day.

It’s becoming more and more common for brides and grooms to see one another before the ceremony, but it’s definitely not every day that they have a traditional Bedeken ceremony, as well! (For those of you who aren’t familiar with that, it is a traditional Jewish ceremony where the groom identifies his bride and then puts the blusher on her to make sure he is marrying the right woman.)

Rachel and Billy were wed under a traditional chuppah, and the couple was also able to incorporate the glass-breaking, Tish, and Ketubah ceremonies into their celebration.

And of course, their reception would not have been complete without the time-honored Horah!

Thank you, Rachel and Billy! We had a wonderful time sharing your beautiful day and capturing all of these special moments!

Venue: Belmont Country Club; Event Coordinator: The Day Of – Event Coordination Specialists; Dress: Priscilla’s; Cake: Party Favors; Linens: Table Toppers; Lighting and Entertainment: Beantown; Flowers: Brattle Square Florist.

This post was written by Person + Killian Photography and filed under Belmont Country Club Jewish Wedding, Boston Wedding Photographers and Ballroom Weddings

Talk about kicking off a season in style! Person + Killian Photography recently had a blast at Regina & John’s autumn wedding at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

The festivities began at the bride’s home in South Boston, where the wedding party got ready. Kerry Roberts was chosen to create Regina’s simple, yet elegant hairstyle, and for her makeup, the bride turned to Julianne Saunders.

After donning her beautiful Pronovias wedding gown, it was off to the Gate of Heaven Church (also in South Boston) for the ceremony. Needless to say, the magnificent cathedral provided more than a handful of stunning photo-ops.

Before heading to the reception, we had two important stops to make: the first, at the Boston Public Garden for some formals, and the second, at the Broadway Fire House for some adorable pictures of the bride and groom. John is a Boston firefighter, so we were thrilled to be able to incorporate that into their photos.

(We also LOVE that Regina wasn’t afraid to get into the front seat of his ladder truck, despite being in that gorgeous gown!)

The reception was held at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel. While the richly adorned grand ballroom gave the event an air of majesty, it was the couple’s family and friends (many of whom flew in from Ireland!) that made the evening truly special.

(The traditional Irish dancing was a nice treat, too!)

Person + Killian Photography would like to send a shout out to Abby Power, the fabulous event coordinator for the Park Plaza. We would also like to thank the wonderful couple, Regina & John, for choosing Person + Killian. It truly was a pleasure to work with you. Congratulations!

Ceremony Venue: Gate of Heaven Church; Reception Venue: Park Plaza Hotel; Dress: Pronovias; Hair: Kerry Roberts; Makeup: Julianne Saunders; Flowers: Cedar Grove; Cake: Kndeitor Meister; Linens: Park Plaza; Music: Andy Healy Band & DM Productions.

This Post was written by Person + Killian Photography and filed under Boston Park Plaza Weddings and Boston Wedding Photography.

This past weekend, Person + Killian Photography was delighted to be present at the glamorous InterContinental Hotel wedding of Nicole Melino and Christopher Ponzo. For those of you who don’t know, this Boston couple was recently featured on Boston Hearts Weddings as part of the site’s Blogging the Bride project. The project follows the couple through all of the major stages of wedding planning, and it includes everything from their engagement story to their menu selection – not to mention all of the details in between!

The bride looked stunning in a strapless gown from L’élite Bridal Boutique, and makeup artist Katrina Hess helped her achieve the beautifully classic, yet modern look that complemented the gown so well.

Not only was it a treat to work with such a wonderful couple, but also, we had the opportunity to work with some of Boston’s most esteemed wedding vendors.

Tangorra Wedding Planning worked with the bride and groom throughout the planning process to coordinate the details, and on the big day, planners Francie and Megan were there to make sure nothing was forgotten.

Along with Person + Killian Photography, Jason and Jim from Boston Wedding Films were there to capture the day in its entirety.

The reception was held at Boston’s luxurious InterContinental Hotel. Thanks to the hotel’s fabulous location, guests were treated to striking views of both the city skyline and the waterfront. In fact, the venue afforded a perfect view for the celebratory fireworks display.

We want to thank Paul Melino of InterContinental Hotel (who also happens to be the uncle of the beautiful bride) for referring Person + Killian Photography to the couple. Not only did we enjoy working with the hotel, but we also had a wonderful time photographing the couple throughout their whole planning process. Congratulations, Nicole and Christopher!

 Nicole + Chris : “Raise Your Glass” – A Highlight Video by Boston Wedding Films

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Reception Venue: InterContinental Hotel; Wedding Coordinator: Tangorra Wedding Planning; Cinematography: Boston Wedding Films; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Makeup: Katrina Hess; Hair: Pricilla Collins; Dress: L’Elite; Ceremony Flowers: Lotus Designs; Reception/Personal Flowers: Carol Silverston; Music: Night Shift; Keros Entertainment; Transportation: Black Tie Limo; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Rentals: Party by Design & Tommy’s Wholesale; Linens: Rentals Unlimited; Fireworks: Atlas PyroVision Productions; Invitations: Inviting Company; Calligraphy: Janscript Elegant Calligraphy; Favors: Albert Uster Imports; Photobooth: MVS Studio; Ice Cream Station: Cold Stone Creamery; Candy Station:

Recently, Person + Killian Photography had the chance to work at the Renaissance Golf Club for Julie and Phil’s wedding. From the first day that Jill met with the couple she was looking forward capturing their big day.

With the combination of a fabulous new venue, perfect weather for an outdoor ceremony, Julie’s gorgeous hair piece, polka-dot bridesmaids dresses (love them!), and atypical brown tuxedos for the guys, the day was full of great photo ops for the newlyweds.

Thank you to Julie and Phil for having P+K document your special day and to our dear friend Trish for sending this wonderful couple our way!

Venue: Renaissance Golf Club, Hair and Makeup: Demiche Beaute’, Dress: Mikaella from Mariella Creations, Flowers: Les Fleurs, Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastries, Entertainment: Greg Hodges of 5 Star Events