Category archives: Boston Weddings

If you haven’t been to Boston lately, you’ve got to check out the booming Seaport district. Right on the waterfront and home to shops, restaurants, and gorgeous venues — the Seaport is a must-visit spot! For this Fall wedding, The Exchange was the venue of choice. Out on the very tip of Boston Fish Pier, the Exchange offers waterfront views, indoor and outdoor space, and a great central Seaport location.

Although Katie and Tim both live and work in Philadelphia, they traveled back to Boston for their Seaport wedding. Both Katie and Tim work in amazingly selfless fields (she is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and he is a Fire Lieutenant) so their wedding was full of first responders, nurses, and all around incredible people. The entire day took place on the Seaport, starting at The Exchange for getting ready and first look. A quick trolley ride with the wedding party took us to Fan Pier for some formals both out on the water’s edge and in Fan Pier Park. A hop right across the street took us to Our Lady of Good Voyage for the wedding ceremony, where Katie and Tim said their “I do”s.

It was a beautiful Fall afternoon, so guests enjoyed cocktails on the outdoor patio of The Exchange, on the Boston Harbor. Twinkling lights, peach-pink details, and table names based on Boston’s Green Line transit system awaited guests inside The Exchange. Everyone was thrilled to be there to celebrate with Katie and Tim, and the night closed out with heartfelt speeches, laughter, and lots of dancing!

Special thank you to the bride and groom, and to Michele, Lauren and the entire East Meets West team at The Exchange!

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Event Team | Venue: The Exchange (East Meets West Catering – Michele Stump and Lauren Gertz); Church: Our Lady of Good Voyage; Hair/Makeup: REFeyeANCE; Dress: Stella York via Vows; Bridesmaids: Alfred Sung; Groomsmen: Joseph Abboud; Invitations/Paper Suite: Minted; Flowers: Danielson’s – Shrewsbury, MA; Cake: family friend; Rentals via The Exchange; Entertainment and Lighting: Mike Amado – Entertainment Specialists; Video: Travis Gray – 106 Studios; Transportation: Old Town Trolley

Every year it comes back, and every year we’re just as excited as we were last time. That’s right — summer has finally returned to Boston! At this gorgeous Boston summer wedding, we celebrated with Maria and Ryan. For the bride and groom, the day was all about family and friends and celebrating their relationship in the best of company. When we asked Maria and Ryan to describe how they envisioned their summer wedding day they used words like “chic”, “elegant”, and “classic”. But above all they used the word emotional — and they were right on the money!

Maria (an oncology nurse at Dana-Farber) and Ryan (an ice hockey forward playing in the American Hockey League) surrounded themselves with a large wedding party for the day’s celebration. Eight bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, and eight little nieces and nephews started the day with the bride and groom getting ready at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

The couple became husband and wife in a full Catholic Mass ceremony at the beautiful St. Cecilia Church. We took full advantage of the sunny summer afternoon after the ceremony for some formal photos with the newlyweds and their wedding party throughout Copley Square, before heading across to the Fairmont Copley Plaza for the evening’s reception. The Fairmont Copley Plaza Ballroom was elegantly transformed with classic white linens and tall white floral centerpieces, touches of gold detail, and stunning purple lighting. Family and friends could not wait to eat, drink, toast, dance, and celebrate with this wonderful couple — and we were honored to be there right alongside them!

Special thanks to Alice and her team at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Paula and the Marrero Events team, and to Maria and Ryan for including us in your truly special summer Boston wedding day!


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Event Team | Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza (Alice Fay); Planner: Marrero Events (Paula Marrero); Hair: Salon on Haven – Jacqui Bento; Makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty; Paper: The Paper Perfectionist – Valerie Marini; Dresses: Bella Sera (Bill Levkoff); Tux: The Black Tie; Flowers: The Flower Shoppe Reading; Video: SH Videography; Cake: Dessert Works; Entertainment: Night Shift Entertainment; Favors: Donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Ringing in the New Year is cause for celebration, and for taking a look back at another fantastic year of events. It always amazes us to see how much can happen in a year!

As 2017 comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on this memorable year. 2017 brought with it many Boston weddings, mitzvahs and everything from charity galas to surprise parties. We traveled near and far this year throughout New England from the cliffs of Maine to the mountains of Vermont and to destination weddings in New York City and sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Of course we are honored to have frequented our hometown throughout the year at greater Boston’s most prestigious and beautiful hotels, libraries and museums. We also had the pleasure of photographing some of the newest wedding and social venues from the historic JFK Presidential Library and Museum to the city’s newest upscale VIP nightlife destination – The Grand in Boston’s Seaport district.

As we look back on this year, we can say that we have had the chance to work with the most amazing couples and talented industry friends. You are all truly what makes what we do so special, memorable and what continues to make us love what we do! With sincere appreciation, gratitude and with a grateful hearts we say Thank You all for sharing your lives with us!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year full of good health, happiness and success in 2018!

All our best, Lauren and Jill

*** This post is filed under Boston Weddings. All photographs were taken by Jill Person and Lauren Killian. Person + Killian Photography is a Boston based photography studio located in Boston’s Bay Bay at 251 Newbury Street. Person + Killian photography can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] They can also be reached via phone at 617-236-1662.

Sunny skies, a serene blue waterfront, summer flowers, and a group of friends and family ready to celebrate — everything came together to give Melissa and Andrés their perfect Boston Marriott Long Wharf wedding. Bride and groom are both designers, so they thought carefully about each and every detail that would go into their big day. They embraced their “city wedding” and drew inspiration from modern romance, using a palette of fresh, modern colors such as ivory, grey, sage, blush, and gold throughout the day’s design.

Both bride and groom started the day next to the blue waters of Boston’s beautiful waterfront, with Melissa inside the Boston Marriott Long Wharf and Andrés at their nearby apartment. The groomsmen’s suits were accented with colors of sage green while the bridesmaids wore soft pink. Melissa’s bridal bouquet incorporated all of these colors and more, for a perfect soft and modern palette. The wedding ceremony took place in the Boston Marriott Long Wharf’s Palm Garden room, after which we took the newlyweds outside the hotel to Christopher Columbus Park right next door.

The sun was shining and it was a perfect day in the park, we took some formal photos with the couple and their wedding party in front of the lush greenery as well as a few photos of Melissa and Andrés out on the waterfront. We also took the couple across the street to the Rose Kennedy Greenway for some pictures in front of the carousel and underneath the flower-draped archway of Christopher Columbus Park.

Back at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, the Harbor View ballroom was transformed for the evening reception. Gold frames and lanterns were used alongside floral bouquets of soft green, pink, and white for an elegant and modern touch. The ballrooms tall, curving glass windows gave guests a panoramic view of the beautiful boats and wharf below, and everyone was ready to celebrate the wedding of this wonderful new husband and wife.

Thank you to Melissa and Andrés for letting us be a part of your Boston Marriott Long Wharf wedding — it was a beautiful day perfect for a beautiful couple.

 

Vendors | Venue: Boston Marriott Long Wharf; Hair & Makeup: Smooth Hair Studio; Dress: Madeleine’s Daughter Bridal; Flowers: Florêt Design; Cake: Konditor Meister Inc.; Video: McElroy Weddings; Entertainment: Siagel Productions; 2nd Shooter: Brendon Woods

Elana and Pete met while working for the Boston Red Sox. The couple worked together and were friends for many years before they started dating. Elana knew it couldn’t be better professionally than to see the team win the World Series at Fenway Park back in 2013 and left to pursue her teaching career. Although she misses working with the team, she couldn’t imagine life without Pete.

When Pete and Elana chose the Seaport Hotel Boston for their winter wedding, they were told throughout their planning that they were crazy to plan a wedding in February (the snowiest month of the year). The couple knew they made the right decision and made many preparations in case it was snowing or below freezing so their guests would be comfortable. So, it was a very welcomed surprise when the wedding day came and the temperature was in the 60’s! With the warm sun and spring like breeze, we were able to spend the afternoon outside for all of the photos with the family and wedding party.

From the bride: The Seaport was out perfect venue. We loved working with Melissa  who made sure that we had everything we needed (including making sure to have the Fenway inspired late night snacks). We loved being able to exchange our own vows before doing the traditional vows. It was important to us to have a ceremony and a wedding that really felt like it reflected us. We wanted it to be both personal and fun and are so happy it turned out that way!

A big congratulations to Elana and Pete and thank you to Melissa and the team at the Seaport Hotel Boston for being so great to work with!

Venue: Seaport Hotel Boston; Flowers: Back Bay Florist; Dress: Monique Lhuillier – Vows; Cake: Icing on the Cake; Invitations/Paper: Paper Source – Minted; Video: Next Level Films; Entertainment: DJ Trex – Thomas White

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The Seaport Hotel Boston winter wedding of Elana and Pete – Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] – Lauré[email protected]

It’s officially wedding planning season and with that comes new issues of all of our favorite magazines on newsstands. We are excited to see the real wedding of Ashley and Brian in the latest issue of Boston Weddings Magazine.

Story by: Jule Suratt – “When the bride-to-be Ashley Swafford was searching for a photographer to capture her wedding to fiancé Brian Petruzzelli, she had just one request: a portrait in the middle of Boylston Street. “If you can make that happen,” she told shutterbug Jill Person, “you’re my girl.”

Ashley had always felt a strong connection to New England, but living in Las Vegas, it was hard to find someone who shared her affinity for the region. So when she met Brian at a mutual friend’s party, she instantly connected with the Dedham native. “He had that Boston swagger about him,” she says. “He was a tough guy with a soft side.”

A year and a half after they started dating, Ashley, who travels frequently for work, was grounded by a massive snowstorm in Springfield, Missouri. She eventually got back to Las Vegas – 12 hours later. Brian met her at the airport holding flowers. “I used to joke that the airport was the only place I could see her, that had to catch her either coming or going,” he says. So he did, getting down on one knee and proposing before a crowd. “I said yes.” says Ashley, “once I caught my breath. It was magical.”

Thank you to Boston Weddings for featuring this beautiful wedding and to Eric Czerlonka and his team at Czerlonka Event Design & Management for sending this lovely couple our way.

Thank you to this A-team for creating the wedding of Ashley and Brian’s dreams that we were able to capture:

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston; Planning and Coordination: Czerlonka Event Design & Management; Flowers: Marc Hall Design; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Band: Night Shift Entertainment – Soho; Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang; Inbal Dror, Blush Bridal (reception); Calligraphy: Suzanne Telage; Invitations: Shopannabelle’s; Hair: Escape Salon Aveda; Makeup: Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue; Menswear: Tom Ford; Officiant: Father Kevin O’Leary – Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals; Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co.

As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on this unforgettable year of weddings and events in Boston and beyond. The year brought with it 100 + weddings, mitzvahs and events. We traveled near and far throughout New England from Cape Cod to the White Mountains, and of course captured many weddings in our favorite city Boston!

As we look back on this season of events, we can say that we have had the chance to work with the most amazing couples and talented industry friends! You are all truly what makes what we do so special, memorable and what continues to make us love what we do! With much sincere appreciation we say thank you! This year we begin 2017 with nothing but gratitude. Thank you for sharing your lives with us and allowing us to document such important celebrations.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have health, happiness and success in the year to come! All our best, Lauren + Jill

This post is filed under 2016 recap. A look back at Boston wedding photographers Person + Killian Photography’s 2016 season of weddings and events. Person + Killian Photography is located in the heart of the back bay at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA.  Jill and Laurén can be reached directly through their site: www.personKillian.com. Jill and Lauren update their blog weekly, so please check back often for updates! They can be reached via email: [email protected] com or [email protected] They can also be reached via phone 617-236-1662.

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

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

Boston Photographer awards

The Boston photographer awards are in and we are thrilled to announce we have received the Editor’s Choice Award from Two Bright Lights. This award honors those whose talent is continually recognized by top print magazines, blogs and websites. It’s so nice to see our hard work and commitment to getting published is being recognized. This places us among the top 5 % featured, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals. Winners include gifted photographers and vendors from the wedding, events and portrait photography industries. A big thank you to Two Bright lights for this honor and of course to our couples who continually allow us to share and blog their beautiful events. By using Two Bright Lights, we have the opportunity to be featured in media outlets that include POPSUGAR, The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes, Borrowed & Blue, Munaluchi Bride Magazine, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Southern Weddings Magazine. We love The Knot because it is everything you need to plan your wedding! It features wedding dresses, planning tools, wedding ideas, inspiration, photos, plus the best wedding vendors!  What an amazing place to get inspired for your wedding, plan the details, and book all of your vendors in one place! One of the best places to find inspiration is from other couples real weddings! We are thrilled to see so many of our Boston brides & grooms grace the pages of print, blogs and websites each and every year! Below are just a handful of our clients who were published via the The Knot this year alone! To see more of the press we have received over the years, click here.

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  • This post is filed under Boston photographer awards. All the images seen here were photographed by Jill Person + Lauren Killian. Person + Killian Photography is located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston MA. For inquires please visit: www.personkillian.com