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It was a beautiful weekend on the coast of Maine for the destination wedding of Katie and Renzo. The entire wedding took place at the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, ME — positioned right along the stunning rocky waterfront.

The wedding day began with Katie and Renzo both getting ready at the Cliff House, each with a private balcony overlooking the waterfront that gave them a wonderful preview of the day to come. We brought the bride and groom outside to the water’s edge for their first look, and even climbed down onto the rocky cliffs for some spectacular formal photos with the couple. The wedding party soon joined us on the rocks for some group shots that were truly unique to the Maine coastline, then it was back up to the Cliff House to get ready for the ceremony.

Katie and Renzo became husband and wife on the Cliff House’s garden terrace, which provided panoramic views of the ocean below. Following the “I do”s, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed around an outdoor fire pit as the sun slowly began to set behind the Cliff House. The evening reception was held inside the Cliff House’s Atlantic Ballroom, whose wall-to-wall windows showcased the ocean and coastline outside. Golden orbs of light hung from the ballrooms’ vaulted wooden ceiling, with golden linens, chairs, and warm candlelight on the tables below.

This Cliff House Maine wedding was the perfect reflection of the day’s events — traditional and gorgeous, but with a relaxed and easy-going vibe. The Maine coastline and sweeping blue ocean made for a perfect backdrop to the day’s events, and we were so glad to be a part of it. Special thanks to event planner Eric Czerlonka, Marc Hall Design, and the entire team at the Cliff House for a truly spectacular wedding day!

Congratulations Katie + Renzo and thank you for choosing Person + Killian Photography to document this beautiful day!

Vendors | Location: Cliff House Maine; Planner: Eric Czerlonka; Florist: Marc Hall Design; Band: Soho; Linens/Rentals: Peak Event Services; Video: LoveLocked Films

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.

Ashley and Brian chose the Mandarin Oriental Boston for their recent destination wedding. The couple who live in Nevada hired local Boston designer  Eric Czerlonka of Czerlonka Event Design and Management to help bring their vision to life. The ceremony took place at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross followed by cocktail hour in the courtyard of the Mandarin. For the reception, the Oriental Ballroom was transformed by the talented team at the Mandarin, Eric and his team as well as the Marc Hall Design and Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design teams.

From Ashley and Brian – “Planning a destination wedding is as exciting as it is complex.  The single most important factor in its success is having expert and visionary people on your team who are trained in providing first class service at every entry point. The wedding day was chic and magical in every aspect, from the architectural flowers cascading on the tables to the modern décor.  With photos galore, we will always remember stopping traffic on Boylston Street for the perfect shot.  Sharing this most special day with our family and friends will hold a lifetime of memories.”

Eric worked with Ashley on helping to bring her vision to life for the reception. “Our goal was to create a room that was modern, sleek and sophisticated with a warm romantic feel.  We achieved this be setting the space with a combination of square mirrored tables and 36 foot long rectangular tables covered in custom silk linen.  The clean straight lines were softened with shades of white accents.  The room was was transformed by the magnificent contrasting tables installations created by Marc Hall Design and Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design lit the room perfectly bring all the pieces to life.”

Congratulations again Ashley and Brian and thank you for having us there to capture your beautiful destination wedding day here in New England! A big thank you as well do Donna and the team at the Mandarin, Eric and his team and to all of those who helped make this day so perfect for the newlyweds.

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Mandarin Oriental Boston Wedding with Czerlonka Event Design & Management and Marc Hall Design – Photographed by Person + Killian Photography

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston; Church: Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Planning/Design: Eric Czerlonka – Czerlonka Event Design & Management; Floral: Marc Hall Design; Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design; Dress: Ceremony – Vera Wang  purchased at Vera Wang Boston / Reception – Inbal Dror purchased at Blush Bridal, Sarasota, Florida; Entertainment: Night Shift Entertainment – Soho; Cake: Mandarin Oriental Boston