Category archives: Marrero Events

Katherine and Matt wanted their guests to have a true Boston experience, and they couldn’t have selected a better venue. Situated right in the heart of the Back Bay, the Colonnade Hotel is one of the best locales to give guests a true flavor of the city. We were thrilled to join them for their celebration!

After getting ready at the hotel, and letting Katherine and Matt have some time to see each other, the wedding party headed to the verdant Boston Public Gardens to have a gorgeous backdrop for the traditional formal photographs. The famed Swan Boats were out in full force, adding a whimsical touch. Following a traditional ceremony at the historic Old South Church, guests were welcomed back to the luxurious rooftop lounge at the Colonnade for cocktail hour. Unparalleled panoramas of the Back Bay included a birds-eye view of the famed Christian Science Center reflection pool, where the couple had stopped earlier in the day for a unique opportunity to have their adorable first looks in front of the pool and fountains.

Blush pink and gold accents added elegant touches to the Colonnade Hotel’s ballroom, shining through exquisite floral arrangements from Mimosa Fresh Flower Design, and beautifully selected chargers and table settings. A reception full of whole-hearted toasts, emotional father/daughter, mother/son dances, and enthusiastic celebrating on the dance floor, certainly made this evening a night to remember.

Special thanks to Paula Marrero of Marrero Events, as well as Michelle Sullivan and her team at the Colonnade Hotel for coordinating such an amazing night! Congratulations Katherine and Matt – thank you for choosing Person + Killian to document your special day!

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Ceremony Venue: Old South Church; Reception Venue: The Colonnade Hotel; Planner: Marrero Events; Hair and Makeup: Demiche Beaute; Invitations: The Inviting Company; Flowers: Mimosa Fresh Flower Design; Cake: The Icing on the Cake; Entertainment: DJ Raffi.

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Person + Killian Photography is located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and [email protected] and via phone in the Boston office at 617.236.1662


Meditech, Inc. in Canton, MA might be one of the best kept venue secrets in the Boston area — their unbelievable Atrium was the location for the bright, colorful, and elegant garden wedding of Lauren and Marc that we recently had the pleasure of photographing. Paula Marrero of Marrero Events designed this one-of-a-kind wedding, at a truly unique wedding venue and it was gorgeous!

The Meditech Atrium features a high vaulted glass ceiling and two rows of towering palm trees, which made this wedding ceremony feel like a beautiful outdoor spring wedding. The couple said their I Dos underneath the Atrium’s beautiful white pavilion, which was woven with soft pink cherry blossom branches and accented by an elegant crystal chandelier. The ceremony area was lined with topiaries and white gardenias making guests feel like they were sitting in the middle of a garden.

Following the ceremony, guests headed inside to the Meditech Gallery to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Gallery itself features artwork created by Meditech’s own employees, and was enhanced by elegant tables, bars, and candelabras from Reserve Modern Event Rentals. Meanwhile we stayed outside with the happy newlyweds and their family to get some formal photos under the pavilion. We were even joined by the three family dogs, who were all dressed up with flowers and bowties for the special occasion!

For the reception, the Atrium was transformed with long dining tables that lined the perimeter of the courtyard, square tables in the center and a special head table underneath the pavilion. Each table was filled with a lush mixture of pink and white garden flowers, from roses and peonies to branches of cherry blossoms. Purple uplights lined the courtyard walls and hundreds of candles were placed throughout the Atrium, which made the space glow as soon as the sun started to set. It was a beautiful spring night, and guests could see the dark night sky through the glass ceiling above while they enjoyed their dinner.

For end-of-the-night dancing, everyone moved back into the Gallery to a sleek all-white dance floor illuminated with the couple’s initials. White lounge furniture, high cocktail tables, and an array of beautifully unique candles filled the room which was washed with soft blue and purple uplighting. This was truly a beautiful day and we were so thrilled that Lauren and Marc choose us to capture it for them! A special thanks to Paula Marrero  and her team for being so wonderful to work with and to the newlyweds for being so sweet and welcoming. Congratulations Lauren and Marc!

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Evening Wedding Reception Decor and Design by Reserve Modern Rentals

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Lauren and Marc Wedding Celebration with Marrero Events and Photography by Person + Killian PhotographyVendors | Event Planner: Paula Marrero, Marrero Events; Hair & Makeup: Demiche Beaute; Invitations/Paper Products: Smudge Ink; Flowers: Charlotte Designs; Cake: Vicki Lee’s; Linens: Peterson Party Center; Rentals: Reserve Modern Event Rentals; Lighting: DJ Raffi Lighting and Music Productions and Additional Lighting including Chandelier and Draped Dance Floor: Design Light ; Entertainment: Mary C and the Stellars, The Gilded Harp; Catering and Cake: Vicki Lee’s; Photobooth: Photobooth Favors; Transportation: Christopher Limousine


Elegant Garden Wedding at Meditech of Lauren + Marc with Marrero Events. Wedding photographs by Lauren Killian. The Person + Killian Boston based photography studio is  located at 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 and can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email [email protected] or [email protected]

Boston has always been a special place for Shannon & Terry. Their very first date was at a Red Sox game, and when it came time to propose Terry popped the question on Swan Pond in the Boston Public Garden!  So it only made sense that they would have a destination wedding in Boston to celebrate their love for each other, and for this wonderful city.

We joined Shannon before the wedding as she got ready at The Harvard Club of Boston, before heading out to St. William’s Church in Tewksbury, MA for the ceremony. Shannon’s bridesmaids wore dark navy blue dresses with bright pink heels for a fun pop of color. Even Shannon herself switched between 3 different shoe styles throughout the day — two sparkly pink pairs of Kate Spades and a hot pink pair of boots for outdoor shots! After the ceremony we braved the cold and returned to Boston to get some photos in the Boston Public Garden, then headed back to the Harvard Club to start the party.

The wedding reception was a beautiful winter wonderland theme, with lots of white and silver accents throughout the decor — perfect for this time of year. Most of the wedding guests had traveled from out of town to celebrate this destination wedding in Boston with Shannon & Terry, and it was a perfect ending to a real Boston love story!

Congratulations Shannon & Terry, thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding celebration!


Vendors | Venue: The Harvard Club of Boston; Ceremony: St. William’s Church, Tewksbury, MA; Planner: Marrero Events; Flowers: Jeri Solomon Floral Design; Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes; Transportation: Beantown Trolley Tours; Invitations/Paper Products: Oh So Chic Designs, Rentals: Rentals Unlimited, Dependable Cleaners

The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA is one of our favorite summertime wedding venues, the rolling green hills and seaside feel are perfect for a July or August wedding. But it can also be a perfect venue for a beautiful Autumn wedding, as we saw this October with Wisam and Jack.

Wisam and Jack celebrated their wedding on a perfect October day at the Crane Estate, it was beautiful with not a cloud in the sky. The look and feel of the wedding was driven by two things — the couple’s love of books and reading, and the color inspiration of orange and grey, which was seen in details throughout the evening. Wisam carried a gorgeous Autumn-inspired bouquet of bright orange and red flowers, mixed with cool grey berries and leaves to match the decor. The ceremony took place outside on the Crane Estate’s sweeping half-mile lawn, with a beautiful view of the ocean behind the couple as they said their I dos.

The reception was warm, intimate, and modern, with great little details that really made the night special, thanks to the couples wedding planner Paula Marrero of Marrero Events. The grey and orange color inspiration popped up everywhere, from the grey linens topped with orange bouquets, to the grey and orange printed escort cards, to classic grey drink straws tied with orange ribbon. The details also reflected the couple’s reading theme, with small stacks of books on each table and table numbers printed on book pages.

When we asked our good friend Paula Marrero for her thoughts on the details and feel of the event this is what she had to say: With Wisam & Jack we tried to represent both of their personalities, using vintage book stacks, antique milk glass, and a strong color palette of persimmon orange and charcoal gray. The contrast between the vibrant shades of orange, the solid and prominent gray tones, the textured milk glass, and the gently weathered books complimented the architecture of this old New England estate.

The celebration lasted well into the night, with great food, fun, and even a special performance from Sabrina the belly dancer! Congratulations Wisam and Jack on a beautiful Autumn wedding, we loved being able to capture this day with you. Also a big thank you to Paula Marrero for being so lovely to work with!

Vendors | Planner: Marrero Events Caterer: Capers Catering|Hair & Makeup: Michelle from Demiche, Invitations/Paper Products: Chic Ink, Dress: Lazaro from Marcella’s La Boutique, Flowers: Karla Cassidy Design, Cake: Jenny’s Cakes, Lighting/Entertainment: C-Zone, Other: Belly Dancer Sabrina


An Autumn Wedding at the Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA. Photography by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662 and are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston and on Bellevue Ave in Newport, RI

When Arlene Cronk, owner of Invitations & Company, asked Person + Killian Photography to once again be a part of this spring’s Marketing to the High-End Bride event, we just couldn’t say no! This meeting (the 13th thus far) was held at the beautiful Charles Hotel in Harvard Square Cambridge, and included networking opportunities, a panel discussion with some of Boston’s top wedding professionals, and delicious breakfast prepared by renowned Chef Jody Adams of Rialto!

The early morning reception was held in The Charles Hotel’s own Rialto Restaurant and Bar, after which we moved into the Regatta Bar for the latter half and panel discussion. The Regatta looked stunning under the design of Marrero Events, with help from Rentals Unlimited for linens and decor and splashes of color from two gorgeous florists — Madison Floral and Karla Cassidy Designs. The topic of this years discussion was “Embrace your Competition”, with a panel consisting of event professionals from several different backgrounds including Janie Haas of Janie Haas Events, and prominent special event DJ Mike Amado of Entertainment Specialists.

As always, Person + Killian Photography had a blast photographing such a fun and beautiful event for fellow Boston wedding professionals!

Marketing to the High-End Bride is produced by Arlene Cronk, owner of Invitations & Company, a social stationery boutique in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood since 1991. Held each spring and fall, the Marketing to the High-End Bride event is designed exclusively for upscale wedding professionals looking to reach their business goals in the most highly-competitive segment of the market.  The event format — a breakfast and panel discussion held every six months at a luxury Boston venue — is an alternative to the more structured forums of the typical professional association.  As such, it is designed specifically in both format and content to fit the intense work style and sophisticated informational needs of the high-end professional. –


Marketing to the High-End Bride Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA . Jill Person can be reached via email at [email protected] and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at[email protected] and via phone at 617.236.1662. Offices are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and at 174 Bellevue Ave Suite 313, Newport, RI.