Category archives: Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

Shelley and Spencer wanted a riverfront Boston wedding that would truly capture the essence of this beautiful city. The Royal Sonesta Boston, with it’s scenic views of the famed Charles River was the perfect venue to grant that wish. We were thrilled to join the couple and their guests for their celebration!

Before the ceremony, the couple decided to have a moment to themselves. This touching moment took place outside, down by the Charles. Shelley looked stunning and elegant in her James Clifford lace gown. The scenic Boston city skyline was a breathtaking backdrop for their formal portraits. Taking advantage of the sunny and warm weather, the couple were joined by the wedding party for some formal and fun photo opportunities.

Under an intricate floral chuppah, featuring mixed fresh flowers and draping vines, Shelley and Spencer were wed  in a traditional and moving Jewish ceremony.

The Grand Ballroom was aglow in candle light, illuminating the modern floral touches and elegant stemware that sparkled throughout the room. With romantic twinkle lights setting the mood, the newlyweds had their first dance, before their guests joined in with an enthusiastic Hora!

Thank you to Jim Arnello, his talented team at the Royal Sonesta, and Carol Silverston of the Original Touch for coordinating this gorgeous event. Congratulations and Mazel Tov Shelley and Spencer!

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Venue: Royal Sonesta Boston;  Decor, Production and Florals: Carol Silverston + Jodi Raphael ; Invitations/Paper Products: Designer Fine Press; Dress: James Clifford for Vows Bridal Outlet; Linens: Royal Sonesta Boston; Cake: Catering by Andrew; Entertainment: Music Management – Hip Pocket Orchestra; Video: Generations Inc.

Shelley and Spencer’s had a A beautiful Jewish Royal Sonesta Boston Wedding as photographed by Person + Killian Photography.
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

This holiday season we had the pleasure of photographing the Royal Sonesta Boston winter wedding of Emily and Marc. Following their first look in hotel, we headed outside for photos of the couple along the Charles River. Even in the winter, the view of the city  makes for a picture perfect backdrop overlooking the Boston skyline.

After spending some time with the couple and their wedding party, we headed back inside the Royal Sonesta for the fun and emotional Ketubah signing followed by their traditional Jewish ceremony. The Ballroom was transformed into the perfect and intimate setting by Carol Silverston’s lighting, decor and florals.

When we asked the couple what was important to them on their wedding day they mentioned laughter, celebration and excitement with their closest family and friends as the most important elements of the day. That was exactly the day they had from the getting ready through the end of the evening. Emily chose the color gold as the focal point for the decor, and their beautiful reception was glowing with warm lighting, gold linens and candles, and a sense of holiday spirit. The couple shared their first dance and an energetic hora before enjoying heartfelt toasts and an evening celebration of dancing with their friends and family.

As always, a big thank you to the fantastic team at the Royal Sonesta and to Carol Silverston, Jodi Raphael and their team for always creating such a beautiful atmosphere for us to capture. Congratulations Emily and Marc and thank you for being so fun to work with throughout your beautiful wedding day!

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Venue: Royal Sonesta Boston; Planning, Florals & Lighting: Carol Silverston; Hair: Jennifer Tawa; Makeup: Sharon Holston; Dress: Liv Harris at Vows; Cake: Icing On The Cake; Entertainment: Wilson Steven’s Productions- Beantown; Video: Playback Inc


Royal Sonesta Boston Winter Wedding with Florals, Design and Decor by Carol Silverston– Photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

For newlyweds Jessica and Andrew, the planning started off perfectly when the then bride-to-be found her Kenneth Pool dress at last years local Brides Against Breast Cancer event. From there, all of the perfect details for their spring wedding at the Royal Sonesta, Cambridge fell right into place with the guidance of Janie Haas Event Consulting and the Royal Sonesta team.

Jess’s vision and inspiration were a combination of a Frank Sinatra classic 1950’s feel and pink blush cherry blossom branches with gun-metal gray accents that were incorporated throughout the wedding day.

The the initial first look took place on one of the outdoor patios overlooking the Charles River and Boston Skyline followed by some wedding party and family photos in several locations throughout the hotel.

After all of the formal photos, it was off to sign the Ketubah prior to the ballroom ceremony that took the guests breath away when they saw the gorgeous chuppah created with real cherry blossom branches and bark by the team at Winston Flowers with lighting by Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design.

After cocktail hour, the celebration continued for 250 guests as they made their way back into the ballroom for the reception. Jess and Andrew alongside their friends and family celebrated until the early hours of the morning with the continuous entertainment of Beantown.

Congratulations Jessica and Andrew and thank you for choosing Person + Killian Photography to capture your beautiful wedding day!

Planning: Janie Haas Event Consulting; Venue: Royal Sonesta, Cambridge; Hair and Makeup: Dana Chaseen and Amy Lynne Poirer; Invitations/Paper Products: No Regrets – Elise Cherny; Cake: Icing on the Cake; Linens: Table Toppers of Newton; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Entertainment: Beantown; Video: Evolution Media

This Wedding is filed under Boston/Cambridge Ballroom Wedding at the Royal Sonesta Hotel with Janie Haas Event Consulting.

Person + Killian Photography feels blessed to meet and work with so many amazing couples and their families. The minute Elizabeth and her mother Rhonda walked into our Newbury Street studio, Lauren knew they were special.  We instantly clicked, and spent over an hour talking about weddings, photography, life and twins!

Elizabeth and her fiancé Jonah chose the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston for their wedding venue, which is located on the Cambridge side of the Charles River, with spectacular city views.  The Royal Sonesta was an ideal location for the getting ready photographs, the couples “first look,” bridal portraits & formals, Tish & Bedeken, Ketubah signing, ceremony and of course the reception!

Not only are Elizabeth and Jonah doctors, they are both very creative, extremely sweet, and one of the nicest couples we have ever met. It was no surprise that their wedding was filled with family, friends, beautiful Jewish traditions, music, laughter and love!

Two important things to share – Elizabeth wore her twin sister’s wedding dress and Jonah composed the song that Elizabeth walked down the isle to.

* It’s always a pleasure working with Whit Wales! Below is a little preview of Jonah & Elizabeths video. Beautiful work Whit!

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Hair: Tracie – Ten x club / Makeup: Charmon/ Dress: Christos Fleur/ Flowers: Carol Silverston

*This post was written on June 1st 2010 and is filed under Boston wedding and event photographer Jewish weddings Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston Person + Killian Photography

Boston Wedding Photography | Memorial Day Weekend Weddings:

We had a great time Memorial Day weekend getting out in the city with two of the sweetest couples. Each had an amazing, gorgeous day filled with loving moments! Both The Seaport Hotel & Royal Sonesta are incredible waterfront hotels. Person + Killian Photography is so excited to have captured all of the emotion and details of their big day.

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