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Who doesn’t love a Cape Cod Beach Wedding? With the ocean close to their hearts Sara and David knew the charm of Chatham Bars Inn was just the place for their nautical nuptials.

From classic Nantucket reds, navy blue lace, sailor’s knot boutonnieres, fabulous white and blush florals, and spectacular lighthouse and cove views this gorgeous waterfront wedding was all in the details.  

Sara and David were surrounded by loving friends and family as they exchanged vows outdoors and later celebrated in the elegant Beach House Grill of the Inn.

A very special thanks to Tasha Bracken and her fabulous team at SD Events for creating such a beautiful event! Thank you to the stunning Sara and David for allowing us to capture your special day, we wish you an ocean of happiness!

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Venue: Chatham Bars Inn; Planner: SD Events; Makeup: Dani Wagener; Entertainment: Joey Scott & the Connection; Flowers: Lilacs Floral; Video: Cinemastories

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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 Jill@PersonKillian.com and Lauren@PersonKillian.com and via phone in the Boston office at 617.236.1662

Person + Killian was excited to  photograph another gorgeous Four Seasons Boston wedding!

We started the day getting ready with the bride and groom, in their own separate rooms, at the Four Seasons. Bettina and John wanted to have a traditional “first look” moment before the evening’s ceremony, and the hotel’s grand staircase overlooking the Public Gardens was the perfect place to do it!

With a few hours to spare before the ceremony, we took the opportunity to get some formal photographs of the couple with friends and family. We utilized the Four Season’s beautiful indoor spaces for  photos with parents and siblings, then moved across the street to the Public Garden to get some great outdoor pictures of the couple with their wedding party. The ceremony itself was held in the Four Season’s own Governor’s Room.

With formal photographs already out of the way, Bettina and John were able to enjoy their bright and lively cocktail hour with guests in the hotel’s Aujourd’hui Room, while the Main Ballroom was being prepared for the reception. The space looked soft and romantic thanks to the great planning and design by SD Events, with gorgeous floral arrangements by Mimosa. The guests had no trouble getting this party started, and with some help from Boston Beantown Band, they kept celebrating all night!

Thank you Bettina and John, we so enjoyed spending this special day with you!

 

Vendors | Event Planner: SD Events, Hair: Mary Chheng, James Joseph Salon, Makeup: Cindy Jensen, Studio 9, Dress: Mix of Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier, from L’Elite, Flowers: Mimosa, Cake: I Dream of Jeanne, Linens: Table Toppers, Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell, Entertainment: Boston Beantown Band, Custom Invitations, place cards, programs & more: Allure Invitations

Christie & Ross had a classically beautiful Boston Wedding at the Four Seasons. The day was filled with tradition, elegance, laughter and love! The bride wore a stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding gown paired with white Christian Louboutin heels, while the groom looked dapper in his black tux and bow- tie.

The couple hired some pretty fabulous vendors! Our dear friends at SD Events planned the day. The couple flew in a rockin’ band from Atlanta (Atlanta Showstoppers) and had a exceptional video team Elysium Productions from LA who documented the entire day. The event lighting was created by the talented work of Suzanne B Lowell and the room was filled with the beautiful arrangements from Michael O’Brien of Winston Flowers.

Below are just a handful of our favorite images from this beautiful affair. A big thanks to SD Events for introducing us to this fantastic couple and heartfelt congratulations to Christie and Ross! Thank you for trusting Person + Killian Photography to document this joyous day!

Wedding Venue: Four Seasons- 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA / Ceremony: Governor’s Room Four Seasons  / Reception: Grand Ballroom Four Seasons Hotel / Planner: SD Events/ Makeup: Dani Wagener /  Bridal Gown: Oscar de la Renta  / Flowers: Winston Flowers (Michael O’Brien) / Lines: Table Toppers of Newton/ Chairs and decor: Tommy Wholesales/ Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell / Video: Elysium Productions

To view some of our past Four Seasons Hotel Boston weddings Click here! Or to see a slideshow of  real weddings from the Four Seasons Boston click here!

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This Four Seasons Boston wedding of Christie and Ross was was photographed by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography. This Boston Photographer  is located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA. Laurén Killian can be reached via email at Lauren@PersonKillian.com or via phone at 617.236.1662. This classically beautiful fall ballroom wedding was hosted in Boston and was a black tie affair. Real wedding inspiration White and Grey.

Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful Boston Bar Mitzvah celebration. The weekend started with photos of Ben and his family at Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, Massachusetts. After some family groupings on Bimah we got to take few casual shots with Ben while he ran through the rehearsal for his big day.

The next night it was off to the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge for the reception where we captured Ben, his family and friends celebrating after a job well done. Guests were entertained by Kupah James of Klass Univeral Entertainment in this Basketball themed event that was designed by the ladies at SD Events of Newton, MA.

Mazel Tov to Ben and his family (including Ben’s mom – Mara Weiner – Owner of Allure Invitations) and thank you for having Person + Killian Photography be there to capture your weekend!

Venue: Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA; Photography by: Person + Killian Photography; Invitations: Allure Invitations; Event Design concept, Planning and Decor: SD Events; Entertainment: Klass Universal Entertainment

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This Event is filed under Boston Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photography and photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian of Person + Killian Photography are located in both Boston, MA and Newport, RI with studios located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA and 174 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Person + Killian can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at Jill@PersonKillian.com or Laurén@PersonKillian.com

Our dear friend and owner of SD Events, Tasha Bracken, recently reached out to us to capture a surprise 50th birthday party at the Ames Hotel in downtown Boston. The dinner party was held in the hotel’s Gallery Room for Charlie, the guest of honor and 15 of his closest friends and family members. Charlie is a pilot and Tasha was able to carry that theme throughout the evening, starting with the little planes in the entryway, to the menu cards that looked like boarding tickets and even the classic airplane peanuts in the take away bags for the end of the evening. The space was warm and intimate, with a long dark-stained wooden family-style table for dining, earthy floral arrangements in wooden boxes for decoration, and soft votive candle lighting.

Below are just a few of our favorite images from the evening. A special thanks to Tasha for thinking of Person + Killian Photography to capture this beautifully decorated intimate affair.

Location: Ames Hotel, Boston; Planner: Tasha Bracken and SD Events; Furniture: PBD Events; Floral Arrangements and Decor: Lotus Designs

This post is filed under Boston Event Photography and Events at the Ames Hotel with SD Events

A few years back Person + Killian Photography had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a dear friend in the industry, Stephanie (Penn) Solomon. Since then, we have grown to absolutely adore her entire family! Not only are they sweet and loving, they are extremely fun and certainly know how to throw a lavish affair! So, when Steph’s little sister Heather got engaged, we knew her  Spring Valley Country Club wedding to Adrian would be classic “Penn” style – lavish, lush, fun, and a blast to photograph!

Here are a few of our favorite moments from Heather & Adrain’s Jewish wedding at the lovely Spring Valley Country Club. When we asked Heather what the inspiration for her wedding was, she said, A 50’s super club filled with aubergine, silver, black & white colors.

It was great to work once again with the talented Tasha Bracken of a SD Events who described this wedding as modern chic with the use of different chairs, tables and linens and the glow bar.  The arrangements were ultra-modern and edgy with the use of large cylinders as was the escort card table with mirror top.

A big thanks to the dynamic duo, Jack and Naomi of GENERATIONS cinemastories for always being a pleasure to work with!

Last but not least, thank you to the Penn’s for trusting us with another important moment in your lives. As always, it was a pleasure capturing these memories for you.

Venue: Spring Valley CC – Sharon, MA /Planner: Tasha Bracken – SD events / Video: Generations CinemaStories/ Linens & Decor: Rentals Unlimited (Stephanie Solomon) / Hair: Rachael Berkowitz /Dress: Vera Wang / Cake: Montillios / Lighting: ALPS / Flowers: Jon Mongeau / Entertainment: Legit Band

* This post was written by Lauren Killian and is filed under Boston wedding Photographers, Jewish weddings, A wedding at Spring Valley country club.

Earlier this week, Person + Killian Photography had the pleasure of photographing for the fabulous team at SD Events for the Riedel Tabletop Contest in Brides Boston Magazine. The photoshoot took place poolside at the sheik Hotel Indigo in Newton.

We were challenged with the task to create a dramatic and exciting tablescape using Riedel’s new line of high quality glassware. The Riedel products used were the water glasses, red and white wine glasses, large glass chargers, and glass votives. We aimed for a poolside cabana feel with lime and aqua dupioni silk linens, white accents and pink orchids to add a pop of color. – SD Events

Be Our Guest provided additional décor for the tablescape. Thanks to Tasha and Stephanie for thinking of P+K for the shoot!

Hotel Indigo, Newton, MA Photoshoot – Commercial Photography – Wedding Tablescapes and Table Decor

Recently, Person + Killian Photography was asked to be part of a team for Style Me Pretty’s “From Inspiration to Reality Challenge.” Style Me Pretty, the “Ultimate Wedding Blog” gives its loyal readers the chance to share their dream weddings on the website by creating inspiration boards.  Style Me Pretty then challenges the crème de la crème of the wedding industry to choose a winning board and bring the ideas to life. This time, they turned to a team of Boston Wedding Professionals.

The winning board: When Life Gives You Lemons

Tasha Bracken of SD Events describes the vision that our team of Boston wedding professionals saw and ran with:

The winning board selected by our group had a vintage feel with a lot of classic elegance. The combination of teal and yellow was really playful, yet sophisticated. We’re seeing a lot of vintage influences in today’s weddings.

The first vision was the location. We wanted an industrial open space with interesting architecture, brick and beams. The Loftwas the perfect setting and gave us the foundation for the other elements we brought in.

For the attire, we went retro. The bride was in a classic gown from Flair Bridesmaid Boutique with a pill box veil. The inspiration from this came from classic fashion icons such as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Grace Kelly, etc. We went with a navy dress for the bridesmaid as to not be to “matchy” with the teal incorporated throughout the reception.

For the escort card table we took vintage 45s and “glammed them up” with silver spray paint and yellow highlights. We incorporated ostrich feathers to give a flirtatious feel.  

The table décor brings in the teal and yellow with accents of purple and fun ostrich feathers. We brought in a vintage looking linen and accented with modern pieces for juxtaposition against the other elements. With candles and hanging crystals, we wanted a feel of fun and romance.

We also incorporated music to really give the vibe an authentic feel. Music is such a big part of weddings and does factor into the décor and design elements. We were interested in seeing what the band for this couple might look like and how they would also incorporate a vintage, classic feel. We brought in a retro microphone, dressed the lead female singer in peacock feather headpiece and teal dress. The male musicians had hats or slicked back hair.

The cake from Jenny Cakes was a fabulous bright teal color with yellow accents and a playful steel gray linen accented with tulle.

P+K would like to send a very special thank you to all of our amazing colleagues that contributed and helped bring this inspiration board to life.

Actors: Daniel Roach, Scarlett Redmond, Chelsea Schmidt and Joe Ruscio

Design by SD Events / Venue, The Loft 319 A Street / Photography by Person + Killian Photography / Cinematography by GENERATIONS Cinemastories / Cake by Jenny Cakes / Catering by East Meets West Catering / Rentals by Rentals Unlimited / Floral Design by Faxon Green | Eco-Elegant Floral Design / Music by Siman Entertainment / Hair and Makeup by Wedding Tresses / Car by Classic Cars and Byways / Dresses by Flair Bridesmaid Boutique / Rentals by Rentals Unlimited / Shoes Shoes to Dye For / Accessories by Ducci Designs / Food by East Meets West Catering / Calligraphy by Jan Boyd