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The State Room is an incredibly photogenic venue, and we were thrilled to return there to photograph the downtown Boston wedding of Stacey and Evan. These newlyweds love Boston, and wanted a wedding that encapsulated all the beautiful and unique experiences the city has to offer. From getting ready at the stately Ames Boston Hotel to first look and formal photographs in Post Office Square, Stacey and Evan’s wedding really embodied the flavor of the city (literally, with favors from the famously creative South End Blackbird Doughnuts, and cupcakes from Wicked Good Cupcakes!). The couple had a beautiful traditional Jewish ceremony, with a floral chuppah and panoramic views of the historic Boston waterfront.

Stacey described it best: “We  met and fell in love in Boston and we wanted our wedding to reflect our love for each other and the city! We tried to incorporate that into all aspects of our wedding – from the clock tower on the table numbers, to the local doughnut favors (our favorite to take a trip to on the weekend mornings!). We really wanted our wedding to be fun and casual to balance out the elegant space. We added touches that felt very “us” – such as incorporating our sports rivalries into the kipot for the ceremony and passing out popcorn right as guests arrived (we are food fanatics and wanted everyone to start eating from the start!). The view from the State Room is unparalleled and we wanted to make that the focus of the space, so we kept the lighting simple and natural to bring the city lights in. Our colors of blush and silver highlighted the space, without overpowering it.”

Congratulations Stacey and Evan! Thank you for choosing Person + Killian to be a part of your celebration!

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Downtown Boston Wedding at the State Room. Post filed under State Room Weddings. 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

When Liz and Rob were looking for their perfect Boston wedding venue, they wanted a location that really showcased the beauty of the city. Their summer wedding at the State Room gave their guests an unforgettable night in Boston with one of the best views in the entire city.

The bride and groom both got ready at the nearby Langham Hotel and the first look took place in Boston’s beautiful Post Office Square just across the street. Before heading to the State Room for the ceremony we spent some time taking photos of the couple with their wedding party in the beautiful surroundings before the short walk over to State Street.

The late afternoon wedding ceremony took place in the State Room Boston’s Great Room, overlooking the city 33 stories below. Liz and Rob said their “I do”s underneath a traditional wedding Chuppah, interwoven with beautiful white and purple flowers. After the ceremony, guests moved upstairs to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the Great Room was transformed for the reception.

The Great Room was lit with a wash of purple uplights and tables were topped with a mix of short and tall floral arrangements in various shades of purple and green. Guests enjoyed an energetic Hora, toasts, and parent dances, as well as the gorgeous view of the sunset (followed by a spectacular supermoon) through the State Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. The dance floor was packed all night as friends and family celebrated with this wonderful couple.

Thank you to the team at the State Room Boston, and to Liz, Rob and their families for being so great to work with. Congratulations Liz and Rob!

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Vendors | Hair & Makeup: Special Event Beauty; Invitations/Paper Products: Paper Source & William Arthur; Dress: Paloma Blanca from La Reine, Waltham; Flowers: Tangerine Creations; Cake, Linens, and Lighting: State Room Boston; Entertainment: Soho, Night Shift Entertainment; Video: AfterImage Productions; Ceremony Musicians: International String Trio

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Downtown Boston Wedding at The State Room | Liz + Rob Photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Person + Killian Photography is located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116. Jill Person + Lauren Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662

It could not have been a more gorgeous weekend for Sarah + Tyler’s Little Compton, RI wedding! The entire celebration took place at the bride’s family home, from the morning preparation to the tented wedding reception in the evening.  Little Compton is a seaside town known for its sprawling acres of farmland beautiful stonewalls and sandy beaches. The wedding was located on Chace Point a private peninsula with its own private beach.The bride and groom chose to keep the bridal party very small, each of them had only their sister by their side throughout the day. The two beautiful bridesmaids wore lace dresses and all of the ladies carried classic white floral bouquets.

The late afternoon ceremony took place outside, and the weather could not have been better! An outdoor cocktail reception followed the I Do’s, before everyone moved inside the tent to kick off the party. The evening reception was held under a beautiful white sailcloth tent, overlooking the ocean and Rhode Island seaside. A mix of gray linen tables, wood, and mirror-tops made for a really unique and contemporary reception. Lots of candle light made the tent glow as the sun started to set, and kept this beautiful affair feeling really warm and intimate throughout the night. We asked the bride and groom to describe their vision and inspiration for their wedding day, and here’s what they had to say!

We have designed our wedding with the setting at the forefront of our mind. Little Compton, and particularly our wedding venue, is a unique and special place with the stonewall wooden fence, lush greenery, gray rock beach, and sprawling ocean. Our wedding colors fit that setting with neutral tones of gray, green, white, and brown. Our wedding style also fits the setting… and us! We would describe it as classic and elegant, with contemporary touches. We will have candles and reflective mirrors on tables, specially designed orbs hanging from the tent ceiling, lanterns and shepherd hooks throughout the property, and fire pits between the tent and the water. 

We were so happy to have been able to share this wedding weekend with such a wonderful couple. Congratulations Sarah + Tyler and thank you for choosing us to document such an important event!!!

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Vendors | Hair: Kristen Landers; Makeup: Claudia Moriel; Invitations/Paper Products: An Elegant Affair, Winchester MA, Event planner and stylist: Details With Love; Dress: Vera Wang Boston; Flowers: Sayles Livingston Design; Cake: Russell Morin Catering; Linens: Rentals Unlimited; Lighting and Decor: Exquisite Events; Entertainment: Night Shift Entertainment/ Tent: Newport Tent.

A Seaside Affair at a Private Home | Little Compton, RI Wedding photography by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116 – Jill and Laurén can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] and[email protected]

It was a beautiful late summer day for Amanda + Matt’s classic Country Club wedding at the Wellesley Country Club! From the beautiful white and pink rose bridal bouquet, to the classic white Rolls Royce that Amanda and her dad rode in to the ceremony, this celebration had all of the elements of a beautifully traditional wedding.

We loved the fun blue dresses Amanda picked out for her bridesmaids, and the colorful pink, blue, and green bouquets that each member of her bridal party carried. Amanda + Matt said their “I do”s in a traditional Armenian wedding ceremony at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge, MA. Following the traditional crowning ceremony and a blessing from the Priest, we took the newlyweds outside with their close friends and family to get some formal wedding pictures before heading off to the reception.

After arriving at the Wellesley Country Club, we took advantage of the perfect late summer weather and beautiful scenery to get some classic country club wedding pictures with Amanda, Matt, and their wedding party. We kept the newlyweds outside a little bit longer to take some formal photos of the couple alone before heading back inside to the cocktail reception.

The classic white linens and tall white candles were paired with bright and colorful floral arrangements in pink and blue, and the Country Club’s beautiful gold chandeliers made for a warm and elegant wedding reception. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the bride and groom chose to have two tiered trays of chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes for guests to enjoy for dessert. Joey Scott and the Conection provided the entertainment for the night and as a special surprise for the guests, Matt’s uncle joined the band for a song that got all of the guests to the dance floor to kick off the party after dinner.

We had so much fun with Amanda + Matt! Thank you to the happy bride and groom and to their family and friends for being so fun to capturing throughout such a special day.

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Vendors | Hair & Makeup: Katana Spa & Salon; Invitations/Paper Products: Elegant Affairs; Dress: Judd Waddell from Allegria Bridal; Flowers: Flowers by Victoria; Cake: Cupcake City, Reading, MA; Linens: Peterson Party Center; Band: Joey Scott and the Connection

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Wellesley Country Club Wedding of Amanda and Matt With Traditional Armenian Ceremony photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116. Person + Killian can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] and [email protected]

Classic. Traditional. Black Tie. These are just a few of the words Rachel used to describe her inspiration for her Belmont Country Club wedding to Billy, but Person + Killian Photography was there, and we think it was all of those things and more!

The entire event took place at the Belmont Country Club in Belmont, MA, which, of course, made a lovely backdrop for pictures.  The lush golf greens served as a gorgeous contrast to the rich cabernet bridesmaid gowns and the crisp, black tuxedoes worn by the groomsmen.

We enjoy all of the weddings we do, but one thing we really loved about this one was the way in which Rachel and Billy were able to incorporate so many traditions into their special day.

It’s becoming more and more common for brides and grooms to see one another before the ceremony, but it’s definitely not every day that they have a traditional Bedeken ceremony, as well! (For those of you who aren’t familiar with that, it is a traditional Jewish ceremony where the groom identifies his bride and then puts the blusher on her to make sure he is marrying the right woman.)

Rachel and Billy were wed under a traditional chuppah, and the couple was also able to incorporate the glass-breaking, Tish, and Ketubah ceremonies into their celebration.

And of course, their reception would not have been complete without the time-honored Horah!

Thank you, Rachel and Billy! We had a wonderful time sharing your beautiful day and capturing all of these special moments!

Venue: Belmont Country Club; Event Coordinator: The Day Of – Event Coordination Specialists; Dress: Priscilla’s; Cake: Party Favors; Linens: Table Toppers; Lighting and Entertainment: Beantown; Flowers: Brattle Square Florist.

This post was written by Person + Killian Photography and filed under Belmont Country Club Jewish Wedding, Boston Wedding Photographers and Ballroom Weddings

The final weekend of summer found Person + Killian Photography at some of Boston’s finest venues for the State Room Boston wedding of Erika and Mark. The day began at the InterContinental Hotel, where the bridal party primped and preened before heading off to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the ceremony.

Erika looked gorgeous in a strapless Monique L’hullier gown. Complementing the look with a simple, yet beautiful updo by Stilisti Salon, and makeup by Dani Wagener, she was the picture of elegance.

Following the ceremony, we headed off towards Post Office Square for pictures – but not before stopping to snap a few shots with the couple’s adorable bulldog, Bella!

The reception was held at none other than the State Room. The venue itself is gorgeous, but combine that with the spectacular view? Breathtaking.

The cake (complete with the charming bulldog cake topper!) was done by Jenny’s Cakes. It was a lovely complement to the tablescapes designed by our dear friend Chad Michael Peters, who worked with A Deux to create the menu cards and place cards.

Congratulations Erika & Mark! Thank you for choosing Person + Killian Photography for your special day!

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Reception Venue: State Room; Dress: Monique L’hullier; Makeup: Dani Wagener; Hair: Stilisti Salon; Cake: Jenny’s Cakes; Flowers and Linens: Chad Michael Peters; Stationery: A Deux

When former Springfield news anchor Jaclyn Cashman (daughter of Boston construction boss Jay Cashman) married fellow Boston College grad and Cashman Inc. exec C. Trevor Childs at the Chatham Bars Inn, Person + Killian Photography was there to capture it all.

Following Friday’s beach party and lobster bake on Cashman’s private island off the coast of Chatham was Saturday’s spectacular wedding. Celebrating the events of the weekend alongside the couple were their parents, Jay and his wife, actress and executive producer of “The Kids Are All Right” Christy Scott Cashman, Trevor’s mom Laurie Jones (Managing editor of Vogue), Best man and Trevor’s dad, artist C. Frederick Childs and Jaclyn’s mom Linda Cashman-Belton.

After the ceremony where the bride walked down the isle in a spectacular dress by Christos at Saks Fifth Avenue it was off to the South Lawn of the Chatham Bars Inn for a 1940’s inspired cocktail hour and reception.

The party featured an array of surprises and entertainment for the 200+ guests including the White Heat Swing Orchestra, photo booth with props (always a hit) and both an espresso and cigar bar. One of the biggest hits of the night was The Zoo Band that traveled to Chatham from New York City. The reception concluded with a custom fireworks display over the water.

Even though the reception had ended, the party continued into the early hours of the morning when CBI’s Monomoy Meeting House was transformed into a nightclub complete with DJ, floor to ceiling uplighting and everyone’s favorite late night snacks.

Capturing the weekend alongside P+K were Boston Globe Photographer Bill Brett and Boston Herald Photographer Arthur Pollock who were on hand to take a few images of the couple and their guests. Even the New York Times featured an article on this incredible weekend of events.

It was an absolute thrill having the opportunity to photograph this amazing weekend, which was all planned by Allison Wildes Liset of Elegant Engagements. Congratulations to newlyweds Jaclyn and Trevor and thank you to you and your amazing families for being so accommodating and wonderful to work with.

Wedding Coordinator: Allison Wildes Liset of Elegant Engagements, Venue: Chatham Bars Inn, Videography: Boston Wedding Films, Tents: Sperry Tents, Rentals: Be Our Guest, Flowers: Mimosa Florals, Hair & Make-up: Lisa George and Salon Marc Harris, Lighting: Ormonde Productions, Cake: Montilio’s, Rhode Island Photo Booths, Atlas Fireworks, Swing Dancers: Kia Kenney for Arthur Murry, Cigars: Boston Cigar Factory, Espresso Dave, Entertainment: DJ Dave Anthony Mix for Ormonde Productions, White Heat Swing Orchestra and The Zoo Band

This post was written on August 23, 2010 by Jill Person and Filed under Cape Cod Tented Wedding Reception Photography