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One of our absolutely favorite things to do is to be able to give back to those in the Boston wedding industry who have continuously supported us throughout the years. Now that spring has finally arrived and before the start of the wedding season we decided to celebrate a with a dinner party and could not be more thrilled with how perfect the evening turned out.

We asked our dear friend Amy Kimball (owner of Amy Kimball Events) to once again help us plan this celebration as she has done in the past. With so many of our talented friends in the industry, she was able to put this unforgettable evening together.

As guests arrived, they were greeted with a ‘champagne’ escort card and cocktail hour with Champy by Jenny Johnson. Dinner followed and was a five-course tasting menu and wine pairing by Capers Catering. Dinner was followed by gold brushed individual wedding cakes from Jenny’s Wedding Cakes.

For the decor, 17 white Murano glass chandeliers from Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting were hung dramatically low lining the 70 feel of black, crocodile leather tables and silver chrome chairs from Reserve Modern Event Rental who provided all the rentals. 1,500 white tulips tightly hedged in 65 feet of boxwood created by Dana Markos Events played perfectly off the white chandeliers. Our photography was showcased on a 30 food wall canvas and the door images by ICL Imaging framing the entire event. As dinner was taking place, the Valinor Quartet (Music Management) played and added the perfect touch to the warmth of the atmosphere.

A heartfelt thank you to all of our dear friends and colleagues who came out to celebrate such a special evening with us and a world of thanks and appreciation to all who helped create this magical night.

A heartfelt thank you to Christian Nachtrieb of Brighter Lights Media for the film!

Venue: 9OFS; Designed and Planned by: Amy Kimball Events; Catering: Capers Catering; Furniture, Decor and Rentals: Reserve a Division of PEAK Event Services; Floral: Dana Markos Events; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Entertainment: Music Management; Dessert: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes; Sparkling Wine: Champy by Jenny Johnson; Invitations/Menes: No Regrets by Elise Cherney; Imagery: ICL-Imaging; Video: Brighter Lights Media; Hair and Makeup: Michelle DeVoe; Special Thanks to: Boston Weddings Magazine

What can we say about Emily and Doug? We LOVE them and this beautiful autumn wedding in the mountains. Emily and Doug met in the White Mountains and have a love of all things rock climbing. The Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is breathtaking with its panoramic views and exceptional, one-of-a-kind spaces – the perfect locale!

While the ladies were putting their finishing touches for the day ahead, the gentlemen donned suits with rope boutonnieres. A sweet bouquet of soft pinks, whites, and greens complemented Emily’s classic lace wedding gown. Because Emily and Doug wanted to maximize spending time with their loved ones they decided to have a First Look against a beautiful backdrop overlooking the White Mountains.

After wrapping up formals, we made our way over to the ballroom for the wedding ceremony. Sipping on champagne, guests gathered in the Crystal Ballroom which showcases a beautiful hand-painted dome and restored chandelier. Bringing the outside in, Emily and Doug brought in lots of organic elements to balance the space with a warm natural feel.

The wedding ceremony was officiated by Emily’s brother and was personal, sweet and filled with laughter. Immediately following the ‘I do’s’, the bride and groom snuck off for a quick private moment and returned for introductions. While the celebrating continued with cocktails, a serious game of giant Jenga was played. First dances made way for heartfelt toasts and dinner. Opting for a pie-cutting instead, a full spread of delicious pies were on display for dessert. The ensemble of vendors were wonderful to work with including the lovely team at the resort. We are thrilled for Emily and Doug and so thankful to be a part of this day.

Location: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa; Flowers: Dana Markos Events; Dress: Allure Bridals – Elegance by Carbonneau; Linens: Be Our Guest, Inc.; Entertainment: Kupah James – Klass Universal Entertainment; Farm Tables: New England Country Rentals; Designer: Bryan Belmore; Production: Jennifer Whitman

This Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa wedding was photographed by Boston Wedding Photographer Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography.  Lauren is available for destination weddings worldwide and can be reached directly through her site: www.PersonKillian.com Or via email at [email protected] To see more destination weddings that person + Killian has photographed over the years, please click here.


What an honor to have been asked back for the third year as a sponsor for the annual AANE Gala. This  years gala celebrated 20 years and 20 Faces of AANE while honoring the Founder and Executive Director Dania Jekel for her 20 years of unwavering service to the global Asperger Community.

AANE, works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful lives. This year’s gala was held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate,  located adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

During the cocktail hour, projections filled the walls with facts about AANE and it’s success stories over the last 20 years. Bright orange linens were topped with modern floral designs from Dana Markos Events. Guests moved into the Senate Chamber for the program portion before moving back out to the cocktail area for champagne, cupcakes and a performance by local a cappella performance as the evening wound down.

A special thank you to all of the event sponsors who brought this night together — Dana Markos Events, East Meets West Catering and to Sheri Singer and the team at AANE for having Person + Killian Photography capture this fantastic evening for you.

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AANE is the Asperger / Autism Network empowering individuals and building community. Learn more about this fantastic organization here. Photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] / [email protected]

The Seaport Hotel Boston wedding of Lisa and Mike was the perfect way to start off the 2015 wedding season. We began the day with the couple while they got ready at the Seaport Hotel. We love that the bride and groom wanted to go outside for their first look on the World Trade Center bridge overlooking the Boston skyline. Lisa was joined by her bridesmaids and Mike with the groomsmen for wedding party photographs. As soon as the sun set and the lights came on we were able to spend a few more minutes with the couple before heading to the ceremony.

Their ceremony took place in the Cityside Ballroom, which was transformed for the occasion with tall pillar candles and lush white and pink floral arrangements by Dana Markos.  With stunning views of the Boston Harbor and the lively seaport district at night for everyone to enjoy, the Harborside Ballroom was the perfect place for the evening reception. Blue uplighting paired with the silver linens from Rentals Unlimited and candlelight lit up the room with a winter wonderland feel as the snow fell outside.  Following their first dance, dinner and toasts, the lively World Premier Band  got everyone on their feet dancing for the rest of the evening celebration.

It was such a pleasure to work with such a fantastic couple – and we love that they were willing to spend time outside for photographs! Thank you to the entire team at the Seaport Hotel Boston and Seaport World Trade Center. Congratulations Lisa + Mike!

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Venue: Seaport Hotel Boston & Seaport World Trade Center; Hair: Briana Lord; Makeup: Rose Fortuna; Invitations/Paper Products: Wedding Paper Divas; Dress: Essence of Australia from Bella Sera Bridal; Flowers: Dana Markos Events; Rentals: Rentals Unlimited; Cake: Montillios; Lighting: PSAV; Entertainment: Entertainment Specialists- World Premier Band

The stars were out at the annual gala for the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), and we were so thrilled to be a part of this glamorous event to help out a good cause. The AANE is a wonderful local organization committed to building meaningful and connected lives for people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles. Their annual gala featured a raffle and silent auction to help raise funds for all of the great work that the AANE does, and this year’s theme was a star-studded “Star Light Star Bright” event!

The Cyclorama was transformed for the evening into a beautiful dinner reception, with classic colors of white, silver, and blue in both the linens and floral centerpieces. Dana Markos Events created the fabulous design, which featured a mixture of high and low floral bouquets, star light stencils projected on the walls, and a cluster of twinkling silver stars hung from the ceiling high above the crowd. A mix of blue, purple, and red lighting was projected into the Cyclorama’s stunning dome ceiling, and a series of purple uplights lined the white-draped walls for an elegant splash of color.

Guests arrived at the Cyclorama on a red carpet fit for the stars, and were interviewed by a Joan Rivers look-alike before entering the party. While they enjoyed dinner and dessert, they were entertained by the incomparable Edwards Twins — celebrity impression masters! The twins popped up on stage several times throughout the night, disguised as Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, and Sonny & Cher. This was a truly entertaining event for a great cause, and we were honored to have been a part of it.

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Special thanks to the AANE, the Cyclorama, and all of the other event sponsors — Dana Markos Events, Rentals Unlimited, and Tables of Content Catering


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Summer wedding season is really starting to kick off, and what a beautiful weekend it was for Nicole and Ethan! After pre-wedding preparations at Nicole’s family home, the evening kicked off with a ceremony at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Once the couple said “I do”, it was off to the Ipswich Country Club to celebrate!

The clubhouse at the Ipswich Country Club provided the perfect setting for the evening cocktail reception and festivities. Windows surround the reception hall, ensuring a spectacular view of the estate–especially around sunset! The bride and groom chose decor that was both elegant and sophisticated, but still reflected their fun personalities. Ipswich’s own Dana Markos provided the breathtaking flowers for the event, adding elegance and a splash of color to the already perfect backdrop of the Country Club.

Congratulations to Nicole and Ethan and thank you for being so wonderful to work with!

Vendors: Hair & Makeup: Paula’s Hair Salon and Day Spa, Invitations/Paper Products: Soiree Andover, Dress Designer: Lazaro, Dress Purchased: Cristina’s Bridal, Flowers: Dana Markos, Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, Entertainment: Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies 


Nicole and Ethan’s New England Summer Wedding at the Ipswich Country Club with Wedding Photography by Person + Killian Photography of 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662