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This destination Wheatleigh hotel wedding weekend in Lenox, MA was a beautiful and intimate celebration full of love, laughter, family, and good friends. A gorgeous spring weekend beautifully transformed by event planner Tyger Productions, stunning venue, and happy couple all made for the perfect wedding celebration for couple Chessy + Joe.

The celebration started on Friday afternoon, with a welcome garden party out on the Wheatleigh’s beautiful grounds. Friday evening turned into a midsummer jazz BBQ, where everyone could mix and mingle in preparation for Saturday’s big events!

The wedding day itself began in the bridal suite, where Chessy and her bridal party were primped and pampered for the wedding celebration. Once Joe and his groomsmen were also dressed up for the occasion, the two met at the beautiful altar outside on the terrace. The couple said “I do” in front of friends and family, against the gorgeous backdrop of spring greenery and hundreds of handmade feather white butterflies.

Guests stayed outside to enjoy the spring sunshine for cocktail hour on the lawn, while we took the newlyweds around the beautiful Wheatleigh grounds for some photos. Dinner took place inside the hotel, which was beautifully transformed by event planner Tyger Productions. White linens, soft pink floral centerpieces, elegant candelabras, and gold accents made for a stunning and intimate reception space to celebrate Chessy and Joe. Guests enjoyed touching wedding toasts from friends and family, dinner, drinks, and a night full of dancing along with the happy newlyweds. This Wheatleigh hotel wedding was the perfect celebration of love and happiness for a truly wonderful bride and groom!

Vendors | Venue: Wheatleigh hotel; Planner: Tyger Productions; Hair: Elie Ferzli, The Salon at 10 Newbury; Makeup: Tavi De La Rosa; Bride’s Dress: Pnina Torni; Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Bride’s Veil: Custom Mira Zwillinger; Bridesmaid Dresses: Lula Kate; Flowers: Carolyn Valenti; Food & Cake: Wheatleigh; Video: The Heart Behind It; 2nd Photographer: Ken Marcou


This post is filed under Wheatleigh hotel wedding with Tyger Productions in Lenox, Massachusetts by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Back Bay – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662. This destination wedding was photographed by Lauren Killian. Lauren Can be reached via email at [email protected] To see more destination weddings by Person + Killian Photography, please click here.

We recently had the pleasure of photographing this luxury destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas of Maria and Kyle. Escaping the cold of our beloved Boston for the sunny Esperanza resort in Cabo was a more than welcome change. Maria and Kyle’s destination wedding was a three-day celebration. We knew we were in for a treat when we learned the save-the-dates came with mini-piñatas. Guests got the full Cabo San Lucas experience in style including a fishing tournament, Superbowl Sunday party and a Welcome event to greet guests. Person + Killian also captured Maria and Kyle’s engagement session while on a pristine and private beach and throughout the resort. Beautiful backdrops in every location.

The day of the wedding begins with a quintessential Cabo day with the bride gathered together with her wedding party. The gentlemen were likewise gathered, enjoying each other’s company while putting on their finishing touches. The bride wore a strapless gown in white while the groom wore a crisp tux. Both were timeless and a perfect complement to each other and the setting. Afterward, we took the time to capture family and wedding party photos before making our way over the beautiful ceremony location.

Steps from the ocean, Maria and Kyle had a personal and heartfelt wedding ceremony. The priest who officiated the nuptials traveled from Germany where Maria’s family is from. Especially beautiful, the bride’s brother composed a special piece of music created just for their wedding ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, guests made their way to a fun and festive cocktail hour complete with mariachi band. While guests enjoyed local food, they also had the unique experience at the photobooth as they got the opportunity to pose next to an adorable donkey.

Nestled in the stone walls of the resort with panoramic ocean views the reception locale was grand. While the sun was setting, introductions and thoughtful toasts led into dinner and a sprawling dessert station. Maria and Kyle’s first dance ended with surprise fireworks  – a special gift for the bride from her groom. The celebrating continued as the newlyweds danced into the evening, enjoying themselves alongside their loved ones. Congratulations again, Maria and Kyle and thank you for including Person + Killian Photography in this beautiful destination wedding.

We also want to thank Nicole and her team at Simeral & Co for their expert planning and execution of this luxury destination wedding in Cabo San Lucus and Linda Mitchell over at Luxury Destination Travel for making our travel arrangement effortless.


Venue: Esperanza Cabo San Lucas; Planner: Simeral & Co; Videography: City Point Films – Andrew; DJ: Steve Smith; Flowers: Baja Flowers; Invitations: Ruby the Fox – A Paperie; Lighting: Teevan; Los Cabos Tourism; Brides Wedding Dress: Pronovias ;Hair: Senza Salon ; Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin ; Bridesmaids dresses: Shoshana via Rent the Runway; Grooms tux: Hemrajani Bros.

This luxury destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas was located at the Esperanza Resort. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached at www.PersonKillian.com or by email at [email protected] and [email protected]  Other destination weddings are available on our blog.

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.

One of our favorite photographers was hosting a workshop last week, and of course Person + Killian Photography had to be there!  So off we went, with cameras in hand to sunny California to pick up some tips from a great California wedding photographer!

Jessica Claire is a California based wedding photographer whose work we really admire. She opened her studio and home to a handful of photographers from around the United States, and Person + Killian Photography was thrilled to be one of them!

Below are a few of the images we captured from the day. The fabulous details, the gorgeous couple and the breathtaking views were amazing to photograph.

A big thank you to Jessica Claire for all her words of wisdom and for inspiring us to see and shoot light from a new perspective. We had so much fun!

Models: Jeff & Gena Patten
Event & Photo Stylist: Grey Likes Weddings
Floral Design: Lauryl Lane
Hair & Makeup: Vivian Tran: All Made Up
Wedding Stationary, Favors, and Paper Suite: MaeMae Paperie
Printing of paper products: Czar Press
Fabric Rosettes, shoe clips, and “just married” banner over cake: B. Poetic:
Cake: Cheryl Stewart of Cake My Day