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There are so many reasons we love working at the Ritz — the location right in the heart of Downtown Boston, the array of beautiful spaces to take wedding photos, and the classic and elegant ballroom are only a few of them! We were thrilled when Emily + Lou hired us to photograph their summer wedding at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common, and the day turned out to be perfect.

The bride and groom both started their morning getting ready at the Ritz — Emily with her bridal party and Lou with his groomsmen. When the soon-to-be newlyweds were ready, we took them downstairs to the Ballroom Foyer for their first look. The large windows gave us fantastic sunlight and the fabric textured white walls made for the perfect backdrop for this wonderful moment with the bride and groom. Next, we headed to the nearby Boston Public Garden with Emily, Lou, and their wedding party for some outdoor formal photos on this gorgeous summer afternoon!

When we returned to the Ritz Carlton Boston Common it was time for the Ketubah signing and traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Emily + Lou became husband and wife underneath a beautiful white Chuppah, draped in fabric and featuring arrangements of classic white orchids. The floor-to-ceiling windows were also hung with soft white drapes that filled the room with beautiful sunshine as the bride and groom said I Do! The party moved into the  beautiful Studio room for cocktails, while the finishing touches were made to the ballroom inside.

The reception was classic and elegant, featuring a gorgeous mix of tall and short floral centerpieces and fun pops of coral throughout the decor. Emily told us that coral is one of her favorite colors, and it was also the color she was wearing when she met her husband-to-be! Even the up lighting around the ballroom featured a warm coral light, giving the entire room an intimate and summery glow. Following the first dance and heartfelt toasts from friends and family, the dance floor was open and the party really kicked off. The groom was even surprised by a special rendition of his favorite song, Happy by Pharrell — he was given a classic Pharrell hat to wear while he danced! At the end of the night guests took home delicious  chocolate chip cookies, brought in that morning especially for the wedding from one of Emily + Lou’s favorite bakeries in Philadelphia.

We could not have asked for a more gorgeous wedding day for this wonderful couple — special thanks to the entire team at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common for another spectacular event, and to Emily + Lou for letting us share this special day with you! Mazel Tov!

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Vendors | Venue: Ritz Carlton Boston Common; Invitations/Paper Products: Inviting Company; Dress: Matthew Christopher from Allegria Bridal; Flowers: Mimosa Fresh Flower Designs; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Linens: Ritz Carlton; Lighting: Southern Audio Visual; Entertainment: Kahootz Band; Videography: Bob Accettullo Films

Elegant Summer Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common | Emily + Lou 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]

We loved this classic, elegant summer wedding at the beautiful Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. The couple chose a small and intimate gathering of close family and friends, and clean simple colors for their late summer wedding celebration.

Merideth + Doug began their day getting ready inside the rooms of the Crane Estate’s stunning Great House. The bride got some help getting into her wedding dress by her mother and sister. Her dress was accented by a white bouquet filled with light roses and soft peonies.

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She brought lots of different necklaces to try on with the dress — including a red choker that had been in her family for over 100 years and a string of white pearls — before deciding on a simple silver chain with a diamond.

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As soon as she was ready, we headed to the beautiful Italian Gardens right outside the Great House for the traditional first look with her husband-to-be! We took the happy bride and groom around the gardens and Crane Estate grounds for some fun and romantic pictures before the ceremony. Even with a little bit of drizzle, the bride and groom remained smiling.Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 04Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 05Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 06Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 07Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 08Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 09Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 10Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 11

The outdoor wedding ceremony was set up on the Crane Estate’s sweeping half-mile manicured lawn, with white garden chairs and two beautiful white and green floral arrangements on either side of the altar. Following the “I do”s and big kiss, we kept Merideth + Doug outside on the lawn for some formal shots with close friends and family before joining the rest of the guests at cocktail hour.Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 12Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 13Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 14Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 15Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 16Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 17Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 18

The dinner reception took place inside the Great House’s Gallery, which was the perfect size for the couple’s small and intimate group of guests. The classic white linens were paired with black ballroom chairs, and each tabletop featured a summery arrangement of white flowers in square crystal vases. A playroom full of toys and games was set up nearby for the kids, while adults enjoyed dinner, dancing, and wedding toasts from family and friends of the bride and groom. The evening had a wonderful atmosphere of warmth and togetherness, as everyone was so happy to be in the presence of such a loving couple on their beautiful wedding day!Crane Estate Castle Hill Wedding MD 19

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Special thanks to the entire team at The Crane Estate, and to Merideth + Doug for letting us be a part of your fantastic wedding celebration!

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Vendors | Hair & Makeup: Bella Sante; Dress: Cymbeline Paris; Flowers: Les Fleurs; Caterer: Fireside Catering; Cake: St. Moritz, Greenwich CT; Entertainment: C-Zone

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The Crane Estate Late Summer Wedding of Meredith + Doug by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] and [email protected] and are located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Erin and Hayes really took advantage of this beautiful summer season at their Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding in late July. They incorporated lots of fresh summer flowers and soft summer colors into their classic and elegant ballroom wedding.

Erin’s beautiful summer bouquet was full of white roses and peonies, and accented with subtle hints of purple and green. Her bridesmaids wore dark navy chiffon dresses and carried stunning bouquets in shades of creme, purple, and blush. The bride and groom decided not to see each other before the wedding, so we headed straight to the gorgeous chapel at St. Cecilia’s once the ladies were ready for the traditional Catholic ceremony!

We made the quick trip from St. Cecilia’s to the Boston Public Garden following the ceremony for some sunny outdoor wedding photos with Erin, Hayes, and their wedding party. The summer weather could not have been more perfect for the outdoor formals! The evening reception took place in the Fairmont Copley Plaza’s Oval Room — the gold and champagne colored walls, curtains, and crystal chandelier were matched perfectly by simple textured white linens and beautiful summer floral centerpieces. The newlyweds chose a mix of tall arrangements in elegant clear vases and smaller mixes of the same flowers. The summer flowers were white, pink, and soft blush, and the tables were paired with gold chiavari ballroom chairs matched with white cushions.

After the romantic first dance and toasts from friends and family, Erin and Hayes cut their gorgeous four-tiered white wedding cake — decorated with cascading creme-colored roses and displayed on a bright gold stand, surrounded by soft blush summer rose petals.

We could not have asked for a more beautiful summer wedding, with a perfect mix of classic elegance, traditional details, and fun summer colors. As always a big thank you to Alice Fay and her entire team at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for always being so lovely to work with! Cheers to another beautiful event, and congratulations Erin + Hayes!

Vendors | Hair + Makeup: Demiche Beaute; Invitations + Paper Products: Invitations & Company; Dress: Monique Lhullier from L’Elite; Flowers: Artistic Blossoms; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Linens: Rentals Unlimited; Lighting: RC Uplighting; Entertainment: Night Rhythm; Favors: Moochie’s Macarons

This post is filed under a summer Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding in Boston, Ma, The event was photographed by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography. Person + Killian Photography is located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston Ma 02116. Lauren can be reached directly at [email protected] or via tel at 617-236-1662.