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Person + Killian recently had the pleasure of photographing a 3-part Sikh Celebration that concluded with a reception at the InterContinental Hotel Boston. Friday evening we captured the wedding ceremony for the couple at Our Lady of Victories Church in Boston’s Back Bay.

Below are just a few of our favorite images that we wanted to share from this wonderful wedding celebration.

Saturday’s celebration kicked off with a traditional Baraat where the groom processed on a white horse followed by his family and friends to meet the bride’s family. After the families met and exchanged garlands outside the temple it was time for the traditional Sikh ceremony.

We kicked off part three with the newlyweds on Boston Harbor when they arrived at the InterContinental Hotel promenade  (to the surprise of their guests) via boat. Following cocktail hour the reception was held in the Rose Kennedy Ballroom of the hotel.

Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Victories Church; Reception Venue: InterContinental Hotel Boston; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Hair & Makeup: Luiz Filho – LUZ Beauty; Invitations: custom made in India; All Indian apparel for the bride and groom: Custom made in India; Flowers: Lotus Designs; Cake: InterContinental Hotel Boston; Entertainment: DJ Magic Mike; Video: Whit Wales Wedding Videograph

We are always thrilled to see our work grace the pages of Boston Magazines- Boston Weddings. It is one of Boston’s best wedding resources and is filled with wedding inspiration. The magazine has great advice on wedding dresses, venues, photographers, cakes, florists and more. It truly makes for the complete guide to all things weddings, especially with a real wedding feature like this! We love knowing that our photographs of Anita and Rishi’s Indian wedding at the Seaport Hotel may inspire other couples!

 A big thank you to Boston Weddings for choosing our work to be featured in such a fantastic publication.

Below is the text from their Real Wedding Feature:

“Back Bay Residents Rishi Shukla and Anita Nathan needed a venue that could accommodate a full-blown traditional Indian wedding, not to mention 340 guests. They found it at the Seaport Hotel in Boston-big enough to house the huge group, and flexible enough to allow an outside caterer to provide top-notch Indian fare.

Like many Indian weddings, the Shuklas’ event was a multiday affair: The celebration kicked off Thursday night with a mehndi ceremony (in which a henna artist decorates the bride, family and friends) and ended at 1 a.m, on Sunday in the main ballroom. “ The whole Indian ceremony is like a play. There are so many symbolic steps to watch,” says Anita, who incorporated as many customary elements as possible.

Between Rishi’s grand entry to the ceremony (he rode in on a white horse) and a big party (called a sangeet) at Mantra restaurant the night before the wedding, the couple managed to bring a bit of India to Boston, and made it a weekend they’d never forget. K.C.”

Notes about the images:

(1) Gold elephants, a symbol of power and strength, topped the intricate wedding cake. (2) Anita traveled to India with her in-laws to design and purchase her wedding attire. (3) The couple, their parents, and the priest gathered on the mandap (Wedding platform) for the ceremony. (4) Rishi made his entrance to the ceremony on a graceful white horse. (5) Every detail featured brilliant color, from bride’s bangles to the vivid bouquet. (6) The tall, bright centerpieces matched the vibrant theme of the ceremony. (7) As part of the three-day festivities, Anita’s hands were decorated with henna during the mehndi.

To view more wedding photographs from the Seaport Hotel Boston, click here.

Person + Killian Photography is thrilled to see Heather and Nick’s fall wedding featured in the latest issue of Boston Magazine’s- Boston Weddings Magazine (Fall/Winter 2010 issue). This “East-meets-Westwedding took place in the beautiful grand ballroom of the Taj Boston Hotel with formal photos of the couple taken in the Boston Public Garden.

Heather (who is Jewish) and Nick (who is Indian-Pakistani), knew they wanted to combine their traditions in one ceremony. The couple kicked things off with a mehndi, a traditional Indian party, at the restaurant Mantra in Boston. The next day, a justice of the peace married them in a ceremony that incorporated Jewish, Islamic, and Hindu traditions. – Stephanie Soong (Boston Weddings)

A special thanks to Boston Weddings for featuring this fabulously fun and colorful wedding!!

*This post is filed under Boston Wedding Photography – Indian, Pakistani and Jewish Wedding Traditions

Heather and Nick’s Taj Boston wedding weekend was a beautiful mix of Jewish, Indian and Pakistani traditions.  Person + Killian Photography was delighted to be a part of this two day affair.

The festivities started off with an amazing Mehndi celebration at Mantra, where Heather and Nick celebrated with their closest friends and family. The room was filled with bright colors, beautiful Mehndi and a live performance from Nick’s cousin, Jeffrey Iqbal.

The celebrations continued at the exquisite Taj Boston, where Heather and Nick took full advantage of photographs in the Boston Public Gardens.

Their interfaith ceremony took place in the Taj Grand Ballroom, which was seamlessly turned over into a lovely reception. The room was a gorgeous mix of fall decor, colors and dramatic lighting.

Congratulations Heather and Nick! Thank you for trusting Person + Killian photography to document this beautiful Taj Boston wedding celebration! Also a big thank you to Sal De George at the Taj, it’s always a pleasure working with you.


Mehndi Celebration

Venue: Mantra

Mehndi: Smita’s Boutique

DJ: Bharat Rana from DJ Essence

Hair/Makeup: Caitlin Murphy

Ceremony and Reception

Venue: Taj Boston

Flowers: Petalena

Lighting: Boston Uplights

Menu Cards, Seating cards: Invitations & Company

Hair/Makeup: Rachel Berkowitz

Entertainment: Paul Natale of Murray Hill talent