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Last week marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year and we were there to capture the annual celebration at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. To welcome the Year of the Earth Dog, the venue greeted guests for their annual soiree in style. The Mandarin lobby was filled with traditional red and gold Chinese lanterns and live music. The entrance to the ballroom included a traditional fortune tree, Red Lotus cocktail from Bar Boulud and personalized painted New Year wishes. As a surprise to guests, a traditional Lion Dance was performed by a local martial arts studio and Mandarin Oriental Hotel General Manager Philipp Knuepfer offered an official welcome to the New Year.

Thank you to the team at the Mandarin Oriental Boston for welcoming us back again this year to share in the celebration!

Mandarin Oriental Boston Celebrates the Year of the Earth Dog Chinese New Year Celebration with Event Photographs by Person + Killian Photography; Entertainment: Entertainment Specialists; Flowers: Winston Flowers; Custom Decor: Art of the Event


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It’s officially wedding planning season and with that comes new issues of all of our favorite magazines on newsstands. We are excited to see the real wedding of Ashley and Brian in the latest issue of Boston Weddings Magazine.

Story by: Jule Suratt – “When the bride-to-be Ashley Swafford was searching for a photographer to capture her wedding to fiancé Brian Petruzzelli, she had just one request: a portrait in the middle of Boylston Street. “If you can make that happen,” she told shutterbug Jill Person, “you’re my girl.”

Ashley had always felt a strong connection to New England, but living in Las Vegas, it was hard to find someone who shared her affinity for the region. So when she met Brian at a mutual friend’s party, she instantly connected with the Dedham native. “He had that Boston swagger about him,” she says. “He was a tough guy with a soft side.”

A year and a half after they started dating, Ashley, who travels frequently for work, was grounded by a massive snowstorm in Springfield, Missouri. She eventually got back to Las Vegas – 12 hours later. Brian met her at the airport holding flowers. “I used to joke that the airport was the only place I could see her, that had to catch her either coming or going,” he says. So he did, getting down on one knee and proposing before a crowd. “I said yes.” says Ashley, “once I caught my breath. It was magical.”

Thank you to Boston Weddings for featuring this beautiful wedding and to Eric Czerlonka and his team at Czerlonka Event Design & Management for sending this lovely couple our way.

Thank you to this A-team for creating the wedding of Ashley and Brian’s dreams that we were able to capture:

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston; Planning and Coordination: Czerlonka Event Design & Management; Flowers: Marc Hall Design; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Band: Night Shift Entertainment – Soho; Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang; Inbal Dror, Blush Bridal (reception); Calligraphy: Suzanne Telage; Invitations: Shopannabelle’s; Hair: Escape Salon Aveda; Makeup: Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue; Menswear: Tom Ford; Officiant: Father Kevin O’Leary – Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals; Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co.