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Summer is in full swing for us and we are having such a great year with all of our wonderful couples. Following the recent wedding of Nicole + Trent at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common we asked the newlyweds to describe the story of their beautiful wedding day.

“While neither of us are from Boston, my family lives there now, and it’s become a bit of an adopted hometown. With most guests traveling from out of town to attend, we wanted to find a reception spot that showcased all the fantastic things the city has to offer. We also wanted to make sure the food was exceptional. (We’re Italians – enough said). We found all this and more with the Ritz Carlton, Boston Commons. Working with Ralph Black at the Ritz was a dream. He and his team thought of everything, and made the entire experience, from the year-long planning to day-of execution, special, fun and easy. Trent and I felt like royalty throughout the process, and then the wedding weekend itself took things to the next level. Our guests are still talking about the exceptional service.

I feel like the wedding day came and went too quickly! We had a great team of vendors, that worked seamlessly together and the day flowed perfectly. Getting ready with my bridesmaids and mom in my suite was so fun, while Trent and his groomsmen did the same in his. I remember at one point sitting in the make-up chair, overlooking the incredible view we had of the Commons, and feeling beyond blessed.

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Our ceremony was held at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, on the campus of Boston College, where my parents are parishioners. The service passed by in a blur (probably not to our guests- it was a full Catholic mass!) — but it was extremely meaningful to both Trent and I, as our officiating priest has been a huge blessing to us during the marriage preparation process. The homily he gave made the large wedding feel intimate, and truly conveyed how Trent and I felt about the rite of marriage itself.

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Afterwards, we took the majority of photos around campus. With a bridal party full of Florida Gators (including the two of us!), everyone swallowed their pride and had a great time taking shots in landmark areas around BC.

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The reception could not have been more perfect…. And it passed by so quickly, despite being 5 hours long! It was an incredible night. My vision was classic elegance, with soft colors and gold details. Mimosa, our florist, created just that. We also wanted our guests to have FUN. The dance floor started to heat up before the first course was even served, so it’s safe to say they did! Our band, Groove Authority, did a great job playing to the crowd, and before we knew it, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) was dancing. The icing on the cake (pun intended) was just how phenomenal the food was. And it was endless … another Italian requirement.

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With a wedding on the larger-side, Trent and I wanted to make sure that all who attended felt included, special and knew how grateful we were to have them there celebrating with us – our closest family and friends, and those who have meant and will continue to mean so much to both Trent and I. It was the best night of our lives, and we are so grateful to all who helped make it that – which was truly everyone in attendance.”

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Thank you so much Nicole + Trent for sharing the story of your day with us and congratulations again! It was truly a pleasure capturing your wedding day. And as always, a big thank you to Ralph and his team at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common for being so wonderful to work with!

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Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common; Ceremony: St. Ignatius Church at Boston College; Photography: Person + Killian Photography;  Hair: The Modern Priscilla Inc; Makeup: Laura Pedro Mucci; Dress: Anna Maier; Flowers: Mimosa; Entertainment: Groove Authority; Rentals: Be Our Guest; Transportation: Exceptional Limo

Spring is finally in the air, and Jennifer and Kevin had the perfect spring weather for their elegant Ritz-Carlton Boston Common wedding. We started the day in the Ritz-Carlton bridal suite with Jennifer and her bridal party. Jenn met Kevin just outside the ballroom where the spring sunlight was perfect at this time of day and came pouring in through the windows for their first look making for some stunning images. Following the first look and a few photos of the wedding party, we headed across the street to the Boston Common for some outdoor formal portraits. All the snow had melted and the sun was shining, it was a perfect day to be outside in Boston!

The wedding ceremony took place in the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Ballroom. Arrangements of purple, white, and yellow flowers adorned each side of the altar in silver-studded pillars, and the late afternoon sunlight from the ballroom window gave the room a beautiful romantic glow as Jenn and Kevin said their “I do”s.

While guests enjoyed cocktails in the Ritz Studio Room & Foyer, the ballroom was transformed into an elegant spring reception. Tables were topped with silver linens and a mix of high and low spring floral arrangements in bright colors of yellow, green, white, and purple. A wash of beautiful purple uplighting covered the walls and ceiling, giving the entire room a great pop of color while each of the centerpieces was lit with individual pinspots to really make them stand out. Jenn is a big fan of theater so we were thrilled when the couple asked us to sneak outside for a few minutes during dinner to the Paramount Theater for a few city night images of them.

This was a wonderfully elegant spring wedding, and we were so happy to be able to share it with such a great couple. Special thanks to the entire team at the Ritz, as well as the bride’s uncle Eric who coordinated this beautiful wedding! Congratulations Jennifer + Kevin!

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Spring Wedding of Jenn and Kevin at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common by Person + Killian Photography – Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay – Boston, MA 02116 and can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or email at: [email protected] and [email protected]

Recently, we were asked to photograph the 2010 Holiday Soiree for The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common.

The event came together with the joint efforts of the Ritz staff and culinary team (led by Ritz Executive Chef Fabian Ludwig). Lending their talents were some of Boston’s finest event professionals that included floral designs by Winston Flowers, decor by PBD Events, rentals from Be Our Guest and music by “DJ Deja”, Denise LaCarubba.

Thank you to everyone at the Ritz for thinking of Person + Killian to capture this beautiful event. Below are some of our favorite shots of the decor and decadent cuisine from the evening!