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When Arlene Cronk, owner of Invitations & Company, asked Person + Killian Photography to once again be a part of this spring’s Marketing to the High-End Bride event, we just couldn’t say no! This meeting (the 13th thus far) was held at the beautiful Charles Hotel in Harvard Square Cambridge, and included networking opportunities, a panel discussion with some of Boston’s top wedding professionals, and delicious breakfast prepared by renowned Chef Jody Adams of Rialto!

The early morning reception was held in The Charles Hotel’s own Rialto Restaurant and Bar, after which we moved into the Regatta Bar for the latter half and panel discussion. The Regatta looked stunning under the design of Marrero Events, with help from Rentals Unlimited for linens and decor and splashes of color from two gorgeous florists — Madison Floral and Karla Cassidy Designs. The topic of this years discussion was “Embrace your Competition”, with a panel consisting of event professionals from several different backgrounds including Janie Haas of Janie Haas Events, and prominent special event DJ Mike Amado of Entertainment Specialists.

As always, Person + Killian Photography had a blast photographing such a fun and beautiful event for fellow Boston wedding professionals!

Marketing to the High-End Bride is produced by Arlene Cronk, owner of Invitations & Company, a social stationery boutique in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood since 1991. Held each spring and fall, the Marketing to the High-End Bride event is designed exclusively for upscale wedding professionals looking to reach their business goals in the most highly-competitive segment of the market.  The event format — a breakfast and panel discussion held every six months at a luxury Boston venue — is an alternative to the more structured forums of the typical professional association.  As such, it is designed specifically in both format and content to fit the intense work style and sophisticated informational needs of the high-end professional. – www.weddingprof.com


Marketing to the High-End Bride Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA . Jill Person can be reached via email at [email protected] and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at[email protected] and via phone at 617.236.1662. Offices are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and at 174 Bellevue Ave Suite 313, Newport, RI.

Last Friday we photographed the Harvard Square Cambridge wedding of Charlotte and Brian. This local couple loves the holiday season so December 23rd made for a perfect date for their winter wedding. The bride, a Harvard graduate, and groom chose The Charles Hotel for getting ready with their first look in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park just outside the hotel.

Since Charlotte had been a member of the Harvard Crew team during her college years, we were able to spent some time taking photos in the beautiful and historic Weld Boathouse on the Charles River. The boathouse and setting sun made for the perfect backdrop for some formal photos of the couple and their wedding party.

After finishing up the formal photos, we took advantage of the warm winter weather and walked along the river to the Swedenborg Chapel where the ceremony took place. Following the ceremony, we headed through Harvard Square (great for a few photo ops) to the reception at Upstairs on the Square. Congratulations Charlotte and Brian! It was an absolute pleasure photographing such a special day.

Getting Ready Venue: The Charles Hotel; Ceremony: Swedenborg Chapel; Cocktail Hour and Dinner Reception: Upstairs on the Square; Hair and Makeup: Corbu Spa at The Charles Hotel; Flowers: Bow Street Flowers; Dress: Camilla’s Bridal – Arlington


The Harvard Square Cambridge, Massachusetts Wedding was photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay Boston, MA and can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]

Person + Killian Photography recently had the pleasure of photographing The Charles Hotel Wedding of Thayer and Philip with Rafanelli Events. The night before the wedding, we were asked to photograph the rehearsal dinner at the Winchester Country Club. The evening was an authentic Southwest Texas BBQ (Philip and his family are from Texas) with a Mariachi band for entertainment.

The following afternoon, both the bride and groom along with their wedding parties and family all got ready at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge where the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all took place.

When we asked Thayer and Philip the inspiration behind their wedding, the bride described it as “Springtime elegance with a whimsical touch set in Harvard Square, where the couple met as graduate students. The colors were a spring mix of blues accented with light greens that provided the inspiration that carried over from the invitations to the wedding party attire and into the ballroom.”

After a few getting ready photographs, we captured Thayer and Philip’s first look in the JFK Memorial Park.

We love that Philip and his groomsmen hopped up on the fountain for an impromptu group shot.

The ceremony, performed by the bride’s cousin, was a mix of the bride’s Greek heritage that included the crown ceremony along with the groom’s Jewish heritage with a Chuppah and the breaking of the glass.

Just one highlight of the day came at the end of the ceremony when all guests broke out in cheers with noisemakers, pom-poms from the bridesmaids and even Vuvuzelahorn blowing by the groomsmen. This was just the beginning of the celebration for the newlyweds.

The Charles Hotel Ballroom was designed by the team at Rafanelli Events and looked exquisite!

The rest of the celebration combined more of the couple’s family traditions with some Greek dancing and a Hora. Congratulations and huge Thank You to Thayer and Philip and your wonderful families for being so great to work with. We had a fantastic time photographing your fun-filled wedding weekend!

Venue: The Charles Hotel; Lighting, Decor and Design Coordinated by: Rafanelli Events; Hair: Studio 9 – Debbie Welch; Makeup: Katrina Hess; Invitations: Crane & Co; Dress: Monique Lhuillier – purchased at Kleinfelds NY; Tent: Peterson Party Center; Flowers: Winston Flowers; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Reception Entertainment: The Sultans of Swing; Video: Afterimage Productions


The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA wedding photography of Thayer and Philip from Person + Killian Photography. Boston Wedding Photographers Jill Person and Lauren Killian are Person + Killian Photography and are located at 251 Newbury Street in Back Bay Boston, MA. They can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662.

Earlier this month, Person + Killian Photography had the pleasure of photographing both the morning and evening events of Nadav’s Bar Mitzvah celebration at The Charles Hotel. The day started with some family formal photos at Temple Shalom of Newton where we got a sneak peak of the days Kidush luncheon.

Later that evening it was off to The Charles Hotel in Cambridge where the ballroom was illuminated with blue and green intergalactic lighting that included fiber optic centerpieces and a wall that changed colors throughout the party. Guests were treated to a multitude of fun activities that included a 16 foot candy bar, popcorn station, photo and video booths and non-stop dancing from the awesome crew at Northern Lights Entertainment. Colorful necklaces, hats, boas, and sunglasses were passed out to all the guests for some fun, goofy pictures of this great celebration!

All of the days events were planned and designed by the fabulous team at Hopple Popple. Mazel Tov Nadav! It was a fantastic day and we were thrilled to capture it for you and your wonderful family.

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2011 kicked off to a great start for Person + Killian Photography with Hailey’s Bat Mitzvah. Prior to the reception at The Charles Hotel, we spent some time with Hailey and her family for some formal portraits at Temple Emanuel.

The celebration took place in The Charles Hotel in Cambridge. While the adults enjoyed the great view of Harvard Square from the Regatta Bar, the kids were entertained by the dance crew from Northern Lights.

The ballroom was decorated with some of Hailey’s favorite candy that included a giant Hershey’s Bar and Tootsie Roll. The theme was carried out through the end of the evening and included an ice cream sundae bar, cotton candy station and cider donuts that were a hit with all of the guests. You could definitely tell what Hailey’s favorite color was — pink! Everything from the chairs to the napkins to the linens, even Hailey’s beautiful dress was a fun shade of pink.

Happy Birthday and Mozel Tov Hailey! We had a blast capturing your special day.

Planners: Hopple Popple; Venue: The Charles Hotel; Entertainment: Northern Lights; Linens: Table Toppers of Newton; Flowers: Spruce Floral; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting

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