Category archives: The Hampshire House Boston

Each year we look forward to the Annual Engagement Celebration at the Hampshire House in Beacon Hill. Earlier this week, couples came out to see the beautifully decorated Hampshire House, meet their amazing team, taste the delicious food and mix and mingle with some of Boston’s top wedding professionals. It was a welcomed evening where we had the chance to meet with couples, catch up with our fellow Boston wedding colleagues and get a glimpse of what’s hot and trending for the 2014 wedding season!

This year’s event had a farmer’s market rustic theme — large wooden farm tables, customized pine signs, delicious hors d’oeuvre’s and even a make your own s’mores station. Everyone had such a wonderful time and as always we loved getting the chance to participate in this fantastic evening. Thank you to the wonderful team at the Hampshire House for once again including us in your celebration. We had a blast as always!

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Venue: Hampshire House; Specialty drinks, hors d’oeuvres and desserts made by Hampshire House executive chef Markus Ripperger; Tables, Linen and other Rentals: Rentals Unlimited; Lighting: Groove


This post is filed under: Hampshire House Boston | Engagement Celebration 2014. Boston Event Photography. Boston wedding Photographers Jill Person and Laurén Killian | Person + Killian Photography is located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA in the heart of Back Bay and can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or by phone at 617-236-1662

Gul and Ali traveled all the way from Istanbul, Turkey to celebrate their beautiful autumn wedding at the Hampshire House Boston. Gul’s sister lives right in the Hampshire House neighborhood on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, and the couple and their families often make the trip from Turkey to visit. When it came time to start planning their wedding, they knew Beacon Hill was the place they wanted to be — and the Hampshire House Boston was the perfect venue for their beautiful and intimate wedding celebration!

We met up with the bride and groom at the Liberty Hotel immediately following their wedding ceremony, and took some photos as the bride got into her beautiful Vera Wang gown for formal photos and the evening reception. We spent the late afternoon with the newlyweds in the Boston Public Garden for some romantic shots in front of the beautiful Autumn foliage. Gul’s stunning gown was matched perfectly with a bouquet of white and purple calla lilies. As the sun started to set we made our way to the Hampshire House Boston for the evening wedding reception.

The Hamsphire House’s upstairs Library was beautifully decorated for an intimate wedding dinner party, starting with the customized chalkboard sign pointing guests in the right direction. A long dining table was set in the middle of the room for the 16 guests — Gul + Ali’s closest friends and family from both Boston and Turkey. Purple uplighting gave the room a beautiful wash of color, and the table was topped with long runners and a series of matching floral arrangements. Large candles also lined the center of the table, giving the room a beautiful warm glow. The light pink wedding cake featured a beautiful set of pink dusted edible flowers, and was set on a table covered in purple and white flowers to match the centerpieces and bride’s bouquet.

Gul, Ali, and their guests enjoyed a beautiful evening with each other, including heartfelt toasts, and a fun night of dancing for the whole group. We were so happy to be a part of this very special wedding on Beacon Hill, thank you to the entire team at the Hampshire House Boston and congratulations Gul + Ali!

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Getting Ready Venue: The Liberty Hotel; Reception: The Hampshire House; Makeup: Katrina Hess Makeup; Hair: Priscilla Colllins; Dress: Vera Wang Boston; Rentals: Rentals Unlimited; Florals and Decor: Winston Flowers; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Favors: Beacon Hill Chocolates; Signage: Antea Amoroso; Entertainment and Lighting: Siman Entertainment


Hampshire House Boston – Beacon Hill Destination Wedding of Gul and Ali by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] and [email protected]

We were thrilled once again to be a part of the annual Engagement Celebration at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill!

Each year the Hampshire House opens its doors to soon-to-be brides and grooms and celebrates a fantastic night with some of Boston’s best wedding vendors. Couples get a chance to not only view the Hampshire House’s space and taste their top-notch food, but meet, chat, and mingle with dozens of great wedding professionals from around Boston. Everyone from florists to cake makers to entertainment companies love this annual event and its always a blast!

This year’s event was no exception, with delicious specialty drinks, hors d’oeuvres and desserts made by Hampshire House executive chef Markus Ripperger and his team, lots of great colleagues and so many new couples to meet! Thanks to the wonderful team at the Hampshire House for yet another successful night!

This post is filed under: Hampshire House Boston | Boston Event Photography, Hampshire House Engagement Celebration 2013. Boston wedding Photographers Jill Person and Laurén Killian | Person + Killian Photography are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA in the heart of Back Bay and can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] | Phone # 617-236-1662

Once a year soon-to-be brides and grooms head to the Hampshire House Engagement Celebration, and we were excited to attend and photograph this fun evening. This year, the color pink inspired the design and was incorporated throughout the venue from the linens by Rentals Unlimited to floral arrangements by Winston Flowers, Mimosa – Fresh Floral Design and Jeri Soloman Floral Design.

The colors carried over into the dessert display created and designed by the team at the Hampshire House. Engaged couples enjoyed strawberry milkshakes, pink signature drinks and an array of pink sweets ranging from rock candy to jellybeans. Below are just a few photographs that we captured throughout the evening celebration that we wanted to share.

A big thank you to the fabulous team at the Hampshire House for once again including us in this fantastic event!

Boston Commercial and Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography for the 2012 Hampshire House Engagement Celebration. Click here to see more photography at Boston’s Hampshire House.


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. Our offices are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and at 174 Bellevue Ave Suite 313, Newport, RI.

Kerry and Kurt live in China so they got a chance to stop by the Person + Killian studio when they were in town choosing all their vendors for their Hampshire House Boston wedding! They had a busy weekend of meetings and found the time to meet with us! On the referral of their wedding planner Edna Dratch-Parker (EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design), they came to our office and Lauren instantly loved them. Both seemed to be easy going, full of expression and obviously in love! They were so enjoyable to meet and we knew they would be a pleasure to work with.

The small intimate wedding was held at the lovely Hampshire House on Boston’s Beacon Hill and the couple chose a snowflake theme. They incorporated blue, ice and silver throughout the elegant affair.

A big thank you to Edna for being so fantastic to work with. You certainly put together a beautiful affair and we were honored to be a part of it! Congratulations to Kerry & Kurt and thank you for trusting P+K to document this important day!

Vendors: Getting Ready Location: Royal Sonesta Cambridge/ Hair & Make Up: Wedding Tresses/ Dress: Priscilla’s of Boston/ Flowers: Jeri Solomon Floral Design/ Cake: Icing on the Cake/ Entertainment & Lighting: Groove Entertainment

* This post is filed under Boston wedding venues and Photographers. A winter Wedding at the Hampshire house Boston photographed by Person + Killian Photography.

Person + Killian Photography recently got a mini-tour of some of Boston’s finest locales for the wedding of Katherine and Ronnie. Katherine works for The Best of Boston, LTD., so she already knew what she was looking for in her wedding photographers and locations.

The day began at The Ames Hotel, where the bridal party got ready. This is a fairly new hotel, so we were excited to have an opportunity to shoot in a new venue. Not only is it full of natural light, but it also offers a great view of downtown Boston!

Before the ceremony, we made two stops to get some pictures. The first, for formals, was at the always-beautiful Boston Public Garden. The second stop, per Ronnie’s request, was at the Boston Harbor Hotel for a quick photo under the arch.

From there, we headed to the ceremony site – the Old North Church in Boston’s historic North End. Situated right on the Freedom Trail, the church provided us a great location to capture some beautiful images.

One of our favorite shots of the day was this photo of little Annie, the adorable flower girl.

Following the ceremony, the celebration moved to the Hampshire House on Beacon St. The Library (just one of the rooms Hampshire House has to offer) boasts floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a gorgeous marble fireplace, which help create a cozy, intimate atmosphere for dining.

All in all, it was a perfect day. We had the joy of photographing a wonderful couple, as well as visiting some of Boston’s best venues. We also always enjoy doing events at the Hampshire House. Thank you to Michelle Reid and her team. As always, they were so great to work with!

Congratulations, Katherine and Ronnie!

Ceremony Venue: Old North Church; Reception Venue: Hampshire House; Dress: Vows; Flowers: Winston Flowers; Entertainment: Murray Hill.

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