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Person + Killian Photography was recently invited to once again take part in the Brides of Distinction bridal brunch and fashion show at Boston’s historic Omni Parker House. On Sunday March 21st, P+K were honored to be amongst the company of some of Boston’s most sought after vendors for this annual event.

Winston Flowers provided the lavish floral designs in the ballroom, which was designed to represent the four seasons and included table décor by Rentals Unlimited and Table Toppers. Towards the end of the brunch, the renowned Priscilla of Boston treated brides-to-be and their families to a fashion show with the latest in wedding dress designs.

Linen designs by:Table Toppers  & Rentals Unlimited, Bridal gowns by: Priscilla of Boston, Floral design by: Winston Flowers. Wedding cakes by: Icing on the Cake , Music by: The Gilded Harps,  Invitations by: Invitations & Company, China and tableware by: Joseph Gann Jewelers, Make-up by: Bellezza Make-up Artistry, Hair design by: Jennifer Tawa, Magazine Sponsors: Boston Weddings & Brides Boston

*This post is filed under Boston and NewEngland wedding shows and events. Wedding inspiration and ideas in Boston. Weddings and photographers at the Boston Omni Parker hotel.

A very special thank you to Beantown Bride for featuring Person + Killian Photography for their “Real Wedding” of the day. Shayna and Steve’s picture perfect wedding took place at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Author: Mellissa A. Knowles
Photography by: Person + Killian Photography

You might say it took a while for Shayna Seymour and Stephen Carr to get to a first date. After the two met in San Francisco, the romantic timing was never quite right. As friends, they secretly admired each other from afar, keeping in touch from different cities, connecting when possible. When both returned home to Massachusetts for work, they reunited for the “official” date that cinched their romance – a Red Sox victory over Yankees at Fenway Park. “It took us six years, but it was worth the wait.” Stephen, a school administrator, popped the question to an unsuspecting Shanya, a television journalist, on a romantic evening – complete with candles, rose petals and a little black ring box pulled from the boughs of their Christmas tree – planned just for her.

Shayna and Stephen were married on August 5, 2007 in front of 250 friends and family members at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The hotel, mix of modern sophistication and old world charm, was an ideal location for a couple wanting to marry in Boston, on the harbor. Shayna explains, “It just felt perfect. We loved the fact that the venue was on the water.” With the ornately decorated hotel as a backdrop, Shayna looked simply stunning in her white Romona Keveza gown and cathedral length veil. She carried a a bouquet of orchids and calla lilies, picking up the lively color scheme of mango, yellow, white and sage, found in every detail of the wedding. Steven and his groomsmen were dashing in navy blue Brooks Brothers suits, while bridesmaids wore complimenting J. Crew designs in saffron yellow.

The celebration was orchestrated to perfection by Tasha Bracken of SD Events and Shayna and Stephen say they want to do it all over again – the first dance to Ray Charles, the abundance of brightly colored flowers and elegant tabletop landscapes, time spent with guests and private moments stolen away just for them. The most cherished memory? “Walking into our beautiful reception room to see how everything looked before all of our guests entered. It was a magical moment just for us.”

Wedding Day Details:
Invitations: DIY
Gown: Romona Keveza
Florist: Ilex Designs
Venue: Boston Harbor Hotel
Wedding Planner: SD Events

Person + Killian Photography was overjoyed to see Marsha & Brian’s elegant ballroom wedding at the Mandarin Oriental featured on Boston’s newest wedding resource site, Beantown Bride.

Beantown Bride, is a resource for brides-to-be planning luxury weddings in and around Boston.This fantastic site is filled with tips and trends to help brides and grooms create beautiful events that represent their style as a couple.

Author: Andrea E. McHugh
Photography by: Person + Killian Photography

While Beantown is littered with luxury hotels, Marsha Epstein, 29, a business analyst, and fiancé Brian Woldow, 32, a lawyer, put their mid-June wedding deposit down on the not-yet-opened Mandarin Oriental on Boston’s illustrious Boylston Street. “It is one of our favorite line of hotels, is known for its exceptional service, and everything would be practically brand new for our wedding,’ noted Marsha.” “We also love the modern- Asian inspired decor in the Mandarin hotels.”

The two planned their modern aesthetic around a white, crème, pale yellow and pale pink palate, starting with the floor-length tulle Badgley Mischka bridesmaids dresses in buttercup hue. For Marsha, all plans for a strapless wedding gown went out the window when she laid eyes on a stunning white lace gown with halter straps, a sweet- heart neckline, and ribbon detailing by Monique Lhuillier. “I had tried on many gowns and when I tried on this gown showed it to my parents, we all knew it was ‘the one.'” she says. Her equally chic groom donned a black tuxedo by Calvin Klein with a black vest and white paisley tie.

As they were welcomed into the ballroom, guests marveled at the white hydrangeas, light pink peonies and pink roses highlighted by pink spot lighting and contrasting overall amber hue produced by specially staged up-lighting. The menu of seared filet mignon, crispy Anna potatoes and red wine sauce, or vanilla-scented Chilean sea bass with braised tomato and baby fennel, Yukon potato puree and lobster roe butter pleased even the most discerning palate. A martini bar added a classic element and kept spirits high as the dance floor rocked to the highly-touted band, Beantown. In lieu of wedding favors, a donation was made to the Robert J. Woldow Memorial Scholarship fund created in memory of the groom’s father. The couple looks back on the day fondly, reflecting, “I do not think there [is] one specific memory, but I think Brian and I were in awe of how everything came together perfectly.”

A big thank you to Beantown Bride for featuring our work and telling the story of Marsha and Brians beautiful beantown wedding!

Wedding Details: Invitations: Invitations & Company/Gown: Monique Lhuillier/Florist: William Mizuta/Cake: Cakes to Remember/Venue: Mandarin Oriental/Music: Beantown

*This wedding blog post is filed under: Person and killian photography, Mandarin Oriental Boston weddings, Boston Photograhers and Photography, Ballroom weddings, Beantown Bride

When the historic Omni Parker House Hotel Boston called and asked if Person + Killian Photography would provide wedding images for their front window, we of course said yes. How exciting to walk down the Freedom trail and pass by our work!

For us, the Omni Parker House is the perfect mix of modern and traditional charm. As you pass through the doors of the hotel, the historic and timeless beauty instantly embraces you.

The location of the hotel is perfect for quintessential New England wedding formals, with amazing views of historic downtown Boston and within walking distance of Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall and the Boston Common.

Thank you to the Omni Parker House for displaying our photography in your beautiful hotel.

Person + Killian Photography got caught up in the great candid moments of Elyssa and Jeff’s beautiful InterContinental Boston wedding.

The event was filled with beautiful fall color, decor and Jewish wedding traditions. Elyssa and Jeff were married under a traditional Jewish Chuppah draped with white fabric and beautiful fall-inspired floral bouquets. The nighttime Boston cityscape outside the window made for a perfect backdrop as the couple said their “I do”s. The party continued well into the night, with an energetic Hora and a stunning square 4-tiered wedding cake, cascaded with edible orange and white roses.

Below are a few of our favorite moments full of great expression, laughter, smiles and of course love! As always a big thank you to the InterContinental Boston Hotel and Event Planners Hopple Popple, for creating a magnificent setting for us to document!



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Venue: InterContinental Boston

Planner: Hopple Popple

Florist: Madison Floral

Entertainment: Ceremony and Cocktail Hour – The Guilded Harps, Reception: Nightshift Entertainment – SoHo

Cake: Cakes to Remember

Lighting: SBL Lighting

Makeup and Hair: Elizabeth Moon and Missy Pappas of Sylvestre Franc

Videography: Boston Wedding Films

Whenever Person + Killian Photography arrives at the beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel for a wedding, we know it will be an unforgettable day. Kara and Matt’s wedding was no exception. Below are just a few of our favorite shots from their beautiful fall inspired wedding day.

Following a warm-hearted and emotional ceremony at Boston’s St. Cecilia’s Church in the South End, P+K headed to the picture perfect Boston Harbor Hotel arch for some family and wedding party formal photos followed by a few shots on the Wharf of the happy newlyweds!

For the reception, guests entered the Wharf Room which was glowing with lighting in shades of blue and purple by RC Uplighting. The look was completed with fall linens from Table Toppers of Newton and various styles of tangerine floral arrangements from Kara’s close family friend Darlene Kulesza, owner of Kaleidoscope Florals.

Thank you to Nicole Simeral and her always-gracious team for all of their hard work. Lastly, congratulations to the newlyweds and thank you for having such a great group of family and friends who were willing to brave the cold for some great shots!

Venue: Boston Harbor Hotel

Floral: Kaleidoscope Florals

Linens: Table Toppers of Newton

Lighting: RC Uplighting

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Person + Killian Photography was pleasantly surprised to be hired for Dominique and Ryan’s big day just a few weeks prior to their Boston wedding at The Liberty Hotel this October. The couple’s plans to take formal wedding photos at the Boston Public Garden were changed due to the weather, but the alternative was nothing short of breathtaking!

Thanks to Michelle Poulin and the staff at The Liberty Hotel, the entire wedding party was given the use of the exclusive “Ebersol Suite” on the 16th floor of the hotel for formal photographs. It is no doubt that the view from the suite’s balcony is one of the most stunning sights in all of Boston! Jill had the pleasure of photographing the couple while taking advantage of the spectacular sunset overlooking both the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Venue: The Liberty Hotel
Dress: Vera Wang
Cake: Amanda Oakleaf
Flowers: Michele Bernard
Linens: The Liberty Hotel
Hair: Marc Harris Salon

Person + Killian Photography had a fantastic time being the exclusive wedding photographers at Jen and Tom’s Boston Wedding! Jen, who wore a dazzling dress by Lazaro from Kleinfeld, was truly stunning! Below is a sneak peek at a few special moments from their beautiful wedding day at the Mandarin Oriental.

Jen, an interior designer, enhanced the modern ambience of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel by mixing romantic deep blue, black and white hues to her reception. The décor, which included a sleek, black dance floor and white Lanterns were amazing! The whole evening was classic and modern, we loved how the bridesmaid’s pink bouquets added a pop of color to the whole event! Florist Gerry St. Jean created beautiful floral arrangements that were charming accent pieces to the fabulous linens and décor from Rentals Unlimited.

A big thank you to Tom + Jen for including P+K in your fabulous day. We are so glad we could be a part of it! As always it was such a pleasure working with everyone at the Mandarin Oriental Boston.

Mandarin Oriental Boston

Unique sounds DJ service

Andy Baer Jazz Trio

Cakes to Remember

Rentals Unlimited

Hal Slifer Video Productions

It’s not often that Person + Killian Photography receives a sweet email from a past groom. Often all of our correspondence, raves and reviews are from our past brides!! So when we received the below email last week, it truly pulled on our heart strings!

“Hello Jill and Lauren,

I wanted to just write and commend you guys. Not only do you take the best pictures, but personalities with the pictures are the most important. You guys offer a great service, enjoyable and professional personalities and as a result, Best of Boston photography.

Well, please keep up the great work. I’m sure Yoonjin will be referring you guys left and right as our friends go down the path of marriage.

Always remembering you guys and this photo. Thank you for capturing the best walk of my life..” – Sang

A big thank you to Yoonjin and Sang for being such a pleasure to work with!

When Rafanelli Events called Person + Killian Photography and asked if we were available to photograph an intimate wedding in Boston, we jumped at the opportunity. The bride and groom were international, so they had one very special request for their wedding day — they wanted a real traditional American wedding!

Both George and Coral live in Beijing, China so, Jill met the bride for the first time on her wedding day. When Coral arrived at the Boston Harbor Hotel, the beautiful bride and her adorable bridesmaids explained to Jill  how they envisioned the wedding, which was based on weddings scenes they had seen in American movies. For them it was very important that three American wedding traditions be included: the first dance, cake cutting and tossing the bouquet.

The beautiful ceremony was in the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Fosters Pavilion and the reception was a short walk to the Dolce Vita Ristorante in Boston’s historic North End.

There was one aspect of this very traditional American wedding that was a little unique — Coral went outside and did her bouquet toss in the middle of the street!

A big thank you to the amazing team at Rafanelli Events for thinking of Person + Killian Photography for this intimate affair!

P +K | Stacy + Dan: I Do!

Lauren instantly clicked with Dan + Stacy the minute they walked into Person + Killian’s Newbury Street studio. Their easy-going and fun-loving personalities made a great first impression. By the end of the meeting, the couple decided to book Person + Killian Photography for their Boston Seaport Hotel wedding!! The feeling was mutual. Lauren knew she would work well with the couple.

Because the couple lives in LA, Lauren didn’t photograph their e-session until the night before their wedding. As you can see in the below images, love was certainly in the air-all weekend long!

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