A Classic Jewish Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common

There are so many reasons we love working at the Ritz – the location right in the heart of Downtown Boston, the array of beautiful spaces to take wedding photos, and the classic and elegant ballroom are only a few of them! We were thrilled when Emily + Lou hired us to photograph their summer wedding at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common, and the day turned out to be perfect.

The bride and groom both started their morning getting ready at the Ritz — Emily with her bridal party and Lou with his groomsmen. When the soon-to-be newlyweds were ready, we took them downstairs to the Ballroom Foyer for their first look. The large windows gave us fantastic sunlight and the fabric textured white walls made for the perfect backdrop for this wonderful moment with the bride and groom. Next, we headed to the nearby Boston Public Garden with Emily, Lou, and their wedding party for some outdoor formal photos on this gorgeous summer afternoon!

When we returned to the Ritz Carlton Boston Common it was time for the Ketubah signing and traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Emily + Lou became husband and wife underneath a beautiful white Chuppah, draped in fabric and featuring arrangements of classic white orchids. The floor-to-ceiling windows were also hung with soft white drapes that filled the room with beautiful sunshine as the bride and groom said I Do! The party moved into the  beautiful Studio room for cocktails, while the finishing touches were made to the ballroom inside.

The reception was classic and elegant, featuring a gorgeous mix of tall and short floral centerpieces and fun pops of coral throughout the decor. Emily told us that coral is one of her favorite colors, and it was also the color she was wearing when she met her husband-to-be! Even the up lighting around the ballroom featured a warm coral light, giving the entire room an intimate and summery glow. Following the first dance and heartfelt toasts from friends and family, the dance floor was open and the party really kicked off. The groom was even surprised by a special rendition of his favorite song, Happy by Pharrell — he was given a classic Pharrell hat to wear while he danced! At the end of the night guests took home delicious  chocolate chip cookies, brought in that morning especially for the wedding from one of Emily + Lou’s favorite bakeries in Philadelphia.

We could not have asked for a more gorgeous wedding day for this wonderful couple — special thanks to the entire team at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common for another spectacular event, and to Emily + Lou for letting us share this special day with you! Mazel Tov!

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Vendors | Venue: Ritz Carlton Boston Common; Invitations/Paper Products: Inviting Company; Dress: Matthew Christopher from Allegria Bridal; Flowers: Mimosa Fresh Flower Designs; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Linens: Ritz Carlton; Lighting: Southern Audio Visual; Entertainment: Kahootz Band; Videography: Bob Accettullo Films

Elegant Summer Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common | Emily + Lou wedding photography by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116 – Jill and Laurén can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at Jill@PersonKillian.com and Lauren@PersonKillian.com

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Boston Public Library Summer Wedding of Lindsay and Greg with The Catered Affair

We were so excited when we got the phone call from Lindsay + Greg for this wedding — we had worked with Lindsay’s family a few years ago, and we could not wait to reconnect for another wonderful event! This time around it was a gorgeous summer wedding at the Boston Public Library, and we had a blast celebrating with this fun and adorable couple.

We started the weekend at the rehearsal dinner Friday night, which took place at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston. The dinner had a fun, seaside flair with classic white and blue decor, and beautiful floral centerpieces featuring seashells, starfish, and natural drift wood by Carol Silverston. We rejoined the bride and groom the next morning where everyone got ready at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza right in the heart of Copley Square. Once they were ready to go we made the short walk across the street to the Boston Public Library.

The afternoon ceremony took place out in the stunning Boston Public Library Courtyard, which features lush summer greenery and a beautiful fountain right in the center. The bride and groom decided not to see each other before the walk down the aisle, and we loved seeing Greg’s face when he finally saw his bride! After the I Do’s, which took place under a gorgeous Chuppah, we took the newlyweds inside for some family formals on the Boston Public Library’s grand staircase. While the rest of the guests and bridal party enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, we took Lindsay and Greg around the library for photos of just the two of them.

The evening reception took place in the Library’s Guastavino Room, which was transformed with modern mirror-top tables, white and silver linens, and a mix of black and clear chairs around each. Carol Silverston of The Original Touch created the beautiful decor and floral designs, which included  mixes of towering white and pink arrangements on each table for a wonderful pop of color. A patterned wash of cool blue and purple light gave the room a bright and colorful glow, which looked amazing on the black dance floor.

The bride and groom had so much fun and it was contagious throughout the night! Guests enjoyed their first dance (concluding with a fast choreographed portion that got everyone cheering), as well as toasts from friends and family before hitting the dance floor, packing into the photo booth, and having an absolute blast with the happy couple. The after party moved into the Boston Public Library’s Map Room and Cafe, that included a ping pong table, corn hole and giant Jenga.

We could not have been happier to share this day with Lindsay, Greg, and their wonderful families. Special thanks to the entire Catered Affair Team at the Boston Public Library, as well as Carol Silverston, Jodi Raphael and their team for such a wonderful event.

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Getting Ready: Fairmont Copley Plaza; Hair and Makeup: Deb of Studio 9; Dress: Monique Lhuillier – L’elite; Ceremony and Reception: Boston Public Library; Catering and Coordination: The Catered Affair; Event Planning, Florals and Design: Carol Silverston – The Original Touch; Rentals: Be Our Guest, Tommy Wholesale, Table Toppers, Masquerade, Creative Event Services;  Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting; Cakes: Party Favors; Entertainment: Music Management (Cocktail Hour), Wilson Stevens – Joey Scott and the Connection (Reception); Video: Playback (Chris)

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What an effective combination of black+white and color photos to record this spectacular occasion! What a wonderful experience, then and now. And forever.

A Seaside Affair at a Private Home | Little Compton, RI Wedding

It could not have been a more gorgeous weekend for Sarah + Tyler’s Little Compton, RI wedding! The entire celebration took place at the bride’s family home, from the morning preparation to the tented wedding reception in the evening.  Little Compton is a seaside town known for its sprawling acres of farmland beautiful stonewalls and sandy beaches. The wedding was located on Chace Point a private peninsula with its own private beach.The bride and groom chose to keep the bridal party very small, each of them had only their sister by their side throughout the day. The two beautiful bridesmaids wore lace dresses and all of the ladies carried classic white floral bouquets.

The late afternoon ceremony took place outside, and the weather could not have been better! An outdoor cocktail reception followed the I Do’s, before everyone moved inside the tent to kick off the party. The evening reception was held under a beautiful white sailcloth tent, overlooking the ocean and Rhode Island seaside. A mix of gray linen tables, wood, and mirror-tops made for a really unique and contemporary reception. Lots of candle light made the tent glow as the sun started to set, and kept this beautiful affair feeling really warm and intimate throughout the night. We asked the bride and groom to describe their vision and inspiration for their wedding day, and here’s what they had to say!

We have designed our wedding with the setting at the forefront of our mind. Little Compton, and particularly our wedding venue, is a unique and special place with the stonewall wooden fence, lush greenery, gray rock beach, and sprawling ocean. Our wedding colors fit that setting with neutral tones of gray, green, white, and brown. Our wedding style also fits the setting… and us! We would describe it as classic and elegant, with contemporary touches. We will have candles and reflective mirrors on tables, specially designed orbs hanging from the tent ceiling, lanterns and shepherd hooks throughout the property, and fire pits between the tent and the water. 

We were so happy to have been able to share this wedding weekend with such a wonderful couple. Congratulations Sarah + Tyler and thank you for choosing us to document such an important event!!!

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Vendors | Hair: Kristen Landers; Makeup: Claudia Moriel; Invitations/Paper Products: An Elegant Affair, Winchester MA, Event planner and stylist: Details With Love; Dress: Vera Wang Boston; Flowers: Sayles Livingston Design; Cake: Russell Morin Catering; Linens: Rentals Unlimited; Lighting and Decor: Exquisite Events; Entertainment: Night Shift Entertainment/ Tent: Newport Tent.

A Seaside Affair at a Private Home | Little Compton, RI Wedding photography by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116 – Jill and Laurén can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at Jill@PersonKillian.com andLauren@PersonKillian.com

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