InterContinental Hotel Boston Wedding of Michelle and Brian

We love photographing at the InterContinental Hotel Boston . Recently, our colleague and friend Michelle, who is normally behind the scenes at the InterCon, got her time in the spotlight for her wedding day.

For most of Michelle and Brian’s family, this was a destination wedding to the beautiful city of Boston. Michelle’s family traveled from New York and New Jersey, and the groom’s family made the trip all the way from Ireland to join the couple on this special day. After Michelle and her bridesmaids got ready, we made our way downstairs to meet Brian at the church for the ceremony. Before we could leave the building Michelle got the surprise of a lifetime — all of the InterContinental Hotel Boston employees and staff had lined the halls of the lobby to greet her and wish her well. They clapped, cheered, and hugged as their friend and colleague headed off to get married, it was a truly special moment!

Following the ceremony at the Gate of Heaven Church in South Boston, we headed back to the InterCon for formal photographs. One of our favorite parts of weddings at the InterCon are the variety of locations for photos! The beautiful Boston Harbor is right behind the hotel, the Four Point Channel Park across the street is full of bright greenery, and bustling Atlantic Avenue is perfect for fun city shots. The Abigail Adams Ballroom was transformed for the reception with classic white, ivory, and gold. A rose-pattered light washed the white dance floor and the gorgeous floral arrangements were held in modern mirrored vessels surrounded by warm votive candles.

We asked Michelle to describe the vision for her wedding day, and here’s what she had to say!

We wanted our wedding to be classy, elegant, and romantic with soft hues of whites, ivory, gold, and blush. Brian is from Ireland and I’m from New York — we met in Boston and wanted to hold our wedding here in this beautiful city as it holds a special meaning for us as the place that brought us together! Our wish is that all of our family and friends enjoy this amazing historical city during their time here and that our wedding day will be filled with many happy memories, laughs, love, joy, togetherness, and celebration! We are so grateful for our families and the friends that have turned into family and are so thankful for everyone that has been able to make the journey to Boston!

Congratulations to our wonderful friend Michelle and her new husband Brian on a truly beautiful and memorable wedding day. We were honored to have been there to capture it for you. A special thanks to the entire team at the InterContinental Hotel Boston for yet another stunning event, and for making this day so special for the couple.

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Vendors | Hair/Makeup: Michelle at Demiche; Dress: Augusta Jones from La Reine Bridal; Flowers: Honey, Lotus Floral; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Linens: Rentals Unlimited; Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell; Entertainment: Siagel Productions; Dance Floor: Tommy Wholesale

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InterContinental Hotel Boston Wedding of Michelle and Brian photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Person + Killian is located at 251 Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached at 617.236.1662 or via email at Jill@PersonKillian.com and Lauren@PersonKillian.com

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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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Jeanne Halpern -

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