Ashley’s Sweet Sixteen Bash, Taj Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

When you want the most slammin’ Sweet Sixteen celebration ever, where do you turn?  Simeral and Co. of course!  Ashley’s bash was at the rooftop ballroom of the gorgeous Taj Hotel in Boston.  The rooftop sports a truly singular view of the twinkling lights of Boston.  It was the perfect compliment to swanky, sparkling decor in the ballroom.  Pink and blue lighting surrounded  the black and white dance floor with shadow boxes for the go-go dancers.  That’s right, go-go dancers!  Guests arrived and got to the party on the dance floor immediately.  No boring formalities for this teen superstar!  Here are some of my favorite images from the day.

I arrived a bit early to get some portraits of the birthday girl.  I had hoped to photograph her in the late afternoon light in the Public Garden.  But the guest of honor wasn’t quite ready yet.  We lost the light, but not the beauty!  The Friday night bustle of Newbury Street was the perfect backdrop for this elegant young lady.  When life gives you lemons…


Nicole Simeral never fails to deliver.  The rooftop ballroom was just gorgeous.  It looked like a swanky nightclub.  My favorite detail?  Definitely the sequin pillows!


The dance floor was packed all evening thanks to DJ Kupah James and the amazing go-go dancers.



Planner – Simeral and Co.

Venue – Taj Hotel, Boston

Lighting – Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design

Go Go Dancers – Music Management

Flowers – The World of Marc Hall

Video – City Point Films

About the Author:
Nikki Cole is a professional photographer who captures Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Portraits and other life events. Please contact her to start telling your story!

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