Many of you know by now that this summer had me not only running the new Berkshire Wedding Collective, but also planning our official launch party, held on Wednesday, August 13th. And since my philosophy is "go big or go home", I knew this needed to be a big deal...and it was! With over 100 people in attendance (which was no small feat, since the weather forecast was HORRIBLE!), our celebration was loads of fun--great food, great entertainment, great company--and found people lingering around until long after the music had stopped!
We've all heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child," and this was also the case with the many components that went into making this evening a success. Simply put, I could never have pulled off such a great event had it not been for the support of many of our members. And though I'm including a vendor list at the end of this post, I wanted to be sure to say a special HUGE THANK YOU to Kat Lockridge of Classical Tents and Party Goods! Not only did she lend me a gorgeous clear tent (which I had specifically requested because I wanted this to have an open-air feel), but she donated every table, chair, linen, and rustic bar underneath the tent and set up the most fabulous LOUNGE AREA I've ever seen (complete with barn board flooring, mid-century-modern furnishings, cowhide rugs and more!)!!
Be sure to check out these great images, captured by Jaclyn Lombardo of Jaclyn L. Photography. Jaclyn and Tricia McCormack attended the party together, and Jaclyn grabbed some great images as the party was being set up and while the firsts guest started to arrive. I'm so glad she was on hand to record our fun evening!
BIG THANK YOUS TO:
Big Elm Brewery
Hilltop Orchards/Furnace Brook Winery
Joan Palano Ciolfi