CINDY AND JAMES' WEDDING AT GEDNEY FARM IN THE BERKSHIRES

A word from the photographer: I was so looking forward to seeing Cindy and James again. We had such a great time during their engagement session this winter. It was a frigid afternoon and Cindy and James were so "go with the flow" that I knew we'd have a lot of fun during their wedding day.  If you remember their story, this cute couple met in college at Hofstra University, where they were both chemistry majors.  They started dating after James convinced Cindy to spend more time with him under the disguise of a chemistry study group.

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JEN AND DARYL'S WEDDING AT TANGLEWOOD

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to know the couples with whom I work while planning their dream weddings. I love to hear their back stories and thoroughly enjoy seeing their eyes light up (or hearing the joy in their voices on the phone) when they share how they first met, funny antics on first dates and when they first knew they were falling in love.

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EMMA AND LUKE'S WEDDING AT HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

Submitted by Eric Limon Photography.

A word from the photographer: The day started off in the Library room at Hotel on North in Pittsfield, where Emma & Luke got ready with their closest friends and family. We originally planned on a first look down in the lobby, but the Library room is so amazing that we decided to kick out the wedding party for a little bit of privacy as the couple saw each other for the first time since their welcome dinner the night before.

After a few photos we all traveled together on a sweet party bus to Olivia’s lookout in Lenox for some family photos. Luke grew up in Lenox and really loved the view of Stockbridge bowl that you get from Olivia’s lookout, and thankfully we had the whole spot to ourselves!

We all got back onto the party bus to Hancock Shaker Village where Emma & Luke and I took a walk around the property for some photos fo just the two of them. The ceremony was held under two beautiful old trees with the 1826 Round Stone Barn in the background. After a short and sweet ceremony, we all headed over to the old Brick Poultry Barn for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Emma’s father surprised the couple with a giant hand made picture frame, and a couple of Emma & Luke’s friends walked around with me to “frame” the guests. What a blast!

After a while, the entire wedding moved over to the 1910 Barn, a newly opened space available the Hancock Shaker Village has been using for their Shaker Barn Music Series. The day ended with a few super funny toasts and a whole lot of dancing.

Congratulations again Luke & Emma!

SAMANTHA AND PATRICK'S BACKYARD WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

Samantha and Patrick wanted things to be laid back and easy. Their wedding day went so smoothly, and I don't think there was a single minute that went by without smiles on their faces. Samantha was so graceful and beautiful, you would have never thought she was carrying a child with her the entire day. Especially once the dancing started, she danced like no ones business, I was so impressed.

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KEREN AND JESSE'S WEDDING AT GEDNEY FARM

Their wedding exuded elegance in a country setting at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough Massachusetts. Gorgeous flowers decorated the barn and guests sat by candlelight, bistro lighting was strung to give the entire location a romantic feel. Everything felt timeless and cozy. I even loved how Keren had a dress change for cocktails and dancing but wore her wedding gown and cathedral length veil to walk down the aisle. 

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TORY AND ALEK'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING

Submitted by Eric Limon Photography. Originally published on August 1, 2018.

A word from the photographer: Tory & Alek’s Stonover Farm wedding photos are some of my FAVORITE to date! These two are a lovely couple who live out in Eastern MA and planned their destination wedding here in the Berkshires.

Venue: Stonover Farm

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Lee

Photographer: Eric Limon Photography

Florals: Daisy Stone Studio

Rentals: Classical Tents and Party Goods

Lighting: Rob Alberti Event Services

Fireworks: Berkshire Fireworks

Catering: Mezze Catering

JACKIE AND HARRISON'S OUTDOOR WEDDING AT AUGUST MOON IN THE BERKSHIRES

There was no lack of love, happiness or smiles at Jackie and Harrison's wedding. The two have been together since high school, and have everything going for them. After dating for 9 years they decided to tie the knot with all of their friends and family there to celebrate with them. August Moon was the perfect venue for what they envision, a weekend of outdoor fun and hanging out. The house and adjacent garage allows friends and family to stay on site, and the beautiful forest and fields make for amazing photos. 

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JEN AND KATIE'S COUNTRY HOUSE WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

When I met with Jen and Katie, the recurring "theme" of their "dream wedding" was that their guests felt welcome and taken care of throughout the entire weekend.  They wanted to create an intimate setting where they could spend the most important day of their lives with the most special people in their lives.  And despite the chilly temps and light drizzle of the late September day, the warmth of this group was what stood out the most. 

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ASTRID AND ELI'S WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

I love when a camp wedding crosses my desk. Not because “camp” automatically fills my head with sweet childhood memories, but because it’s another opportunity to show people that camp weddings aren’t about obstacle courses, bunkhouses and mess halls! In the Berkshires, so many of our famed summer camps are located on grounds with breathtaking vistas and gorgeous large buildings…perfect for large crowds. And yes, the grounds do also have bunkhouses, cottages and cabins, but this is part of what makes a camp wedding a perfectly logical choice for a destination wedding!

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LEE AND MAARTIN'S WEDDING AT THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Nestled in the beauty of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the Clark Art Institute is an incredible venue for weddings and other special events. The beauty of the Clark campus and its exceptional spaces create the ideal setting for a wedding you will always remember. STARR Catering Group, the Clark’s exclusive caterer, creates an experience personalizing every detail to provide an event that is truly unique. Innovative cuisine, inspired by the farm-to-table spirit of the Berkshires and the abundance of locally sourced ingredients, is crafted to delight guests with bold and unexpected details. An expert team of culinarians, mixologists, and service professionals ensure guests are served with sincere hospitality for an event beyond all expectation.

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SAVANA AND JUSTIN'S WINTER WEDDING AT WHEATLEIGH

Savana and Justin found me through the Berkshire Wedding Collective. They put their wedding together in three months. They booked the space, they booked me, they booked everything in such a short time. They’ve been together for several years, but when they decided to get married they wanted to do it quickly. And they did it beautifully! They knew what they wanted, and I was impressed.

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ERIN AND JONATHAN'S INTIMATE WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

A word from Tara: When this real wedding submission crossed my desk, I was instantly smitten (I'm a sucker for tea length dresses and a vintage bicycle with a basket)!  I loved the bright, vibrant colors and the intimacy of it all.  There's just something to be said for a wedding that includes only your immediate family and closest friends.  And between this creative bride and the Federal House Inn, the adorable details are to die for!

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ELLEN AND TOM'S WEDDING AT MASS MOCA

A word from Liz: I was pretty psyched about Ellen’s wedding because it was taking place at one of my favorite places in the Berkshires: Mass MoCA, where I have been many times (come to think of it, I should really reactivate my membership). Since Ellen was getting hitched surrounded by the bright geometric colors of the Sol LeWitt exhibition, we opted for a neutral eye with plenty of individual lash clusters, and a flush of berry on the lips. The perfect mix of classical beauty amidst contemporary art!

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