REBECCA & JASON'S WEDDING AT STONOVER FARM

With fun and fitness kicking off the big day, the bride and groom and a few friends began their morning with a run in the Tanglewood Memorial Day Weekend 5K. Ambitious! Later that afternoon, guests arrived for the wedding celebration at Stonover Farm in smart, fun and formal attire. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a signature Gold Rush craft cocktail and spiked rhubarb shrub. The attentive staff butlered canapés to festive guests as they relaxed into the bucolic setting. Daire, our farm-focused chef, created a house-made charcuterie and local vegetable board, which was placed beneath the weeping willow framing Stonover’s charming pond. A family-style meal featuring short ribs with roasted farmed and foraged spring vegetables followed in the attractive and elegantly decorated barn space. Handmade chocolate-peanut butter bars were a perfect conclusion to a terrific meal. 

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AMANDA & CLINT'S WEDDING AT TANGLEWOOD

Amanda and Clint were married with a ceremony at Seranak, followed by a reception at Tanglewood. Their engagement session was one of my all-time favorites, so I was really excited to get to be part of their wedding day! Tanglewood has a special place in Amanda and Clint’s heart because they are both musicians and Clint plays the flute for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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WHITNEY & GRADY'S NOVEMBER CRANWELL WEDDING

Before November there was no circumstance I could have imagined that would cause me to miss one of my couples' special day. As a wedding photographer we bind ourselves to the dates our brides and grooms reserve us for, well in advance. I personally believe they've made such an important choice when selecting their photographer and it's a commitment I take very seriously.

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RENEE AND JAY'S WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

When Jocelyn from Love Bird sent me this wedding at the Kemble Inn in Lenox, MA, I just couldn't wait to show you this gorgeous red wedding dress!  What a bold statement from such a lovely bride!  And it goes just perfectly with the bright turquoise walls, don't you think?  Great choice, Renee!

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KATHY AND RUSTY'S WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

Kathy & Rusty were married at The Mount in the Berkshires, one of my all-time favorite wedding venues. Some of her wedding vendors are part of the Berkshire Wedding Collective, a wonderful team of wedding professionals I’m a member of in the Berkshires, led by Tara Consolati. All the design and creative for the wedding was by the bride herself and Tara acted as month-of coordinator. Beautiful flowers were created by Crocus Hale.

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EMILY'S GORGEOUS FALL WEDDING IN LENOX, MA

Emily booked me in advance and then came for her preview session a few months before her wedding. As I did her makeup, I noticed she was looking at me intently, but I didn’t think much of it. She and her husband have two beloved dogs (see photo below!) and so we were swapping canine stories, and in the course of the conversation I told her about my brother’s beasts. When I said one of them was an Irish Wolfhound, she got a funny look on her face, but when I said that other dog was a Tamaskan, she started saying “OH MY GOD!” repeatedly.

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JANINE AND VICTOR'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING AT THE MOUNT

Looking out my window today--and stepping outside to enjoy the near-60 degree weather--I just knew I had to feature a beautiful Berkshires wedding that was lush and green and sunny.  So when Christopher Duggan sent me Janine and Victor's gorgeous wedding that took place at one of my favorite wedding venues in the Berkshires--The Mount in Lenox--I knew I had found "the one!"  There is just so much I love about this wedding...from the stunning gardens and architecture that make The Mount so special, to Janine's gorgeous dress, her amazing flowers and that adorable book-turned-ring-box!  Oh, right...and I love, love, LOVE the bridesmaids' dresses in that bright sunshine yellow!  Take a look at all the lovely, below, and I dare you not to smile just a bit! :)

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JAAN AND LYDIA'S CRAZY, MIXED-UP (AND SAVED!) WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES!

You won't even believe when you read about how this wedding almost didn't happen!!!  Thank goodness Jaan and Lydia chose an amazing team to execute their big day!

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CHRISTINE AND WILL'S BERKSHIRE WEDDING AT STONOVER FARM

A word from Christopher: Christine & Will had their wedding at Stonover Farm, which is a pretty exclusive place to get married, because they can only do a handful of weddings per year. It was my first time photographing a wedding at Stonover Farm and it is definitely one of the best barns in the Berkshires.

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JESS AND TOM'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING AT THE MOUNT

John Seakwood's photojournalistic approach to weddings always produces beautiful images, capturing not only the details of the event, but the emotions of all who were in attendance.  And when the images have been edited and presented to the newly married couple, he considers his work done, not pushing to get every event published.  In fact, I wouldn't have even known about this gorgeous wedding if I hadn't stumbled across The Mount's blog and reached out to him!  Take a look at the images of this sweet couple, and fall in love with John Seakwood Photography!

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DANA AND DAVID'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

It's hard to believe that we're closing out another year!  2014 was one that brought some exciting new changes to my life, my business and the wedding industry in the Berkshires!  With Christmas just behind us, New Year's just around the corner (and the kids home from school for the entire holiday season!!), I've been having a hard time getting motivated to post another blog!  But then I remembered a fun, sparkly New Year's Eve wedding that Tricia McCormack photographed at Cranwell, and knew there was no better day than today to put this one out into cyberspace!

Most of the weddings we post on here reflect warmer temperatures and rolling green hills, but honestly, I don't think there is anything more magical than a winter wedding in the Berkshires.  Take a look at Dana and David's beautiful snowy wedding, and I'll bet you'll agree!

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JOE AND DARIUS'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING AT THE MOUNT

What really stood out to me at Joe & Darius’s wedding was their warmth, care for their family and guests and deep love for each other. They had a beautiful, full weekend together – starting off at a rehearsal dinner at the Norman Rockwell Museum, and ending with a brunch at their private home.  Really, every wedding I photograph has this caring and warmth, but Joe & Darius’s wedding stood out because I was there to witness three full days of their joy and love.

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DEVON'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING AT STONOVER FARM

From Liz: June 7th was one of the most-requested dates of the 2014 bridal season, and I was fortunate to be able to accept two weddings that day – the first of which took place at a luxurious B&B in the beautiful Berkshires (just a stone’s throw from Tanglewood!) Devon was easygoing, upbeat, and overall a delight to work with, as were all seven of her friends and family that I had the opportunity to beautify that morning. I’m so glad her fabulous photographer recommended me!

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MARIA'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING AT THE MOUNT

From Liz: Maria came to me after seeing my work on the Berkshire Wedding Collective site, and promptly grabbed my last available June Saturday. She works in theater, and has the engaging personality to match – and she loves her makeup bold and lashes long! I used a Sephora cream lip stain in a vibrant fuchsia shade to create a long-lasting bright lip, and black eyeliner and shimmery champagne on the lids to set off her incredible blue eyes.

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MARK AND JONATHAN'S WEDDING IN THE BERKSHIRES

Mark & Jonathan's ceremony was so touching, it was magical and the soft rain that was falling as their guests sat on the Cranwell terrace made it even more magical. Their Rabbi's words were so personal and unforgettable. He said " You never thought this kind of happiness was possible. Today the stars must be aligned and they are. Today the sun and moon are equal in the sky. You fell in love in so many ways, but in particular with the way you made each other feel whole. You cannot imagine being who you are without the man that stands beside you now. You are two halfs of the same person and together you are as one." 

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KARIN AND CRAIG'S BERKSHIRES WEDDING AT THE MOUNT

I’m so excited to be sharing this gorgeous wedding from last season. Karin Tanabe is a novelist and her first book The List is getting great reviews. It only makes sense that she would want to get married in the home of one of her favorite authors, Edith Wharton.  Sweet Monday Photography did such an amazing job with these photos. You can see how crazy Karin and Craig are about each other and how much creative energy Karin put into planning her classic all-white wedding. 

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SARA AND EDDIE'S BERKSHIRE WEDDING AT THE MOUNT

I am giddily excited to be bringing you a Mount wedding that was recently featured on Style Me Pretty!  Sara and Eddie were wed at The Mount last May.  It was a day that was traditional, classic, and unforgettably stunning.  Sara took the design into her own hands by doing all the address calligraphy herself and creating a painted version of the Lime Walk (the aerial hedge in The Mount’s garden) for her invitations and programs. It rained on the big day, but that didn’t keep the dedicated couple from heading outside to take some shots. I’m so glad they did because it led to some gorgeous photos by Elario Photography which you can swoon over, below!

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CARLA'S WEDDING AT SEVEN HILLS INN IN LENOX, MA

Submitted by member Liz Washer.  Originally published on May 30, 2014.

From Liz:

It’s always a cool vote of confidence when someone who works in the cosmetic industry hires me for their wedding! NJ-based Carla has worked for cosmetic manufacturers and has an encyclopedic knowledge of product formulation, and described herself as “very choosy” about makeup. It was a pleasure geeking out with her about makeup and serving up a little Hollywood glamour for her wedding in the Berkshires!

Photography: Douglas Levy
Venue: Seven Hills Inn, Lenox MA
Hair: You Say I Do, We Say Updo
Flowers: Cassandra Redel
Catering: Castle Street Cafe
Cocktail Hour Music: Jeremy Milligan
Reception Band: Men in Black