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!
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!
I met Adria when she was a bridesmaid for her sister Jenna 5 years before. I met Andy on that day too and they were so sweet I hoped that someday I'd here from them too. Shortly after Christmas this past year, I got a call from them that they were engaged and ready to start planning.
Are you ready to fall in love with this couple, Gedney Farm and their wedding day? I am in love all of three of these things AND the incredible golden light we had during portraits. Everything was so beautiful and I loved capturing the day for Melanie and Jay who are so obviously in love.
Huong and Ariel's marriage marked the start of their union and the joining of their children as one family. I am so honored to have been there to capture it all.
We always love a good barn wedding, and this sweet event at Gedney Farm doesn't disappoint! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Gedney Farm, it's a beautiful renovated barn (two, actually!) in the tiny village of New Marlborough, Massachusetts...tucked away in a remote corner of the Berkshires. I've always felt like the weddings held here are in a world all their own...with no cell service (or GPS!), the couples who marry here are able to have their guests fully present, and it truly makes for a special, intimate affair.
We love a good barn wedding, here in New England. And this Tricia McCormack stunner sets the bar high at Stonover Farm in Lenox, MA! Of course, the adorable pups help, too! :)
Alix and Matt are amazing together, it was very clear to me when I joined them at their place in Hoboken NJ for their engagement session that they love having fun together. Their love and their friendship were evident right away. I loved being a part of their day and capturing all the love of friends and family that surrounded them. Alix's dad even made me cry - twice!!
Hilary & Jonathan’s big day featured a real Berkshire wedding dream team – event planning and design by Tara Consolati, flowers by Crocus Hale, rentals by Classical Tents and Rentals Unlimited, lighting by Julie Seitel… These are wedding collaborators I have the good fortune to work with often, and they are so skilled and gracious and kind. It is a total delight to see them at work. Tara knows how to take a couple’s vision for their wedding day and bring it completely to life. Crocus’s floral designs are out of this world. Classical Tents has everything you could possibly need to make your wedding day beautiful and stress-free. And Julie gives each wedding such incredible light and energy. Being a part of the luxury wedding community in the Berkshires is a joy.
I loved all the seasonal touches that the bride and groom included in their celebration. The glow of small candles made every room festive and the soft gray and white palette of flowers was stunning. The antique silver clocks hinted at the countdown that awaited later that evening.
However it was how sweetly Lauren and Brian looked at each other that the real beauty of their wedding came through. Small stolen moments, like how Lauren would squeeze Brian's hand tight and then he couldn't resist giving her a kiss. I could feel the love and happiness they were feeling as they shared this New Year's Evening with the people they loved so much.
Sam and I knew we wanted to get married near his family's cottage in Stockbridge. Sam's family has been going to the Berkshires over the summer for generations, and I grew up in Massachusetts, so it is a very special place for both our families.
Some of our favorite times together when we were dating were visiting his family in the Berkshires--hiking, eating and touring the old mansions in the area. As soon as we toured The Mount we knew it was the right spot for us--we loved the idea of hosting all our family and friends in such a beautiful, grand house that also felt intimate and cozy.
LeeAnn and Sohit were married in the Berkshires at the same church where LeeAnn’s parents were married – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The church was gorgeous, with beautiful Tiffany stained glass. Before the ceremony, we had a really nice time making portraits at The Mount of LeeAnn & Sohit and their families. Everyone was so kind.
Emily and James were married at Gedney Farm. The weather was perfect, and we were able to make some great portraits outside while the sun was setting. Gedney Farm always does a fantastic job at making couples feel at home and have exactly what they want for their wedding. I will never get over how gorgeous it is at Gedney!
I think if Gabi and Seth could hear me putting together their blog post they would get a kick out of it. I was full of oohhs and aahhs and "these two!!!!". We absolutely loved their day and so many things stick out in my mind about it. We love shooting at The Mount and I have to pinch myself sometimes that I live 2 miles from a location as beautiful as this. This day provided a break in the summer heat we had been experiencing and it was a crisp, clear day in September.
When Jessica and Corey wrote to tell me about their wedding. Jess said, "we like to have FUN and LAUGH! We speak our own language of inside jokes. We want our wedding pictures to reflect our love for each other, our dog Rao (who we love more than anything), and our life that we have together." After hearing that I was HOOKED on these two.
Kate & Evan were married at the Red Clover Inn in Killington, Vermont. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding & so full of love from family and friends. The fall colors were beautiful and we took advantage of them while making portraits. We were able to make a photo from above of all the wedding guests, which is one of my favorite things to do – my wife and I really cherish the photo we have of all our family and friends together on our wedding day.
Chelsea and her best friend had been at a Halloween party a few weeks prior to that night, and after that party, they had not been able to stop talking about a guy who had come to the party dressed as a chicken and was the LIFE of the party. Then, one night, they were in a bar in Boston when her best friend nearly tackled her out of her excitement to announce, “The Chicken is here!!!”
What sweethearts!! We enjoyed being with Brenna and Joe so much on their wedding day. Every friend and every family member of theirs were a joy to be with. It was a beautiful summer day on August 27th. Although it felt hot to all of us local to Massachusetts, it wasn't at all to our bride and groom who currently live in Texas. It was perfect, just like they are for one another.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Molly and Garrett were married at the Egremont Village Inn in Egremont, MA. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were held on the grounds of the Inn. The evening's itinerary created a dynamic flow throughout the beautiful Inn and property. The evening concluded with an after-party in the Inn's newly renovated Barn. The theme was "rustic chic"- combining the elegance of a classic formal wedding with the casual ease and informality of a weekend away at a country inn.
Mary & Todd were married at Gedney Farm. It rained, so the ceremony was inside, but a Gedney Farm wedding is beautiful rain or shine! They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, so we snuck a few portraits in between cocktails and dinner. The rain had stopped, and we were able to do them outside.
Oh this day!! This was the kind of day that makes you inhale deep and feel so grateful! On September 3rd, the day that Lauren and Jon were married, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and at Cranwell Resort & Spa all you could see was blue sky and mountains for miles and miles.
Writing about Sarah and Dan feels like writing about two friends. I've had the wonderful opportunity to get to know both of them over the last 3 years. They have both been part of the bridal party of other weddings, guests of a wedding, Sarah has taken my fitness class and I've even done a family photo shoot for Sarah's family. Dan and I have bonded over our loyalty and affection for our alum, Siena College (FREE NARDO!!).
Elana & Ben were married at The Mount in the Berkshires. My heart is still overflowing with gratitude and joy. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have been a part of Elana & Ben’s wedding and to have had the chance to get to know them as a couple. In spite of a heavy rain that presented some challenges that were unexpected, the unstoppable forces of love, kindness, family and teamwork made the wedding sweet and beautiful. The quote of the day was “Man makes plans and God laughs.” Everyone just smiled and rolled with it. Plus, they say that rain on your wedding day is good luck. =)
We chose the Berkshires because we first met as freshmen at Williams College. We were both heartbroken to leave when we graduated, and we’ve been back to the area every year since. We loved the idea of having an outdoor wedding in an area that is so naturally beautiful and that means so much to us. We loved the barn at Stonover, the fact that our families could stay on the property, the beautiful pond and the willow trees – it was just a fantastic setting. We quickly snatched up their last available date of the year!
It's pretty incredible when two people grow up together, fall in love and decide that they can't imagine life without the other. Chad & Brittany became engaged on their 10 year dating anniversary, and then became husband and wife last month on July 9th.
When I met Roxanne and William together at their engagement session I could see these two were a perfect match. They have so much passion for one another and there is such a kindness and vitality to their partnership. We had so much fun together.