• Hancock Shaker Village

    A beautiful summer wedding at Hancock Shaker Village

    Rebecca is the events coordinator at Savory Harvest catering. This isn’t the first time we worked together!

     

    From Rebecca:

    Austin and I met at work 3 years ago. Austin is a chef and I am the Event Planner for Savory Harvest Catering. I would say it was love at first site for both parties, but it took some push from both sides. I thought Austin was younger than he was and he didn’t think I was available. We started dating about 6 months after meeting and got engaged about 9 months after that. We were engaged about a year and a half before getting married, so we took some time to plan and make sure our day was perfect. You could say it was a whirlwind romance.

    We were married at Hancock Shaker Village on September 20th, 2014. It started out to be somewhat of a gloomy day but as soon as we arrived at the village the skies cleared and it turned out to be sunny and warm. We had our first look out in the apple orchards, tucked away from everyone and everything. It was truly wonderful and such a special moment. After taking our first look pictures we joined the rest of the family to take some group shots. We then noticed that Austin’s eye was swelling shut, he had been stung by a bee during our first look and didn’t even realize. It made things interesting for the rest of the pictures until we got his eye to finally go down.

    The ceremony was held under two apple trees looking out on the round stone barn, surrounded by our closest friends and families. Austin’s brother married us in a short and sweet ceremony which made things even more special. After the ceremony everyone moved to the cocktail hour which was on the lawn next to the gardens just outside the tent. Savory Harvest Catering provided the wonderful food for the wedding, which happens to be where both Austin and I work.

    Once it was time for dinner the guests were welcomed into the tent to find their seats, which were placed underneath cafe type bulb lighting and beautiful vintage umbrellas which were shipped in from Seattle, Washington. Guests were seated and the wedding party was announced into the tent by favorite songs picked by Austin and I. The most magical moment was our first dance. Austin and I danced to our favorite song surrounded by everyone we love. Just perfect.

    One of our favorite pictures of the night was a shooting star which was captured by our most favorite photographer, Eric Limon :)

     

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    Vendor Information:

    Venue: Hancock Shaker Village

    Caterer: Savory Harvest Catering, 413.442.5927, rebecca@savoryharvestcatering.com

    Wedding Planner: The Bride, Rebecca Daly, Brides & Bowties, brides.bowties@gmail.com

    Photographer: Eric Limon

    Flowers: Lani Gillooly of Gillooly Designs 413.559.1193

    Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella, Seattle, Wa

    DJ: Rob Alberti 413.562.2632

    A Beautiful Winter Wedding at Tupper Manor

    A Winter Wedding at Tupper Manor

    Ryan and Erika had a beautiful, indoor wedding this past winter on a super cold February day. Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center is located 20 miles north of Boston on the historic North Shore. The interior is so incredible, I can only imagine what the exterior must be like during the summer! We had planned on going outside for a bit to take some snowy photos, but it was just too cold. Enjoy!

    Please visit my other websites: www.maweddingphotographer.com – www.blacklightphoto.com – www.massachusettsweddingphotography.com – www.blacklightphotobooth.com – www.maweddingphotographers.com

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    Erika with her sweet pup

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    The guys spent hours playing pool in the game room.

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    Erika is so stunning

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    First look in the huge entry way

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    Erika got a little game in too!

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    A very short and sweet ceremony

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    Just HAVE to use that veil!

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    We talked about sloping outside for a few snow photos… but unfortunately is was just WAY too cold

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    The couple with their wedding party

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    I love these two!

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    I really love it when the guests surround the couple for their first dance

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    Look at how gorgeous Erika is! And I love the matching blue shoes :)

    I am available for your wedding throughout New England and destinations worldwide. Being based in the Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington MA, I am centrally located between Boston, New York City, and Albany NY. I am close to Vermont and Connecticut and often photograph weddings in Newport RI. Please visit my other websites: www.maweddingphotographer.com – www.blacklightphoto.com – www.blacklightphotobooth.com – www.maweddingphotographers.com

    Winter Wedding at Cranwell Resort in Lenox MA

    A New Year’s Eve Winter Wedding at Cranwell

    Kath and Joe threw an amazing party at Cranwell for New Years Eve. Oh yeah, they also got married!

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    Kath and Joe had their rehearsal dinner at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA. They keep the galleries open late for the guests. It’s pretty freakin’ cool!

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    Bride and Groom blinking cowboy hats? Um, yes please!

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    Kath looking down into the lobby at her soon to be husband… This was an amazing first look!

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    We slipped outside for a couple photos after the fist look. This is New year’s Eve… it’s COLD!

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    They turned the dining room into the perfect spot for a ceremony.

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    I love that they kept the Christmas decorations up. Look at the size of that tree!

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    These two are so in love, I could feel it!

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    Kath’s mom surprised the couple with a sparkler send off into a waiting horse and carriage. Although it was freezing, they jumped at the opportunity to take a quick trip around Cranwell

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    Amazing horses.

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    Cocktails in the lobby at Cranwell with a pianist playing softly. Perfect.

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    The amazing staff at Cranwell managed to flip the ceremony room back into a dining room in an hour. Yes, that is a balloon drop!

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    Their camp and school friends surprised the two of them with some seriously hilarious songs

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    And they also had my Photo Booth!

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    A balloon drop at midnight. Happy 2014!!!

    I am available for your wedding in New England and destination weddings worldwide. I’m based in the Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington MA, I am centrally located between Boston, New York City, and Albany NY. I’m close to Vermont, Connecticut, and New York and I often photograph weddings in Newport RI. Please visit my other websites: www.maweddingphotographer.com – www.blacklightphoto.com – www.massachusettsweddingphotography.com – www.blacklightphotobooth.com – www.maweddingphotographers.com

    Winter Wedding at Race Brook Lodge

    Winter Wedding at Race Brook Lodge

    From Ashley:

    Winthrop and I really wanted something special and out of the ordinary for our wedding day. We are such individual people, yet we wanted our union to be the perfect marriage of our personalities. We thought that Halloween would be the perfect time, so we picked a vintage theme so that the 150 guests could really have fun and dress up, but still keep it formal. We wanted to keep it as green as we could, so we stuck with mostly local vendors. We chose one of our favorite lodges and rented the place for the weekend, so that us and our guests could have one place to just relax and have fun. Friday night, we had small eats and a pumpkin carving party, with pumpkins grown by our neighbors.

    We couldn’t have planned a more perfect day to get married. Life is beautifully unpredictable, so we were blessed by getting married in Narnia. We got 2 feet of snow on our day, which provided the perfect backdrop for vows and photos.

    For the party, we had a photo-booth downstairs set up by Eric, complete with props, which provided classic shots that we will look back on and laugh at forever. Upstairs, everyone danced their butts off to the sounds of classic and new by our favorite dj. My husband is an Arborist and I, an avid gardener, so our guest book was a hand drawn tree where people could “leaf” their fingerprints. We now have a personalized piece of art on our wall to remind us of our supportive and loving friends and family. Dinner was an amazing display of local, in season vegetables and beef roasted on an open fire. There were boxes and vases of antique colored flowers everywhere and trees hanging from the poles. Guests sipped on locally made alcohol while watching the talented caterers serve food from their steaming cauldrons. Dinner and toasts finished around a bubbling chocolate fountain while sampling miniature cupcakes.

    We really had an all-star cast to make this night happen. Everyone was amazing and so professional. We really couldn’t have asked for a better night. All the elements that we chose really painted the perfect wedding for us. We feel truly blessed to be able to have shared this night with everyone.

    Throughout the storm, the electricity stayed on, as if on queue, until the last song finished. We finished the night speak-easy style by candle light with a friend playing quietly on the piano.

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    The snow started to fall as soon as I arrived

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    Ashley realizing how awesome the snow is!

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    A pink wedding dress!

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    Fall themed wedding, with custom made train ticket invites.

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    The bride was NOT going to let the snow get in the way of an epic wedding.

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    This is where the ceremony WAS supposed to happen… just a little change of plans!

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    The beautiful back yard at Race Brook Lodge, covered in what would become over two feet of snow

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    They attached a tent to the barn for dinner. What nobody was expecting was the heavy snow. All of us, the guests, the staff, the groom… we all had to help push snow off the tent because it was getting too heavy!

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    Ashley ROCKED the birdcage veil!

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    The snow got so deep, they had to put the bride on the back of this tractor to get her from her room to the barn!

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    The barn was a little crowded for the ceremony, but it really made it that much more intimate!

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    I had to literally chase Ashley & Winthrop outside. They RAN! I couldn’t believe it, and the photos are epic!

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    Her friends are CRAZY! They al wanted to get a photo in the snow. Look, BARE FEET!!!

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    Winthrop owns a tree removal company. They had this amazing “guest book” hand drawn tree where their guests could “leaf” their fingerprints.

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    Open fire cooking under a tent in the snow? OK!

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    And a photo studio set up downstairs by me. And then the power went out because of the snow! What an amazing day.

    Vendors:

    Venue: Race Brook Lodge – http://www.rblodge.com/

    Hair: Holly Broga – http://michelessalon.com/

    Dress: Vera Wang – http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_White-by-Vera-Wang

    Suit: Hugo Boss – http://www.hugoboss.com/

    Make-up: Ren Marasco – http://renewskinwellness.com/Home.html

    Rings: McTeigue and McClelland – http://www.mc2jewels.com/

    Design and Flowers: Gillooly Design – http://www.gilloolydesign.com/

    Catering: http: Jeremy Stanton – www.themeatmarketgb.com/

    Chocolate Fountain: Chocolate Springs – http://www.chocolatesprings.com/

    Cupcakes: Barrington Bites – http://barringtonbites.com/

    Photography: Eric Limon – http://www.maweddingphotographers.com/

    Invitations and Programs: Laura Nehls – http://www.etsy.com/shop/LetterBoxInk

    Guest Tree: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bleudetoi

    Dj: DJ GIO – https://www.facebook.com/MOVEMENTwithDJGIO

    Alcohol: http://domaneys.com/ – http://berkshiremountaindistillers.com/home/

    Wedding favors: “wedding tea” – http://www.harney.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=wedding+tea

    pumpkins: http://www.howdenfarm.com/

    Guest Favor Bags: berkshire bark – http://www.berkshirebark.com/

    I am available for your wedding in New England and destination weddings worldwide. I’m based in the Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington MA, I am centrally located between Boston, New York City, and Albany NY. I’m close to Vermont, Connecticut, and New York and I often photograph weddings in Newport RI. Please visit my other websites: www.maweddingphotographer.com – www.blacklightphoto.com – www.massachusettsweddingphotography.com – www.blacklightphotobooth.com – www.maweddingphotographers.com

     

     

    A Berkshire Wedding at Gedney Farm

    A Berkshire Wedding at Gedney Farm

    Kristen & Ron had an amazing wedding weekend here in the Berkshires a few weeks ago at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough MA. Gedney Farm is an ideal destination for a Berkshire wedding weekend. Located in the “Old Berkshire” village of New Marlborough, Gedney Farm is a complex of spectacular period architecture with gambrel slate and cedar roofs, and beautifully detailed dormers and cupolas. The property is comprised of two Normandy-style barns and  surrounded by 37 acres of pastures and high open meadows.

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    I arrived at Gedney Farm on Friday night to cover their rehearsal dinner. It was a blast! I spent a couple of hours spent meeting Ron & Kristen’s wedding party and family, and it really makes a huge difference when everyone becomes comfortable around the camera. gedney_farm_004

     

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    Kristen and her bridesmaids with their super cute matching robes

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    The boys goofing off!

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    Kristen and Ron decided to have a first look on the lawn behind the barn. I love this!

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    We shot all of the family photos before their guests arrived by bus.

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    They obviously spent a lot of time on these details!

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    Guests start to arrive in the courtyard

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    Inside Gedney Farm is AMAZING!

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    The walk to the Knoll, one of the most beautiful ceremony sites in the Berkshires

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    Kristen and her dad

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    Under the tree on the Knoll

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    The super happy couple!!

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    Cocktails on the lawn. Such a great space!

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    I love the balcony at Gedney farm

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    Their band totally rocked the house!

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    And a sparkler send off. Congratulations again Kristen & Ron, you’re the best!!!

    I am available for your wedding in New England and destination weddings worldwide. I’m based in the Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington MA, I am centrally located between Boston, New York City, and Albany NY. I’m close to Vermont, Connecticut, and New York and I often photograph weddings in Newport RI. Please visit my other websites: www.maweddingphotographer.com – www.blacklightphoto.com – www.massachusettsweddingphotography.com – www.blacklightphotobooth.com – www.maweddingphotographers.com