A Rainy But Perfect Wedding at Chesterwood
For many couples, their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. And for John and Caroline, even the rainy weather couldn’t dampen their spirits on their special day. After over a year of planning, the couple exchanged their vows at Chesterwood, a picturesque estate with stunning Italianate gardens, historic terraces, and sweeping lawns.
Wedding at Chesterwood
The day began with the ladies heading to Seven Salon Spa for hair and makeup, while the gents enjoyed their groomsmen gifts at Daniel Chester French’s second studio on the grounds of Chesterwood known as Meadowlark. As the morning celebrations unfolded, Caroline headed to her mother’s house to get dressed with the help of her mother and grandmother. The bride and her parents rode in a classic Rolls Royce to the ceremony at Chesterwood, where the bridal party and family waited in the studio to walk down the aisle.
The ceremony was full of laughter and tears, with a poem by William Shakespeare and another by E.E. Cummings read in honor of Caroline and John’s love. After exchanging vows, the couple shared a deep, long kiss they both described as “gold,” and just like that, they were married.
Despite the rainy and chilly weather, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the heated tent, sipping on cocktails and sampling delicious canapes. The bar was stocked with local alcohol, including some from Berkshire Mountain Distillers and Big Elm, making for a fantastic atmosphere as friends and family celebrated the newlyweds.
Once the reception began, guests gathered under the Residence Lawn tent to marvel at the beautiful bouquets and arrangements of local Berkshire dahlias grown and arranged by Barbara Bockbrader of Campo de’ Fiori. The bride and groom shared their first dance to “You and Me” by Dave Matthews, followed by Caroline and her father dancing to “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee John before John and his mother danced to “A Song for Momma” by Boyz 2 Men.
The wedding party then enjoyed a catered meal provided by The Old Inn On The Green, followed by cutting into the multi-tiered wedding cake by Kim Watson. The cake was a delicious vanilla cake with apple butter and apple creme made from local bartlett’s apples.
Despite the less-than-ideal weather, the all-star staff at Chesterwood worked with Caroline, John, and their wedding planning team to create a beautiful and memorable event within the well-curated Italianate gardens with its panoramic views, historic terraces, and sweeping lawns.
In conclusion, John and Caroline’s wedding day at Chesterwood was a beautiful and unforgettable event. Despite the rainy and cold weather, the couple and their guests enjoyed a fantastic celebration, surrounded by stunning natural beauty and warm, friendly service.
Wedding Event Staff and Contact Information
Venue: Chesterwood — www.chesterwood.org
Hair & Makeup: Seven Salon Spa: Bianca Chessa — www.sevonsalonspa.com
Dress: WTOO by Watters — www.watters.com/wtoo/wtoo-brides
Transportation: Dufour Tours, School Bus — www.dufourtrous.com
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