Meanie and Katie had so many parts of their day that were so genuine. First, when they saw each other for their first look, they actually traded bouquets because they each liked the others better. Next, their flower man stole the show. He really understood the assignment as he danced down the aisle tossing flowers. Lastly, Melanie’s mom and Katie’s mom were the officiants which made the whole ceremony extra emotional and special.
One of the most remarkable things for me personally about working with Anna and Scott was the feeling of kindness and trust they had for us immediately. It made everything easier and gave us more room for creativity throughout the day. Knowing that other couples are looking to these blogs for wedding inspiration, I thought I would share a few things that they told me the day after their wedding.
Are you ready for some fun? You’ll smile when you look at these pictures from Julia’s and Brandon’s wedding day. There was lots of joy, great music by Andy Warba, Wanda Houston, Jay Shale, a highly anticipated walk down the aisle, an expertly performed first dance, a Crazefaze Crew dance routine and a traditional hora! Oh and I haven’t even mentioned, one of the best speeches I’ve heard.
What a long time to wait but…. of all the dates to pick in 2022 I think they chose the perfect one. This past Saturday’s weather was the day you dream of in September and gave us the golden lighting that Lisa and I live for taking pictures of.
Their wedding had the vibe of end of summer nostalgia best celebrated with your favorite people. To make their friends and family feel welcome, Lauren and Jason included a casual brunch the morning of their wedding with a garden party feel. To follow was a formal ceremony among wild flowers and a mountain backdrop and then an intimate dinner.
Lisa and I met Sam and Andrea in 2018 at her sister’s wedding. We were chatting with them in the photo booth and loved them instantly! We dropped the not so subtle hint that when they were to get engaged they should give us a call – we wanted to be the one to capture it. Three months later, I got that call! Sam had proposed to Andrea!
For me, one of my favorite things to uncover is why my couples choose to have their wedding in the Berkshires. In Kimber and Will’s case it seems kismet that even though they met in Boston they both have childhood ties to this area. Kimber feels sentimental about Stockbridge where she spent summers as a kid and during those same years, Will was traveling to Tanglewood while his sister practiced with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Greer and Jared’s wedding at Cottage Farm of the Berkshires was the very first wedding to happen at this brand new Berkshire venue. This space was once a working horse farm and was recently renovated to be an all inclusive wedding weekend spot.
Marianna and Rebecca opted out of a first look and instead got ready together. Enjoying time together at Tourists Hotel before helping each other get into their gowns was really something special! The genuine kindness and support they showed each other the whole morning leading up to the ceremony was also special. They continually checked in on each other to make sure the other was okay. I love that about them
Sheila and Carlton’s wedding could not have been any cuter. These two sweethearts decided to tie the knot at age 80… what a love story! Their families, friends from church, and even Carlton’s Bridge buddies gathered for a small ceremony to witness the marriage.
Megan and Andrew’s love of the outdoors was beautifully matched with the greenery that decorated the indoor ceremony space and the summer BBQ vibe of the cocktail hour and reception. It was such a special moment watching them enjoy their first look.
There was a point during family portraits, when Ashley’s mom said, “This looks exactly like the inspiration photo she sent me years ago.” Marrying Dylan, her bridesmaids in red, the cow pasture in the distance, rolling mountains, and a bouquet of sunflowers and roses.
10 years ago, I met Lisa for the first time over a cup of coffee. Our meeting was a follow up to her inquiry to see if I’d consider her as a second shooter. Lisa as a recent college graduate, seemed uncertain of what she wanted and was a bit shy as we chatted but as she began working for me, I quickly experienced the characteristics that make her so wonderful.
Anne grew up in the Berkshires and returns home with Andrew to enjoy summers here. While their wedding was originally planned for an earlier date, they didn’t let COVID restrictions get in the way of delaying their love. As they waited patiently to gather with all their family and friends here in the Berkshires, their life was moving rapidly in California. They welcomed a baby boy who was the most adorable addition to this celebration.
Imagine a tent full of families, who have been waiting to spend time with each other, finally having the opportunity to celebrate! The energy was high and everyone was elated. Thanks to Lauren and Mike’s band, The Band Method, not a single person stayed in their seat during the reception and the dinner tables became a stage for them to entertain on. It was incredible.
They both proposed to each other on the very same day! Eliza and Maggie’s non-competitive, equitable approach to proposing was simple: no plan (re: who would propose first), but on a trip to Asheville with friends, less than 24 hours before Eliza planned to pop the same question, Maggie beat her to the punch and dropped down on one knee on a breathtaking sunset hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway – the same mountain range where their first picture together had been taken, over 3 years prior. Later that night, Eliza proposed back on a hill under the stars, just two girls and their headlamps and a lot of happy tears.
Emily and Andrej were dodging thunderstorms all day at their tented Chesterwood wedding, but not one bit of rain could put a damper on this celebration. In one evening they experienced a week’s worth of weather; rain, clouds, sunshine, fog, and even a rainbow. From start to finish I have enjoyed working with Emily and Andrej. They are fun, easy going, and best of all so in love. All day I just kept saying, “wow” to myself after I’d snap another amazing image of these two prancing around in the rain or holding each other under a rainbow.
Beth and Zak met on a study abroad trip to Italy, but it was actually Beth’s twin sister, Kathy, who first met Zak. Zak and Kathy attended the same college and it wasn’t until a couple years later (in Italy) that Beth and Zak would connect. Beth and Zak, both teachers live in Eastern MA and they spend their time playing board games, hiking, or reading fantasy.