Emil and Kori held a charming wedding in a beautiful, rustic barn in the Berkshire area of Massachusetts. Emil has been a family friend of mine since I was little, and I have come to know the beautiful bride through him as well. It was so sweet to see the tender way that Emil cared for his wife on their wedding day. If they were near one another you could be sure that he was gently showing his love for her, by having his hand on the small of her back, by holding her hand, or giving her a big hug. It was very easy to see the love and joy between these two and their young son.
Kori and her bridesmaids prepared for the wedding in the farmhouse. She was so excited for the big day and was the most bubbly I had ever seen her. Dashing from place to place, excited to take photos with each and every loved on that was there to celebrate with her. Her dress was absolutely beautiful with a sheath lace top and a long train.
Photography and videography: Bella Luz Imagery
Venue: Private Farm
Rentals: Mahaiwe Tent
Taylor and Chris married one another on the edge of Pontoosuc Lake. Friends, family and their little baby son watched on as the two vowed to be with one another for the rest of their lives. The Lake House is the venue they chose, and I can totally understand why. It is conveniently located, absolutely beautiful, and even has lodging for out of town guests.
Taylor opted out of having getting ready photos, so the day started with the wedding ceremony. She was escorted down the aisle by both of her parents. She looked radiant.
After the ceremony guests were invited to cocktail hour while the wedding party took photos out on the docks. I don't think we could have asked for a better view.
The reception was held under a tent. Taylor and Chris were warmly welcomed in, they immediately took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.
There was no lack of love, happiness or smiles at Jackie and Harrison's wedding. The two have been together since high school, and have everything going for them. After dating for 9 years they decided to tie the knot with all of their friends and family there to celebrate with them. August Moon was the perfect venue for what they envision, a weekend of outdoor fun and hanging out. The house and adjacent garage allows friends and family to stay on site, and the beautiful forest and fields make for amazing photos.
Jackie got ready with her wonderful group of bridesmaids. She is so comfortable in her own skin and true to herself, it is something that I feel you don't see that often and it was a breath of fresh air. Her sister did a great job of keeping her laughing while she was getting her hair done, and her friends all looked beautiful in their two-piece bridesmaid gowns. I loved Jackie's details, right down to her converse after-party shoes.
Harrison and his groomsmen were getting ready at August Moon as well. He looked so dapper with his blush bow tie and loose curls.
Jackie and Harrison did a first look before the ceremony. They wanted to take all of their photos early on so that they could enjoy as much time as possible with family and friends after the ceremony. The grounds of August Moon worked perfectly for portraits.
The ceremony setup was gorgeous. A handmade quilt which featured bits of fabric from all of the woman in Jackie's family was placed on one corner of the arch, it was such a special added touch.
After the ceremony the wedding party made their way to the tennis club house for a intimate toast. Jackie headed that way hand and hand with her new mother-in-law.
The reception was held under a large tent with wild flowers set along the center of each table. Jackie and Harrison had fun with a choreographed dance, and speeches were made by the best man and maid of honor.
Lani and Gregg were so much fun! They had such a great vision for their wedding day and the theme was all tied together perfectly. The wedding was held at Gedney Farm, a beautiful venue located in Berkshire Massachusetts. The couple love to travel and love a good adventure and that was evident in their wedding day decor. The teardrop, featured in the photo above, was taken on the road for many months as the couple visited national parks throughout the United States.
For Lani and Gregg's photos they knew they wanted something artistic to match their style and personality. So I was able to capture really interesting depth of field images using the "free lensing" technique.
Lani and her mother are florists and have provided flowers for many Berkshire weddings over the years. But wanting to be able to actually enjoy the wedding and not work it she had good friends Sandy and Carey of Stems Flower Design bring her flower vision to life. The ceremony flowers were out of this world, and the rest of the flowers were just as beautiful! Lani's antler headpiece goes to show just how fun and funky she is.
Guests were greeted upon arrival with a welcome champagne flute. From the main barn area of Gedney Farm they followed the pinwheel pathway up the hill to the ceremony area. A beautiful vine wreath hung from a tree branch and awaited the couple. It was decorated beautifully with flowers and antlers. Gregg played the ukulele as Lani was escorted down the aisle.
Cocktail hour was held outdoors in the garden adjacent to the barn. Friends and family enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres and had fun in the teardrop photo booth.
For the reception the party was moved indoors, inside the barn. Round tables were set below the high ceiling barn, with string lights hung between the large wooden beams. There were so many personal touches that the couple had worked on for months prior. To name a few, the handmade shell flowers and mini photo albums of natural hearts found on their travels at each place setting.
,Samantha and Patrick held an intimate backyard wedding in the beautiful Berkshires. They were surrounded by family and friends and one very special guest who was snuggled safe and sound inside of Samantha's belly. I overheard Samantha later saying that when she and Patrick shared their first kiss as husband and wife, their little one gave a big kick, as if she was excited for their marriage as much as everyone else was.
Samantha and Patrick wanted things to be laid back and easy. Their wedding day went so smoothly, and I don't think there was a single minute that went by without smiles on their faces. Samantha was so graceful and beautiful, you would have never thought she was carrying a child with her the entire day. Especially once the dancing started, she danced like no ones business, I was so impressed.
This sweet couple were not interested in doing the typical portrait session after the ceremony, they really just wanted to spend as much time as possible enjoying the time with their loved ones. Instead, they really wanted all candid shots, which worked out perfectly for there easy going, stress free day.
The ceremony was held out on the lawn of the house. There was not a cloud to be seen on this beautiful day. Patrick's dad officiated the ceremony.
The reception was held outdoors as well. During cocktail hour guests enjoyed passed appetizers and outdoor games and during dinner a lovely speech was given by the bride's sister.
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