Martin and Danielle were such a lovely couple to work with, and their wedding celebration was so uniquely them. They really wanted to host a weekend event where their friends and family could get to know one another, spend time doing things like bike riding or practicing yoga, and enjoy all that the Berkshires have to offer. The Race Brook Lodge was the perfect venue for that. The night before the wedding an Oktoberfest themed rehearsal dinner was held at Race Brook. Bratwurst and pretzels were served in honor of Martin's German roots, and Danielle fully supported him by making homemade German pickles with cucumbers grown from their garden.
The next day Danielle was being pampered with her and Martin's daughters, as well as Danielle's matron of honor, her sister. Danielle looked beautiful and wore a satin dress that looked just classic on her.
Martin and Danielle decided to do a first look before their ceremony. Not only was it a beautiful, intimate moment, but it all worked out perfectly because we were able to get some lovely outdoor portraits before the afternoon rain came in.
The ceremony was planned to be outdoors but mother nature had other plans in mind. Luckily, there was a beautiful space inside the barn with large windows looking out towards the lush green forest. Before the ceremony Martin and Danielle left ribbons out for their guests to write well wishes on. The ribbons were then attached to a banner and hung alongside their arch. It was such a special touch to be surrounded by blessings from loved ones.
After the ceremony a cocktail hour was enjoyed in the barn. After that everyone headed next door to the tent where dinner tables were lined with bright flowers and flower seeds for taking home.
After dinner the newlyweds made their way through a tunnel of sparklers back into the barn for dancing. They danced a choreographed first dance with one another, and then had tons of fun dancing the hora.
Photography and Videography: Bella Luz Imagery
Venue: Race Brook Lodge
Wedding Planner: Magdalena Events & Design
Florist: Tiny Hearts Farm
DJ: DJ Julie
Rentals: Classical Tents
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