Sarah’s Autumn Wedding – Walking the aisle with her Father

Their ceremony was beautiful – 63 degrees and sunny, blue skies and incredible color in the trees… Sarah wore a lovely, very sophisticated and classic dress with lace across her back and had a vintage vibe- especially with her fur wrap!…And her hair was great. See photos….

Sarah’s friends checking out the ceremony site moments before the other guests arrive on the shuttle…

The cupola and the leaves…love it.

Sarah and her bridesmaid… she was SO happy :)

These girls were so much fun… and sooo excited for the day to begin!

I know these angles are a bit wierd… but I didn’t want to get in the way of the REAL photographers:) Cronin Hill from Massachusets… they rock! We’ll be showing you those photos as soon as they are ready (courtesy of Cronin Hill)

I LOVE this part of my job! The best moment is when I am helping the bride and her companion (mom, dad, anyone) walk down the aisle together. They are so nervous and excited and feeling the love from their family… it’s such a proud moment. Really amazing. Here are some shots of Sarah and her dad (fyi: He gave one of the greatest speeches of all time) looking over the stone wall and watching the bridal procession from this hidden spot… and then their march down the meadow aisle. This is what it’s all about. LOVE IT!

So proud… one last look…

They were so relaxed here and laughing together…really enjoying every bit of the moment…I couldn’t resist taking some pictures here (with their blessing of course)

October  10th! Mid October… and the mountain is on fire!

The Ceremony Tree…

Watching the bridal party walk down the aisle…

Sarah’s hair was so calssic and romantic… she looked amazing. Did you see the fur wrap she was wearing?? Wow.

There they go!

Here’s my artistic “peeping from behind the tree” shot…   :)

Stonewell Barn (Reception)

Pretty great…

Everyone stood and smiled and wiped away tears as they made their way across the meadow…the bluegrass band was playing a mandolin version of “Sogna” Andre Boccelli made it famous… sooo beautiful (little known fact: this was the song that the bride walked down the aisle to on the First Ever wedding at Riverside…um it was my wedding…I’m going to cry now)

Incredible ceremony site…

Two of the “Mad Mountian Scramblers” – they had learned the “Sogna” for this wedding… but they play rock, folk, country..everything sounds better with a blue grass spin :)   (yes, that’s a mohawk)

Beautiful.

Sunflowers everywhere…

Flower petals lined the walkway

Fellow Pittsfield resident and neighbor down the road, Susan Davidson, served as Justice of the Peace and did a wonderful job as always… she is amazing!

View from different angles…
A view of the white tent in the background (cocktail hour) and the Stonewell Barn …

Riverside Farm’s “Director of All Special Events”…Liz Cotter walking to the ceremony…

Common occurance…. guest taking digital picture of the gorgeous wedding!

Special places in the world for Sarah & Tate – Hinham, MA & Quito, Ecuador…. added to the Riverside fence post

View from the Red Barn…

“I now pronounce you huband and wife”….. and they walked back down the flower aisle and headed right up to the their “receiving line” by the Antique Tractor and Wagon parked by the White Horse Barn…

Bridal party following them up the hill…

Wedding guests always walk to cocktails (assuming good weather… if cold or rainy then they hop in a shuttle..no wet feet!)… they just DO. It surprises us too! Even women in their new “bought for this wedding-heels” insist on walking. Don’t worry, your guests will rally and get on board with your country wedding :)

Guests have been invited to cocktails and are starting to leave and the blugrass mandolin music is playing adding energy to the festive vibe. (We DO have electrical wiring out by the ceremony so music of all kinds is possible – ipods, Orchestra, piano, acoustic- anything.)

I couldn’t resist showing this photo (yes, Sid said we could add this to our blog)… here are two VERY enthusiastic friends who stayed late at the ceremony (made sure no one was watching) and gathered up the flower petals and one of their girlfriends threw them in the air and they were inspired to JUMP and giggle mid-air thus producing this very special moment :) hee hee hee

Here’s to the crew who made this photo possible

Sid is happy.

View from the Ceremony

This is a GREAT way to conceal the light we have out by the ceremony tree… we often see wagon or carts or urns… but this was really simple and cool. We gave this a 10.

Bigger View…

Next stop.. cocktails!

October 20, 2010

One Response to “Sarah’s Autumn Wedding – Walking the aisle with her Father”

  1. Joan says:

    Amazing photos for an even more amazing wedding! You have a very, very special place to host events!