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Vibrant Gustav Klimt Wedding Inspiration

I was first introduced to Gustav Klimt during college art history classes and haven’t forgotten about him since, and this styled shoot by Sixpence For Your Shoe was the most gorgeous reminder of what a fan I am of his enchanting work. Eric Foley photographed every intricate detail, from Coral Pheasant’s stationery suite to Azalea Floral Design’s beautiful blooms. Fall in love with art all over again right here!

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From Sixpence For Your Shoe… Inspired by the vibrant colors, golden tones and the sensual portrayal of love, our styled shoot based on Gustav Klimt came together through a layering of textures, colors, elements and ideas reminiscent of the artist and his glorious paintings.

We immediately set our eyes on Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, as the style of the art nouveau movement lends itself so well to the venue’s architecture and gardens. Given that Klimt’s subjects were primarily the female, we chose to represent this concept with a same sex couple. Both gorgeous brides were styled by Everthine Bridal Boutique and wore gowns that were so different and yet so complementary to each other. We loved how the Jenny Packham Lina with soft draping yet sexy plunging neckline played with Anna Campbell Genevieve, with its graceful fitting and exquisite beaded detailing. Intricate golden jewelry from Aquinnah added a touch of glamour.

We chose the 1902 stable location for our tablescape, captivated by the European exterior and rustic interior. A black antique table was dressed with a richly detailed golden linen, the most delicious turquoise china, a wild floral garland and artistic candle stands. Azalea designed a stunning cascade of flowers suspended from above to re-create Klimt’s melting of colors. One favorite detail is the “Life is short, Eat dessert first” tags for the truffles at each place setting, a playful nod to all those that dive into their favors as soon as they are seated, along with a bit erotic love as illustrated through chocolate.

When it came to designing the stationery suite, our genius designer Coral Pheasant was most inspired by the luxe china and Klimt’s art. The scallop border on the invitation is evocative of the china pattern and the loose and languid font that felt like it was penned by the artist himself. A painterly floral liner adds softness to the suite. The stamps were arranged them in the lower corner allowing the address to span across the top; an unexpected element that brings whimsy to the design.

The cake featured a decadent red frosting with gold leaf accent. And saving the best of last, watercolor truffles on a wooden painter’s palette.

Photography: Eric Foley Photography | Event Design: Sixpence For Your Shoe | Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design | Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Jewelry: Aquinnah | Hair & Makeup: Simply Gorgeous By Erin | Bridal Boutique: Everthine Bridal Boutique | Linens: Nuage Designs | Location: Edith Wharton's The Mount | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Sweets: Taste By Spellbound

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Elegant Fall Berkshires Estate Wedding at the Mount

A classic affair never fails to put me in my happy place. There is something about that timeless style that just seems to strike a cord, and this beauty from Sweet Monday is filled with all the reasons why. A royalty-worthy reception, a gorgeous couple, and too many pretty details to miss – perusing this gallery should be on the tippy top of your to-do list today. See more here

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From Sweet Monday PhotographyKarin Tanabe and Craig Fischer were married at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s estate in the Berkshires this past October. Karin is a novelist herself, and it meant a great deal to her to get married someplace with such literary history. She wanted a wedding that felt personal and that she crafted herself (she taught herself calligraphy so that she could address all her invitations and paper goods for the wedding), but without the typical DIY feel and we think she pulled it off beautifully. The wedding was pure elegance and so fitting for the gorgeous venue.

Photography: Sweet Monday | Floral Design: Cassandra Redel Special Events | Cake: Royal Icings | Catering: Mezze Catering | Hair And Make Up: Seven Salon | Officiant: Grace Ceremonies | Ceremony And Reception: The Mount

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Traditional Wedding at The Mount

I’ve always had a soft spot for historic homes – I could literally spend a week straight touring majestic mansions across the country.  But give me a jaw-droppingly beautiful historic home like The Mount and pair it with a stunning meets traditional affair like this one planned by Christine Wheat Special Events and, well… happiness ensues, my friends.  See it all captured by Elario Photography right here.

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From Elario Photography… I am so excited to share this wedding with you! This one was a stunner on all levels. It rained all day and it didn’t effect the couple one bit! Sara and Eddie were the perfect bride and groom, so humble and in love. The ceremony took place at Our Lady of Victory in Troy, New York. We then headed to The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts. As we drove in my jaw dropped. The drive in was gorgeous. Everything was so GREEN from all the rain and then I saw the front of Edith Wharton’s Home, WOW! This place was built in 1902 and really is just amazing. Not only was the outside pristine, the inside was, as well. We opted to do the majority of shooting indoors because of the rain and I couldn’’t be happier with the results. Sara and Eddie were the kind of couple you need on a day like this. They were down to shoot outside, rain or shine, so we did for a little bit before cocktail hour began. The reception details were absolutely beautiful. Among the beautiful flowers were details Sara worked extremely hard on. Menu signage, seating charts and personalized scrolls for each guest at their seat. Nothing was overlooked.

From the Bride… Ed proposed to me in front of the Bryant Park fountain in New York City  - up until the day I married him, it was the best day of my life! With its casual cafe tables and manicured gardens, Bryant Park becomes this romantic escape in the middle of Manhattan. Musicians and artists roam the pathways while delicious meals and drinks are served within ivy covered terraces. This set the scene for our wedding day; casually elegant, romantic and artistic!

To us, the ceremony was the most important part of the day. Where we could choose each scripture, hymn and prayer that was used. Once we decided to have it at Ed’s church in Troy, NY, finding the venue was the next step. Where could we find a space like no other that eludes the three characteristics we found in the place that had become so important to us!? The Mount in Lenox, MA (Edith Wharton’s home) was love at first sight. From the moment you enter the grounds and travel down this windy driveway you will be in AWE. But, my breath was really taken away when The Mount appears behind the trees. The gardens are what attracted us, but with rain in the forecast we were able to take in the true glory inside of Wharton’s estate. (But, sneak outside for a few shots in the rain!)

We focused on our family and friends when designing the day; setting the tone from the beginning with our stationery. Soft colors in our Save the Date photo and an elegant twist on the classic invitation suite by adding painted gold edges. I also did all the address calligraphy by hand and created a painted version of the tree lined walkway at The Mount (the Lime Walk – which became a reoccurring theme). That piece of art was incorporated into the Welcome Bags on custom stickers, welcome envelope, the wedding program, and a custom scroll at each place setting (I had the best time making all of these details come to life!).

For the bridal party, Ed and I chose each of the gifts. He chose monogrammed belts, a black bow tie and socks for the gents. For the ladies, I chose pearl earrings in macaron boxes (I’m a sucker for Laduree), robes and custom flutes. Kaitlin and Jacqueline (from Strut Spalontique) brought a sense of cohesiveness to the ladies mix and matched dresses by keeping the beauty similar. Along with the matching earrings and bouquets! (I let all the ladies choose their own dress within a champagne/cream/blush color palette!)  To keep everything running smoothly, we had Christine and her dream team there to coordinate. I HIGHLY recommend having a day of coordinator!

After the ceremony, trolleys shuttled everyone to and from The Mount; allowing each person to take in the incredible surroundings. The Rosamund Trio was there to lend a musical touch during cocktail hour as well as, Giavana, our live painter, to give them another perspective of the main house (since cocktail hour was moved inside, they couldn’t see the back of the home from the garden). For a more personal touch, I drew drink menus, a main menu, a dessert menu and seating arrangements for our guests (all on antique family mirrors and frames). Our florist, Kris Ann, and her team transformed the terrace for dinner (even with the rain walls down!). We chose three different table settings with three different linens and center pieces (all neutral whites and creams with greenery and candles); it was all very textural. I personalized place card tags and connected them to each scroll using the same ribbon I cut for the programs and welcome bags. I brought the gardens on to the terrace by creating table numbers made from moss and attached them to mirrors. We had our musical genius, DJ Sam, there for hilarious introductions (add Avicii and the Harlem Shake together) and during dinner to create a casual cafe feel playing French cafe music who then made the flawless transition to one massive dance party! The first dances, the toasts and the cake cutting all happened on the dance floor. Joe Elario Photography (JP, Joe and Hayden) and Nuvue Cinema (John and Will) were with us every step of the way that day, capturing the most incredible moments and doing it with ease. We had the best time and would do it over and over again if we could!

Photography: Elario Photography | Cinematography: NuVue Cinema | Event Planning: Christine Wheat Special Events | Flowers: Fleurtacious Designs | Dress: Amsale | Ceremony Location: Our Lady Of Victory, Troy, NY | Reception Location: The Mount, Lenox, MA | Shoes: Valentino | Invitation Design: The Bride | Invitation Printing: William Arthur

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Early Summer Wedding in the Berkshires

There are few settings more fitting to dedicate your life to someone than a grand estate with majestic hills gently unfolding into the horizon. Add in billowing canopies, a graceful color palate of subdue grays, purples, pinks, and an heirloom wedding ring, and that my friends is what dream weddings are made of. Thanks to Grazier Photography you can witness the entrancing nuptials below.

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From Grazier Photography... We really enjoyed the time we spent with Rebecca and David. From the silliness at their engagement session to the constant smiles and loud laughs at their wedding, being around these two just makes a person feel good. Rebecca and David were married at The Wheatleigh Hotel in Lenox, MA on a gorgeous early summer day. Rebecca’s fabulous makeup by the talented Katrina Hess was perfect and Rebecca looked gorgeous from beginning to end. We were joined by the amazing Crocus Hale who decorated the venue with a pallet only she could devise – some of the floral elements were foraged in the White Mountains that morning. After portraits, David’s father and grandfather surprised him with a special gift of a family ring that has been handed down for generations. It was a very moving moment and I love the photo of the grandfather holding David’s hand after the ring was passed on.

Photography: Grazier Photography | Floral Design: Crocus Hale | Makeup: Katrina Hess | DJ: Dave Leonard | Hotel: Wheatleigh

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Stonover Farm Bed and Breakfast Wedding

There’s just no denying it – this wedding is pure perfection.  Pure perfection thought up by a beautiful (+ creative) bride and one seriously talented group of New England vendors.  Think Atheneum CreativeMezze CateringDaughter of Design and Search Party (just to name a few), all coming together to create a rustic chic meets uber-romantic kind of day.  Oh, and the gallery captured by Ashley O’Dell Photography?  Simply amazing.  Join me there for all of the pretty.

And a little something special from David Bettencourt?  Yes, please.

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From the Bride… Phil and I met in high school, almost exactly twenty years before our wedding day — though it took an online dating site to finally get us to go out years later. After waiting almost twenty years, we wasted very little time before deciding we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

I work as a theatre director and producer, so the moment we got engaged (okay, maybe even before) I threw myself into wedding planning like I was putting together my biggest production ever. Phil took to calling it “Kate’s greatest show in four acts.”

We are both lucky enough to have brilliant, gorgeous, articulate younger sisters who we asked to co-officiate. We loved working with them to plan our ceremony, and the result proved so personal and unique—we were even able to maintain all of the Jewish traditions that we found meaningful.

We found Stonover Farm very early on and immediately knew it was the perfect setting for our wedding. I had gotten to know the Berkshires having worked for many summers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. And being a deep lover of food and restaurants, I had become a devoted customer of the wonderful Mezze Bistro in Williamstown… so when we found out they were the preferred caterer for Stonover Farm, it seemed like fate. Dawn, our coordinator from Mezze, introduced us to the astonishing Crocus Hale for flowers and the genius Julie Seitel for lighting – and together we created something of a progressive party. The ceremony took place on the ramp of Stonover’s beautifully restored 19th century barn, cocktails were by the duck pond, then across the road to a sailcloth tent for dinner, then back to the barn for dessert and dancing, and finally to a bonfire out on the grass for s’mores and late night snacks.

Probably the most unexpected part of the wedding came later in the night when it was supposedly time to throw the bouquet. 14 months before the wedding, Phil proposed by reciting one of our favorite poems – Kite, by Rives – to me from memory. I wanted to find a creative way of returning the sentiment, and so I convinced my friends who write musicals to compose a song for me to sing to Phil at the reception. I’ve never really kept a secret from him before, but behind his back I recruited all the bridesmaids and groomsmen to back me up, and we were able to surprise him with a gift that was truly memorable – an original song called “Just So You Know.”

I will admit that there were a few moments over the course of the planning that I wondered why we hadn’t just saved the stress and money and eloped, but spending that weekend surrounded by the people in the world that mean the most to us, celebrating our love and enjoying each other… it was the happiest I had ever felt.

Photography: Ashley O'Dell Photography | Videography: David Bettencourt | Event Planning: Daughter of Design | Floral Design: Crocus Hale | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: A.W. Confections | Ceremony Venue: Stonover Farm Bed and Breakfast | Reception Venue: Stonover Farm Bed and Breakfast | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Mezze Catering | Makeup: Virginia Bradley Linzee | Hair: Styles On B | Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy | Lighting: Seitel Lighting | Ketubah: Ketubah Graphia | Musicians: Search Party | Paper Designs: Atheneum Creative | Rentals: Classical Tents

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