The Darrow School Wedding from Shane Godfrey Photography
August 19, 2013
New England
RomanticAcademic Venue SettingsSummer Weddings
Yes, this wedding is filled to the brim with pretty. Gorgeous Berkshire vistas, lovely florals from Heavenscent Floral Art, and a swoon-worthy dress by Saja Wedding. But beyond all of that, what makes this wedding truly special, is that it is overflowing with heart. The type of emotion that just seems to seep through every gorgeous image snapped up by Shane Godfrey Photography. It's enough to make your heart swell with happiness, and it's all waiting for you right here.
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From Shane Godfrey Photography... My second shooter and I arrived the night before the wedding for the rehearsal dinner at the Darrow School in the Berkshires. The Darrow school is a private stay away elementary and middle school which seems to be focused on science and the environment as they have a huge greenhouse that processes all the water that comes from the bathrooms and kitchens and turns it back into clean drinking water. Heather and Zach rented out all the dorms so that all of their guests coming from all over the world could stay on site for the weekend. Needless to say, the grounds were beautiful, the couple was madly in love, and all of their guests were an extremely welcoming and close knit group, which all leads to amazing photographs. After staying in the dorms on Friday night, we woke up to non-stop rain and tornado warnings while Heather got ready in the library and Zach got ready in the main hall with his groomsmen.

After the tisch and bedeken, the men sang their way across the grounds through the rain and Heather and Zach saw each other for the first time that day in front of all their closest friend's and family. We then went downstairs to sign the ketubah and finally the sun broke through the clouds and the beautiful mountain view appeared as we made it over to the barn where the ceremony was held. The ceremony went off with a lot of laughter as everyone was engaged and smiling for the couple all the way through, we even saw a tear or two.

We did all the photos of the bridal party, family, and bride and groom right around the Barn where the Ceremony was held. The light was perfect as it came over the mountains and onto the main field at the Darrow School. Pictures were a breeze as the couple were clearly very much so in love and were up for having a lot of fun in front of the camera. The night went on to have a friend of theirs DJ the wedding, mostly with vinyl records and it sounded amazing. There were a lot of heartfelt toasts as a few of Zach's siblings were adopted and they were all very close so they each wanted to say something, as did both of their parents.

Wedding Photography: Shane Godfrey Photography | Wedding Venue: The Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York | Wedding Planning + Catering: Heather Berardo from Fresh Company | Officiant: Officiant, Corey Friedlander; Cantor, Dorothy Goldberg | Floral Design: Heavenscent Floral Art | Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding | Makeup: Patricia Lucciardi