Spring Blooms in the Berkshires: a glorious wedding at Race Brook Lodge

Apparently the only way to get from where I live, Northampton, to Sheffield, is “the back way.” The roads were curvy, bendy, and forked, but the day was gorgeous! New England spring was on full display: the perfect backdrop for Jessica and Chris’s family and friend-filled wedding on the grounds of Race Brook Lodge.

A side note for all of the couples reading my blog posts and considering me for flowering your wedding: every single event I’ve done this year that’s been outside has had PERFECT weather. Including one where there was a hail warning – the hail skipped right over us. I’m good luck, obviously.

Anyway, back to Jessica and Chris! The couple wanted seasonal blooms in pinks and purples, so that’s what I did! Mid June this year was at the tail end of my peony season, which was good news for them because not only was I able to use my peonies, I basically used up ALL the peonies that were in bloom right then because I knew they wouldn’t last much longer.

Location: Race Brook Lodge, Sheffield, MA (The Berkshires), late spring.
All photos by Eric Limon Photography.

wedding party
The wedding party. This photo (by Eric Limon Photography, of course) is so gorgeous.
decorated wedding arch
Jessica’s dress on what I’m calling a ‘fantasy’ arch – lush with foliage and florals and adorned with ribbons and hanging flowers. So fun to make!
bridal bouquet
Bridal bouquet in shades of pink and purple, peonies, roses, and ferns.
couple getting married
The moment of truth
bottles of flowers
I love the mismatched bottles of flowers trend. It’s perfect for long tables, particularly in a casual setting.
Husband and wife at their wedding
Congratulations to the happy couple! The wedding was gorgeous, but now for the best part: your marriage!
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