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Destination Wedding Planning: The Berkshires, Part One

It is no secret I specialize in sophisticated, country fêtes. So when the Berkshire Wedding Collective invited Storied Events to the Berkshire Wedding Tour, I rearranged my schedule and ensured I would be present for several days of venue touring and networking with the areas most talented professionals. To thank the Collective would not be enough, as the experience and knowledge I gained of the area during my stay offered the ability to confidently begin to expand our services to the Berkshires. I toured the area with a group of planners from Boston, New York, Newport and Connecticut. We were all very appreciative of the incredible amount time, effort and details we were graciously provided. Visit the Berkshire Wedding Collective – and enjoy the details of our trip – and follow our blog.  This is the first post of our Berkshire Wedding series.

Stockbridge, the last exit on the Mass Turnpike before you enter New York is home to the Red Lion Inn – my home for four nights visiting the Berkshires. I highly recommend this historic inn as a “home base”. So many attributes to ensure the wedding party, guests and family are delivered a charming first impression of your wedding weekend. The food and entertainment here are fabulous. I miss their breakfasts already!

Images below via Christopher Duggan

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Our first night in the Berkshires we were invited to Wheatleigh. Imagine a Florentine palazoo styled, private estate with 22 acres for your wedding.  Tiffany windows, rolling hills, century old trees, sculpture gardens, luxury appointed rooms and a European trained staff dedicated to ensuring warm hospitality all combine for an awe inspiring weekend wedding. Bliss. If cuisine is at the top of your list, you will be inspired by the menu and your guests are sure to claim your event is the “best wedding ever”.

Images below by John Seakwood Photography

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More to come on our Berkshire Wedding Tour, extraordinary venues and professionals to plan your Berkshire wedding.

xxoo – Carrie



Love is in the Air with Yvonne and Kevin’s Travel Inspired Wedding

I could not think of a better wedding to showcase this week. Yvonne and Kevin’s Manchester Wedding was not only one of my favorite weddings  but it was also a favorite over at Style Me Pretty and Southern New England Weddings Magazine. The travel details of this wedding with both inspired and gorgeous. The laser cut wood invitations set the tone, and not even the rain stopped this couple from making the most of their wedding day! HEEREMA_WEDDING_0001-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_0068-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_0178-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_0863-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_0986-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_1172-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_1365-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_1864-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_1588-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_1984-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2032-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2067-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2322-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2695-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2816-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2896-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2816-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2896-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2902-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2911-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2929-EditHEEREMA_WEDDING_2932-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3010-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3015 HEEREMA_WEDDING_3037-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3053-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3063-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3112-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2958-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_2953-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3319-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3570-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3689-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3809-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_3962-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4128-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4153-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4214-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4227-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4272-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4273-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4275-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4278-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4484-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4500-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4514-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4586-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4653-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4654-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4673-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_4676-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_5007-Edit HEEREMA_WEDDING_5754-EditThese amazing photos are courtesy of the fabulous Carla Ten Eyck. You can check out more photos of Yvonne and Kevin’s wedding on her blog here. As well as check out the very beautiful film Vintage Cinema by Jim Altieri.

Happy valentine’s week! xxoo – Carrie

Wedding Ceremony Location: The First Congregational Church / Wedding Reception Location: Equinox Resort, Pond Pavilion  / Photography: Carla Ten Eyck / Cinematography: Vintage Cinema by Jim Altieri / Flowers: Blomma Flicka // DJ: Supersounds / Wedding Cake: Irene’s Cakes by Design / Wedding Dress: San Patrick / Hair Stylist: The Green Door Day Spa / Makeup: Christian Burran / Wedding Invitations & Paper Products: Lilah Paper / Linens: The Linen Shop by Occasions Catering / Calligraphy: Pretty Pen Jen