sarah & meg’s bright & colorful wedding

i am beyond excited to share this wedding submitted to me by Bernadette Coveney Smith – for those of you who don’t know who she is, well, she is THE first gay wedding planner in the country and is also a writer for the huffington post wedding section.  Her company is called 14 Stories and they’ve planned more gay weddings than anyone else in the country.  They’ve been in business since 2004 when they opened their doors as same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts. Now they plan weddings for LGBT and other progressive-minded couples everywhere they are legal with offices in Boston and New York.  i was completely honored that she thought of my blog for this incredibly beautiful wedding.

from Bernadette, “Sarah and Meg’s September wedding in the Berkshires had some amazing rustic details throughout the weekend-long event that definitely pulled out all the stops.  Guests were greeted with name-tags carved out of slices of wood before being shuttled to their lodges and cabins.  Their weekend’s events started with a camp bonfire at the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.  Sarah and Meg’s ceremony was held lakeside, and the New Orleans style band led a parade of all the partcipants back to the cocktail party and reception in the beautifully transformed camp dining hall.  Seasonal organic florals by Jessica’s Country Flowers were displayed in mixed vessels and the food was served family-style from large platters.  Plastic camp plates of hummus, crackers, and olives were available instead of the traditional rolls and butter.  Mason jar escort cards contained a bulb of garlic, a packet of seeds, and instructions on how guests could grow their own garlic when they got home.  Sarah’s dress was also custom made by a designer in Seattle.

So, sit back and enjoy this rustic and colorful wedding.

(all images credit to ilene perlman photography)

congrats to meg & sarah and thanks to 14 stories for submitting this wedding!

*images submitted via two bright lights