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This was a wedding that we were looking forward to the entire year. We knew we would be going to the woods and barn in November, and that Jessa and Ryan are going to have Chinese lanterns and fireworks. Although that was a surprise to the guests, we knew about it. We stayed in the oldest inn in the entire Berkshires region (W. Mass) The Old Inn on the Green (if you ever go to western Mass, check it out. The restaurant is Zagat rated)
We arrived a day before the wedding for the family dinner and sent off the Chinese lanterns at the Mepal Manor, not far from the Gedney Farm, where the wedding was going to take place the next day. We recorded some unbelievable toasts there from Ryan and his parents. Everybody loved the Chinese lanterns, it was a great surprise!
On the wedding day, we started off with bride preps at Jessa’s aunts house, not far from the farm. Afterwards, we headed back to the Mepal Manor for the first look and some creative shots. Jessa was an absolute trooper bearing the frigid cold in her wedding dress. The wedding was inside the barn, surrounded by trees inside of it. I have no idea how they got 25 foot trees inside. Although there wasn’t much room to move around at the ceremony, we ended up with some beautiful shots.
The reception was very relaxed and spontaneous, with some amazing cuisine, especially the Indian. Everything culminated in the surprise fireworks behind the barn. There were times it felt really close and 3D, coming towards us. Something we will never forget.
In conclusion, this was that kind of wedding, that sets a standard we compare other weddings to. And Jessa and Ryan are clients that we always hope for. It was our last wedding of the year, and it was better than we anticipated. We are so glad to finish 2011 with a bang. Please enjoy this amazing wedding of Jessa and Ryan, we certainly enjoyed creating it.
PS: We got lost on the way there, trying to outsmart our GPS. We got lost in he middle of a forest and had to ask campers for directions. Just to give you word of advice, if you are going to Berkshires from Connecticut don’t take the I-84 towards Springfield, it’s a much longer and more difficult road.
Ceremony: Gedney Farm
Rehearsal: Mepal Manor
Florist: Crocus Hale
Band: Soul Sensations