Inspired by the juxtaposition of nineteenth-century and contemporary sculpture at Chesterwood, this elopement editorial captures aspects of both traditional and modern romance. With the intention of elevating the usual elopement, Samantha of Kaleidoscope Event Planning filled the day with warm, romantic tones, gorgeous florals, and intentional details.
A sweetheart table, set by Megan of The Borrowed Teacup, combined new and vintage tableware and featured a collection of charming taper candles, which came together perfectly alongside Wendy Fannin’s delicate arrangement of blooms and dried greenery. Once seated, the newlyweds were served a unique three-course meal prepared over an open flame by Adam Brassard. Emily of Atlantic Northeast Co. perfectly captured the natural beauty of the Berkshires, the artistic wonders of this venue, and the love felt so deeply by the couple.
The day can be broken into a series of vignettes: their first look in the garden, the ceremony amongst the trees, an elaborate meal, slipping away to a secret alcove, raising a toast to their future. These culminate in a way that pairs the day’s contemporary quality with an air of old-world romance. The creative team aimed to imbue the celebration with a sense of Hygge, that quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of true happiness.