A Breezy Summer Celebration in Great Barrington

Bistro lights for an outdoor dinner by Seitel LightingTwo sets of proud parents brought together their kids’ extended families and friends to celebrate with Katie and James the night before their wedding.   The lovely bucolic setting for this outdoor celebration was the yard of the bride’s family home in the beautiful rolling hills of Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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Guests gathered under parasols and bistro lights to feast, laugh, and toast the bride and groom.

Bistro lights in Great Barrington

Bistro lights on twelve foot tall high poles crisscrossed overhead to illuminate the open air celebration.  A simple line of bistro lights on four foot shepherd’s hooks created a soft path of light to the restroom trailer located discreetly out of sight a short distance away.

Bistro lights on shepherd hooks by Seitel Lighting LLC

Colorful and aromatic food was prepared and presented picnic-style by Fire Roasted Catering.

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You know you’re in the sticks when the neighbors that show up to crash the party are bovine…

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I’d like to give a special shout-out to photographer Christopher Duggan, who created all of the images I’ve used on this page and generously made them available to me for this use.

Bistro lights illuminate an outdoor rehearsal dinner

Bistros by Seitel Lighting LLC

Catering by Fire Roasted Catering

Event planning and design by Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr Design

Floral design by Petal Floral Design

Photography by Christopher Duggan

Lighting Design by Julie Seitel of Seitel Lighting LLC

A lovely celebration! Simple, breezy, and full of joy. It was a true pleasure to work with these two great families to help make their rehearsal dinner special.