Flannery and Christopher’s Williamstown Wedding
Flannery and Christopher got married on a beautiful August day at Chris’s family home in the northern Berkshires. One couldn’t have asked for a more majestic setting for the most important day of their lives–yet you can tell from the bridesmaids’ footwear that Flannery and Christopher planned to balance the grandeur of the setting and the solemnity of their vows with a healthy dose of playfulness. I had fun helping this couple realize their vision for the day.
After the outdoor ceremony, a path of candle lanterns ushered their guests into a large wedding tent brightly lit with bistro lights.
Flannery and Christopher shared their first dance under a vibrant canopy of foliage.
I used three main lighting elements to create the visual environment for the party: Bistro lighting strung on diagonals throughout the tent; uplighting on the many scenic trees to create foliage shadows on the ceiling above; and color-changing LED Pars that provided illumination for speakers and vibrant colors on the band and tent ceiling that I varied throughout the evening.
The celebrations continued late into the night…
The band cut loose as the night wore on and did a commendable job keeping pace with the elation and energy of Flannery and Christopher’s close-knit group of friends, many of whom were college buddies from their years at Middlebury.
I wish I could take credit for this brilliant lighting idea, but the credit goes to Flannery and Chris on this one: Guests saluted the bride and groom with giant sparklers as they made their way to the getaway car at the end of the evening.
Catering and uber-vendor-organization by Mezze Catering.
Flowers and decor by Crocus Hale.
Photography by Daniel Aaron Sprague.
Lighting design by Julie Seitel.
To me, this image says it all about this couple. Congratulations you two! It was great to work with you.