Jim & Christine’s Wedding at Stonover Farm

Jim and Christine got married at Stonover Farm in Lenox, Massachusetts, this past September. I worked with Jim and Christine for a year to develop a lighting design for the barn and the beautiful surrounding property that would meet their dreams.

 

Jim & Christine framed in the doorway of Stonover Barn.

Jim & Christine framed in the doorway of Stonover Barn. Photo by Robert Norman Photography, 2012.

 

The centerpiece of the design is a 42″ square chandelier in dark wood with 28 realistic flickering LED candles casting a lively warm amber glow, designed and built specifically for Jim and Christine. I suspended it with aircraft cable from the barn rafters in the center of the barn, above the dance floor.

 

Custom LED candle chandelier designed and built by Julie Seitel.

Custom LED candle chandelier designed and built by Julie Seitel. Chandelier and photo © Seitel Lighting LLC 2012.

 

Bistro lights filled the barn, strung on diagonals throughout the space at all heights, low down at the perimeter of the barn and ascending higher towards the center of the barn to emphasize its lofty airspace. The bistro lights provided some wonderful opportunities for the photographers, who had fun with soft-focus effects.

 

The bride and groom with bistro lights in the background

© Robert Norman Photography 2012

 

Color-changing LED PAR fixtures flooded the dance floor with light, which I varied throughout the evening to suit the mood of the moment.

 

Christine's parents

Christine’s parents on the dance floor. © Robert Norman Photography 2012.

 

Jim & Christine's friends cut loose on the dance floor.

Cutting loose on the dance floor. © Seitel Lighting LLC 2012

 

Theatrical lekos with foliage gobos made the bridal table radiant.

 

Jim & Christine's bridal table

Christine and Jim’s bridal table. © Robert Norman Photography 2012.

 

 

Jim & Christine's flowers by Crocus Hale

Flowers by Crocus Hale. Photo © Robert Norman Photography 2012

 

 

Look at these beautiful flowers!  If you want your flowers to look this amazing, they need directional light to articulate their shapes, colors, and textures, just as much as they need water to drink.  Hats off to Crocus Hale on this wedding’s amazing flora.

 

 

 

Catering and uber-vendor-organization by Mezze Catering.

Flowers and decor by Crocus Hale.

Photography by Robert Norman.

Location is Stonover Farm.

You can see more photos of Jim & Christine’s wedding at their photographer’s excellent website blog, here:

http://www.norman-photography.com/blog/stonover-farm-wedding-christine-jim/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonover is a stunning setting for a celebration.  Gorgeous by day…

 

Stonover Barn bridal table and candle chandelier viewed through the doors.

Photo © Robert Norman Photography 2012

 

and gorgeous by night.

 

View into Stonover Barn after full dark

© Seitel Lighting LLC 2012

 

An absolutely beautiful couple!