The Equinox Resort is nestled among the idyllic Green Mountains in Manchester, Vermont. The Equinox provides a flawless backdrop for your wedding celebration. They offer both indoor and outdoor options at their two locations. Their smaller, more intimate venue space is located down the road from the resort. The Equinox ponds location is full of rustic, Vermont charm, mountain views, and the sweet sound of the pond. It's the perfect place to exchange your "I do's". The main resort hosts a few different room options as well depending on your needs and the rooms offer stately chandeliers and columns. The renovations they did awhile back have really made this venue a spotlight for newly engaged couples and vendors.
I remember going to Manchester as a kid to go shopping and skiing. Their quaint downtown is filled with exciting adventures for a weekend wedding. Their guests can eat amazing locally sourced food, shop, hike, bike....you name it. When you are planning a destination wedding, having lots of fun activities for your guests to do is a must.
What do I love about photographing at the Equinox Resort? Their staff is polite, helpful, and professional. Their getting ready rooms are filled with natural light, beautiful decor, and charisma. I remember seeing a sidewalk along the resort and it ran down past these historic, grand homes and I knew it would be a prime spot to take portraits of the couple. Quintessential Vermont . Being from Southern Vermont, Manchester is only a 25 mintue drive from Shaftsbury, VT so it's a place I frequent often to walk around and find new spots to photograph.
If you're planning a wedding in Manchester this year, you won't be disappointed with the Equinox.
One of my favorite clients, now friends, got hitched at the ponds location. What a stunning day!
The most perfect bows on the most perfect wedding shoes.
A classic bridal party shot in front of the majestic equinox resort in charming manchester, vermont.
It's not only a huge honor to photograph someone's wedding, but to also have it displayed online as a feature is a lovely honor. Laurel and Zandy got married in Barnard, VT near Woodstock in 2017 and they had a dream wedding in the comfort of their parents' house. It was a sunny, beautiful summer day to have their outdoor ceremony and the reception was tented on their gorgeous property. Weddings Boston did a fabulous job showing their wedding story and I hope you all enjoy seeing their "big day".
Wedding season is quickly approaching and I thought it would be a good time to chat about some of the lovely and magical places to get hitched in the berkshires. Each of these locations offer a gamut of options such as having the wedding ceremony outdoors on site, or indoors if you choose. I do feel that all of these special places offer the opportunity for each and every couple to make their special day stand out and shine.
First, I'd like to mention Gedney Farm, which is located in the "Old Berkshire Village" of New Marlborough, MA. The rustic and charming barns as well as stately grounds makes for the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony. I just love looking at the barns and seeing its history. Second, The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA is new to the wedding industry, but they offer a one-of-a-kind palette. With over 140 acres, this pristine campus is a perfect spot to say, "I do". Lastly, the grand and extraordinary Wheatleigh Hotel located in Lenox, MA is a jaw-dropper. This well manicured, 22 acre mansion is a must see. The Wheatleigh Hotel is a phenomenal pick for a destination wedding. Only two and half hours from NYC and Boston, it's a perfect destination for your closest friends and family to gather to celebrate your big day.
There are endless possibilities of where to get married in this glorious area called New England and the Berkshires, but these three stood out to me, so I thought I would share them. I will posting some other favorite wedding venues in Vermont coming soon......
Who doesn't love a majestic field to have their wedding day portraits in? Look at those rolling mountains.....LOVE!
The drapes in the getting room softened the light to perfection letting in just the right amount of yummy, golden light to sneak in. One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is documenting the details.
I think we all wish we could have an outdoor ceremony, but in the Northeast the weather can change in a flash. Be prepared with a back-up plan in any case....better to be prepared than not. I'm a firm believer in over-preparing so the wedding day doesn't derail, but rather keeps flowing.
This vintage ski chair lift was the perfect background for this brides bridal bouquet, who loves the outdoors. Integrating wedding details with what my clients love tells the wedding story so well and has that much more meaning,
The quiet moments during the getting ready portion of the day can be the most exquisite. Calm and natural.