Jun
19
Pam + John: A Colorful Country Chic Fall Massachusetts Historic Village Wedding By Tricia McCormack Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Tricia McCormack PhotographyVenue: Hancock Shaker VillageDress Designer: Maggie SotteroFloral Designer: Gillooly & Co. DesignJewelry: Adeler JewelersCaterer: Savory Harvest CateringDJ: Rob Alberti’s Event Services

Pam and John were married at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass. on October 5. ”We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall day,” Pam said. “The foliage was at its peak with oranges, reds and yellows made all the more brilliant against a slightly overcast sky.” The bride wore a sweetheart chiffon wedding gown with a ruched bodice, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a bow tie and Vans tennis shoes. Bridesmaids wore long blue dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias.”We had our cocktail hour before the ceremony,” she said. “John and I were both there to greet guests and to signify it was truly going to be just one big party. The cocktail hour turned into a ‘cocktail half-hour’ as rain began to threaten.” An altar was fashioned from birch branches as well as programs with leaf motifs for the outdoor ceremony. ”As I walked down the aisle to the beginning of ‘Jungleland’ by Bruce Springsteen, the rain started to fall, but no one really noticed,” Pam said.  ”We wanted a casual feel to it all – while still in dresses and suits. We kept calling the wedding country chic! It was important that our personalities also showed – that it felt like only a wedding we could’ve thrown.” All 134 guests were escorted to their seats via cards displayed on vintage shutters. Inside the reception tent, tables were decorated with wooden box centerpieces, fun fact numbers, and votive candles. “Our guests danced and ate and drank for hours,” she said. “The shortened cocktail hour created a longer party! And a party it was, as I had directed to play no song longer than 2 minutes. That kept the energy and excitement up!” In lieu of a traditional cake, nostalgic desserts such as Hershey’s chocolate kisses and Hostess’ cupcakes were served. Plus, apples doubled as favors! See the full board here.

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