My wife and I have known Alex for a few years – she was a Fall intern at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival where we work every summer. She moved to New York City, and she started nannying for a good friend of ours – later to become her flower girls!
When she asked me to do her wedding photography I was just thrilled. It was my first time photographing a wedding at Dream Away Lodge, and it’s such a special place for my family. For the last few Christmas holiday seasons we have had a family dinner there.
Daniel, the owner, takes quite a bit of pride in not just running a great restaurant but really investing in making sure brides and grooms and guests have the best experience with their wedding. The Dream Away handled Alex & Justin’s catering, flowers and cake! Working with another wedding vendor like that adds a personal touch and makes everyone feel much more at home is just wonderful.
That was really important to Alex & Justin – for everyone to feel at home. Their ceremony officiant was the partner of a close friend of theirs, and helped make the ceremony personal and warm. It was beautiful, with bride and groom perched on a rock so everyone could see. Their DJ, DJ BFG (also known as Berkshire writer and poet Gabriel Squailia) has become a good friend of mine, too, so it was fun to watch him in action. It was really just a perfect Berkshires wedding.
Berkshire Wedding Collaborators
Officiant: Reverend David Wallace
Cake: Chef Amy Loveless, of the Dream Away Lodge
Wedding dress: St. Patrick
Groom’s suit: J.Crew
DJ: DJ BFG
Ceremony Musician: Linda Worster
Venue, Flowers and Food: Dream Away Lodge
Tent: Classical Tents