Rebecca and Jake were married on a perfect New England summer day at the August Moon in Sheffield, MA. Though they now reside in New York City, Rebecca used to live in the Berkshires for some time – so it was fitting that they invited their nearest and dearest to celebrate their marriage with them in a place so close to her heart.
The couple said their “I do’s” on a beautiful secluded field surrounded by wild flowers and Berkshire trees.
Rebecca and Jake are both self-confessed foodies, so friend and chef Jim Gop of Heirloom Fire curated a menu that included fun elements like local artisanal cheeses with nuts, dried fruits and preserves, hand-crafted charcuterie with mustards, seasonal dips and pates to keep guests intrigued during the cocktail hour. For the appetizer table we incorporated wood arbor with grape vines to create a more nature-oriented space for guests to enjoy snacks al fresco. The stars of the dinner were spit-roasted heritage pig with grilled peach compote and hearth-roasted chickens with sumac, thyme and charred lemons. The photographer, Elaina Mortali, had a lot of fun documenting this feast and incorporating the newlyweds into the theatrical food and fire scene. Guests enjoyed craft cocktails, beers from a nearby brewery, and Jake’s saxophone performance during the cocktail hour and then every instrument that was there.
Family and friends danced the night away under a canopy of stars. The festivities continued until the wee hours of the night and concluded with a late-night bonfire, s’mores station and guitar playing to ensure guests had the perfect ending to this truly memorable event.
Rebecca and Jake were much more focused on the “feel” than the “look.” They wanted a day that would highlight both of their personalities, and create a fun and laid-back environment for the loved ones. It was perfectly the Berkshires, perfectly… them.
The joy between Rebecca and Jake was absolutely contagious. They are very much in love and perfectly suited for each other. It was truly an honor to take part in their day and to witness their “I do’s.”