A Different Shade of Green: Eco-Friendly Wedding

March 29th, 2012
By Jessica

Before we bid March adieu I wanted to share a green wedding! This Boston couple wanted to create a celebration that reflected both their love of the Berkshires and their ecominded lifestyle.  The result was a charming and thoughtful wedding featured in the book Green Weddings by New York Times writer Mireya Nevarro.  The entire weekend celebration took place at Bucksteep Manor, a perfectly rustic venue.  The property has a tent erected for the entire season thus, diminishing cost and impact of rentals, as well a great barn that we utilized for the ceremony as well as post-dinner dancing.  We worked with the chef to create a menu of local, organic and sustainable foods-right down to the organic cupcakes & chocolates.  Decor was entirely motivated by eliminating excess and still creating a lovely ambiance.  Potted grasses were rented from a local nursery and the centerpieces were potted arrangements of local flowers (the centerpieces were returned to the nursery for them to sell to future customers.)  The only cut flowers utilized were the sweet bouquets of local dahlias and we even found a way to repurpose them as decor in the barn for later in the evening.  Guests were treated to a shuttle service-making the long drive up the mountain to Bucksteep safer, easier and with less cars on the road.  The amazing Eric Limon captured the whole night on digital film and provided a dvd of images to the couple.  Everyone was thrilled with the results-less of an impact on the environment and a memorable weekend with family and friends.

Special thanks to the featured BerkWedStyle Specialists:
Event Styling & Planning: Experience Events
Photography: Eric Limon

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  • Amberdawn 03.28.10

    The fireplace looks amazing! So pretty.