Summer Wedding at Gedney Farm in the Berkshires

Gedney Farm is where wedding dreams come true. I know because this was my dream since I was six. I went to a ceremony at Gedney farms and bathed in the golden light of a berkshire evening while learning to dance at my very first wedding. I felt tears when the bride walked down the aisle to the famous hillside tree towards her fiance and it was then that I gained an understanding of how significant a union is.

Fast forward to 2019 when Sophia and Kellen were married at Gedney and I participated as their wedding photographer. I arrived early at Gedney to see the groomsmen playing frisbee outside in the sunshine and settled in to have a look around and set up my equipment. I noticed that there was a huge thunderstorm predicted for the afternoon at the time of the ceremony so I wanted to prepare for the each outcome. Fortunately Gedney is stocked with some clear plastic umbrellas (check out the children playing with them at the reception) and I knew that even if it rained we could still get amazing shots together.

Sophia and Kellen had invited their bridal party and family to stay at Gedney with them the coming days before the ceremony. Taking to Kellen about it, he confirmed that it was a great idea and they had a ton a fun together. They even went to Tanglewood on July 4th for the James Taylor concert. I was there too but with the crowds we didn’t see each other.

In our initial meetings we had talked about doing a ‘first look’ where they could have a a few special and private moments with each other before the rush of everything. That would help get the family portraits out of the way and in fact, saved the day when it came to getting our photos done in the garden before the rain came.

Fortunately Gedney has everything you need to enjoy your day regardless of the weather. It was hot outside and such a relief to step into the wood barn that would have been sweltering if it wasn’t equipped with AC.

Because of the rain, the ceremony site was switched to the loft in the barn. There were some chairs and standing room in the back. It created an intimate atmosphere for the group and transitioned easily into what was a joy-filled reception catered by Gedney Farm.

One of the most beautiful things to me witnessing the event was how the families blended together so well. It was a true joining of forces and authentic connections everywhere. From the cheers when they were announced through the speeches of best man and maid of honor, anyone could tell that this couple was revered by friends and family.

Sophia & Kellen were the perfect example of graciousness and lighthearted fun on the beautiful July 6th, 2019 that concluded with a very special moment at the end of the night when the rain was gone, the mist was rising and the moon shone from above the barn.

Blessings to you both and keep focusing on what you love!

Amy

Sophia looks out from the bridal suite to where she will see her groom for the first time that day. He waits patiently by the grey barn until she is close enough to touch his shoulder.

Sophia looks out from the bridal suite to where she will see her groom for the first time that day. He waits patiently by the grey barn until she is close enough to touch his shoulder.

As sun turns to clouds, the couple weathers the storm like champions and focus on the excitement of having an intimate wedding in the loft where guests would stand around them.

As sun turns to clouds, the couple weathers the storm like champions and focus on the excitement of having an intimate wedding in the loft where guests would stand around them.

They read a letter together in the quiet of the fields.

They read a letter together in the quiet of the fields.

With storm clouds brewing, they enjoy the fresh air and time together before family pictures are taken.

With storm clouds brewing, they enjoy the fresh air and time together before family pictures are taken.

Having spent a week together, the wedding party is in good spirits.

Having spent a week together, the wedding party is in good spirits.

Nieces and nephews are dressed up for the occasion and several have a part to play in the ceremony.

Nieces and nephews are dressed up for the occasion and several have a part to play in the ceremony.

The children are enjoying the warmth before the thunderstorm.

The children are enjoying the warmth before the thunderstorm.

 Summer Wedding at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, MA, Sophia House and Kellen Muldoon are married on July 6th, 2019.
Getting ready in body, mind and spirit for a beautiful ceremony in the loft.

Getting ready in body, mind and spirit for a beautiful ceremony in the loft.

Everyone makes the best of the rain!

Everyone makes the best of the rain!

Sophia and Kellen have a fun first dance and the guests proceed to enjoy the DIY photobooth.

Sophia and Kellen have a fun first dance and the guests proceed to enjoy the DIY photobooth.

Father-Daughter dance is sweet and slow while Mother and Son twirl about.

Father-Daughter dance is sweet and slow while Mother and Son twirl about.

No one has any trouble having fun here…

No one has any trouble having fun here…

Especially the best man and one of the flower girls!

Especially the best man and one of the flower girls!

As the illustrious Silver Arrow Band plays to the guests, a young man looks on as two older boys take a polaroid selfie for the guest book.

As the illustrious Silver Arrow Band plays to the guests, a young man looks on as two older boys take a polaroid selfie for the guest book.

Gedney is prepared with catering and a full bar. Sophia and Kellen organized a polaroid guest book at the entrance of the reception.

Gedney is prepared with catering and a full bar. Sophia and Kellen organized a polaroid guest book at the entrance of the reception.

Certainly no shortage of sweet children at this wedding.

Certainly no shortage of sweet children at this wedding.

The hug with her father after walking down the aisle and the end of night magic under the misty moon as the newlyweds dance outside the barn.

The hug with her father after walking down the aisle and the end of night magic under the misty moon as the newlyweds dance outside the barn.

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Vendors

Venue: Gedney Farm (New Marlborough, MA)

Photography: Avida Love Photography

Catering: Gedney Farm Catering

Music: Silver Arrow Band

Officiant: Deacon Ed Shaw

Florist: Deb Monson

Hair: Theresa Smith

Make up: Jane Iredale Studio

Dress: Willoby by Watters

Boutique: Bliss Bridal