We have a venue alert for all of you New England couples who’ve yet to pick the perfect spot for your I Dos! August Moon, located in the heart of the Berkshires in Massachusetts, is a stunning + unique property, sitting on 88 acres of sprawling, open lawns and continually blooming gardens. Knowing it was the perfect place to stage a shoot to inspire NE couples – or those planning a North Eastern destination wedding – Lyndsey Hamilton Events teamed up with Corbin Gurkin to bring a naturalistic glamping-inspired scene to life.
Lyndsey Hamilton Events tells us, We drew inspiration from the natural elements of the Berkshires – wood, natural linens – and the vibrant color palette of summer, focusing on fuchsia, dark red, and jewel tones. To touch on the ever-evolving trend of “glamping”, we brought in an open-air tent (from rEvolve Lighting & Furniture) to create a lounge environment. I love this tent, modeled after the 1940s-style British tents, because it creates an inviting little vignette that works harmoniously with wild fields of August Moon.
This Zuhair Murad gown is a dream, right?!
Poppies & Posies really nailed it with the floral design. With an outdoor location that’s already stunning, it’s key to complement, not overpower, the surroundings and Sierra + her team really did just that!
And a lovely Samuelle Couture gown…
With a culture all its own, the Berkshires are a wonderful location for a destination wedding: restaurants by famous New York chefs looking for new inspiration, weekend farmer’s markets, trails for hiking and rivers for rafting. August Moon allows you to take your guests on a wedding day journey throughout the property, from your ceremony in the rosebush garden to your tented wedding reception in the expansive fields. Wedding guests can views of Mount Race and Mount Everett from the grounds, or explore the woods and nearby waterfalls from the paths that lead right from the house. When the sun has set and the fireflies are alight, guests can enjoy the evening gathered around a classic stone fire pit with rustic birch logs, roasting marshmallows over the open fire.
Thanks so much to the talented team below for sharing!
photography: Corbin Gurkin // venue name: August Moon, the Berkshires, Massachusetts // event design: Lyndsey Hamilton Events // florals: Poppies & Posies // hair stylist: Beauty by Damali NYC // makeup artist: Beauty by Damali NYC // paper goods: Ceci New York // furniture rentals: rEvolve Lighting & Furniture // production: Lyndsey Hamilton Events // bar: rEvolve Lighting & Furniture // tent: rEvolve Lighting & Furniture // dresses: Zuhair Murad from Mark Ingram and Samuelle Couture