Posts tagged Destination Wedding Planner
A Wedding at a Country House in the Berkshires

When I met with Jen and Katie, the recurring "theme" of their "dream wedding" was that their guests felt welcome and taken care of throughout the entire weekend.  They wanted to create an intimate setting where they could spend the most important day of their lives with the most special people in their lives.  And despite the chilly temps and light drizzle of the late September day, the warmth of this group was what stood out the most. 

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Our Top Ten Picks for a Charlottesville, Virginia Wedding

Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley, I often took for granted just how gorgeous my surroundings were...even with my weekly trips to Charlottesville over the beautiful Afton Mountain for orchestra rehearsal (thanks for all the rides, Dad!).  Fortunately, there were others who took notice and thought, "Hm, what a beautiful region this is for a wedding!"

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7 Unique Rehearsal Dinner Locations in the Berkshires

So for those of you looking for someplace "different," I've compiled a list of rehearsal dinner "venues" that are sure to please!  (Oh, and here's a little rehearsal dinner hint:  If you're looking to entertain all of your out-of-town guests with a welcome reception, but don't really feel like paying for essentially TWO weddings, host your intimate seated dinner first, then open the rest of the evening up as a cocktail/dessert reception for guests to come-and-go as they please.)

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A May Wedding at Camp Lenox in the Berkshires

Many of the weddings that I do in the Berkshires are Jewish weddings; however, Brenne and Eli's wedding taught me more about a traditional Jewish wedding than I ever could have imagined (in fact, I even had "Jewish Wedding 101" classes with Eli's mom, Adina)!  It isn't only about having a Chuppah or a Ketubah signing (although those are certainly parts of it), but it's also about the amazing events leading up to the ceremony--the very special Tish and Bedeken.  It's about gathering your friends and family for Shabbat and Davening services, about the true meaning behind the Yichud (whoa!) and the boisterous Shomrim (wait, what?!), the breaking of the (Challah) bread and the ties that bind.  It's about family. And love.  And true commitment.

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Getting Married in the Berkshires

In this post, we give you the answers to one of our most popular questions, "How do we get our marriage license in MA?"

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Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Berkshires

Ah...the Berkshires.  A cultural retreat, nestled in beautiful rolling hills, beloved by young and old alike.  That is, if you've been here!  Those who visit our neck of the woods, tend to love it and want to come back often.  And those who have simply heard about us are usually the phone calls I get asking me to help them find a wedding venue in the Berkshires!  Now, I'm not sure if they think there are only two or three to choose from or what...but choosing the perfect wedding venue is something I take pretty seriously, so I begin by asking them a series of questions:

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A Glamorous Wedding at Wheatleigh in the Berkshires

I am so excited to share Alexandra and Jeremy's Wheatleigh wedding with you guys today!  This wedding...so over-the-top gorgeous...was the perfect way to kick off my busy wedding season.  And in a way, I wish it could have been my last wedding of the season as well...I just hated saying goodbye to this newly-blended family!

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Ralph Lauren-Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot in the Berkshires

One of my very favorite things to do is play dress-up.  But not dress-up like when we were kids, going through our mothers' closets and donning their long pearl necklaces.  I love to take a room--or a venue, blank piece of paper, etc.--and accentuate it with beautiful pieces of furniture, accessories, flowers...  I think this is why I love to design styled shoots so much.  Every once in a while (actually, quite often), I'll get inspired by something--a piece of moulding, the color of the sky, a weathered doorknob--and suddenly, I'll have an idea for a photo shoot that brings a team of professionals together, showcases a stunning wedding venue in the Berkshires, and produces perfectly "pin-able" pictures!

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The Lazy Bride's Way to be a Gracious Host

I am over-the-moon excited to announce that Tara Consolati Events is now providing Guest Concierge Services!

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A Lenox Wedding at The Mount

As a wedding planner in the Berkshires, I constantly count my lucky stars that I live in such a unique area, surrounded by natural beauty and filled with a rich cultural and historical presence.  And one of my favorite estates--even before I started planning weddings in Lenox--is Edith Wharton's stunning home, The Mount.  So when I received a call from Kathy (who grew up in the Berkshires but now lives in San Francisco) telling me she and Rusty wanted to host their wedding at this grand mansion, I was thrilled!

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A Venue Coordinator is NOT a Wedding Coordinator

A wedding planner will advocate for YOU at every step of the way, negotiating best rates with venues and vendors, making sure that YOUR needs are met as you get closer to ceremony time, and keeping your schedule on track. 

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