We met Zora and Scott at Jill & Jeff’s wedding, and we met Jill & Jeff through our best videographer bud Matt Forcier. So we already had a feeling this day would be filled with great people and a whole lot of fun, and we were so right!
When Scott & Zora told us about their venue, they described beautiful scenery, a comfortable rustic setting, and Zora was particularly excited about the alpacas (scroll down for some alpaca portraits!). When we arrived, it was even better than we expected and couldn’t believe we hadn’t known about it before, being local to this part of Massachusetts. They wanted to keep it somewhat casual and add some personal touches with a lot of fun. They totally pulled it off: when their friends & family arrived they were surprised to discover that each centerpiece was a framed photo of a dog (complete with the dog’s name displayed) belonging to one of their guests. Zora & Scott’s own dog Sophie was present for the day, and we actually captured a cloud formation that showed up just above their heads in Sophie’s perfect likeness. Their guest book was a nod to their love of fly fishing, and before it was signed we took a “ring shot” on the page with Zora’s favorite fish. We also had a lot of fun with the Viking horn mugs the groomsmen carried around all day, such a perfect compliment to the rolling hillsides and the way Zora and Scott don’t take themselves too seriously!
We were also impressed with the level of DIY: Scott cut, stained and built each of the wooden signs, built their card box and up-cycled/refinished another little wooden box for their rings. The "wedding wish*" cards were made from index cards- a joke on how many index cards they have in their house as a result of Scott's 9 years of exam-taking to become an actuary (“*Leave us a note, your best joke or a math problem. We’ll open one year from today!”) They added color to the cards with leaf stamps, tying in with the pumpkins and pinecones found throughout the rest of the decor.
We could go on and on but most importantly, we were blown away by our warm welcome, how great Scott Zora treated us and made us feel like part of the family. Thank you so much Zora and Scott and congrats to you and Sophie!!
Venue: Warfield House Inn in Charlemont, MA / Florals: Harrow / Hair & Makeup: Glow / Catering: Hillside Organic Catering / DJ: Beat Train Productions / Bride’s rings: Friedman Jewelers / Groom’s Ring: Wedgewood Rings