Massachusetts

Winter Luxury

This week I’m taking you to the Wheatleigh Hotel, located in the picturesque Berkshires. Come along with my son Mason and me as we tour the estate (many thanks to Tricia McCormack of Tricia McCormack Photography for capturing it all), then read on and discover how event planner Lisa Light of Destination Bride transformed the venue for Jillian and Alfred’s wedding. The snowy affair, photographed by Terry Gruber, was filled with wintry, luxurious touches. Check out Expert Style Tips for Lisa’s advice on how you can achieve the same.

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Allure of Autumn

If fall is your favorite season, then cozy up to this week’s issue as we envelop you in a dazzling landscape filled with crisp, clear skies, a riot of colorful leaves, and rustic details that will leave you bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked in anticipation of the months ahead.

We’re kicking things off by taking you to the Berkshires – a favorite choice of so many Ceci Brides – where Laura and her intended held their gorgeous nuptials. Everything about the invitation set we designed for them reflected a stylish fall theme, from their vintage postcard save-the-date to the invite itself, featuring a series of stacked, eye-catching patterns in harvest-like hues.

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Destination | Nantucket

Nantucket, known affectionately as "The Little Grey Lady of the Sea," is a gracious and welcoming island wedding destination located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, accessible by ferry, private boat, and plane. A National Historic District, featuring soft-sandy beaches, cobblestone streets and seaside cottages covered with roses and hydrangea, the island is home to generations of Yankee clans and sophisticated northeastern newcomers with a genius for high-style amidst great tradition.

Along with its old-fashioned feel, the island offers the very best dining and shopping opportunities. With over 36% of the island protected from development, visitors are charmed by Nantucket's windswept beauty and elegant ambiance.

Destination Martha's Vineyard

Larger than neighboring Nantucket, and only seven miles from the mainland, Martha's Vineyard mixes the old and new with effortless charm as a wedding destination. Featuring six towns, each with their own wonderfully distinct personality and rich flavor, "The Vineyard" also sports 5 lighthouses and 127 miles of incredible, picture-postcard beaches.

Well known for its distinctive cottages (a remnant of 1800's Methodist gatherings) which serve as charming settings for a wedding event, Martha's Vineyard also affords guests the very best dining, outstanding water activities, and gracious, fun nightlife.

Martha's Vineyard is an ideal wedding destination - whatever time of year you visit. Both visitors and Islanders disagree on the best time of year to visit. Some like the excitement and activity of the summer season, while others enjoy the quiet relaxation of the off-season.

Destination the Berkshires

The Berkshires in western Massachusetts offer a medley of natural beauty, old world elegance, culture and the arts. Couples have a lot to choose from in the Berkshires including: the romance of Tanglewood, elegant mansions, rustic barns, lakes, mountain tops, sculpture parks, botanical gardens, world renowned museums, and the Appalachian Trail.

The Berkshires are a perfect destination any season of the year. The closest large airports are Albany International Airport and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. Trains arrive into Pittsfield as do buses. Once guests arrive, they will find a large variety of accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and activities to keep them busy.

Berkshire Wedding by Lisa Light featured in Style Me Pretty


Photography: Ira Lippke Studios

You know what’s amazing about a Fall wedding in Massachusetts? Quite literally, everything. Everything from the changing leaves to the warm and cozy vibe to the rich, warm hues that simply scream elegant wedding. And when it comes down to the perfect mix of those drop-dead gorgeous ingredients, look no further than this stunner of a day planned to perfection by Destination Bride LLC. It’s what I am calling “Autumn Chic” with lush florals from Ariella Chezar and an entire gallery of lovely from Ira Lippke Studios.

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