Christine and Max: A Boho Wedding at Race Brook Lodge – Berkshires Wedding Photographer

Christine and Max were married on a warm day last September at Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield, MA. They wanted their wedding to feel like a fun and relaxed getaway weekend, and they certainly pulled it off. The whole day felt sort of like a celebratory camping trip in the Berkshires with excellent food and dancing and a sweet wedding ceremony in the middle of it all. It was absolutely lovely.

They started their day off getting ready with their wedding party in the cabins at Race Brook Lodge. Christine and her bridesmaids even made their boho bouquets full of summery pink dahlias and wild eucalyptus before they started getting their hair and makeup done! While Christine got into her chic BHLDN wedding dress, family and friends were outside helping to tie seating cards, set up reception decor, and turn the lodge into a gorgeously decorated space. Mahaiwe Tent provided the beautiful rentals and dinner tent, and the harvest tables were decorated with lush eucalyptus garlands, candles, and bottles of wine. Christine and Max made jam at Max’s family’s farm as favors for guests. One of my personal favorite details were the watercolor place cards organized in an old library card catalog for guests to find!

After an emotional first look and family and wedding party portraits, Christine and Max took a walk in the woods with me and my second shooter Jess. There’s a lovely trail through the forest right behind Race Brook Lodge, and apparently if you hike long enough it even leads you to a waterfall! Whenever I go to the Berkshires I am stunned all over again by how beautiful they are.

Their ceremony was held underneath an ancient tree. Max’s sister officiated the wedding and family members did readings. It was heartfelt and personal and beautiful. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed cocktail hour and lawn games before sitting down in the tent to enjoy a fantastic dinner and listen to toasts. Then, Max and Christine shared their first dance in the barn under some glowing paper lanterns and danced with their guests into the night.

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night portraits at race brook lodge wedding

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  1. Jenae says:

    Lovely!! Love the dance shots! Looks like a perfect Wedding location in the New England and Massachusetts area!

  2. Beautiful Boho Wedding! You captured their day, and New England beautifully! I also love your focal length/style of shooting!!

  3. Justyna says:

    What a beautiful Berkshires wedding. New England has so much to offer, and you shot this wedding beautifully!

  4. Gabi says:

    This boho wedding looks so fun! I love all the rustic wedding details. And the Race Brook Lodge looks like a great venue. Beautiful capture!

  5. Meri says:

    these are so great! funny story but anytime i hear “the berkshires” i think about legally blonde ๐Ÿ˜› it never occurred to me they were a real place in MA. ha! but these are so gorgeous!

  6. Matt Ritscher says:

    This wedding looks like so much fun. I miss shooting in New England. Never got to shoot a Berkshires wedding but this is beautiful.

  7. Cara says:

    Omg I love everything about this wedding. The location, the style you shot in, the amazing details! This is just perfect.

  8. Jessi says:

    This Berkshires wedding is breathtaking! New England is such a beautiful area, and these two are a stunning couple! His face watching her walk down the aisle is priceless!

  9. What a beautiful wedding and stunning, boho details! New England is such a stunning place.

  10. What a gorgeous wedding I absolutely love all the details and that lace wedding dress is to die for!!! Beautiful images!

  11. Kasey Loftin says:

    This wedding is gorgeous. Beautiful work! I love your tones!

  12. Stevie says:

    I canโ€™t get over how perfectly you captured this wedding. All of the emotions, details, everything. So pretty!!!

  13. Lindsay says:

    Lindsay here from Mahaiwe Tent-

    You did such an amazing job capturing not only our rentals but the beauty of the Berkshires! Thank you so much for these amazing photos!

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