Zen in the Berkshires

August 30, 2016

Mark + Kelsey

Catering: Samantha’s Cafe & Catering
Venue: Private Residence, Great Barrington, Massachusettes
Photographer: Nick Ingram

This fun-loving couple opted to skip the hoopla of a glitzy ballroom affair and headed for the pool instead. They traveled from Nashville to host a three day retreat in the Berkshires with their closest family, friends, and furbabies by their sides for the duration. The weekend highlighted everything “Kelsey + Mark” featuring a cruelty-free, vegan menu each night with clever table-scaping and artistically potted succulent arrangements designed by the bride’s mom.

An obvious nod to Frank Lloyd Wright, the contemporary architecture of this mountainside estate succeeded at bringing everyone a little closer to nature with floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking 120 stunning acres of this beautiful planet.



Rehearsal Dinner Menu

Hors d’ oeuvres
Vegan Spinach Dip + Italian Bread
Fresh Cut Fruit Skewers
Buffet Dinner
Sweet Potato Pierogis
Potato Leek Pierogis
Maple Sweet Potato Mash
Broccoli in Brown “Butter”
Spinach + Mandarin Orange Salad
[baby spinach, fresh red onion, mandarin oranges, sweet vinaigrette]
Burlap Bread + Earth Balance
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

Wedding Menu

Welcome Mocktail
Lemonade with Blueberries + Mint
Passed Hors d’ oeuvres
Strawberry Soup Shooters
Stationed Hors d’ oeuvres
Vegan Spinach Dip + Italian Bread
Crudités + Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Buffet Dinner
“Meat” Lasagna
Seasoned Roasted Red Potatoes
Mac + “Cheese”
Roasted Asparagus + Sea Salt
Vegan Caesar Salad
[romaine, housemade croutons, cashew “parmesan”, lemon pepper marinated roasted tofu, and housemade vegan caesar dressing]
Burlap Bread + Earth Balance