This Couple Had an Elegant Celebration at a Lenox Estate

Greg Stevens


Edith Wharton’s previous estate, the Mount, hosted a lovely, backyard garden-encouraged wedding ceremony.

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Kirsten Yerger and Ryan Mitchell hit it off immediately when they initial satisfied in 2017 but did not know if they’d ever see each individual other all over again. Kirsten was on a girls’ trip to Atlanta, in which Ryan lived, when they satisfied through mutual mates. As destiny would have it, they’d end up crossing paths various situations more than the following several months, and they ultimately made the decision to date extensive-distance. “We ended up so suitable with how we appreciated to devote time with pals and get pleasure from life,” Kirsten states.

Kirsten experienced normally recognized she required to get married in the Berkshires, the place her mother grew up and in which her relatives spends time. So, following Ryan proposed in the course of a sunset sail on Lake Michigan in July 2020, they set the day for a passionate and tasteful celebration at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former estate in Lenox. “The working day was beyond what we could have imagined,” the bride remembers. “It was crammed with so considerably contentment, pleasure, emotion, and entertaining.”

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THE Location

Kirsten had driven past the Mount many situations even though traveling to loved ones in Lenox in excess of the a long time and dreamed about getting her wedding ceremony there one day. “The gardens ended up just so attractive and inspiring for a ceremony, and [the venue] seriously showcases the pure elegance of the Berkshires,” Kirsten states.

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THE Weather conditions

In advance of Kirsten and Ryan’s marriage working day, forecasts have been predicting large rain with prospective hail and flooding. The couple wasn’t sure if their outside ceremony would go forward as prepared, but 15 minutes right before it was established to begin, the skies cleared, and they decided to go for it. “We have been capable to finish the ceremony, and then the next it was in excess of, it begun raining. It was a single of the most memorable moments I feel I’ll at any time have in my existence,” Kirsten claims.

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Ryan’s greatest friend from childhood officiated the couple’s ceremony, which took put in the property’s French Flower Backyard. Kirsten and Ryan wrote and exchanged a set of customized vows they’d published together. “One of the strains was about how we want to fill our life with journey and our households with laughter, and I think that was truly location on,” the bride says.

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Kirsten’s bridesmaids donned mismatched floral dresses from Smith and Quinn for the significant day as an ode to spring and the Mount’s flower gardens.

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The bride needed the floral preparations to come to feel natural and organic and back garden-inspired. She opted for a neutral palette for her bouquet, which featured scabiosa, backyard garden roses, and ranunculus, but integrated extra lively colours for the reception centerpieces to incorporate a energetic, celebratory really feel to the space.

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ESCORT Playing cards

The couple’s escort cards were placed atop glasses of sweet-pea lemonade. “We wanted one thing vivid in colour and in taste that would be refreshing for our company when they came in,” the bride claims.

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Kirsten and Ryan slice their smaller display wedding ceremony cake privately to hold the bash going uninterrupted. They then served friends lemon tarts, chocolate espresso tarts, strawberry rhubarb crisps, and cake truffles.

Picture by Alex Gordias Images

Photo by Alex Gordias Images


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Photo by Alex Gordias Pictures

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