Inn on Boltwood Wedding >
Liz + James met as students at Amherst College, so not only did they take a walk down memory lane during their engagement session there, it was also the location for their wedding ceremony this summer.
The day began with their each getting ready at the Inn on Boltwood. James was surrounded by his friends while they figured out how to tie their bowties, and Liz had her bridesmaids help her into her dress. For their first look, family portraits, and ceremony, Liz wore James’ grandmother’s vintage 1950s wedding dress. She later changed into a more contemporary dress for the reception.
They saw each other for the first time that day during a private first look, after which we walked to the Boltwood’s library for their ketubah signing. James’ dad, a judge from Colorado, officiated both their ketubah signing and their wedding ceremony over at Amherst College. We then all hopped onto a bus which made its way to the Amherst campus where we would spend the next couple of hours.
First we found an area of open shade to take their family and wedding party portraits, which was a stone’s throw from Johnson Chapel where we headed afterward to get ready for their wedding ceremony. They were married under the traditional Jewish chuppah, and their bridesmaids and groomsmen stood on either side. Their kiddush cup was a Native American wedding vase, and at the conclusion of the ceremony James stomped on an awaiting glass.
Upon exiting the chapel, James surprised Liz with a horse drawn carriage which would carry them back to the Inn on Boltwood. She was very surprised and they laughed the whole way back.
Their reception was held under the Inn on Boltwood’s tent and an excellent band from Boston played for several hours. They really got the crowd dancing!
To finish out the day-long celebration, Liz + James held an afterparty in the Inn on Boltwood’s ballroom which was transformed by an amazing lighting design. That really added to the club-like atmosphere that kept those who stayed that long into the night entertained.
Liz + James had additional help on their day from…
Reception Location : Inn on Boltwood
Ceremony Location : Johnson Chapel at Amherst College
Wedding Planner : Eutopia Events
Makeup Artist : Crystal Vazquez and Company
Hair Stylist : Beauty To Be
Florist : Forget Me Not Florist
Cake : Bean Counter Bakery
Band : Ripcord
Lighting Design : CJC Lighting and Production
Second Photographer: Christopher David
Here are some photos from the day…