Autumn Wedding in the Berkshires :: Jan & Rob

Jan and Rob knew they wanted an autumn wedding in the country, as well as one that was family-centered and simple, so it was an easy decision to hold the wedding at home – a beautiful 300-year-old barn. I have to tell you – sometimes I have no trouble editing 100 wedding photos down to the 20 or so that end up in a feature, but other times it is impossibly tough. That’s the way it was with Elisabeth Millay‘s photos of Jan and Rob’s wedding – not only are the details totally fun, but she did such an amazing job of capturing their love in pictures…


I just had to share what Jan said about her shoes – too funny:
“I wanted red shoes and I found some vintage red satin ones for $40. But, then I was in Lord and Taylor one day and had gift certificates to spend. I found these red shoes that kicked the other shoes ass!” Her pearl bracelet is actually her mother’s strand of pearls that she wrapped around her wrist.

Jan’s daughters, Lindsay and Emily, were her bridesmaids.


The ceremony was officiated by both a rabbi and a minister. (Look at the expression on the rabbi’s face! I love it!)
The only direction Jan and Rob gave them was, “Everyone is going to be standing, so just do it short and sweet but touching.”





Baskets of autumn produce gave the wedding a bit of a “country store” theme.


Rob shares some advice for saving money and throwing a great party:
“One big tip – rather than get the big 14-piece wedding band, go find an awesome band in a bar that wants to do a gig!”

At the reception, Jan added a leather belt (with “Robert” stamped on it) to her dress,
a red wrap cardigan, and exchanged her red shoes for boots.


Jan’s advice to other brides: “Pick the right groom!”

Congratulations Jan and Rob! Thank you so much for letting us get a peek into your wedding day, and thank you to Elisabeth Millay for sharing these beautiful photos with us. See even more wonderful photos and details over on Elisabeth’s blog!







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Vendor Credits

Photography: Elisabeth Millay / Venue: Private home in the Berkshires, Massachussetts / Bride’s dress: custom by Christina Kara, owner of Blue / Bridesmaid dresses: purchased at Calypso / Groom’s suit: Brooks Brothers / Caterer: Max Ultimate Food (who also provided hay bales and rooster centerpieces) / Cocktail hour music / Reception music: Housatonic Philharmonic / Sarah Borges


  • jen jafarzadeh says:

    wow, the colors are fantastic — came out so pretty in the photos. and I adore the bride's dress — and those shoes! gorgeous wedding.

  • Something White says:

    Great wedding, beautiful bride! I love her outfit and especially those wonderful red shoes.
    Your blog is a lovely treasure of settings, colours and inspiration. Thank you!

  • Bailey @ peppermintbliss says:

    SUCH sweet details, I think the red shoes are my favorite part…

  • Miss Columbia Heights says:

    You can see how much this couple loves each other!!! I love the red details, espcially the apples :-) This is a darling wedding!!

  • Camille @ Style Notes says:

    The pops of red provide such a lively burst of color to the entire affair- great use of a single color to weave a consistent thread! Those little white pumpkins on each plate are darling…were they used to hold tiny servings of soup?

  • Regina Mako says:

    I love the dress and the fall colors, they're so rich and warm. Makes me rethink my potential color scheme.

  • Brenda's Wedding Blog says:

    I just LOVE this wedding, the colors are great! And, the baskets of apples and mini white gourds are adorable.

  • courtney says:

    love this wedding! And both sets of shoes:) the shot against the fence is gorgeous.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is literally the most perfect wedding I've ever seen. Not because of the flowers, dress and decor (all of which are gorgeous though) but because you can actually see how much fun it was and how in love the bride and groom are. This wedding looks like an awesome party which is what a wedding should be. I'm so tired of the poofy centerpieces, the $5,000 dresses and the calligraphy invitations. I feel like weddings have become a place to show off your money and status but this wedding reminds me of what weddings should be. A celebration of love, joy, commitment, and the start of a new married life together.

  • kristi wright says:

    I love it – the colors, details and shoes are so perfect. Great post!!

  • The Loveliest Day says:

    I love her bouquet, it's gorgeous! I also can't get enough of the little white pumpkins used in the reception. Such a sweet touch!

  • Kristen Turick says:

    I just love this wedding! Great details and LOVED the red. It looked perfect!

  • True Blind Faith says:

    Hot red shoes AND sassy boots-LOVE her! Great choices for the red details

  • Geezees Custom Canvas Art says:

    You can see how much this couple loves each other….beautiful wedding!

  • Catherine Hall says:

    Stunning shoes! Love the idea of dancing boots too. Looks like a blast.

  • {The Perfect Palette} says:

    great color scheme! Loving the red! So pretty! Great vintage feel too.

  • Amanda says:

    LVE how the shoes match the hairpin. And her expression after kissing him is so precious. What a wonderful thing to share to so many…

  • Sarah says:

    Ohhh, this bride is lovely! This looks like such a wonderful wedding, congrats to the couple!

  • cassandra @ coco+kelley says:

    this is seriously making me reconsider red as a wedding color. i LOVE the bouquets and the pop of those saturated tones against the neutral, country style. and REALLY loving the way the wrap adds to the dress in the reception!

  • Michelle says:

    ahhhh, this wedding is so pretty, and so genuine, I love it! RED RED RED!!!!

  • dognbird says:

    Beyond gorgeous. I linked to this wedding and people are loving it. You have such a wonderful eye, love your blog!

  • miss fancy pants (the bride) says:

    Oh gosh, I can't get enough of that bouquet. So colorful.

  • Lovely and Gracious says:

    They look so happy together. Just goes to show a wedding doesn't have to be formal to be great… all that matters is the love!

  • Kelly Merrill says:

    I have to know about the boots for the reception! They are to die for! I love the bouquet so much and the photo of them in the field is so lovely!

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