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Theresa & Kris's Wedding at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Lenox, MA



THERESA & KRIS

6.17.23


Congratulations to Theresa and Kris, who tied the knot at the iconic home of Edith Wharton - “The Mount” - on a beautiful Saturday this past June!


A bit about Edith Wharton and The Mount: "Edith Wharton was an American writer and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper-class New York "aristocracy" to portray realistically the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, for her novel The Age of Innocence. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996. Among her other well known works are The House of Mirth, the novella Ethan Frome, and several notable ghost stories" (Wikipedia). Edith Wharton purchased 113 acres of land in Lenox, MA, in 1901, on which she proceeded to design and build The Mount. "The Whartons would live at The Mount a short ten years. It was a transformational decade for Wharton, full of professional triumphs and emotional turmoil. Here she would write some of her greatest works, including The House of Mirth (1905) and Ethan Frome (1911)." - (EdithWharton.org)


Back to present-day, and Theresa & Kris: This wedding was a gorgeously planned, intimate affair with the most beautiful delicate details and romantic vibe – an absolute dream 🤍


I booked Theresa and Kris a few years ago, so this wedding was a long time coming for us all! It feels like just yesterday that I took their ICONIC stockade engagement photos at golden hour. To see everything play out on the wedding day in such a perfect, effortlessly flawless way was amazing. Even though we had a scary looking weather forecast for the beginning of the day, everything worked out so perfectly and allowed us to have an outdoor ceremony and breaks where we could take these two and their family out for beautiful photos on the grounds.


We started our day at Seven Hills Inn for details & getting ready shots of both our bride and groom, and shortly thereafter left for The Mount (a 2-minute drive). Theresa got ready in Edith Wharton's bedroom with her mother and sister, and had a beautifully emotional first look with her dad once she was in her stunning custom wedding dress.

We escaped the rain with an indoor first look followed by some dramatic portraits using The Mount's plentiful gorgeous indoor spots as a backdrop, and then retired to Edith Wharton's Library for family photos. By then, our weather was perfect again and we were able to shoot the beautiful outdoor ceremony in the French Garden, followed by portraits on the Lime Walk and sone extended family pictures in the Italian Garden. Literally every single spot in this sprawling estate is perfect for pictures, so obviously we used every space we possibly could!


After our formal pictures were done, Theresa & Kris got to enjoy their garden-party-chic wedding reception on the back terrace of The Mount, which was adorned with soft pastel flowers from Twin Dahlias, golden utensils, and textured sage green glasses. Breathtaking. A dream.


Theresa and Kris celebrated into the night with their lovely friends and family, who were so full of excitement for their union, and so eager to dance the night away to celebrate the lovely bride and groom. It was just the happiest day with the sweetest folks, and I loved every second of it.


Theresa and Kris – thank you so much for having me and my team at your special day! It truly an honor to document the wedding of two people who are SO sweet, so kind, and just such a joy to be around. Watching you with all of your guests made it very clear that you are so loved and that you love your people so much. We love you and I wish you endless years of happiness. Cheers to you!🤍🥹


XO, HL


thank you so much for all of the amazing vendors who collaborated on this spectacular event! An extra shout out and thank you to my amazing team – Dyan and Lindsey – for coming and making this day so perfect🤍


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🎶 DJ BFG


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