Winter Wedding Inspiration: The Retreat at Norwich Lake

Tucked away just outside the edge of the Berkshires, this lakeside Christian Retreat is the perfect space to host a variety of functions.  From weddings to showers to reunions, the recently renovated hall and endless trails provide the perfect backdrop for your unique event.  Not only do they offer the space to host your function, they also have accommodations for all of your guests.  Spacious lodge rooms and cabins are available on site!

For our winter inspiration, we started with a palette of charcoal, rich mahogany, silver, and pops of red. Our head table remained the same wooden farm table, except now it was adorned with a pale gray chiffon runner and a stunning winter floral centerpiece set in a gray stone container.

Silver chargers were the base for white china, khaki napkins, kraft paper menus, and touches of buffalo plaid ribbon. Our guest tables were dressed in a lovely pewter gray. Centerpieces were a combination of stemmed mercury glass candle holders and winter greens. Dark wooden chiavari chairs completed the look but for added interest, our head table was flanked with white chiavari chairs and a blanketed wooden bench.

The grand mantle was still covered in winter greens, to which we added birch logs and candles. A soft purple lighting offered a new hue of winter that accented the room perfectly. Our bride cozied up to her groom by the fire in a perfect periwinkle dress from Addy Elizabeth Boutique. When they were warm enough, they moved to the gorgeous wrap around porch to overlook the beautiful lake and take in the quiet comfort of this wonderful retreat.

Planning/Design Concept/Styling/Coordination
Jackie Martucci & Kellsey Sullivan of Events by Jackie M
Melissa Sullivan of Michael’s Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup
Crystal Vazquez & Shelby Dufour of Crystal Vazquez & Company
Bridal Wardrobe 
Crystal Vazquez of AddyElizabeth Boutique
Floral Design
Rebecca Lashway Fitzgerald of Forget Me Not Florist (Northampton)
Amanda McHugh of Cakes by Amanda
Apollonia Nunez
Ken Tavernier


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