this weekend, my dear friend nicole (who i have known since preschool) got married in western massachusetts, so we took a quick trip up to new england this weekend for her wedding.
we hit the road early saturday morning and drove up to the town of northampton, massachusetts, which is a cute little college town with a quaint/trendy downtown main street scene. (vegetarian and vegan restaurants lining the streets as far as the eye can see.) we were starving after driving for over 4 hours, so we grabbed a bite to eat and walked around for a little bit to stretch our legs.
after checking out northampton, we headed to the neighboring town of florence, to check into the vegetarian bed and breakfast where we were staying. the b&b is owned by a sweet couple who live completely off the grid and make all of their own energy via solar panels. they also have llamas, emus, peacocks, guinea hens, chickens, dogs, and a donkey on their property. it was an interesting experience to say the least.
we headed over to west chesterfield for nicole's wedding on saturday afternoon. she lives on many acres of conservation land. the wedding ceremony was held in a meadow right behind their house, and the reception was right in their backyard. it was a small, simple, and beautiful outdoor summer wedding. nicole looked absolutely beautiful and we had a great time. (the food was incredible too!) after partying until after 11pm, we headed back to our b&b for some rest. the next morning, a majority of the wedding guests met up with the bride and groom for sunday brunch at a historic building in the center of the town of florence. i'm glad nicole organized the brunch, because it was nice to be able to see everyone once again before heading home.
we snapped a few pictures during our quick two-day massachusetts wedding getaway (some on my real camera, but most on our phones). we also took some video, which i'll share as soon as i edit it all. here are a few pictures from saturday and sunday . . .