Everything on the day of, and the many days leading up to, our big day on 8/20/14 was perfect at Zukas Hilltop Barn! Alyson coordinated everything flawlessly and always responded to our emails quickly and with a calming tone The grounds at Zukas are absolutely GORGEOUS – which really saved on floral costs as there are hanging flowers everywhere – and white so it matches with everything and looks very beautiful. The owners, Lynn & Peter were awesome too – Lynn is the chef and when you are both the owner and the chef- you know the food is going to be good! The food was amazing – everyone said it was the best food they had at a wedding. We gave choices to our guests of beef tenderloin (we held the peppercorn) and chicken with a cranberry herb spread. We had the ice punch bowl and it was a great touch! Everything from initial meeting, to consutation meeting 6 months before, to the week of and day after with helping us load up our car was awesome. We worked with Arthur & Arlene Tatro for our Justice of the Peace – they live right near Zukas, know the place inside and out, are incredibly detail oriented, friendly, and personable and they really made the day and ceremony so incredibly special! We stayed at the Bridal Suite that night and HIGHLY recommend this. We debated back and forth because we also wanted to spend time with guests who stayed at the Comfort Inn in Spencer – but staying at the Bridal Suite was perfect. We got to be alone and talk about the day and it really helped the whole day sink in! They made an adorable breakfast basket for us to have the next morning with breads and cereal and fruit – amazing! Our rustic elegant wedding that was dreamed up in our heads and pintrest came alive on a perfect magical day thanks to Zukas and their staff! SO happy – for any questions feel free to email! Lvanluling@gmail.com
We had the pleasure of DJ-ing a wedding this past weekend and we just want to say Thank you to Allison, you were very easy to work with, pleasant and accommodating. The entire staff was exceptional, the food was outstanding, we really can not say enough about our experience. We hope someday our paths will cross and we will find ourselves doing a another job there.
Thank You & Continued Success,
Darlene & Eli
P.S. if you ever bottle your salad dressing let us know.
Here are a few wedding photos we really liked so far this year and wanted to feature a post on our blog to show them off!
Bates and Egan Wedding photos by Dias Photo
Gendron and Gendron Wedding photos by SMD Photography
Kelleher and Jenson Wedding by Heather Fuller Photography
Shane & Shannon by Casey Durgin Photography
Rodier Mitchell Wedding by Brett Alison Photography
LaFortune Wedding – Justine JohnsonPhotography
Another amazing Western Mass wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn
by Metzger Studios
I know I’m always bringing up the weather, but as a New Englander it’s my birth right. But I’ve never been quite as anxious about it as I was during the moments leading up to Rich and Brianne’s outside wedding ceremony at Zukas Hilltop Barn. After a week of nonstop rain, the clouds finally parted that morning. But just as the wedding processional began, so did the return of the rain. But just as every cloud has a silver lining, ever storm has it’s rainbow. I’m just glad I was the wedding photographer there to capture Rich and Brianne’s.
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Kathleen and Adam celebrated their wedding day with us surrounded by family and friends. This is one of my favorite photos of the evening…..love her twirling dress and his purple shoes!
Click the link below for more images from their beautiful November wedding. I love all of their unique and personalized touches captured by their photographer Heather Fuller.
Patrick and Elaina’s Love Story on Video by Edson Dias
Flashback Friday Patrick & Elaina from Fresh Focus Productions on Vimeo.
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Had the pleasure of working at Zukas for the second time this past September and I just have to stay– the water stations are a God-send for the photographers! Not only that, but the chicken dinner was (I promise!) the BEST chicken I have ever eaten in my ENTIRE life! I can’t wait to book another Zukas wedding!