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The Boston Globe


The Weddings Issue

Charmed, I’m sure

Taking over a Berkshires lodge for a one-of-a-kind celebration.

It wasn’t quite love at first sight for Amanda and David Senft. Both Westchester County, New York, natives, they grew up only miles apart and attended the same schools, but the two didn’t connect romantically until after graduating from college. It was well worth the wait, though; the “almost high school sweethearts,” as a ceremony officiant called them, were married in the Berkshires in October.

The couple and their families and guests took over Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield — an 80-acre, four-season inn with 32 guest rooms, three cottages, a barn for parties, and a hiking path that connects to the Appalachian Trail. Starting with their save-the-dates, “we wanted to set a certain tone,” says Amanda. The notes combined the groom’s elegant handwriting, translated to a letterpress design, with inexpensive chipboard, and were made by Firefly Press in Allston, which had contributed to the printed artwork for albums by David’s band, Darlingside. “We wanted everything people saw and everything they associated with the wedding to feel very ‘us,’ and not feel wedding factory,” says Amanda, founder and editor of the Boston shopping guide

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