The Weddings Issue Charmed, I’m sure Taking over a Berkshires lodge for a one-of-a-kind celebration. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Modern rustic wedding Julia Robbs 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. Julia Robbs 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. Julia Robbs The couple and their families and guests took over Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield— a four-season country venue with guest rooms, a barn for parties, and a hiking path that connects to the Appalachian Trail. Julia Robbs The bouquets are by Seed to Stem in Worcester. Julia Robbs Custom save-the-date cards and invitations are from Firefly Press in Allston. The notes were combined the groom’s elegant handwriting and inexpensive chipboard. Julia Robbs Planning the party decor, Amanda longed for stumps she’d seen as a store display, but they weren’t quite the right size. So her father, remembering a dead cedar tree behind the family’s home, took matters into his own hands. Serendipitously, the sliced trunk revealed a rosy, almost heart-shaped interior. Another stroke of luck was the unseasonably warm weather. Julia Robbs The couple served pies instead of wedding cake. Julia Robbs Groom David’s band, Darlingside, played for about an hour at the reception. Julia Robbs “Mother Nature was on our side in a big way,” Amanda says, and she and David have good fortune all around.