A Llama Wedding Weekend!

Posted on | September 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

So my co-worker got married this weekend in Massachusetts on a llama farm. Yes, a llama farm! How cool is that?!

Saturday started off with a huge rainbow that went from one end of the sky to the other. The rain from the previous day had finally begun to break, so good news for an outdoor wedding.

Rainbow in the Mountains

Later that morning, we took a llama hike on the property which was a working farm for 200 years. The farm is long gone, and the trees have grown in, but portions of the very old stone walls used to keep the Merino sheep inside were still visible. This is Tanner, the leader of the pack who kept me company on the hike. He was part llama and part alpaca (and so very cute!)

tanner and I

The bride was beautiful, the groom was happy, and the rain managed to stay away til we were all tucked safely under the reception tent. Here we have the wedding party posing with the llamas.

Llama wedding

I was also able to see a few yarn stores in the area and walked away with some goodies. We stopped at Wonderful Things in Great Barrington on the way up. Very nice selection of yarns and the friendly cat kept my husband busy while I browsed.

On Saturday, before the wedding, we took a short drive to Lenox where we visited Colorful Stitches. It had a wonderful selection, the staff was very pleasant, and I got to see the St. Denis yarns trunk show (which I just found out will be at Knitty City on Oct 12th & 13th).

While we were at Coloful Stitches, we also got to witness the annual tubs parade. We had seen flyers, but had no idea what this meant. Well, it was a parade of horse drawn carts, carriages, coaches, fire “engines”, and delivery trucks. It was certainly a site to see! Sadly, I forgotten my camera back at the farm, so couldn’t take any pictures.

On Sunday, as our stay was wrapping up, we took a trip over to The Mount – Edith Wharton’s estate and gardens. This is where she wrote her most famous book, The House of Mirth. The house and gardens have been under serious restoration work since 2002 and they have made tremendous progress. The house was lovely and the gardens were so beautiful. The estate is one of the mere 5% of historic landmarks dedicated to women.

the mount

view from Edith's bedroom

17th C style garden

lime walk

We will definitely have to return to the Berkshires soon! There is so much we were not able to see in the short 3 days were were there. Also, Webs is about 45 minutes away from where we stayed, so we’ll definitely be back!

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  • Renee

    what a lovely wedding!

  • Julie Crawford

    that's amazing!! A rainbow AND llamas?! looks like it was a memorable and incredible day.

    – Julie

  • Team Knit !

    erm, that last one by Julie Crawford was me! I was signed into my personal account. oops!

    – Julie

  • Veronique

    Wow, my grandparents live in the Berkshires, and I haven't even heard of half the stuff you visited! Edith Wharton?! I'm glad the the people at Colorful Stitches have gotten friendlier…

  • gleek

    what a fun wedding! and totally unique, too!

  • Maryse

    Who would've thought of getting married on a lama farm! How original! Is your friend a knitter? What a great rainbow too! Sounds like a relaxing weekend!

  • Lisette M

    What a fun wedding, the bride's dress was exquisite!
    I've always wanted to to visit The Mount, Edith Wharton is one of my favorite authors.