I had an awesome afternoon with Arielle and Bryan on the coast of New Castle just two days ago. During the drive there I was a bit nervous as there was rain falling, and a few drops fell when we first arrived. But luckily the wind blew the clouds out to sea and the setting sun emerged throwing a beautiful warm light under the dark gray blanket of clouds. Their wedding is a year from this week at the Kitz Farm and I can't wait to hang out with them again making more photos of this awesome couple!
A fun winter engagement in the NH lakesRead More
There is something special about the Mount Washington Hotel. I have a deep connection to the mountains but I know that's not just me. Every time I meet someone who is there for their first time they fall in love with the place. Maybe it's the majesty of the mountain and the valley it sits in. Maybe it's the unpredictable weather and adventurous landscape. Maybe it's knowing that you are settled into a cozy resort far away from any city. No matter what it is that connects people to the place, there rarely is a better reason to go visit than for a wedding.
Samantha and Steven hosted about 200 of their friends and family at the resort for their beautiful fall wedding. The day started with a very cold rain storm that turned to snow, then stopped at the perfect time for some outdoor portraits. It was a black tie affair in the grand ballroom and Samantha was stunning in her gown.
They were wed at Saint Patrick's beautiful church, constructed of stones from nearby rivers, and it was packed with guests and full of love for the couple.
Samantha's uncle John, a professional videographer, was there to film the day for them.
As if planned, the snow stopped falling during cocktail hour and were able to get outsie for a few portraits.
The Grand Ballroom was beautifully decorated by wedding planner Emily St. Pierre and Florist Emily Herzig.
The toasts were the perfect balance of humor and heart felt emotion to congratulate the couple.
Radiance played music that kept everyone on their feet late into the night.
Congratulations Samantha and Steven!! We hope you had a great honeymoon!!
Cheers ~ Matt & Enna
Planner: Emily St.Pierre of www.allthefussevents.com
Florist: Emily Herzig Floral Studio www.ehfloral.com
Gown from: Uniquely Couture http://www.uniquelycouturebridal.com/
Band: Radiance http://wilsonstevens.com/bands/radiance-band/
Table Cards, Table Numbers: http://www.thewriteplacenh.com/
Guest Book: http://a2zphotoalbumdesigns.com/
Five years ago Chelsea and Andrew met while studying abroad in London. The mutual friend who introduced them will be the Best Man at their wedding.
Andrew proposed last July on a beautiful beach overlooking Lake Wentworth. Afterwards they went to his parents' house to share the exciting news and Andrew surprised Chelsea by having her parents there. They had driven all the way from Ohio to join in the celebration. Chelsea says, "It was such a special night that we shared with our families. There was a beautiful sunset that evening and it couldn't have been more perfect!"
These two are Sunday River ski bums in the winter and love to swim and boat in the lake in the summer. They also have the travel bug and have been back to Europe twice since they met in college.
They will be tying the knot next summer at the Wolfeboro Inn because it has the most beautiful view of Lake Winnipesaukee. Chelsea says they decided on a summer wedding near the Fourth of July holiday "so that our families and friends could spend the weekend by the lake. The location is in downtown Wolfeboro and walking distance to the docks, bars, restaurants and tourist shops. We can't wait for a fun weekend with family and friends celebrating the wedding!"
Their engagement session was at Andrew's family's home on Lake Wentworth. The home has been in his family for over fifty years and has been passed down through multiple generations. It is such a special lake house with over 170 ft of beach, and it has been the location for many years of family parties and celebrations. While they live in Boston, they get to the lake every chance they can to spend time with family and relax in the beauty that surrounds them.
We look forward to seeing them celebrating their marriage with family and friends on the lake next summer and to the dance floor, we know they are looking forward to dancing!
Cheers! ~ Mattion & Enna