Katie + Jimmy got married at one of our all time favorite venues - Alyson's Orchard in Walpole, New Hampshire. It's such a beautiful spot, nestled in the hills of western NH and with endless photo opportunities and multiple ceremony sites to chose from, how could you not love it??!?!? Katie + Jimmy picked Anne Marie's Point for their ceremony site and were able to just squeeze it in rain free while some pretty intense thunder + lightning storms surrounded them. It was such a fun day with wonderful details, and their first dance was my absolute favorite. Katie + Jimmy, thank you for letting me share in your day! Enjoy the Sneak Peek.
Wedding Location: Alyson's Orchard
DJ: D Jay Baron
Flowers: Vera Flora Farm
Pie: Vermont Country Deli
Kerriann & Nick were married at one of the prettiest country clubs around The Black Swan Country Club, Georgetown, MA. Although the venue was pretty inside and out the weather was...not so much. So what these pictures can show you is that even when the weather gives you lemons...there is lemonade to be had.
We started out photographing bridal preparations that included details from the dress, shoes and jewlery. We were also able to get images of hair and make up done which I think is so important when it comes to the aspect of story telling through pictures.
Before everyone left for the venue Kerriann, her parents and bridal party all had a moment while her dad saw the beautiful bride in her dress for the first time.
Kerriann and her parents took a Rolls Royce from Black Tie Limo Services and had one of the best drivers I have ever known Mark...he is amazing and so accomodating. Everyone was wisked into formation to start the ceremony as the rain drops began to fall.
Although it was beginning to rain during the ceremony that did not put a damper on some very sweet "I do's"
After the ceremony we raced to get a couple of images taken with Kerriann and Nick but the rain was coming down too quickly and we needed to retreat. Not to worry when you have your wedding at the Black Swan Country Club...they have a very convenient overhang that keeps you dry and we were able to get the proper outdoor looking shots to keep everyone happy. Thank goodness they had that...here are a few shots from the session.
Before reception started we were also able to get creative on a few indoor shots as well :)
The reception was decorated beautifully and uplighting was a nice added touch.
The reception began with introductions along with the first dance and parent dances. There were some heartfelt speeches, cake cutting and DJ Kevin Cain had them dancing throughout the night. We also want to give Caryl a huge shout out. She is the Senior Wedding Planner for the Black Swan and she did a great job managing all aspects of the day. We wish Kerriann & Nick all the happiness in the world!!
One of the interesting things about being a wedding videographer is seeing how each wedding is so unique and personal. So much time, thought and effort has gone into creating a unique and special day for the couple, while their friends and family surround them with love and support. I just loved how Katie + Joshua accomplished this through their recent wedding at Edson Hill Manor in Stowe, VT. Countless hours went into the planning and design of all the details from the invites + programs, to the ceremony and every little detail in the reception. Katie + Joshua did it ALL.
It was such an amazing day and I feel so honored to have been there to capture it all for them on video. Enjoy the Sneak Peek. Much love!
Wedding Location: Edson Hill Manor
DJ: Peak Entertainment
Flowers: Juliet O'Neil
Cake: Sweet Crunch Bakery
Alayna and Paul got married at the beautiful and historic Castle in The Clouds in Moultonboro, New Hampshire on gorgeous August day. Just like we are not a cookie-cutter videography studio, they did not have a "cookie-cutter" wedding!
They had a rainbow theme throughout, including the wedding party which was very cool. This, along with their other decorations, added a very personal touch to their day. One of my favorites was how they asked everyone to throw pennies into the wishing pond.
Alayna + Paul were full of goofiness and just a joy to be around on their special day. Their hand-written vows were pretty awesome too. Thanks so much for letting us share in your special day and capturing it on video for you!
Wedding Location: Castle In The Clouds
DJ: CJ the DJ
Flowers: Simple Bouquets
Cake: Ooo La La Creative Cakes
Tammy & Chris were married on a humid Sunday at a unique venue in Plymouth, NH called The Common Man Inn. The reason why I say its unique is that one of the ceremony location options is in an actual greenhouse which gave it a really nice intimate feel for the ceremony. There are also miles of railroad tracks which make for some great backdrop for pictures.
We started off by photographing bridal preparations. During this time we usually get detail shots of the dress, shoes, jewlery which we did, but there was one twist. Tammy is a big time runner who has done marathons and half marathons and in fact Tammy and I ran the Dopey Challange at Disney last January which was a 48.6 mile race over 4 days (in case your curious its a 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon). So Tammy's shoes were actually custom running shoes that said "run disney"on the side.
So everyone got ready in a building they call cabin in the woods which all the bridesmaids and the adorable flower girl got ready. At the very end of the preperation Tammy walked downstairs and we had her dad close his eyes until she reached the bottom of the stairs for some very sweet reactions.
One of the greatest things we love to capture is the grooms look as he sees his bride walking down the isle for the first time, but in this case the grooms mom had a pretty solid look as well! The ceremony was traditional with one extra part in which Tammy & Chris exchanged roses and then gave them to their mothers :)
After the ceremony the pictures flowed and here are some of what we were able to get.
The reception featured introductions, first dance, parent dances, cake cutting (cake was fromOoo La La Creative Cakes) and dancing...Megan from Main Event Entertainment had everyone dancing all night long and they provided the photo booth as well. Stephanie & Megan from the Inn did a great job in getting everything in order so all in all it was a great day...oh and the rain held off...bonus! We wish the happy couple all the very best in life!
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to take the time to write your own vows. They can be as long, or as short as you'd like. They can be funny, emotional and loving. They are unique and personal and make your wedding ceremony completely yours. It certainly helps your wedding video too. ;-)
Ashley + Ryan got married at the always lovely Church Landing in Meredith, NH. Just a few details: Ashley arrived by boat (dont' you all want to do that now?!??), they wrote their own vows and had a fantastic choreographed first dance. Every little detail was perfection and I can't thank Ashley + Ryan enough for allowing me to capture their day. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness! Here's their Sneak Peek.
Wedding Location: Church Landing
DJ: Get Down Tonight Entertainment
Flowers: Lakes Region Floral