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Avery + Kevin's Wedding at Monadnock Berries


Avery and Kevin were married on August 12th, with a ceremony and reception at Monadnock Berries in Troy, New Hampshire.

These two live in Virginia but came up here to have their wedding, and I’m glad they did. They picked an amazing venue that had gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, which added a feeling of grandeur to the ceremony that New Hampshire destination weddings are known for. You can’t find these backdrops in any other place!

Avery and Kevin’s Monadnock Berries Wedding

In particular, Monadnock Berries makes for a rustic, colorful setting. This farm is a pick-your-own berry farm that also brews ales and is absolutely the perfect setting for a farm wedding. With lush greenery and plenty of spots to stop and admire the view, it suited these two exactly. Because this New Hampshire wedding venue is family-owned, it also has that warmth that Avery and Kevin embody.

Avery and Kevin brought plenty of their college friends up for their wedding. It was fun to watch them interacting with that group. It’s so clear that they’re all close! Because of the nature of the venue, Avery and Kevin’s guests could pick some wild blueberries in the fields, and they all had a good time together—another good reason for their choice in venue.

Even though it was a rough week for weather, the rain held off long enough for some amazing outdoor pictures. And at the last moment, the sun broke through, painting a beautiful picture across the sky for some stunning backdrops. When the weather decides to surprise us with something that dramatic, it’s the perfect send-off for a romantic wedding day.

Thank you, Avery & Kevin, for coming to New Hampshire for your destination wedding! It was a pleasure to be your wedding photographer. I’d like to also thank Locomotion DJ and Monadnock Berries for their hospitality.











Omni Mt. Washington Hotel Winter Wedding Photograhy: Kristen + Scott




Mount_Washington_Wedding_Photography-3.jpgKristin & Scott were married at the end of February at one of the best spots to get married, The Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The hotel is special to me as this is also the place that I married my amazing wife, Holly last year.  This is a story however of one mans triumph from being in the "friend zone" with Kristin to a romantic connection. I'm sure there are several people out there that would like to talk to Scott on how to do that. They are both kind and dynamic people so we are so happy for both of them. Before the ceremony our bride and groom did a first look due to daylight considerations (and wanting to get some amazing pictures outdoors). I like to do the first look in a private setting and that proved challenging as the hotel was packed with it being school vacation week as well. The ceremony was held in the conservatory, which is right next to the main lobby. The resort does such a great job making it feel like  you are worlds away from guests. One of the flower girls did a face plant right next to the bride and groom as she was walking down the isle....poor thing...but she bounced right back up. I guess at 3 years of age one can do that easily. The reception was located in the Presidential Ball Room. I always love hearing the toasts from the Maid of Honor and Best Man as you really find out some great things that make the couple special. On each table the groom placed a selfie stick for the guests to use. I had blast watching the little ones take teh selfie stick and literally run iwth it. We wish Kristin & Scott all the very best moving forward!






Christina & Steve - Ashworth By The Sea - Wedding Photography

Christina & Steve were married by the beach at Ashworth By The Sea, Hampton, NH.  All phases of the wedding day such as preperation, ceremony and reception took place at the hotel.

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Laura Kowalski, the Ashworth's Senior Wedding Planner and her team did a great job setting up the ceremony and reception for everyone to relax and enjoy.  The ceremony was full of emotion as Christina and Steve said their "I do's" One of the cool things was that Steve incorporated his daughter in the ceremony by giving her a rose.

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After the ceremony we went across the street to the beach for some family and creative wedding photos and video.  

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At the reception DJ Billy Rears from Get Down Tonight Entertainment had everyone rocking the night out.  They had some additional special dances where Christina danced with her brother and Steve danced with his daughter. We all wish Christina and Steve all the happiness in the world as they start their married life together!

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10.16.10 Melissa + Dan's Home Hill Inn Wedding Video Preview

After a couple of days of torrential rains and winds strong enough to bring down large trees, Melissa & Dan got married at the Home Hill Inn in Plainfield, NH.  It was the perfect fall day for their wedding.  The skies parted and produced the most amazing clouds in between spectacular sun rays, the ground dried out and the foliage was perfect up in the Dartmouth region of the state for their outdoor tented wedding.  This is their wedding video highlight reel.  Enjoy!  All my best, Jaime

Gorgeous fall wedding at the Home Hill Inn in Plainfield, NH

Marriage License Info for your New Hampshire Wedding

White Mountain NH WeddingNew Hampshire is a popular state to have a destination wedding.  From the seacoast, to the White Mountains and North Country, there are so many beautiful places to have a wedding here.  And once you've picked a location and set your date, you'll need to look into applying for a marriage license.  Here's some info I found on about.com to help you in your wedding planning.  Best wishes, Jaime.

New Hampshire Marriage License Information by Sheri & Bob Stritof, About.com Guide

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a New Hampshire marriage license. We recommend contacting the City Clerk's office to verify this information and suggest that you get this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.

Requirements may vary as each county in New Hampshire could have their own requirements.

ID and Residency Requirements in New Hampshire:
  • You will need photo identification, such as your driver's license. If you are 25 years or younger, you may be asked to show a certified copy of your birth certificate. You will also need to provide Social Security numbers.
  • You do not have to be a resident of New Hampshire.
  • A marriage license in New Hampshire is valid for ninety (90) days.
Same-Sex Marriage:
  • Yes. Effective January 1, 2010, same-sex marriage islegal in New Hampshire. In the past, as of January 1, 2008, same-sex civil unions were allowed in New Hampshire. 
  • FAQ About New Hampshire Civil Unions
Previous Marriages:
  • If you have been divorced, a certified copy of your divorce decree is required. If widowed, bring in a copy of your spouse's death certificate.
Waiting Period and Blood Test Requirement in New Hampshire:
  • None -- there is no waiting period in New Hampshire and there is no blood test requirement.
  • Although the waiting period was cancelled in 2006, you may still find official county or city websites that wrongly mention a 3-day waiting period to receive your marriage license. You can read the documentation in Title XLIII, Chapter 457 of the New Hampshire RSA for the full text of the law.
  • If you have questions, we recommend that you contact the City or County Clerk where you want to get married.
Fees in New Hampshire:
  • You will need to pay $45 in cash to get married in New Hampshire.
Under 18:
  • The law is complicated in New Hampshire. Individuals under the age of 18 may not marry in New Hampshire without parental approval and a judicial waiver. Brides must be at least 13 years of age and grooms must be at least 14 years of age before their parents can apply for a judicial waiver.
Proxy Marriage in New Hampshire:
  • No.
Cousin Marriage in New Hampshire:
  • No.
Common-Law Marriage in New Hampshire:
  • Not if you are both alive. Common-law marriages are only recognized in New Hampshire at death for estate/inheritance purposes. (N.H. RSA. 457:39)

Officiants in New Hampshire:

  • Weddings can be solemized by a judge, supreme court justice, assistant judge, justice of the peace, priest, rabbi, or minister residing in New Hampshire. Non-resident clergy need to receive a special license from the Secretary of State.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Bureau of Vital Records
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-4651


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