Category: New Hampshire

Courting by Piano >> Photo of the Day

We love this romantic photo of a groom courting his bride by playing the piano. What’s he playing? What’s she thinking? The photo’s classic details and timeless action is beautiful. Pamela and Jason were married at The Grand View Inn in New Hampshire. Wesley Maggs and Marthy Duffy from Boro Creative Visions Photography photographed the wedding and this romantic photo!

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Courting by Piano

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Downtown Portsmouth Engagement: Ethan + Jamie

Today we’re featuring Ethan and Jamie’s downtown Portsmouth engagement session. Their e-session’s filled with great photos captured by Robb from Robb Cyr Photography. Robb tell us, “Ethan and Jamie are from NH, and while I’m from CT, I grew up in NH and Portsmouth was part of my old stomping grounds as a kid. Shooting with them was really fun, they were open to exploring the city, so we went behind buildings, and down little alleyways. Portsmouth is packed with little alleys filled with little shops, cafe’s, and bars. Lots of cool store signs hang over all the shop doors. Brick is everywhere! Like many older New England cities, All the buildings and sidewalks are constructed of brick. Normally as a photographer you try to avoid brick walls, but in Portsmouth you only left to embrace it. It’s a vibrant town with a strong art community, and we had blast exploring, shooting and hanging out there. Topped it off with some dinner and drinks at the Rusty Hammer was great ending to a fantastic shoot!” See all the photos that make the story after the click…

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Downtown Portsmouth Engagement

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Downtown Portsmouth Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Portsmouth, NH Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Portsmouth, NH Engagement Session

Robb Cyr Photography - Portsmouth, NH Engagement Session

Are you interested in having Robb capture your New England engagement session and wedding? Then visit Robb Cyr Photography. You can also see his Connecticut wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Robb Cyr Photography. All rights reserved.

Lake Sunapee Engagement Session: Erica + Sean

Erica and Sean’s Lake Sunapee engagement session in New Hampshire left nothing to be desired. Their engagement session this past fall was at a favorite hiking location around the beautiful Lake Sunapee. A perfect picnic for two ensued with apples, raspberries, cheeses, and figs. Add a little bulleit bourbon and the photo session was complete. Their romantic woodsy photos were captured by Meg Hamilton from Rodeo & Co. Photography. Relive their engagement session after the click…

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - New Hampshire Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - New Hampshire Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - New Hampshire Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - New Hampshire Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - New Hampshire Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - new hampshire Engagement Session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - new hampshire engagement session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - new hampshire engagement session

Rodeo & Co. Photography - new hampshire engagement session

Other Vendors + Items:

Session Designer: Kristin Burgess of By Emily B. Events
Bourbon: Bulleit Bourbon
Flask: Stanley Classic Flask – 8oz
Wool Blanket: Pendleton Woolen Mills

Did you love this engagement session? Then be sure to check out Rodeo & Co. Photography. You can also see Meg’s wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Rodeo & Co. Photography. All Rights Reserved.

A New Hampshire Wedding: Martha + Nick

You’ll just love this New Hampshire wedding! Martha and Nick’s New Hampshire wedding has many great intimate details. The best elements include the bride’s dress, jewelry, invitations, a tree guestbook, and handmade paddle fan program. Martha and Nick first gazed upon each other on Sawyer Farm in Jaffrey with their ceremony and reception following at the scenic Shattuck Golf Course. Their photographers Amanda and Wes from Boro: Creative Visions captured the day perfectly. See for yourself…

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A New Hampshire Wedding

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Invitations: sister, Erin Judd
Bride’s Hair: sister, Erin Judd
Bride’s Make-Up: James Thomas Salon
Bridal Party Hair & Make-Up: James Thomas Salon
Dress: Renaissance Bridal in York, Pennsylvania
Flowers: Coll’s Garden Center & Florist
DJ: Dan Wolfson from Solid Gold Productions
Cake: sister-in-law, Kelly Moody (the piping on the cake was designed as a replica of the lace pattern on my dress)

Are you looking for more breathtaking New Hampshire weddings? Check out Boro: Creative Visions to see more fantastically photographed weddings. You’ll also want to check out Amanda’s business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Boro: Creative Visions. All Rights Reserved.

Rustic New Hampshire Engagement Story: Carla + Matt


Carla and Matt’s rustic New Hampshire engagement session is the perfect story if you’re looking to escape the ordinary. Their tale begins when Carla and Matt first met each other on a double blind date. Finding that they both had a lot in common, especially their same sense of nonsense humor, the dating game began. During the 3 years that ultimately lead to their engagement, they found out so much they love about one another. One of the things that Carla finds endearing about Matt is his absolute dedication to the company he co-founded named PeaceLove Studios. Matt in return enjoys the passion Carla has for her work in Finance, and her resolve to helping him further the mission of his company’s effect on helping the community.

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Engaged and ready to plan, Carla began researching for the perfect photographer to capture their rustic New Hampshire engagement. She stumbled upon Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions.

Amanda worked with Carla, as the two created the quintessential way to theme the engagement session and incorporate fun elements. One of those elements was their Jeep, a part of their relationship since they met, and something they enjoyed regularly. Another fun idea was Matt’s, when he proposed they pack all the gear they could carry and act out a hitchhiking scene holding out a sign for their Save the Date. With artistic ideas in mind all three had such a memorable time planning and acting out their engagement shoot.

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With their wedding just a little more than 6 months away, Carla and Matt are excited to be getting married on July 28, 2012 in Waterville Valley. Their wedding location in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is certain to be the place where all their friends and family can relax with nature’s beauty and plenty of activities. Carla said, “Waterville is the first place we visited and nothing else seemed to compare! All of the lodging and activities are in close proximity, it has a feeling of being at camp. We hope it brings out the kid in everyone!”

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If you loved this engagement shoot and are interested in seeing more engagement photos from this savvy New England wedding photographer, check out Amanda’s website Boro: Creative Visions.

You can also check out Boro: Creative Visions business listing in the Emmaline Bride wedding vendor Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Boro: Creative Visions. All Rights Reserved.

Rustic Wedding Charm: New Hampshire Real Wedding

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Today we are sharing a charming rustic wedding with tons of DIY details. Sarah and Pete married on October 2, 2010 at Bishop Farm Bed and Breakfast in Lisbon, New Hampshire. HinkleyPhoto based in New Hampshire provided the beautiful imagery and captured every last detail. We especially love the 3-tiered wedding cake, the flowers (provided by EH Floral), and the happy couple (that’s what it’s all about). The bride looked positively stunning. We adore her gown, peep-toed heels, and red cardigan: we love when brides add a bold burst of color! Additional details such as the tent with red + white lanterns, the rustic table settings, bunting, and handmade photo booth added memorable, personal details to the day. The bride, Sarah, recounts the day in her own words. Take it away, Sarah! ♥

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“When my husband and I got engaged and first started thinking about where we wanted to get married we both immediately thought of Bishop Farm Bed and Breakfast just north of the White Mountains in Lisbon, New Hampshire. We first visited this location for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend back in 2008 and subsequently fell in love with the place and its owners.

The few days leading up to our wedding were rainy, cold, stressful… and wonderful! We arrived a few days early and began the preparations for our amazing weekend. About half way through our first day the rain began. All of a sudden it was like monsoon season had arrived in our sleepy little corner of New England and wouldn’t stop! For two… whole… days it rained. Because of this ALL of the preparation had to wait until the morning of the wedding.

Thankfully we have an amazing group of family and friends and they all came to the venue the afternoon of the day before and helped to decorate the wedding tent. It was a blur of activity with cousins and uncles rigging all of the lighting, aunts and moms setting up the reception tables, and even my husband’s 90 year old grandmother chipped in and got all of the candles set up and ready to go. The next morning all of those people came back and helped with the finishing touches. It was the perfect example of the saying “it takes a village”.

The day of our wedding, October 2, 2010, arrived and the weather was BEAUTIFUL… it was a perfect crisp autumn day in New England. The love we felt was overwhelming… everywhere we looked we were reminded of the love and support it took to get us to our wedding day. From the faces of our wedding guests smiling back at us at we took our vows to the tables squares our aunt so lovingly sewed for the wedding tables; the dance floor that was packed all night long to the favor bags that were filled cookies made from my husband’s old family recipe and baked by my mother; from my godfather who performed the wedding ceremony to the programs and escort cards we designed and made ourselves; the amazing florist who understood our vision and made it her own to the husband and wife photographers who captured it all so beautifully; and the lights and lanterns my husband and his cousins and uncles hung to our PERFECT “First Look” moment on top of a hill overlooking the grounds of the bed and breakfast.

I always look back at our wedding weekend as a true reflection of my husband and I. We planned the entire thing as a team and everything about it represented what we hold most dear… family, friends, laughter and love. The fact that we created this event out of our love for each other is amazing to me…. we couldn’t have asked for a better start to our marriage.”

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sources ::

venue | bishop farm bed & breakfast
photography | hinkleyphoto
florist | EH floral
ring bearer plate | paloma’s nest