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

Nicole and Sean’s New England DIY Breakfast Wedding

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

DIY, breakfast, and more! Nicole and Sean New England DIY breakfast wedding has a lot of DIY details and were LOVING it! We know you will too! This beautiful and awesomely themed wedding was photographed by Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions. Our hat is off to both Amanda and Nicole for putting together this DIY wedding for our blog.

The bride Nicole tells us,

“First things first, you should know a few things about me — one, I’m an over-thinker and an over-planner (Type A to the max) and two, I’m a bargain hunter. Sean is, what he calls, Type Z… not exactly the same :) We set a $15,000 budget for approximately 200 guests (and ended up under budget and with only 170 guests, out of the 230+ we invited, in attendance). A lot of the decisions we made were in order to keep ourselves happy — really being true to our style and selves and to keep within our means. To keep outward costs down we spent a lot of time instead, on DIY projects. We did nearly everything ourselves — including invitations and flowers.

The Theme: Breakfast

In Summer 2007, Sean and I found ourselves in Asheville, NC. At the time, there was an all-you-can-eat cereal bar called Eaties (it has since closed) — which also ran cartoons all day and you could sit in their “living room” with your cereal and watch for hours. It was our kind of place. Sean and I love cereal… we pride ourselves on the number of varieties that are always stocked in our cabinets — breakfast cereal, snack cereal, hearty lunch or dinner cereal, dessert cereal, etc. We went to Eaties and Sean accepted their standing challenge: eat a whole box of cereal in 30 minutes or less and get a t-shirt as well as your name on their wall. He succeeded.

After this experience, we decided that when the time came for us to get married (we had been together 2.5 years at this point), that we should have an all cereal wedding. And we envisioned giant bowls of cereal on a buffet table and reply cards where you chose your favorite milk variety rather than meal choice. But we soon talked ourselves out of this, realizing that no one who brought a gift would be pleased that in return we gave them cold cereal. So, instead we opted for a brunch buffet — a nice combination of hot and cold breakfast and lunch foods, which would satisfy us and, hopefully, our guests.

This decision was one we made early — probably back in 2007, though weren’t engaged until 2009 — so this helped us to decide on a daytime wedding rather easily. That, and we’re not really night people, and were thrilled with the idea of getting home in time for dinner afterward. Having an 11am-4pm wedding is an immediate money saver. We were happy about that as well.

The Theme Details

We decided to keep our theme as clean as we could — though we added plenty of other “us” elements. Even though we were having a fall wedding the day before Halloween, we were careful not to allow either of these elements to infiltrate the Breakfast Theme — it was not always easy, but I always brought myself back to the theme. It helped us stay on track…

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions


Keeping It Us

We had a lot of elements that were very “us” in the wedding. Cereal was the main one and the one that was most obvious, but there were a couple of others.

Shoes: Sean and I are just about the same height, so I knew I would not be wearing heels on my wedding day. This was fine with me — I usually wear sneakers to work as it is… I love Converse! So, I told my bridesmaids we were going to wear Converse for the wedding. One of my bridesmaids and I went shopping in the mall one day and came across the shoes they ended up wearing — the colors were a perfect match, plus they sparkled, which we convinced ourselves made them “formal”. I didn’t find my shoes until a couple of months before the wedding. I went with sparkly white (though debated with having some custom made for a while). In the end, the ones I bought at the mall were a better match and less expensive than having them custom made.

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Invitations: Our colors had been defined by the bridesmaid dresses we chose. So my mom and I took those fabric swatches to Paper Source and started looking at options. We picked a day when they had a couple of free wedding invite demonstrations going on and spent a few hours there. We tried to limit what we would be mailing to both minimize waste and postage — we decided we didn’t really need that little square of tissue paper or an interior envelope inside the mailing envelope. We wanted to go this route to get high quality, exactly what we want, but for less than I would get to pay someone to do my invitations. We knew this would be a lot of work, but in the end, they were perfect! We chose chocolate brown, two shades of purple (grape & beet), and khaki as our scheme for paper, card stock, envelopes, and labels.

We talked ourselves out of envelope liners — but we opted to emboss the exterior mailing envelopes just for a little touch of something different.

Reply Cards: Sean and I are quirky, book-types. We met as High School English teachers. We wanted the reply cards to be different; not just “yes” or “no”. We looked at some online — some people were going for the Mad Libs approach. We liked that, but when we sat down to write ours, the idea evolved into a “quiz,” playing to the teacher thing as well — we asked our guests 5 questions (in addition to Yes or No) and a bonus. They were interesting and different and we figured we’d have some data we could use when the day came. We also asked because it gave us excitement when we checked the mail everyday — and we thought it might increase our rate of return. That being said, we loved checking the mail, but found people wanted to have really good answers, so a lot people held onto them longer than we thought they would.

Data: I debated on how to present the data that we collected from our reply cards. We had asked our guests their favorite song to dance to at weddings and compiled that and gave the list to the DJ. We expressed to him that we wanted the highest vote getters to definitely be played and announced as such. For the other questions, to keep it as simple as possible, I made at tri-fold poster (like the ones you see at science fairs) with all of the data summed up. This took me a while, but it was well worth it. We put it at the table where guests signed in on two 16×20″ mats of photos (one of my Converse with Sean’s shoes and one of our names spelled out in Alpha-Bits floating in milk).

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Favors: We used individual boxes of cereal. Funny thing is that these are actually harder to come by than probably anything else we used in the wedding! We got a variety of Kellogg’s and General Mills. We had leftover ribbon from our invitations and decided to wrap a piece around each. We used matching labels from our invitations that said “All you need is love… and breakfast!” with our initials and the date.

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Table Markers: We used names instead of numbers. We had seen online that people used different elements of their lives as table markers, so we decided again to stick with the theme. We used cereal names as table names (ex. Sean’s Irish family was seated at Lucky Charms). We didn’t know how to put them on the table, but I had been saving boxes since we got engaged, so we had over 30 varieties to choose from. In the end, we decided to go simple, and just put the boxes directly on the tables — instead of cutting or framing. We figured they would “set the table” with the milk bottles and spoons — for a well-balanced breakfast. We glued some of those glass stones in the bottom to keep them weighed down.

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Centerpieces: My mom and I purchased milk bottles to use as vases from a local antique shop and a local farm. We tied them with twisted paper cord, which was both easier to work with and much cheaper than ribbon. We tucked a plastic spoon in each behind the bow — we used the plastic spoons that look like silver. (My mom got these with a rebate deal, so they were actually free!)


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Bridesmaid Dresses & Tuxes: I was never a girl who grew up with a vision of what my wedding should look like. This made it both easy and hard to deal with bridesmaid dresses. I have never been a matchy-matchy person. When I pick out rugs or clothes or anything I go for things that work together, not match. The three bridesmaids and I went to David’s Bridal — because of the convenience and selection — and spent a couple of hours pulling styles and colors. We found three strong colors that we all loved, that looked great together, and that were fall-ish. They were all shades of purple (a brownish one, a pinkish one, and a blueish one). Since there were three girls we also wanted three different styles — we went above-the-knee length, with varying necklines — all three worked really well together. The girls only spent between $100-$150 on their dresses, too.

Given the girls’ color scheme we opted to go with chocolate brown tuxedos instead of black. We went to Giblees in Danvers, MA. They are fantastic! They had exactly what we wanted and we actually paid a few dollars less than it would have cost at a large chain rental place. They had a perfect purple tie that incorporated a couple of shades. They were beautiful.


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Flowers: We wanted seasonal flowers for environmental and budgetary reasons. Whole Foods Market provides a great variety that have been harvested in an earth-friendly way. We went to our local Whole Foods and spoke with a team member from Floral. We knew it would work perfectly — and didn’t have to put in our final order until 2 weeks before the big day. The flowers were gorgeous and they helped us with selection. The bouquets and boutonnieres were all hand wrapped and beautiful. I highly recommend working with WFM on flowers. (I must say my bouquet was only $19.99 and the bridesmaids were $14.99!!).
Because we were using the milk bottles, we knew we didn’t need to fit in a ton of flowers. We opted for three colors of gerber daisies and some ruskus for greens. We were charged the regular price that they charge all customers — even though they ordered 200+ just for us. We picked these up the morning before the wedding and did the cutting and arranging ourselves.


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Venue: We knew we wanted a fall daytime wedding and we have very similar taste on environments that are attractive to us. We like rustic. We like old, colonial houses. We looked at a barn to have our reception in. In the end, we wanted something with a warm feel. The Tewksbury Country Club fit in our budget and in our vision. They have a “lodge” feel with a large fireplace, exposed beams, and cathedral ceilings. We fell in love with the look of the place. We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests.


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

A Few Other Tidbits

Anyone who has ever planned a wedding or big event knows that there are a lot of details and moving pieces, and lots of work to get done.

Have a Support System

I am not the kind of person who told people about my wedding. Most of the people I work with didn’t even know I was engaged. I also found I talked a lot to Sean about the wedding, but I didn’t want him to lose his mind. I knew more of the planning fell on my shoulders, so I didn’t want to wear down his interest so that when I really needed his opinion he’d still be interested. So I had to turn somewhere else: my mom was a huge help in all of this, as was my sister-in-law and my aunt.

Sean was great through everything and pitched in on all the major decisions — this was extremely helpful. We got engaged on October 30, 2009 and got married on October 30, 2010. I had exactly a year to get this done. The biggest deal for me was securing a date and a place.

Guest List

In order to choose a place, we had to have an idea of how many guests we would have. So we asked our families and started putting together our own list. We had the huge, invite everyone list, and the really slim list. We have a lot of cousins, so we knew we’d probably have to go big. Even our “slim” list was 80 people. We knew we were looking for places that could accommodate about 200 people. This helped us narrow down a few places. We also knew we were going to get married in my church where we live, so this kept us to a 20-mile or so radius from there. Consider all of your options, visit places, and then start ruling things out.
We looked at places that required you to hire a caterer, tables and chairs, etc. and we looked at places that did everything in-house. We got quotes from rental places and caterers and in the end realized we could only afford an all-inclusive place. I think we would have loved to go lavish with a chef and personally designed menu, but in the end this was not realistic for 200 people. This narrowed our possible sites again. Tewksbury Country Club was a great choice for us. The food selection, the ambience, the location were all perfect. The staff made everything go very smoothly as well. We were very pleased with this decision.

Decide What Is Most Important to You

We then looked for a photographer — this was something I consider to be one of the most important parts of the day. If you’re going to spend all this time and money on something, we wanted to make sure we were going to remember it. A close friend of mine also videoed the wedding — otherwise we would have also had to consider hiring a videographer. Looking back on the videos we’ve already seen from family members — it’s incredible to see it all live and in action. Decide what you think is most important for you as a couple and go for it.

I did a lot of googling and quickly knew I wanted the photojournalistic style. I came across the Wedding Photo Journalist Association (WPJA) website and searched its list of members by area and price range. I emailed a couple of people there for quotes and information. I fell in love with Amanda Borozinski’s work — she also had an extremely reasonable photo package.


Enlist Your Friends and Family

Doing the work ourselves meant a lot of decisions and a lot of actual stuff to do. My mom and I worked on invitation fonts and wording. We got opinions from Sean and his mom. Once we were good to go, however, we had a lot of cutting and production to take care of. Instead of doing it all ourselves, we decided it was okay to ask for help (and it is!). We set one date in the summer for an “invitation-making party” — my mom and I worked for hours and hours the weeks and days ahead to make sure everything we could do on our end was done — this is critical — you don’t want people coming to help and there isn’t anything for them to do yet, or you don’t have enough jobs for everyone. We had close family and bridesmaids come over and punch holes in the invitations, put them together with ribbon, do the embossing, etc. It took only a couple of hours. In fact, we ran out of invitation stuff to do… so we were able to use the time to tie up our milk bottle centerpieces with the paper twist. We had snacks and music and lots of laughs … and it didn’t really feel like work!”

If you’re interested in finding out more about this wedding, check out Amanda’s site http://www.borophotos.com for more photography. Amanda is a New England area wedding photographer.

You can also check out Amanda’s New Hampshire listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

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

Megan + Bryan’s New Hampshire Vintage Field Wedding

It’s Monday and we’re excited to share this beautiful DIY New Hampshire wedding with Emmaline Bride fans!  Bryan and Megan’s beautiful outdoor wedding took place in North Conway on August 28, 2010 and was authentically photographed by Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions.

The bride Megan tells us,

“I have visualized my wedding being in a field for as long as I could remember. The field where we ended up having our ceremony just came to me. A friend of mine knew the owners of Chocorua View Farm and casually mentioned one day that they might let me have it there. When she called to inquire, I heard a scream of elation on the other end. The owners, Jay and Linda, have wanted to host an event there and we decided it was kismet.

My wedding vision was a fun, bright, vintage field wedding with lighting being a dominant factor. I worked on within a budget – this meant I came up with creative, inexpensive ways to not have to sacrifice my vision. I shopped around until I found reasonably priced vendors with a good reputations.

I spent my weekends collecting old jars, milk bottles, and vases to use as my centerpieces. Instead of paying a florist to create my table centerpieces, I grabbed my friends and family and went to Sherman Farms in Conway, NH and picked my own flowers. They were BEAUTIFUL!!!

Bryan and I are both very outdoorsy and active and wanted to tie in woodsy elements to our wedding. Although we had a beautiful backdrop of mountains, we opted to marry under this big, beautiful maple tree lining the field. We decorated it with colorful paper lanterns and lined the aisle with mason jars on shepherd hooks with our hand picked flowers.

For the seating, I found old trees and wood burned table numbers into them. I also, found a couple of birch trees and hung my seating assignments on them. For the seating assignments I made leaves and wrote the numbers on them.

The wedding was perfect. Our photographer was amazing and captured the day perfectly.

Two of the things that I chose to splurge on a little and the things that made all of the difference to my guests were the photobooth and luxury toilets.”

Wedding Vendors:

Photobooth: Mountain Mugshots

Venue: Chocorua View Farm

Photographer: Boro: Creative Visions

Videographer: Meg Simone

D.J:  Matt Spofford

Caterer: White Mountain Chalet

Tent: Wrobleski Party Rentals

Linen Rentals: Harte Rentals

Luxury Toilets: Daves Septic

 

If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this New Hampshire wedding photographer, check out her website here. You can also view her preferred vendor listing in The Bridal Book here at Emmaline Bride!

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