New Hampshire Archive

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!

courting by piano, groom courting the bride by playing the piano on their wedding day

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

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

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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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.

Rustic Wedding Charm: New Hampshire Real Wedding

rustic wedding barn

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! ♥

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.