Monthly Archives: August 2014
For their July 26th wedding, Mira and Sasha and their families rented a 200-year old restored farmhouse in Alton, NH, situated on 100 acres of rolling fields, lawns, stone walls, and woods deep in the country for the most perfect, relaxed, and casual wedding possible. Friends and family came from near and far (mostly far), and were welcomed to camp on the farm, and join in the heartfelt celebration.
Mira and Sasha were proudly walked down to the ceremony by their parents. The bridal party consisted of of their young cousins.
Sasha’s brother Sam gave a reading. It was very moving. I’ve never heard a court case decision used as a reading at a wedding, but it was absolutely lovely and perfect. This was one ceremony where every single person listened to the words spoken.
From “Goodridge Vs. Department of Health” by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall
Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society. For those who choose to marry, and for their children, marriage provides an abundance of legal, financial, and social benefits. In return it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations….Without question, civil marriage enhances the “welfare of the community.” It is a “social institution of the highest importance.”
Marriage also bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family…. Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.
Jessica and Randy were married August 1, 2014 at Brookstone Park in Derry, NH. One thing I loved about this wedding is the outstanding use of bold color: refreshing summery colors of coral, pink, flamingo, orange and white. Jessica made all of the decorations herself, including her gorgeous brooch bouquet. She spent lots of time searching antique stores, estate sales, and flea markets to collect all the many dazzling brooches that it took to assemble it. Little surprises of dragonflies were peppered throughout the decorations, as a tribute to her late father.
Venue: Brookstone Park, Derry NH
Cake: Jacques Pastries, Suncook NH
Florist: Freshwater Farms, Atkinson NH
DJ: Get Down Tonight Entertainment
Limo: Black Tie
Back in 2010, I was just starting my photography business, and Sara’s family was my very first family session ever. I was a nervous wreck, and even brought my friend Karen along with me for moral support. Fast forward four years later, and I had the pleasure of photographing her wedding to Scott. The kids are all grown now, and have changed so much over the years, but it has been amazing to see her relationship with Scott blossom into a romance that will last them the rest of their lives. These two are incredibly in love, and grateful to have each other. I was so pleased to see everything come together for a beautiful day at Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH…..
Congratulations, Sara and Scott! This is just the beginning. Wishing you many more happy years together.
Recently I had the most fun second shooting with the lovely and talented Christine of Christine Tilley Photography. In this amazing and adventurous day, we took private charter boats to the middle of Big Squam Lake to the hallowed Church Island for the wedding of her clients, Elizabeth and Kyle. Afterwards we headed up to Waterville Valley Resort for a seriously fun Top Gun wedding reception, complete with handsome men in Air Force dress blues, a patriotic color scheme, and an outrageously fun dance party (not to mention the groom is basically a young Tom Cruise lookalike).
I’ll give you three guesses as to what song they’re singing here, and the first two don’t count.
Big thanks to Christine Tilley for having me along on this adventure of a wedding day!
This season I’ve had a lot of fun packing up my final wedding deliveries to my clients. It’s been a pleasure ordering the Signature Proofbooks for my couples with covers that match their wedding theme. Along with the book, the ribbon tied to the flash drive, and a simple little beaded trinket, I’ve been able to tie together the couple’s wedding colors into a fun little keepsake packet serves as a beautiful, tangible souvenir of their day. It’s just one more way I strive to deliver personalized service.