Monthly Archives: December 2014
Karen and Ryan were married on September 27, 2014 at the Mile Away Restaurant in Milford, NH. It was such a relaxed, fun day, with so many pretty details and memorable moments. Their families and friends were all so supportive and excited for them, and so great to work with…. I witnessed some of my favorite family moments to date!
Getting Ready at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua
The day began with some preparation photos at the hotel. Christine and I found Ryan ironing his shirt, which we later learned is something of a trademark of Ryan’s and even made its way into the wedding vows.
Ceremony and Reception at the Mile Away Restaurant
Arriving at the Mile Away a few precious minutes before the ceremony, we had a few moments to quickly photograph the beautiful tabletop decor in the reception tent at the Mile Away just before the guests started arriving. I loved how pretty the centerpieces were, with mason jars in various sizes wrapped in burlap and lace and filled with vintage style flowers of roses and hydrangeas in beautiful soft, muted blush pinks, peaches, and creams. The long burlap table runners had a sweet bird motif painted on them. With the backdrop of the Mile Away’s late summer lush gardens surrounding the tent, it was the perfect day (and perfect weather) for a garden wedding.
One of my favorite things about Karen and Ryan’s wedding was the love between both of their families. It was clear these two families were meant to be joined together. After the ceremony, there was so much hugging and loving between their parents. And then, after dinner these folks danced the night away together.
Karen and Ryan wrote their own vows, and as someone who hears so many vows each year, I can honestly tell you that these vows were among the sweetest, most honest, funny, memorable vows I have ever heard. It was truly a delight to witness this marriage.
These delicious appetizers were waiting for the bridal party to enjoy immediately after the ceremony, while the guests moved into the tent for cocktail hour. Beautiful food and hospitality provided by the Mile Away.
Getting Ready Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nashua NH
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Mile Away Restaurant, Milford NH
Catering: Mile Away Restaurant
Florist: Herbert E Berg, Worcester, MA
Cake: Frederick’s Pastries, Amherst NH
DJ: Dave Lynch
Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo
Hair and Makeup: Accent on You, Nashua NH
Transportation: Black Tie Limousine
2nd Shooter: Christine Tilley Photography
Sweet Violet Bride is a blog that highlights nature inspired weddings, and so it’s easily one of my favorites, filled with beautiful details and natural light photography. I was thrilled when they accepted Michelle and Adam’s stunning Alstead, NH wedding from this summer. I just knew their woodsy, outdoorsy and yet oh-so-elegant style would be a perfect fit for Sweet Violet Bride.
I am very happy to have some photos of Jessica and Randy’s wedding published on A Golden Locket today. In a recent call for sparkly things and brooch bouquets, I knew I had the perfect thing: Jessica’s amazing brooch bouquet. She spent months visiting flea markets and antique shops to collect sparkly brooches, and had assembled this huge and eye-popping bouquet. It was truly a thing of beauty! I figured it was only a matter of time before a blog snatched it up to feature. Jessica even created a similar flower girl pomander with lots of sparkle.