Canterbury Shaker Village Wedding | Gretchen & Jeremy

Gretchen and Jeremy had such an idyllic, beautiful fall New England wedding in the most quintessential place possible: the little town of Canterbury and the Canterbury Shaker Village. Such an incredible place for a wedding!  Add in a little one-room church, an apple orchard theme, and perfect weather and you have such a memorable, heartwarming wedding.

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canterbury NH wedding

Jeremy’s kids completed the bridal party, with Myles taking on the very important role of best man, and Eme did a bang-up job as flower girl.

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All of those beautiful photos seen on Frederick’s Pastries website and advertisements are Jeremy’s work, so it was perfect that they made his wedding cake. The apple orchard theme was carried out with adorable little apple baskets and tall trees.

All of these gorgeous arrangements and bouquets were made by Gretchen’s sister Kiersty and her dad. They made it look easy! (it’s not)

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You know that scene in Forrest Gump when Forrest first meets Lieutenant Dan, and he turns to Bubba and says, “I sure hope I don’t let him down.” Yeah, that was me when Jeremy asked me to photograph his wedding. I was basically in a state of mind (for months) that I can only describe as “controlled terror.” As everybody knows, Jeremy is the owner and mastermind behind Earl Studios, and I’ve followed and admired his work for years now. Photographing his and Gretchen’s wedding was a huge honor, and I’ve been completely humbled by the responsibility. Thank you both again so much, for the privilege of being there on your wedding day, and the opportunity to provide you with photos that I hope you will love.

Vendors:
Ceremony: Canterbury United Community Church, Canterbury NH
Reception: Canterbury Shaker Village
Hair and Makeup: Gabriel’s Salon, Tilton NH
Bridal Salon: Country Bridal, Jaffrey NH
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridesmaid.com
Catering:  The Centenniel, Concord NH
Flowers: Bride’s sister and father–Kiersty Scarponi and Alan Hodsdon
DJ: Pete and Patricia, Belmont NH
Cake: Frederick’s Pastries

1 comment
  • Jeremy Earl Mayhew - There are not words adequate enough to express what I’m feeling right now. Those three people, they are the most important people in the world to me, and these photos…these amazing, breathtaking photos of us are things I will keep with me till I’m old and gray, rocking back on forth on the porch someday. I never had a doubt that you were the perfect photographer for the most important day of my life…I don’t trust easy, but I trusted you with this wholeheartedly and without reservation. You are an amazing photographer, but more than that, you are a good person….and I am a better person having know you.

    From the bottom of my heart Erika, Thank You.

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