Daniella & Craig
Daniella and Craig were married at the Margate Resort in Laconia, NH on the bank of Lake Winnipesaukee on September 9, 2017. Sept 9th was one of the most insanely popular wedding dates of 2017, so I’m very happy that they booked me about 1.5 years in advance. Because what an incredible wedding it was! I was blown away by their energy, kindness, and genuine excitement for being married and celebrating their day with nearly a couple hundred of their closest family and friends.
Daniella gave this amazing testimonial about her wedding photography experience:
“Besides actually getting married, having Erika photograph our wedding is the best decision I have ever made. As soon as I saw her work, I knew I had to have her as our photographer. She was immediately warm and lovely. We did not meet until the actual wedding day but I felt as though I had known her forever. She let my husband and I have our day. She was an absolute dream to work with! She gave us perfect direction while taking group photos and was so wonderful and accommodating to our large bridal party. She made it fun!! Erika cared so much about how important our day was and it showed. I would be willing to get married again just to work with her again. Erika, thank you so much for everything, you flawlessly captured our favorite day. Your beautiful works speaks for itself. We are so so happy. We love you!”
I knew it was going to be a great day the minute I walked into the bride’s room at The Margate. The girls had such a great vibe going, with a celebratory chaos that was surprisingly on schedule! Large bridal parties have a way of losing track of time, but these ladies were on point! Daniella was rocking her “Fell in Love at a Festival” shirt which was perfect since they did in fact meet at Bonaroo.
After their first look, we had plenty of time for some bridal party photos. Their bridal party was absolutely massive! But they were all so much fun, and so easy to work with. Large groups can be very challenging, but I have to give props to this crew because everyone was ready on time and in the right places, they took direction very easily, and they were super fun and gorgeous to boot. An ideal wedding party!
I loved this sweet collection of photos of Daniella with each of her girls.
The covered lakeside tent at The Margate is such a dreamy place for a wedding ceremony. The backside is open to the water for the incredible view and the all-weather covered space is perfect for a hot sunny day, or rain. Just look at Daniella’s huge beaming smile, and the gorgeous way her dress swirled when she walked!
portraits & reception
After the ceremony, we had some time for portraits scattered throughout cocktail hour, and into the reception as the sun came down lower. Guests were having so much fun with the amazing 1977 VW bus photo booth, and fun finger foods! A delicious turkey dinner was served by Hart’s Turkey Farm and there was an amazing dessert buffet with cannolis and mousse shots of various flavors by Gerardo’s Italian Bakery. And to be honest, even though I am a child of the 1980s and already have a firsthand love of Huey Lewis, I will never ever hear The Power of Love in the same way again!! What an incredible evening! #craiganddaniellapowerhour
Congratulations, Daniella and Craig! I was honored to photograph your wedding, this amazing day in your lives…… but I have no doubt there will be many other incredible days coming your way. That’s the Power of Love!
Venue: The Margate Resort, Laconia NH
Photography: Erika Follansbee Photography
Second Photographer: Carey
Flowers: Whole Foods Nashua
Cake and Cannolis: Gerardo’s Italian Bakery
Catering: Hart’s Turkey Farm, Meredith NH
Calligraphy: Done by the bride Daniella! GrayandGlitter on Etsy
Hair: Danielle Adams
Makeup: Annie Conroy
DJ: A Goodtime DJs, Simon Daniels
Photo Booth: 77 VW Bus Photobooth
Bridal Salon: VOWS
Dress: Nicole Miller
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo