Kara and Patrick were married on June 8, 2019 at the beautiful Kitz Farm in Strafford, New Hampshire. Their early summer wedding had perfect sunny weather, and a long slow sunset that melted away into a fun night of dancing in the historic barn. Both Kara and Patrick got ready in separate locations off site, but once everyone arrived at the venue, the charm of the antique house and property began to lend itself to the character of their day.
Kara and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done at a nearby hotel, but they were able to use the bridal room in the farmhouse to dress. There was so much excitement and buzz in that room that it was impossible not to capture the anticipation. This was a beautiful room for some preparation photos due to the neutral wall color, high ceilings and crown moldings, and a decent amount of natural light from the windows.
I love this sweet moment with Kara and her dad, just minutes before they began the walk up the hill together to the ceremony.
Meanwhile, the guys were also heading up the hill to get into position.
Soon after Kara was escorted by her dad. Since they did not do a first look, it’s always fun to see the groom’s reaction as his bride walks towards him. The ceremony was short and sweet, up on top of the grassy hill behind the farm.
After the ceremony, we stayed up on the hill to do family photos, bridal party photos, and bride & groom portraits. The wonderful caterer, Mezzanine, brought up trays of signature drinks to the wedding party so they could enjoy immediately! Loved their signature cocktails of Palomas and gin & tonics. This is a perfect example of how to do cocktail hour photos efficiently: send all the guests to a separate location so that the bride and groom won’t be mobbed by well-wishers. There’s plenty of time for that at the reception, but in the interest of time during cocktail hour it’s important to prioritize the photos so everything that the couple wants can be accomplished.
The barn was decorated in a simple and beautiful way, with greenery garlands down the tables and cranberry name tags at each place setting. The guests started out enjoying cocktail hour outside the barn with signature drinks, before moving inside to start with the salad course.
After introductions, first dances, and dinner, the rest of the evening was spent relaxing outside, and dancing the night way with DJ Bloom603 spinning the tunes. Such a wonderful and relaxing wedding that was so fun for everyone. Congratulations to Kara and Patrick! ♥
Wedding Planning: Moments by Tia
Venue: Kitz Farm
Florist: Sweet Meadows Flower Shop
Catering: Mezzanine Catering
DJ: Bloom 603
Wedding Dress: WTOO
Hair: Casey Cordiero @loveisinthehair_nh
Makeup: Ashely Stearns, @blushportsmouth
2nd shooter: Carey
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