Nicole and Bruce are an exceptional couple with a wide range of talents and experiences and a love of science. She is a chemistry professor; he is an astrophysicist. They had been engaged for quite some time, and never found the time to actually have a wedding and get married….. finally Nicole acknowledged, “There is no good time. We’re so busy. We’re just going to pick a time and do it. ” That time was a snowy/rainy/slushy afternoon in January at La Piece in Tilton, NH. Their families drove to New Hampshire from places like Pennsylvania and Ohio, and made an adventuresome weekend out of it.
After an early afternoon of beauty at the salon, Nicole and her cousin got ready…. and looked amazing.
Nicole and Bruce knew they wanted to go outside for some photos in the daylight if it was at all possible. A late-afternoon lull in the downpour gave us the opportunity to slip and slide our way over the ice to the little park next door and huddle under umbrellas to get these shots. They are among my favorite of the day, so I’m glad we were able to do it. I’m happy to report that no wedding dresses or hair-dos were sullied in the taking of these photographs. 🙂
The ceremony took place after dark, with Nicole’s brother officiating. One awesome thing to note about the ceremony is that Nicole’s dad made the gorgeous mantle you see in the background, and Bruce and Nicole plan to put it in their home afterwards. The beautiful bouquets all over the mantle did double duty as the reception table centerpieces afterwards.
And the reception! It was amazing. This is why you have a wedding at La Piece, for the amazing event design and impeccable attention to detail that they provide. Bruce and Nicole chose a theme of rustic elegance, with a color theme of navy and copper, which you can find woven throughout their entire day. Everything from jewelry and accessories, to the copper fabric wrapped around the bouquets, to the gold-flecks sprinkled over their cupcakes, to the groom’s tie…. everything reflected their color scheme. The Room looked incredible.
The dinner service was impeccably serviced by Chef Joe’s…. here is some hot seafood chowder being served up, and below, an assortment of passed hors d’oeuvres.
Preparing for the champagne toast….
Thank you, Nicole and Bruce, for choosing me to tell your story for the day. I loved getting to know you and your families. I hope you enjoy this preview of some of my favorite images from your day. Keep that chemistry going!
Venue/Event Design: La Piece/The Room, Tilton NH
Florist: Simple Bouquets, Tilton NH
Cupcakes: Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries, Manchester NH
Hair and Makeup: Korbell’s Salon, Tilton NH
Musician and DJ: Jonathan Lorentz
Caterer: Chef Joe’s Catering, Franconia NH