today’s love story:
Kelli & Ryan’s Bedford Village Inn Wedding
and all the magical moments that made it
Our fall wedding season ended with this. We are lucky, lucky photogs.
Gorgeous light, a beautiful venue, and most important, a sweet, funny, in-love-since-high-school couple most excited to celebrate this monumental day with their favorite people.
Ben and I have been to a wedding at Bedford Village Inn as guests, but this was our first time photographing there. With all new venues, we do our homework before and have game plans ready for sun, clouds and rain. We’re always prepared on the wedding day.
Kelli & Ryan met and fell in love in high school. They have the sweetest love story that made my cry during the initial consult. I am SUPER emotional and love love stories most of all, but I can typically keep it together during the first meeting. Not this one. First time crying during a consult. Aaaand I teared up within 15 minutes of photographing their preparation when the mamas showed me the gifts they received from Kelli – custom-engraved bracelets with the sweetest “we love our moms” messages.
Her engraved gift to Ryan was a bit more direct. 🙂
These two had one of the nicest days of the fall, with warm sun that the ladies actually had their makeup with Mollie Brown Makeup outside on the deck! Finally time for Kelli to put on her STUNNING long-sleeve Maggie Sottero lace gown from Kleinfeld.
Ryan & Kelli’s private first look on the back patio at Bedford Village Inn. Just the two of them. Ryan’s got that always-smiling charm and so much love for his girl.
This group was the best. This is the kind of group that gets along so well and just has fun. Looking through their pictures, I always feel like I must be super funny. Everyone’s laughing (for real) and having a good time. But I think it didn’t have that much to do with me. At least this time. 😉
Kelli was going for a “Historic/Rustic” theme to compliment their wedding venue selection, and the bouquets and gowns nailed it. Flowers by PJs Flowers in Bedford NH.
Kelli borrowed pins from her grandmothers for her something borrowed, something old and something blue.
The light was literally perfect for their portraits. After we finished up, we headed inside so Kelli’s mom and sis could put in her cathedral-length veil. Meanwhile, Ben was outside capturing guests arriving. And he spotted…a unicorn?!
Inspiration can strike at the oddest moments. Heading downstairs with Kelli, we passed by a friend’s room who happened to have the COOLEST floral wallpaper. Furniture moved, room borrowed, instant bridal portrait thanks to bounced flash.
The outdoor ceremony space at Bedford Village Inn is nestled between the buildings with bistro lights and plants galore. It felt like a secret garden. They got married just as the sun started setting, and it got dark quick. We set up flashes prior to the ceremony so we’d be ready from the switch from soft natural light to darkness.
First kiss with the moon in the distance! If I could insert the lovey-eyes emoji right here, I would.
I’m pretty sure Kelli was most excited about the Kane’s donuts. Ok, maybe they came second to Ryan, but it was a close second. Here’s her first look at the donut boards! Again, insert lovey-eyes emoji.
Ryan’s best man was his cousin Devin. He gave a hilarious toast…but sorry Devin, your thunder was stolen real quick. Staci, Kelli’s sister, wrote & performed a rap to Salt-N-Pepa, complete with that a mic drop that DJ KevMac wasn’t too thrilled about. Everyone was off their seats at the end, it was INSANE. Someone please post a link to a video in the comments below. I need to see it again. Insane.
That moment when you finally realize how amazing the donuts are.
Kelli’s my kind of girl. Second dress on, donut in one hand, wine glass in the other. Their dance floor was insane. Such a fun party.
Congratulations K+R. We loved celebrating with you!
Wedding Venue: Bedford Village Inn
Officiant: Terry Martinson
DJ: Kev Mack
Florist: PJs Flowers
Cake Artist: none. Kane’s Donuts instead!
Makeup Artist: Mollie Brown
Hair Stylist: Luxe Salon at BVI