Kelli & Ryan’s Bedford Village Inn Wedding

Kelli & Ryan’s Bedford Village Inn Wedding

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. šŸ™‚

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. šŸ˜‰

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 spottedā€¦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 toastā€¦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

Gown: Maggie Sottero via Kleinfeld Bridal

Cake Artist: none. Kane’s Donuts instead!

Makeup Artist: Mollie Brown

Hair Stylist: Luxe Salon at BVI

Invitations: Minted

Emily & Jon’s White Mountains Wedding – Mount Washington Resort

Emily & Jon’s White Mountains Wedding – Mount Washington Resort

We had the pleasure of photographing not one but two incredible fall weddings at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods NH this year. I’m so excited to present Emily & Jon with their wedding highlight!

Mount Washington Resort is huge, and the basement level is one of the best parts! Stickney’s Grille, shops, the mysterious Cave Bar, and a complete spa. The Spa is HUGE – here’s where I met Emily while her makeup was finished up by Allison, one of the Resort makeup artists. Totally relaxed and enjoying the experience, I headed to her room to play with her pretty wedding details!

Emily’s wedding party was all family – so getting ready was sweet with her mom, cousins and Jon’s sister. Her bridesmaids were awesome – they could have been bridesmaids for hire, they were like pros!

Her Casablanca wedding gown was soft & flowy and she looked so elegant.

What a location for an outdoor wedding ceremony! This is the Jewell Terrace at Omni Mount Washington Resort.

This is one of my favorites of the day. Emily, absolutely radiant, with her stoic dad clasping her hand in his as he walks her down the aisle to her love.

The most epic New England mountain wedding view. Jon’s family pastor traveled from NJ to officiate their wedding.

Every angle is different and spectacular. They wrote their own heart-felt vows that had the majority of their friends & family in tearsā€¦present company included!

It was a bit chilly that afternoon, so we took some time in between family portraits to warm up. While everyone celebrated and enjoyed the apps, they snuck sweet moments. No one looking, it was like they felt alone with one another. They were the sweetest moments to watch.

Their wedding was in the Presidential Ballroom, with cocktail hour on the patio and foyer outside the ballroom.

I loved the organic, airy floral design by Ivy+Aster. Cake by Omni Mount Washington. Their table numbers were names of presidential mountain peaks.

When I declared how sweet they were together, this had to happenā€¦ #adorable!

 

Their wedding was sweet and loving. As a special tribute to their parents, both celebrating very longstanding marriages, they dedicated a song to each. Watching them love each other in their own ways was beautiful, and it made me think of Emily & Jon in 30+ years, dancing & loving in their own, beautiful way.

Wedding venue: Omni Mount Washington Resort

Officiant: Pastor Gary Costa

Florist: Ivy+Aster

Wedding Gown: Casablanca via Modern Bride, Nashua NH

Hair & Makeup: The Salon at Omni Mount Washington Resort

Invitations: Occasionally Yours

DJ: Brian Sparhawk