Lindsay + Ryan || Wentworth by the Sea || New Castle, New Hampshire

Hellllooooo from Siberia!!!

Ok – I know, the snow/cold jokes are getting old, but SERIOUSLY!!! Not really sure how much more we can take. For Melissa and Kim’s wedding it was like “Aw, adorable, it’s snowing! Yay for snow!”, and now I think everyone is ready to lynch the weathermen.

So, lucky for Lindsay and Ryan, their wedding was squeezed somewhere between Blizzard #3 and Blizzard #4. I started up in the main inn with the ladies, and Jamie was across the street with the guys.

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I just love this family – I was lucky enough to shoot Kim and Damien’s wedding too – and I just loved how emotional they all were!! They did not disappoint!

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I think this series of photos might be my new propaganda piece for “First Looks”! Lindsay is so excited, Ryan is so emotional – I love seeing her mom tucked around the corner, all the bridesmaids peeking, and then the happy couple! So great!

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It was COLD outside but Lindsay was a great sport. I just love these wintry photos.

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The ceremony was also right at the Wentworth – so it was nice and easy for all the guests.

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So, have I mentioned how much I love lots of emotion??!! Plenty of it to go around here. :) They had an adorable reading called A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton – you can read it here if you are looking for inspiration!

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Married!!!

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A few more post-ceremony portraits now that everything is “official”. :)

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Black and white fireside romance….love.

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I’m not sure what flower this is – poppies? But I think they are spectacular. Also – you can’t beat having pockets in your wedding dress.

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The room looked like a white winter wonderland. Lindsay’s mom gave me a floral arrangement at the end of the night and it is still on my island! Looks lovely!

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So – this wedding was a mere 6 days after the Super Bowl, or, more importantly, the day we all met “Left Shark” for the first time. I have to say I was smitten with the sharks, and also with the other entrance shenanigans.

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The dance floor was a little insane all night long! Sorry but there are a million pics!

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Lots of Left and Right Shark action on the dance floor. Even Jamie & I couldn’t resist.

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One of the last songs was “Time of My Life” and I have to say I didn’t doubt for one minute that Lindsay would do the lift.

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Congratulations Lindsay and Ryan! I hope that it was the awesome New Hampshire winter wedding you were dreaming of! I’m just sad that there are no more siblings in Lindsay’s family, but there are always Ryan’s brothers!! :)

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details, details, details….

ceremony & reception – Wentworth by the Sea
flowers – Jardiniere Flowers
planning – Jamie Staples & Sarah Crawford

Melissa + Kim || Cranwell Resort || The Berkshires, Lenox, Massachusetts

Hello everyone!!!

I figure everyone is at home all snuggled in, so what could be a better day to post a beautiful winter Berkshires wedding?

I had such a good time chatting with Melissa and Kim when they came to visit me at my (now snowed-in) studio that I knew we would have a fabulous time, and I was right! Melissa had said that she had always envisioned a winter wedding, and was really hoping for some “snow globe snow” for the wedding day. You know – the snow that looks perfect, but isn’t going to prevent all of your guests from attending?

I showed her an album from Mark & Emily’s wedding that I had shot in Vermont and she was like – yes! perfect!!!

Well, after almost no snow leading up to the weeks before their wedding, exactly one half-hour before we were supposed to start shooting, the first tiny flakes began to fall!

I started with Melissa in the mansion, and Jamie was with Kim in one of the cottages. Melissa already had her ceremony dress on, but her party dress was hanging up ready to go!

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Cue the snow!!! I opened the door in Melissa’s room and the snow came wafting in – I couldn’t believe how perfect it was!!!

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We had lots of time for portraits before hand – didn’t even matter that we couldn’t go outside, there were so many cool little nooks and crannies in the mansion that it was so fun shooting inside.

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The ceremony was right in the resort, I’m pretty sure it was exactly what they imagined!

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Married!

How fun is this staircase?! I felt like I was shooting on location at Downton Abbey! (For the record, Kim is a fan, Melissa is not)

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We even managed to talk them into going outside for a few – how pretty!

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Don’t know if I’ve seen a happier entrance!

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They added my photo booth option and definitely made the most of it! You can see the whole gallery here, or watch a slideshow here!

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And I couldn’t resist making a gif out of this group!!! :)

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Congratulations Kim and Melissa! It was such a great day for you two, and I didn’t even mind having to stay overnight at a mansion because of the snow! I’ll bet you wish you were still in Hawaii today, but hopefully you have fun looking at all these photos!

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details, details, details….
make-up + hair – Cranwell Spa
cupcakes- PattiCakes and Pies
flowers – Blooms for Rooms
ceremony & reception – Cranwell Resort
officiant – Jim Sexton