We got married!
It was the most perfect day in Chichester, NH when I married my best friend: 80 degrees, sunny, some humidity, a slight breeze, and everything went off, surprisingly, without a hitch! I figured with getting married in another state, we would have at least one problem to fix but it all went so smoothly it was like magic.
Ceremony kicked off at 4:30pm out on the rolling lawn of old farmland turned wedding venue, with mountains in the distance. The guests were treated to "Light of the Seven" by Ramin Djawadi (yes, from Game of Thrones... we also cut our cake to "Rains of Castamere" and no one died so that was a plus) as they were seated and once that 10 minute song wrapped, our bridal party and myself walked down the aisle to "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin. My best friend of 14 years, Alex, who also made fast friends with Ethan (my *~husband~*) performed the ceremony. I was barefoot, we were crying, Puppy was the ring bearer, it was perfect. After cocktail hour and photos were all said and done, we had our first dance to "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green.
I can't gush about all of our vendors enough, honestly. They made the day so easy and really made sure we (as in me and my huussbaaanddd!!) were having the best time.
Venue: Dell-Lea Weddings & Events, Chichester, NH
Tou-Tou, Ashley, and David were a dream to work with. Their staff is incredible and their food was so good. They really do everything they can to make sure you have your dream wedding in their beautiful venue.
Photographer: Cara Totman Photography, Amherst, MA
As soon as we got engaged, I told Ethan that Cara was going to be our photographer and he agreed. Her work is so stunning and she really has a beautiful, artful eye and it really makes her wedding photography stand out among the rest. She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and really gasses you up when you need it.
DJ: DJ Jen Cruz of Main Event Entertainment, Londonderry, NH
Jen kicked total ass and was so fun to work with. She's got great energy and really read the crowd well and kept playing jam after jam. She even made it a point to come by and check on us at dinner and even got us drinks from the bar so we didn't have to get up.
Florist: 92 Events & Floral Design, Plymouth, MA
Amanda was so incredibly accommodating and really made my dream bridal bouquet. She was a pleasure to work with and her floral design is ridiculously beautiful.
Hair: Missy King of Little White Lies Salon, Pembroke, MA
I was lucky enough to have Missy King not only as my hair stylist for the day but also as my new step-sister in law! She did an incredible job and really brought my vision to life.
Makeup: Jennifer Boss Makeup Artistry, Nashua, NH
I wasn't going to hire a makeup artist but about a month before the wedding I decided I should and I found Jennifer Boss. I opted to skip a trial and hope for the best on the big day and I really got the best. I sent her an inspo look and she translated it to my face perfectly. I honestly had never really felt more beautiful.
Others: Dress, David's Bridal / Wedding Ring, Gary Swank Jewelers / Crown, Loschy Designs / Bracelets, Nautically Northern + T. Jazelle / Earrings + Necklace, Dreamsongs / Plugs, Plug Your Holes / Other Ring, Nightbreed Creations / Cake Topper, LettersToYou /
(c) all photos by Cara Totman Photography