Welcome to Elyse and Dan’s whimsical, rustic, glamorous wedding in New Hampshire. They are such a sweet, loving and talented couple. It was an honor to photograph their wedding and bare witness to the start of their life together.
I loved the Foxtrot Frame foil-pressed wedding invitations from Minted.com. They added a sense of occasion to this backyard wedding.
Elyse is an artist and so it was only fitting for Dan to propose at a Paintbar. He popped the question by painting it on a canvas and she said YES!
I snapped this shot (above) while Elyse was getting ready. It’s a close up of one of her paintings. She is one talented lady!
Elyse, in her 1920’s inspired wedding gown by Sue Wong, looked like she had time traveled from some old hollywood filmset.
I loved her tattoo. It’s a quote from one of my favorite hymns by Horatio Spafford.
Because of rainy weather we set up portraits in the old barn. I think even if it was sunny I would have wanted to do this. It’s not every day that you get a chance to shoot portraits in a space that looks like it’s strait out of a Vanity Fair fashion spread.
And who could say no to Elyse’s niece and nephew “interrupting” portrait time. Not me!! I love photographing kids at weddings. They just don’t care about rules or formality and it’s a fun contrast to the rest of the wedding day.
Live music. Always live music. My husband and I had a string trio at our wedding and I’ll always be grateful for that.
The wedding ceremony was supposed to be held at an Apple Orchard under a willow tree but because the the rain everything was moved indoors. Elyse being the artist that she is made this whimsical paper backdrop that was reminiscent of the branches of a willow tree… how clever was that?
The weather cooperated for portraits and we were able to explore the surrounding area. I love rural New Hampshire! Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Wedding portraits in a grove of birch trees?? Why yes please! Birch trees are my favorite, so enchanting.
I know it’s a little difficult to read the sign but inside the heart says “workcamp.” It’s the logo for a camp that I’ve volunteered at and this is actually where I met Elyse and her family for the first time. Her family runs a nonprofit, christian based organization that mobilizes students and young adults to serve in the community. It’s called workcampNE. Check them out!
Checking out the ride… So, this was supposed to be a vintage car of some kind (in keeping with the theme of the wedding) instead they got a hummer limo. Well, the limo company dropped the ball on that one just a little bit. So, can we just stop to take a moment and appreciate how gracious and joyful Elyse and Dan were about their wedding day, even with so many details changing. You guys are AWESOME!!!
Special thanks so everyone who made this day possible!
Invitations: Olivia Kanaley via Minted.com
Bridal Gown: Sue Wong
Engagement Rings: Wedding Ring Originals
Bride & Groom Ring Bands: Day Jewelrs
Bridesmaid Dress: Rent the Runway
Tent, Table & Chairs: Christian Party Rentals
Hair: Mariana Bortolossi
Makeup: Sophia Santoulis
Catering: Provided by friends and family