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The guide to your perfect Lakes Region wedding




flowers/creative wedding photos/cakes/gowns/inspiration/Real Weddings for NH’s Lakes and Mountains





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The Newfound Lake Inn hosts one wedding at a time to ensure an exclusive, intimate experience.


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Nathan Moreau Photography Ali B Photography Eric McCallister Photography

603-744-9111 www.newfoundlake.com 1030 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, NH 03222


Welcome to your Lakes Region wedding

Romantic, intimate, festive and fun...weddings are wonderful in the Lakes Region. You can opt for a lakeside, tented, indoor or backyard celebration. Whatever your location or style, welcome to the area for a perfect Lakes Region wedding.

Danica B Photography



Editor’s Letter

Love Is Not Cancelled

I recall the first time I heard that sentiment mentioned: it was at an area wedding venue and the managers were meeting to discuss the current state of the world: namely, COVID-19. I sat in on the meeting and listened as the possibilities of how life could change came to light. Would there be weddings in the near future? How long would there be necessary restrictions on gatherings? How would couples navigate all the changes? What about the weddings already booked, not to mention the altered arrangements for couples planning future weddings? “Well, love needn’t be cancelled,” one meeting participant said. We probably looked at her with uncertainty. “What would weddings be like if they weren’t cancelled?” I thought. Turns out, the woman at that meeting was correct: weddings have indeed continued, although with differences. Fewer guests, social distancing, mountaintop elopements, and weddings in unusual places are just a few of the things trending as of press time (late 2020). There is no doubt weddings will continue to evolve. There are some positive take-aways from the recent months: couples are doing their weddings their way like never before and making the day one of great personal meaning. They also are honoring the things that make their shared lives important: family, whether virtually or in the front row during the ceremony. For example, one bride honored loved ones by asking mothers, grandmothers and aunts to bring their wedding gowns for display at her wedding. Another bride asked the cake baker to make, as an add-on, a replica of her parents’ wedding cake. The point is, couples realize the importance of sharing their day with family and friends, and indeed, love has not been cancelled. Happy wedding planning,

Erika Follansbee Photo

Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Editor


EXPERIENCE THE PEAK OF ROMANCE Your wedding weekend will be a lofty celebration at Ragged Mountain. With a variety of picturesque venues ranging from our signature Red Barn to the verdant Meadows at the base to the intimate warmth of the historic New Hampshire Mountain Inn, our professional wedding staff and catering team will help you create the wedding of your dreams.




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Table of Contents Welcome - 5 Editor’s Letter - 6 Celestial Woodland Wedding - 8 Trending - 15 Intimate Country Wedding - 23 Cakes We Love - 30

Table for Two - Micro Wedding Style - 35 Newfound Nuptials - 39 A Special Day in the Mountains - 43 Wedding Wonderful - 47 An Intimate Wedding Celebration - 51 Woodsy Outdoor Wedding - 55 Camp Wedding - 62 Floral Favorites - 64 Photographers’ Favorites - 68 Garden Wedding - 74 Advertiser Index - 80 All the Little Stories Photography



Mel Tata Photo


39 Monique Juliette Baron Photo


Whiting Photo

Eric McCallister Photo

Kathi Caldwell-Hopper - Editor/Publisher Proofreading - Barbara Wilson Graphics Consultant - Dianne Amand

ABOUT THE COVER: Sharing a private moment at Whiteface Hollow, Tamworth, NH Meredith Jane Photography (meredithjanephoto.com)


Lakes Region Bride is a trademark of Winnipesaukee Publishing LLC, copyright ©2021/2022 by Lakes Region Bride, PO Box 7364, Gilford, NH 03247, (603) 293-2327. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or in whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Lakes Region Bride/Winnipesaukee Publishing LLC is not responsible for errors, omissions, photographs or information that has been misrepresented to the magazine in advertisements, editorial copy or photographs or through advertisers. Opinions in advertisements and articles, unless noted, are not necessarily the opinions of the publisher/editor/staff. We reserve the right to reject and/or edit all communications/advertisements submitted for publication.


Celestial Woodland Wedding images by All the Little Stories Photography

www.allthelittlestories.com 8 LAKES REGION BRIDE

Intimate and heavenly wedding in the woods. Indulge in soft textures and colors and celebrate with close family and friends - or just the two of you. Starting with a celestial woodsy theme, the wedding focused on woodland florals, a spectacular gold crown, a show-stopping gown and a casual style for the groom. LAKES REGION BRIDE 9


Textures in abundance - macrame, moss, leather, muted colors and lots of gold rings for the bride. The Wedding Professionals: Photography: All the Little Stories Event Stylist/Planner: Mandy Connor, Hummingbird Bridal and Events @hummingbirdwed Hair and makeup: Marina Melnikova of ZenaRose Boston, @zrboston @stylistmarina Florals: Laura Jean Floral, laurajean_floral Macrame: Salt Circles and Square Knots, @saltcirclesandsquareknots Dress: Rue de Seine, @ruedeseinebridal Crown: Amaroq @amaroqdesign Models: Brittany, @britt.rose4 Akshay Bhadu, @bhaduakshay


Create your own altar area for an intimate wedding ceremony.




Stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee for your Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception Marina Zinovyeva Photography

vintage trolleys custom packages professional coordination

Rick Bouthiette Photography

Say “I do” in the oval garden of the historic Lucknow estate.

Eye Sugar Photography

Enjoy cocktail hour on the terrace overlooking the lake.

Rachel Buckley Weddings

Dine and dance with a view in our window-filled Winnipesaukee Room.

Celebrate under your own tented space in our sprawling meadow.

2019 & 2020 Best of the Lakes Region GOLD winner for Best Wedding Venue!

Begin planning your special day castleintheclouds.org 603-476-5900

“If you want the perfect wedding, have your wedding at Castle in the Clouds. You will not be disappointed.” - Brytani, The Knot 586 OSSIPEE PARK RD. MOULTONBOROUGH, NH 03254 14 LAKES REGION BRIDE


Couples are creating personalized, meaningful ceremonies and receptions as they do weddings their way.

Eric McCallister Photo

Magical Lighting An intimate tented wedding dinner on the family property with magical, glittering lights.

Mel Tata Photo

Arbor Beauty Gorgeous arbors have never really gone out of style. They are front and center at many weddings... and you just can’t beat a pretty arbor at a lakeside ceremony.

Eric McCallister Photo

Micro wedding means an elegant table Indulge to your heart’s content...use your mom’s or grandmother’s antique china, such as this pink Depression glass collection paired with a patterned table linen and lace-edged napkins.

Hoop Bouquet The trend is for a hoop embellished with flowers for the bridesmaids (this one was created by Lakes Region Floral Studio); easy to carry, charming and you can highlight favorite florals around the hoop.

Fun Mini Cake Conversation Starter It’s a mini wedding cake...from My Friend’s Bakery. The adorable, vintage inspired, 3-tier cake was just 9 inches tall.

Monique Juliette Baron Photo


Trending continued from page 15

Atlas and Stone Photography

Go ahead...indulge ...in an eye-catching design for your wedding from E(at)xactly Cakes!


Love, Molly Molly the Trolley has been providing fun and festive wedding transportation in NH for over 30 years. With seating for 34 passengers, she is the perfect size for small weddings, large wedding parties and guest shuttle service. Molly is also a favorite choice for rehearsal dinners. The circa-1900’s replica trolley features oak seating and brass handrails, as well as open-air and enclosed heated options. Service is typically available from early April through midNovember. (above image by Tom Gibbons Photography)

A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique You’ve said yes - now it’s time to find the dress! Enjoy a personalized experience with one of our bridal stylists while shopping for the perfect wedding dress. We offer a beautiful selection of gowns by trusted designers featuring the latest styles and trends.

From traditional to elegant to vintage or contemporary, our gowns are sure to please. Call today and let our professional consultants help you find the dress of your dreams.

Bridal - Tuxedos - Prom

1 North Main Street, Concord, NH ~ 603-228-8031 www.adaytorememberbridalboutique.com

The most unique bridal party experience in the Lakes Region! Bring the wedding party or family on a fun and unique cruise around the lake

A variety of three Tiki Hut Boats from which to choose

Offering 90 Minute Public Cruises or Private Charters Tiki Hut Boats of NH is located in Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee

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Go to tikihutboatsofnh.com to book your experience of a lifetime!

Call 603-396-2380 LAKES REGION BRIDE 17

Picture a new You – Beautiful, glowing, revitalized and youthful We offer Botox, Fillers, Microneedling, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Acne treatments, Laser treatments for vascular and pigmented lesions, Kybella, and more Also offering medical grade skin care products

Advanced Nurse Injector –

14 Maple Street Suite 230 Gilford NH 03249 603-527-8127

Jennifer Nunez, RN BSN


“I Do...!”

Bridals & Formalwear A Full Service Bridal Shop offering a wide selection of Bridal and Formalwear

Come to the professionals e Youthful Mother-of-the Bride Fashions - Sizes 3 to 30 e

Formal Wear Retailer of the Year Award Winner


19 Homestead Place, Alton Traffic Circle Alton, NH 03809 By appointment ~ call 603-875-4848 www.idoformalwear.com

A Weekend For a Lifetime




My Little Sewing Room “You sow your oats while I stitch your britchez!”

Unique Projects...Let’s Talk!

Brenda MacKay, master seamstress, specializes in restyling & refreshing wedding gowns. She will work with you to give you “the personal touch.”

Celebrating 50 Years! Established in 1971

Custom Sewing, Alterations & More

Vintage Wedding Gowns Remade into Christening Gowns and/or Baby Blankets Brenda MacKay, 19 Homestead Place, Alton, NH


Appointments Available and Encouraged

“Affordable Elegance” We pride ourselves on personal service in a relaxed atmosphere. For all your Bridal, Bridesmaid, Flower Girl, Mothers, Special Occasion, Prom & Tuxedo needs.

17 Main Street • Jaffrey, New Hampshire 603-532-7641 • www.countrybridals.com 20 LAKES REGION BRIDE

Wedding Serenity at ColdSpring Farm

Located at the top of Alton Mountain with 300 acres of beautiful views, gardens, and horses, the rustic Barn at ColdSpring Farm is the perfect spot for your event.

Above photos courtesy Studio L Photographers

Elegantly rustic venue for weddings, family gatherings, and celebrations of up to 100 guests. Stunning post and beam barn for functions, outside space with lovely ceremony area, large courtyard with fire pit and a place for games. Newly completed with all the amenities, character and charm of a true New England farm. Davis Road, Alton, NH 603-556-0321 diane.loudon@gmail.com Find us on Facebook at ColdSpring Farm NH


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Intimate Country Wedding

Monique Juliette Baron Photography www.moniquejuliettebaron.com

Location: Birch Hill Farm, Gilford, NH



This page: A country wedding at Birch Hill Farm is elegant with flowers and textures. The table is set with sparkling, colorful glassware and the patterned table linen adds interest. Unique flower curtain (opposite page).

Gorgeous draping and a happy bride.

A touch of bold red for the groom’s bow tie and boutonnière match the bride’s pop-of-color red heels. LAKES REGION BRIDE 25


The Wedding Professionals: Photos - Monique Juliette Baron Photography Flowers - Lakes Region Floral Studio Wedding Venue - Birch Hill Farm Styling/draping/table design - Creations By Collis Hair/makeup - Galleria Salon and Day Spa


Beautiful Bride... Beautiful Nails On your wedding day, all eyes will be on your hands as the ring slips on your finger and during your wedding photography. Make sure your hands look their most beautiful with nails from Eden Nail Salon or Bayside Nail Salon. Bring the entire bridal party and choose from a variety of services by professional nail technicians in a modern, elegant setting.

Offering Professional Nail Services in a Modern, Relaxed Setting Manicures, Pedicures, Polishing, Acrylic Nails Two Locations for Your Convenience

1458 Lake Shore Road, Gilford, NH 528-7878 28 LAKES REGION BRIDE

29 Mill Street, Wolfeboro, NH 569-1588


Elegant cake from E(at)xactly Cakes

Birch bark cake design from Laconia Village Bakery

(Emily Boudreau Photo)

Photo courtesy Kira Lianna Opalka

Cakes We Love

Rich and divine with gold by My Friend’s Bakery


Stylish wedding cake from Borger’s Cakes & Bakes

The Andover Barn Team: Andover Barn has assembled the finest culinary partners, committed to guarantee the highest quality of food, beverage, and service to manage your event successfully. The Refinery Catering and Andover Barn will help you plan your special event and suggest menus in all price ranges, as well as guide you in the selection of your rental needs. The Culinary Team does the work so you can enjoy your most important event, they are a full service catering company producing foods that vary from a rustic BBQ, to cocktail style receptions, tasteful rehearsal dinners and elegant weddings. Since planning a wedding is a challenge, the culinary team offers solutions to guarantee effortless planning, smooth operations, and responsible oversight for your event,. Andover Barn @ Highland Lake Inn 603-735-6426 PO Box 164, East Andover, NH 03231

32 Maple Street, Andover, NH 03216

innkeeper@highlandlakeinn.com www.newhampshireweddingbarn.com LAKES REGION BRIDE 31


The perfect lakeside lodging for your wedding guests

Lakeside lodging for your wedding party and your wedding guests. A variety of room options for a family of two to a large group. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing or simply relax on our sundeck at water’s edge with a good book. For your pleasure, we have a full line of watercraft rentals available including powerboats, jet skis, and kayaks. Our location is ideal for access to all Lakes Region activities and tax-free shopping.

Call to reserve lodgings for your wedding guests: 603-875-5005 Visit us at www.bayside-inn.com Bay Side Inn, 86 Rt 11-D, Alton Bay, NH


Tarbin Gardens Be surrounded by acres of beautifully hand-crafted English gardens. A lifetime collection of plants and flowers gives the most memorable venue for everyone. Have the wedding you both want with flexibility, choice of ceremony site, tented reception on our events terrace and incredible photographs.


Table for Two ... Micro Wedding Style Nathan Moreau Photography

An intimate table for two creates pure elegance. Table designs by Jessica Mailloux, wedding coordinator at Castle in the Clouds, with help from a select group of wedding professionals.



New Hampshire’s Common Man Family We offer a variety of venues to perfectly suit your wedding celebration... a cozy Nest at Common Man Ashland, renovated Birch and Foster’s halls at our Inn in Plymouth, event spaces at Common Man Windham and Common Man Concord, a river-side ballroom at our Inn in Claremont, and The Barn on the Pemi, our restored 1860s event barn and ceremony greenhouse in Plymouth. Planning a wedding at your place, in a meadow, at the lake? Our planners and chefs are happy to create a menu that best suits your needs and whims. Our professional event staff and chefs seamlessly transport, prepare, serve and tidy up.

Uncommon Weddings at Your Place or Ours


The Nest, Ashland, NH • Common Man Inn & Spa, Plymouth, NH – fshevents@theCman.com, (603) 238-2888, theCmanInnPlymouth.com The Barn on the Pemi & Tiny Guest Houses – Plymouth, NH, thebarnevents@theCman.com, (603) 536-3515, theBarnonthePemi.com Common Man Concord – cmcevents@thecman.com, (603) 228-4511, theCman.com Common Man Inn & Restaurant Claremont – cmclevents@thecman.com, (603) 542-0647, theCmanInnClaremont.com Common Man Windham – cmwevents@thecman.com, (603) 898-0088, theCman.com Lakehouse Boutique Catering – lhbcatering@theCman.com, (603) 279-0011, LakehouseBoutiqueCatering.com Clockwise from upper left: Sugar River Ballroom, Claremont; The Barn on the Pemi, Plymouth; Birch Event Hall, Plymouth; Ceremony Greenhouse, Plymouth; Tiny Guest House, Plymouth; Charcuterie Display; Common Man Riverside Deck, Claremont; Event Trolley, Plymouth; The Nest, Ashland Hinkley Photo, Classic Photography, Mobile Video & Phtography, Mosaic Photography, Kate & Keith Photography, Cassie Steele Beloved Photography


Table for Two ... continued from page 35

What a view from the patio of famed Castle in the Clouds in Moultonboro, NH. Tables are rich with textures and soft colors. Images by Nathan Moreau Photography


Unforgettable venue...

for an unforgettable day

Steven Schultz Photography

Joyous Send Off Idea...

Sam Nappi Photography

One-of-a-kind wedding venue with apple trees, open fields & mountain vistas. Prepare for the day in the 1800s farmhouse, followed by your ceremony in the garden, with Mt. Kearsarge as your backdrop. Celebrate with family and friends in the orchard while the sun sets behind the mountains. Intimate tented wedding accented by apple blossoms, or a grand fall affair surrounded by red apples & foliage.

Currier Hill Farm (603) 545-1621 hello@currierhillfarmnh.com Loudon, New Hampshire www.facebook.com/currierhillfarmnh Currier Hill Farm on Instagram


Erika Follansbee Photography

Newfound Nuptials


Amy & Chris

Whiting Photography



A magical day, from the ceremony in the rustic and elegant barn at Newfound Lake Inn to the tented reception illuminated with sparkly lights. The just-married couple (above) snuck away for some lakeside photos on Newfound Lake.


Amy & Chris Date of engagement: January 11, 2020 Date of wedding: August 14, 2020 A wedding near the lake is pure magic. If you add in a rustic and elegant barn and a tented celebration overlooking beautiful Newfound Lake in the Bristol, NH area, you have the ingredients for a wonderful wedding. When Amy and Chris were planning their wedding, the solution of where to hold the wedding was simple: Newfound Lake Inn, a property owned by her family. Amy says some of the features of the property that made it so special were “the beautiful barn, and the private beach and dock for sunset photos. We loved the fact that our guests were able to stay on location at the inn and enjoy the lake all weekend. The food was also amazing!” Kristina Kuusik, wedding planner at Mavinhouse Events, was “incredible and truly made our vision come to life. We couldn’t have done it without her. She did an amazing job securing our vendors and keeping everyone in the loop with all the Covid curveballs thrown our way. Linda Kohn, the events coordinator at the inn, was also extremely accommodating and helpful,” says Amy. The couple’s favorite part of their wedding day, recalls Amy, was, “Seeing each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle (my husband cried!). And dancing the night away with our friends and family.” Chris and Amy’s wedding vendors: Photographer: Whiting Photography

Beautiful Today ... What About Tomorrow?

You chose your wedding gown because you love it.

After the wedding day, there are sure to be a few wrinkles and maybe even a stain or two on your gown! Let us heirloom and preserve your gown for generations to come in our conveniently located Laconia facility.

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Florist: Whitemoss & Twiggs Wedding Planner: Kristina Kuusik of Mavinhouse Events Wedding Gown: Ivory fitted gown with train designed by BERTA Makeup by Jocelyn Mariah Makeup Artistry Bridal party hair by Dawn Bucklin (Amy’s hair was done by one of her bridesmaids) Transportation: Molly the Trolley for the bridal party and buses for guests staying off-site. Caterer and dinner menu: The Newfound Lake Inn catered with a menu of Filet Mignon and Chilean Seabass; raw bar, caprese crostini, bacon wrapped scallops, beef meatballs in Stroganoff sauce, and Asiago risotto balls with marinara sauce Wedding Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastries (cake was vanilla with pineapple filling, chocolate with peanut butter cream and carrot cake) Music: DJ Brian Lee of Elevated Pulse Productions Ceremony Officiant: Michael J. Clark, Justice of the Peace Lighting: DesignLight Co. Videographer: Shutter & Sound Films Photo booth: BostonGIF


Luxury Limousine

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2 - 17 Passenger Limousines Escalade & SUV Limousines, Party Buses, Luxury Sedans, Antique & Classic Cars

www.suttonlimos.com 603-387-3663


You worry about your big day, We’ll worry about the cleaning!

Give the gift of housekeeping to the new bride and groom!

Housekeeping Service Whole House Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Window Cleaning Upholstery

Gift Certificates Available

Event Cleaning

We offer free estimates and competitive prices 603-527-2610 - 116 Hounsell Ave., #7, Laconia, NH (603) 536-3050 - 607 Tenney Mtn. Highway, Suite #208, Plymouth, NH

www.greatnortherncleaning.com 42 LAKES REGION BRIDE


A Special Day in the Mountains Joe and Mary

Meredith Jane Photography www.meredithjanephoto.com


Beautiful mountains created a perfect background for a New Hampshire country wedding.

all images this page Meredith Jane Photography 44 LAKES REGION BRIDE

Date of engagement: August 3, 2019 Date of wedding: September 26, 2020 Mary and Joe chose Whiteface Hollow in Tamworth, NH as the location of their wedding because, as Mary says, “Joe and I have been spending our weekends in the Green and White Mountains for years, whether we’re skiing in the winter, or chipping away at the 4,000 footers in the spring/summer. The country up north is where we share our best memories together. So, when it came time to plan our big day, we knew that being surrounded by the mountains was a good point to start our search. Whiteface Hollow was the perfect fit, as were panoramic views of Mt. Whiteface from the venue. Joe and I wanted our wedding to be a step away from the busy day-to-day for us and our guests, and Whiteface Hollow was the perfect place to do it. We knew we wanted a barn wedding, but our expectations were blown away as we made our way up the country road to Whiteface Hollow. Stepping onto the grounds for the first time was amazing. “John and Jennifer (the owners) gave us a tour of the entire property, and it was clear they had everything in line to ensure our wedding weekend would be exactly as we pictured. Our ceremony was held at St. Charles Borromeo in Meredith, so there were some extra logistics that we needed to address. John and Jennifer shared a thorough list of the top vendors in the area, as well as suggestions/tips to guide us in our planning every step of the way. We truly couldn’t have pulled off a socially-distant, COVID wedding without them! “One of the best parts about Whiteface Hollow is you get exclusive access to the grounds from Thursday through Sunday, with enough space for our family and friends to camp or bunk in the farmhouse together.” Mary mentions, “Like everyone else, we were faced with postponing or forging ahead when the pandemic hit in March. We needed to decide whether to postpone, drasti-

cally change our plans, or wait it out to see if we could continue with the wedding that resembled our original ideas. We started to look at the biggest risk factors based on what we knew at the time, and how we could plan accordingly to keep guests and vendors safe, and COVID-free. We needed plenty of space to distance, limited time indoors, free flowing air, extra masks, plenty of sanitizer, and some good luck! It was entirely a blessing that Whiteface Hollow had so much space and free flowing mountain air to ensure that our guests felt safe and comfortable. In the end, we didn’t have to change our initial plans too much. John and Jennifer provided guidance along the way, sharing the protocols and procedures they put in place and kept us informed on any NH state regulation changes that might impact our wedding. In order to pull this off, it really required that we over-planned, had backup plans, and over communicated everything to our guests. We wanted to ensure that those who joined us to celebrate felt comfortable coming and knew that we were taking the appropriate measures.” The couple’s advice for others planning a wedding, is “Keep your guests informed, and be super transparent about guest count, have precautions in place, etc. We used our wedding website’s homepage to share all the details (tables 6 ft apart, mask requirements, hand sanitizer available, etc). We live-streamed our ceremony for guests who weren’t comfortable attending, and this allowed them to share in our special day without having to put themselves at risk. We constantly tried to remind each other what our wedding was all about, and I think that mindset set us up to be flexible and laid back through the stresses of planning a wedding during a global pandemic. Be realistic and objective, and make decisions based on what you CAN control. Always have a backup plan for a worst case scenario.” continued on pg. 79

SIMPLY ELEGANT A beautiful, serene setting offering a variety of venues — authentic barns, historic and modern structures, a beautiful allée and gardens overlooking a pond — outdoors, tented, indoors, or a mix.

288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH | 603-783-9511 |


Photos (l to r): Erika Follansbee, First Mate Photography, Erika Follansbee, Peggy Garbus




Wedding Wonderful Samantha & Giuseppe

Erika Follansbee Photography www.erikafollansbee.com



Samantha & Giuseppe Date of engagement: September 6, 2019 Date of wedding: October 11, 2020 Totally unique and utterly beautiful, the wedding style of Samantha and Giuseppe came from the groom’s love for the Renaissance and Viking time periods. It was also the bride’s dream of wanting a more modern wedding dress and style, so out of that the “Modern Medieval” theme was born. Says Samantha, “The entire day was really centered around this idea of a Renaissance man meets a modern-day princess and what that love story would look and feel like. “The tunics and cloaks were handmade by our friend, who also happens to be the tailor for many of the actors at King Richards Faire, Trinity’s Custom Creations.” The couple was fortunate that they chose an outdoor wedding venue so there was more than enough room for guests to maintain comfortable social distancing. With COVID restrictions, the guest list was whittled down to about 60 of their closest friends and family, which worked out beautifully and allowed it to feel like that small and intimate gathering of “lords and continued on pg. 50


gather celebrate

Exceptional dining and stunning mountain views await. Weddings and private events are welcome.

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continued from pg. 49 ladies” reminiscent of the time period they were going for. Samantha’s favorite moment of the day was the “first look” time just before the ceremony when it was just the two of them hidden away together before the start of everything. Giuseppe’s favorite part of the wedding day was, he says, “taking the photos after the ceremony when all the guys got to lift Samantha up and play around for a few minutes.” However, both agree another favorite part of the day was watching Giuseppe’s groomsmen aka the “Kingsmen” perform an interpretive dance during dinner. The best! Samantha and Giuseppe’s wedding vendors: Photographer: Erika Follansbee Photography Venue: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain Menu: Passed Appetizers - Mac and Cheese Bites, Tomato Bisque Shots, Chicken and Waffles, Pork Gyoza, Fried Pickles, Pulled Pork Sliders Dinner Buffet Roasted Turkey Legs, Marinated Sliced Sirloin Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Organic Field Green Salad, Seasonal Vegetable Melange, Vegetarian Rice Pilaf, Artisan Breads and Rolls Guest Book Scroll: ArtfulBeginnings on Etsy Hair and Makeup: Jennifer McLaughlin Makeup Music: The couple’s son, Enzo and his band. Also, special guests from other talented musicians in their family Giuseppe’s father, Larry; Cousin Billy and Uncle Tony. Ceremony officiant: Al St. Aubin - Weddings with Al Pastry/cake: Lovebirds Donuts Bagpiper - Coreyanne Armstrong from Portland & District Pipers Lighting - New England Holiday Light Co.

Erika Follansbee Photo



An Intimate Wedding Celebration Kayla & Rob

Mel Tata Photography



A beautiful lakeside wedding with a small guest list made for a memorable and wonderful day.


Kayla and Rob Date of engagement: November 15, 2019 Date of wedding: August 15, 2020 Originally (pre-Covid), Kayla and Rob were planning to get married and have their reception at the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH with a guest list of 75 friends and family in attendance. They were patient and knew they had to figure out a rework of the original plan once the pandemic arrived. Wanting to celebrate in a way that was safe and enjoyable, the couple knew a 75-person gathering wouldn’t work, and when Kayla’s parents offered their Lakes Region home, it was a perfect solution. All portions of the wedding took place outside: the food was served on the porch, there was an outdoor tent, and all this greatly minimized risk. In May, they officially pulled the plug on their original wedding plan and it gave them three months to change course. The original wedding plan was for a DIY event, but they hired a day-of coordinator – Alana Claire Events. She was instrumental in making the day go smoothly and reworking the original plan. Showcase Events was a joy to work with, and provided the tent, linens, glassware, tables, gentle lighting, and a chandelier. Sheena from Showcase was helpful and set up tables with the Governor’s guidelines. Favors for the guests were NH maple syrup and a mask! Kayla’s father built the ceremony arch and the florals that decorated the arch were created by their godmother, a retired florist. The couple kept the list down to 15 guests by choosing their parents and siblings, and then their three closest friends. Rob’s father

included Rob’s grandmother by face timing with her during the ceremony. Rob’s grandmother provided a letter, which was read at the wedding. This was the couple’s most memorable part of the day. The things that made the day special included having the wedding at the family home, the arbor built with love, and the exchange of vows, which was memorable and touching for everyone. (The couple confides that even Mel, their photographer, teared up!) Instead of traditional dancing, the couple opted to offer lawn games for guests, and it was very popular. The Couple’s Wedding Vendors: Catering: Common Man, Plymouth with a menu of Mac and Cheese, and a chicken dish. Wedding Cake: Laura from E(at)xactly Cakes made a vegan 2-layer wedding cake. One layer was cookie monster – vanilla cake with caramel and oreos and chocolate fudge; another layer was lemon lavender. Flowers: Made by Kayla’s godmother, and included sunflowers because they grew outside the couple’s first apartment. Rentals: Showcase Events Officiant: Rev. Erica Hewitt Wedding Photographer: Mel Tata Photography

Overlooking the scenic Blair Covered Bridge and Pemigewasset River

Keep us in mind for Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal or Baby Showers, Reunions, Anniversaries & Post Wedding Brunches Planning a wedding at another location? We offer full-service, off-site catering

Photography by Kimberly

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Ride in Style on the Most Important Day of Your Life “ASL Limousine Service was exceptional, punctual, driver was extremely professional, and the car was immaculate. ASL Limousine Service provided a perfect foundation to an exceptional event.” - Mother of the Bride, Laconia, NH ASL Limousine service specializes in custom wedding and ride packages. Choose from the perfect limousine/vehicle for your wedding day transportation from our fleet of top-notch vehicles. Airport Drop Off/Pick Up, Serving the Lakes Region/NH

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Woodsy Outdoor Wedding Elizabeth & Levi

Eric McCallister Photography www.mccallisterphoto.com



Elizabeth & Levi Date of engagement: December 24, 2018; Date of wedding: September 6, 2020 One look at Elizabeth and Levi’s intimate wedding day at the bride’s parents’ home and many words come to mind such as elegant, rustic, woodsy, lush and utterly gorgeous. Certainly the florals took center stage, creating the feeling of a magical fairyland wedding. Added to this, the style and use of special touches such as the pink Depression glass for the table from the collection of Elizabeth’s mother, Nancy, made the wedding personalized. The couple had always planned a rustic and elegant affair with family in attendance. With about 10 months to plan the wedding, Elizabeth and Levi developed their conceptual ideas of the wedding. Elizabeth’s mother, Nancy, did the planning. The colors for the wedding were gray greens, peachy pinks, cream and silver. continued on pg. 58

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Woodsy Outdoor Wedding continued from pg. 57 The wedding was a labor of love for Nancy (the mother of the bride), and she created a wonderful atmosphere using colors and textures. The antique china that graced the wedding table was unique and gave a nod to the family’s past. The glassware and salad and dessert plates were “pink” Depression glass, some of which was collected by Elizabeth’s great aunt, and other pieces were collected over the years by Elizabeth’s mother. The sterling flatware is half Elizabeth’s grandmother’s sterling from her wedding in 1950, and the other half is from Elizabeth’s mother’s Old Maryland Engraved, given to her in 1984. Speaking of the silver color, the table cloth was found by Elizabeth about a year before the ceremony, and the table design flowed from tarnished sterling metallic threads of the “lace”. Certainly the flowers were a beautiful and memorable part of the wedding and reception, and were created by Branch & Bloom in Wolfeboro, NH. Says Elizabeth, “It was amazing how Rebecca (of Branch & Bloom) took a few inspirational photographs and a conversation with my mom and me and was able to perfectly create exactly what I’d imagined. She’s truly an artist.” The table centerpiece was enhanced by 12 silver compotes filled with flowers and 12 silver candlesticks. These have been collected by Elizabeth’s mom over the years, and built into the design of the flowers from the beginning. Including the bride and groom, there were 17 celebrating the nuptials. Elizabeth and Levi wrote their own vows and self-united. Says Elizabeth’s mother, Nancy, “The entire event was magical for all who shared the day.” Elizabeth and Levi’s Wedding Vendors Photographer: Eric McCallister Photography

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Catering and menu: Terry at Mise En Place in Wolfeboro Passed Hors Oeuvres: Chicken and Waffles with Hot Honey Pulled Pork on Corn Bread Goat cheese and pickled onions on Bruschetta Champagne Salad: Watermelon Radish and fresh Greens w/Champagne Vicariate Dinner: Steak with farm fresh veggies sourced from local farmers Chicken with Cream Butter Sauce with farm fresh veggies sourced from local farms Cake baker and cake flavor: Jacques Fine European Pastries Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing and two-tone frosting decorated with flowers (coordinating with the wedding flowers) Silver Tablecloth: La Tavola (style is called Mariah in Gunmetal) Florals: Rebecca at Branch & Bloom provided all the magnificent floral arrangements.

Hinkley Photo

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Stephen’s Landscaping in Center Harbor provided the hydrangeas which graced the front of the tent. Arch: The 1900 arch from San Francisco was brought to New Hampshire by Elizabeth’s parents, with the idea of using it in Elizabeth’s wedding in the future. Transportation: Molly the Trolley picked up all the guests and brought them to the ceremony. After the ceremony, the trolley took the guests around the Wolfeboro Town Docks and the area. Tents/Rentals: Lakes Region Tent and Event provided the tent and the chairs for the ceremony and in the tent. The ceremony lighting was provided by Elizabeth’s parents, and installed by Elizabeth’s brother, John and girlfriend, Casey. Fairy

lights encircling the tent were installed by Creations by Collis. Day-of Wedding Coordination: Sherri Collis/Creations by Collis Makeup and hair: Jessica at Tower of Curls, Manchester

Creating wedding cakes, dessert tables and cupcakes...the options are endless!

Gown: BHLDN Seamstress: Brenda, My Little Sewing Room in Alton. (Says Nancy, “Brenda is awesome and an amazing seamstress!” Favorite Moments of the Day... and the All-Important Wedding Vows Says Elizabeth, “Levi’s favorite part of our wedding day was watching me walk down to him, framed by the woods and flowers, wearing my crown. He also really liked sitting alone, together, on the trolley after the wedding. He says it was nice to have a moment with me after the big day we had. “For me, the importance of having a small wedding was about being able to say the things I needed to say to Levi and I knew I could only do that if I had the intimacy of family. I thought of our ceremony as a promise I was making to Levi, but also to my family, and it was important that I knew they saw I was taking it seriously. “

“The entire event was magical for all who shared the day.” — Nancy (Mother of the bride) continued on pg. 73

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Tent Tips For an outdoor gathering, a tent is a great way to keep your guests dry should it rain and free from hot summer sun or other weather. There are many things to consider if you are thinking a tent would be great for your wedding. According to Sheena Abbott of Showcase Events, the following tips/questions will help you as you pursue a tent rental. -Are there underground utilities in the tent area (septic, gas, electric)? -What is the surface of the tent placement (grass, asphalt, sand)? -Will your space hold the size tent you need? -Would you like to fit everything under one tent (dinner, dancing, band/DJ) or under smaller tents? -What type of tent will fit your budget? -Is a catering tent needed? -Is your event taking place at a rental home? -Is there accessible power? -A site visit is always a good idea! Visit Showcase Events Rentals and Planning at www.showcasenh.com.

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21 Meadowbrook Lane #2, Gilford, NH 603-293-2730 • Curt & Joanne Chesley www.curtscaterers.com


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Eric McCallister Photo

Floral Favorites

(Top): Lush and fragrant florals from Branch & Bloom; (bottom left): Riverstone Floral bridal bouquet with a sweet touch of lace from the bride’s mom’s wedding gown; (bottom right): a gorgeous bridal bouquet from Lakes Region Floral Studio.

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Monique Juliette Baron Photography

All the Little Stories Photography

Nathan Moreau Photography

Danica B Photography


Photographer: Gavin for A Photographic Memory

Pizza for the Wedding!

Flame Wood-Fired Mobile Pizza is a wedding caterer that travels to you!

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Delivery and set up of mobile pizza for event - Buffet style meal Custom menu design - Family style options Gluten free, organic, vegan and vegetarian options available Through the Pines Photo



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Woodsy Outdoor Wedding continued from pg. 59 “My favorite part was looking out onto our wedding party in the middle of the ceremony and seeing my aunts and uncles, my parents and grandparents; people who all had been married 30, 40, even 70 years and feeling like the promises I was making to Levi honored the lessons I’d learned growing up around those couples. There’s a lot of pressure when you’re planning a wedding to do things a certain way, and in that moment I felt really happy that we’d managed to create a ceremony that honored what we wanted from our wedding.” The couple were self united and it was a personalized choice for both. Elizabeth recalls, “For Levi, self uniting was intimidating. It was a vulnerable action to take in front of family and soon to be family members. In my heart I knew marrying ourselves was the right decision, but I was intimidated, too. I was so nervous the entire day leading up to our wedding; I had the worst butterflies! I kept worrying that what I’d written wouldn’t be what Levi needed to hear from me or that what he would say would be somehow better than what I’d come up with. I was also worried I wouldn’t be able to say the actual words; the few times I’d practiced leading up to our wedding day I’d started crying so hard I couldn’t get anything out. “But once we were up there, it felt so right, just Levi and me, declaring to the world how we felt about one another and defining our relationship on our own terms. That’s the type of people we are...we frequently travel a path more difficult to do what’s right for us. Marrying ourselves was hard; but like so many things in life that are challenging, we got so much out of it. I couldn’t imagine it any other way.”

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Garden Wedding Cheyenne and Hannah

Robin Easler Photography www.robineaslerphotography.com


Date of engagement: May 11, 2019 Date of wedding: June 12, 2020 Hannah and Cheynne were looking at an apartment the year before they married and happened to drive past Tarbin Gardens. It was the first and only venue location the couple looked at in person when they were wedding planning, and says Cheyenne, “We knew we wanted to get married there literally the second we pulled into the parking lot. The maximum occupancy was more than suited for our already small guest list and because we were planning on an outdoor wedding, the shade coverage was perfect. “The main reason we picked Tarbin Gardens (in Franklin, NH) was because of how beautiful everything was. We are flower and plant lovers and our wedding was themed around succulents, so it was more than perfect for us.” Although the pandemic meant adjustments for many weddings, Cheyenne says, “We already had a small guest list and the garden grounds were so expansive we did not have to make huge adjustments. We did have concerns when COVID first started about whether or not we would have to postpone.” (They did make a postponement date for September with the venue should they have had to cancel the original date.) “The venue also asked us to seat no more than six people at a table so we had to adjust our order and get bigger tables and an extra one.” The couple provided hand sanitizer throughout the reception area, as well as disinfectant wipes and wearing of masks was encouraged. Hannah’s favorite part of the day was the two staged photo shoots. She recalls, “We did one after the ceremony with our

bridal party and our moms and it was really fun. And Cheyenne and I had a private photo shoot after food was served and took pictures at different areas around the venue. My favorite was having photos taken in and around the succulent greenhouse.” Cheyenne’s favorite part was the ceremony; she says, “We practiced once the day before. On the day of the wedding, all went well! Seeing my future wife smile at me was probably the best part of the whole day.”

The wedding was themed around succulents. The colors were based around colors found on succulents. There were some shades of green, and the bridesmaid’s dresses were each a different shade of purple/red, and the men’s bowties were a purple/red color. It all tied into the decorations for the wedding and on the cake. Cheyenne’s dress also had tiny baby pink flowers throughout it to tie into a garden look. continued on pg. 76

The cake reflected the soft colors of the wedding and the greenery of Tarbin Gardens.


There’s room for all your guests at the Inn!

continued from pg. 75 Cheyenne and Hannah’s wedding vendors: Wedding photograpy Robin and Jevin from Robin Easler Photography Florist: Surrounded by the flowers at Tarbin Gardens was a big plus! Cheyenne’s bridal bouquet was made by Allioops in New London. Caterer and menu: Buffet style. The couple says, “We provided the main courses and all the beverages, and we asked guests to volunteer different hors d’oeuvres we wanted to include. We provided chicken, steak, and shrimp kebabs with various vegetables, two different mixed drinks we made ourselves and a red sauce mixed with an Alfredo pasta dish. And we also had two kinds of homemade dips (buffalo and spinach), a fruit bowl, Pigs in a Blanket, Caesar salad, meatballs, potato and pasta salad, and a few other things.”

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Ceremony officiant: The couple says, “Our wedding was nonreligious. We had Lisa Parker, a private Justice of the Peace based in Henniker. She was lovely to work with; she gave us several samples to choose from and we could add, remove, and personalize it to create our perfect ceremony. We loved how our ceremony came out.”


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continued from pg. 45 Mary’s favorite part of the day, she says, was “Stepping into the limo just moments after we were officially married and sharing a 30 minute ride to our venue to really soak things in and enjoy some alone time as husband and wife. We were overjoyed with excitement and love—sipping on champagne and listening to Fleetwood Mac and Dave Matthews Band, two of our all-time favorite bands.” Joe’s best part of the day was “Joining my wife at our table once we had finished our first dance. The sun was just starting to set behind the mountains overlooking the barn, and the sky turned a beautiful hazy red. We got to sit back and reflect on the day so far, and enjoy a few drinks with each other while our guests all did the same.” The original plan was to use Whiteface Hollows’ Tasting Room for the cocktail hour so guests could comfortably spread out on the grounds and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres inside in the event of inclement weather. Fortunately, it was a 70 degree sunny day, so the guests were able to soak up the sun outdoors on the Tasting Room’s gorgeous patio while enjoying their cocktails and starting to watch the sun set. Mary and Joe’s Wedding Vendors: Photography: Meredith Jane Photography www.meredithjanephoto.com Venue: Whiteface Hollow - www.whitefacehollow.com Planning and Coordination: Carolyn Hemmingway at Whiteface Hollow (www.whitefacehollow.com) Floral Design: Lakes Region Floral Studio www.lakesregionfloralstudio.com Gown: Cassablanca Bridal - www.casablancabridal.com Shoes: Badgley Mischka - www.badgleymischka.com Bridesmaids: Kanali K - www.kanalik.com Tux: Indochino - www.indochino.com Hair & Makeup: REFeyeANCE www.bestweddinghairandmakeup.com Invitations: Minted - www.minted.com Band: Big City Band - www.bigcityweddingband.com Cake: E(at)Xactly - www.eatxactlycakes.com Caterer: Hart’s Turkey Farm - www.hartsturkeyfarm.com Rentals: Showcase Events Rentals & Planning LLC www.showcasenh.com Transportation: Eldridge Transportation Service


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Advertiser Index

Cakes/Pastries Borger’s Cakes & Bakes, pg. 59, 764-9491 E(at)xactly Cakes, pg. 58, 738-9505 Laconia Village Bakery, pg. 58, 527-1414 My Friend’s Bakery, pg. 59, 509-2260

Gowns A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique, pg. 17, 228-8031 Country Bridals and Formal Wear, pg. 20, 532-7641 I Do! Bridals & Formalwear, pg. 18, 875-4848

Cleaning Services Great Northern Cleaning, pg. 42, 527-2610 / 536-3050

Hair/Makeup Galleria Salon & Day Spa, pg. 66, 527-0505

Boating Tiki Hut Boats, pg. 17, 396-2380 Catering/Dining Contigiani’s Catering Service, pg. 61, 524-4518 Curt’s Caterers, pg. 62, 293-2730 Flame Wood Fired Mobile Pizza, pg. 69, 210-1413 Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, pg. 63, 279-6212 Magic Foods Catering, pg. 57, 569-1335 UnderDog Event Space & Catering, pg. 54, 254-3323 Water Street Cafe, pg. 62, 524-4144 DJ Services The Music Man DJ Service, pg. 78, 207-423-4859 Music Road Mobile DJ Service, pg. 79, 286-3102 Nazzy Entertainment DJs, pg. 76, 965-6200 Dry Cleaners/Gown Preservation Sanitary Dry Cleaners, pg. 41, 524-1328 Event Planning Creations by Collis, pg. 22, 998-3063 Fireworks Atlas PyroVision, pg. 1, 532-8324 Floral Watercolor Bouquets Welcome Home Watercolors, pg. 71, 455-8880

Gifts League of NH Craftsmen/ Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, pg. 66, 279-7920 80 LAKES REGION BRIDE 80

Music Artful Noise String Quartet, pg. 79, 207-363-7403 Dwight’s Wedding Guitar, pg. 78, 942-5754 Nail Salon Eden Nail Salon, pg. 28, 528-7878, & Bayside Nail Salon - 569-1588 Photography A Photographic Memory, pg. 71, 888-436-8648 All the Little Stories Photography, pg. 46 www.allthelittlestories.com Danica B. Photography, pg. 72, 630-1967 Erika Follansbee Photography, pg. 72 www.erikafollansbee.com Monique Juliette Baron, pg. 70, www.moniquejuliettebaron.com Nathan Moreau Photography, pg. 70, www.nathanmoreauphoto.com Stephanie Rita Photography, pg. 73 www.stephanieritaphoto.com Radio WZID, pg. 77, www.WZID.com Reception Facilities Akwa Marina Yacht Club, Back Cover, 782-4242 Andover Barn at Highland Lake Inn, pg. 31, 735-6426 The Barn at the Inn on Main, pg. 57, 569-1335 The Barn at Bull Meadow, pg. 34, 301-5121 The Belknap Mill, pg. 38, 524-8813 Birch Hill Farm, pg. 50, 491-4624 Canterbury Shaker Village, pg. 45, 783-9511 Castle in the Clouds, pg. 14, 476-5900 ColdSpring Farm, pg. 21, 556-0321 The Common Man, pg. 36, 238-2888 Contigiani’s Conference & Event Center at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club, pg. 61, 524-4518 Covered Bridge Farm Table, pg. 53, 238-9115 Currier Hill Farm, pg. 38, 545-1621

Rentals/Tents/Linens Showcase Events, pg. 2, 986-5525 Taylor Rental Center, Inside Back Cover, 524-5553 Vertical Entertainment, pgs. 65 & 77, 387-9359 Sewing/Alterations/Seamstress My Little Sewing Room, pg. 20, 875-5329 Skin Care/Cosmetics Lakes Cosmetic Institute, pg. 18, 527-8127 Transportation ASL Limousine, pg. 54, 630-8229 Sutton Luxury Limousine, pg. 41, 387-3663 Wolfeboro Trolley Company, pg. 73, 569-1080 Travel/Honeymoon A Perfect Day Travel, Sandals, pg. 69, 996-1843

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Flowers Branch & Bloom, pg. 67, 569-1347 Lakes Region Floral Studio, pg. 66, 524-1853 Riverstone Florals & Design, pg. 67, 498-5469

Lodging for Your Guests Bayside Inn, pg. 33, 875-5005 Fireside Inn & Suites, pg. 76, 293-7526

Lake View Inn Bed & Breakfast, pg. 63, 515-6414 Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, pg. 49, 569-3055 Locke Falls Farm, Inside Front Cover, www.lockefallsfarm.com Margate on Winnipesaukee, pg. 60, 1-800-MARGATE Mill Falls at the Lake, pg. 32, 1-800-508-4598 Newfound Lake Inn, pg. 4, 744-9111 Owl’s Nest Resort, pg. 19, 726-3076 Pat’s Peak Banquet Center, pg. 33, 428-3245 Ragged Mountain, pg. 6, 768-3600 Tarbin Gardens, pg. 34, 934-3518 UnderDog Event Space & Catering, pg. 54, 254-3323 Waukewan Golf Club, pg. 16, 279-6661 Whiteface Hollow, pg. 3, 409-7028 The Wolfeboro Inn, pg. 29, 569-3016

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