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REAL WEDDINGS

SHELLEY ANDERSON & MATT BALANDA SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD:

Effortless

A lakeside cocktail party with a dash of ceremony.

WEDDING THEME:

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR SHELLEY:

Our post-ceremony sunset boat cruise, just the two of us — the sunset, the cocktails, the music. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR MATT: The afterparty at our place on Keniston Island.

How committed our friends and family were to help us with logistics for the weekend (boat rides, liquor store runs, cooking, etc.).

BIGGEST SURPRISE:

IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:

Can we?! PIECE OF ADVICE: Stay unapologetically authentic. Our wedding was far from traditional but was true to us. HONEYMOON LOCATION: Our close friends let us unwind with mini-moon at their house in Florida. FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:

The groom's brothers know how much we like to boat, so they rented us a boat for one of the days and we took it to an island bar where we beached it and had lunch and drinks.

RECEPTION & CEREMONY

The Barn at Pickering House Inn pickeringhousewolfeboro.com/ wolfeboro-weddings FLORIST

Branch & Bloom branchandbloomnh.com CATERER

The White Apron thewhiteapron.com HAIR & MAKEUP

MakeUp By Shaunna Legatos Facebook DRESS SALON

Everthine Bridal Boutique shopeverthine.com JEWELER PHOTOGRAPHY BY Golden Aura Photography  • goldenauraphotography.com 30 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

Barmakian Jewelers barmakian.com