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Nashua Country Club hosts only one wedding at a time, so all the attention is on you. We are also happy to host your wedding shower and rehearsal dinner. We also offer outdoor ceremonies.
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Real Weddings Pop Fizz Clink Creating a luminous tablescape
Three Weddings, One Year A chronicle of one family’s journey
From the Editor
14 Things We Love Top Reception Sites 56 a list of resources
A Look Back since the wedding ...
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n historic estate with the feel of Old Italy, Aldworth Manor rests on 170 rolling acres in southern New Hampshire. It is the perfect place for creating lifelong memories of your wedding, party, meeting, reunion or other special occasion during any season of the year. Admire the stunning views of Mount Monadnock from our elegant interior or walk the gorgeous grounds.
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The Inn at OxBow Acres
o you’ve said “yes,” and the date is set. Now begins the work — and the joy — of planning your wedding. To create the perfect day, it seems like there are a million decisions to make — what kind of dress, what kind of flowers, where to have the reception, the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming, but count on us to get you started, provide inspiration, and act as a guide along the way. This Spring/Summer issue of New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE will give you a ton of ideas for the coming season. You’ll find out what’s on-trend and what’s not. For “Things We Love” on page 14, we’ve gathered things we love that are beautiful, inventive or just plain fun. “Pop Fizz Clink” on page 36 features a tablescape that’s as effervescent as a glass of bubbly with a pleasing palette of blush and white. And in “Three Daughters, Three Weddings, One Year” on page 50, you’ll learn how one New Hampshire family navigated three weddings in a year when Covid made planning almost impossible. You can also get lots of ideas from the five “Real NH Weddings” that starts on page 26. Also, on page 56, check out the list of venues in the state, more than 100 of them, with all the details you need to know. Enjoy this special time, and from everyone here, our very best wishes for a wonderful life together.
Barbara Coles Editor P.S. We’re looking for weddings to feature in our Fall/Winter 2022 issue of BRIDE. Interested? Visit bridenh.com to submit your wedding.
The Inn at OxBow Acres is an enchanting outdoor wedding venue located in Milan, New Hampshire. Featuring magnificent views of the Mahoosuc Range, verdant horse pastures, vibrant gardens, and even a colorful wildflower meadow, this Bed & Breakfast provides a captivating setting for your dream wedding! 877 Milan Rd. Milan, NH (603) 449-6646 oxbowacresnh.com 8 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE
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verlooking picturesque Hip Peas Farm and the scenic Merrimack River, our intimate venue is the ideal destination for couples seeking that rustic, yet elegant style wedding full of relaxation, inspiration and bliss.
Oscar Barn Wedding Venue located on Hip Peas Farm with it’s historic farmhouse is family owned and offers wedding packages with accommodations for up to 16 guests.
191 W River Road, Hooksett 603-340-8361 Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org www.oscarbarnweddingvenue.com
Panoramic river and horse pasture views, colorful flowering greenhouses, and crop landscape can be utilized for outdoor receptions and events. Centrally located, just a few minutes off I 93, and a short drive from the Manchester/Boston Airport.
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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.
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Orchid’s Eye WEDDING FLOWERS
at Woodman’s Florist
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Specializing in beautiful, award-winning bouquets and arrangements for every bride’s budget for more than twenty years. The Orchid’s Eye offers unique specialty designs from bouquets to centerpieces. Flowers are always ordered fresh specifically for you!
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Who Loves aN UNCommon Wedding? I Do! Hosted at Our Unique Venues Across NH or Catered at Your Special Place The Common Man Family offers 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.
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THINGS WE LOVE On-trend cakes, funky florals, inventive signs, pottery place cards and picnic parties — these are a few of the things we love.
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Artfully Done This is one of those cakes that’s so beautiful it would almost be a shame to serve it. The design of the cake, created by Jaime Melfi of Autumn Nomad, was inspired by Italian couture and art. She used brush strokes on the cake base to create an abstract feel and color-blocked the elaborate florals for an artistic feel. The final result could be mistaken for a painting. autumnnomad.com, @autumnnomad
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Add a sophisticated element to your dessert table with these cookies. Created by Henny Bogardus of Henny B Cakes, they provide a pop of purple and a striking stencil dot design. Pretty, and also delicious. hennybcakes.com, @hennybcakes
PHOTO BY KATE PREFTAKES PHOTOGRAPHY
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If you’re planning to have flowers in your hair for your wedding, why not take it a step further with a floral fascinator? This one, created by Emily Herzig of Emily Herzig Floral Studio, is funky and fun but also beautifully elegant. ehfloral.com, @ehfloral
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Sweet Alternative Perfect for a wedding shower or reception, these gold and white cakesicles are handcrafted by Etsy’s customtreatsco. On the inside is vanilla cake coated in gourmet white chocolate; on the outside, edible gold flakes with cream sprinkles. etsy.com
These place cards by Katelyn O’Clair of Kate’s Calligraphy are written on broken pieces of terra cotta pots. When the pots break apart, each piece is an entirely unique shape — no two the same. Guest names are written in white acrylic ink to make them pop off the hot terra cotta color. @kates_calligraphy
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Depending on which way the black and white sections of this eye-catching sign are turned, it can either stand alone as a sign welcoming your guests or act as a seating chart. When the white sign is flipped to the blank side, the “Party is Here” is highlighted, welcoming your guests to the ceremony space. Before guests enter the reception, the white sign is flipped revealing their seating assignments for a fun design transition! It’s the creation of Nicole Mower Events, with help from AMR Calligraphy & Design and FORM Creative. nicolemower.com, nicolemowerevents; amrcalligraphy.com, @amrcalligraphy; formcreativeservices.com, @form_creativeservices
PHOTO INSET PHOTO BY MOLLY BY MEGHAN QUILL PHOTOGRAPHY MCCARTHY PHOTOGRAPHY
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Left: Thanks to a multilayered skirt of cascading lace, this statement-making ballgown offers dramatic movement. Daring side cutouts and a modern sweetheart neckline accented with illusion tulle complete the fitted bodice. Hayley Paige Halen at bhldn.com Top right: This minimalist satin slip gown is designed for modern brides. Thoughtful details include a soft cowl neckline, empire bust seam, bias-cut skirt and a back flounce seam that cascades into a flowing train. Jenny by Jenny Yoo Sutton at bhldn.com Bottom right: Removable off-the-shoulder sleeves offer two distinctive ways to wear this bohemian column in graphic floral Guipure lace. A sweetheart neckline and side slit complete the look. Willowby by Watters Gambelle at bhldn.com
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For the bride looking for a little extra sparkle, these Iris combs by Alexandra Grecco offer delicate, laser-cut embroidery that will add a sweet accent to any style. alexandragrecco.com
Simply Elegant Perfect for a beach or woodland wedding, this light and airy Cottagecore-style gown by Watters has an on-trend casualness that’s a little bit vintage, a little bit fairytale. This dress features a delicately pleated bodice with lace softly placed for feminine detailing. watters.com New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 21
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Accompanying the florals and linens of this elopement wedding is this beautiful two-tier cake by Henny Bogardus of Henny B Cakes. It’s stenciled with a mixture of maroon, red and rose tones. hennybcakes.com, @hennybcakes
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A light and bright cake bedecked with flowers is perfect for a warm-weather wedding. The vanilla bean cake filled with house-made raspberry jam is by Courtney Couture of Mezzanine Catering. It’s iced with vanilla buttercream and wrapped with torn fondant. mezzaninecatering.com, @mezzaninecatering
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This watercolor buttercream-iced cake by Shara Chickering-Hill of Chickadee Hill Cakes is topped with a white chocolate drip, fresh flowers and meringue kisses. Also note the edible gold leaf accents. chickadeehillcakes.com, @chickadeehillcakes
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Planning a bridal shower and not sure where to start? Looking to have a Pinterest-worthy celebration of your dreams? Don’t worry, Emily Huxtable of Seacoast Picnic Co. in Portsmouth has you covered. Her picnic packages are all about luxury and the memories, and each can be executed anywhere from your home to the beach. Create your own perfect picnic experience with personal details like handwritten notes, flowers, a charcuterie board or boho tent, and let Emily do the rest. The best part? She will put it together and take it down for you too. seacoastpicnic.com, @seacoastpicnic
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CHLÖE ANDERSON & ROBERT KELLAND JULY 10, 2021
The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD:
Unforgettable WEDDING THEME:
FAVORITE MOMENT FOR CHLÖE: I loved our vows. We wrote our own and did not share them with each other before. They wound up being very similar and getting some good laughs and tears. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR ROBERT:
The ceremony. We wrote our own vows and our best friend of over 25 years was our officiant, so it was a very personal ceremony. That the day actually happened with no Covid restrictions. We got to celebrate with all our friends and family, something we will always be thankful for.
IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:
We would have kept the party going all night. PIECE OF ADVICE:
Make sure to eat!
HONEYMOON LOCATION: We took a mini moon to Montauk and are planning to travel to our original honeymoon destination, Italy, in Spring 2022. FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:
Rosé tasting at the Wölffer Estate.
RECEPTION & CEREMONY
The Barn on the Pem thebarnonthepemi.com FLORIST
The Fuchsia Peony thefuchsiapeony.com CAKE
From Scratch Baking Company fromscratchbakingcompany.com HAIR & MAKEUP
Jodie Santer Beauty jodiesanter.com DRESS SALON
Ceremony Boston ceremony-boston.com TRANSPORTATION PHOTOGRAPHY BY Caitlin Page Photography • caitlinpagephotography.com 26 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE
Trolleys provided by The Barn on the Pemi
MIKAYLA FOSTER & SCOTT MERRICK AUGUST 29, 2021
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Maxine Cadman Photography • maxinecadman.com
The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD:
FAVORITE MOMENT FOR MIKAYLA:
Our first dance because it was intimate and simultaneously shared with all of our guests. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR SCOTT:
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The rain stopping and the clouds lifting just as our ceremony started.
moment to appreciate all of their closest friends and family interacting and celebrating. Hawaii –
IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:
We wouldn’t do anything differently. It was just what we wanted.
Big Island and Maui.
For the newlyweds to step back during the reception and take a
private dinner on the beach.
PIECE OF ADVICE:
FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:
RECEPTION & CEREMONY
Omni Mt. Washington Hotel omnihotels.com FLORIST
Riff Flower Shop riffflowershop.net HAIR
Karma Hair Studios karmahairstudionh.com MAKEUP
Makeup By Jill Tilton makeupbyjilltilton.com DRESS SALON
Modern Bride & Formal Shop modernbrideshop.com WEDDING PLANNER
Whitney Perkins and Marjorie Simpson Omni Mt. Washington Hotel omnihotels.com
RACHEL KOPP & RYAN BARRY JULY 31, 2021
The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD: WEDDING THEME:
FAVORITE MOMENT FOR RACHEL:
When our photographer and videographer snuck us away from the reception for a few sunset pictures at my parents' lake house down the road. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR RYAN:
There were wonderful moments throughout the day, but the absolute best moment was when everyone took their seats and the greatest speeches ever written were delivered by the father of the bride, maid of honor and best man. BIGGEST SURPRISE:
How fast the day flew by! IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:
I would have practiced my bustle. PIECE OF ADVICE: Hire a vendor team that you feel comfortable with and trust completely, then let them do their job.
Chocorua Island (Church Island) Squam Lake RECEPTION
Squam Lake Inn, Holderness squamlakeinn.com FLORIST
Lotus Floral Designs lotusfloraldesigns.com HAIR & MAKEUP
Jo Louise Beauty jolouisebeauty.com DRESS SALON
Vows Bridal vowsbridal.com JEWELER
Barmakian Jewelers barmakian.com RENTALS
Lakes Region Tent & Event lakesregiontent.com WEDDING PLANNER
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Private Weddings and Events privateweddingsandevents.com
CLAIRE YOUNG & ANDREW ANGIONE MAY 22, 2021
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Amanda Rai Photography, amandaraiphotography.com
The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD: WEDDING THEME:
Bright and natural
FAVORITE MOMENT FOR CLAIRE:
Our ceremony was perfect. My brother was actually our officiant, and it was short, sweet and funny. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR ANDREW:
Walking up the stairs with Claire and seeing the amazing reception area for the first time. Working with Donna at 32 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE
The View was so easy and the results were incredible.
photos of us with our friends in addition to our family pictures.
My mom and a few friends got the majority of our guests to rehearse a dance while we were out doing sunset portraits, so when we came back in they all began a flash mob in the middle of a song!
PIECE OF ADVICE:
IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:
We would have loved some professional
Get married when and where it works for you.
FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:
Our first day was so nice knowing we had a massage and romantic dinner with a view waiting for us.
RECEPTION & CEREMONY
The View at Pepperrell Cove pepperrellcove.com FLORIST
Julie DeStefano @violaandmoss on Instagram CAKE
Kate’s Bakery katesbakeryandcafe.com RECEPTION MUSIC
Rich Ortiz richortiz.com DRESS SALON
David’s Bridal davidsbridal.com TRANSPORTATION
Franman Transportation franmantransport.com RENTALS
Sperry Tents sperrytentsseacoast.com
LAURA HARTY & PARRIS BALLENTINE JUNE 25, 2021
The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD: WEDDING THEME:
FAVORITE MOMENT FOR LAURA:
Walking into the reception and seeing all our loved ones under one roof, it was super emotional after being apart for so long during the pandemic. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR PARRIS:
The anticipation of seeing Laura walk down the aisle — we didn’t do a first look. Parris losing his wedding ring while swimming in the lake. Luckily, it was eventually found.
We would have slept more the week before the wedding.
IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:
PIECE OF ADVICE: The wedding day can be a blur, so take advantage of Friday weddings. We had guests from all over the country and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible.
RECEPTION & CEREMONY
The Preserve at Chocorua reservethepreserve.com CATERER & CAKE
Mezzanine Catering mezzaninecatering.com HAIR
Styles by Suzi Instagram @suzpaluz MAKEUP
Makeup by Sarah Alicea Instagram @makeupbysarahalicea DRESS SALON
Stella Grace Bridal stellagracebridal.com GROOM'S SUIT
Regan Clothiers reganclothiers.com WEDDING PLANNER
Willow Tree Events willow-tree-events.com RENTALS
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As the story goes, the French monk Dom Pérignon exclaimed, “I am tasting the stars” when he first sampled champagne, which he had a hand in creating. True or not, there’s no doubt that the effervescence of bubbly provides a distinctive zing, perfect for a time of celebration. Emma Bogardus of By Emma B and her talented team of wedding creatives have translated that effervescence into a light and luminous tablescape for a wedding celebration. A renovated mill building on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River is the setting. Creative direction and design: By Emma B Photography: Kate Rautenberg Photography
The invitation suite, created by Lauren Smith of FXA Calligraphy & Custom Designs, has that champagne touch with its soft colors and the sparkle of the hand-painted gold-deckled edges. The paper is Italian-made cotton. Clear wax seals were placed on each invitation to give additional dimension without taking away from the invitation’s simplicity. Smith says the goal was to create stationery that was “fun and feminine yet modern.”
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Glistening candlelight, organic texture, soft silk tones, gold-rimmed accents, minimalistic florals, clear-back chairs, and a lush white-and-blush palette give the design of this tablescape a chic and modern look. It was the inspiration of Emma Bogardus of By Emma B, who gathered a group of North Country wedding creatives to transform an industrial space at The Tannery Marketplace in Littleton into a wonderfully romantic space, perfect for a reception.
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The florals by Emily Herzig of Emily Herzig Floral Studio were inspired by the airy, open space of the old mill building. For the table, she used “Brownie” Double Dutch tulips and quicksand roses. The stone vessels, she says, were “a nod to the river and mountains” that surround
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the beautiful Littleton location in the North Country. For the place cards and menus, texture was added with the hand-dyed silk ribbon and the vellum overlay. The gold and white flatware and gold-edged charger continue the glittering gold accents.
The natural light shining though the old mill’s large windows and the open floorplan provided support and structure to the timeless elegance of the design. Bogardus says the textured white tablecloth, menus, place cards and floral accents “give the design depth, while the gold and blush tones add purposeful substance.”
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The elements of the tablescape are visually tied together with a garland of white amaranthus (left). The centerpiece of the floral design by Emily Herzig Floral Studio is the hanging installation, which is on-trend for 2022, as is the use of dried florals generally. The installation is comprised of dried lunaria, astilbe, white amaranthus, and pink pussy willow and bunny tail grass, both grown locally at Morey Hill Farm in Vermont. It is eco-consciously created without floral foam.
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The cookies, created by Henny Bogardus of Henny B Cakes, are stamped with fun messages — “pop,” “fizz,” “clink” and “hooray” — for your guests. The touch of pink watercolor adds to the light and airy feel of the design.
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For the cake, Bogardus took inspiration from the gold edging on the dinnerware and glasses. To carry that design element and keep it cohesive, she created a cake with a gold foil-deckled edge. She says the varying heights of the tiers are a popular trend in wedding cakes.
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CREATIVE DIRECTION AND DESIGN
By Emma B
Emily Herzig Floral Studio
FXA Calligraphy & Custom Designs
Kate Rautenberg Photography katerautenberg.com @katerautenberg_photography
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Three Daughters Three Weddings
(all in the midst of Covid)
It’s been hard enough to plan a wedding in the last two years, thanks to Covid, but try planning three in just one of those years. That’s what the Mandragouras family did. Over the months, they dealt with postponements, 11thhour venue changes, a ceremony in pajamas, and a hurricane. And that’s just part of the story.
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Sheila and George
eet Sheila and George Mandragouras, the parents who shepherded their three daughters — Julie, age, 33, Andrea, age 30, and Emily, age 28 — through the whirlwind of planning three weddings in one year, with Covid lurking all the while. During that year, the Hollis couple learned that, as Sheila says, “If you have to plan a wedding the week before, it can be done.” And that was just one of the lessons learned in those stressful months. Each daughter married in a different phase of the pandemic, so each had different hurdles to overcome, some of them formidable. Emily, the youngest, had it the easiest, getting married this past July, when Covid took a brief break and life was something like normal. With the sisters being maids or matrons of honor in each other’s weddings, that added many hands to the family effort to make the weddings happen and to support each other along the way. “It was stressful for all of us,” Sheila says.
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Covid, of course, was the biggest stressor, always present in the planning. “I felt very responsible as the host to make sure the guests were safe,” she says. The fact that she was a nurse made doing that easier. Despite that, she says, “I held my breath for two weeks after the weddings.” George agrees that it was a challenge. “On top of trying to be really safe,” he says, “we wanted to make it a special day for our daughters. My job was to support them, and their mother, by getting through all the changes, making sure that everything was going to be OK.” Amid the whirlwind, there was also much joy. Three daughters, three weddings, all in one year. George says they were “really wonderful weddings” despite the challenges. Sheila says she always tried to keep in mind that “everyone was healthy, and they were marrying three good guys. I kept saying, ‘In the end, this is all good.’”
Julie and Alex
ulie, the oldest daughter, married Alex Korda on January 2, 2021. A joyous occasion, for sure, but the path they had traveled to get to that day was especially steep and full of sharp turns. Her dream wedding was a big wedding, with great food, great band, great fun, at a beautiful place. And so it would be — invitations went out to more than 100 people for a March 2021 wedding at The Beauport, an elegant seaside hotel in Gloucester, Massachusetts. But, in the fall of 2020, Covid cases began to spike, and it became evident that the March wedding with the dozens of guests wasn’t going to happen. The dream wedding was canceled, replaced with a much smaller wedding at a different venue, The Ledger, also in Massachusetts, with a date of January 2, 2021. “My husband and I decided we weren’t going to put our lives on hold,” Julie says. That she had become pregnant also factored in. So, again, they picked a menu, picked a cake, and all the rest. But, alas, it was not to be. On December 23, 2020, just nine days before the wedding, the Massachusetts governor imposed Covid restrictions on the number of people allowed at venues. “With the restrictions, I could probably have had 10 people max in that room,” Julie says. “At that point, you’re talking about cutting one set of aunts and uncles, and you can’t do it.” So, again, they canceled. Just nine days before the wedding. Fortunately, with probably 15 minutes to spare, Julie says, her sister Emily snagged the very last room available for the January 2nd date at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire. So, again, they picked a menu, picked a cake, and all the rest. “I think we picked a menu within 15 minutes, on the phone,” Julie says. “At that point, when you’re picking your third
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menu within seven months, you’re not paying as much attention to the details.” There was one more sharp turn to navigate. The wedding license was issued in Massachusetts, so it wasn’t valid in New Hampshire, where the wedding was to be. “It was one of those if-it-can-go-wrong-it-will situations,” Julie says. The solution? A justice of the peace married Julie and Alex at their Massachusetts home the morning of the wedding day, with Julie still in her pajamas, and her parents, their only witnesses, dressed in jeans and plaid shirts. “It was probably the least romantic wedding ceremony ever,” Julie says. But all’s well that ends well. Later that day, in a beautiful room all decked out for Christmas, the family gathered to celebrate. First, though, there was another, much more romantic, ceremony, with Julie’s sister Andrea performing as unofficial officiant. It wasn’t the dream wedding Julie had hoped for (“you’re missing people you wish were part of your big day”) and it had been stressful leading up to it (“I can’t sugarcoat that”), but she’s grateful it turned out as well as it did, and that it was done.
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ndrea, the second oldest, was supposed to be the first among the sisters to get married. As it turned out, she would be the last, again thanks to Covid. Shortly after their engagement, Andrea and her husbandto-be Evan Costa set the date for October 24, 2020, at The Mansion at the Hellenic Center, a historic Georgian-style mansion on the North Shore. More than 100 save-the-datecards were sent out, and she bought a dress that would suit the crisp air of late autumn. Then, as she says, “life went on.” Fast-forward to March 2020. “Covid hit, and the world changed,” she says. There was worry that her elderly grandparents and others might be at risk, so the October wedding was canceled. That meant working with the venue and their vendors to find a new date. The only one that worked was September 11, 2021. “Obviously, September 11th was not our immediate first choice, but we wanted it in the fall and there were minimal dates left,” Andrea says. One good thing about it — it was the day they had started dating, and it marked the five-year anniversary of that. The new date meant new plans. Andrea says, “You are more or less planning a second wedding because everything you planned for has changed.” Everything including the prices, which had dramatically increased because of Covid. And then, there was her dress, perfect for crisp autumn air but not for the heat and humidity of late summer. To lighten it a bit, she had a few layers cut out of the skirt. But then … “The world went from we-think-this-is-all-over to we’re-blowing-up-again,” Andrea says. As late summer approached, the July lull in Covid cases ended as the Delta variant surfaced. Despite that, she says, “We knew we were getting married come hell or high water. It was happening.”
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The new reality of another Covid surge meant some guests would decide not to come, so they had to reach out to everyone to see who was or wasn’t attending. Plus, changes would be needed for both the church ceremony and the reception to make it safe for those who did come. For the church ceremony, the number of people was reduced from everyone who had been invited to family only. For the reception, it was moved from inside the mansion to outside in a tent. But then … They found that a local requirement meant outdoor parties with music had to end at 10 p.m. “That meant moving the entire timeline of the reception,” Andrea says. At the same time, they had been keeping an eye on the weather, a new concern because the reception was now outside and the wedding dress had been chosen for late fall, not late summer. “The week before, it was in the upper 90s and very humid,” Andrea says. Happily, though, the day was beautiful. “It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too humid,” she says. “We lucked out.” Finally.
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Emily and Jeremy
he charmed child” — that’s how Emily’s mother describes her youngest. And, indeed, it seems so. While her sisters were dealing with one obstacle after the other in planning their weddings, Emily and her husband-to-be Jeremy Wise picked a date that was right in the middle of the only month in the pandemic with few Covid cases. Plus, everyone was vaccinated by then, further reducing the risk. So, on July 10, 2021, Emily had her dream wedding — small, about 50 people, but beautiful — at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts. Adding to the wonderfulness, another
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wish fulfilled — lots of dancing, worry-free dancing. “It was nice not having to be super concerned, and just to have fun without having to wear a mask,” Emily says. “I danced the whole night.” It wasn’t a complete breeze though. There was a hurricane, Hurricane Elsa, that threatened it all. The country club was in its path, set to arrive the weekend of the wedding. “Everything else was going too well,” Emily says. But her good fortune continued. By the time Elsa reached the Northeast, it had been degraded to a tropical storm, and it came and went on the Friday before the Saturday wedding. “It was crazy weather on Friday,” Emily says, “but fortunately Saturday was a beautiful day.” Despite the sunshine on the wedding day, the grass was still wet from Elsa’s rains and likely to be so when the ceremony took place. Not ideal, and prompting last-minute thoughts of moving the ceremony. But, again, all was well. At her grandfather’s urging, country club staff used fans to dry out the grass, and the outdoor ceremony proceeded. The reception was indoors, so there were no worries about that. What Covid-caused worries there had been mostly happened early on, when she was booking the wedding in September 2020. “It was stressful, booking it at that time and not being sure it could actually happen,” she says. And she worried about putting the guests at risk, because she didn’t know then that July would be the safest of all the many months of the pandemic. “I didn’t have to re-plan anything, or plan three weddings like my sister,” Emily says. “It all ended up being fine.”
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DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE Andover Barn 32 Maple St., Andover 603-748-9796, nhweddingbarn.com Capacity: 130 Forbes Tavern & Events The Center at Eastman 6 Clubhouse Ln., Grantham 603-863-8000, forbestavernevents.com Capacity: 150 The Common Man Inn & Restaurant 21 Water St., Claremont 603-542-0647, thecman.com Capacity: 150 Dexter’s Inn 258 Stagecoach Rd., Sunapee 603-763-5571, dextersnh.com Capacity:100 indoors; 225 outdoors Enfield Shaker Museum 447 Route 4A, Enfield 603-632-4346, shakermuseum.org Capacity:150 The Fells 456 Route 103A, Newbury 603-763-4789, thefells.org Capacity: 175 The Hanover Inn 2 East Wheelock St., Hanover 603-646-8063, hanoverinn.com Capacity: 400 Highland Lake Inn 32 Maple St., Andover 603-735-6426 highlandlakeinn.com Capacity: Up to 130 in barn; with tents, 500 Inn at Pleasant Lake 853 Pleasant St., New London 603-873-4833, innatpleasantlake.com Capacity: 200 King Hill Inn and Kitchen 499 Andover Rd., New London 603-877-0063, kinghillinn.com Capacity: 150 tented; 80 indoors Lake Sunapee Country Club 289 Country Club Ln., New London 603-526-6040, lakesunapeecc.com Capacity: 250 Sunapee Cruises Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee 603-938-6465, sunapeecruises.com Capacity: 75 Mountain Edge Resort & Spa 1380 Route 103, Newbury 603-763-4600, mountainedgeresort.com Capacity: Contact for details MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee 603-938-6465, sunapeecruises.com Capacity: 75
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New London Historical Society 179 Little Sunapee Rd., New London 603-526-6564, newlondonhistoricalsociety.org Capacity: 150
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| Venues | Ragged Mountain Resort 620 Ragged Mountain Rd., Danbury 603-768-3600, raggedmountainresort.com Capacity: 200
Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough 603-476-5900, castleintheclouds.org Capacity: 175
Inn on Newfound Lake 1030 Mayhew Tpke., Bridgewater 603-744-911, newfoundlake.com Capacity: 200
Rosewood Country Inn 67 Pleasant View Rd., Bradford 603-938-5253, rosewoodcountryinn.com Capacity: 60
The Common Man Inn & Spa 231 Main St., Plymouth 603-536-2200, thecmaninnplymouth.com Capacity: 180
Inn at Mill Falls 312 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith 844-745-2931, millfalls.com Capacity: 230
Sunapee Lake Lodge 1403 Route 103, Mt. Sunapee 603-763-2010, sunapeelakelodge.com Capacity: 100
CopperToppe Inn & Retreat Center 8 Range Rd., Hebron 603-744-3636, coppertoppe.com Capacity: 50
La Piéce 322 West Main St., Tilton 855-527-4323, lapiece-theroom.com Capacity: 230
The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm 57 Northeast Pond Rd., Milton thegreenerynh.com Capacity: 225
Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club 1 Lake Winnipesaukee Dr., New Durham 603-569-3055, lwgcnh.com Capacity: 125
Gunstock Mountain Resort 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford 603-293-4341, gunstock.com Capacity: 250
M/S Mount Washington 211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach 603-366-5531, cruisenh.com Capacity: 30-500
Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co. 2415 NH Rte. 16, West Ossipee 603-539-2000, hobbstavern.com Capacity: 160
Manor On Golden Pond 31 Manor Dr., Holderness 603-968-3348, manorongoldenpond.com Capacity: 25
Inn on Main 200 North Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-1335, innnewhampshire.com Capacity: 250
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LAKES REGION The Barn at Moody Mountain Farm 100 Pork Hill Rd., Wolfeboro 603-498-2618, moodymountainfarm.com Capacity: 150 The Barn on the Pemi 341 Daniel Webster Hwy., Plymouth 603-536-3515, thebarnonthepemi.com Capacity: 300 Belknap Mill 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia 603-524-8813, belknapmill.org Capacity: 150 Camp Quinebarge 100 Sibley Rd., Moultonborough 603-253-6029, campquinebarge.com/grouprentals Capacity: 220
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MERRIMACK VALLEY Alpine Grove Banquet Facility 19 South Depot Rd., Route 111A, Hollis 603-882-9051, alpinegrove.com Capacity: 100–600 Atkinson Resort & Country Club 85 Country Club Dr., Atkinson 603-362-8700, atkinsonresort.com Capacity: 400 Aviation Museum of New Hampshire 27 Navigator Rd., Londonderry 603-669-4820, aviationmuseumofnh.org Exclusive Caterer Capacity: 120 seated; 150 standing
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Executive Court Banquet Facilities 1199 S. Mammoth Rd., Manchester 603-626-4788, executivecourtbanquet.com Capacity: 500 Firefly American Bistro & Bar 22 Concord St., Manchester 603-935-9740, fireflynh.com Capacity: 30
Fratello’s Weddings & Events in the Millyard 155 Dow St., Manchester 603-641-6776, eventsinthemillyard.com Capacity: 180 Fulchino Vineyard 187 Pine Hill Rd., Hollis 603-438-5984, fulchinovineyard.com Capacity: 130-160 The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain 452 Mountain Rd., Goffstown gardensatuncanoonuc.com Capacity: 200 tented outdoors Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar 524 Nashua St., Milford 603-673-3939, giorgios.com Capacity: 55 Hanover Street Chophouse 149 Hanover St., Manchester 603-644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com Capacity: 36 Hilton Garden Inn 101 S. Commercial St., Manchester 603-669-2222, hilton.com Capacity: 570 Holiday Inn Concord 172 N. Main St., Concord 603-224-9534, holidayinn.com Capacity: 400
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Winthrop Carter House 215 King St., Boscawen 603-832 3325, winthropcarterhouse.com Capacity: 200
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The Hall at Great Falls 49 Market St., Somersworth 603-841-5983, hallatgreatfalls.com Capacity: 120 Isles of Shoals Steamship Cruise 315 Market St., Portsmouth 603-431-5500, islesofshoals.com Capacity: 275 Josiah’s Meetinghouse 521 Calef Hwy. Rte. 125, Epping 603-397-9077, josiahsmeetinghouse.com Capacity: 100 Kitz Farm 848 Parker Mountain Rd., Strafford 603-664-5081, kitzfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details Langdon House Garden 143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth 603-436-3205, historicnewengland.org Capacity: 150 The Library Restaurant 401 State St., Portsmouth 603-431-5202, libraryrestaurant.com Capacity: 150 Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St., Portsmouth 603-294-0638, martingalewharf.com Capacity: 200
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| Venues | Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden 154 Market St., Portsmouth 603-430-7698, moffattladd.org Capacity: 110-150 The Oaks Grandview Ballroom 100 Hideaway Place, Somersworth 603-692-6257, theoaksweddingsnh.com Capacity: 200 Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park 160 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach 603-227-8717 nhstateparks.org/planning/weddings-events Capacity: 100 The Old Salt and Lamie’s Restaurant & Inn 490 Lafayette Rd., Hampton 603-926-0330, oldsaltnh.com Capacity: 90 The Galley Hatch 325 Lafayette Rd., Route 1, Hampton 603-926-6152, galleyhatch.com Capacity: 55 Portsmouth Country Club 80 Country Club Ln., Greenland 603-436-9791, portsmouthcc.net Capacity: 150 The Envio 299 Vaughn St., Portsmouth 603-427-0152, theenvio.com Capacity: 300 Rivermill at Dover Landing 2 Washington St., Dover 603-343-2192, rivermillnh.com Capacity: 350 Rochester Country Club 94 Church St., Rochester 603-332-1395, rochestercc.com Capacity: 120 Rockingham Country Club 200 Exeter Rd., Newmarket 603-659-9956, rockinghamwedding.com Capacity: 400
Ron’s Landing 379 Ocean Blvd., Hampton 603-929-2122, ronslanding.com Capacity: 100 Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye 603-436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org Capacity: 150 indoors; 200 outdoors Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel 250 Market St., Portsmouth 603-431-2300, sheratonportsmouth.com Capacity: 350
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The Surf Room 99 Bow St., Portsmouth 603-334-9855, thesurfroomportsmouth.com Capacity: 90 The Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse 90 Bennett Rd., Durham 603-988-1399, thethompsoninn.com Capacity: 150 Three Chimneys Inn 17 Newmarket Rd., Durham 603-868-7800, threechimneysinn.com Capacity: 200
| Venues | Tuscan Kitchen 31 Pleasant St., Portsmouth 603-570-3610, tuscanbrands.com Capacity: Contact for details UNH Conferences & Catering 20 Ballard St., Durham 603-862-1900, conferences.unh.edu Capacity: 200 The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion 430 High St., Hampton 603-929-1437, thevictoriainn.com Capacity: 150 Wedgewood Weddings Granite Rose 22 Garland Dr., Hampstead 866-966-3009, wedgewoodweddings.com Capacity: 400 Wentworth by the Sea 588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle 603-422-7322, marriott.com/hotels/travel/ psmww-wentworth-by-the-sea-a-marriott-hoteland-spa/ Capacity: 500
WHITE MOUNTAINS The Balsams Resort 1000 Cold Spring Rd., Colebrook 603-225-0050, thebalsamsresort.com/ balsamsweddings Capacity: 75-150 Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place 685 Presidential Hwy., Jefferson 603-586-6046, bellevuebarnatcarlisleplace.net Capacity: 250 Best Western White Mountain Inn 87 Wallace Hill Rd., Franconia 603-823-7422, bestwesternnh.com Capacity: 225 Bishop Farm 33 Bishop Cutoff, Lisbon 603-838-2474, bishopfarm.com Capacity: 200 Christmas Farm Inn & Spa 3 Blitzen Way, Jackson 603-383-4313, christmasfarminn.com Capacity: 175
Wentworth by the Sea Country Club 60 Wentworth Rd., Rye 603-433-3050, wentworthbytheseacc.com Capacity: 250
Eagle Mountain House 179 Carter Notch Rd., Jackson 603-383-9111, eaglemt.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 300 outdoors
Zorvino Vineyards 226 Main St., Sandown 603-887-8463, zorvino.com Capacity: 200
Indian Head Resort 664 US Route 3, Lincoln 888-343-8000, indianheadresort.com Capacity: 160
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
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The Inn at Jackson 12 Main St., Jackson 603-383-4321, innatjackson.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 80 outdoors Loch Lyme Lodge 70 Orford Rd., Lyme 603-795-2141, lochlymelodge.com Capacity: Contact for details. Twenty cabins are available for rent. Locke Falls Farm 2531 Chinook Trail, Wonalancet 603-986-9164, lockefallsfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details Merrill Farm Inn 428 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 603-447-3866, merrillfarminn.com Capacity: 50-200 The Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa 90 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln 888-589-6661, mtnclub.com Capacity: 150 Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa 101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield 603-837-0007, mountainviewgrand.com Capacity: 250 Notchland Inn 2 Morey Rd., Hart’s Location 603-374-6131, notchland.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 75 outdoors
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Omni Mount Washington Resort 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods 603-278-8813, omnihotels.com Capacity: 50-400 Owl’s Nest Resort 40 Clubhouse Ln., Thornton 603-726-3076, owlsnestresort.com Capacity: 200 Purity Spring Resort 1251 Eaton Rd., Madison 603-367-8896, purityspring.com Capacity: 200 Red Jacket Mountain View 2251 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 800-356-5411, redjacketresorts.com Capacity: 250
Inclusive Wedding Packages 8,000 sq. ft. indoor topical conservatory home to 3,500 Live Butterflies! Festive function rooms for reception or pre-wedding parties Accommodations for up to 100
Contact us at 413.665.2805 x117 / www.magicwings.com Located in the Pioneer Valley • 281 Greenfield Road, S. Deerfield, MA
Snowy Owl Inn 41 Village Rd., Waterville Valley 603-236-8383, snowyowlinn.com Capacity: 90 Stonehurst Manor 3351 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 603-356-3113, stonehurstmanor.com Capacity: 150 The Tillotson Center 14 Carriage Ln., Colebrook 603-237-8576, tillotsoncenter.org Capacity: Contact for details The Toad Hill Farm 260 Fobes Rd., Franconia 603-616-7150, thetoadhillfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details Town & Country Inn and Resort 20 State Route 2, Shelburne 603-466-3315, townandcountryinn.com Capacity: 400 Waterville Valley Resort 1 Ski Area Rd., Waterville Valley 603-236-8311, waterville.com Capacity: 410 indoors; 440 outdoors White Mountain Hotel & Resort 87 Fairway Dr., North Conway 800-533-6301, whitemountainhotel.com Capacity: 120 indoors; 200 outdoors The Barn at Whitney’s Inn 357 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson 603-383-8916, thebarnatwhitneys.com Capacity: 200 The Wentworth Inn 1 Carter Notch Rd., Jackson 603-383-9700, thewentworth.com Capacity: 125 indoors; 200 outdoors Wildcat Mountain 542 Route 16, Gorham 603-466-3326, skiwildcat.com Capacity: 30-300 The Woodstock Inn Brewery 135 Main St., North Woodstock 603-745-3951, woodstockinnnh.com Capacity: 200
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Sky Meadow Country Club • 6 Mountain Laurels Drive • Nashua, NH 03062 • 603.888.9000 • www.skymeadow.com Sky Meadow Country ClubConveniently • 6 Mountain Laurels • Nashua, NH 03062 • 603.888.9000 located onDrive the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. • www.skymeadow.com Conveniently located on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border.
Fortin Gage, an award-winning flower & gift shop established in 1931, serves Nashua and neighboring communities.
86 West Pearl Street in Nashua | (603) 882-3371 | fortingage.com
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The Orchid’s Eye at Woodman’s Florist
Owner and designer Jessica Carter collaborates with couples to discover their unique and personal style. She then factors that into their one-of-a-kind flowers and décor. The Orchid’s Eye can create any floral style you’re looking for — from glamorous, to vintage, to nautical, and everything in between. They will design a look just right for you.
469 Nashua St., Millford • 603-673-3545 woodmansflorist.com • See our ad on page 12
At Bellman’s Jewelers, we specialize in custom wedding bands and engagement rings. These bands are just an example of the pieces we have helped customers create! If you dream it, we will create it! Using our Cad software and 3D printing capabilities, we will make sure the ring is perfect for you.
1650 Elm St. • Manchester, NH • 603-625-4653 bellmans.com • See our ad on page 3
Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group
Atlas PyroVision is a professional fireworks display company producing memorable events throughout New England. Each display is custom designed to meet the features of the venue and the audience. Whether the fireworks are being fired from land or water on one of our mini barges, Atlas will create a spectacular display that your guests will remember for years to come.
800-321-5008 • atlaspyro.com See our ad on inside front cover
Newfound Lake Inn
Newfound Lake Inn has been welcoming travelers since 1840 as an overnight stop on the stage-coach route from Boston to Montreal. A perfect venue for destination weddings, outside in our extensive gardens or inside the newly renovated barn accommodating up to 200 guests. Only two hours from the Boston airport, the Newfound area is one of the premier, four-season vacation spots in New Hampshire.
1030 Mayhew Tpke., Bridgewater, NH • 603-744-3894 newfoundlake.com • See our ad on page 67 New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 75
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Family owned since 1914, Day’s Jewelers has been part of some amazing love stories. With each customer, we are reminded of the importance of every piece of jewelry we sell. Wedding bands are a big part of the those love stories and a symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end. Like your eternal promise to your spouse, we promise to exceed your expectations and strive to be your family jeweler for generations to come.
Let us be the first stop to your new beginning where we deliver the WOW! From a magical white winter wedding, to the bright yellows of summer, and of course autumn’s vibrant foliage. If you are looking for a venue filled with charm, history and inspiration for your special day, then look no further — because happily ever after starts here at Hobbs.
2415 White Mountain Hwy., West Ossipee, NH • 603-412-2285 hobbstavern.com • See our ad on page 61
Weddings at the Andover Barn are managed by Sheryl Proulx, who has more than 10 years of experience in event management. Sheryl has coordinated over 200 weddings and events. Sheryl and her event-coordinating team are delighted to guide you in the planning of your wedding or event by personalizing it for you, your family and guests. Our goal is to make your day the perfect day!
603-748-9796 • firstname.lastname@example.org Sheryl and her team are happy to assist in coordinating your vendors. See our ad on page 5 76 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE
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66 March Ave., Manchester, 603-641-8232 • 567 Amherst St., Nashua 603-324-5200 • daysjewelers.com • See our ad on page 11
Manchester Country Club
The perfect backdrop for your special day, we invite you to learn how our modern Great Room and outdoor space can be your unique wedding destination. Love is for everyone; membership is not required to host your wedding with us.
Bedford, NH • 603-624-4096 manchestercountryclub.com See our ad on inside back cover
The Margate Resort
The Margate Resort is a premier resort located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. All of your wedding needs at one location: ceremony, reception, guest rooms. Many options are available for your special day. Inside: Grand Ballroom, Mariah Room overlooking the lake. Outside: Our new venue The Lakeside Pavilion, West Lawn, or directly on the beach. Consider an after-hours pool party, fireworks or a bonfire on the beach! You will receive the best personalized service from start to finish. The Margate, where beautiful memories begin.
76 Lake St., Laconia, NH 03246 1-888-266-8605 • themargate.com
Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa Located on 1,700 acres in the White Mountains of NH, Mountain View Grand offers the grandeur of a great historic hotel. Founded in 1865, the resort is a premier destination for elegant four-season weddings. Featuring 141 graciously appointed rooms and suites and a choice of tasteful and luxurious venues for your wedding and reception. AAA Four Diamond since 2008 and a member of Historic Hotels of America.
Whitefield, NH • 844-602-4907 mountainviewgrand.com • See our ad on the back cover
Nashua Country Club
From the moment you step onto the property, you will be welcomed by our professional team of experts that are eager to ensure your every desire is met. Only one event per day is held in our Grand Ballroom to ensure that you receive the first-class service that you deserve. Remember, you don’t have to be a member of the Nashua Country Club to be treated like one. Pleased to host events up to 220, 180 with a dance floor. Wedding showers and rehearsal dinners, too!
25 Fairway St., Nashua, NH • 603-888-0121 nashuacountryclub.com • See our ad on page 2
Owl’s Nest Resort
Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you will find Owl’s Nest Resort. Surrounded by breathtaking mountain range views, luxurious accommodations, our new LakeHouse venue hovering over the largest manmade lake in New England, and the elegant Sperry Tent. All locations boast outdoor ceremony spaces, gourmet cuisine, attentive staff and gorgeous photo opportunities. Owl’s Nest Resort is the perfect location for your White Mountains destination wedding.
40 Clubhouse Ln., Thornton, NH • owlsnestresort.com @owlsnestresortevents • See our ad on page 63 New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 77
Seacoast Science Center
Wingate Salon & Spa
Located on the rocky coast in Odiorne Point State Park, Seacoast Science Center’s extensive oceanfront views include lighthouses, the Piscataqua River and the Isles of Shoals, providing a beautiful setting for your celebration and perfect backdrop for amazing photographs. The 40-feet-by-90-feet tent is ideal for your reception, from a formal banquet to a fun lobster bake. Guests also enjoy indoor exhibits. Your rental supports SSC’s mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet.
Hair | Makeup | Memories. We are an award-winning salon and spa. We can cater to your everyday salon and spa needs. Our private event suite will accomodate your spa party or group, wedding day, showers, bachelorette parties and more. Memories are made at the Wingate!
In Odiorne Point State Park Rte. 1A, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH • 603-436-8043 seacoastsciencecenter.org • email@example.com
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139 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH • 603-772-8400 firstname.lastname@example.org • wingatespa.com
A place to gather, a place to grow. These qualities and more are what make Stonewall Farm Weddings so extraordinary. Make lasting memories when you gather here with loved ones and friends to celebrate your love and commitment. Choose from among three unique, outdoor ceremony locations, dance the night away in our gorgeous post-and-beam reception space, and roam rolling meadows and wooded hillsides while having photos taken. It’s our organic farm, but it’s your wedding day, your way.
242 Chesterfield Rd. • Keene, NH 603-357-7278 • stonewallfarm.org 78 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE
Castle in the Clouds
Perched high on a mountaintop, Castle in the Clouds is the perfect enchanted storybook setting for your wedding. Join us as we transport your guests via vintage trolley from garden ceremony to terrace cocktails followed by a reception with grand views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough, NH 603-476-5900 • castleintheclouds.org • See our ad on page 4
Omni Mount Washington Resort Fortin Gage
Fortin Gage Flower and Gift shop, established in 1931, serves Nashua, NH, and neighboring communities. We are an award-winning floral design team that will bring your best-day-ever vision to life.
86 West Pearl St., Nashua, NH • 603-882-3371 fortingage.com • See our ad on page 74
Dreaming of the perfect fairy-tale wedding? At the Omni Mount Washington Resort, you’ll find everything you need to make it so. Breathtaking scenery. Stunning ballrooms. Inspiring outdoor settings. Now open for milestone events, be among the first to say “I do” at the new Crystal Hills event venue, high atop the slopes of Bretton Woods and serviced by the state’s only eight-passenger gondola. Whether you envision an elegant outdoor ceremony, framed by the beautiful White Mountain National Forest, or a formal indoor affair, we’ll help you find the ideal setting to fit your unique style.
310 Mt. Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH • 603-278-8813 omnihotels.com/mountwashington • See our ad on page 1
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exquisite flowers for weddings and special events ehfloral.com | 603.444.7600
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― A Look Back ― We got in touch with the couples featured in Real Weddings in previous years and asked them to tell us about the biggest thing that's happened since their wedding day ...
September 5, 2020
Melanie Blake Roth & Jack Spallone "We have traveled to some great places, but our most exciting adventure arrives June 2022.”
September 19, 2020
Amber Long & Brendan Reil "We’ve traveled and made new memories together in places like Aruba, Nashville and Florida for NBC’s Olympic Viewing party.”
August 8, 2020
Kaitlin Kennedy & Jason Ciaramitaro "We traveled to a few new places like St. Lucia and Costa Rice. Our love for travel has not diminished and every year we try to find a new place to visit.”
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Your Wedding, Our Venue Manchester Country Club
We’ve been celebrating the greatest love stories since we opened our doors in 1923. It’s easy to say we care about your wedding being the most special day of your life. With space to accommodate up to 260 guests, we host only one wedding at a time so we can focus entirely on you. Our place is yours, and you decide when you’d like your six-hour reception to begin.
LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE; MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO HOST YOUR WEDDING HERE.
Bedford, NH – ManchesterCountryClub.com – (603) 624-4096
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