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NEW HAMPSHIRE MAGAZINE BRIDE FALL/WINTER 2018

FALL/WINTER 2018

100+ INSPIRING IDEAS

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Spectacular sunsets, gorgeous lake views, elegant gardens and luscious food will make any affair a fabulous time to remember. Allow us to create your dream wedding and reception with Old World charm and elegance. The Pasquaney Restaurant is rated one of the top five restaurants in New Hampshire. Join us for dinner while overlooking one of the cleanest lakes in the country.

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Nashua Country Club

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Classic and romantic; elegant, yet trendy…in any season. A tradition of excellence and personalized service spanning 100 years. A dedicated team of experienced wedding professionals will work to ensure your every dream becomes a reality.

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. You do not need to be a member to be treated like one one.

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| contents | FA LL/W INT E R 2 01 8

FEATURES

30 Picture Perfect choosing a wedding hair stylist

46  Eat, Drink, Be Married a wedding wine tasting

62  Height of Fashion the latest looks

DEPARTMENTS

12 From the Editor 14  Trending

PHOTO BY KATE PREFTAKES PHOTOGRAPHY

36 Real Weddings 76  Top Reception Sites a list of resources

96 A Look Back

since the wedding ...

| ON THE COVER | MODEL Dyane Reis PHOTO Kate Preftakes Photography

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ou’ve probably dreamed about your wedding day since you were a child, picturing it as perfect, magical. But, as much as we might wish it so, there’s no wand to make that happen. It means a lot of research, a lot of decisions. What gown? Flowers? Venue? And that’s just for starters. We’re here to help. This Fall/Winter issue of New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE gives you a ton of ideas for the coming season. You’ll see gorgeous, on-trend wedding gowns (lofty too, some 500 feet off the ground atop Cathedral Ledge in North Conway!) and we take you to Allrose Farm in Greenfield for a mid-century chic wedding that features a wine tasting. Plus, there are tips for choosing a wedding hair stylist (it’s more involved than you think). And, as always, the inspiration of “Real NH Weddings.” Don’t forget to check out our website, bridenh.com, where you’ll find many photos that we couldn’t fit in this issue as well as extra features and links to local resources. You’ll also find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/nhbride. Enjoy this special time and, from everyone here, our very best wishes for a wonderful life together.

Barbara Coles Editor PS: We’re looking for weddings to feature in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue of BRIDE. Although we can use only a limited number in the magazine, we post all of them online. Interested? Visit bridenh.com to submit your wedding.

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Marble & Gold

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This swoon-worthy cake, which was created by Jaime Melfi of Autumn Nomad Cakes & Café, is inspired by classic modern-minimalist weddings. The elegant marble swirl creates a sleek, stunning stone-like effect. The top marble tier resembles cut stone, while the bottom hexagonal shape adds visual interest. The glittery gold bottom tier is striking against the marbled effect, and when combined with the soft flowers draping down the side, the final result is modern understated elegance. autumnnomad.com

Styling and cake Autumn Nomad Cakes & Café Florals Emily Herzig Floral Studio Photo Carolina Marles Photography

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TRENDING THINGS WE LOVE

Modern cakes, a winter wonderland, bridal separates, custom cocktail napkins — these are just some of the things we love.

 FOR MORE TRENDS,

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THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

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Woodland Wonderland Wedding

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PHOTOS BY CAROLINA MARLES PHOTOGRAPHY

Romantic. Dramatic. Beautiful. Hues of burgundy, gold, purple, green and pink combine to create an elegant feel. The addition of fruit tucked into the centerpiece, a blanket table runner, vintage glasses, dotted accent plates, simple cake and statement candleholders round out the magical, cozy chic winter look.

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THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

Inkwell Flowers combined the fresh, earthy hues of chrysanthemum, amaranth, juliet roses, ranunculus and cotinus leaves to create this rich, funky fall bouquet. inkwellflowers.com

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Nontraditional Rings We love classic rings, but we can’t deny that it’s colored rings’ time to shine. Not only will you save your fiancé a few extra bucks, but choosing a gemstone can make your ring look even more unique. Whether you want to try a vintage setting, incorporate your favorite color or birthstone, or go for an heirloom piece of jewelry like this one, a colored stone will make you stand out from the crowd.

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Fall Florals


PHOTO BY RACHEL HALSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Flower Crowns & Mismatched Gowns

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Flower crowns are a great way to dress up your wedding hairstyle, and they can also be a beautiful alternative to a traditional headpiece or veil. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are perfect for the DIY bride. Your bridesmaids will love them too. Speaking of making your bridesmaids happy, matching dresses — which might not fit every body type — are no longer a given. Many brides are choosing coordinating colors and cuts, allowing her crew to choose the most flattering style and the ability to express her own individual style. Beaded or lace bodices paired with skirts of different colors and materials are also popular options that create more visual interest. Florals by Fruition Flowers, fruition-flowers.com

Alpine Grove is a family owned and operated full-service banquet facility. We are conveniently located right outside of Nashua in the quaint, historic town of Hollis. We have proudly hosted well over 4,000 weddings as we approach our 50th year in business. Our property skirts the beautiful Nashua River and has three gazebos, a shady pine grove and a 75-foot photo bridge, perfect for your rustic, outdoor wedding ceremony. We have four elegant banquet halls, each with their own unique charm. Our food is prepared on-site by our talented chefs using the freshest produce from our local farms whenever possible.

See why so many people have fallen in love with Alpine Grove... Alpine Grove is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We look forward to helping your vision become reality. Contact us to view our facility, and allow us to work with you to make your special event everything you’ve ever dreamed of. 19 South Depot Road, Route 111A, Hollis, NH (603) 882-9051 • www.alpinegrove.com

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Rustic Centerpieces

PHOTO BY TAYLOR PAIGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Keep your autumn theme simple yet timeless by combining romantic pastels with flowers and succulents. Wooden centerpieces add an ethereal touch, and string lights make for a whimsical vibe. Florals by Liz Blaikie of Blooms by Lancaster Gardens, lancastergardens.net/ blooms.

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PHOTO BY RACHEL BUCKLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Custom Napkins Ellen Braley from El’s Cards created these custom cocktail wedding napkins. Her watercolor peony and calligraphy design match the invitation suite, and feature the couple’s dog, Leo. Custom napkins as well as programs, invitations, menus and more are a fun way to make your day unique and give you a keepsake you’ll treasure. elscards.com

BRIDAL • SOCIAL • OCCASIONS • PROM

Bridal: Anne Barge Blue Willow by Anne Barge Pronovias Justin Alexander Signature by Justin Alexander Bridesmaids: B2 & Belsoie bridesmaids Lugo Designs Mothers of the bride: Montage by Mon Cheri Daymor Couture Rina diMontella

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Separates

COURTESY PHOTOS

For the bride looking for something truly different, the option of pairing skirts with tops offers a whole new range of options. At right is the Linaria lace halter top with the Arrow skirt. Below is the Poppy bustier and tiered Chicory skirt. All items are from Willowby by Watters. watters.com

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High Neckline

Two trends — three-dimensional embellishments and the mock turtleneck — meet in The Glass House gown by Lela Rose. lelarose.com

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Sheer Jackets

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Capes and capelets are still in style, and now designers are taking that idea to the next level with sheer jackets. The Quinn jacket by Alexandra Grecco, which features hand-embroidered pearl beading and a ruff collar, is paired with her understated Astrid slip gown. alexandragrecco.com

11 Triple Trend

Clean, simple lines, large embellishments and trains are three of the biggest current trends — and they can all be found on this gown by Mariage by Viktor & Rolf. The same three-dimensional flowers on the sleeves cascade down the detachable train, creating a dramatic look from the back that contrasts with the relatively simple front. viktor-rolf.com

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12 Fun Favors

293 Main St Tilton, NH 603-286-7200

Amber Lilyestrom Photography

COURTESY PHOTO

Ashley Helen Photography

PHOTO BY JENN BAKOS PHOTOGRAPHY

Finish your big day on a high note and send your guests off with something to remember the festivities by. Make your own sweet treats, gift a present that is inspired by your wedding’s location, or assemble adorable plant favors like this one. They will be sure to last long past the last dance and glass of champagne.

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Dessert Display

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Think beyond the traditional wedding cake stand by creating your own dessert bar for your guests. From brownies to cupcakes to macarons, these post-dinner treats will not only satisfy everyone’s sugar cravings, but add even more style and personality to your wedding. Whether it’s a tower of donuts or a decorate-your-own-cookie station, a bar of sweets like this one is a sure way to impress your guests.

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PHOTO BY RACHEL HALSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)


FROM LEFT: PHOTO BY KENDAL J. BUSH PHOTOGRAPHY AND BAREFOTOS PHOTOGRAPHY

14 Different Desserts Adding mini treats — like cupcakes and cakepops — to your dessert display is not only more cost effective, it’s also a great way to include several flavors. Not only that, but it’s another way to consider gluten- and dairy-free guests. A small, one-tier cake can be shared between the newlyweds, and your guests can sample a variety of delectable tiny desserts like these from Chickadee Hill Cakes (top) and The Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique (left). chickadeehillcakes.com, thewssugarboutique.com

� Locke Falls Farm, the true essence of New Hampshire elegance.

The pastoral setting creates an idyllic wedding venue. Spectacular perennial gardens surround the private estate stunning event barn, and new open-air pavilion. Flexibility for couples to craft their own unique event. Contact us for a tour today!

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2531 Chinook Trail Wonalancet, NH 03897 603-986-9164 • www.lockefallsfarm.com

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Unique Seating Charts

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Instead of making a simple list, make your seating arrangement into a piece of your décor. Showcase your efforts in a beautiful way by decking your chart out with flowers, writing names on an old mirror, utilizing picture frames, or repurposing antique pieces, like this vintage door. 28 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

PHOTO BY KENDAL J. BUSH PHOTOGRAPHY

THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)


www.eventsbysorrell.com

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t c e f r Pe P I C T U R E

Opening Photo Angela Greenlaw Photography

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ou’ve chosen your dresses, both yours and your bridesmaids, so now it’s time to choose the hairstyle that looks best with them. Up or down? All the same? Headpiece? Veil? So many decisions. Wedding hair specialists like Lena Hartford of Hair That Moves can make those decisions a lot easier. “It’s my job to ensure that the bride’s vision for her wedding day is realized,” Lena says. She has lots of tips for what you need to consider to get the most out of your wedding hair design appointment. Her first tip: Make the appointment 12 months in advance. Only about 20 percent of hair stylists do styling for weddings, so specialists are in demand. Read on for more of Lena’s tips and to get inspiration from some of the wedding hairstyles she’s done.

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Brea McDonald Photography

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Half-up casual style adorned with a floral crown

Rodeo & Co. Photography

Brea McDonald Photography

Ask the hair stylist about their experience with weddings. Do they share your vision? Is there a trial? ❖ Talk about the timeline for the day. When does the hair styling need to begin for everyone to be ready for the photographer? ❖ Make a Pinterest board with ideas, both ones you like and ones you don’t. Maybe you like the front of one style and the back of another. That’s OK. The stylist can customize the look for you. ❖ Ask yourself whether you want to stay close to your everyday style or do something dramatically different.

Brea McDonald Photography

LENA'S TIPS

Curled, textured updo with interest

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Rodeo & Co. Photography

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❖❖❖ Lena Hartford Hair That Moves

 FOR MORE TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS, VISIT BRIDENH.COM.

A fun updo with curls and interest

Lindsay Hackney Photography

What is the setting for your wedding? Does this style fit the feel, whether vintage, oceanside, rustic, formal or casual? ❖ What is the neckline of your dress? The hairstyle should work with it. So should the shape of your face. ❖ Do you want the hairstyle to be convertible — one hairstyle for the ceremony and one for the reception? ❖ Be realistic. Your hair’s texture and thickness may not allow you to have the hairstyle you see on a model. Discuss adding hairpieces or choosing another style. ❖ Are you wearing a veil or hairpiece? If you’re not sure, choosing a hairstyle first can help you decide. ❖ Hair color is important when choosing a hairstyle. Make sure your color is done before the trial. ❖ Ask the stylist how they want you to come to the trial. With makeup or without? Clean hair or “day old” hair? ❖ Take photos at the trial so you know what you liked and can reference it on the day of the wedding. ❖ Follow up with the stylist after the trial about how the hairstyle held up. Did it last? Were the curls tight enough? Did it frizz? Was it perfect? These are all things that can be fixed. Better to make changes then.

Mark Davidson Photography

LENA'S TIPS

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Real

 FOR MORE REAL WEDDINGS,

WEDDINGS FA L L / W I N T E R

Amanda Altena & Kyle Wilmarth OCTOBER 14, 2017 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Millyard Studios millyardstudios.com

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VISIT BRIDENH.COM.

EDITION

Magic FAVORITE MOMENT FOR AMANDA A bumblebee latching itself to her veil for the entire ceremony FAVORITE MOMENT FOR KYLE Two butterflies that flew between him and the justice of the peace before the ceremony BIGGEST SURPRISE The best man had the wrong suit color. IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN Use walkie-talkies to communicate with the wedding party. WHERE THEY LIVE Plaistow HONEYMOON Costa Rica OCCUPATIONS Amanda, media manager; Kyle, creative designer THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD


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RECEPTION & CATERING\

HAIR

The Inn on Newfound Lake newfoundlake.com

Salon Bellisimo salonbellisimo.net

FLORIST

MAKEUP

In Bloom Weddings & Events inbloomweddingsandevents.com

All Dolled Up Facebook JEWELER

Naser Diamonds naserdiamonds.com

MUSIC

Get Down Tonight Entertainment getdowntonight.com DRESS SALON

125 Bridal Boutique 125bridalboutique.com

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Selene Dinh & Matthew Parker AUGUST 21, 2017 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Katelyn Mallett Photography katelynmallettphotography.com

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Magical FAVORITE MOMENT FOR SELENE Seeing the solar eclipse right after our vows FAVORITE MOMENT FOR MATT Seeing Selene in her dress for the first time walking down the aisle PIECE OF ADVICE Stay in the moment and sneak off to hold each other to make it even more romantic. WHERE THEY LIVE Concord HONEYMOON Road trip from Oregon to California OCCUPATIONS Selene and Matt, co-owners of Mystic Moon Healing Arts in Bow

THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD


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RECEPTION & CATERING

MUSIC

Alpine Grove Banquet Facility alpinegrove.com

Chris Brunelle’s Party Time Productions chrisbrunelle.com

FLOWERS

Fortin Gage Flowers and Gifts fortingage.com CAKE

Frederick’s Pastries pastry.net

DRESS SALON

Ceremony Bridal Shop ceremony-boston.com

TRANSPORTATION

Axis Coach Transportation axiscoachusa.com

The Details

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Emily Wilcox & Jonathan Boynton AUGUST 26, 2017 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Carolina Marles Photography carolinamarles.net

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Dream WEDDING THEME Vintage FAVORITE Seeing Jon cry when I walked down the aisle FAVORITE MOMENT FOR JON Looking over the crowd and seeing everyone have a good time PIECE OF ADVICE Don’t change your priorities for anyone. WHERE THEY LIVE Tilton HONEYMOON Scotland OCCUPATIONS Emily, child protective services worker; Jon, assistant brewer

THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD MOMENT FOR EMILY


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RECEPTION

CATERER

Partridge Hill Farm partridgehillfarm.weebly.com

The Common Man thecman.com

CEREMONY

CAKE

Wonalancet Union Chapel (603) 323-7353

For Goodness Cakes forgoodnesscakes.net

BAND

The High Range Band highrangeband.com HAIR

Divinity Salon Facebook

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Phoebe Halliday & Eric Betzwieser OCTOBER 8, 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Kate Preftakes Photography preftakesphoto.com

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Unforgettable FAVORITE MOMENT FOR PHOEBE People always say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and it started to sprinkle as we said “I do.” It was a little blessing and we were relieved it didn’t continue all night. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR ERIC The first look PIECE OF ADVICE Work with vendors who have previously worked together. We truly believe that is why our wedding went so smoothly. WHERE THEY LIVE Denver, Colorado HONEYMOON Northern California OCCUPATIONS Phoebe and Eric, sales

THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD


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CATERING

CAKE

WEDDING PLANNER

Celebrations Catering celebrations-catering.com

Chickadee Hill Cakes chickadeehillcakes.com

Events by Sorrell eventsbysorrell.com

FLORIST

DRESS SALON

La Flora Couture lafloracouture.net

Country Bridals and Formal Wear countrybridals.com

RENTALS

Exeter Events & Tents exeterrent-all.com

The Details

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Stephanie Birch & Stephen DeFalco JANUARY 13, 2018 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Barefotos Photography barefotos.com

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Rustic FAVORITE MOMENT FOR STEPHANIE First dance FAVORITE First look PIECE OF ADVICE Don’t stress because everything falls into place and it will be a perfect day. BIGGEST SURPRISE How many people were willing to come to New Hampshire in January WHERE THEY LIVE Boston, Massachusetts HONEYMOON Hawaii OCCUPATIONS Stephanie, professional development at a law firm; Stephen, management consultant

WEDDING THEME

MOMENT FOR STEPHEN


| Real Weddings |

RECEPTION & CEREMONY

HAIR & MAKEUP

MUSIC

Bedford Village Inn bedfordvillageinn.com

Lara Christine larachristine.com

E.C.F. Entertainment ecfentertainment.com

FLORIST

DRESS

Paisley Floral Design Studio paisleyfloraldesign.com

Madeleine’s Daughter madeleinesdaughter.com

CAKE

Chickadee Hill Cakes chickadeehillcakes.com

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Eat, Drink, Be Married P

erfect for an autumn wedding — a feast of cheese, crudités and good wine. Better yet, the celebration is in a rustic barn set on acres of lush lawns. And that’s just the start. Sorrell Downing of Events by Sorrell and her fabulous team show how to create a rustic wedding with a feel of mid-century chic.

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Stylist Sorrell Downing Photography Kate Preftakes Venue Allrose Farm

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NE W A DV EN TU R E Start your married life together in a flower-bedecked vintage car like this Corvette. Add a wide-brimmed hat to the vintage-inspired dress by BHLDN for even more pizzazz. The bouquet and boutonniere by Sorella Flower Company are made of roses, peonies, smoke bush, scabiosa, yarrow, thistle, amaranthus, tweedia and delphinium.

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C O ME C ELEBR ATE The coordinating wedding papers from Mihos & Maple have a lyrical look, with flowing calligraphy and minimalistic design.

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SPECIAL M OM E NTS What’s more romantic than a swing decorated with flower garlands? Only having the love of your life there with you.

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The shoes are vintage, but the soles are surprising — a leopard pattern that adds a fun element to the day. Or, if you want, it can be your secret.

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I N THE S P I R I T Keep your guests entertained with a wine tasting. Offer a variety of wines with special papers, these by Hester and Cook, for comments. For the bride and groom, custom monogrammed wine glasses and bottles.

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RO MA N TI C R EPA S T For just the two of you — a sweetheart table with tons of flowers and two candle-lit place settings, all on a glass-topped wine barrel. The smoky-blue pottery plates are topped with vintage napkins with an embroidered grape design.

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GATHER TO G ETHER Grapes and grapevines are incorporated into the floral arrangements, carrying the vineyard theme to the table for your guests. The blue accents of the plates and candles complement dark purple hues of the grapes while modern flatware provides a contrast to the classic plates.

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SWE E T ENDINGS As the big day nears an end, time for cake; this one decorated with textured latticework and florals in smoky blue.

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STYLING/COORDINATION Events by Sorrell eventsbysorrell.com PHOTOGRAPHY Kate Preftakes Photography preftakesphoto.com FLOWERS Sorella Flower Company sorellaflower.com HAIR AND MAKEUP I Do Beauty Facebook VENUE Allrose Farm allrosefarmwedding.com RENTALS Peak Event Services peakeventservices.com FOOD Catering By Carol catering-by-carol.com MODELS Christian Lehner Dayane Reis DRESS BHLDN WEDDING PAPERS Mihos & Maple Facebook Corvette provided by Fletcher Taft

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Height of

FASHION It’s not Cloud Nine, but it sure is a long way up — 500 feet, in fact. On the top of Cathedral Ledge in North Conway one early fall day, photographer Jay Philbrick and his adventurous team captured the heavenly look of the latest wedding gowns.

PHOTOS by Philbrick Photography GOWNS by Uniquely Couture Bridal and A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique

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Classic sophistication meets modern sexiness in this Blue by Enzoani full-length, beaded Chantilly lace and tulle gown with vintage vibes and modern detailing. Form-fitting and elegant, it features ž-length sleeves, scalloped hem lace and a striking illusion, scalloped sweetheart neckline complementing a low illusion back with scalloped lace, covered buttons and invisible zipper. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique in Concord 64 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE


This slim A-line gown from Sweetheart Bridal features a tulle and lace Sabrina neckline, lacecovered bodice and a flowing, soft chiffon skirt. A beautiful lace back closure brings additional drama to the back of the gown. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique

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Chiffon and tulle create this sensual, bohemian dress with a flared skirt in flowing fabrics that add lightness and movement. This guipure lace on the strapped bodice forms a high neckline that seduces with its sheer effect. This very feminine wedding dress by Pronovias stands out for its romanticism. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal in Bedford

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A traditional lace ball gown is anything but ordinary in this full-length, sweetheart gown featuring a modern low back, delicate floral embroidered lace and overlay. The gown, from the Blue by Enzoani Collection, has an invisible zipper for a seamless look. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique 68 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE


This gorgeous ball gown by Sincerity Bridal brings a beautiful balance of beaded lace details and a tiered full skirt. The V-neckline has beaded lace straps, a figure-flattering ruched bodice, and a horsehair hemmed skirt to enhance every ruffle. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 69


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Beautiful and bounteous bouquets complement the gowns. Pictured full page: Orchids, zinnias, protea and seasonal grasses Inset top: A bold, saturated fall look is created for the bouquet by dahlias, roses, gerbera daisies and dianthus. Inset bottom: Pastel roses, lisianthus, local hydrangeas and cafĂŠ au lait dahlias create a soft, romantic palette that encompasses a delicate range of blush and green.

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Hairstyles with a romantic, vintage look are the perfect complement to the gowns.

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This dress by Pronovias features a crystal tulle and lace bodice that blends beautifully with the skin to create a spectacular tattoo effect. It's finished with a fitted waist and a beautifully draped crĂŞpe skirt. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal

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PHOTOGRAPHY Philbrick Photography philbrickphoto.com GOWNS Uniquely Couture Bridal uniquelycouturebridal.com A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique adaytorememberbridalboutique.com FLOWERS The Fuchsia Peony thefuchsiapeony.com MAKEUP Natasha Lee Towle HAIR Jenny Burkett MODELS Mariah Larocque Kelly Nix, NEMG Brynn Conroy, NEMG

Opening spread: A unique combination of Chantilly lace, cotton lace appliqués and light perfecting satin from Casablanca creates a breezy, simple gown, down to the delicate eyelash lace trimming the hemline. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 75


181 GREAT PLACES FOR A RECEPTION  FOR MORE LOCAL VENUES, VISIT BRIDENH.COM.

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| Venues | DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE

603-632-4346, shakermuseum.org Capacity:150

603-938-6465, sunapeecruises.com Capacity: 75

The Fells

Mountain Edge Resort & Spa

456 Rte. 103A, Newbury 603-763-4789, thefells.org Capacity: 200

1380 Rte. 103, Newbury 603-763-4600, mountainedgeresort.com Capacity: Contact for information

The Center at Eastman 6 Club House Ln., Grantham 603-863-8000, bistronouveau.com Capacity: 200

The Hanover Inn

MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship

2 East Wheelock St., Hanover 603-643-4300, hanoverinn.com Capacity: 160

Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee 603-938-6465, mvkearsarge.com Capacity: 75

Bluewater Farm

Highland Lake Inn

New London Historical Society

32 Maple St., Andover 603-735-6426 highlandlakeinn.com Capacity: Up to 130 in barn; with tents, 500

179 Little Sunapee Rd., New London 603-526-6564, newlondonhistoricalsociety.org Capacity: 150

541 Main St., New London 603-526-3000 colby-sawyer.edu/functions/weddings.html Capacity: Indoor, 200; outdoor, no limit

Inn at Pleasant Lake

620 Ragged Mountain Rd., Danbury 603-768-3600, raggedmountainresort.com Capacity: 200

The Common Man Inn & Restaurant

King Hill Inn and Kitchen

Riverbend at the Student Conservation Association

21 Water St., Claremont 603-542-0647, thecman.com Capacity: Up to 200

499 Andover Rd., New London 603-877-0063, kinghillinn.com Capacity: 150 tented; 80 indoors

689 River Rd., Charlestown 603-543-1700 x1184, thesca.org/riverbend Capacity: 150

Dexter’s Inn

Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge 1403 Route 103, Mt. Sunapee 603-763-2010, sunapeelakelodge.com Capacity: 100

Bistro Nouveau

22 Camp Marlyn Ln., Andover 603-735-5159, bluewaterfarm.net Capacity: 100

Colby-Sawyer College

853 Pleasant St., New London 603-877-0063, innatpleasantlake.com Capacity: 200

Ragged Mountain Resort

Lake Sunapee Country Club

Rosewood Country Inn

258 Stagecoach Rd., Sunapee 603-763-5571, dextersnh.com Capacity:100 indoors; 225 outdoors

289 Country Club Ln., New London 603-526-6040, lakesunapeecc.com Capacity: 200

67 Pleasant View Rd., Bradford 603-938-5253, rosewoodcountryinn.com

Enfield Shaker Museum

Lake Sunapee Cruises

447 Rte. 4A, Enfield

Capacity: 50

Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee

HE LOVES YOU... YOU LOVE HIM...

YOU BOTH LOVE

BEER SO GET MARRIED HERE! For more info, a tour of the facility or to book the room call 800.321.3985 or visit WOODSTOCKINNNH.COM

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| Venues | LAKES REGION A Newfound Bed & Breakfast 94 Mandi Ln., Bristol 603-744-3442, anewfoundbnb.com Capacity: Intimate — call for details

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 603-238-2800, thebarnonthepemi.com Capacity: 300

Belknap Mill 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia 603-524-8813, belknapmill.org Capacity: 150

Camp Cody 9 Cody Rd., Freedom 603-399-4436 or 603-539-4997 yoursummercampwedding.com Capacity: 300

Camp Quinebarge 100 Sibley Rd., Moultonborough 603-253-6029 campquinebarge.com/group-rentals Capacity: 100

Castle in the Clouds

Inns & Spa at Mill Falls

455 Old Mountain Rd. Moultonborough 603-476-5900, castleintheclouds.org Capacity: 200

312 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith 800-622-6455, millfalls.com Capacity: 230

The Common Man Inn & Spa

Lake Opechee Inn & Spa Conference Center

231 Main St., Plymouth 603-536-2200, thecmaninn.com Capacity: 180

62 Doris Ray Ct., Laconia 603-524-0111, opecheeinn.com Capacity: 40-600

CopperToppe Inn & Retreat Center

La Piéce

8 Range Rd., Hebron 603-744-3636, coppertoppe.com Capacity: Up to 120 with a tent

322 West Main St., Tilton 603-286-4700, lapiece-theroom.com Capacity: 250

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Lake Shore Village Resort

719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford 603-293-4341, gunstock.com Capacity: 250

120 Cottage Rd., Weare 603-529-1880, lakeshorevillageresort.com Capacity: 150

Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co.

M/S Mount Washington

2415 NH Rte. 16, West Ossipee 603-539-2000, hobbstavern.com

211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach 603-366-5531, cruisenh.com Capacity: 30-500

Inn on Main 200 North Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-1335, innnewhampshire.com Capacity: 200+

Inn on Newfound Lake 1030 Mayhew Tpke., Bridgewater 603-744-9111 newfoundlake.com Capacity: 185

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Manor On Golden Pond 3 Manor Dr., Holderness 603-968-3348, manorongoldenpond.com Capacity: Intimate — call for details

The Margate Resort 76 Lake St., Laconia 603-524-5210, themargate.com Capacity: Up to 500


MERRIMACK VALLEY

Moran Estates 282 Pratt Rd., Alstead 603-762-4264, moranestates.com Capacity: Contact for information

Alpine Grove Banquet Facility 19 South Depot Rd., Rte. 111A, Hollis 603-882-9051, alpinegrove.com Capacity: 320

Oliver Lodge 92 Powers Rd., Meredith 603-387-3940, oliverlodge.com Capacity: 100

Atkinson Resort & Country Club 85 Country Club Dr., Atkinson 603-362-8700, atkinsonresort.com Capacity: 450

Steele Hill Resorts 516 Steele Hill Rd., Sanbornton 603-581-2319, steelehillresorts.com Capacity: 200

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire 27 Navigator Rd., Londonderry 603-669-4820, aviationmuseumofnh.org Exclusive Caterer Capacity: 120 seated; 150 standing

Tumbledown Farms 295 Wentworth Rd., Brookfield 603-522-8633, tumbledownfarms.com Capacity: 200

Bedford Village Inn

Waukewan Golf Club

2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford 603-472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com Capacity: 200 indoors; tent space outdoors

166 Waukewan Rd., Center Harbor 603-279-6661, waukewangolfclub.com Capacity: 200

Brookstone Park Event Center

Whiteface Hollow

14 Route 11, Derry 603-328-9255, brookstone-park.com Capacity: 200

251 Hackett Hill Rd., South Tamworth 603-409-7222, whitefacehollow.com Capacity: 200

Wolfeboro Inn/The Winnipesaukee Belle 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-3016, winnipesaukeebelle.com Capacity: 155 indoors; 120 on boat

Country

Candia Woods Golf Links

Buckley’s Great Steaks 438 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack 603-424-0995, buckleysgreatsteaks.com Capacity: 75

Bridals

and

313 South Rd., Candia 603-483-2307 x116, candiawoods.com Capacity: 130

Capitol Center for the Arts 44 S. Main St., Concord 603-225-1111, ccanh.com Capacity: 422

Castleton Banquet & Conference Center 58 Enterprise Dr., Windham 603-898-6300, castletonbcc.com Capacity: 500

The Centennial 96 Pleasant St., Concord 603-227-9000, thecentennialhotel.com Capacity: 185

Colby Hill Inn 33 The Oaks, Henniker 603-428-3281, colbyhillinn.com Capacity: 20-25 indoors; 125 outdoors

Country Tavern 452 Amherst St., Nashua 603-889-5871, countrytavern.org Capacity: 75

Courtyard by Marriott & Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave., Concord 603-225-0303, courtyardconcord.com Capacity: 600

Formal Wear

“Affordable Elegance” We pride ourselves on personal service in a relaxed atmosphere Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, Rebecca Ingram Casablanca, Beloved, Allure Bridals, Wilderly & Moonlight For all your Bridal, Bridesmaid, Flower Girl Mother, Special Occasion, Prom and Tuxedo Needs. 17 Main Street • Jaffrey, New Hampshire 603-532-7641 • www.countrybridals.com

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Special Events of New England,

LLC

Tent & Party Rental Service

Unique and memorable outdoor settings Affordable elegance and quality Your wedding, your way

| Venues | DoubleTree by Hilton 2 Somerset Parkway., Nashua 603-886-1200, dtnashua.doubletreebyhilton.com Capacity: 320

Currier Hill Farm 7367 Currier Rd., Loudon 603-545-1621, currierhillfarmnh.com Capacity: Contact for details

The Currier Museum of Art 150 Ash St., Manchester 603-669-6144, currier.org Capacity: 200

Dell-Lea Weddings & Events 81 Pleasant St., Chichester 603-435-8479, dell-lea.com Capacity: Contact for details

The Derryfield 625 Mammoth Rd., Manchester 603-623-2880, thederryfield.com Capacity: 200

Sailcloth Tents • Century Tents • Frame Tents Tables • Chairs • Dance Floors • Stages Lighting • Linens • China • Flatware • Glassware Special Events of New England, LLC • Manchester, NH 800.924.8389 • 603.624.8389 • www.SpecialEventsofNE.com

I Do Beauty

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: 185

Fulchino Vineyard 187 Pine Hill Rd., Hollis 603-438-5984, fulchinovineyard.com Capacity: 130-160

2018

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

Harris’ Pelham Inn 65 Ledge Rd,. Pelham 603-898-7311, harrispelhaminn.com Capacity: 100-275

Hilton Garden Inn

... Is All Your PArtY Needs! DJs • UpLights • PhotoBooth DJs JPs•• UpLights Musicians Effects • Bridal Shows PhotoBooths • JPs 888-833-8293 • aMainEvent.com

Musicians • Effects 888-833-8193 aMainEvent.com

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101 S. Commercial St., Manchester 603-669-2222, hilton.com Capacity: 570

Terri Crowe

Holiday Inn Concord

Hair and Makeup for Weddings and Special Occasions

172 N. Main St., Concord 603-224-9534, holidayinn.com Capacity: 400

603-345-7842 idobeauty603@gmail.com

The Kimball Jenkins Estate

Look me up on Facebook - I Do Beauty

266 North Main St., Concord 603-225-3932, kimballjenkins.com Capacity: 300


The perfect backdrop to make your wedding dreams come true. Call our Wedding Specialist at 603.356.5411 redjackeresorts.com north conway, nh Photo: Jay Philbrick

Photographs by A Thousand Words Photography

Weddings at Pats Peak

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BA N Q U E T C E N T E R Pats Peak is a Full-Service Banquet Center, accommodating up to 200 guests for wedding ceremonies & receptions.

“Personalized Service” • Up to 200 Guests • Panoramic Views of the Mountain • Beautiful Stone Fireplaces • Air Conditioned Lodges

1-888-PATS PEAK

patspeak.com Henniker, NH

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| Venues | LaBelle Winery 345 Rte. 101, Amherst 603-672-9898, labellewinerynh.com Capacity: 230

Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens

Manchester Country Club 180 South River Rd., Bedford 603-624-4096, manchestercountryclub.com Capacity: 260

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 2 Institute Dr., Concord 603-271-7827, starhop.com Capacity: 250

Nashua Country Club 25 Fairway St., Nashua 603-888-0121, nashuacountryclub.com Capacity: 200

New England’s Tap House Grille

Inclusive Wedding Packages

1292 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett 603-782-5137, taphousenh.com Capacity: 75

8,000 sq. ft. indoor topical conservatory home to 3,500 Live Butterflies!

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium/ The Fisher Cats

Festive function rooms for reception or pre-wedding parties

1 Line Dr., Manchester 603-641-2005, nhfishercats.com

Accommodations for up to 100

Palace Theatre

Contact us at 413.665.2805 x217 / www.magicwings.com

80 Hanover St., Manchester 603-668-5588, palacetheatre.org Capacity: 110

Located in the Picturesque Berkshires • 281 Greenfield Road, S. Deerfield, MA

Pats Peak Banquet Center 686 Flanders Rd., Henniker 603-428-3245, patspeak.com Capacity: 200

Puritan Backroom 245 Hooksett Rd., Manchester 603-666-9893, puritanbackroom.com Capacity: 180

A Scenic Setting to

Celebrate Your Love

In new HampsHIre’s wHIte mountaIns The Town & Country Inn and Resort is the perfect destination for your wedding. We offer personalized, value-priced packages and lodging. We can accommodate gatherings of 50 to 400, and provide a variety of menu choices – prepared by Shelburne, NH 603-466-3315 our award-winning chef.

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DoubleTree by Hilton 700 Elm St., Manchester 603-625-1000, doubletree3.hilton.com Capacity: 700

The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub 72 Manchester St., Concord 603-224-4101, theredblazer.com Capacity: 200

Searles Castle at Windham 21 Searles Rd., Windham 603-898-6597, searlescastle.com Capacity: 250

Sky Meadow Country Club 6 Mountain Laurels Dr., Nashua 603-888-9000, skymeadow.com Capacity: 255

Stonebridge Country Club 161 Gorham Pond Rd., Goffstown 603-497-8633, golfstonebridgecc.com Capacity: 180

Tupelo Music Hall 10 A St., Derry 603-437-5100, tupelohalllondonderry.com Capacity: 200

Winthrop Carter House 215 King St., Boscawen


Offering unique, rustic and vintage rentals, including: farm tables, gold flatware, mismatch china, ceremony benches, mismatch chairs, whisky barrels, bars & cocktail tables, birch arbors, chalkboards, lanterns, wood slabs, mercury glass and more.

Quality rentals, Personal attention, Inspired results. PARTY RENTALS AND EVENT PLANNING Showroom by appointment – 603-986-5525, showcasenh@gmail.com WWW.SHOWCASENH.COM

Lindsay Hackney Photography

Commitments are stronger at the Lake.

Top photo courtesy of Tom Gibbons Photography

Experienced Events Team • Event Spaces for up to 230 Guests 4 Inns, Offering 171 Guest Rooms & Suites • 5 On-site Restaurants • 10 Marketplace Shops Cascade Spa & Salon • Lake Activity Center • Lake Winnipesaukee Mill Falls at the Lake . 312 Daniel Webster Highway . Meredith, NH . (800) 508-4598 . millfalls.com . social@millfalls.com New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 83


| Venues |

Josiah’s Meetinghouse Nothing compares to the rustic charm of a historic barn. Booking all events; capacity of up to 100 guests.

603-832 3325, winthropcarterhouse.com Capacity: 200

MONADNOCK Allrose Farm 121 East Rd., Greenfield @allrosefarmwedding.com allrosefarmwedding.com Capacity: Contact venue for details — by appointment only

Alyson’s Orchard 57 Alyson’s Ln., Walpole 603-756-9800, alysonsorchard.com Capacity: 250

Cathedral of the Pines 10 Hale Rd., Rindge 603-899-3300, cathedralofthepines.org Capacity: 750 outdoors; 125 indoors

Chesterfield Inn

521 Calef Highway(Route 125), Epping, NH

Visits by appointment only. Please call or text (603) 397-9077 or email josiahsmeetinghouse@gmail.com.

www.josiahsmeetinghouse.com

20 Cross Rd., West Chesterfield 603-256-3211, chesterfieldinn.com Capacity: 60

Curtis Farm Inn 139 Curtis Farm Rd., Wilton 603-654-6666, curtisfarm.com Capacity: 250

Cobb Hill Estate

magnificent magnificent memorable memorable matchless Voted

matchless

Voted best wedding cake shop

best wedding cake shop in New Hampshire in New Hampshire

People Magazine byby People Magazine

279 Cobb Hill Rd., Harrisville 603-313-3914, cobbhillestate.com Capacity: Contact venue for details — by appointment only

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott 30 Main St., Keene 603-357-7070, fairfieldinn.com Capacity: 60

The Gibson Room at Crotched Mountain Golf Club 740 2nd NH Tpke. North, Francestown 603-588-2923, thegibsonroom.com Capacity: 200+

The Grand View Estate

jacquespastries.com 603.485.4035 603.485.4035 jacquespastries.com

favors favors• •chocolates chocolates• •occasion occasioncakes cakes• •plated plateddesserts desserts• •online onlineshopping shopping

580 Mountain Rd., Jaffrey 603-325-8883, thegrandviewestate.com Capacity: 130+

The Hampshire Dome/ Hampshire Hills 50 Emerson Rd., Milford 603-673-8123, hampshiredome.com Capacity: 4,000

Hidden Hills Banquet Facilities Rte. 202, Rindge 603-899-5001, fourstarcatering.com Capacity: 400

The perfect rentals for your special day.

The Inn at East Hill Farm 460 Monadnock St., Troy 603-242-6495, east-hill-farm.com Capacity: 140

The Inn at Valley Farms 633 Wentworth Rd., Walpole 603-756-2855, innatvalleyfarms.com Capacity: 75

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Keene Country Club

The Old Meeting House

Ashworth by the Sea

755 West Hill Rd., Keene 603-352-0135, keenecountryclub.com Capacity: 350

1 New Boston Rd., Francestown 603-547-3025, francestownmeetinghouse.org Capacity: 300

295 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach 603-926-6762, ashworthhotel.com Capacity: 375

Lakefalls Lodge

The Riverside Hotel

The Exeter Inn

750 Aten Rd., Stoddard 603-847-3134, lakefallslodge.com Capacity: Contact for details

20 Riverside Dr., West Chesterfield 603-256-4200, riversidehotelnh.com Capacity: Contact for details

90 Front St., Exeter 603-772-5901, theexeterinn.com Capacity: 150

Luca’s Mediterranean Café

Shattuck Golf Club

Flag Hill Winery

10 Central Square, Keene 603-358-3335, lucascafe.com Capacity: Small receptions and events

53 Dublin Rd., Jaffrey 603-878-2000, shattuckweddings.com Capacity: 230

297 N. River Road, Lee 603-659-2949, flaghill.com Capacity: 90 Indoors; 250 outdoors

The Marlborough House

Silver Ranch Stables

Frank Jones Center

9 Ling St., Marlborough 603-876-0004, themarlboroughhouse.com Capacity: 150

183 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey 603-532-7363, silverranchstables.com Capacity: Contact for details

40 Rte. 1 Bypass, Portsmouth 603-433-2345, frankjonescenter.com Capacity: 300+

Mile Away

Stonewall Farm

Governor’s Inn

52 Federal Hill Rd., Milford 603-673-3904, mileawayrestaurant.com Capacity: 120 indoors; 200 outdoors

242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene 603-357-7278, stonewallfarm.org Capacity: 150

78 Wakefield Street, Rochester 603-332-0107, governorsinn.com Capacity: 175 indoors; 400 outdoors

Monadnock Berries

Woodbound Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

545 West Hill Rd., Troy 603-801-5444, farmweddings.us Capacity: 75

247 Woodbound Rd., Rindge 603-532-8341, woodbound.com Capacity: 160 indoors; 160+outdoors

100 High St., Portsmouth 603-431-1499, hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com Capacity: 286

Monadnock Inn 379 Main St., Jaffrey 603-532-7800, monadnockinn.com Capacity: 60 in Oribe Barn, 200 tent outdoors

SEACOAST ALNOBA 16 Cottage Rd., Kensington 603-583-4114, alnoba.org Capacity: 100

Isles of Shoals Steamship Cruise 315 Market St., Portsmouth 800-441-4620, islesofshoals.com Capacity: 250

Schedule your free entertainment consultation at

sowaentertainment.com

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| Venues | Josiah’s Meetinghouse 521 Calef Hwy., 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 Capacity: 150

The Library Restaurant 401 State St., Portsmouth 603-431-5202, libraryrestaurant.com Capacity: 150

Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St., Portsmouth 603-431-0901, martingalewharf.com Capacity: 250

Moffat-Ladd House and Garden 154 Market St., Portsmouth 603-430-7698, moffattladd.org Capacity: 100

Mombo Restaurant 66 Marcy St., Portsmouth 603-433-2340, momborestaurant.com Capacity: Call for details

The Oaks Grandview Ballroom 100 Hideaway Place, Somersworth 603-692-6257, theoaksweddingsnh.com Capacity: 200

Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park 160 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach 603-227-8717 nhstateparks.org/explore/outings-events-in-thepark/oceanfront-pavilion.aspx Capacity: 150

The Old Salt Restaurant at Lamie’s Inn 490 Lafayette Rd., Hampton 603-926-0330, oldsaltnh.com Capacity: 120

Parker Mountain Lodge 496 Parker Mountain Rd., Strafford 617-227-5343, parkermountainlodge.com Capacity: Contact for details

The perfect accent for your special day. Florals & Plants for Any Occasion www.jacquesflowers.com 603-625-6153 • 712 Mast Rd, Manchester, NH 86 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

The Pelican Room/Galley Hatch 325 Lafayette Rd., Rte. 1, Hampton 603-926-6152, galleyhatch.com Capacity: 75

Portsmouth Country Club 80 Country Club Ln., Greenland 603-436-9791, portsmouthcc.net Capacity: 150

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center 100 Deer St., Portsmouth 603-422-6113, portsmouthharborevents.com Capacity: 15–300

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: 10–140

Rockingham Country Club

A Perfect Smile for Your Special Day!

200 Exeter Rd., Newmarket 603-659-9956, rockinghamgolf.com Capacity: 200

Ron’s Landing 379 Ocean Blvd., Hampton 603-929-2122, ronslanding.com Capacity: 15+

Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye 603-436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org Capacity: 70-225

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel & Conference Center 250 Market St., Portsmouth 603-431-2300, sheratonportsmouth.com Capacity: 350

The Surf Room 99 Bow St., Portsmouth 603-334-9855, surfseafood.com/events Capacity: Maximum seating is 70 guests

The Thompson Inn

KENNELL

Alan F. Kennell, DDS, MS

Treatments to fit your style!

KennellOrtho.com 524-7404 Laconia | 536-7404 Plymouth | 444-7403 Littleton

90 Bennett Rd., Durham 603-988-1399, thethompsoninn.com Capacity: 150

Three Chimneys Inn 17 Newmarket Rd., Durham 603-868-7800 x304, threechimneysinn.com Capacity: 200

Tuscan Kitchen 581 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth 603-458-7203, tuscanbrands.com Capacity: 200

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: 200

Wedgewood Weddings Granite Rose 22 Garland Dr., Hampstead 855-976-9538, wedgewoodweddings.com Capacity: 400

Wentworth by the Sea 588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle 603-422-7322, wentworth.com Capacity: 300

Wentworth by the Sea Country Club 60 Wentworth Rd., Rye 603-433-3050, wentworthbytheseacc.com Capacity: 250

@thefuchsiapeony www.thefuchsiapeony.com (Anne Skidmore Photography)

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| Venues | Zorvino Vineyards 226 Main St., Sandown 603-887-8463, zorvino.com Capacity: 200

WHITE MOUNTAINS Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place 685 Presidential Hwy., Jefferson 603-586-4100, bellevuebarnatcarlisleplace.net Capacity: 250

Best Western White Mountain Inn 87 Wallace Hill Rd., Franconia 603-823-7422, bestwesternnh.com Capacity: 225

Bishop Farm

Your perfect wedding consultation, wedding planning, coordination, design, production, complete wedding services & unique line of accent decor, furniture, & themed rentals 603-224-1605 • 917-686-7438

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33 Bishop Cutoff, Lisbon 603-931-3465, bishopfarm.com Capacity: 200

Christmas Farm Inn & Spa 3 Blitzen Way, Jackson 603-383-4313, christmasfarminn.com Capacity: 200

The Darbyfield Inn 185 Chase Hill Rd., Albany 603-447-2181, darbyfield.com Capacity: 70

Eagle Mountain House 179 Carter Notch Rd., Jackson 800-966-5779, eaglemt.com Capacity: 90 indoors; 180 outdoors

Indian Head Resort 664 US Rte. 3, Lincoln 800-343-8000, indianheadresort.com Capacity: 175

The Inn at Jackson Main St., Jackson 603-383-4321, innatjackson.com Capacity: 50 indoors, 80 outdoors

Rehearsal Dinners Bridal Showers Small Weddings 452 Amherst Street Nashua, NH 03063 603-889-5871 www.countrytavern.org

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: 200

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 800-229-7829, mtnclub.com Capacity: 250

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

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101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield 603-837-2100, mountainviewgrand.com Capacity: 350


Notchland Inn

The Rocks Estate

White Mountain Hotel & Resort

2 Morey Rd., Hart’s Location 603-374-6131, notchland.com Capacity: 50

4 Christmas Ln., Bethlehem 603-444-6228, therocks.org/weddings.php Capacity: Tented receptions. Call for more information.

2560 West Side Rd., North Conway 800-533-6301, whitemountainhotel.com Capacity: 120 indoors, 200 outdoors

Snowy Owl Inn

357 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson 603-383-8916, whitneysinn.com Capacity: 125 indoors; 200 outdoors

Omni Mount Washington Resort 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods 603-278-1000, omnihotels.com Capacity: 400

One Love Brewery 25 South Mountain Dr., Lincoln 603-745-7290, onelovebrewery.com Capacity: 60-120

Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club

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

40 Clubhouse Ln., Thornton 603-726-3076, owlsnestresort.com Capacity: 200

The Tillotson Center

Pioneer Wedding Barn

The Toad Hill Farm

21 Sunset Hill Rd., Sugar Hill 603-823-9909, pioneerweddingbarn.com Capacity: 150

260 Fobes Rd., Franconia 603-616-7150, thetoadhillfarm.com Capacity: Call for details

Purity Spring Resort

Town & Country Inn and Resort

1251 Eaton Rd., Madison 603-367-8896, purityspring.com Capacity: 300

20 State Rte. 2, Shelburne 603-466-3315, townandcountryinn.com Capacity: 400

Red Jacket Mountain View

Waterville Valley Conference & Event Center

2251 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 603-356-5411, redjacketresorts.com Capacity: 250

14 Carriage Ln., Colebrook 603-237-8576, tillotsoncenter.org

1 Ski Area Rd., Waterville Valley 603-236-8311, waterville.com Capacity: 450 indoors, 1,000 outdoors

Whitney’s Inn

The Wentworth Inn 1 Carter Notch Rd., Jackson 603-383-9700, thewentworth.com Capacity: 125 indoors; 230 outdoors

Wildcat Mountain 542 Rte. 16, Pinkham Notch 603-466-3326, skiwildcat.com/weddings Capacity: 30-300

The Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery 135 Main St., North Woodstock 603-745-3951, woodstockinnnh.com Capacity: 200

NEIGHBORING STATES Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens 281 Greenfield Rd., South Deerfield Massachusetts 413-665-2805, magicwings.com Capacity: 100

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We are New Hampshire’s premier source of chair covers & linens.

603.647.7841 www.DivineLinenRentals.com 51 Harvey Road, Londonderry, NH New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 89


| Our Advertisers | Bridal Salons/Formal Wear A Day To Remember/Uniquely Couture....................21 Country Bridals........................................................79

Cakes/Desserts Jacques Fine European Pastries ................................84

Caterers Greenhouse Catering...............................................88

Cosmetic and Makeup Services I Do Beauty..............................................................80 Kennell Orthodontics...............................................87

Entertainment Main Event Entertainment........................................80 Sowa Entertainment................................................85

Florists Allioops! Flowers and Gifts......................................93 Apotheca Flower Shoppe.........................................29 Fuchsia Peony..........................................................87 Jacques Flower Shop................................................86 Simple Bouquets......................................................25

Gifts and Favors Allioops! Flowers and Gifts......................................93

Hotels and Inns Country Tavern........................................................88 Courtyard by Marriott.................................................. Grappone Conference Center.............................86 DoubleTree by Hilton................................................23 Indian Head Resort...................................................12 Inn on Newfound Lake .................................... 6 & 92 The Margate Resort.................................................93

Mill Falls at the Lake.................................................83 The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa................................. 91 & Back Cover Omni Mount Washington Resort ...................... 3 & 91 Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club .......................... 1 & 95 Red Jacket Resort ....................................................81 Stonehurst Manor....................................................88 Town & Country Inn and Resort...............................82 Waterville Valley Resort ...........94 & Inside Front Cover Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery...........................77

Jewelers Bellman’s Jewelers ............................................ 2 & 95 Day’s Jewelers................................................... 9 & 93

Officiants NH Justice of the Peace Association ........................10

Photography Kate Preftakes Photography.....................................78 Kendal J. Bush Photography.......................................8

Reception Sites Alpine Grove............................................................19 Alyson’s Orchard......................................................95 Castle in the Clouds ......................................... 4 & 92 Country Tavern........................................................88 Courtyard by Marriott.................................................. Grappone Conference Center.............................86 Currier Museum of Art ................................... 13 & 92 DoubleTree by Hilton................................................23 Indian Head Resort ..................................................12 Inn on Newfound Lake ..................................... 6 & 92 Josiah’s Meetinghouse.............................................84 Kimball-Jenkins Estate .............................................93

Locke Falls Farm ......................................................27 Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens.......82 Manchester Country Club........ 94 & Inside Back Cover The Margate Resort.................................................93 Mill Falls at the Lake.................................................83 The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa.................................. 91 & Back Cover Nashua Country Club........................................ 7 & 94 Omni Mount Washington Resort ...................... 3 & 91 Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club .......................... 1 & 95 Pats Peak.................................................................81 Purity Springs Resort................................................92 Red Jacket Resort ....................................................81 Seacoast Science Center..........................................91 Stonehurst Manor....................................................88 Stonewall Farm........................................................94 Town & Country Inn and Resort...............................82 Waterville Valley Resort.............................. 94 & Inside Front Cover Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery...........................77

Reception/Wedding Services APS Lighting Sound AV............................................10 Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group............... 5 & 95 Divine Linen Rentals.................................................89 Events by Sorrell.......................................................29 Lakes Region Tent & Event LLC ................................84 Showcase Event Rentals & Planning.........................83 Special Events of New England.................................80 THAT! Event Company ............................................88

Spas and Hair Salons Wingate Salon & Spa...............................................91

A Perfect Match Sherlock & Watson • Lady Mary & Matthew • Bert & Ernie

Bringing couples together for generations.

nhpbs.org/watchmore Binge-watching encouraged.

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Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa Located on 1,700 acres in the White Mountains of NH, Mountain View offers the grandeur of a great historic hotel. Built in 1865, completely renovated in 2002, Mountain View is a premier destination for elegant four-season weddings. Featuring 144 graciously appointed rooms and suites and a choice of tasteful and luxurious venues for your wedding and reception. AAA Four Diamond Lodging and Dining from 2008–2015.

Whitefield, NH • (877) 483-6510 mountainviewgrand.com • See cover See our our ad on the back cover.

Wingate Salon & Spa

We are an award-winning salon and spa celebrating our 20th Anniversary. We can cater to your everyday salon and spa needs. Our private Event Suite will accommodate your spa party or group, wedding day, showers, bachelorette parties and more. Memories are made at the Wingate.

139 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH 603-772-8400 • parties@wingatespa.com www.wingatespa.com

Seacoast Science Center

Situated on the ocean’s edge, within historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center provides an exquisite setting for your celebration of a lifetime. From the formal reception of your dreams, to the fun and games of a lobster bake, the Center becomes yours on your special day. The beautiful rocky coast is the perfect backdrop for your photographs and life-long memories.

In Odiorne Point State Park, Rte. 1A, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 603-436-8043 • www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

Omni Mount Washington Resort

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. Plus talented experts ready to transform your special day into the event of a lifetime. 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 03575 • 603-278-8813 omnihotels.com/mountwashington • see Seeour ourad adon onpage page 3. New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 91


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Inn on Newfound Lake

The Inn on Newfound Lake 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 Turnpike, Bridgewater, NH • 603-744-3894 www.newfoundlake.com • See Seeour ourad adonon page page 6.

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 03254 603.476.5900 • www.castleintheclouds.org • See our our ad ad on onpage page4.

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Purity Spring Resort

Whether it’s our scenic summit or lakeside settings, make your day one that you will remember forever. Warm inviting hospitality and picturesque natural settings are just the beginning of your wedding day at Purity Spring Resort. With a variety of guest accommodations, unique resort amenities, indoor and outdoor event space and a full restaurant offering complete catering and party services, Purity Spring Resort can help to make your dream wedding possible and affordable.

Just south of North Conway on Rte. 153, East Madison, NH 800-373-3754 • www.purityspring.com

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Currier Museum of Art

An artistic, elegant and world-class backdrop for your special day. Your guests can explore the galleries during cocktail hour and then dance the night away in the Winter Garden. Schedule a bridal tour today!

150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH • 603-669-6144 ext.110 www.currier.org/about-us/weddings See page 13. Seeour ouradadonon page


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Allioops! Flowers and Gifts

At Allioops! Flowers and Gifts, we approach each wedding individually, taking the time to create designs that speak true to the couple we’re celebrating. Visit our newly renovated store, or view our portfolio on our website.

Day’s Jewelers

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.

394 Main Street, New London, NH 03257 603-526-2398 • www.allioops.com

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66 March Avenue, Manchester, NH • 603-641-8232 www.daysjewelers.com • See page 9. See our ad on page

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 • www.themargate.com

Uniquely Couture Bridal The Kimball Jenkins Estate

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266Making North Main Concord, NH Phone 361 Merry Lane,Street, Bedford, NH • (603) 603-568-8427 • www.kimballjenkins.com www.uniquelycouturebridal.com • see our ad on page

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Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley Resort offers one of New England’s most breathtaking and serene locations to hold a wedding. Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, we have stunning venues and outstanding service that will make your celebration unforgettable. Waterville Valley is the perfect place for you and your guests to come together and escape to the mountains.

Stonewall Farm

Stonewall Farm weddings are truly personal, effortlessly magical, and completely unforgettable! Make lasting memories when you gather family and friends together at our 124-acre working organic farm to celebrate your love and commitment among beautiful rolling hills and wooded hillsides. Three unique ceremony locations, a gorgeous, indoor post and beam reception space, and a vintage horse-drawn carriage ensure your wedding day will be naturally wonderful!

242 Chesterfield Road • Keene, NH 03431 • 603-357-7278 www.stonewallfarm.org

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603-236-8311 x6005 • 56 Packards Road • Waterville Valley, NH waterville.com/weddings • See our our ad adon onthe theinside insidefront frontcover. cover

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Manchester Country Club

If you’re searching for a beautiful backdrop for your special celebration, we invite you to learn more about 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 here.

Bedford, NH • 603-624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com our adinside on page See our See ad on the back cover.


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Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group

Atlas PyroVision is a professional fireworks display company producing memorable events atlas wedding fireworks_2018_AUGUST.indd 1 is custom designed to meet the features 8/6/18 3:46 PM throughout New England. Each display of the venue and the audience. Whether the fireworks are being fired from land or water, on one of our own mini barges, Atlas will create a spectacular display that your guests will remember for years to come.

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800-321-5008 • www.atlaspyro.com See our ad on page See page 5.

Owl’s Nest Resort

Situated on 600+ acres with panoramic mountain and forest views, Owl’s Nest Resort in Campton, New Hampshire is the perfect spot for couples looking to escape to an idyllic location for the event of a lifetime. With an on-site restaurant and bar, luxury rental homes, outdoor pool and fitness room, and 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, endless outdoor pursuits await guests of all ages.

40 Clubhouse Lane, Campton, NH • 603-726-3076 www.owlsnestresort.com • See our ad ad on on page page1.

Alyson’s Orchard

Located in historic Walpole, NH, Alyson’s is a unique, 450-acre apple orchard with four distinct and beautiful wedding sites, a stunning reception hall, and three on-site lodging accommodations. Experience the beauty and serenity of this pastoral setting by celebrating your marriage in country elegance, amid rolling fields and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley. Using nature’s palette, we help you create a simply beautiful wedding!

Walpole, NH • 603-756-9800 • www.alysonsorchard.com

Bellman Jewelers

At Bellman 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 Street • Manchester, NH 03101 • 603-625-4653 www.bellmans.com • See see our ad ad on on page page2.

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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 ...

Anna Waller & Jacob Sinclair {12.30.2016}

Aimee Seavy & John Tucker {10.16.2016}

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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. Enjoy all the luxuries of a Manchester Country Club wedding beginning at $49 per guest with a wedding date in January, February or March.

LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE; MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO HOST YOUR WEDDING HERE.

Bedford, NH – ManchesterCountryClub.com – (603) 624-4096

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