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NEW HAMPSHIRE MAGAZINE BRIDE SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 bridenh.com

100+ INSPIRING IDEAS

The Fresh Look of MID-CENTURY

MODERN

THE FRESH LOOK OF MID-CENTURY MODERN

rt Inspirations 4sta on page 3 Gorgeous Gowns on Golden Pond

GORGEOUS GOWNS ON GOLDEN POND

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Setting the Stage for a Day You’ll Remember Forever INTIMATE WEDDINGS • BRIDAL SHOWERS REHEARSAL DINNERS

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Contents | SPRING/SUMMER 2017 |

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PHOTOS: TOP LEFT BY PHILBRICK PHOTOGRAPHY; BOTTOM LEFT BY SUSAN LAUGHLIN; RIGHT BY KATE PREFTAKES

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FEATURES

34  Mad About Mid-Century Inspirations from the sleek style

50  Elegance on Golden Pond On-trend wedding gowns

66 W  edding Invitations What’s your style?

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DEPARTMENTS

12 From the Editor 14  Trending: The latest 72  Top Reception Sites A list of resources

96 The Day After

Edgy Photography

| ON THE COVER | MODEL Casey Connal PHOTOGRAPHY Kate Preftakes FLOWERS Apotheca Flowers

Real

WEDDINGS

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| from the editor | 180 Acres of Scenic Splendor

Y  Outstanding Photo Opportunities 180 Acres of Breathtaking Views

 Ceremonies Nestled at the Foot of

the White Mountains Overlooking Private Shadow Lake Philbrick Photography

ou’re engaged, the person of your dreams by your side, the big day ahead. The job — and the joy — of planning begins. So many details, so many decisions — gown, flowers, reception site and more. 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 tons of ideas for the coming season. Interested in the sleek, bold look of mid-century modern for your wedding? We show you how to pull it off. Ideas for your gown? You’ll see the latest on the “Golden Pond” of movie fame (aka Squam Lake). And for your invitations and other wedding papers? We’ve got the latest on that too. More inspiration comes from our “Real NH Weddings.” And check out our list of venues in the state, some 128 of them, with all the information you need. Because we can’t get all the information in this one magazine, our website (bridenh.com) has extra features and links to local resources. You can also find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/nhbride. And don’t forget, we’ve changed the timing of the Best of BRIDE vote. This year the online poll starts September 11 and ends October 30. Results will appear in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue. (We’ll give you a heads-up on Facebook as a reminder.) Enjoy this special time with your love and, from everyone here, our very best wishes for a wonderful life together.

Barbara Coles Editor

 Scenic Lakeview Reception Room  Guest Lists up to 160

PS: We’re looking for weddings to feature in our Fall/Winter 2017 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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BOLD BOUQUETS, ILLUSION GOWNS, SOFT HAIRSTYLES — JUST SOME OF THE NEWEST LOOKS TO INSPIRE YOU

TRENDING

Things We Love

OPENING PHOTOS | LINDSAY HACKNEY PHOTOGRAPHY lindsayhackney.com

 FOR MORE TRENDS, VISIT BRIDENH.COM.

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THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

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3 Chic Ballgown The ball gown is a classic, but (mostly) gone are the overblown princess styles. Maggie Sottero gives an old trend a makeover with this restrained, chic look. Made of Shavon organza, the Bianca Marie features clean lines, a sweetheart neckline and covered buttons on the back. Rosette details on the skirt are also available. maggiesottero.com

4 Dramatic Illusion The Austyn gown by Carolina Herrera has an eye-catching embroidered illusion neckline that plunges into a deep V. The delicate back features the same embroidery and buttons that extend all the way to the bottom of the gauzy skirt. carolinaherrera.com

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Trendy Times Three The Fairy gown by Monique Lhuillier combines three popular trends to make one superstylish gown — a corset top, glittering illusion embroidery and a daring slit that shows off some leg. moniquelhuillier.com


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Endless Options. E n dl e ss Po ssi bi l i t ie s.

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THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

Wild Orchids

5 COURTESY PHOTO

No, orchids don’t really grow in New Hampshire forests, but we love the addition of these gorgeous blossoms to the “wild,” loose style of bouquet. Though carefully arranged, these bouquets are meant to evoke a handful of freshly picked wild flowers. Bouquet by Emily Herzig Floral Studio, ehfloral.com

6 Need a way to decorate your space? These wooden planters, created by Archway Construction, are the perfect solution for bringing in greenery or other large plants. Owners Craig Dukelow and Brendan Bower also contributed the table and bench in the “Mad About Mid-Century” feature on page 34. nharchway.com

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PHOTO BY KATE PREFTAKES PHOTOGRAPHY

Art of Wood


© H2O Salon Spa

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Award Winning Excellence

Spring Blooms

On location pricing available. h2osalonspa.com 603-641-3050 © H2O Salon Spa © H2O Salon Spa 7 Colby Court, Bedford, NH

Celebrate the spring season along with your big day with colorful tulips. These signs of spring make for a beautiful and romantic bouquet. From The Blossom Shop, blossomshopofcolebrook.com © H2O Salon Spa

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A Perfect Smile for Your Special Day!

8 Blush & Gold Blush (think the color of a delicate peony or glass of rosé) is making a big comeback, especially when combined with another hot trend — metallics. This sweet pink combined with gold is both romantic and glamorous. Blush is appearing everywhere, from flowers and table linen to bridesmaids dresses and wedding gowns.

KENNELL

Alan F. Kennell, DDS, MS

Treatments to fit your style!

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PHOTOS BY ANNE SKIDMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

Jaime Melfi of the new Autumn Nomad Cakes and Café (located in Jackson right next door to florist Dutch Bloemen Winkel) actually created this cake in memory of her beloved grandmother, but her amazing skill with sugar flowers, “water color” and other intricate cake design elements really shine on this passion project. On the opposite end of the cake spectrum, Melfi is also right on trend with “naked” or “translucent” cakes that forgo layers of frosting and fondant. autumnnomad.com

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PHOTO BY SUSAN LAUGHLIN

Pottery by Andy Hampton

r u o Y t f a r Handc Registry

THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

10 Drink Local Register for beautiful fine craft at one of our galleries, and find the perfect wedding party gifts, bridal jewelry, and wedding gifts.

Visit our Fine Craft Galleries

We recommend Center Sandwich (May-Oct) • Concord • Hanover • Hooksett Littleton • Meredith • Nashua • North Conway

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It’s no secret that spirits, wine and beer are big business in New Hampshire. Surprise your guests with one of the latest trends in the local alcohol world, hard cider. At North Country Hard Cider, you’ll find interesting flavors and styles that go way beyond apple juice for adults. Stop in at the tasting room in Rollinsford for a sampler. northcountrycider.com

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Pantone’s color of the year is greenery, which fits in perfectly with the growing trend of replacing flowers with succulents, ferns and other green plants. This forest table styling is by Lotus Floral Designs. lotusfloraldesigns.com


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Real

WEDDINGS SPRING/SUMMER EDITION

Mary Schiavoni & Jeremy Collins AUGUST 8, 2015 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Cortney Vamvakias cortneyvamvakias.com

Fun WEDDING THEME We had a movie theme with gold, peach and mint as our colors. BIGGEST SURPRISE The weather forecast had doomed our day to be a downpour. It changed literally the day before, and we had amazing weather! PIECE OF ADVICE Make your wedding 100 percent about the two of you and what you love. Don’t listen to anyone who scrunches their nose when you reveal your quirky plans. HONEYMOON Niagara Falls WHERE THEY LIVE Newmarket, NH OCCUPATIONS Mary, professional photographer; Jeremy, video director THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD

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| Real Weddings |

RECEPTION

FLORIST

ENGAGEMENT RING

Sunset Hill Orchard sunsethillorchard.com

Fruition Flowers fruition-flowers.com

Naser naserdiamonds.com

CATERING

Baja Taco Truck bajatacotruck.com Gabi’s Smoke Shack gabismokeshack.com

CAKE

TRANSPORTATION

Queen City Cupcakes qccupcakes.com

First Student firststudentinc.com

HAIR & MAKEUP

The Details

Ginger Roots Salon gingerrootssalon.com

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Alison Leighton & Robert Zirpolo JULY 9, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Wilton Brothers Photography wiltonbrothersphotography.com

Amazing FAVORITE MOMENT FOR ALISON Exchanging our own written vows FAVORITE MOMENT FOR ROBERT Our choreographed first dance PIECE OF ADVICE Make it last longer through weekend-long events and celebration — guests loved our welcome bonfire and memory brunch. HONEYMOON Maui and Kauai, Hawaii WHERE THEY LIVE Newburyport, Mass. OCCUPATIONS Alison, child life specialist; Rob, construction superintendent

THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD

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| Real Weddings |

RECEPTION & CATERING

CAKE

CIGAR BAR

Waterville Valley Resort waterville.com

Jacques Fine European Pastries jacquespastries.com

Federal Cigar federalcigar.com

MUSIC

Jewelry Creations jewelrycreationsinc.com

DRESS SALON

Madeleine’s Daughter madeleinesdaughter.com FLOWERS

Ivy and Aster Floral Design ivyandasterfloraldesign.com

Jonathan Lorentz jonathanlorentz.com

JEWELER

TRANSPORTATION

Grace Limo gracelimo.com

The Details

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Casey Reynolds & Timothy Jurevic SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Emilie Inc. emilieinc.com

Extraordinary! FAVORITE MOMENT FOR CASEY Seeing TJ once I turned down the aisle. I wanted to see him at the same time he saw me. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR TJ Seeing Casey for the first time at the head of the aisle before her walking to meet me at the altar BIGGEST SURPRISE TJ serenading me during the reception, and the look on my grandmother’s face during her surprise dance PIECE OF ADVICE Make it personal and add your own touches. HONEYMOON Maui, Hawaii WHERE THEY LIVE Dover, NH OCCUPATIONS Casey, fourth grade teacher; TJ, portfolio analyst THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD

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RECEPTION

CAKE

PHOTOBOOTH

Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place bellevuebarnatcarlisleplace.net

Beach Pea beachpeabaking.com

Photobooth Planet (VW Bus) photoboothplanet.com

CATERER

MUSIC

INVITATIONS & CUSTOM

DJ SKD djskd.com

NAPKINS

The Accidental Caterer Facebook FLOWERS

Petal & Stem Creations Facebook

HAIR

My Reis Salon myreissalon.com

Egg-A-Go-Go eggagogo.com

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Krystan Sylva & Scott Bugbee AUGUST 27, 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Krista Casey and David Kavaler bouquetsnbowties.com

Perfect FAVORITE MOMENT FOR KRYSTAN Seeing how happy Scott was FAVORITE MOMENT FOR SCOTT Other than Krystan showing up? Seeing all the canoes and kayaks being used out in the water by our guests when I woke up the day of the wedding BIGGEST SURPRISE The perfect weather IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN ... Invite more people and make the weekend longer HONEYMOON California WHERE THEY LIVE Loudon, NH OCCUPATIONS Scott, hockey rink manager at New Hampton School; Krystan, senior director of accounts services at Lauchlan THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD

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| Real Weddings |

RECEPTION

MUSIC

HAIR & MAKEUP

Lake Shore Village Resort lakeshorevillageresort.com

Stray Dog Band straydogband.com

Infinity Salon infinitysalon603.com

CATERING

DRESS SALON

WEDDING PLANNER

Uniquely Couture Bridal uniquelycouturebridal.com

Erika Brickford Lake Shore Village Resort lakeshorevillageresort.com

KC’s Rib Shack ribshack.net DESSERTS

Just Like Mom’s Pastries justlikemomspastries.com

JEWELER

Speers Fine Jewelry speersfinejewelry.com

The Details

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Hilary Baker & Tyson Calistro OCTOBER 1, 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Philbrick Photography philbrickphoto.com

Memorable FAVORITE MOMENT FOR HILARY Watching Tyson dance with his 98-year-old grandmother FAVORITE MOMENT FOR TYSON The first dance. (They’d taken 2 months of lessons and surprised their guests!) PIECE OF ADVICE Be as present in the moment as you can, because each aspect of the day goes by fast. Don’t waste any time being nervous or worried about anything! HONEYMOON Port Douglas and Gold Coast, Australia WHERE THEY LIVE Middleboro, Mass. OCCUPATIONS Hilary, civil and environmental engineer; Tyson, first officer pilot for Republic Airways

THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD

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| Real Weddings |

RECEPTION & CATERING

CAKE

HAIR & MAKEUP

Indian Head Resort indianheadresort.com

Jacques Fine European Pastries jacquespastries.com

Daydreams Hair and Nail Studio daydreamshairandnailstudio.com

FLOWERS

MUSIC

DRESS SALON

Renata Creations Facebook

A Goodtime DJs agoodtimedj.com

See page 96 for Hilary and Tyson’s daring day-after photo shoot.

Party Dress Express partydressexpress.com

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MAD ABOUT

MID-CENTURY

Simple but striking design. Bold geometric patterns. Straight, clean lines combined with sensuous curves. Those are all elements of the mid-century modern look — a look that defines the period from the 1940s through the 1970s. The sleek style was already making a bit of a comeback in recent years, but it was TV’s “Mad Men” that really ignited the interest in using mid-century fashion and furniture as inspiration for design of all sorts — including weddings.

PHOTOGRAPHY KATE PREFTAKES FLORIST APOTHECA FLOWERS STYLING AND COORDINATION SORRELL DOWNING

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THE CEREMONY

Left: This ceremony spot illustrates the mid-century style’s connection of the indoors with the natural world. Here, a garage door in an old Goffstown mill acts as a backdrop. It’s decorated with a floral mural by Apotheca Flowers. A graphic black-and-white runner and period chairs add to the look. Above: The dots on the invitation from Impress Me Designs mimic the celebratory bubbles of champagne and confetti. The gold-foil print stands out against the all-black background. Below (left to right): An industrial staircase used as an entryway; square rings as part of the geometric design; pops of red to accent the bridesmaid’s bouquet

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THE BOUQUET

This kind of bouquet — bold, largescale, deconstructed — is the choice of many brides today. Created by Apotheca Flowers, it comprises anemone, garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, scabiosa, astrantia and an array of foliage such as silver dollar eucalyptus and Cyca palm leaves.

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THE TABLE

Perfect for the wedding feast, a stunning floating tablescape filled with flowers crowns the table, providing an element of drama and interest. The natural wood table was hand-built by Archway Construction. Left, from top: The place settings have cork placemats, gold-rimmed glasses, gold flatware, square plates and simple napkins with a black edge. Black wired votive candles provide light and atmosphere. The menu continues the gold-dot theme of the invitations. Table numbers are painted gold.

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THE CAKE A four-tiered, black-and-white fondant confection showcases a Mod-concrete stenciled design with a 23K edible gold geometric border. Sugar ivy and peony provide the finishing touch.

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THE DETAILS Baby photos of the bride and groom are arranged on the wall bordered with mirrors with a round geometric design.

A gold-foil “Take a Treat” sign for favors coordinates with a “Make a Wish” sign to encourage notes to the newlyweds.

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THE COCKTAILS

The bar is sheathed with corrugated material to create an industrial feel. A midcentury vibe comes from the juxtaposition of industrial with the soft curves of the flowers. Gold accents continue the theme.

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The spareness of the mill setting provides a contrast to the asymmetrical geometric patterns of the hassocks, carpet and table ornaments in the lounge area. The furniture has the clean lines of mid-century modern. Below (left to right): Shoes from Off Broadway; natural wood containers (see more about them on p. 18.); a flower crown

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LAST THINGS A retro, industrial-style way to provide your guests with coffee or espresso. The Coffee Trike — lit with Edison bulbs — is a self-contained, traveling tricycle that can give your wedding a surprising wow factor.

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MAD ABOUT

MID-CENTURY

PHOTOGRAPHY Kate Preftakes Photography preftakesphoto.com FLORIST Apotheca Flowers apothecaflowershoppe.com STYLIST AND COORDINATOR Events by Sorrell eventsbysorrell.com CAKE Chickadee Hill Cakes chickadeehillcakes.com WEDDING PAPERS Impress Me Designs impressmedesigns.com MAKEUP Studio LAVO studiolavo.com HAIR I Do (603) 345-7842 COFFEE TRIKE Owner and barista Brad Pillen The Coffee Trike thecoffeetrike.com WOODEN TABLE AND CONTAINERS Craig Dukelow, Brendan Bower Archway Construction BRIDE Casey Connal GROOM Corey Paquette JUNIOR BRIDESMAID Sophie Simpson BARTENDER Brad Downing


This delicate A-line gown by Casablanca boasts a tulle skirt with a flowing train and a hand-beaded belt just above the natural waistline. The sweetheart top with an illusion neckline and low illusion back with beaded floral lace add a touch of sparkle. The veil is by Malis Henderson. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique

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Elegance

on Golden Pond

PHOTOGRAPHY PHILBRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

GOWNS UNIQUELY COUTURE BRIDAL / A DAY TO REMEMBER

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Sunrise on Squam Lake You remember the film “On Golden Pond” — the one that takes place on a New Hampshire lake. It is in that serene setting (Squam Lake, in real life) that we show you gorgeous, on-trend gowns. As the rising sun is giving the lake its light, we travel by boat to Church Island, where nature becomes a chapel.

Above and right: Old-fashioned garden flowers make up this romantic bouquet that includes astilbe, roses, ranunculus, dahlias and lisianthus. This gown — with a ruched tulle sweetheart neckline, beaded motif, full tulle skirt and horsehair hemmed layers — makes this whimsical ball gown perfect for the fun and romantic bride. The look, by Sincerity Bridal, is completed with a simple cut edge layered veil. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique

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Right: This dress is a picture of perfection for every bride. The blush organza gown, by Anne Barge, is contrasted with a silk and white lace bodice and flattering charmeuse cummerbund. In traditional bridal fashion, the gown is complemented by a fingertip-length veil adorned with Alençon lace and clear sequins. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal

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Top: Gracing the foot of the birch cross is a large garden basket of summery flowers — delphiniums, lilies, hydrangeas and roses. Above left: Classic, yet sexy and sophisticated, this silk satin organza gown with bateau neckline gown by Anne Barge is embellished with ivory Alençon lace. It is completed with pockets, illusion side cutouts and square open back. Above right and opposite page: Pretty in pink, this Anne Barge strapless fit and flare gown is the ultimate modern bridal gown. The architectural construction and Italian Kalika fabric give this gown a shape that you do not see on every bride. Paired with a rose-colored belt, it’s sure to wow. Both gowns available at Uniquely Couture Bridal

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This blush mermaid gown by Allure Bridals is adorned with soft ruching and a flattering belted waist that is perfect on all shapes and sizes. The real showstopper is the hand-painted, chapel-length veil from Paris by Debra Moreland. It features scenic florals in colors of pink, gold and green. It’s the perfect way to make a statement on a gown with a simple skirt. Gown available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique; veil available at Uniquely Couture Bridal

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Above: This portrait neckline illusion beaded lace and tulle ball gown achieves a dreamy, princess wedding day look. Off-the-shoulder bridal gowns are on-trend for 2017. The asymmetric headband brings a touch of sparkle up to the face and is the perfect alternative to a veil for the more nontraditional bride. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique Right: Perfect for a warm-weather wedding — a botanical head wreath of green gray eucalyptus with ranunculus and lisianthus blossoms

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This Allure Bridals dress is made of two separate pieces. An ivory lace sheath overlays a café-colored charmeuse slip dress. Adorned with plenty of shimmer and an elongating V-neck, this gown is perfect for a bride who wants a simply shaped gown with lots of detail. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique


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Above and top right: Brides who love lace will fall head over heels for this V-neck maid gown by Pronovias. A full-length train and plunging back detail add drama to this simply gorgeous gown. Providing a soft accent is a classic bouquet of mixed roses, stocks and café au lait dahlias with greenery accents. Right: Perfect for a modern-day princess, this Anne Barge V-neck gown of Italian Kalika has a neckline, midriff and hem outlined in rows of soutache with an Alençon lace bodice. The look is completed with a headband of ivory pearls and crystals. Both gowns available at Uniquely Couture Bridal

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Elegant, graceful, timeless dress for the understated bride. Comfortable, yet form-fitting, this beautiful lace dress is formal but still easy to dance in. The blouson bodice lends itself to a bohemian vibe, while the crystal halo headpiece brings in a touch of glamour. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal

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A geometric beaded lace mermaid gown with a Queen Anne neckline, lace hem and keyhole back is perfect for the confident and glamorous bride. A bold statement necklace of crystal and pearl adorns the neck for some added glamour, while a simple veil in her hair softens the look. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal


PHOTOGRAPHY Philbrick Photography philbrickphoto.com GOWNS Uniquely Couture Bridal uniquelycouturebridal.com A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique adaytorememberbridalboutique.com FLOWERS

Mountain Laurel mountainlaurelflowers.com MAKEUP

Natasha Lee Towle HAIR Tony A. David

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MODELS

Shelby Hesslein Samantha Dahlborg Demitria Nixon BOAT DRIVER

Mike Swaney SPECIAL THANKS TO

The Manor on Golden Pond manorongoldenpond.com Chocorua Island Chapel Association churchisland.org Jill Adie

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Paper Dolls If you want the extra oomph of custom-designed and handmade invitations for your wedding, there’s no need to look beyond New Hampshire’s borders. The ladies behind these five Granite State design teams will keep you on the cutting edge of stationery trends, from sleek letterpress sets to luxurious calligraphy handwritten onto your invites one line at a time. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUSAN LAUGHLIN | STYLING BY SARAH CAHALAN

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GUS & RUBY The Seacoast’s favorite stationer offers luxe products and on-trend designs for their letterpress invitation suites. gusandruby.com bridenh.com | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

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IMPRESS ME DESIGNS This custom invitation design studio is a perennial Best of Bride winner and excels at premium-quality, classic suites with a modern twist. impressmedesigns.com


EL’S CARDS Greenland’s Ellen Braley focuses her design on watercolor styles and original calligraphy — in this design, the couple’s names are written by hand on every invitation. elscards.com


AMR CALLIGRAPHY Architect-by-day, calligrapher-by-night Alfonsina Rodriguez creates luxe modern designs on unique materials, like this set on paper handmade in South Carolina. amrcalligraphy.com


BLISS LETTERING Bliss’ Meg Chaloner is perfect for the couple looking for hand-lettered accessories to accompany their pre-made invites. She’ll add a personal touch to envelopes, place cards, table numbers and seating charts (to name a few). Bliss can also help you learn to DIY your calligraphy needs — along with a Boston-based friend and fellow calligrapher, Meg runs Sip & Script, a series of boozy calligraphy classes. Bachelorette party, anyone? blisslettering.com


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132 GREAT PLACES FOR A RECEPTION  FOR MORE LOCAL VENUES, VISIT BRIDENH.COM. DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge 1403 Route 103, Mt. Sunapee 603-763-2010, sunapeelakelodge.com Capacity: 100

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

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

The Common Man Inn & Restaurant 21 Water St., Claremont 603-542-0647, thecman.com Capacity: Up to 200

Unique floral designs, especially for you. 968-3059 or 800-221-3059 47 Main St., Ashland, NH www.mountainlaurelflowers.com

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

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

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

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

Lake Sunapee Cruises Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee 603-938-6465, sunapeecruises.com Capacity: 75

MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee 603-938-6465, mvkearsarge.com Capacity: 75

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

Rosewood Country Inn 67 Pleasant View Rd., Bradford 603-938-5253, rosewoodcountryinn.com Capacity: 50


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| Venues | LAKES REGION Barn at Moody Mountain Farm 100 Pork Hill Rd., Wolfeboro 603-436-0308; moodymountainfarm.com Capacity: 100-150

Castle in the Clouds

Your Wedding at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth, an educated decision.

Rt. 171, 455 Old Mountain Rd. Moultonborough 603-476-5900, castleintheclouds.org Capacity: 200

The Common Man Inn & Spa 231 Main St., Plymouth 603-536-2200, thecmaninn.com Capacity: 180

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

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

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

Inns & Spa at Mill Falls 312 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith 800-622-6455, millfalls.com Capacity: 230

Lake Opechee Inn & Spa Conference Center 62 Doris Ray Ct., Laconia 603-524-0111, opecheeinn.com Capacity: 40-600

M/S Mount Washington 211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach 603-366-5531, cruisenh.com Capacity: 30-500

603-643-4300 www.HanoverInn.com

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

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

Intimate Memorable Unique

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

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White Gates Farm

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603-357-7278 242 Chesterfield Rd. Keene, NH www.StonewallFarm.org

2153 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth 603-662-7538; whitegates-farm.com Capacity: Contact for information.

Wolfeboro Inn The Winnipesaukee Belle 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro


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Inspired floral design for the lakes and mountains

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| Venues | 603-569-3016, winnipesaukeebelle.com Capacity: 155 indoors; 120 on boat

MERRIMACK VALLEY Alpine Grove Banquet Facility

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

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

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

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

Brookstone Park Event Center 14 Route 111, Derry 603-328-9255, brookstone-park.com Capacity: 200

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

Candia Woods Golf Links 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

Custom Cakes, Favors, Chocolates, & Occasion Cakes

58 Enterprise Dr., Windham 603-898-6300, castletonbcc.com Capacity: 500

The Centennial

www.cruzincakesshop.com Schedule a complimentary tasting! 603-882-1666 • Nashua, NH

Bridals

COUNTRY AND FORMAL WEAR

“Affordable Elegance” We pride ourselves on personal service in a relaxed atmosphere, meeting all your formal wear needs, for every special occasion. Allure, Maggie Sottero, Casablanca, Rebecca Ingram, Smart Formalwear, Jim’s Formalwear, Willowby & more!

17 Main Street, Jaffrey NH www.countrybridals.com • 603.532.7641

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

Colby Hill Inn 33 The Oaks St., 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


136 Main Street Francestown, NH 603.801.3952 www.EventsBySorrell.com

The perfect backdrop to make your wedding dreams come true. Call our wedding planner at 603.356.5411 redjackeresorts.com north conway, nh Photos: Top: Tim Shellmer Photography Row 2 (L to R): Dalke Studios Photograph, Tim Shellmer Photography, Joe Kennaley Photography

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| Venues | Crowne Plaza Nashua 2 Somerset Parkway., Nashua 603-886-1200, cpnashuaweddings.com Capacity: 320

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

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

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

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

LaBelle Winery Please Drink Responsibly 1523570 JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL Blended Scotch Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. ©2017 Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT.

345 Rte. 101, Amherst 603-672-9898, labellewinerynh.com Capacity: 230

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 GUNSTOCK.COM 603-737-4311 Photo Credit: Rob Kolias Studios

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


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Set against the dramatic mountain peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, Omni Mount Washington Resort offers a beautiful venue to celebrate your wedding. Imagine your ceremony in the lush Presidential Garden or on the rooftop Jewell Terrace. It’s the perfect place for your perfect day.

OMNIHOTELS.COM/MOUNTWASHINGTON 603-278-8813

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A Scenic Setting to

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Palace Theatre

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.

TownandCountryInn.com

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

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

Radisson Hotel Manchester 700 Elm St., Manchester 603-625-1000, radisson.com/manchesternh 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 2 Young Rd., Londonderry 603-437-5100, tupelohalllondonderry.com Capacity: 200

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

Curtis Farm Inn

Quality rentals, Personal attention, Inspired results. Party rentals and event Planning showroom by appointment – 603-986-5525, showcasenh@gmail.com www.showcasenh.com

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

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+

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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 Damianou Rina diMontella

4 Ridgewood Rd., 2nd Floor, Bedford, NH 03110 603-637-2037 • www.uniquelycouturebridal.com

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| Venues | Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar

Monadnock Inn

524 Nashua St., Milford 603-673-3939, giorgios.com Capacity: 55

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

The Hampshire Dome/ Hampshire Hills

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

34 Emerson Rd., Milford 603-673-8123, hampshiredome.com Capacity: 4,000

Shattuck Golf Club

Hidden Hills Banquet Facilities

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

Rte. 202, Rindge 603-899-5001, fourstarcatering.com Capacity: 400

Stonewall Farm

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

Luca’s Mediterranean Café 10 Central Square, Keene 603-358-3335, lucascafe.com Capacity: Small receptions and events

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

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

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

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

603-926-6762, ashworthhotel.com Capacity: 375

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

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

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

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

Isles of Shoals Steamship Cruise

SEACOAST

315 Market St., Portsmouth 800-441-4620, islesofshoals.com Capacity: 250

ALNOBA

Langdon House Garden

24 Cottage Rd., Kensington 855-428-1985, alnoba.org Capacity: 100

Ashworth by the Sea

143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth 603-436-3205, www.historicnewengland.org/ visit/property-rentals/gov-john-langdon-house/ Capacity: 150

295 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach

Creating Events to Remember All InclusIve PAckAges Weddings Bar Mitzvahs Receptions Business Meetings Featuring: •Exquisite Cuisine •Beautiful Grounds •Spacious Ballroom

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escape ESCAPE to TO your YOUR penthouse PENTHOUSE in IN the THE sky SKY THE PENTHOUSE IN THE SKY is perched 17 stories above Manchester, with every luxury and comfort. And an amazing view. Here is the place you can escape, gather with friends and family and celebrate a new life together. From this base you can better enjoy the festivities of your wedding! Amenities & services include: Private Theater, Concierge Service, Indoor Jacuzzi, Billiard Table, Fully Equipped Chef’s Kitchen, Meeting Facilities, All Bedrooms En Suite, 360º Panoramic Views, Fine Art Collection, and Complimentary Bar. At the Penthouse, we can even offer chauffeured transportation or cater private meals with our chef. Book THE PENTHOUSE IN THE SKY today by visiting www.thepenthouseinthesky.com

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| Venues | Liberty Lane Catering 8 Merrill Industrial Dr., Hampton 603-926-1545, libertylanecatering.com

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

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 603-926-8322, oldsaltnh.com Capacity: 120

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 603-422-6114, 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

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

Seacoast Science Center

From colorful accents and up lights to a custom monogram featured on the dance floor, let us create unique and breathtaking special effects for your special day. We have built a distinguished reputation based upon our dedication to your wedding, our attention to detail and our desire to make your day unforgettable.

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

Three Chimneys Inn

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


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A Country Inn The Woodstock Inn features 40 unique rooms in five historic buildings—all with modern amenities. Take advantage of our on-site restaurant, pubs and brewery, while enjoying all that New Hampshire’s White Mountains have to offer!

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| Venues | UNH Conferences & Catering 20 Ballard St., Durham 603-862-1900, conferences.unh.edu Capacity: 200

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

Florals & Plants for Any Occasion

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

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

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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: 180

www.jacquesflowers.com 1-800-622-5155 • 603-625-6153 • 712 Mast Road, Manchester, NH 03102

Café Lafayette Dinner Train 3 Crossing at Riverplace, North Woodstock 603-745-3500; cafelafayettedinnertrain.com Capacity: Available seasonally. Offering receptions and full weddings. Contact for information.

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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

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

The Inn at Ellis River 17 Harriman Rd., Jackson 603-383-9339, innatellisriver.com Capacity: 20-24 in colder weather months; 45 in the summer months

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877 Milan Rd., Milan 603-449-6646; mahoosucinn.com Capacity: Intimate weddings. Call for information.

21 Sunset Hill Rd., Sugar Hill 603-823-9909; pioneerweddingbarn.com Capacity: Contact for information.

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

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The Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa 90 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln 800-229-7829, mtnclub.com Capacity: 250

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa 101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield 603-837-0027, mountainviewgrand.com Capacity: 350

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

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

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

1251 Eaton Rd. Rte 153, Madison 603-367-8896, purityspring.com Capacity: 300

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

The Rocks Estate

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

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

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

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41 Village Rd., Waterville Valley 603-236-8383, snowyowlinn.com Capacity: 90

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

Stonehurst Manor

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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

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

135 Main St., North Woodstock 603-745-3951, woodstockinnnh.com Capacity: 200


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Your wedding... Your day... Your way Northern New Hampshire’s Premier Event Supplier

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Cantor Elissa Kaplan – Working with People and Couples of all Faith Denominations

Are you searching for someone to help you create a meaningful, uplifting ceremony? Cantor Elissa will work with you to create a beautifully personalized ceremony. Her rich, warm voice, professional manner, and passionate personality will make your ceremony a celebration that you will remember your entire life.

Dover, NH • Available for destination weddings 516-450-5117 • www.seacoastweddings.net

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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

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 our ad on the back cover


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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 our ad on page 17

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Here at Chickadee Hill Cakes, we specialize in edible art. If you can dream it up, we can make it come to life in cake. From elegant masterpieces covered in handmade gumpaste flowers to whimsical creations that make you wonder if it is really cake, we strive to create the perfect centerpiece for your special day. Let us be the sweet beginning to your happily ever after. Contact us at info@chickadeehillcakes.com or by calling 603.887.CAKE

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University of New Hampshire Conferences & Catering

Work with a professional wedding consultant, world-class chefs and professional staff to create a dynamic, customizable menu featuring fresh, local ingredients in an environment you and up to 260 guests will revel in. Located on the vibrant NH Seacoast, contact us today for details on our flexible packages.

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LaBelle Winery

Begin the journey of your lifetime together in the stunning setting of a picture-perfect winery. The elegant Great Room accommodates up to 230 guests, while the Vintage Room and Wine Cellar are perfect for smaller gatherings. Award-winning wines, unique winetinis, exceptional seasonally-inspired Lovely Valentine Photo + Film farm-to-table cuisine and attentive skilled staff ensure your day will be everything you dreamed of…and more.

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is comprised of the husband and wife team of Jay and Vicki Philbrick. Every wedding is a very special and unique celebration. We work closely with couples to create distinctive images of one of the most important and moving days in a couple’s life. How important is your wedding photography to you?

2 Red Ridge Lane, North Conway, NH • 603-356-9822 www.philbrickphoto.com • See our ad on page 1

Castle in the Clouds

Handcrafted Wine, Custom-made for your Wedding

Seven Birches Winery at Loon Mountain, has the perfect way for brides and grooms to celebrate the start of their marriage. Wine! Imagine having your own custom wine made for you as you plan your wedding. You make all the choices, we do all the work. Perfect experience leading up to the perfect day.

www.SevenBirches.com/Wedding • 603-745-7550

Inn on Newfound Lake

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.

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.

455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough, NH 03254 603.476.5900 • www.castleintheclouds.org • See our ad on page 6

1030 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, NH • 603-744-3894 www.newfoundlake.com • See our ad on page 4

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Purity Spring Resort

With spectacular scenery, warm country hospitality and picturesque natural settings, Purity Spring Resort is your perfect location for an affordable wedding to remember. Contact our wedding planner to schedule your visit and discover Purity Spring Resort.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

66 March Avenue, Manchester, NH • 603-641-8232 www.daysjewelers.com • See our ad on page 8

76 Lake St., Laconia, NH 03246 1-888-266-8605 • www.themargate.com

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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 own mini barges, Atlas will create a spectacular display that your guests will remember for years to come.

800-321-5008 • www.atlaspyro.com See our ad on page 73

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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

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The Surf Room

Searching for a unique venue to host your intimate wedding celebration, rehearsal dinner or special event? The Surf Room, located in historic downtown Portsmouth, has spectacular views of the Piscataqua River in a beautifully designed modern setting. Our venue can accommodate up to 100 guests with a variety of dining packages for you to choose from. The Surf Room philosophy is every event should be a special event.

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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. Membership is not required to host weddings and events.

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.

603-236-8311 x6005 • 56 Packards Road • Waterville Valley, NH waterville.com/weddings • See our ad on the inside front cover

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Bedford, NH • 603-624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com • See our ad on page 5

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Bedford Village Inn Inn The Bedford Village

A painstaking meticulous farm-estate elegant and restaurant for your farm-estate restoration restoration creates creates an Inn and inn Restaurant with charm and perfect wedding. Rusticwedding. meets luxe in our Great Hall, accommodating up accommodates to 225 guests. elegance for a perfect Rustic meets Luxe in our Great Hall which Charolais at the Grand at the Breathtaking Bedford Village Inn is idealFour for weddings up to 80. up to 225Room guests. Attentive staff. landscape. Diamond of Awards for Attentiveandstaff. Breathtaking landscape. FourofDiamond Awards for Award. Dining and Lodging, Dining Lodging, Wine Spectator Award Excellence, DiRona Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, DiRona Award.

22 Olde Bedford, NH NH •• 603-472-2001 603-472-2001 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, www.bedfordvillageinn.com www.bedfordvillageinn.com••See Seeour ourad adon onpage page36

Currier Museum of Art

A wedding at the Currier is as exceptional as the masterpieces that line our walls. Combining distinctive event designs inspired by the art on view, unparalleled service standards, and your unique vision for the wedding of your dreams, a Currier wedding is like no other. Book your wedding at the Currier today, where your wedding becomes a work of art!

150 Ash Street Manchester, NH 03104 • 603.669.6144 www.currier.org • See our ad on page 13

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| The Day After |

Daring Duo A LOT OF COUPLES HAVE DAY-AFTER PHOTO SHOOTS, BUT HILARY AND TYSON'S WAS A REAL DOOZY

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hen Hilary Baker and Tyson Calistro got married in October (see their wedding on page 32), they used a custom-made wine box in their ceremony that was inscribed with “And so the adventure begins.” And, indeed, it had. Two days after the wedding, they did something few couples would ever dare to do — have wedding pictures taken while standing on a narrow ledge hundreds of feet from the ground on the vertical cliffs of Cathedral Ledge in North Conway. “I love exhilarating experiences,” Hilary says. “It makes me feel like I’ve lived life to the fullest.” She had already been sky diving, whitewater rafting and shark cage diving. Tyson had accompanied her on the rafting and shark cage diving, but had qualms about the cliff. Nonetheless, they arrived atop the cliff at 5:30 a.m. to meet their wedding (and cliff) photographer Jay Philbrick. Philbrick and his associate Marc Chauvin, both experienced mountaineers, had done cliff shoots many times and knew how to make it safe by securely harnessing the couple to the rock face (while hanging on ropes themselves). In the pitch-dark, Hilary and Tyson were lowered by rope to the ledge. “The scariest part was me going first, someone who hadn’t rock-climbed before,” says Hilary. “I was told to jump from a seated position and turn 180 to face the cliff. I would say it took me about 15 seconds to jump.” Tyson, not so enthusiastically, followed. The saving grace, she adds, was that they couldn’t see how high they were in the darkness. The quest was to get a gorgeous sunrise shot of the valley, but the weather didn’t cooperate. Fog rolled in and out. An ABC “Nightline” crew was there to shoot it, so there was additional pressure to get the shot. Fog or not, Jay got spectacular shots, the unique wedding pictures that the couple had hoped to get. Three hours later, just after Tyson was lifted off the cliff, the sun appeared and Jay was able to get solo shots of Hilary with the backdrop he wanted. Would they do it again? “In a heartbeat,” says Hilary. “I joked about doing it again for 5-year anniversary photos, but Tyson will need more convincing.” If you want to see how it’s done, check out the Nightline story at http://blog.planet5d.com/2017/02/must-see-daringphotographer-and-daring-clients-get-astounding-results.

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