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NEW HAMPSHIRE WEDDING MAGAZINE WINTER/SPRING 2011 • MAGAZINE • WEBSITE • BRIDAL SHOWS

wedding NE W HAMPSHIRE

Winter/Spring

2011

Real New Hampshire

Weddings Music that Moves Memorable Reception Ideas

www.nhweddingmagazine.com


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OutlookGolf.com 207.384.GOLF (4653) Route 4, South Berwick, ME 03908


Exceeding Expectations. 22 Garland Drive • Hampstead, NH 603.329.8000 • www.graniterose.com


Publisher’s Note On the Cover Congratulations on your engagement!

Putting this issue together is getting me so excited for the 2011 wedding season. There seems to be an overall feeling of fun in everything from textured wedding gowns to bold colors and non-traditional seating at receptions. Where simple once reigned, there is an emphasis on making weddings subtly elaborate and luxurious, while watching the price tag, of course. Planning a wedding in this economy causes couples to be more careful than ever about their spending, which isn’t always a bad thing. If that means paying closer attention to the vendors you choose, the dress you purchase, accommodations for your guests, and so forth, well, we kind of like that. New Hampshire Wedding Magazine is here to help.

Now back to fun! What you will find in this issue: “Music that Moves” features the hottest wedding entertainment in New Hampshire. The fun factor of your reception depends on your DJ or band. Someone that can inspire your guests to get up and groove will make the difference between, “Your wedding was so awesome!” and, “Didn’t know the Humpty Dance was back in, just saying”. “Wedding Receptions for the Modern Couple” gives more insight on planning a memorable event. Based on the book, “The Best Wedding Reception…. Ever!” by Peter Merry, the article introduces small details that will make a big difference at your reception. Highlighted is the Scenic Monadnock region, including a photo shoot at The Inn at Valley Farm and a Real Wedding, both in Walpole. Complimenting the articles and photos is an exclusive listing of the area’s best wedding professionals. If you aspire to elegant-rustic on your big day, another hot trend in weddings, look to this area of the state for inspiration. We’re doing so many fun (there’s that word again) things to connect with brides and vendors in 2011 using nhweddingmagazine.com, social media, and our bridal shows. It is all too much to mention here so keep up with us online. We want to hear from you, too, so send us your photos, experiences, and questions. Thank you for being a part of New Hampshire Wedding Magazine! Best wishes, Kristina Hathaway, Publisher kristina@nhweddingmagazine.com www.facebook.com/nhweddingmagandbridalshows www.twitter.com/mynhwedding www.nhweddingmagazine.com

Winter/Spring 2011

Photographer: Kendal J. Bush Photography Location: Inn at Valley Farm, Walpole, NH Dress: Divine Inspirations, Concord, NH Flowers: Embellish Floral Studio, Keene, NH Hair & Makeup: Mindy Rossingnol Model: Angela Willard

Summer/Fall 2011

Photographer: Todd Thamer Photography Location: Rye Beach, NH Dress: Andrea’s Bridal Boutique, Rochester, NH Flowers: Lyndsey Loring Design, Dover, NH Hair & Makeup: Kassie Dubois Model: Kassie Dubois

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Publisher Kristina Hathaway, Vota Marketing LLC.

Graphic Designer Linda Roughsedge, Ocean Graphics w w w. o c e a n g r a p h i c s n h . c o m

Co nt r i b u t i n g Wr i t e r s Carol Corbett • Kendal J. Bush

Adver tising Information N e w H a m p s h i r e We d d i n g M a g a z i n e 32 Exeter Farms Rd. Exeter, NH 03833 P:603-929-3500 k ristina@nhweddingmagazine.com w w w.nhweddingmagazine.com The publisher would like to thank the participating photographers for their kind permission to reproduce their photographs. Please note there are two different covers for 2011,but the magazine content is the same. ©2011 New Hampshire Wedding Magazine. Reproduction of copy or artwork in whole or part without permission is strictly prohibited. All information contained in this magazine is believed to be true and accurate. Any and all information in advertisements is provided by the advertiser, with whom responsibility for truthfulness in advertising rests. New Hampshire Wedding Magazine assumes no responsibility for misleading information or misrepresentation in advertisements.


contents 16 Music that Moves

From big bands, to soloists, to string quartets and DJs, you can book them all in the granite state.

20 Just for You

Products customized for your big day.

27 Into the Woods 38 A Rustic Wedding

The rural town of Walpole, NH is an unexpected wedding destination. 

42 Bridal Beauty 56 Best Wedding Reception Ideas

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Best Wedding Reception Ideas

Ideas to make your celebrations not only fun, memorable and meaningful.

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Leslie Santiago, Wedding Coordinator 100 Hideaway Place Somersworth, NH 603-692-6257 x103 lsantiago@theoaksgolflinks.com www.WeddingsAtTheOaks.com

Christina Desjardins, Wedding Coordinator 313 South Road Candia, NH 603.483.2308 x116 cdesjardins@candiawoods.com www.WeddingsAtCandiaWoods.com


Newlyweds 2010 Lauren and John David A Photographic Memory

Andrea and Bryan Jay Philbrick, Philbrick Photography

Jessica and Jason Zopf Kate Preftakes Photography 8

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Kimberly and Patrick Kelley Tara Hamer, TARA Photography


Jenna and Eric Poulin Kate Preftakes Photography

Stephanie and Joel Drapeau Stephanie Wales Creative Images

Ashley and Billy Perron Rick Bouthiette Photography

Anne’s Country Florals Weddings A Specialty! www.annecountryfloral.com

Candace and Tyler Craig Aphrodite Wedding Photography

Fresh & Silk Arrangements Accessories & Rentals Experienced Floral Consultants 212 Lowell Road Hudson, NH 03051 800-368-9903 • 603-889-9903 annescountryfloral@conversent.net

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Real Wedding

Jenny and James Spidle May 8, 2010

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amily and friends are very important to Jenny and James. For their wedding, they wanted guests to easily walk from the ceremony to reception venue. The couple also wanted to give guests a sense of what is important to them, as well. The Hanover Inn and town of Hanover fit all of Jenny and James’ needs. Jenny grew up in Hanover, and the architectural style of Rollins Chapel was similar to the architecture of James’ hometown, Easton, NH. During the weekend, guests were able to take advantage of the area with various planned activities. A morning walk around Occum pond was organized, as were various events at the Dartmouth athletic center. Access is included to the facility for guests of the Inn. Jenny and James’ wedding centered around fun! The couple shared their love of board games with guests. The wedding favors were pocket-sized games like Boggle and Twister. 12

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There was a table of props set up at the wedding, which included fake moustaches, silly hats, feather boas, clown noses, and a Polaroid camera accompanying the guest book. The couple encouraged guests to take pictures of themselves wearing the props, and include it in the guest book. It was a great way for the couple to look back through the guest book and read entries, while at the same time laughing out loud at the silly pictures they included. Another fun aspect of the wedding included the parent dance’s choreographed to Michael Jackson’s “Blame it on the Boogie”. It set the tone for the rest of the guests to share in the fun-loving mood and join in on the dance floor. Jenny and James wanted guests to dance as much as possible so they put in much effort and time researching bands and music. In order to give guests relief after hours of dancing, they were provided with flip flops at the end of the night. Knowing guests would build up an appetite after all the activity, pizzas were also ordered from a favorite pizza shop to be delivered at the end of the night! The best advice Jenny and James received from people about the wedding was to enjoy the day. Although they knew some things would not go exactly as planned, the couple knew the most important part of their wedding was having their friends and family there to celebrate along with them.

Ceremony Location: Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Reception: Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH Cake: Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH Photographer: Stephanie Wales Creative Imagery, Amherst, NH Videographer: McCormick Media, Bangor, ME Bridal Dress: L’Elite Bridal, Boston, MA Hair and Make-up: We’re Makin’ Waves, Hanover, NH Flowers: Valley Flower, White River Junction, VT DJ: Horizon Orchestra, Boston, MA

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Music that Moves You... Seth Kaye Photography

By Carol Corbett

It’s your big day, the one you’ve been dreaming about your whole life, you need the perfect music to set the mood. From big bands, to soloists, to string quartets and not-your-average DJs, you can book them all in the granite state. If you’re looking for a dynamic DJ, you’ve got a lot of options, but perhaps none who’ll set your dance floor afire like Joey Dion from Main Event DJs (www. amainevent.com). With seventeen years of experience under his belt, it’s his breath you might want to watch since he’s breathed fire at weddings past. Joey and his wife, Kristen run the show, but it’s the bride and groom who take center stage and they’ll do whatever it takes to make them happy, including remixing music to work with choreographed dances and slowing down songs for the first dance. Joey will wear a jester costume, dance the cha-cha, or lead guests in the electric slide– whatever works for your wedding. “You did everything we asked for and more…from the day we met you at the wedding show you showed true professionalism and an amazing amount of energy! From the intros to the conga line, and the Irish Jig we had a blast!” Maybe you’re looking for something of a different speed…perhaps an introduction to your reception astride a motorcycle? Yup, Get Down Tonight Entertainment (www.getdowntonight.com) has done it. Along with 16

father-daughter dance montage music that will make your guests ooh and aww, laugh and cry, then get up and dance. Twenty-two DJs are currently available to choose from with a new DJ trained each year. Every DJ has a different personality and all are available to preview in two-minute video clips online. If you like what you see, eight-minute videos are also available and then interviews with the DJ’s themselves. Whomever you pick is who you’ll get and a twenty-four-hour hotline is available in case of emergencies – what more could you ask for? “I feel like I’ve known you all forever. Every time I called, whoever answered the phone made me feel like they knew me, that I wasn’t just another client. I don’t care what type of functions we have in the future; Get Down Tonight will be the first phone call I make!” Maybe you want more of a live show, The Nines Band (www.ninesband.com) has been swinging to the beat for nearly ten years and all ten (yes ten) of their members always dress to “the nines” which is where the band name comes from. And since one of the lead singers owns a dance studio, routines can be added to enhance the music and the atmosphere. With a song list that spans over 60 years, they’ll liven up your event with experience and pizzazz. “There were many fantastic elements of our wedding but the band has been THE topic of conversation with friends and family even a week later.  To say that you made our celebration is not an exaggeration.”

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Perhaps a combination of live music and DJ services is the match for you. Try Cuzin Richard Entertainment Associates (www.cuzinrichard.com) who package DJs with bands as well as ceremony music. They’re able to do this because the DJs they represent are in the bands, so they’ll play the set and then DJ during the breaks to boot. Chose from Celtic to jazz, traditional to dance bands, whatever suits your style. As the co-founders of First Night Portsmouth, these folks know how to put on a party.

“Jillian performed an unbelievably moving ceremony. I couldn’t have wished for a better vocalist.” No matter what atmosphere you’re creating for your wedding, you’ll find just the right musicians right here in New Hampshire.

“Made our life easy, with one stop shopping for rehearsal dinner, to ceremony to reception, with experience, quality and fair prices!”   Jillian Hutchinson (www.jillianhutchinson.com) is a NH vocalist and DJ who offers it all in one package. As a classically-trained vocalist, she can perform ceremony music that will give your guests goose bumps, then turn around and DJ your entire reception. Adding to the environment, Jillian can sing while she DJs for the best of both worlds. She’s a one-woman show that will wow your MEentNHWeddmag11/2010v2:Layout 1 crowd. 11/8/10 7:55 PM Page

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Classic or Creative Elegant or Off the Hook You Decide… We Make it Happen! Let us help you choose the perfect entertainment for your event. Call for an appointment at our office located in Londonderry NH, exit 4 off Route 93.

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Jewelry Puttin’ on the Glitz’s boutique in Portsmouth, NH offers necklaces and earrings that can be color customized to compliment your wedding colors and bridesmaid dresses. One of a kind, customized jewelry just for brides is also available. 603.436.5600 www.puttinontheglitznh.com

Shoes Dyeables focus is on providing classic elegant wedding footwear - which as the name implies are easily dyed any color you can dream! The Dyeables Evening collection features a wonderful array of Cocktail Chic’, Special Occasion shoes with Stones, Sparkle and Metallic Shimmer. Visit their website for local boutiques carrying this line. 800-431-2000 www.dyeables.com 20

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Makeup Makeup custom blended to your skin and style by Joya Beauty Skin Care & Makeup Studio of Dover, NH. Joya’s bridal makeup wears comfortably every day and lasts beautifully on your special day. 603.534.3412 www.joyabeauty.com

Floral Decor A work of art, these wreaths will give your wedding a special feel. These creations, made by Art of Nature in New London, NH, can be customized by color, materials and size to fit your wedding and gift theme. A beautiful and natural way to create a lasting memory of your special day. 603.526.2638 www.natureswildart.com

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Photos by: Kendal J. Bush Photography

Sweet Gifts Specializing in marshmallow favors for you and your guests by Sweet Lydia’s of Lowell, MA. Choose from flavors like vanilla, raspberry, caramel, and more to match your wedding colors and taste. 978.888.7616 www.sweetlydias.com

Wine Candia Vineyards of Candia, NH Rare, speciality wines that come with customized labels for your wedding events and gifts. 603.867.9751 www.candiavineyards.com

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Reception Decor A wide variety of table linens and chair covers are available to help you create a custom wedding reception. Experienced planning experts are on hand to help you coordinate all the details. Divine Linen Rentals, Londonderry, NH 603.647.7841 www.divinelinenrentals.com

Ring Pillows Crafted by Fresh Line Illustration & Design, these sweet ring pillows are customized with your wedding date and names. Have a design you want to use? Put it on the pillow, too. Tie in the design with cards, stationary, and any other wedding graphic design need you have. www.freshlineillustration.typepad.com

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Kristin Condon O’Neil Ideas In Bloom, LLC New Boston, NH Photo #1: Mango mini calla lilies, burgundy hypericum berries. Photo by: Aurora Photography Photo #2: White peonies, pink roses, green hypericum berries. Photo by: Cush Photography

Lyndsey Loring Lyndsey Loring Design Dover, NH Photo #3: Ivory calla lilies, burgundy peonies, green cymbidium orchids & fiddleheads. Photo #4: Pheasant & peacock feathers, burgundy peony, blue delphinium, green cymbidium orchids, with purple & fuchsia stock.

Dutch Bloemen Winkel Jackson, NH Photo #5: Clematis, stock, scabiosa pods, sword fern, scented geranium, berzillia berries, astrantia, trachelium, fiddleheads, dahlias, calla lilies, purple artichokes, and fiddleheads. Photo by: Anne Skidmore Wedding Photography

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Emily Herzig Alberini Emily Herzig Floral Studio Littleton, NH Photo #7: Ranunculus, parrot tulips, and dusty millery. Photo by: Rodeo & Co. Photography Photo #8: White peonies, pink roses, green hypericum berries. Photo by: Rodeo & Co. Photography

Brad Harrington Chalifour’s Flowers, Gift & Gourmet Manchester, NH Photo #9: Calla lilies, billy balls, hanging amaranthus, phlox, bronze freesia, seeded euc. Photo by: Rick Bouthiette Photography Photo #10: Aux handle using horsetail, green trix, mini green cymbidiums , and billy balls. Photo by: www.sagephoto.com

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Photography: Stephanie Wales Creative Imagery, Amherst, NH Bridal Gowns & Head Pieces: 125 Bridal, Plaistow, NH Makeup: Danielle Alyssa Barton Hair: Natural or Not Salon & Spa, Raymond, NH

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A Picture Perfect Location for your Wedding Day Lincoln, NH We Hope You’ll Consider Indian Head Resort for your Wedding Day Our unique location in the heart of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains provides an ideal setting for your special day. We feature one of the area’s largest dance floors and brand new function room featuring spectacular views of Shadow Lake and the surrounding White Mountains. All this, coupled with full resort facilities and award winning hospitality.

The Best of Everything in One Convenient Location

Our fantastic wedding package features: Complete buffet or sit down dining service. Our Profile Room is famous for fine food. Gazebo overlooking Shadow Lake, nestled at the foot of the White Mountains. Seating capacity for 200+ people, large dance floor, spacious bandstand. Full service bar and excellent service oriented staff. Complimentary Bridal Room complete with champagne service. Approved White linens and white tapers on each table. Accommodations for your guests with spectacular mountain and lakeside views. 50” plasma HD televisions in all rooms Our wedding planners are standing by to help you will all your wedding needs Invitations lResponse Cards lReception Cards lRehearsal Dinner lWedding Receptions lFlorist Jeweler l Bakery lWedding Cake lPhotographer lDJ or Live Band lDecorations lCanopy or Tent Tuxedo and Gowns lTransportation lLimousine lParking lGifts lFavors

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or their wedding, Emma and Ryan were looking for a location to reflect a country-elegant theme. They also wanted a venue that could accommodate both the ceremony and reception, and one that had accommodations for guests close by. Alyson’s Orchard had everything the couple wanted. As soon as they drove up the hill to the venue and saw the beautiful view, they knew it was the right spot for their big day. The couple incorporated some of Eastern Orthodox traditions from Ryan’s Albanian Orthodox background. One tradition calls for the wedding party to collect water from three different bodies of water the night before the wedding, which the bride will use to bathe the next day. Another tradition is the Albanian dancing circle. Both of Emma’s parents were passed away, but she carried their spirits in her bridal bouquet. Emma’s friend’s mother gave her a ribbon with small charms that included her photos of her parents, and the ribbon was tied to her bouquet. 34

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{ A Rustic Wedding }

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ust east of the Connecticut River in Southern New Hampshire, the rural town of Walpole is an unexpected wedding destination.  With golfing, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, vineyard and farms nearby, couples can plan their dream wedding while offering family and guests a relaxing rural setting with healthy activities and delicious attractions. 38

Location: Inn at Valley Farms, Walpole, NH Photography: Kendal J. Bush Photography, Francestown, NH Dress & Linens: Divine Inspirations, Concord, NH Flowers & Table Décor: Embellish Floral Studio, Keene, NH Chocolate: Burdick’s Chocolate, Walpole, NH Hair & Makeup: Mindy Rossingnol

Article: Kendal Bush of Kendal J. Bush Photography

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For the bride and groom who are searching for an idyllic country wedding, Walpole’s Inn at Valley Farms is a wonderful option.   The 105 acre working organic farm can host intimate weddings with a maximum of 75 guests.  The Inn accommodates up to 28 overnight guests in it’s B&B style rooms, cottages & farmhouse. Guests of the inn will enjoy delicious localvore style breakfasts with food produced on the farm.  Valley Farms raises it’s own pastured meats, eggs and vegetables which inn keeper Jacqueline Caserta lovingly crafts in to breakfasts that look as good as they taste.  The Inn is open year round and the barn and grounds are available seasonally for weddings May - October.    Literally, next door to the Inn at Valley Farms, is Alyson’s Orchard.  With over 500 acres of rolling hills and apple orchards, Alyson’s is one of the most picturesque and well known wedding venues in the Monadnock region.   Alyson’s Orchard is home to expansive landscapes with multiple outdoor ceremony sites.  Couples may opt for a site overlooking the Connecticut River Valley, area farms, or choose from one of the Orchard’s scenic ponds.  The indoor open concept reception area with deck overlooking a tree lined pond can accommodate 250 guests.  With an atmosphere that feels more like a family estate than a typical wedding venue, Alyson’s provides an unlimited number of backdrop and photo opportunities for any wedding and is a virtual playground for wedding photographers.  The rustic elegance and simple beauty of the orchard provides stunning surroundings and vibrant energy any time of year. w w w. nhweddi ngm agazi ne. com

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In traditional orchard style, Alyson’s offers a wedding wagon powered by a John Deere tractor to transport guests to the wedding sites. And for the bride who truly wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, a horse drawn apple cart featuring purebred Belgian horses, courtesy of Keene’s Stonewall Farm, is available for rental.   Alyson’s also boasts an airstrip which can be utilized with prior approval.   On site, homestyle lodging is available at Alyson’s Rochambeau Lodge, or the Foster Farmhouse.   Lodging at Alyson’s Orchard accommodates up to 38 guests, and offers limited lodging for well behaved Canine companions. Emma & Ryan Dono travelled to New Hampshire in search of the ideal New England location for their wedding.   Emma recalls her visit to Alyson’s, “As soon as we visited Alyson’s we realized that it was more than just your average apple orchard-- perched atop a hill amongst a gorgeous landscape with amazing views, it had a wonderful function hall that exceeded our expectations for having a “country elegant” style wedding, and it had houses right on the property where we could have our wedding party and close family and friends stay.  Fran Imhoff, the event coordinator at Alyson’s, was another reason why we instantly fell in love with the spot-- she was so friendly, excited, and happy to work with us from day 1 until the big day, and she made wedding planning much less stressful.”    Brides like Emma, may opt to have the best of both worlds, by securing lodging at Alyson’s and the Inn at Valley Farms.  As a guest of the Inn, Emma was able to prepare for her big day in one of the Inn’s antique styled rooms and was also able to utilize the great barn, silos and other gorgeous locations for wonderful wedding portraits before her ceremony at Alyson’s.  Newlyweds Emma & Ryan look forward to revisiting the place where their marriage began - “Walpole itself is very charming and has great character, we felt like this could be a special place for us to get married at and keep coming back for years to come.” Walpole, NH is located just miles from the Vermont Border, 120 miles from Boston, MA and Portsmouth, NH and 110 miles from Hartford, CT. For more information on weddings at either venue, visit alysonsorchard.com, and innatvalleyfarms.com 40

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Bridal Beauty

Step 2. Lena curls the rest of Morgan’s hair to give it body and texture before it is pinned up. While the look features a contrasting front and back, the braid and curled up do compliment each other. The effect is unique and modern. Morgan could also keep the hair in back down, which would be more appropriate for a casual day or beach wedding.

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Photography: Aphrodite Wedding Photography Hair Stylist: Lena Hartford, Hair That Moves Makeup Artist: Joanne McDonough, Joya Beauty Location: Joya Beauty Makeup Studio, Dover, NH

Step 1. Morgan has asked for a trendy and fun hairstyle for her wedding day. Her wedding gown is one shoulder, and she wants her hair to compliment the dress neckline and style. Lena begins with a front braid along the hairline. It is a fresh and young look, and adding an up do will pull it together to create a more formal feel. 42

Step 3. Morgan’s hair is pinned up loosely. The trend in wedding hair is a more soft and relaxed version of the classic wedding hairstyles. Even though Morgan’s hair will be swept up, loose curls give the back an interesting visual as well as volume. Morgan will finish the look with a full-bloomed flower tucked in the side of her hair. A flower, or other hair accessory, keeps the hairstyle special after the wedding veil is taken off, if you are wearing one. Although you don’t want to look like a different person on your wedding day, this is your chance to stand out from your everyday look. Even if you wear your hair down, your style should look like it’s meant for an event, especially the biggest one of your life!

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Step 2. Foundation and concealer are applied to smooth skin tone and create a flawless finish. Joanne often uses an airbrush to apply foundation the day of the wedding. The trend is towards dewy skin, rather than a flat matte finish, which an airbrush achieves. It creates an even layer, and the foundation will last the entire event. While you wouldn’t need airbrushed foundation for everyday wear, it is ideal for weddings. You will be confident that your photos will reflect a worry-free and polished bride.

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Step 1. The first step is the application of eye shadow. It is applied before anything else because loose powder from the shadow will be covered up with foundation. Morgan has asked for a natural look, but would like to enhance her eyes. Mascara is added to make Morgan’s eyes stand out. The day of the wedding, false eyelashes are often recommended to create volume. Today’s faux lashes are natural looking, and easy to put on and wear. Most importantly, they will help your eyes stand out in photos. Also, when thinking of your wedding photos, don’t be afraid to wear a more makeup than you are used to. Makeup is meant to enhance the beauty of features, like eyes and lips, and a good makeup artist will help you achieve that effect.

Step 3. Morgan’s eyes are the focal point of her makeup look, so the lips are given a touch of color and gloss. The trend for lips is pinks and roses, with shiny gloss. Stay away from lipsticks that are too neutral, frosted, or deep in pigment. Gloss is an easy product to tuck in a small purse, and easy to touch up during your event.

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tephanie and Seth spend almost every weekend in the winter at Loon Mountain, as well as making many trips throughout the year to the Lincoln, NH destination.They love to hike, ski and simply explore the beautiful nature the White Mountains offer. Stephanie also teaches skiing as part of the New England Disabled Sports Program at Loon Mountain, and grew up hiking and skiing in Lincoln. Naturally, Loon Mountain was the perfect fit for the couple’s wedding celebration. While the mountains of Lincoln were the backdrop, the real theme of the wedding was bright colors and an atmosphere of fun! Stephanie and Seth’s cake resembled the wedding invitation, which was a mountain scene. The place cards were ski tickets, and the guest book was a pair of skis that guests could sign. The couples ketubbah, or Jewish marriage contract, also included mountains and nature. Seth’s step-father, who is also a rabbi performed the service, and used family heirlooms as part of the ceremony. It was a


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perfect balance of tradition, ceremony and fun. The chuppah, also a special part of a Jewish wedding, was a gift from a family friend, which was a mountain scene hand-painted on silk and designed especially for the bride and groom. The wedding was really a weekend long celebration. Thursday night began with a family mini-golf tournament. Friday included a Welcome BBQ at Loon Mountain for all guests, followed by the wedding on Saturday night. It was a weekend to remember! Ceremony/Reception: Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH Photographer: Allison Hope Photography, New Boston, NH Bridal Dress: La Sposa Bridal, Newton, MA Flowers: Mountain Laurel, Ashland, NH Cake: Jacques Pastries, Suncook, NH DJ: Sparhawk Sounds, Melrose, MA


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Amy and Jonathan Steinberg July 10, 2010

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The wedding was a combination of eclectic personalities and ancient traditions. The ceremony included both a Navajo water ceremony and the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass. Family and friends from around the country were on hand to celebrate with Amy and Jonathan. The couple wanted the event to be more of an east coast party that just happened to be a wedding. As with any great party, guests enjoyed great food and music, as well as an amazing sunset. Amy and Jonathan say that guests continue to comment on how much they enjoyed the party, and they are asking the couple to have another one! Reception: Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH Photographer: Nadra Photography, Scarborough, ME Bridal Dress: Madeleine’s Daughter, Portsmouth, NH Flowers: Cymbidium Floral, Exeter, NH Cake: The Beach Pea, Kittery, ME DJ: Luke Lanigan, Kittery, ME Caterer: Mizuna Catering, Greenland, NH Officiant: Rev. Laurie Steinberg, Rye, NH w w w. nhweddi ngm agazi ne. com

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If you truly want your guests to have fun at your reception, make them feel like they are an important part of your celebration instead of just bystanders,” begins Peter Merry, author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”, published by Sellers Publishing, Inc. Author and nationally known wedding entertainer, Peter Merry, offers couples more than 200 creative ways to personalize their wedding receptions in this new book. Drawn from his near 20 years of wedding experience, Merry also outlines all the information couples will need to: • Find the perfect reception location • Explore different entertainment vendors and find the right ones for their style • Involve the guests and highlight loved ones throughout the reception • Liven up the cocktail and dinner hour

• Personalize the wedding party’s grand entrance • Include memorable special dances • Combine traditional and modern elements into a cohesive reception • Plan an unforgettable last dance and sendoff • Enjoy this incredible event, and much more

The book is dived into three main sections. The first, Beginning Your Production, focuses on choosing the right time, finding the right place and selecting the right people to fill each role in the wedding party. The second section, Creating Your Timeline, helps couples to plan a reception that will flow smoothly and keep the guests entertained. The final section, Adding Your Personal Style, helps the bride and groom put their fingerprints on every page of the reception celebration so they know it was created especially for them. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of real couples and how their creative choices and ideas made their reception celebrations not only fun, but also memorable and personally meaningful. Here are just a few highlights from the book to get you started thinking about your reception.

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Whether you choose a DJ or a band to provide music during your reception, make sure you have interview questions prepared that will leave you with an accurate assessment of each entertainment company. Reception music is more important than most people think. It can make your day feel like a world-class event, or amateur hour if you things go bad. Merry, who is also Director of his own entertainment company, Merry Weddings, Inc., knows what questions should be asked, besides the usual, “What is your rate?” Here is an example of some questions to ask bands during the interview process: 1. How will the band perform your special songs? 2. How many songs and genres can the band currently perform? 3.  Can you see uncut video footage of the band making announcements at a wedding? 4. What responsibility will the band

take for directing the pacing and flow of your reception agenda? Here in New Hampshire, Bob and Nancy Fauci of Music Fantasy Weddings offer their own guide to creating unforgettable receptions. With over 25 years of DJ experience, the Fauci’s are experts in the do’s and don’ts of music and entertainment for weddings. They have compiled their experience, tips and advice into an e-report, which can be downloaded for free at www.mfwdj.com. Look for Bob’s top music picks each month on www.musicfantasyweddings.com, too!

DANCE FLOOR A critical component of assessing a venue is something most couples overlook. When considering your venue, look for a dance floor that can be centrally located. Why? Merry says, “A centrally located dance floor


is easy to access for dancing, is more accessible for guests who want to watch the traditional events, is convenient for the catering staff, and will go a long way towards making everyone feel more involved.”

THE GRAND ENTRANCE The entrance of the wedding party and bride and groom is always a highlight of the reception, and sets the tone for the event. Couples are taking the entrance to an all new level, and Merry has some incredible ideas for making it fun. Firstly, Merry says, you want to pick a song that will create energy. You can choose different songs for the wedding party, parents and couple, or keep it the same. Make sure the music provider has detailed instructions on where you want to start a song, or what part of a song you want emphasized.

It is customary for military wedings to use a saber arch as part of the grand entrance. Along those lines, the “wedding party can line up across from each other creating a pathway and hold long stem roses up high, creating an arch for the bride and groom’s entrance,” offers Reno based Wedding Entertainment Director, Larry Williams. As a surprise, Scott Faver, DJ trainer and wedding entertainer from Phoenix, suggests having the MC to instruct guests to grab their cameras, and when the couple enters, to swarm the couple and snap pictures as if the two are a hot Hollywood couple and the guests are the papparazi! The grand entrance is a great way to show guests the couple’s favorite pastimes and activities.

Make your Wedding day shine

• If you love baseball, the couple can throw baseballs, preferably toy plastic ones, to guests as they walk in. • If you are into scuba diving, the bride and groom can enter the reception wearing scuba masks and flippers. • If the bride and groom enjoy comedy, have either one of them or both pretend to trip as they walk in. Make sure to let the guests know it is ok to laugh, after!

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typical guest book, an artist had drawn a tree and each guest was asked to place their fingerprint with name on the tree. It is now framed and hanging in the couple’s home. Unlike most weddings, the couple mixed up family and friends at tables so they had a chance to meet someone new and mingle. They kept couples together, but took time to think about who would enjoy each other’s company and have something in common to talk about. Also at the reception, guests enjoyed taking photos in a photo booth with fun props. It was a great way for guests to get comfortable and let loose. Reception: The Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, ME Photographer: Aphrodite Wedding Photography, Dover, NH Flowers: Kane & Co. and Minott’s Flowers, Portland, ME Wedding Planner: Kane & Co. Cake: European Bakery, Falmouth, ME DJ: Greg Powers DJ Videographer: Media North East, Scarborough, ME Makeup: Laurel Wiley-Strack Hair: Fringe Hair Art, Kennebunkport, ME Photo booth: Top Hat Photo Booths w w w. nhweddi ngm agazi ne. com

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Bridal Fashions A Day To Remember Concord, NH 603.228.8031 www.adaytorememberbridalboutique.com Country Bridals & Formal Wear Jaffrey, NH 603.532.7641 www.countrybridals.com Modern Bride and Formal Shop Bedford, NH 603.472.4933 www.modernbrideshop.com

Cakes & Confections Hippie Chick Bakery Kensington, NH 603.347.1487 www.hippiechickbakery.com Tastefully Wright Wilton, NH 603.654.9219 www.adaytorememberbridalboutique.com

Catering Chalet Caterers NH/ME/VT 603.752.5517 www.chaletcaterers.com Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe Keene, NH 603.358.5200 www.lucasmed.com UNH Conference & Catering Durham, NH 603.862.1900 www.conferences.unh.edu

Creative Gardens Wedding Flowers Lee, NH 603.659.7743 www.creativegardensnh.com

Ceremonies from the Heart Candia, NH 828.712.1119 www.ceremoniesfromtheheart.ws

Embellish Floral Studio Keene, NH 603.209.8588 www.embellishfloralstudio.com

Photographers

Lyndsey Loring Design Dover, NH 603.743.4855 www.lyndseyloringdesign.com

Aphrodite Wedding Photography 603.502.3175 www.aphroditeweddingphotos.com

Naturally Elegant Designs Keene, NH 800.280.6442 www.neflowers.com

Aaron Rohde Photography 603.781.1507 www.aaronrohdephotography.com

Kendal J. Bush Photography 603.345.3686 www.kendalbush.com

Gifts & Favors

Philbrick Photography 603.356.9822 www.philbrickphoto.com

Art of Nature New London, NH 603.526.2638 www.natureswildart.com

Photography by Jim Carlen 603.673.1274 www.carlenphoto.com

Candia Vineyards Candia, NH 603.867.9751 www.candiavineyards.com Linens & Rentals Elegant Settings, Ltd. Keene, NH 603.352.4089 www.elegantsettingsltd.com Special Events of New England Auburn, NH 800.924.8389 www.specialeventsofne.com Wicked Good Ice NH/ME/VT 207.720.0582 www.wickedgoodice.com

Music & Entertainment

Stephanie Wales Creative Imagery 603.387.5633 www.stephaniewalesphotography.com Thamer Photography 603.930.5273 www.thamerphotography.com Thomas Michael Photography 603.275.4772 www.thomasmichaelphotography.com William T. Moore Photography 603.471.3322 www.williammoorephoto.com

Reception Sites Alyson’s Orchard Walpole, NH 603.756.9800 www.alysonsorchard.com

Aprylle & Reed Loudon, NH 603.783.8901 www.aprylleandreed.com

Eagle Mountain House Jackson, NH 603.383.6911 www.eaglemt.com

Wicked Good Ice NH/ME/VT 207.720.0582 www.wickedgoodice.com

Custom Entertainment 800.586.9451 www.customdj.com

Event Center at The Oaks Golf Links Somersworth, NH 603.692.6257 x3 www.weddingsattheoaks.com

Flowers

Main Event DJs & Entertainment 888.833.8293 www.amainevent.com

Anne’s Country Florals Hudson, NH 800.368.9903 www.annecountryfloral.com Art of Nature New London, NH 603.526.2638 www.natureswildart.com

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Officiants A Hitching Place 800.460.3548 www.ahitchingplace.com

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Evergreen Pavilion at Candia Woods Candia, NH 603.483.2307 x116 www.weddingsatcandiawoods.com Granite Rose Hampstead, NH 603.329.8000 www.graniterose.com


Haverhill Country Club Haverhill, MA 978.373.1146 www.haverhillcc.com

Purity Spring Resort East Madison, NH 800.373.3754 www.purityspring.com

Highlander Inn Manchester, NH 603.622.9026 www.highlanderinn.com

Red Barn at Outlook Farm South Berwick, ME 207.384.1010 www.outlookweddings.com

Home Hill Inn Plainfield, NH 603.675.6165 www.homehillinn.com

Rivermill at Dover Landing Dover, NH 603.969.9293 www.rivermillnh.com

Indian Head Resort Lincoln, NH 888.353.8000 www.indianheadresort.com

Steven Clay Bed & Breakfast Candia, NH 603.483.4096 www.stephenclaybedandbreakfast.com

Manchester Country Club Bedford, NH 603.624.4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com

Stonehurst Manor North Conway, NH 800.525.9100 www.stonehurstmanor.com

M/S Mount Washington Cruise Weir’s Beach, NH 888.THE MOUNT www.cruisenh.com

The Barn at Moody Mountain Farm Wolfeboro, NH 603.436.0308 www.moodymountainfarm.com

Notchland Inn Hart’s Location, NH 800.866.6131 www.notchland.com

UNH Conference & Catering Durham, NH 603.862.1900 www.conferences.unh.edu

Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods, NH 603.278.1000 www.mountwashingtonresort.com

The Victoria Inn Hampton, NH 800.291.2672 www.thevictorianinn.com

Pat’s Peak Henniker, NH 603.428.3245 www.patspeak.com

Waukewan Golf Club Center Harbor, NH 603.279.6661 www.waukewan.com

Portsmouth Harbor Events Portsmouth, NH 603.422.9300 www.harboreventscenter.com

Woodbound Inn Rindge, NH 800.688.7770 www.woodbound.com

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Transportation Adventure Limousine Keene, NH 603.357.2933 www.advlimo.com Grace Limousine Manchester, NH 800.328.4544 www.gracelimo.com Whispering Brook Farm Hudson, NH 603.889.7919 www.whisperingbrookfarm.com

Tuxedos A Day To Remember Concord, NH 603.228.8031 www.adaytorememberbridalboutique.com Country Bridals & Formal Wear Jaffrey, NH 603.532.7641 www.countrybridals.com Modern Bride and Formal Shop Bedford, NH 603.472.4933 www.modernbrideshop.com

Wedding Planners Memorable Events Westmoreland, NH 603.762.4264 www.memorableevents.ws Everyday Details Professional Event Planning Hampton, NH 603.552.2819 www.everydaydetails.com

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New Hampshire Wedding Magazine & Website 2011 Bridal Shows January 9, 2011 Castleton Windham, NH

March 20, 2011 Hanover Inn Hanover, NH

February 13, 2011 Crowne Plaza Hotel Nashua, NH

April 10, 2011 Haverhill Country Club Haverhill, MA

March 6, 2011 Sheraton Hotel Portsmouth, NH Presented by New Hampshire Wedding Magazine & Website, our bridal shows make wedding planning easy and fun. Meet with talented area wedding professionals ready to make your wedding a dream come true‌.all in one day, all in one place. Valuable door prizes given away around the clock, live models displaying the latest bridal fashions, bridal hair & makeup consultations, and more. One lucky couple wins a Bahamas Cruise & Stay Vacation at each show. Brides, pre-register for free admission at nhweddingmagazine.com. We look forward to helping make your wedding ideas a reality!


Weddings at Pats Peak

Ba n q u e t C e n t e r

Photographs by Susan

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

For details or to arrange a visit to view our facility in person, call 1-888-PATS PEAK or visit patspeak.com.


NH Wedding Magazine 2011