Stoney Ridge Farm Alton, NH | Jac and Dan

Stoney Ridge Farm Alton, NH | Jac and Dan

I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I still find each and every one fresh and moving. Jac and Dan’s wedding ceremony was no exception. Here is an excerpt from the couples friend and wedding officiant Walter Dunbar.

“The word marriage can be broken down to mean “ocean age” or the age of water. Mar or mari in both Latin and Spanish means the sea, the ocean. Words like marina, marines and marsh all share the water root. And age is a period of time. Water has always represented the unknown mystery, the subconscious dream realm. It’s mystical and can flow, crash, trickle and splash. And you will be sailing across this uncharted mysterious ocean in your relationship. Although you are both individuals, today’s union makes the two one and now you can identify yourself as the ship. Dan and Jac, I want you to imagine what your ship would look like ’cause you’re gonna be cruising in it for the rest of your lives. You started out in a friendship, dated in a partnership, but this relationship has been under construction ’til today and it’s time to leave harbor and sail into the Mystic. If you always do what is best for the relationship you will enjoy a long voyage–an odyssey. And during storms and rough seas, trust the relationship you built: one person can’t row or you’ll go in circles. Find the balance. You two are the only people to know how your ship handles. And at times you may want to steer in opposite directions. At times you may have to make sacrifices, but if you sacrifice not as a personal win or loss, but do what is best for the relationship, your ship will never fail you. You will float and ride the waves. You will get past the rough seas and enjoy the sunshine that follows. This voyage is about the journey and not a destination.”

Bon Voyage, Jac and Dan!

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Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH | Amy & Dave

Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH | Amy & Dave

Amy and Dave are long-time sweethearts.  I get to learn all these amazing things about couples through their wedding toasts.  Dave was actually Amy’s date at her Bat Mitzvah, if you can believe it.  Here we are many years later celebrating their wedding at the beautiful Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH.

Now, this wedding was rather amazing.  The food was incredible, including exotic cheese spreads and sushi during the cocktail hour.  And details to die for like the flower vase sculpted from ice and intricately lite.  And then there was the music… the band Soho from Nightshift Entertainment was out of this world.  They did a rendition of Hava Nagila that was nothing short of amazing and that was just the beginning.  Truly a wedding to remember!

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Chase House at The Inn at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH | Emily and Mike

Chase House at The Inn at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH | Emily and Mike

Chase House at The Inn at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH is one of New Hampshire’s most sought after wedding venues…and it is for good reason. The beautiful location on Lake Winnipesaukee has beautiful lake views, plenty of rooms, great food and excellent service.

Emily and Mike have been coming to the lake for years and it just made sense for them to exchange vows here. This was a memorable wonderful wedding full of laughter, a few tears and a little ridiculousness. Kudos to musician Aaron Denny for keeping the dance floor full with a combination of acoustic guitar and spinning some tunes.

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A Newport Vermont Wedding | Amy & Jon

A Newport Vermont Wedding | Amy & Jon

Every wedding I’ve ever attend is special, but Amy and Jon’s wedding in Newport Vermont on the Canadian boarder was extra special! Amy and Jon actually hired me in 2010 to photograph their 2011 wedding, but then they had to delay. I hadn’t heard from them in 3 years and then Amy pops back up asking if I’m available for the 2014 wedding. It was wonderful to see them finally realize their wedding!

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Tupper Manor in Beverly MA | Jenn & Christos

Tupper Manor in Beverly MA | Jenn & Christos

I keep finding new, beautiful places to get married in Beverly Mass. Who knew? Tupper Manor is part of the Whylie Inn and Conference Center at Endicott College. It is a gorgeous old home, meticulously cared for. A perfect place for a wedding!

This couple, Jenn and Christos have been together since high school, they are both musicians and truly kind people.  A very enjoyable wedding to photograph.  Thanks for having me Jenn & Christos!

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