You may remember Kristin and Chris from their engagement session in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, earlier this year. They are wonderful people and we had been looking forward to their wedding for quite some time! Last month they were married at the very place Kristin had always dreamed of having her wedding…the very grand Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. They put so much work into every detail (along with the help of family and friends), creating a beautifully personalized day. Vintage typewriters, button bouquets and legos…the stuff dreams are made of! Part one features all things pre-ceremony.
Kristin and Chris, thank you for sharing your day with us. We had so much fun and we wish for you obscene amounts of happiness for all time!
Buttons were a running theme. Kristin made her cute button shoes and had her bouquet assembled using buttons, lace and pieces of antique jewelry from the ladies in her family. Absolutely flipping beautiful! (Button bouquets handmade down under by Liza at Letters4lilly. You can visit her Etsy shop here.)
One very cool feature of the Mt. Washington Hotel is The Cave, a tavern from the prohibition era that was built into the giant granite foundation stones of the grand hotel, so patrons of the day could enjoy some illegal “hooch” without great fear of getting hauled off. You can still tip a bottle here, though Taylor found it to be pretty much the coolest dress shot location we’ve seen.
The men sported button boutonnieres to keep the theme going. Best man Pat, showcasing one of said boutonnieres.
Kristin and Chris decided to do a First Look, which is when the B&G see each other before the ceremony. This allowed plenty of time for photos and also added time to enjoy themselves at the reception. We love when a couple chooses to do this. In addition to providing ample time for photos, it’s a quiet and more intimate setting for couples to see each other for the first time…so much fun!
With Mount Washington and the rest of the White Mountains as it’s backdrop, the Omni Resort’s Mt. Washington Hotel is nothing less than spectacular. What a privilege to photograph a wedding there. The history, the architecture, the impeccable grounds and period furniture & decor—perfection! …even in November.
A few portraits of the beautiful bride, who is as lovely inside as out.
And of the Groom…equally as lovely.
Stay tuned for Part II, coming soon to a browser near you :)