Ashley and Todd were married at the ever-so-amazing White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway, NH. After 10 years of being together, it was obvious they were so excited and grateful and HAPPY to finally be getting married. Her welcoming, bubbly personality and his quiet, encouraging ways mix together so well, and it was a joy to photograph them on their big day!
I arrived at the hotel and was immediately stunned by it’s location. It sits at the base of a massive rock formation and on the other side, overlooks the incredible White Mountains. It was breathtaking!
Ashley got all fancied up in one of the WMH‘s suites, with her mom, sisters and grandma along to help. And get this: she has owned her wedding dress for four years! Well, when you’re with someone for a long time, it’s only natural to start talking about the future… and as soon as they started talking about the future, Ashley wanted to simply ‘try’ on some dresses. For fun! Not expecting to actually find the one! But it happened, and four years later, here it is!
Gram and Aunt Evelyn look on. Love this frame.
Ashley’s momma made her bridal bouquet! MADE IT! It was huge and gorgeous and oh-so-colorful. Ashely and Todd’s sweet tribute to their loved ones passed was adding their framed photos to it.
Mom put together a book of memories for her daughter. Tears may have been shed, but beautiful, happy ones.
Ashley and Todd chose to see each other (AND read their vows!) before
their ceremony. Neither of them are the super-comfortable-as-the-center-of-attention type, so this private time was the perfect way for them to share their most precious words with each other.
A few portraits before the ceremony!
Ashley’s Uncle Buddy held her hand and walked her down the isle! They were a lively duo!
I wasn’t mad about this ceremony location. In fact, can we redo it? All over? 100 more times?
Married! The happiest.
The toasts were fun, and the cake was delicious! (And the food, too! The WMH chefs nailed it.)
I snuck A+T out of the reception for a quick second because I knew these yellow flowers were a prime photo location. And guess what, this next one turned out to be my favorite! Because this is how they are in their natural habitat. All snuggly and giggly together. It’s a good place to be.
And a few more candids with the gazebo lights in the background. These were my last two shots of the night. BOOM!
Congrats, my new lovely friends. I wish you many more fun, adventurous, loving years together!