Theresa + Mark // Married! | Camp Spofford Wedding

Bound by love, one flesh to be
An unbroken ring
And I lay down my life for thee
In love we are free

Josh Garrels, Heaven’s Knife

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Theresa and Mark are married!! Celebraaaaate! These lovelies are two of the most go-with-the-flow, laid-back people I know. And I’ve known Theresa and Mark for a long time ūüėČ We all started working at Camp Spofford¬†while we were still teenagers, and Tree¬†and I even lifeguarded together! BUT. I never knew them as a couple until their wedding day. And let me tell you, now I understand why God created¬†this very perfect match. Theresa’s silly-loving-happy-sweet self brings out the best (and smiles) in Mark. And Mark loves her well. It was so cute¬†watching him¬†sneak kisses and hand-squeezes to Theresa at all times of their special day. They met and grew their friendship and relationship at Camp, so it only seemed right for them to start their new life as a married couple there as well!

New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0025New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0026We started the day at a family friend’s amazing lakefront home, just down the street from Camp. Theresa got ready with the help of her¬†momma and sister-in-laws, while Mark patiently waited downstairs on the porch for their First Look to happen.

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New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0031New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0032Portraits by the water are my new favorite.

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New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0065Mark’s brothers and friends took a few moments before the ceremony started to lay hands on him and pray for the new marriage that was about to happen. I only snapped maybe 4 photos of this (my camera’s echo was loud in the unfinished dining hall!), but they turned out to be some of my favorites from the day. THIS IS SO SPECIAL. Friends who willingly and expectantly pray for you, keep those friends around.

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New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0038New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0039Their ceremony included¬†a message from Ephesians 5. “As the Scriptures say, ‚ÄúA man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.¬†This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.” ¬†Their talented friends serenaded us on piano and violin, and Theresa and Mark lit a candle to symbolize two families coming together as one.

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New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0066New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0067After family portraits, I stole the newlyweds away for a couple more lake-filled, love-y, sunny photos. Their personalities are SO EVIDENT in this next frame.

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Mark’s mom made most of the¬†decorations, his cousin arranged¬†the flower bouquets, Theresa’s sister-in-law did her¬†make-up, their friend shot video, another friend manned the sound-board during the ceremony, Theresa’s mom designed their invitations… I mean, it was a family affair to the very last detail!! Not to mention, pretty much all the guests knew each other because: CAMP SPOFFORD. ūüėČ

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New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0056And this is a very Theresa face ūüėČ

New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0057New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0058New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0059New Hampshire Wedding | Spofford Lake Wedding | Stephanie Rita Photography_0060At the end of their awesome¬†afternoon, T+M grandly-exited the premises…

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… IN A CORVETTE!!¬†Wicked sweet.

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Theresa + Mark, I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek and are livin’ it up in Lake Placid! Love you guys!

<3 S

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  • Barbara Lee Knudsen Jacobsen

    on May 22, 2015  1:05 am

    This was beautiful!!

  • Jan Syvertsen

    on May 22, 2015  3:56 am

    Loved seeing all these beautiful pictures!!!!! Congratulations Theresa and Mark!

  • Lianna

    on May 22, 2015  10:43 am

    Love these! I really love that shot of the dress by the water :)

  • Lee Mitchell

    on June 1, 2015  5:46 pm

    I love these, Stephanie! I am looking forward to seeing the rest!!

  • Jean Marilyn Knox Orwig

    on June 1, 2015  7:19 pm

    Great pictures, looks like a perfect day. Much happiness and Bleslsings to the whole family.....especially the new bride and groom!

  • Linda Price Bornemann

    on June 1, 2015  11:33 pm

    Just beautiful. So happy for Theresa!

  • Loretta Foster

    on June 2, 2015  2:01 pm

    Beautiful loving pictures