Category archives: Wedding & Engagement

Portsmouth Engagement Session

Portsmouth. You cutie little town you. David and I rediscovered Portsmouth New Hampshire about a year ago when we came to Maine to look at houses. This town is filled with charm and old unique buildings that feel so European. It’s the closest you can get to feeling like you’re across the pond while still on US soil. So when Jackie & Nate reached out about shooting their engagement session in their home town, Portsmouth, I was so excited! We walked around and shot at all different locations like Strawberry Banks (also where they will have their wedding in the Fall), downtown roads, Memorial Bridge, and a bunch of different areas for their Portsmouth Engagement Session. Portsmouth is a touristy area in the summer but it seemed so calm while we were there. Watching families skate around the rink in the middle of Strawberry Banks was so iconic. The sun occasionally peaked out and gave us some warm color but mostly we were working with that cool winter light which did look so dreamy against the old buildings.

Jackie & Nate brought along to their Portsmouth engagement session moscow mule mugs that were engraved with their names and wedding date that they will use at their wedding. It was there that I realized I need engraved mugs. I did find a mug recently that said, “Somewhere between Proverbs 31 and Nicki Minaj” and I’ve never heard something more true about myself.

So excited to get back to Portsmouth in the warmer months for some day trips and then for Jackie & Nate’s wedding with Nicole Mower Wedding & Events! Let’s go wedding season!

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Kelly & John

I traveled back to Minnesota for a wedding in March and loved my quick trip back! I was so excited for Kelly & John’s modern winter wedding at Machine Shop with See Jane Plan at the helm because of so many reasons but mostly because Kelly & John are kind and wonderful people. I had so much fun on their engagement session and could wait to spend another day with them. I loved that Jane of See Jane Plan used modern touches to make this winter wedding a beautiful fete. Check out all the acrylic used throughout the wedding! Winter weddings are always tricky with the cool lighting the sun gives off and the early sunset time but we managed to get everything done before the sunset!

Kelly and John’s ceremony was an unforgettable one. The sun was dropping down in the sky as Kelly and John stood at the front- illuminating the white draping behind them. Paired with the hanging greenery installation that was dropped down to cover the head table after the ceremony made this wedding so beautiful! And watching John cry while Kelly walked down the aisle was pretty priceless too!

Though Kelly and John had this classy and modern winter wedding they also made sure to add in some of their quirky preferences- like McDonalds and Taco Bell for their late night snacks. Oh and speaking of late night, once the sun dropped and the dance floor opened John’s awesome (no, really, he was amazing) dance moves hit the floor and didn’t leave for a while. I love watching people dance!

Congrats Kelly & John! Hope it was the best night of your life!

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This modern winter wedding was made possible by some wonderful vendors…

 

Planning- See Jane Plan

Photography- Jaimee Morse

Floral- Forever in Bloom

Invitation Suite- Champagne Press

Venue- Machine Shop

Second Shooter- Laurel Lee Photography

Bridal Boutique- L’Atelier Couture

Videographer- Narrate Studios

 

Island Tented Rehearsal Dinner | Callie & Crosby

This was such a perfect summer night. Callie & Crosby invited all of their guests out for an island tented rehearsal dinner. Callie’s family had a vacation home on Madeline Island and the next day they would invite everyone all over to that part of the island but for the rehearsal they rented out The Farmhouse which was a beautiful modern farmhouse with a massive field beside it perfect for fitting a tent.

Callie & Crosby worked with Lace & Brass Events to make this clear tent come to life. They went for a more rustic elegance look and I think they nailed it…I mean, they had antler chandeliers. I’ll just leave that right there. Lots of buffalo check, wood slabs, scattered antlers, wildflowers, and candles! The couple’s family had a tradition of having a night of speeches at rehearsal dinners so I got to photograph a lot of laughs and smiles and a couple tears. Everyone chowed down on some backyard barbecue for dinner and a rustic grooms cake with a cabin on it was part of the delicious dessert.

A sunny, warm day. Clear tent. Lots of beautifully dressed guests. Moscow mules. The dreamiest lighting. Fun couple. Antler chandeliers. Enjoying everyones company under the sky. Such a great day.

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Planning & Design- Lace and Brass Events

Tent- Apres Events

Cake- How sweet it is Duluth

Food- Good Thyme

 

Elegant Wedding on the Lake | Stephanie & Sam

Stephanie and Sam had a very elegant wedding filled with many feminine touches- pink and coral floral, pink glitter table linens, draping, chandeliers, Kate Spade sparkly shoes, floral invitations, and I didn’t hate it! Stephanie and Sam had their wedding at Maddens on Gull Lake in Brainerd Minnesota. Just a few hours outside of Minneapolis and you feel like you’re in a completely different place. I had the privilege of working with Jane of See Jane Plan– a stellar planning and design company based in Minneapolis. She’s such a fabulous planner, so hands on, and the best at making weddings magical.

Stephanie and Sam had their ceremony at a tiny church on Madden’s property and then had a tented reception on the beach overlooking the lake. I loved how rustic and natural the venue itself was and then how prim and proper the wedding itself was. It definitely felt like home for me because I’m an outdoorsy girl- give me a tent, backpack, and the mountains (or ocean!) and I’m happy. But I also love getting dressed up all fancy, wearing heals, and being all girly-girl.

One of the best parts of the day was the sunset that happened during their first dance. It couldn’t have been more magical if we had tried. That has to be a moment that will be cemented in their heads for forever. A perfect night indeed.

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This elegant wedding came to fruition because of these awesome vendors!

 

Venue- Maddens on Gull Lake

Planning- See Jane Plan

Photography- Jaimee Morse

Invitation Suite- Paper Rock Scissors

Floral- Bloom Designs

DJ- Midwest Sound

Makeup- Captivating Beauty

Tent- Party Time Rentals

Linens- Avant Decor

Second Shooting- Hannah Foerster