Winter Wedding Romance


  Winter Wedding Romance - sneak peek at some of the beautiful images captured by Birch Blaze Photography at our recent wedding style shoot at Valley Snow Dogz location in Thornton, NH. The inspiration for this photo shoot was the warmth and coziness of a winter wedding, delicate vintage lace and woodsy flowers and the charm of arriving at a wedding via sled dogs. Our models are actual sled dog owners - we wanted to show brides-to-be that it's important to be yourself on your wedding … [Read more...]

Belknap Mill Style Photo Shoot


There's a little gem in the Lakes Region just right for weddings and events. With so much history (built in 1823), the Belknap Mill on Beacon St. in Laconia offers a lot for weddings - a roomy third floor function space with wood floors, brick walls and tall windows spilling light into the room. The rental rates are reasonable, and the scheduling is flexible. Open year round, the Mill has beautiful gardens in the summer and a pretty gazebo. Lakes Region Bride gathered a group of wedding … [Read more...]

Love the Lake Wedding Weekend

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Shannon (Taylor) Faretra and Guy William Faretra Date of Engagement: May 26, 2012 Date of Wedding: June 1, 2013 All photos Briana Moore Photography Ceremony and reception location: Laughing Loon, a private estate in Wolfeboro, NH Wedding Professionals: Florist: Private Weddings and Events Cake:  Wild Orchid Bakery, Dover, NH Ceremony Officiant: Captain Ken Barnes,  Rockland, ME Ceremony Music: Paul Warnick Trolley by Molly the Trolley/Wolfeboro Trolley, Wolfeboro, NH Makeup/Hair:  Katie Schopp … [Read more...]

A Few Scenes from the Capitol Bridal Affair


The Jan. 26 Capitol Bridal Affair took place on a very cold winter's day at the Grappone Conference Center/Courtyard Marriott in Concord, NH. The weather may have been cold but things were toasty and fun indoors with the wedding professionals bringing their best cakes, flowers, gowns and much more. Simpell Photo stopped by to say hello and captured a few scenes from the show that we just fell in love with! … [Read more...]

A Family Affair


  Todd and Nicole August, 2013 Kim Keyes Photography These days everyone is talking about DIY (do it yourself) weddings. It’s the trend but it takes a lot of vision and work to pull it all together. For Todd and Nicole, a Lakes Region couple who married four years to the day from their first date, a creative, rustic yet elegant wedding with family and friends was a must. “I knew I wanted an outdoor, rustic chic feel for our wedding. I also wanted it to be inexpensive and I … [Read more...]

Read 2014 Capitol Bride Magazine Online

Capitol Bride magazine 2014 issue just back from the printers! Cover by Garone Photography. Copies will be available this weekend at Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers among other Concord area locations. … [Read more...]

10 Years After


Philbrick Photography Date of Wedding: September 2003 When Brandon and Katarina met in North Conway, NH over 10 years ago, Katarina was on break from college and Brandon was working at a local music shop. Katarina recalls, "I went in a store to buy a present for my friend's birthday when he approached me asking me about the European band I was sporting on my shirt - he said he loved the band, which happened to be my favorite too." A very shy Brandon enlisted a friend to ask Katarina out … [Read more...]

2013 Castle Wedding Affair


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Veils & Cocktails July 2013


On a sultry, late July afternoon, Lakes Region Bride and a group of wedding professionals gathered lakeside at the Margate Resort in Laconia for the first annual Veils & Cocktails Bridal Show. Held under a large tent provided by Taylor Rental, Laconia, the show featured cakes, decor, florals, skin and makeup care, delicious food, mother of the bride fashions, jewelry, live music by George Parker on guitar and also from Swing a Cat Band ... and lake blue cocktails by the Margate bar staff. As … [Read more...]

Vineyard Wedding Romance


Molly and Bradley Married – August 15, 2013 Wedding Photography: Sarah Vanessa Photography     Sometimes casual and intimate is best. That was the case for Molly and Bradley, a Massachusetts couple who kept their wedding low-key and focused. “When planning our day, we let the beautiful landscape of the Lakes Region and the winery speak for itself. I guess you could say it was a vineyard theme, since we held the ceremony at the Stonegate Vineyard in Gilford, … [Read more...]