Simple, Fun and Elegant


Melissa and Tony Date of engagement: 11/16/13 Date of wedding: 6/28/2014 Images by Erika Follansbee Photography The lake and the beauty of summertime were high on Melissa and Tony’s must-have list as they began to plan their wedding. Plans were done long distance (the couple lives in South Carolina). Luckily, Melissa’s mother Wynette lives in NH and was a huge help in planning the lakefront wedding. Recalls Melissa, “We had to rely on my mom to do a lot of the leg work for us. She … [Read more...]

A Scottish/Lakes Region Wedding Story


  Sarah & Steven Date of Engagement: February 17, 2013 Date of Wedding: May 23, 2014 Images by Michael Cirelli Photography ( Sarah would be the first one to tell you her romance and wedding story is “pretty complicated!” It spans two countries (United States and Scotland) and includes beloved dogs, a dedicated and loving extended family, a friendship that turned into romance and a perfect wedding on Lake Winnipesaukee. In the end, according to Sarah, all that planning … [Read more...]

Beautiful and Perfect


Katie and Derek Date of engagement: 10/08/2012 Date of wedding: 05/31/2014 All images courtesy Rick Bouthiette Photography Sometimes you know immediately when something is right. That was definitely the case when Katie and Derek found the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, NH. The couple was starting to search for a perfect location for their upcoming ceremony and wedding reception, and Katie recalls, “Indian Head was the first venue that we visited and we instantly fell in love with the … [Read more...]

The Sun, the Moon, and all the Stars


Matt and Jessica Date of Engagement: August 4, 2012 (on a mountain top in Vermont) Date of Wedding: May 2014 Photography: Philbrick Photography Wedding inspiration comes from many places. For Jessica and Matt, that inspiration came from a line of poetry by e. e. cummings: "You are my sun, my moon and all my stars". It is obvious in the romantic, nighttime colors of their wedding and the vintage style that they translated those lines from a poem into wedding day beauty in colors of Navy … [Read more...]

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Mountaintop Wedding


Kim Terbrack and Kris Kessler Date of Engagement: Jan. 1, 2012 Date of Wedding: June 22, 2013 Images courtesy Adam Peschke Photography ( What bride and groom would pass up the chance to get married in a beautiful location with views of the lake far below? That was a dream of Kris and Kim when they planned their wedding. Kim says, "Kris and I wanted to tie the knot in a place that had meaning to both of us. Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness was one of … [Read more...]

Coming in 2014 – White Mt Bride magazine


From extreme northern NH's remote and spectacular settings to the dazzling grand hotels, this area of the Granite State is a popular wedding destination. White Mt Bride magazine will bring fresh wedding ideas, inspiration and gorgeous real weddings to those in the wedding planning process. Watch for the magazine later in 2014. Write to for advertising information. This photo at Camp Ogontz; Rodeo & Co Photography   … [Read more...]

Theatre Curtain Wedding Style

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NH has many historic and beautiful theatre curtains restored to their former glory by the Curtains Without Borders project. Lakes Region Bride, Capitol Bride and White Mt Bride (our newest publication, launching later this year), will be traveling around the state to capture some of these lovely curtains. We think they are gorgeous backdrops for wedding photography! Watch for more to come in the months ahead. To kick things off, we started with the charming restored theatre curtain at the … [Read more...]

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...]