Amanda & Matt | Married | Backyard NH Wedding

Amanda and Matt were married on the most beautiful of August days in Jaffrey, NH.  Their ceremony was held at the historic Jaffrey Meeting House and their reception was held at Amanda’s Aunt and Uncle’s home where she and her family spent many summers vacationing.

Amanda has impeccable taste and designed every gorgeous detail of her breathtaking wedding.  From their monogram, to the ribbon, to the oh so beautiful flowers and table settings, there was so much to take in and love about this wedding.  Amanda wore a gorgeous Corolina Herrera skirt over a romper which I adored and each bridesmaid (also gorgeous) wore a peach or pink dress of their own choice.  The couple’s Springer Spaniel, Wyatt, was a big part of their day as he is obviously a huge part of their lives.  Amanda rides horses competitively in dressage and it was fitting that we were able to take some portraits in the old historic horse sheds near the Meeting House.

The property where the reception was held is a large summer “cabin”.  It is filled with incredible books, games, signs and objects.  Each room boasts it’s own collection of paint by numbers paintings and I believe they may have the largest collection in the world.  I had to photograph Amanda in the “horse” room!   My favorite thing about the upstairs of this home are the photos that line the walls from the years of family visits and summer vacations.  There is such a rich history in this home and it is easy to see why they chose to have their wedding in this special place.

Monadonck Tent provided the tents, floors, tables and dishes.  The flowers (that I am still dreaming about) were done by Terra Floral and the delicious farm to table food was catered by Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, NH.  The band was Honey Train and the day of coordination was by Lindsay from MStarr Event Design.

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Congratulations to this wonderful couple!

XO~Kate


Welcoming Little Aurea

I have a new niece!  Little Aurea joined her sister Evelyn in my sister’s beautiful family.  When she was just four days old my Mom and I went down to NJ to visit them.  She is absolutely perfect.  From her gorgeous head of hair to her little rosebud mouth, we couldn’t get enough of her. I seriously don’t know why someone hasn’t invented a “newborn smell” in a bottle but they should.  There’s really nothing quite like it and, if you’ve had your own babies, one smell can take you right back to the days of holding your own little one.

Heidi and Josh are incredibly attentive, loving parents to their two precious girls.  They play, they laugh, and they take the time to really be with their children.  I love them all so much and feel so fortunate to have them as my family.

Evie is the most welcoming big sister I have ever seen and she spent a lot of time sitting with her mom and talking to Aurea.  It was so sweet to hear her repeat things to Ari like “It’s ok, baby.  Mommy’s got you”.   Aurea will be well loved, well cared for, and have a wonderful lifelong friendship with her sister.  My wish for them is that they can be as close to each other as I am to my sisters.

Here are just a few of our pictures from this very special visit.

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Welcome to our family little Aurea.  You are already loved beyond words.

XO~Kate


Beth and Dan | Married | Cape Cod

Beth and Dan had the most beautiful, intimate sunset beach wedding on Cape Cod.   They were joined by their three lovely daughters and a JP to marry them.  Everything about this special evening was focused on their love and their beautiful blended family.  From the inclusive ceremony, to the butterflies and toast at the end, the girls were a big part of this wedding, and couldn’t have been more excited for their parents.  I was so honored to be there!

Congratulations Beth and Dan!

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XO~Kate


Kristin & Matt | Married | Granite Rose

Kristin and Matt had the sweetest first meeting and luckily fate was on their side.  They were actually set up by friends to go on a blind date but as it happened, the party they attended had three different Matt’s.   At the end of the night, Kristin wasn’t sure which one she was supposed to be on a date with!  Luckily, the correct Matt (their friends were right) was persistent and tracked her down.  The rest is history!  This couple is absolutely perfect for each other and compliments one another perfectly.  They had a beautiful August evening wedding at The Granite Rose, just as the sun was setting.  From the lovely details to the fun loving crowd, this wedding was pure happiness.  I loved Kristin’s dress and her little flower girl was so incredibly adorable.

Also, they had an unplugged ceremony which makes a huge difference in the pictures as well as the general feel of the wedding.  If you are planning a wedding, I strongly urge you to have your officiant  gently ask your guests to put away their phones and cameras and be present at the wedding with their whole hearts.  In this digital world, it is so important to keep some things sacred.  I believe that wedding ceremonies are one of those times.

Congratulations Kristin and Matt!

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XO~Kate

 


Wildflower

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me

~Tom Petty

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XO~Kate