Annie and Ben | Married | Backyard Wildflower Wedding

Wedding days that are forecast to be rainy and end up drenched in sun are sweetened by gratitude. Weddings that take place in a beautiful field at the bride’s childhood home, surrounded by loving friends from all over the world, well, they’re pretty tough to beat.

Annie and Ben were married on a glorious August afternoon in a field behind Annie’s New England home.  Annie and Ben are world travelers but their theme of coming home was touching. There was so much love and friendship surrounding this wedding.  It felt as though the field itself embraced its guests as wildflower seeds were thrown into the grass to remember the day.  So many personal touches made the day unique and special. The beautiful sun print place cards were made with wildflowers by Annie’s sister and her two sisters made a flower crown for Ben to welcome him to the family. Personal stories were shared by friends and laughter filled the tent. The rejoicing lasted well into the night and I was so honored to be there on this very special occasion.

Congratulations to Annie and Ben!  May you have many incredible journeys together but always come back to see your wildflowers growing and remember this very special day.

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XO~Kate


Morgan and Rob | Married | The Oaks

Morgan and Rob were married on a gorgeous day in August. We started our day in Portsmouth, NH and then took a trolley to The Oaks in Somersworth where they were married.  All of the details of the day were perfectly coordinated with their soft, vintage color palate.  Morgan is an artist and designed her own gorgeous stationary and I am so in love with her beautiful designs. Everything from the invitations to the welcome bags to the ceremony programs were adorned and printed with the lovely motif.

Not only are Morgan and Rob the perfect pair, but these two have the BEST families! I always love when I get to photograph siblings and cousins etc of the same family and I have been with this one for many years. They are very dear to me and I am so honored to be a part of their special gatherings.

It has always been Morgan’s dream to have fireworks at her wedding and they had the most beautiful display! It was the perfect ending to a warm and wonderful day. Congratulations Morgan and Rob! I know your love and friendship will last many years to come.

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XO~Kate


Black Tie Styled Shoot | Aldworth Manor Wedding | Harrisville NH

Oh My Goodness! Do I have something wonderful to share with you today!!  I was lucky enough to be a part of an incredible group of wedding vendors  and together we created an amazing styled wedding shoot.

Sorrell, from Events by Sorrell, and I talked about collaborating on an inspiration shoot over coffee one day and were brainstorming about unique places to host it.  She had recently seen a video about a place called The Aldworth Manor in Harrisville, NH which was being lovingly restored by it’s new owner, Shane Long. We decided that it’s rustic elegance was the perfect venue for our vision and Shane was amazingly wonderful at accommodating our wishes! That was the beginning of this adventure and from there we contacted our favorite local vendors (and a few not so local) to help us complete our black tie vision.

The Aldworth Manor is now available to use as an event space as it continues to be restored. If you are looking for a very unique, grand, gorgeous, soul-filled space for your wedding or event, I would highly recommend looking into this place first!  Set in the quaint town of Harrisville, NH, it overlooks Mount Monadnock. The property is grand with it’s arches, European type details, and gardens lined with old granite walls.

Each artist brought their own unique and professional talent to the shoot and the results are so stunning. From the dresses to the cake, to the lovely stationary, to the ah-mazing flowers by Apotheca, I am head over heels in love with all aspects of this shoot!  Sorrell is an amazing detail person and pulled everything together to make this shoot so incredible! We asked a former bride and groom of mine (Danielle and Derrick) to be our lovely models and my little Bea got to be our flower girl in the most beautiful Fattie Pie dress.  Seriously, I want to wear one of these dresses!!  Sorrell’s son and girlfriend were our lovely bridesmaid and groomsman.  Megan from Inspirations Bridal provided the perfect Allure bridal gowns for the shoot, from the ball gowns to the oh so lovely gold sequined Sorella Vita bridesmaid’s gown. Gah!  Like all of our vendors, she was incredible at hearing our vision and choosing the perfect match!  Sarno and Sons dressed our groom so handsomely in Allure tuxes. Marsala, smoky blue, gold and chartreuse were the color palate. Alyssa from Apotheca Flowers and Tea Shoppe created truly remarkable floral arrangements with a stunning and contemporary palate of colors. And wait until you see the bouquet and Bea’s flower crown! I die! Celeste from Impress Me Designs made the exquisite stationary and Shara from Chickadee Hill Cakes blew us all away with the detail work in her striking cake.  Ava Marie Chocolates complimented our silhouette theme with delicious and unique chocolate favors.  Manhattan East  made our bride and bridesmaid’s hair gorgeous and Ellen from European Esthetics did the impeccable makeup on both girls.

I am so proud to be a part of this perfect team and would highly recommend all of them for your next event!

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Event Styling:  Events by Sorrell

Venue: The Aldworth Manor

Photography: Kate Preftakes Photography and Nadine Preftakes

Floral Arrangements: Apotheca Flower and Tea Chest

Bridal Gowns: Inspirations Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Sarno and Son’s

Flower Girl Dress: Fattie Pie

Invitations and Stationary: Impress Me Designs

Cake: Chickadee Hill Cakes

Chocolate Favors: Ava Marie Chocolates

Hair Design: Manhattan East Hair Design

Makeup: European Esthetics

XO~Kate


Miriam and Dan | Cape Cod Wedding

Miriam and Dan were married on a gorgeous, windy Cape Cod day.  Miriam had the perfect dress for the breezy beach weather on the beaches of the Sea Crest Beach Hotel (and those shoes!!). Brick Kiln Farm designed the gorgeous flowers and details that complimented the blue colors of the day.  Miriam and Dan were relaxed and happy all day and I loved being there with them.  Congratulations to a perfectly matched pair!

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XO~Kate

 


Heather and Allan | Married | Backyard Wedding

Heather and Allan were married on a beautiful day in the backyard of their Hanover, NH home.  Surrounded by family, friends, flowers, amazing food and great music, it was the perfect day! B & W Catering provided the most incredible food and A to Z Cakes made a gorgeous birch inspired wedding cake. Silver Arrow Band kept the party going all night and Art of Nature created the beautiful flowers.

It was festive and joyous and absolutely filled with love.  Congratulations Heather and Allan!

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XO~Kate