Wedding in the White Mountains
Karen and her groom searched New England for the perfect
venue for their wedding day.  Their choice was the Mount
Washington Hotel in New Hampshire.  The November date
offered a fall get-away location while still being conveniently
close for wedding planning meetings, tastings, and events.  The
time spent coordinating the details of the day paid off with
magnificent style!

The bridal party consisted of family and close friends in addition
to welcoming numerous nieces and nephews to walk down the
aisle.   An early start in the bridal suite was mandatory for
beauty preparations for the bridal party and left time for some
wedding guests to be pampered too.  “Three at a time” services
were performed by Hair Stylists Stacie Cummings, Christy, and
Makeup Artist Elizabeth Nightingale.  Karen’s beauty style was
elegant and classic.  Her strapless ivory dress featured inverted
pleats accented with wide bands of lace.  Her wedding day
accessories included an all white bouquet, a ribbon edged veil
and pearl jewelry.  Out of no where, a ladybug landed on the
bride bringing her some additional wedding day luck!  

The color scheme revolved around rich fall colors including
bridesmaid's dresses in ivory and merlot.   They carried ribbon-
wrapped bouquets in shades of wine and fresh green.  The
bride and groom had decided to have their formal pictures
before the ceremony, maximizing the time with their guests.  
However a “reveal moment” was captured as the groom saw his
stunning bride at the top of the stairs.  The White Mountains
were a picturesque backdrop for the formal pictures.
After the traditional ceremony, the couple stole away with the
photographer for a few pictures in the New Hampshire
countryside before arriving by horse and carriage to the
reception.

Attention to detail was important.   Extra care was taken to
arrange for transportation including shuttle vans, as the closest
major airport was two hours away.  Family and guests from a far
traveled the world to attend.  A side note- some of the guests
were from ” across the pond” and are accustomed to driving on
the left hand side of the road.  Miniature pumpkins displayed
names for the seating arrangements- no easy task with 300
guests!  Kids meals were planned, even for those who slept
through dinner.     

Two days before the wedding, an early snow storm capped the
mountains in glorious white.  An even luckier unplanned surprise
was the wedding day temperature reaching 70 degrees and
ending with a stunning sunset!