Rockywold Deephaven Wedding | Holderness, NH | Colleen and Gerry

Colleen and Gerry were married at the rustic Rockywold Deephaven Camps in Holderness, New Hampshire. I absolutely love this venue! When you arrive, you drive down a long and winding dirt road, then suddenly you're there - back, reliving summer camp of your childhood memories. Guests are out hiking, kayaking on the lake, sitting on the docks and even grabbing waffles at the on-site dining hall. Rockywold Deephaven has games and competitions that campers can take part in during their visit, or you can just sit back and relax, and enjoy a book on a covered porch. Either way, you get to escape reality for a bit. Colleen's family has a long standing tradition of vacationing at Rockywold Deephaven each summer, so when it was time to get married, she knew exactly where to look. The camp did not disappoint! You can't even tell that we had a rain spell in the middle of the day, just before their gorgeous, rustic outdoor ceremony. 

Thanks to Lindsey Eaton who helped plan this gorgeous wedding and for connecting me with Colleen and Gerry. 

Colleen hand painted the C+G wooden signs that were displayed throughout the camp and wore a Modern Trousseau wedding dress. The detail on the back of the dress is stunning! 

Rockywold Deephaven Camp wedding details; wedding dress and wedding rings.
Rockywold Deephaven Camp Wedding bride getting ready

Linda Pare at Mountain Laurel Florists in Ashland, NH created the most amazing bridal bouquet. 

Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding details - wedding dress - bride's bouquet

When Colleen saw Gerry during their first look, she couldn't wait any longer to give him a hug so she ran the rest of the way up the path! 

Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding bride groom first look
Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding bride groom holding hands
Rockywold Deephaven Camp lake wedding portrait
Rockywold Deephaven camp bride and groom portrait
Rockywold Deephaven wedding ceremony and ring bearer

Again, the flowers from Mountain Laurel Florists were absolutely amazing! 

Rockywold Deephaven Camp wedding ceremony
Rockywold Deephaven ceremony bride and groom recessional
Rockywold Deephaven Camp wedding bride and groom portraits
Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding details - maple syrup favor - wedding cake - centerpieces
Rockywold Deephaven wedding dining hall speeches
Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding reception speeches in the dining hall
Rockywold Deephaven wedding parent dances

It's so much fun to sneak the bride and groom out of the wedding reception for 5 extra minutes during sunset or just afterwards to take a few more beautiful, night time portraits. 

Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding bride and groom portrait
Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding reception dance floor
Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding reception dancing
Rockywold Deephaven camp wedding reception bride and groom dancing

Congratulations Colleen and Gerry! Thank you for asking me to be part of your beautiful wedding day! 

The Riverview | Connecticut Wedding Photography | Rachel and Danny

Rachel and Danny were married at The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut this May. They had a beautiful day, surrounded by so much love and emotion. It was a photographer's dream come true! They incorporated some of their Jewish traditions into the day, as well as some gorgeous, classic details.

Details :: Ceremony and Reception Venue - The Riverview | Florist - Dragonfly Event, Marcy Green | Band - Big City Band | Ceremony Musicians - Golden Scroll Soloists | Wedding Favors - Carman Brook Farms (Maple Syrup) and Admire Design (Tags) | Paper Products - Admire Design | Wedding Dress Designer - Anna Maier, Ulla-Maija Couture | Bride's Jewelry - Earrings by Kate Spade | Wedding Bands - Boston Platinum | Bride's Shoes - Jimmy Choo | Hair Stylist - Christina Fiore | Makeup Artist - Naomi's Studio and Salon, Stephanie Mesmer | Bridesmaid's Dresses - Lela Rose | Groom's Suit - Vera Wang | Videographer - MV Film Productions

Bride and Groom Portrait
Anna Maier Wedding Dress, Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes, Judith Leiber Purse
Bride getting ready on her wedding day

I mentioned all of the emotion shown during the day already and the photo below is a great example. I love Rachel's Mom's reaction when she sees Rachel in her dress for the first time.

Bride's Mother's reaction to Bride in her wedding dress

Rachel and Danny decided to do a first look. This is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony. A first look gives the bride and groom time to do all of their portraits beforehand so they can immediately join the party after the ceremony!

Bride and Groom's first look on their wedding day

How amazing is Rachel's one shoulder dress? Love this lacy detail!

Anna Maier Wedding Dress detail and bride's bouquet from Dragonfly Event
Wedding Party Portrait on The Flower Bridge
Bride and Groom Portrait on The Flower Bridge
Blue and White bridesmaid bouquet and Groomsmen detail

Rachel and Danny signed the Ketubah before the ceremony, which was one of many Jewish traditions they honored during their wedding day. I love quiet moments like these where only the bride's and groom's closest friends and relatives are surrounding them and supporting them to witness this beautiful part of the day.

Ketubah signing at wedding

Then Rachel and Danny left each others sides so that Rachel could take part in the time honored tradition of the Tisch. Here Rachel is celebrated by her friends and family while she waits for Danny to come to her.

Bride tisch at wedding

Danny's friends and family marched down the hall, singing and clapping, to bring Danny to his bride.

Bride Tisch wedding
Groom Tisch wedding

Finally, they were off to begin the traditional wedding ceremony under the Huppah...

Wedding ceremony flowers, huppah, program and kiddush cup
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut and breaking of the glass
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Bride and Mom portrait at the wedding
Wedding reception details, centerpieces, cake, maple syrup favors and placecards
Bride and Groom first dance at The Riverview in Connecticut

One final and super fun Jewish tradition, the Hora, had everyone dancing and laughing.

Hora at a Jewish wedding reception at The Riverview in Connecticut
Hora at a Jewish wedding reception at The Riverview in Connecticut
Dancing at a Jewish wedding reception at The Riverview in Connecticut
Night portrait of a bride and groom at The Riverview in Connecticut

Congratulations to Rachel and Danny! Thank you for asking me to be part of your amazing wedding day!