Mallory & Brien met several years before their wedding day through close friends and fell head over heels for each other. They went on to have two absolutely beautiful children and their lives were full of love and laughter.
But the two wanted to make their love "official" and so together they planned an intimate wedding surrounded by their close family and friends at the Grandview Resort in Laconia New Hampshire.
Their wedding was simple yet thoughtfully planned with details that held deep meaning for the couple.
Mallory's mother made this lovely cake and added the wedding topper from her own cake. I just love the placement on a rustic tree slab.
For something borrowed Mallory's mother brought this delicate lace handkerchief which she wrapped around the stems of her bouquet and secured with a pearl pin.
Mallory & Brien's daughter looks like an angel catching a quick nap in the bridal room while her mother got ready.
Mallory is a natural beauty and her heart is just as lovely. She welcomed me to her wedding day as warmly as if I were a long time friend.
Look at baby girl's smile! But look beyond that sweet baby's face and you'll see three generations of women- I love that hidden story in this image.
The view from the porch and lawn of the Grandview Resort in Laconia is spectacular. How can you not just feel at peace looking out at those mountains and lake.
Here comes Brien, getting ready to take his place and grinning from ear to ear.
The birch arch is perfect for this natural setting.
Mallory's sister walks down the isle in a sweet blush gown.
Then their son withe the rings.
He takes his job seriously!
Mother of the bride with grand daughter take their seat.
Brien seeing his bride for the first time.
I think seeing the bride walk down the isle is tops on my list of wedding day moments. Look at the joy in her expression.
And the pride in dad's face.
The men's expressions here..oh my heart!
Looking up at his mother in awe. She looks like a princess.
Mallory took a moment during the ceremony for a snuggle with her little guy.
And he helped straighten her gown.
Their children looking on as their parents say their vows.
Congratulations Mallory & Brien!
After the ceremony while the guests mingled on the front porch with cocktails and apps, Mallory and Brien and I took portraits on the lawn.
When shooting bridal portraits I try to bring out tender moments and real laughter.
We had our fingers crossed that we could get one shot with both kids looking....BINGO!
Mallory picked very delicate accessories to wear with her dress- a perfect pairing for a lace wedding gown.
The back of her gown.... Ow' Ow!
The lace train on her dress is head turning and really looks perfect on this front porch.
After bridal portraits the bride and groom made a toast with their family and friends before cutting into the cake!