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Wentworth Inn Wedding: Shawn & Patrice

Oh this was a fun one, with such a wonderful couple! Let’s start from the beginning! I met Shawn and Patrice about a year ago at The Wenworth Inn, in Jackson, New Hampshire. We met to chat about wedding photography, and they were so lovely and so sweet, I had my fingers crossed they would pick us to capture their special day. And they did! On September 20th, 2014 they became husband and wife at The Wentworth Inn. Patrice, her mother, and her bridesmaids got ready at her family’s vacation home in North Conway, New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Shawn and the boys were getting ready at The Wentworth Inn. We set up a beautiful first look moment at the old Jackson Library. The quaint old historic building was the perfect spot and backdrop for them to see each other for the first time! For the remaining hour we went to multiple spots around Jackson and took so many lovely portraits. This year in particular we are loving these first look moments and portrait time. We find the couple is more at ease, they have a special time together, and the photos are stunning! After their portraits we bopped back to The Wentworth Inn for family and bridal party photos. Everything seemed effortlessly elegant on their wedding day! Next it was time for them to get married with over one hundred friends and family surrounding Shawn and Patrice. The sound of the Jackson Falls was in the background as they declared their vows and sealed it with a kiss! After the ceremony everyone made their way back to the inn for the cocktail hour with the bride and groom. Before we knew it, it was time to head into the tent for dinner and the celebration. What a night it was! Filled with great toasts, first dances, portraits at dusk, music, and oh yeah, MORE dancing! Thank you Shawn & Patrice, we loved capturing your beautiful wedding day!
Photographed by Anne Skidmore of Anne Skidmore Photography

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Main Photographer:  Anne Skidmore

Second Shooter:  Lea Morgan

Ceremony:  The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn

Reception Location:  The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn

Catering: The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn

Florist:  Dutch Bloemen Winkel

Band:  Airtight Band

Hair & Makeup:  The Cut Off Spa

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Cranmore Mountain Resort Wedding: Kelli & Bill

On September 20th, 2014, Bill waited in Whitaker Woods for Kelli to walk around the corner.  They opted for a first look moment before their ceremony near the rustic barns in the center of North Conway. I love couples like this.  They were completely comfortable with one another and laughed and goofed the entire time.  Kelli was cracking jokes left and right.  Bill was laughing.  I was trying not to (in order to focus on capturing those moments).  After taking portraits near the barns, we went for a quick walk into Whitaker Woods.  Kelli and Bill frequently walk their dog in the woods and it was their idea to take the portraits in that setting.  What a great idea!  Parents, family and the bridal party showed up at the barns after the portraits and Kelli and her bridesmaids were cracking each other up.  Again, laughing- all the time.  It was awesome. The ceremony was held at the base of Cranmore Mountain Resort- followed by the reception inside the pub.  Kelli grew up ski racing at Cranmore- this was a special place for her to host her wedding.  The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour inside where the reception was held.  Before Kelli and Bill were announced inside, we hiked up the ski slopes a bit until we could see mountain views.  We were able to capture the moody evening sky in some dramatic portraits as the last bit of light slipped away.  The evening finished with a wonderful toast by Kelli’s Man of Honor (her brother), an amazing dinner, a first dance and laughter all night. You two are one of a kind!  Thank you for asking me to capture such a fun day!

Photographed by Jordan Luciano of Anne Skidmore Photography

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Ceremony:  Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH

Reception Location: Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH

Catering: Centerplate, Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH

Florist:  Ruthie’s Flower Shop, Conway, NH

Music: DJ Audley Williams

Hair:  Melissa Tondero

Makeup:  Advanced Skin Care, North Conway, NH

Wedding Cake:  The Sugarmaker Bakery, Glen, NH