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Sunday River Wedding: Dana & Becca

Well this one was a special one you see, for many reasons. First and foremost, Becca and Dana were getting married! Second, Becca & I were freshman year roommates. We met almost exactly 16 years ago for the first time at UNH. Both of us at a huge life changing moment. We hadn’t seen each other in about 12 years, yet we were still in touch and she asked me to capture her wedding day. I was so very excited! I met Becca and Dana along with their whole bridal party and families at a private home in the Sunday River area known as the “Eagles Nest”. A name very fitting as this amazing house sits on a perch overlooking the whole Sunday River valley. These two love birds picked this area to wed because of their strong passion for the Maine mountains. All the girls were getting their hair and makeup done inside with their matching and personally embroidered button down shirts on. To top it off they also had personalized flip flops! So cute! All of the bridesmaids dresses were lovely varied hues of mint green. Becca’s absolutely stunning dress was a BHLDN gem, just awaiting for her to be slipped on. Becca’s wedding shoes you may ask? Why they were her riding boots that she has had since she was a teenager. Not only adorable, but very functional for getting around that day! Once Becca and Dana were all gussied up, they had an awesome first look moment on a deck at the very top of the “Eagles Nest”. Portraits started there, and then we were off to do bridal party and more portraits of the two of them at an adorable barn down the road, a covered bridge, and a field with Sunday River ski mountain in the background! All absolutely striking backdrops! After we wrapped up the portraits it was time to head up the “Chondola” at Sunday River to the summit of North Peak! Becca had dreamed of an outdoor ceremony with the mountains in the background, however, Mother Nature had different plans. Right at ceremony time the skies opened and it poured.  However everyone became cozy and festive when nestled into the North Peak Lodge for the ceremony. They had a beautiful ceremony indoors, where they were surrounded by everyone near and dear to their hearts. After the ceremony the rain stopped, and Becca was excited to walk down to the spot where their ceremony was supposed to be for a few more photos. And guess what happened? A RAINBOW! We couldn’t believe it, we all thought it was Mother Natures way of apologizing for the rains she had just delivered. We took a ton of photos with the rainbow and the mountains in the background, and then it was celebration time! The evening was filled with dances, toasts, laughter, and wonderful music by Java Jive! Thank you Becca and Dana! It was an honor to capture your wedding day and it was hard not to get too choked up seeing Becca marry such a wonderful man!

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Second Shooter:  Brian Threlkeld

Ceremony:  Sunday River

Reception Location:  Sunday River

Catering:  Sunday River

Wedding Dress:  BHLDN

Florist: Pooh Corner Farm

Band:  Java Jive

Wedding Cake:  Cakes By Sally

Hair & Makeup:  Shear Bliss Salon

Table Flowers:  Grown by brides mother, DIY by the bride

Brides Boots:  Riding boots she has had forever!

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Eagle Mountain House Wedding: Siiri & Nate

On September 6th, 2014, Siiri watched the clouds roll into the Mount Washington Valley on the afternoon of her wedding day.  “Please don’t rain, please don’t rain.  Do you think it’s going to rain?”, she kept asking.  Nate waited for her at the ceremony site and watched a few rain drop fall from the sky.  Siiri was adamant about having the ceremony outside overlooking the mountains in Jackson, NH at the Eagle Mountain House.  We all watched as the clouds got darker and darker and anticipated a complete downpour in the middle of the ceremony.  Somehow, the rain held.  Siiri walked down the aisle towards Nate and Roy Prescott, delivered a wonderful performance as Justice of the Peace.  It didn’t rain. Earlier that afternoon, I was able to capture many moments with Siiri and her bridesmaids as they got ready.  There were dance parties, many hugs, tears and laughter.  Siiri was so full of life and excited to see her husband-to-be at the alter.  She and Nate opted for portraits after the ceremony, and it was inevitable- it rained.  Siiri and Nate were up for the adventure capturing portraits in the rain.  After the rain turned into a complete downpour, we finished the portraits on a private spot on the veranda of the Eagle Mountain House. I’m happy we did.  It was beautiful!  The evening finished with heartfelt toasts, a lively first dance, and a wonderful dinner.  Matt Spofford had the dance floor crowded all night!  Siiri and Nate, thank you.  You two were so wonderful on your wedding day, and still are.  I thoroughly enjoyed capturing your very special day.

Photographed by Jordan Luciano of Anne Skidmore Photography

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Main Photographer:  Jordan Luciano

Ceremony:  The Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH

Reception Location:  The Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH

Catering: The Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH

Florist:  Ruthie’s Flower Shop, Conway, NH

Music: White Mountain Productions, Matt Spofford

Hair:  The Root Cellar, Robin Spittler, Conway, NH

Makeup:  The Root Cellar, Robin Spittler, Conway, NH

Wedding Cake:  The Sugarmaker Bakery, Glen, NH

Wedding Dress: Inspirations Bridal, Conway, NH

Justice of the Peace: Roy Prescott