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Romantic Pink + Black New Hampshire Wedding

I love a bride who knows what she wants and totally goes for it.  A bride who describes herself as one part hipster, one part Oscar de la Renta chic and weaves all of her crazy coolness into what can only be described as a fabulous wedding.  Think seriously stunning florals from By Nectar and Converse sneakers for all of that non-stop dancing.  Head to The Vault for every beautiful moment from Ruth Eileen Photography, and then stay tuned for the sweet film from Frame + Anchor below.


From The Bride… I never second guessed myself. While my personality can range anywhere from Austin hipster to Oscar de la Renta chic, I stuck with my gut. When Steven proposed in ​a ​hot air balloon flying over southern New Hampshire last fall, I knew our lives would always be an adventure, and marriage was just the start. For our wedding, I wanted to combine all aspects of our lives – the adventure, the whimsy, the glamor, and the down-to-earth. It was about having fun and celebrating with the people we love.

Steven has taught me to be more and more of a goof ball, taking life as it comes. Adding elements of his personality to our big day was so important to me. I got to be a bit girly with gorgeous pink flowers and a to-die-for cake, while he got his fun with board games and converse. I couldn’t have asked for a more blessed day to start the rest of my life with my best friend.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Videography: Frame + Anchor | Floral Design: By Nectar, Misty Florez | Wedding Dress: Bride Power | Cake: Sifted Cakes by Julius | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Liberty Lane Catering | Hair & Makeup: Ariel Eva Hair & Makeup | Mill: Rivermill At Dover Landing

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New England Wedding Inspiration from Gus & Ruby and Emilie Inc. Photography

The phrase “New England Winter” isn’t always followed with terms of endearment. Maybe because it can be a tad long – but, trust me when I say it’s a beautiful time of year. There is nothing that beats a blanket of snow, a warm fire and that feeling of coziness – so I absolutely love when Brides out there embrace the prettiness of a New England winter wedding. If you are in the midst of planning such a fête, this shoot from the paper mavens at Gus & Ruby Letterpress is the perfect inspiration. Captured by the talented Emilie Inc. Photography and filled with gorgeous florals from Petal Floral Design, it’s so stunning it might even make you summer Brides a bit envious. It’s all topped off with a cake from Wild Orchid Baking Co. and loads of style – so be sure to set aside some time to get cozy with all the goodness in the gallery.

From Gus & Ruby Letterpress… The inspiration behind this shoot was about bringing the beautiful thoughts that come to mind when you think “New England winter wedding” into one concrete vision that was seasonal and elegant, without feeling stereotypical. We wanted the decor to feel plush, abundant and warm without being heavy. Layers of fabric and texture, a palette of warm neutrals, rich pomegranate reds and cypress greens and extraordinary design details all gave nod to the winter season.

Our ceremony space featured whimsical fluttering paper “snowflakes” and potted trees that helped bring the bright & crisp outdoors into the industrial loft space without the bite of winter air. Our bride and groom then settled in for a hearty meal featuring local and seasonal products from The White Apron followed by incredible cakes replete with hand-panted sugar leaves & fruit by Erin of Wild Orchid Baking Co. The rich, full table-scape glowed with warm candles and featured layers of fabric, creative ceramic and intricate glassware. Becca, of Petal Floral Design, went above and beyond with incredible floral arrangements that spilled across the center of the full table top. Loose buck antlers added an extra touch of interest, shape and whimsy. Stationery elements, featuring calligraphy by Alissa of Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy, also incorporated the buck motif and more fabric in the form of a letterpress printed belly band on the invitation suite as well as wrap-around bands bundling custom stationery sets intended to be given as favors for each guest.

As most of the involved vendors had grown up in the Northeast, it was important to us to walk a line between what elements felt true and wintery to us (like lots of cozy fabric and multiple shades of white) and curated elegance that would resonate with sophisticated brides and grooms. The end result was a shoot full of many extraordinary details that were beautiful, seasonal and carefully chosen. We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to craft such a magical day and work with such a magnificent team of talented professionals. And, of course, a big thank you to our dear friends, and real-life couple, Jason & Briana of Brainstorm Print & Design, who generously acted as our handsome models for the day.

Event Design: Gus & Ruby Letterpress | Photography: Emilie Inc. Photography | Invitation Suite & Paper Goods: Gus & Ruby Letterpress | Calligraphy: Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy | Floral Design: Petal Floral Design | Cake: Wild Orchid Baking Co. | Food: The White Apron | Makeup: Joya Beauty | Hair: Hair That Moves | Dress: Dress by Alvina Valenta, skirt by Monique Lhuillier – both from Madeleine’s Daughter | Groom’s Attire & Antiques: Old As Adam | Rentals: Be Our Guest | Dishes and Glassware: Anthropologie | Whiskey: Bully Boy Distillers

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