New Hampshire has no shortage of gorgeous wedding venues. When looking for a venue that would highlight what a romantic wedding in New Hampshire could look like, we knew that Aldworth Manor would be perfect for our vision!
Aldworth Manor is a historic estate in the Monadnock region and rests on 170 rolling acres in southern New Hampshire. Its breathtaking views and glorious European-inspired architecture are what set this venue apart from others. Truly, I had a hard time selecting which backgrounds to use for our couple portraits because there are so many drop-dead gorgeous spots to choose from.
For our al fresco reception, we chose to highlight the view of the mountains that surround Aldworth Manor. The mountain view is a unique feature of the Manor and we wanted to honor it. If one didn’t know they were in New Hampshire, the mountains and architecture could trick you into thinking you were somewhere in Italy looking at the Alps. Katydyd Events and Ramble Floral created pure magic, didn’t they?
Romance is a core pillar of my brand (duh) and it was imperative that we showcased that romantic aesthetic in every detail of this shoot. Merrow Creative absolutely nailed the dreamy European vibe in her paper goods and invitation suite! She truly is one of the best stationery artists I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Now…let’s talk about our couple and their attire. The Boston Bridal Stylist put together the most ethereal look for our bride model that I’ve ever seen. Her gown, by JLM Couture, featured billowy layers and bubble sleeves that played off of our bubble reception theme. The graceful gown paired elegantly with the classic black tux worn by our groom.
And let’s not forget, everyone’s favorite soapy toy of their youth: bubbles! We chose to pair the romance of our design with playful bubbles to show that weddings, while events of extreme elegance and beauty, are at the end of the day a celebratory party! Caitlin of Pretty Little Popups provided us with the cutest cart to display our cake and place cards.
We had so much fun dreaming up and actualizing this romantic wedding in New Hampshire editorial! Our romantic editorial has also been featured on The White Wren, so you should absolutely go check it out, too.
Venue: Aldworth Manor
Planning and Design: Katydyd Events
Photography: Lauren Baker Photography
Wedding Stylist: The Boston Bridal Stylist
Hair and Makeup: Lauren Shidler Hair
Florist: Ramble Floral
Cake: Lizzie’s Bakery
Rentals: Pretty Little Popups
Invitations and Calligraphy: Merrow Creative
Bridal Gown: JLM Couture via Flair Boston
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Earrings: Anna Marie Designs
Hair Pins: Pronovias
Tuxedo: Classic Tuxedo
Bride and Groom: Rachel and Mark Connolly
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!