The Wolfeboro Inn is one of my favorite venues to photograph a wedding at. Sitting above Lake Winnipesaukee it offers great views during the ceremony, scenic waterfront spots for formal photos and a big sailcloth tent for the reception. I'm lucky to have been there several times over the years and have built a great relationship with the wedding staff, who are amazing, and treat the vendors as part of their team.
Betsey and Jen had come in from New Jersey to celebrate their union at the Wolfeboro Inn on July 5th. We had met for their engagement session in Portsmouth in 2018 so it was great to have gotten to know them a little before wedding day. They opted to skip the prep photos and had planned a first look before ceremony time. This was my first same sex wedding ever so I was a little nervous. Ironically I had another the very next day which will be featured in next week's blog post. Posing a bride and groom is a little different than two brides but ultimately love is love and if they feel good together it will all fall into place. They both looked stunning and we started at the gazebo then worked our way down to the dock. They wanted all the photos done before the ceremony so they could enjoy the rest of the day which is a great way to do it.
Betsey and Jen were both escorted down the aisle by their parents as friends and family looked on. Their friend said some words and stressed the importance and acceptance of marriage equality. As I'm sure you know, the struggle has been real for same sex couples and continues to be for equal rights. I was honored to be a part of their day and am happy to be showing their love for each other through these pictures.
The reception party started soon after the ceremony ended in the lower level ballroom of the Wolfeboro Inn. Jen danced with her dad after her and Betsey shared their first dance as wife and wife then dinner was served after some words from Betsey's mom and Jen's dad. The dancing and celebration started soon after and ended with a quiet moment at dusk down on the dock for a night shot. I hope you enjoy some photos from an awesome NH wedding at the Wolfeboro Inn!