Leigh & Cory ~ Wedding Time at The Oaks Grandview Ballroom in Somersworth, NH

March 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I seem to be at The Oaks in Somersworth, NH almost as much as I'm at the Wolfeboro Inn! The Oaks is a great wedding venue with everything in close proximity and stellar views over the golf course from the ballroom and ceremony site. Leslie, the coordinator, runs a tight ship and makes sure everything flows well from one part of the day to the next. It was a sunny September day and I was looking forward to it!

I had shot Leigh and Cory's engagement session the prior November at The Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME along with their cute pup! Leigh is a bubbly personality with a great smile and the pair were great together. Candid moments were no problem with these two and the same was the case on wedding day.

I started with the girls at the Homewood Suites in Dover, NH. Hair and makeup was making good progress when I arrived which is always a good sign! The dress was going on at The Oaks in their bridal suite so after about an hour we headed over to the venue to complete the preparations. Kael, my trusty second shooter, covered the guys.

Since there was no first look we scheduled time to photograph some formal photos of the girls before the ceremony. I always recommend this as it helps lighten the load of photos that need to be taken during the cocktail hour. Please read more about the benefits of a first look HERE

The JP was quite late but other than that we went on without much of a hitch. Cory was quite excited to see his bride walking down the aisle as you can see! Show some emotion fellas! ;)

After the ceremony we got our family photos out of the way then had some fun with the bridal party. Everyone was game to have a little fun which makes my job easier. The sunset that day also had to taken advantage of!

The reception introductions and first dance kicked off the party along with some fog courtesy of Gregg from Get Down Tonight. The ventilation didn't quite cooperate with the fog but it certainly added to the ambiance. Toasts followed and then dinner. The photo booth was a big hit and then there was the (spoiler alert) surprise fireworks towards the end of the night. A great wedding with a great couple. Please enjoy some photos from their day at The Oaks!

Wedding dress hangs on bedThe Wedding Dress Bride get eyelashes adjustedBridal Prep Bride poses with bridesmaidBesties Bride and bridesmaids together on bedFun on the bed Bride gets wedding dress buttoned upButtoned up Bride poses looking in mirrorBridal Reflection Funny bride around colored flowersBride Cheers Lockets on bridal bouquetThose Remembered The Oaks ceremony siteThe Oaks ceremony site Groom waits for bride at ceremonyWaiting for the Bride Bride walks down aisle with dadProcessional Groom excited to see his brideExcited Bride and groom wedding vowsWedding Vows Bride Looks at groomBride Looks at groom Bride puts wedding ring on groom's fingerThe rings go on Bride and groom cheerAll Married Bride and groom together by treesWedding poses Couple silhouetted behind sunThe Spark Couple against the sunset at The OaksMagic in the sky Bridesmaids hold out their bouquetsGirls and their flowers Bridal Party celebrate the married coupleUp on the Hill Wedding Rings on wedding invitationThe Invitation Wedding CakeWedding Cake Table centerpieces and decorReception Details Bride and Groom introduced into receptionIntroductions Bride and groom dance with guests watchingFirst Dance Girl toasts to the bride and groomMOH Toast Bride feeds wedding cake to groomCake Feeding Bride dances with her dadFOB Dance wedding guests at photo boothPhoto Booth Fun Bride dances with guestsParty Fun Bride and groom with sign and fireworksFireworks


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