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!