My wife has known Michelle for several years as they used to work together in Manchester, NH. She even came to our wedding at Zorvino Vineyards back in 2011. Several years later it was her time to tie the knot and she had kept me in mind to cover her big day, and what an awesome day it was! As most of you know, mid October is prime fall foliage time in New England and the sun was out on wedding day making the colors pop even more than usual!
I arrived to start coverage with Michelle and her family in Peterborough at a house they had rented. Michelle was still out getting her hair and makeup finished when I got there but dad and her brother came out and were very welcoming. After showing me around the house I took a quick tour of the property and made a plan for some photos as Tim was arriving a little later and we were going to do a first look and photos there before heading to the Mile Away Restaurant for the ceremony and reception.
Michelle had her sister and sister-in-law as her bridal party and when they arrived at the house she started getting into her dress. Shortly after Tim arrived and we got set up for the first look. After he saw his bride in all her glory for the first time we took some photos around the property making sure to get the colors. The photo (below) of them walking down the road is one of my favorites of the year!
We kept everything on schedule then it was time to head to the Mile Away Restaurant in Milford, NH. It is known for it's restaurant but step out back and an amazing garden spreads out to the back of the property with very well kept landscaping and a big tent for the reception. In my opinion it is one of the nicest wedding venues in the area. Great for photos and the perfect space for weddings big and small. The staff is very welcoming and great working with vendors. They understand weddings days are a team effort and it shows.
Michelle's dad happily walked her down the aisle and handed her off to Tim. The ceremony went off without a hitch then we efficiently got our family photos done so the newlyweds could enjoy their cocktail hour. The always fun Tom from Blue Ribbon Entertainment headed the reception festivities and the rest of the evening was a blast complete with cake cutting, parent dances and partying. Please enjoy some photos from an awesome fall wedding day at The Mile Away!