Details, Details, Details | Personalized Wedding Decor | Lee, NH Photographer

 

The details of a wedding day set the stage for the story that you want told. As a Lee, New Hampshire wedding photographer, living in a Pinterest wedding world, I have seen quite the assortment of personalized wedding day details. Florals ranging from babies breath and sunflowers wedding bouquets to orchids and ranunculus bridal party bouquets, each a new shade of color and beauty. New Hampshire wedding table decor can range from homemade jams and family heirloom apple orchard boxes to red rose and candle filled lanterns.

I love arriving on a wedding day and being one of the first people to see the couples wedding decor completed in all its beauty. (Photographer side note: This is also the best time to photograph it, as there will be no roaming guests or stray clutch in any photo).

I think back to a Flag Hill Distillery & Winery wedding where the couple had an assortment of guests hand draw platypus’ prior to the wedding, the brides father then used a wood burner to burn each drawing into a table number board. Talk about personalized decor.

This pacific northwest wedding couple also wore traditional European floral crowns to honor family heritage, while the grooms boutonniere had a honey bee pin to match the brides honeybee embroidered dress. Your day is just that, yours, make each detail count.

Honey Bee embroidered wedding gown ✔
Golden Snitch wedding cake ✔
Hay bail ceremony seating ✔
Fruit covered naked cake ✔
Mad Hatter tea party table decor ✔
Wood flower wedding centerpieces ✔

Girl you do you!

 
 

^ The sweetest of elopement weddings ever. This wedding was held inside the families hundred year old farm home on the Seacoast of New Hampshire.



Personalized wedding decor doesn’t just pertain to your wedding day bouquets, but also your guest books! Think outside the box, The below guests “books” are beautiful wall hangings and wine barrels, along with a guests bench! The guest bench is actually a funny story ( funny for the couple now!) , just prior to the wedding there was a bit of a storm that took down a large tree limb on the couples property, and the limb landed ever so gracefully on top of the brides vehicle. Now as any good New Hampshire groom would do, he cut that limb up and made a bench from it!

Outdoor wedding decor can be specific to the couple also! Delicate aisle side lanterns lend a dash of whimsy to a beautiful vineyard ceremony setting, while twinkling bulbs soften the hay loft of a family farm. Also remember that not only your vows can be from the heart, your entire ceremony can lend its hand at spotlighting who you are. Couples of mine have shared sips of wine, locked away bottles with notes to be shared in the coming years, joined water together to symbolized to families blending into one.

A favorite moment of mine is actually from a children’s book, the couples wedding was officiated by a family member whom read from a personalized children’s book, the words and book forever joining the two. This book now and forever can be kept as a special physical memory of their ceremony together.

And lets not forget the diamonds, lace and dapper ties!! Whether your dress be lace or satin, snow white or cream, make sure to choose the one that makes your heart scream. [ see what i did there ;) ]

So when it comes to your day, remember to not get swept away in the overwhelming lists of items to be checked off and the people you “have to” invite. Remember that this day is and will always be yours!


 

Beautiful Details | Invitation

 

It is no lie that I absolutely love my details time during the wedding day. I get to sit down and play with your beautiful dress and gorgeous jewelry,  what is not to love?! A key part of bringing your day full circle when it comes to documentation is incorporating your invitation with your details. When you stop and think about it, this is the first thing your guests see, it sets the stage for your day before they even arrive! In the off season I love to check out all the beautiful options that my brides are given while searching for invitations. I came upon Basic Invite and, fell in love with their quality cards, and awesome new designs! Check out below two of my favorites, clean and real wood invites! 

Yes CLEAR and WOOD! How fun right! Also even better, the fact that they are not through the roof in cost! 

 

I love how both the wood grain and clear acrylic can go from rustic to chic simply with how you choose to style the rest of your day. Pair either with a beautiful vineyard wedding or backyard farm gathering, and perfection! 

Check out Basic Invite for more gorgeous invitations, and don't forget to save an clean invitation suite for me on your wedding day! Better yet, mail me one! 

 

DIY Guest Book | Amy Brown Brides Create | Basic Invite

As the New Hampshire wedding season is coming to an end yet again, I like to look back at all of my beautiful weddings. This year I have noticed a common theme of D.I.Y. guest books. I love anything D.I.Y because it helps take a base black and white wedding and makes it 100% you. This year I have seen "guest hearts", "guest corks" and even "guest planks" A few years back I even had a couple with a "guest bench!" 

This got me to thinking of how else a bride could take a traditional guest book and make it special. Traditionally guest books are a simple satin covered book with lines for a guest to sign with their name and a message. After that the book makes its way home to the hope chest or book shelf and is rarely seen again! How sad! 

I do love how brides have began to make these more couple specific, but the common denominator that I have been seeing is that guests are only signing their name. This comes to be more of an attendance list that a real love message moment. I could not have been happier when the perfect solution presented itself! 

A guest book address book! 

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Wedding Package Walk Through | What The Coverage Looks Like

Once a contract is signed with Amy Brown Photography we get right to work scheduling out the time leading up to your day! The first thing we will need to schedule is your engagement session, i will then also schedule in my planner two additional questionnaires that I will have you fill out. These will have general questions from your day, allowing me to give proper credit to vendors that are included.


With all Amy Brown Photography packages you will receive a complimentary engagement session. This is a great time to get to know each other and really get comfortable. It always makes for a more relaxed wedding day when we have worked out the "new person" jitters before hand! I suggest you think of a special place that means something to the two of you or maybe even just a place that you feel is beautiful. If you can not think of a location then we can absolutely come up with a location together!  [...]

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