Longlook Farm - Sanbornton, New Hampshire
Abbie and JP's wedding at Longlook Farm in Sanbornton, New Hampshire was definitely one I won't soon forget! I had been looking forward to this wedding all summer after meeting these two and doing their engagement shoot (which you can see here!) in some gorgeous New Hampshire fields!
When I met Abbie and JP I was convinced they had been dating for many years by the ease they had with each other - when I found out they had only been together a short time I was shocked and impressed with their love and maturity. They have an incredible love for each other that is amazing to see. I knew after their engagement session that their wedding would be fun and filled with family and love.
Abbie and JP define the fun-loving, sweet and adventurous couples that I always dream of photographing, I always strive for laughter, genuine engagement and love during sessions and that was so easy with these two! Their entire wedding day was full of Abbie's contagious laughter and JP's loving looks toward his new bride.
The day started in the beautiful log cabin at Longlook where the girls were pampered and prepping upstairs while the boys were finishing up last minute touches outside and getting ready in the downstairs. Abbie was surrounded by an incredible about of love and support from her bride tribe, mother and aunt who helped her with all the little details. Once Abbie put her dress on everyone was speechless at how beautiful she looked, a natural beauty whose smile was the best accessory she could have worn that day. Both Abbie and JP have such loving hearts and are such servant-minded people that they were constantly checking on their loved ones to make sure everyone was ready and okay, it was so sweet to see.
The ceremony was moved in to the barn due to some unfortunate rain but that didn't stop anyone from enjoying the day! As everyone squeezed in nice and close to see the bride come down the aisle I couldn't help but look back at JP. His face said it all, he looked so happy and proud to see this woman coming to him to spend forever together. As Abbie and her dad walked to the barn arm and arm under an umbrella, everyone was brimming in anticipation. The ceremony was heart felt and sweet - full of prayers and sweet words of wisdom to the bride and groom. As they said their vows and exchanged rings you could see the excitement growing between them. They kissed for the first time as husband and wife and the room erupted in clapping!
After the ceremony we took family and wedding party photos and then it was time for bride and groom portraits! We walked around the beautiful fields of the farm with a New Hampshire fall backdrop taking photos as they laughed and played together. As they walked up the dirt road under the bright orange and red trees you could tell just how happy they were. After all this we headed up to get the reception started! First the family and wedding party were announced and then Abbie and JP made their grand entrance! They kicked off the reception with some beautiful toasts by Abbie's brother, her sister-in-law as well as JP's brother - they had the whole room laughing and tearing up a bit! Dinner and dancing followed with a sweet father daughter dance and mother son dance. As the reception came to a close the wedding party got set up for a fun "releasing of the doves" exit for the couple. With the campfire crackling near by Abbie and JP left the night as a flood of dove balloons were released in to the sky!
Abbie and JP had the perfect day surrounded by friends and family. I am beyond happy and thankful to have been able to witness this day and participate in a small way. I hope you have a lifetime of adventures and years full of love and happiness!