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Julia + Ken | An Elegant Fall Wedding | Dell-Lea | Chichester, New Hampshire

I am so ecstatic to be sharing this wedding on the blog today!!

Julia and Ken — their poor sweet souls had gone through so many shifts to get to their big day but looking back, I think everything fell into place beautifully and I am so thrilled at how their wedding day turned out!!

My day started with Julia at the Hotel Concord which I am going to on record and say I hope every bride of mine can get ready there!!! SUCH an incredible space with tons of natural light— and if ANY of my couples know a thing about what makes my heart happy, it’s clean and beautiful naturally lit spaces!!

Aside from how beautiful the space is, it was perfect for setting off rice confetti bombs which made a GIANT mess (so much so I had to borrow a vacuum from housekeeping ?) but was literally so much fun!!! Popping confetti or champagne with the bridal party right before the day ensues has been on my bucket list for quite some time and Julia came through!!!!

On top of all of that— she wore an incredible cathedral veil, the most perfect wedding dress which took this poor girl many days of dress appointments to find, but ultimately it was worth it because this was THE dress for her!!! Stunning doesn’t even begin to touch how Julia looked on her wedding day.!!

They married in a beautiful church in Manchester, where following the ceremony, Julia had a surprise waiting for Ken!! Ken is a super duper car guy so she gifted him a ride in an antique car for their wedding and I WAS LIVING FOR IT!!! I could have taken photos with that gorgeous car all day long and I think Ken would have honestly let me. I think the photos of them with that beautiful antique piece are my FAV ?

Their reception was held at one of my top favorite venues, Dell-Lea, where they partied and celebrated with family exactly the way they deserved to. The entire day went by all too fast, and I’m just so thankful I got to be there to serve them as it all unfolded. 

Ken and Julia— let’s grab dinner sometime so I can finally hear the story about how Nelly brought you two together ? Enjoy some of my top favorites from your day!!

Wedding planner: Kelsee Smith

Florist: Cameron and Fairbanks
Cake/Dessert: Cakes by Amanda
DJ/Band: Champagne Toast
Hair: Emerald w/ the Sean Nicole Salon
Make-up: Make up by Alex
Catering: Dell-Lea
Wedding dress: Vows
Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Jewelry/Rings: Brilliant Earth
Groom’s suit and shoes: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations + Stationary: Zazzle

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