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An Elegant Winter Wedding at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, New Hampshire

What a way to start out my 8th wedding season with Caitlin and Ryan’s beautiful LaBelle wedding!

It feels like I was just getting back from Disney in the heat of summer doing their engagement portraits in Portsmouth, and now their wedding day is already being featured on the blog. And though a wedding storm may have rolled through on their big day, it did not stop anything from being perfect!!

Caitlin and Ryan celebrated with some really incredible friends and family by their side at one truly gorgeous venue. There were so many little moments along the way that in whole made this day truly memorable. A few of the moments happened between Caitlin and her sweet, sweet dad. They did a first look moment where he saw his daughter in her dress for the first time and his reaction was just so genuine. And then later on in the evening, when he gave that incredible speech…. oh man. Even I was choking up! The story of his love and adoration for his girl was truly moving and you can tell they have such a special bond.

I had so much fun getting to know both the wedding parties. It truly makes the day that much more energetic when everyone is jazzed and engaged in the wedding celebrations. Though the weather outside was less than ideal, it didn’t stop us from taking some of my most favorite wedding portraits indoors! And even though we had five feet of room to get a lot of these formal portraits as the entire reception was being flipped literally behind my back, I gotta say we all rocked it and I am so over the moon excited to be sharing these beautiful images!

Ryan and Caitlin, thank you both so much for trusting me to document your wedding journey and for letting me play such a big role on your day. I am so excited to share some of my very favorites from you gallery, and can’t wait to send all your final images real soon!

xo – Jess

Venue: LaBelle Winery, Amherst

Florist: Harrington Floral

Cake/Dessert: Queen City Cupcakes

DJ/Band: Main Event; DJ Mike Benoit

Hair & Makeup: Angel Touch Studio

Wedding Gown: Bella Sera

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Jewelry: Olive + Piper

Groom’s Suit & Shoes: George’s Apparel

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