As all New Englander’s know, New Hampshire delivers glorious fall foliage at its peak during the first two weeks of October and I couldn’t think of a better time and place to be to capture Kara and John’s wedding.
Their wedding took place on a picture-perfect autumn day at Bishop Farm, in the rolling foothills of the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. Down to earth, natural and outdoorsy but still sophisticated is exactly what having your wedding at Bishop Farm offers.
Kara described her and John’s vision for their autumn nuptials as fun, relaxed and warm. They created an effortlessly stylish celebration that highlighted the raw charm of the rustic venue with an air of refinement offset by a color palette of soft pinks, cranberry and pops of blue. They infused their fun personalities into every thoughtful detail from signature drinks to the retro wooden games on the tables for guests, not to mention a desert table to die for!
The farm’s beautifully restored ceremony barn with impressive chandeliers, reclaimed church pews and floor to ceiling stained glass windows, provided the warm, intimate setting they were looking for when it came time for their “I do’s”. John’s step-father officiated the ceremony and the couple had their guests filled with both laughter and tears (mostly laughter) as they read their own vows to each other. I loved that you could see how much laughter and joy this couple brings and how happy everyone was to be there to celebrate together.
After the ceremony it was time for portraits, so guests headed over to cocktail hour and mingled on the deck while others joined in on some outdoor games. One of the highlights of the day as a photographer, was capturing John and Kara’s carefree, fun-loving nature against a backdrop of fall colors and breathtaking views lit by golden hour sun. They were such naturals in front of the camera, having so much fun enjoying the moment and each other, that it made for some of the most beautiful portraits I’ve ever taken!
After photos, the celebration continued in farm’s rustic-elegant 1876 reception barn. This doesn’t happen at every wedding, but I love it when after the toasts end, that you really get an understanding of the couple. Kara’s sister and John’s brother shared some stories and memories in a touching toast that really made me feel like I knew them better. After first dances, toasts and parent dances, the night continued with joyous celebration, great music, endless dancing by just about everyone, a bonfire and pizza to go!
Kara and John, your day was a dream and Alex and I had so much fun with you, your now one big happy family and all your friends. Thank you for allowing us to be there and to be the ones to capture it! I can’t wait to share my favorites!
~Enjoy this visual story of your amazing fall wedding day ~
Also, I would like to say thank you to the staff at Bishop Farm. They were top notch, flawless, friendly and so helpful!
Venue: Bishop Farm, Lisbon, NH
Kukka Flowers- DIY
Main Event Entertainment LLC – Kevin Sawler
Hair & Make-up:
The Common Man Catering
Groom’s suit and shoes: