Laura and Chris had a beautiful wedding in Manchester, NH, which was extra-special for them because they went to school together at nearby Saint Anselm College. They even had their ceremony at St. Anselm Abbey Church.
The bride and groom got ready in separate suites of the Radisson Hotel of Downtown Manchester.
The bride had some sentimental details, including carrying special charms on her bouquet that once belonged to her grandmother.
Both sides of the bridal party enjoyed a pre-wedding celebratory toast, whether they had champagne flutes or not.
I love capturing special moments like this, when the bride and groom finish walking down the aisle and share a joyful embrace as husband and wife.
After taking portraits around the Saint Anselm campus, the bridal party was introduced at the Radisson, making some of the most unique and hilarious grand entrances I have seen yet.
Thank you Laura and Chris for allowing me to be part of your wedding day. It was an honor to capture each detail and special moment.
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud”
Father/Daughter: “I Hope You Dance”
Mother/Son: “What A Wonderful World”
Last Dance: “Faithfully” with just the couple followed by “Sweet Caroline” for everyone. We love those Red Sox!!!
Bride and Groom Questions
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Chris: All of it!
Laura: I totally agree. It is hard to pick just one, but if I did, I would say it happened during the ceremony. We were seated on the alter so we could look out at everyone in the church. I loved looking out at everyone and just being amazed at how many people we had there that love and support us. Chris and I just looked at each other and really took in that moment. We are truly blessed.
What was your favorite detail?
Everything mint green and gold. And our flower girl dress. It was absolutely adorable.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
We both agree that this is a no-brainer. It would have to be when one of our bridesmaids and one of our groomsmen switched their entire outfits for their introductions. They did it so fast too! It was kind of amazing!
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Make sure you delegate tasks to other people. Laura: I am a bit of a control freak and I really had to learn that you cannot do it all on your own. We were so lucky to have amazing people helping us out with everything! Also try to relax.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
We wouldn’t change anything about that day! It was so amazing! Laura: Although, I do wish I relaxed and let go a little bit more during the day before the ceremony. I was a bit of a ball of anxiety haha
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to the Mount Washington Hotel immediately after the wedding on Sunday. We are going to Costa Rica at the end of June when the school year is done. Yayy!!!