Darnowski Wedding – Saint Anselm College – Manchester, NH Wedding Photographer

new hampshire wedding photographerLaura 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.

bridal getting ready

The bride and groom got ready in separate suites of the Radisson Hotel of Downtown Manchester.

bridal details

The bride had some sentimental details, including carrying special charms on her bouquet that once belonged to her grandmother.

wedding shoes

darnowski wedding

Both sides of the bridal party enjoyed a pre-wedding celebratory toast, whether they had champagne flutes or not.

bride and her bridesmaids

bride and her maids



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.

Darnowski wedding party


bride and groom black and white

bride and groom bouquet

through the veil twirl

bride and groom embrace

almost kiss

veil in the wind

bridal party

reception introductions

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.

reception details






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.

wedding party squad

Vendor Information

Wedding Dress:
Blushing Brides in Peabody, MA
Bridesmaids Dresses:
Bill Levkoff from Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Groom and Groomsmen attire:
Vera Wang Black Collection from Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup artist:
Traveling Beauty; owned by Michelle Sands; based in Franklin, MA
Ceremony Venue:
Saint Anselm Abbey Church where the bride and groom attended college
Reception Venue:
The Radisson Manchester, NH Downtown
Wedding Coordinator:
Gail Houle from The Radisson.
Lyndsey Loring Designs out of Dover, NH
DJ/ Entertainment Services:
The Event Connection: DJ John Wells
Catering Service:
Food provided by The Radisson
Frederick’s Bakery in Bedford, NH
Other special details:
Chris’ mom organized a candy table; we had a really cool watercolor painting from Etsy people will be signing instead of a guest book. We also had a mashed potato bar at the cocktail hour.

Introduction: “Shut Up and Dance”
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!!!






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