On a chilly day in October, Matthew and Colleen had very different mornings planned. Colleen had a very typical bridal morning scheduled: hair, makeup, the dress… you get the idea. Matt on the other hand, had a very detailed map and directions (prepared by Colleen, of course!) as to how to prepare their ceremony and reception site at Bear Brook State Park. I spent the morning photographing Colleen, while Elissa was busy catching the setup of the woodsy site in Allenstown, New Hampshire. When I arrived at the site to help Elissa get ready for the ceremony, I could not believe the transformation - what was once a public camping site had been transformed into a vintage, rustic wonderland: a true testament to Colleen's sense of style and creativity, and of course, Matt's hard work.
Every single detail of Colleen and Matt's wedding was meticulously planned and hand-designed by Colleen. The couple spent months collecting vintage China and broaches for Colleen's gorgeous (and heavy!) bouquet. Colleen created her own beautiful veil, which trailed behind her effortlessly as she walked down the pine-needle coated aisle. The guest list was small: a group of Matt and Colleen's closest friends and family. The feel: cozy. Guests waited for the bride and groom to arrive while cuddled around the expansive outdoor fireplace, sipping on coffee and laughing in tight circles of love and each greeted Colleen and Matthew after the ceremony with a warm embrace. The result? A stunning, intimate affair that was a photographer's dream.
One of my favorite moments from the day was our quick jaunt down the road to capture some formal pictures of the couple. Matt and Colleen opted not to have a traditional bridal party, so Elissa and I had more time to get some lovey pictures of the newlyweds in the beautiful last days of brilliant fall color. I couldn't get over the natural love that these two so naturally exuded. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson for including Rosy Hue Photography in your beautiful day.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. ~Audrey Hepburn