Growing up in New Hampshire, Kate loved the outdoors. When she became engaged to Mike, a guy who shared her love of the outdoors, they just knew the perfect place for their wedding was her childhood home in Henniker, located along the Contoocook River. It is a college town and resort area, featuring skiing and white-water kayaking, and oh, a little known fact, the game of paintball originated there in 1981. The ceremony took place on the front lawn, and the reception was held under a gorgeous sailcloth tent. Mike got in on the DIY action building the beautiful arbor that they were married under and the bar for beer and wine. It was completely a friends & family affair, an aunt did all the floral arrangements from local flowers, the cake and cupcakes were baked by a friend’s mother, and the very “green” wedding favors came from the New Hampshire State Nursery, which focuses on native species grown from seed. Thanks to Erika Follansbee Photography for sharing this wonderful backyard wedding with us. Thinking about a backyard wedding? Here is a feature you just have to read: 10 Reasons to Have a Backyard Wedding.
Sources – photography: Erika Follansbee Photography / venue: Private Residence, New Hamshire Rustic Wedding Venues / caterer: Appleseed Restaurant / bridal dress: David’s Bridal, Galina Collection / favors: New Hampshire State Forest Nursery / rentals: Special Events of New England / dj: CPeasley Entertainment