Matt and Emma were married on one of the warmer and less snowy days this February in the mountain town of Temple, New Hampshire. Everything was personalized and intimate and it was lovely. Emma got ready in their house which was a to die for cabin in the woods, complete with chicken coop and refinished interior. I could have taken pictures in the house all day. We hung out with the pups in the bedroom while Emma got her dress on and finishing details, before we made our way to the church.
The intimate ceremony was held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Matt and Emma were so excited to have their ceremony here because it is just one of the most picturesque churches in New England, and also they were eager to start their membership there. The church is strict on photographs during the ceremony, wanting the ceremony to remain sacred, though it was so hard to resist wanting to pick up my camera. With just a couple handfuls of guests, it was so easy to get wrapped up in all of the emotions of the day, and it was so sweet to witness these two lovely people promise themselves to each other.
After the ceremony we grabbed some photos in the gorgeous sunshine that decided to appear in front of the church and then headed to the school grounds with a gorgeous view of the mountains for some some couple's and group portraits. Then we scampered off to the cafe reception at Hilltop Cafe right down the road. Hilltop Cafe is a working farm and cafe in this gorgeous old colonial building on a corner street. Cows, sheep and cats roamed about the property as guests enjoyed baked goods, crudite and coffee. This was all happening in the late afternoon so it was perfect for snack time and light fare before some heartfelt toasts with tears and a cake cutting. Emma, Matt and I scurried over to the mountains to get the last bits of daylight before they went home to savor the evening with bowling with friends and family. A wedding done right in my books!