REAL WEDDING | Sarah + Jason | New Hampshire Mountain Farm Wedding, Part II | Ode to the bicycle.

First and foremost, before we get into the scrumptious wedding goodness of Part II (of this 3 part wedding!), I have something to tell you.

We’re announcing the FOUR FINALISTS OF THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY with the fabulously talented Emily Scott of Gem Photo… TOMORROW!!!!!!!

So, if you entered, you uhh… you might wanna check in.  Just sayin’.  Totes your call. ;)

And, if you didn’t enter this giveaway A) don’t worry, there are tons more left, and B) you’re probably gonna wanna check in, too, because it’s up to you vote on WHO WINS THE FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE FOR THEIR BIG DAY!  So yeah, tomorrow’s kind of a big deal.  No reason.

Anywho!  Let’s get to Part II, shall we?  Ok, seriously you guys.  It was a last minute decision, but I had to make this a three-parter.  There really was just too much *awesome* going on in this wedding.  To give it just two posts would be like rushing through a 7-course meal, and skipping the descriptions your waiter gave you of each plate, and how it was made, and all that bullcrap that most of us just nod our heads to ok so that wasn’t a great comparison.  But I’m pretty confident you’re pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down.  Ok, enjoy my lovelies!

Birch slices and folded paper hearts.  It doesn’t get any better than this.  Imho.

(That means in my humble opinion – I’m not admitting that I’m a ho.  At least, not today.)

Add a little bling to the simplest thing and look what you get ↓

Ahh, bikes.  Look at ‘em go.  They make the loveliest photos, every time.  Don’t they?



A bit from Vania and Christine of Simply Bloom, the ladies behind the camera:

This wedding is literally a breath of fresh air… and not just your typical breath, but one infused by spruce trees and the tall green mountains of New Hampshire.  In a very tiny town named Franconia, Sarah and Jason had one of the most lovely wedding we’ve witnessed.  The lodge home and property of Toad Hill Farm looked like something out of “Heidi”, you know, if Heidi were cool and stylish…

The brisk summer air made it feel as if we were in the Alps, but the warm and inviting people made it clear that we were still in America.  When we entered the lodge, our eyes were already registering all the small details which deserved to be immortalized: Small vintage drawings hanging perfectly in a vertical row, the rustic kitchen table where the bouquets anxiously waited for the girls, a simple copper pot looking flawless on the stove, even the ceilings deserved their own picture, all the while our cameras were pleased by all these subjects.

Then we met Sarah, and with her, her incredible flowing wedding gown by Amy Michelson, which was simply goddess-like.  All throughout the day we kept being pleasantly surprised by the tiniest rustic details, the incredible team who put her wedding together, and by the fabulous couple.

A few words from the beautiful bride:

The colors of our wedding were creams, blushes and champagnes.  We had a natural theme with lots of wild flowers, and the goal was causal elegance.  Some of the little details of the wedding included the vintage handkerchiefs, programs and jars of lemonade/limeaid that were at the ceremony.  Our family/friends threw lavender and sage at us as we walked down the aisle together.

Some words from Sarah and Jason’s planners:

We feel so fortunate to have met both Sarah and Jason!  We had the great pleasure to work with their family to make their day perfect!!  Sarah had a vision of her perfect wedding day. Everything that was visible had a meaning or memory to Sarah and Jason.  We look forward to working with her family again! – In The PINK Ink.

I know that I, personally, am shaking in my galoshes over what’s happening on this blog tomorrow morning.  So I can only imagine how you guys are feeling. :)  See you soon!

xoxo!  – Alison

Photography: Simply Bloom Photography LLC / Florist: Floralatte, Emily Herzig / Wedding Dress Designer: Amy Michelson, “Grace” / Caterer: Joe the Caterer, Franconia, NH / Band/DJ: High Range Band / Venue: Toad Hill Farm in Franconia, NH / Tent: Sperry tents / Wedding Planner: In The PINK Ink

Label(s): Beige/brown, Color, White, {Real Weddings}

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  1. Dessert Darling on January 4, 2011

    Gorgeous!! everything about this wedding is soft, sweet, and romantic. Love~

  2. Erika {Borrowed&Bleu} on January 4, 2011

    Wow. Simply beautiful. The natural elements have such an elegant cohesion ~ the honey, the lavender, the wild flowers, the rustic table decorations… sheer brilliance!

  3. Ariella on January 4, 2011

    The more I see photos of these beautiful farm weddings (and the longer I live in North Carolina) the more I want to change the theme of my own wedding.

    Of all the details, one of my faves were the shawls the bridesmaids wore. Those were beautifully done. I’m wishing my crochet skills were up to the challenge so I could make them for my girls.

  4. Austin Wedding Blog on January 4, 2011

    Delightfully charming. You share a ton of BEAUTIFUL real weddings, but this one got my heart beating :)

  5. Lori on January 4, 2011

    I love her dress, especially from the back. The crisscross is so unique and it falls so beautifully. And I love the way it flows in the photos!

  6. Erica Ann on January 4, 2011

    Oh my goodness, I love everything about this wedding. So charming and romantic! The bouquets, the bicycle, all of the adorable vintage details. Beautiful!

  7. Jennifer on January 4, 2011

    I love the bicycle details and all the bridesmaids dresses. I’m such a fan of mixing it up with the dresses. Makes for much more interesting photos.

  8. Marie @ Emici Bridal on January 4, 2011

    LOVE the table numbers! They are adorable!

  9. Alicia @CharityWedding on January 4, 2011

    Thank you Baby Jesus for Google Reader or I would have missed this post! (I missed part one, and I am UPSET.) I love this wedding. It relaxes me. It is so sweet and simple but gorgeous. Alright, I need to go find Part 1.

  10. Christie O. {Hindsight Bride} on January 5, 2011

    Lovely, charming mountain wedding. And what a gown!

  11. Hillary Jo on January 5, 2011

    I’m one of those girls that are getting married and they’re all emotional constantly. This made me cry it is so beautiful. You know when something comes together in this way that it’s good. All of it.

  12. I am wild about wildflowers. These bouquets are so pretty! I also love the folded paper hearts

  13. Lauren Elise on January 5, 2011

    This wedding is absolutely beautiful and I’m all for the three dedicated posts that it is getting. It totally deserves it!
    What I really love about it is the simple details and props. The bike, the handkerchiefs, the birch slices, the folded paper hearts…it isn’t overkill on everything. Sometimes we can justify too much cutesy, cute details…but not this wedding. It’s a perfect balance!

  14. Kristin @ BonaFideBride on January 5, 2011

    Ohhhh my flipping GOODNESS. I am FROM New Hampshire… very near Franconia, to be exact! Not only is this wedding a huge hunk of gorgeousness, but it has just become near and dear to my Hampshire heart. LOVE.

  15. Kendell on January 7, 2011

    Where is this dress from? Absolutely beautiful!!!

  16. Alison on January 20, 2011

    Hi Kendall – Isn’t it? I’m in love with it, too. :) It’s Amy Michelson’s “Grace” and you can find out more about it here:


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