Nicole and Mike were married in March at Birchwood Vineyards in Derry, New Hampshire. There was still a layer of snow on the ground, and the clouds hung overhead, but their day was warm and full of love. I started the day by meeting Nicole at Birchwood, where she was getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite with her sister's and daughters.
This was my first time working at Birchwood Vineyards, and I found that the natural light there is crazy beautiful. The new owners, who renovated the building that used to be Promises to Keep, created an elegant yet rustic feel at Birchwood. There is light pouring in from the large windows in both the cocktail hour room, and the room where the reception is held. The bridal suite is also a beautiful, clean, bright space perfect for getting ready for your big day.
The portraits below were all taken inside Birchwood since the weather outside was still quite chilly. There are so many perfect portrait spots even without going outside.
How amazing is this room? During a winter wedding at Birchwood Vineyards, the ceremony is held in the same room as the reception. It is plenty big enough to handle both and the venue was able to quickly and easily change the room over with time to spare. Everything about this space is just gorgeous. Nicole added the colorful touches of blue ribbon on the chairs and the pink uplighting.
After the ceremony, I took Nicole and Mike outside for a few more portraits in hopes we could capture a little snow in the background. We used the room reserved for the cocktail hour for all the family portraits. The huge windows and the cloud covered sky made for incredible light for the family portraits.
Nicole and Mike welcomed their guests into the warm, cozy reception at Birchwood Vineyards, complete with pink uplighting and a touch of blue in the linens. They thanked their guests with adorable bottle openers and custom thank you notes. Guests gathered around the dance floor to watch the newlyweds take their first dance, cut their cake and dance with their parents. The day ended with everyone getting down on the dance floor! It was a beautiful day, at a beautiful venue!
To recently engaged couples in the southern New Hampshire area, check out Birchwood Vineyards - the space is amazing, but so is the service and the staff. Congratulations again to Nicole and Mike! Wishing you many, many years of love and laughter together!
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Birchwood Vineyards | Floral Designer: Ford Flowers | DJ: Get Down Tonight Entertainment, Bob Stackpole | Wedding Cake: Jacques Pastries | Wedding Favors: Amazon and Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini / David's Bridal | Bride's shoes: J. Adams Heros Lace Up Sneaker on Amazon | Transportation: TML Transportation LLC | Rentals: Perfect Parties