Alyssa and Jim were married this fall at The Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Alyssa was almost done with her hair and makeup when I arrived at the rental property. There was a gorgeous, rustic barn out in the back where we took Alyssa's gorgeous, custom designed wedding dress to be photographed. Meanwhile, my second photographer, Jennifer Belkus Goolkasian, met up with Jim and his best man to photograph them getting ready. Jim had strict instructions not to open his gift from Alyssa until Jennifer arrived so it could be photographed. Alyssa gave him bicycle socks, matching bicycle underwear and an undershirt with a faint kiss from the bride placed over his heart until they can kiss as husband and wife. Alyssa and Jim are avid mountain bikers, and have even shared a tandem bike on occasion. They worked the bike theme into the entire day!
Alyssa and Jim's wedding day details were insane. Mostly dreamed up by the bride herself, Shannon Downey of More Than A Moment helped bring those details to life. They were even able to borrow the vintage red tandem bike from their chiropractor.
Alyssa and Jim's ceremony at The Shattuck was absolutely gorgeous. The ceremony site overlooks the mountains, and it was a crisp, clear fall afternoon, so the view was a breath of fresh air.
Alyssa is a former FIT student and graduate. Her amazingly talented fashion designer friend, Richard Lowe III of Richard Lowe Fashion Group, designed Alyssa's dress for her. Richard used the bride's Great Grandmother's dress to line the inside top of her dress. The top of the slit in the dress had an embroidered piece from Alyssa's Mom's wedding dress. Alyssa also wore the veil that belonged to Jim's Grandmother, who wore the same veil for her own wedding 57 years ago. The bride carried a handkerchief that was used by her Mother and Sister at both of their weddings.
Congratulations Alyssa and Jim! I wish you many, many years of love and laughter!
Ceremony and Reception Venue - The Shattuck, Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Wedding Planner - More Than A Moment, Shannon Downey
Floral Designer - PJ's Flowers, Bedford, New Hampshire
Wedding Cake Designer - Lull Farm, Hollis, New Hampshire
Paper Products Graphic Design - Kate Pavia, Bride's Sister
Invitations - Red Bridge Gifts
Wedding Dress Designer - Richard Lowe Fashion Group
Bride's Veil - Groom's Grandmother's
Hair Stylist - Christine Fox Brown
Makeup Artist - Taryn Harpool at
Hair Accessories - Romanie Garcia-Lee
Groom's Suit - Vera Wang for Men's Warehouse
Late Night Snacks - Bride's Aunt Deb