Matt and Kelley tied the knot at Searles Castle in Windham, NH and the venue could not have been more perfect for them. They did a killer job with the castle theme — Kelley personally made her wedding dress and her bridesmaids’ dresses for their big day, and the venue was full of details that screamed royalty, just as any castle wedding should. It was such a fun place (with an even more fun group of people!) to photograph.
They exchanged personalized vows during their outdoor ceremony right outside of the castle, which had many guests wiping their eyes. Shortly after, we spent some time during cocktail hour exploring the grounds to capture nice portraits. We found a few hidden gems with the help of the venue coordinator, and it was nice to take Matt and Kelley away for a little while so they could take it all in.
The reception was filled with great speeches, lots of laughs and a packed dance floor. What I loved most, though, was their first dance: you know, it’s not every day you get to photograph a a bride and groom performing one of your favorite How I Met Your Mother scenes for their guests. The whole day was legen — wait for it — dary, and I am so glad they chose me to help them remember it for years to come.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens!