* Kerri and Mike

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church: Saint Irene Church Carlisle, MA
reception: Bedford Village Inn Bedford, NH
florist: Apotheca Florist Goffstown, NH
dj: Dave Pekarski Get Down Tonight Entertainment
cake: Creative Cakes by Debby Nashua, NH
videographer: Russell Mavid Productions
stationer: Elegance on Paper
hair: Salon Giovanni Bedford, MA
make-up: Rachael Berkowitz
gown: La Reine Bridal, Simon Couture
bridesmaids: La Reine Bridal, Saison Blanche
men: Men's Wearhouse
rings: Barmakian Jewelers
favors: ornaments, Crate & Barrel
honeymoon: St. Lucia
photographers: Emilie, J and Whitney

I have been lucky to know Kerri for many years. She's a close friend of my sister Kate and has attended her birthday parties, bridal and baby showers. It was such a treat to celebrate Kerri and her beloved Mike's wedding day on a beautiful brisk December day.

Kerri getting ready at her childhood home.


I loved Kerri's mom's reaction.
What a bizarrely cool image, no?
Kerri, her father and her mother held hands on the ride to the church. So sweet.
The interior of the beautiful and bright Saint Irene Church.
Go time.

Kerri checking out her new hardware at the end of the service.
The pronouncement.


The Bedford Village Inn is a favorite venue, especially during the holidays.

Decorative snowflakes make a good backdrop for a ring shot.

Upside-down Christmas trees decorate the soaring dining room.

Groomsmen gettin' silly.
Little white boxes with red ribbon were a perfect decorative element, and houses ornaments as favors.
The first dance.
Kerri's grandparents were adorable on the dance floor.

Hang on to that thumb. See? Adorable.

Such an artistic capture- the similarity between Kerri's bustle and the chaircover bow.
The dance floor was rockin!

Kerri and her siblings.


Kerri and Mike, we all had a blast and loved celebrating your wedding and the holidays with you. We left with a festive spring in our step and spent the car ride home excitedly chatting about our favorite moments of the day. Wishing you every happiness in the New Year and always. Hugs!

Happy everything!

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Wishing you and yours a cozy and loving holiday week!



The emilie inc. studio will be closed for the holidays December 24-29, and again on January 1st. We will be open for First Friday Art Walk on January 2nd from 5-8p, so be sure to stop by, say hello and toast 2009 with a glass of champagne!

* Jennifer & Michael

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venue: Church Landing Meredith, NH
florist: Lyndsey Loring Design
music: Holycow! Music Productions
cake: Jacques Pastries
hair & make-up: Cascade Spa
gown: Alfred Angelo
tux: Men's Wearhouse
rings: EB Horn
favors: donation to Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House
photographers: Emilie and J

Every wedding is similar in format, yes, but every wedding is so different from the one before. We returned to Church Landing after having just photographed a wedding there. And even tho the venue was the same, this wedding had a very different feel than the previous one. The ceremony was inside as it was raining outside and an evening soiree.

Jen and Mike are blessed to have more sets of parents than any other couple I have met. Tho complicated, the extra love was felt by all, especially during a moving toast by Jen's father who spoke of her deceased mother. Weddings are a wonderful celebration of love and life, made momentarily heart wrenching by such a significant empty chair.

On to the photos...

Nearly bare trees at Church Landing.

Multi-tasking Jen.

Same scene, but while I was standing in the jacuzzi tub. ;) I love pulling back and showing all the details of a space- the little table, light and random postcard wallpaper.

Jen's sister having hair & make-up done at the same time. Now that's pampering!

Our groom, Mike, cool as a cucumber.

A momentary break in the showers.

Gorgeous fall flowers.

Beautiful rings (the center stone of the engagement ring is Jen's grandmother's).

Stunning bride.

Due to the weather and time of day, the ceremony was inside the ballroom.

It's definitely not a bad alternative to the tent outside.



A movie star kiss.

The bridal party hanging out, an alternative formal line-up.

Jacques made yet another scrumptious treat.

First dance.

Her dad's moving toast.

I love when a couple seems lost together on an otherwise nutty dance floor.



My favorite dancing picture of the night.

Do you know this guy? Jeff Lines is a fantastic and fun dj. Look him up if you're searching for one!

Good night, Church Landing! See you in 2009!


Wishing you every happiness, Jen and Mike. And a playdate with your dog Steve (really, their dog is named Steve) soon! We loved working with you and your amazing families! Hugs!

* Stephanie and Aaron

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venue: Church Landing Meredith, NH
florist: Lyndsey Loring Design
ceremony musician: Paul Warnick
dj: Ernie Houle Locomotion DJ Productions
cupcakes: Jacques Pastries
stationer: Invitation Consultants
gown: David's Bridal
shoes: Stuart Weitzman
groom: Neiman Marcus Paul Smith
first dance: You Can Have It All by Yo La Tengo ("Juno" soundtrack)
honeymoon: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
photographers: Emilie and J

Stephanie and Aaron met online. She was living in New England, he in California (does this part sound familiar?!). After dating for six months, he proposed and she moved to the west coast. For their wedding, they came back east for a quintessential lakeside ceremony.

My communications with Stephanie were frequent and always included a lot of explanation points. I loved her color theme: olive green, violet- because that's her middle name- and a mango accent. The best planning tidbit? Her Stuart Weitzman's (dyed olive green to match the bridesmaids) cost more than her wedding dress. ;)

Their daytime wedding was under a new Sperry Tent (yay!) at Church Landing, with a lively lunch in the beautiful Winnipesaukee Ballroom.

To view their slideshow, watch below or click here to open in a separate window.



We arrived to start shooting at 8:30a and there was a beautiful mist over the lake.

It was a fantastic crisp fall beginning. I love daytime weddings and the abundance of natural light!

Stephanie's violet callas.

And her olive green Stuart Weitzman's.

Preparing to put on the bargain $350 wedding dress.

One last touch-up.

Aaron's sweet mom giving a hug at the front of the aisle.

The two mom's couldn't get the lighters to work for the unity candle- too windy!

Such a perfect setting.

Some people shoot tequila, this crew? Oysters!

Aaron and Stephanie toasted with beer steins.

The best man read notes for his toast from his iPhone.

Red velvet cupcakes!

Pretty bling.

Jubilation!

And a few minutes alone outside.


Stephanie and Aaron, it was an absolute pleasure to spend your wedding day with you! The boundless energy you have for each other and all those who shared in your wedding day is just infectious. J and I left with such happy hearts and excited hope for our own happily-ever-after in April!
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