Tiffany and Chris had the most adorable small wedding with just their immediate families at Bluewater Farm in Andover, New Hampshire. The drive to the rural spot with idyllic views of the New Hamphsire mountains and nearby lake were good for the soul. Tiffany and Chris knew they wanted a small, intimate wedding celebration, so when Chris' parents (who retired near Lake Sunapee) had tipped them off to this little retreat, they were sold. It was a destination wedding, with Tiffany's family coming in from Texas, which is also where the newlyweds reside. In the coming months, they'll have a celebration in NJ for Chris' extended family.
weather was beautiful and and day was filled with all the same moments
as a larger wedding, but with a DIY vibe -- Tiffany's brother Justin
playing DJ while simultaneously carrying out his aisle-walking duties!
Tiffany and Chris had to step into DJ role later, finding their first
dance song to download on the spot as it mysteriously never made it on
their ipod playlist! Tiffany's brother-in-law Jacob officiated his
first ceremony and his daughter Jessica was the flower girl. Chris'
sister Catherine played double-duty as both a bridesmaid and the best
man (she delivered a stellar toast that had everyone laughing). There
was dining (Laura Powers cooked an amazing meal!), dancing, laughter,
and love that felt bigger than the 15 people present. There were
candle-lit paper lanterns at the end of the night. The venue required
them to be tethered to a string and not let go into the atmosphere.
Well, that didn't quite happen. Chris' mom Susan was the first to let
hers go, forgetting to hold onto the end of the string, and the flame
burned the string on another, sending that one up up and away to join
its buddy. Fortunately, there was emergency water nearby just in case,
and I still managed to snap a couple shots of Tiffany and Chris in
between the minor, but humorous chaos. This scene might have been the
funniest I've witnessed, or rather heard, since the night was pitch
Tiffany and Chris, you two were so fun, so kind,
and so in love! I adored every moment of documenting your wedding day
and feel fortunate I was able to be a part of it all! Hope you two
lovebirds had lots of adventures in Maui!
How they met, in their own words:
Tiffany and Chris met through online dating, we were both a little wary
of the online dating world but decided to give it a shot to see who was
out there. After messaging back and forth on-line for a while, Chris
finally got up the courage to give Tiffany a call and ask her on their
first date. We met up at a little amusement park to play mini-golf (or
putt-putt, as Tiffany calls it) and the sparks flew. We went to grab a
drink afterwards and ran into a drunken prophet who randomly came up to
the two of them while we were sitting at a table and said, "I was just
watching you guys from over there, and you look perfect for each other."
We laughed, thanked him and looked at each other, immediately saying,
"I did not hire that guy to do that!" Little did we know that at age
28, on May 19th, 2012, we were in fact sitting together with that
We began to spend a lot time together and shared a lot of
common interests: food, travel, music, and the outdoors. On February
20, 2014, Chris took a half day from work and surprised Tiffany when she
came home from work. While Tiffany was wondering what he was doing
home, he popped the question on bended knee and Tiffany immediately
exclaimed "Yes!" and jumped in his arms.
photographer: Whitney, emilie inc. photography • venue: Bluewater Farm, Andover, NH • caterer: Laura Powers, Extraordinary Taste • flowers: Mauli McDonald, Art of Nature • cake: Jacques Pastries • make-up: Liz Washer • honeymoon: Maui