Lakeside New Hampshire Wedding

Rustic Weddings

A bride who isn’t afraid to throw on a sequined shrug to beat the chilly weather? Color me thrilled! Newlyweds Jessie and Jessica traveled to New England for a lakeside ceremony and a reception full of rustic appeal, bits of glitter, and bridesmaids wearing their finest sequin and lace duds! Thanks to Dreamlove Photography for sharing this wedding with us.

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From the bride, Jessica: Jesse and I are both from Ohio but I spent most of my summers in New Hampshire and knew that fall in New England would be a perfect setting for our wedding. The Bluewater Lodge was the perfect mix of rustic, nature, and simplistic beauty. Designing the wedding was definitely one of the most fun things I had ever done… thank goodness for Pinterest to keep all of my thoughts organized and inspiration flowing! I knew I wanted the colors to be natural but with lots of textures and sparkle!


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One reason our wedding day felt so much like a fairy-tale like was that Jesse and I had not seen each other for eight weeks (I was in NH completing a clinical for school) so one of the best parts of that weekend was just being together again. Our written vows, our talented musicians, and the sun glistening over Mt. Kearsarge made the ceremony even more magical. Our reception was the best party we could have asked for. My 11-year-old brother stole the night with his gangnam style dance!


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My advice for future DIY brides is to: Hire someone to execute your design and be prepared for the chaotic energy that takes place the day of (and know that it’s normal!). Our wedding weekend was nothing without all the love and support we had from all our friends and family. Everyone pitched in one way or another to make our day so special and for that, we are so grateful. It was truly the most beautiful and enchanting day we could have ever asked for.


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Andover, NH / Photographer: Dreamlove Photography / Wedding Flowers: My Flower Buyer and Boston Flower Market / Wedding Planner, Coordinator and Floral Designer: By EmilyB / Wedding Venue: Bluewater Lodge / Wedding Dress: Lindee Daniel / Wedding Shoes: Butter / Earrings: Anthropologie / Bracelet: J. Crew / Maid of Honor’s Dress: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dillards / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Tie: Vknit / Groom’s Wedding Band: Happygolicky / Wedding Caterer: Cornocopia / Wedding Cake: Bride’s Stepmother / Musician: Nick Zuber / Bar and Birch Candle Holders: Bride’s Father / Embroidered Handkerchiefs: Elegant Monogramming / Here Comes the Bride Sign: YourDivineAffair / Dog’s Bow Tie: BigpawCollars / Videographer: Rick and Louis Wisler / Wedding Invitations: Bride

14 comments
  1. caribbean Wedding Events

    This wedding exudes natural rustic beauty…totally captivating!

  2. Andree Kehn

    This is AWESOME! I love the natural textures juxtaposed with the sparkle and glitter! Such a great combo! Gorgeous bride, relaxed groom – perfection!

  3. katie | dreamlove wedding photography

    Thank you so much for featuring our photography of this rustic wedding! We were happy to document all of the amazing and unique DIY details this bride thought up… so glad it might serve as inspiration for future brides out there planning! ;)

  4. Wedding Planner London

    Absolutely beautiful…EVERYTHING! I love the colour scheme! xx

  5. Lulu

    Wow, I am finally glad to see a movie where people are actually looking different and not the same

  6. Chelsey

    I love love love that glitter shrug…where did you find it?

  7. Laurie

    This is AMAZING! Love those sequins and pretty much everything about this wedding!

  8. Bethany

    I have been looking everywhere for a glittery shrug JUST like that! If you don’t mind me asking, where did you find it?

  9. Malaya

    Oh my goodness, I’m absolutely in love with every aspect of this wedding! I wish this beautiful venue was closer to Colorado so I could get married there — GORGEOUS! The sequins are flawless, the style of the bridal party is amazing, every detail is fantastic! I’m with the other ladies — the glitter shrug is amazing & would love to know where to find it!

    Flawless! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Laura

    How many people were you able to fit in this Lodge!? It’s just absolutely Stunning :) Congrats on your Big Day!!

  11. erin @ dfmi designs

    Breath-taking views and venue, just beautiful! Love the tweed, sequins and ruffles. Somebody has amazing taste in dresses! Hope you guys had a wonderful day! P.S. I need to find the bride’s shoes. Adorable!

  12. Julie

    Must know where this fab gold shrug is from!?

  13. jessica

    Does anyone know where to find that jacket shes wearing??!?!?!?

  14. Lauren

    in in love with the brides sequin shrug. Where did it come from?

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