Many of my couples chose to get married in New England because of family ties or memories here. Sophia and Rich had a special connection to the White Mountains in New Hampshire since this is where Rich’s family has a ski house. The couple visits here quite often and have such a strong bond to this area. The couple met in Grad School at the University of Chicago and now make their home in Boston. So for their wedding, they needed to choose a venue that highlighted the scenery of the White Mountains!
Toad Hill Farm was the perfect venue choice. The historic property and guest cottages make this an elegant space for a wedding weekend. My favorite part about this venue is that you get the entire property all to yourself for a full five days! This allows you to have intricate rentals, including spacious tents and furniture.
Sophia envisioned a wedding that was timeless but with a touch of modern design. As we worked together to create her final vision, we chose a color palette of black and white, with touches of champagne and forest green. For this late summer event, it was a captivating palette! The bridesmaids wore white crepe gowns, which enhanced this luxurious affair. The groom’s party wore black, with the ladies in black chiffon and the men in black suits. Rich chose a perfectly tailored white suit with black pants and a black bowtie. For Sophia’s gown, she wanted something very chic and chose a mikado silk gown with a notched v neck. Her cathedral-length veil with lace trim completed her stunning wedding day look.
For the flowers, EH Florals created an incredible design featuring lush greenery, white and champagne flowers, and a touch of pink with King Protea. Sophia’s cascading bridal bouquet was highlighted with large King Protea and caramel David Austin roses. I loved the addition of seasonal flowers that added a beautiful texture.
When designing the layout for this wedding, the couple wanted to focus on the incredible views of the White Mountains. So for their ceremony, we chose to have it in the field, which overlooks the mountains. As guests arrived, they were in awe of the incredible views! The couple had an emotional ceremony with heartfelt handwritten vows.
We chose large sailcloth tents with cafe lights on the ceiling for the evening reception. The color palette continued into the reception, with long greenery garlands placed on the head table, and dozens of candles added a soft glow. It was such a beautiful weekend, filled with love, joy, and warmth. The highlight of the evening was Sophia and her mom’s dance, which was wonderful! It was such a fun moment that I will never forget. I even saved a video of it!
As you start to plan your wedding here in New England, we would love to learn more about your vision! We specialize in full planning and design and are experts at large tented events like Sophia and Rich’s wedding. We know how to turn a vision board into reality, where every detail is taken care of.
Planning and Design: Events By Sorrell
Photography: Avonne Photography
Venue: Toad Hill Farms
Florist: EH Florals
Rentals: Abbott Rentals
Catering: Chef Joe Catering
DJ: Allstar Entertainment
Photo Booth: Xo Photo Booth
Cake: Autumn Nomad
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Events By Sorrell is an award-winning wedding planner designing thoughtful and elegant weddings. Based in New Hampshire, serving all of New England.