And without further ado… here are our favorite pictures from the first half of Jessica and Jesse’s rustic and Anthropologie inspired wedding at the Bluewater Farm in Andover, NH. Jessica’s fairytale dress full of white ruffles in tiers was enough to send us over the edge, but her thoughtful creativity and unique vision for the wedding and barn reception had us falling in love with all of her DIY details from behind our cameras.
Jessica and Jesse have been together since high school, and this day was clearly something they both have been looking forward to for a long time. With sparkling eyes and constant smiles, it was obvious from the time we photographed these two at their rustic NH engagement shoot, they were crazy about each other. Jessica put so much work into making the wedding day a reflection of both she and Jesse… to see it all come together with the help of Kristin Burgess and her team at By Emily B. Event Design, was magical!
First of all, the ceremony was high up on a hilltop overlooking Bradley Lake, and many of the guests hiked up to the site. Jessica set up a “trail mix” table (covered in lace) at the beginning of the path so guests could bring a snack with them on the walk and also pick up a flag to wave after she and Jesse’s said their “I do’s”. The trail mix even had custom M&M’s with “Jesse & Jessica” stamped on them! The entire wedding had a woodland theme, and Jessica used forest animals on the programs and on all of the tables at the reception. Their sweetheart table at the reception looked like something out of an Anthropologie catalog, with a ruffled white backdrop, chandelier, vintage lace tablecloths, and rustic birch candle holders.
You’ll have to scroll down to see all of the amazing romantic and rustic DIY ideas this wedding had to offer… congrats to this happy couple!
**The full gallery from this wedding is now up in our CLIENT PAGE!