Summer Wedding on Squam Lake – Carolyn & Eric

Carolyn and Eric had a beautiful NH summer camp wedding on the picturesque Squam Lake in June. While we have photographed many camp weddings throughout New England, this space had a special meaning for Carolyn. Her great grandfather started the summer camp in 1945 and it has been a part of her family for over 70 years now. It made perfect sense to host the wedding at this rustic spot, nestled in the pine trees of Holderness, NH.

Here are some of our favorite documentary and candid photos from the day. Congrats to this happy couple!

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A wedding guests stands up during the quaker ceremony at the summer camp wedding in NH.The groom dips his bride for their end of ceremony kiss at this outdoor summer camp wedding on Squam Lake.Great sign for ceremony recessional of Let the Adventure Begin.The bride and groom are rowed away in a wooden boat after their summer camp wedding on Squam Lake.View of the barn at Camp Deerwood on Squam Lake in NH during the cocktail hour of wedding.Funny wedding photo of wedding guests overlooking Squam Lake.Wedding guests enjoy cocktail hour at Camp Deerwood.Kids playing in a field overlooking Squam Lake after a summer camp wedding on Squam Lake.Candid wedding photos of kids during cocktail hour during this summer camp wedding in NH.Documentary photography of wedding guests laughing at summer camp wedding in NH.Great idea for a unique wedding guest book; use a plate with bride and groom's logo and have guests sign names around it!Rustic details at this Squam Lake camp wedding with a deer mount and colorful summer flowers.Great ideas for a summer camp wedding with a lake or nautical theme and blue and white stripes.Summer camp wedding dinner table peonies and eucalyptus centerpieces.Rustic wedding rings photo during summer camp wedding in NH.View of Squam Lake from Camp Deerwood, a rustic summer camp wedding venue in Holderness, NH.Joyful wedding photography of guests enjoying dinner in NH.Documentary photo of bride dancing with her grandmother at this summer camp wedding in NH.Beautiful twilight view of Squam Lake with mountains after a summer camp wedding here.

Big thanks to Sheena with Showcase Events for helping coordinate this NH summer camp wedding! After an outdoor chapel ceremony beneath a canopy of pine trees, Carolyn and Eric took a leisurely boat ride around Squam Lake. The antique wooden boat made for gorgeous photos, with a mountain backdrop of course. Guests enjoyed cocktails by the lake while children played in expansive green fields! It was so cool to see all of the wedding guests who had sentimental ties to this camp. Generations of Carolyn’s family have both attended and worked at the camp, so memories were around every corner.

One of our favorite details about this wedding was the unique idea this couple had for a guestbook. They used a plate, with their wedding anchor logo, and guests signed their names around the plate! Even better, the plate has made by hand by their friend Naomi. We also loved the rendition of the Pokarekare Ana (a traditional New Zealand song) performed by Eric’s family members after dinner, and the evening was capped off with dancing under twinkle lights in the main camp lodge. Talk about a perfect day!

Vendors who contributed to this camp wedding on Squam Lake:

Wedding Coordinator – Sheena Harte
Caterer – Curt’s Caterers
Desserts –  Ooo La La Creative Cakes
Bride’s dress brand – Madison James
Bride’s shoe brand – Dessy Group
Groom’s suit – Sam’s Taylor in Hong Kong
Groom’s tie – Beau Ties
Guestbook plate – Handmade by a friend, Naomi Bartlett.
Invitations & other stationary – Noteworthy Paper & Press
Table runners – Showcase Events & Rental
Bridal Hair Piece – Noon on the Moon
Let the Adventure Begin Sign – HB Home Decor
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