A Dream New England Destination Wedding in Autumn at Mountain View Grand Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
There are only a few of these historic hotels left in the mountains of New Hampshire that harken back to a different time. These places hold a special place in my heart as a wedding photographer and show off some of the best of what NH has to offer, and Mountain View Grand in Whitefield is no exception.
This wedding was set in Fall during peak foliage. The quilt-like colors that New England is famous for this time of year were vibrant and surrounded us. The ceremony was held outside at Grand View Gardens, one of that many options for outdoor ceremonies on the property. Following the ceremony, we captured family and bridal party photos on the Overlook Lawn. The wedding reception was help in the Crystal Ballroom.
The Bride Getting Ready in One of the Hotel Rooms Overlooking the Grounds at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
With the help of her bridesmaids and mother, Justyne put on her gorgeous beaded and lace gown while looking at the window of her hotel suite. The anticipation of the ceremony was building in the room with bridesmaids and family everywhere to help ensure everything was perfect right down to the last detail.
An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at The Grand View Garden During Peak Fall Foliage
All the colors were represented on this Fall afternoon during peak Fall foliage in New Hampshire. The Grand View Garden is tucked away behind the resort but still has the beautiful mountain views this area is known for. Because the day was overcast, much of the view was hidden behind clouds. But the part that was visible was enough to draw awe from the guests.
Formal Bridal Party Photos Taken on the Lawn at Mountain View Grand on a Foggy October Day
After the emotional wedding ceremony, the bridal party assembled on the lawn in front of the resort for photos by the view. Though obscured slightly by cloudy skies, the leaves and rolling hills made a spectacular backdrop for the wedding photos.
Bride and Groom Portraits at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in October
Wedding Reception Photos in The Crystal Ballroom at Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH
The Crystal Ballroom at Mountain View Grand is the largest and most dramatic reception hall on the resort. In the center of the room is a big dancefloor that is overseen by a gorgeous hand-painted dome and amazing views out of the windows all almost every side. Wedding photos in this room are always fantastic, allowing me to move around freely and capture images from a distance. As a result, more candid and intimate moments are photographed more easily. This is because during the first dance and parent dances, you would never know I am even there.
The Bride and Groom Pose for an Amazing Photo on the Steps of the Historic White Mountain Hotel at Night
At the end of the night, I had a vision for an amazing wedding photo on the fronts steps of the Mountain View Grand. With all the hotel rooms and porch lights lit up, I was able to create a wedding picture that closed out the evening in dramatic style! This is absolutely one of my favorite wedding photos I have taken as a wedding photographer.