Is it the crisp, cool and refreshing Autumn air? Or maybe the limitless views from the craggy summits in the White Mountains? Ahh, yes it’s all these things but mostly it is the Fall foliage colors that cover the forests of this state like a quilt throughout the month of October.
These are also the reason why this time of year is the most popular for weddings. The backdrop is unique and beautiful, like every bride, where the white dress pops from a background or oranges, reds and golds.
I love nature. It inspires me every day. But when I drive around New England, it is all too obvious how segmented it is. Even though, I am still thankful for the beautiful slivers of nature that do exist and one shining example is the massive park in Boston - Arnold Arboretum.
Light is the secret to the beauty of late Fall weddings. The sun never really rises while sunset lasts half the day. Add in the stunning location of Whitney's Inn in Jackson, New Hampshire and you have a magical scene for a November wedding.
Bishop Farm Bed & Breakfast is the quintessential, tucked-away, New England wedding venue. Truly miles away from everywhere, the stunning grounds of this rustic barn wedding venue are yours and your guests and no one else's. Smartly decorated yet historically preserved, I personally have yet to find a wedding venue in New Hampshire that captures "rustic elegance" any better!
If a throw-back hotel was a throw-back inn that was a throw-back mansion you would be at Stonehurst Manor, high on a bluff in the heart of North Conway, New Hampshire in the Mount Washington Valley. Many details of the original home are intact making it feel as though you travelled back in time upon entering the foyer.
A location I have visited many times and have always dreamed of finding a bride adventurous enough to hike to down into the cavern created by Purgatory Brook in Lydenborough. The name comes across as a plot line in a horror movie, but Purgatory Falls is one of the most lovely, hidden gems in the woods of southern New Hampshire.