Photography & VIDEOGRAPHY
I met Amanda and Dimitri last year for their engagement session, and had the most wonderful time working with this lovely couple! I was thrilled that they booked me for their wedding at Dell-Lea Wedding and Events this summer. The pair met while working the same overnight shift at the Post Office. They clicked immediately after a late-night post shift run to a donut shop, and have been together ever since! When I met them, they were so clearly over the moon for each other and a perfect match. We had an amazing time at their engagement session together and I knew we would be a great fit to work together for their wedding. I was so excited to celebrate with them on their wedding day!
Amanda and Dimitri tied the knot in Chichester, NH at beautiful Dell-Lea. We started the day at a hotel a few minutes away from the venue, where the two got ready in separate rooms with their bridal parties. The couple had put a lot of thought into their details and invitations, with lots of cool vintage postage stamps on the envelopes and beautifully monogrammed flasks for the groomsmen! The two had their first look with each other in the hotel lobby, resulting in radiant smiles as Amanda and Dimitri saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. Amanda also had a first look with her parents, who gasped upon seeing how beautiful their daughter looked all dressed up for her wedding!
We traveled to a nearby church for the ceremony, where Amanda and Dimitri were married in front of their friends and family. We squeezed in a few family photos at the church before the rain started coming down, and then headed over to Dell-Lea for some more photos and the reception! The rain thankfully held off during cocktail hour and we were able to get some beautiful portraits of Amanda and Dimitri with their bridal party on the gorgeous grounds of the reception venue! I love the wide open fields, the rustic wagon and wooden Adirondack chairs as backdrops for couples’ portraits. Throughout the day, Amanda and Dimitri were nothing but wonderful, so laid back and lovely and always excited to try out a different location for photos! We spent an hour wandering about the venue trying out different backdrops and poses, getting the bridal party together for a champagne toast, and capturing the pair’s love for each other.
The beautifully rustic interior of the reception hall perfectly fit into Amanda and Dimitri’s theme for their wedding. One of the most memorable moments of the reception was our table photo dash, where Amanda and Dimitri ran around to each table with me to snap a photo with every table in the space of a single song! We had a great time rushing about and grabbing a picture with every guest as the DJ played an upbeat song and guests cheered us on. During the reception, Amanda and Dimitri also shared a sweet first dance together, as well as dances with their parents to start the dancing. The best man and maid of honor delivered heartwarming speeches during the delicious dinner that touched everyone in attendance. After the couple cut the cake and dessert was served, the guests had a great time tearing it up on the dance floor! I had such an amazing time celebrating this wonderful couple’s wedding with them and I am so excited for what the future will bring for these two. Check out some highlights from the beautiful day below!