The Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire White Mountains : K + S

Another day being a The Preserve at Chocorua wedding photographer and on the toastiest weekend of the year I photographed Kirsten + Seth’s bunny rabbit and dinosaur filled wedding! Wait, re-read that first sentence again. Yes, yes indeed there was some (a lot) of rabbit and dinosaur inspired antics at their wedding :)

When the three of us were doing our final call before the wedding day, Seth stole away from his fiance to whisper to me that before Kirsten got into her wedding gown, he was going to surprise her with a bunny in a basket!

Kirsten is a huge animal lover (like me!) and Seth knew that she would absolutely love to spend some time with a furry friend before her wedding day – and since Kirsten used to have rabbits when she was little and she’s made friends with all of the local rabbits around their home (and named them), he knew that having a bun to visit with was going to be magic. Seth said she lights up when she sees an animal – girl, I know that feeling!

When his search for a bunny up in the White Mountains was coming up empty, Seth reached out to Mary at The Preserve (aka: the hostess with the mostess) who knew a local woman who rescues animals and had just the sweet bunny she could bring by.

And the bun was the sweetest! But so were Kirsten, her mom, her bridesmaids and flower girl!

Once the bunny arrived, Kirsten and the girls gently cuddled with her, laid on the floor while the little bun hopped around, fed her fresh vegetables, and softly talked to her and enjoyed the time with her new animal friend. It made me so happy to see people loving animals and treating them gently like she and the rest of the girls did.

And even though their day was during the heat wave that washed over the east coast bringing heat and humidity to record levels, never once did I hear the couple – or anyone for that matter! – talk about how it was putting a damper on the day. Their wedding was fun filled with prizes for the weekend-long scavenger hunt, laughter filled vows, theatrical dances at the reception, and my favorite thing that Kirsten came up with which was to have all the guests at the ceremony stand and form a circle while the couple went around to each and every one of them giving them all a quick hug and a thank you for joining them. It was a great way to make sure to greet everyone and get one last send-off from their loved ones before they returned back to the front to exchange rings and seal the deal with a kiss!

It was a day full of love and fun which perfectly describes the two of them; their passion for finding ways to always have a smile on their face was only surpassed by the love they have for one another. Kirsten and Seth, thank you for having us along on your wedding day adventure, I wish you two all the best!!

Oh! One other note, the super sweet bunny had a big enclosure and lots of air conditioning in the quiet bridal suite to hang out in while she was there. The little cutie was very well taken care of, I promise!

Onto the photos!

Bridesmaid standing in front of the board announcing the wedding day

A basket full of bunny related items…and what’s coming in the door next? A REAL LIVE BUN

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride is surprised with a bunny rabbit on her wedding day

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride cuddles a bunny rabbit that was a surprise from her groom

The flower girl and the bride cuddle with a bunny on the wedding day

The bridesmaids laugh at a video while they get ready for the NH wedding day

PThe flower girl watches as the bride gets into her wedding gown

The bride gets into her wedding day shoes

The groom and groomsman get ready for the wedding day events to start

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the groom gets the final touches completed on his wedding vows

The officiant prepares for the wedding ceremony

A dinosaur tie bar gets positioned on the groom

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the first look for the bride and groom out on the lawn

The bride and groom laugh as they await the ceremony to begin

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride in all of her glory on her wedding day out on the lawn

The groom and groomsmen enter into the outdoor NH ceremony

The flower girl comes down the aisle during the ceremony

The bride and groom read their vows to one another during the outdoor NH wedding ceremony

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The parents of the bride celebrate during the wedding ceremony

Kirsten’s idea to have the guests form a circle during the ceremony where the two of them went around and hugged each guest was brilliant

The bride hugs her guests during the White Mountain NH wedding ceremony

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride and groom in front of Mt Chocorua on their wedding day and cuddle in close

The bride and groom hold each other close by the lake in White Mountains NH

The bride and groom get in close in front of Lake Chocorua on their wedding day

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride and groom laugh with one another on their wedding day in the White Mountains

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride and groom get in close with kisses on their outdoor wedding day

The bride and groom dance in the woods on their wedding day at their NH camp wedding in the forest

The bride and groom hold hands close to the lake on their wedding day

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the bride and groom enjoy getting in close on their wedding day in the NH woods

The wedding guests enjoy the cocktail hour out on the lawn

A little one runs in the background of the wooden wedding day sign

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding the newlyweds dance at their outdoor tented wedding reception in the White Mountains

The maid of honor gives a toast about the newlyweds during their Tamworth NH wedding reception

The bride dances with her dad at her wedding reception

Preserve at Chocorua New Hampshire Wedding Photographer the bride and groom enjoy a laugh in the White Mountains woods on their wedding day

The Preserve at Chocorua Wedding Photographer: www.iamsarahv.com (Oscar was my second!)
Ceremony + Reception: The Preserve at Chocorua
Coordinator: Kerri Bedard
DJ: Audio Events Online
Dress Purchased From: The Blushing Bride
Flowers: Moonset Farms
Cake: Jennifer Clifford
Catering: Capers
Hair + Makeup: Studio 90 on Fleet

Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographer, I AM SARAH V Photography, photographs events for wildly in love couples seeking a NH & Maine wedding photographer with a photojournalism & cinematic approach. You can see more of my work online at www.iamsarahv.com or on Instagram. I photograph many locations including being a Preserve at Chocorua wedding photographer in the White Mountains of Tamworth, NH. If you’d like to contact me directly, please email me at hello@iamsarahv.com

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