On a very hot day in June, Joel and I headed south for Brittney and Emery's North Hampton, NH wedding at Fuller Gardens. I couldn't help but laugh a bit as I recalled part of the phone call I had had with Brittney in the days leading up to her wedding. We had been discussing the rain plan, and Brittney said, "I don't want it to rain, but I really hope it isn't really hot either." Well, we didn't get rain, but we did get a day that averaged around 85 degrees. With a good deal of our time together scheduled for portraits, I worried these two would be miserable but if they were, I would never have guessed it. They were up for anything as we paraded them around the entire property at Fuller Gardens multiple times. If you haven't been to Fuller Gardens, I highly recommend it. There are beautiful blooms in every direction as far as the eye can see. It's an absolute dream for wedding portraits.
One thing I brought with me from 2020 into our 2021 wedding season is a love for intimate weddings. Brittney and Emery kept their guest list to under ten people. It was perfect! The day was incredibly laid-back and allowed them to really be present with their loved ones and each other. Speaking of laid-back, they fully trusted us to capture the day in our style. When that happens, not only do we get to flourish creatively, but they also get to relax and enjoy the day instead of worrying if certain details were documented. It's such a win-win!
Before I jump into our favorite photos from the day, I have to share one of my favorite moments. Brittney had planned a first look with her dad before the ceremony, so as I waited with him, we chatted a bit, and he told me he was more nervous about seeing Brittney than he was on his own wedding day. I didn't think it could get any better than that, but then Brittney arrived and they both started crying. It was such a sweet moment.
Here are the photos —Enjoy!
Vendors for North Hampton, NH Wedding at Fuller Gardens:
Getting Ready Location: Private Residence
Venue: Fuller Gardens
Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree
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