With their full sized celebration put on hold until 2021, Emily(Nalini) & Josh decided to have an intimate lakeside ceremony followed by an amazing outdoor dinner complete with bistro lights, rustic wooden table and chairs, and a New England classic main dish of Lobster.
Nalini spent the morning with her maid of honor and mother relaxing at Church Landing. With a waterfront room, champagne and endless laughs, the day started off on a tone that set the day in a direction of relaxed fun and celebration. Since this was an intimate celebration with immediate family and the closest of friends, the quick pace and sometimes frantic moments of a large wedding were nowhere to be found. Moments such as ‘well I guess it’s time to put the dress on’ were the norm, and made for beautiful photographs.
Josh’s grandparents have a house in a quiet bay on Lake Winnipesaukee where the ceremony took place. Staying in tune with the relaxed feel of the day, the ceremony site was set up by close friends, and Josh finished getting dressed on the back patio overlooking the lake. Rain came in sheets for a few minutes, but cleared up into a stunning bluebird summer afternoon. A quick wipe down of the chairs and things were back in action. With a casual ‘cocktail hour’ after the ceremony with shrimp, champagne and delicious beer, Nalini & Josh took the boat for a cruise up to the reception location.
An outdoor first dance and parent dances were followed up by a classic New England classic; Lobster dinner. If you know New England, a ‘table cloth’ of brown paper is a staple for Lobster dinners. With a family style long table set in the back yard, surrounded with bistro lights and a path of candles, the ending of this day couldn’t have been better. Although not the original plan, Nalini & Josh turned what most would consider an enormous roadblock (a wedding in the time of covid) into one of the most beautiful, heartwarming and true-to-themselves days I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.
Cheers you two, thanks for a real good time! Stay tuned for the big celebration next year!!
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