Church Landing at Mill Falls // Lake Winnipesaukee NH Wedding // J+M
I met Melissa when she was a bridesmaid at one of my weddings back in 2015. Justin met Melissa at SNHU in 2012. They both started working at the university around the same time and shared a glass cubicle wall. They became friends and for the next 3 years Justin tried to drop hints to Melissa that he was interested in her but she didn’t get it. They went on some “dates” that she didn’t know were dates. In January 2015 she tried to set him up with her friend, and he grew impatient and decided to make it very clear that he was interested in her only. They had their first date on Valentines day (also something Melissa wasn’t sure if it was a real date or not– it was). Their close friendship quickly changed to love and Justin proposed on August 3 2016. He had been dropping hints for weeks about “the ring” and we were going to the Cape that weekend, so Melissa thought he was going to do it at the Cape. But on Wednesday he suggested going to Jenness beach in New Hampshire after work, taking the dog to run and getting some ice cream- Melissa’s favorite things. He proposed on the beach and took Melissa by complete surprise.
I was so stoked when Melissa contacted me to see if I was available for her summer wedding date! Melissa and Justin had an awesome first look by the lake and when Justin turned around to see his bride for the first time he shouted “Dude, yes!!” and gave her a high five – as well as a few kisses. We explored the beautiful lush, green garden grounds of Church Landing before they headed off to say I do in the venue’s white outdoor tent.
Melissa and Justin aren’t cake people so they decided to have an ice-cream bar instead which was the perfect treat to cool their guests off before they all hit the dance floor….hard.
One of my favorite moments was after their wedding reception was over, we went outside to go take some night portraits and we saw the most incredible moon rise.
Justin & Melissa – Thank you so very much for trusting me to capture your day!
Photographer: Alexsandra Wiciel Photography
Venue: Church Landing at Mill Falls
Florals: Lakes Region Floral
DJ: DJ Pat Tecce
Hair & Make Up Artists: Cascade Spa, which is the Spa at Church landing
Wedding dress designer: Maggie Sottero, from Mary and Tux in Nashua NH