Have you heard the exciting news? Rodeo & Co Photography was featured in the Spring 2012 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings and I’m just about over the moon with delight! To be featured in MSW has alway been a dream of mine, and I’m still asking people to pinch me to make sure it’s a reality every once in a while!
Like I said- pinch me!
Vanessa and Michael’s wedding on June 4th, 2011 was such a pleasure to shoot. The ceremony took place in the sweetest garden in Portsmouth, NH where the couple now reside. With a palette of deep teal, vivid pink, and shiny silver, every single detail of this wedding was eye-catching and wonderful. The bouquet highlighted the color theme with both bright and dusty pink peonies, roses, and lisianthus and silvery foliage.
The ring bearer, Matthew’s, toothy grin is enough to melt you! And the ring pillow was hand stitched with exquisite detail by Mike’s stepmom.
We snuck in a few shots on bike’s borrowed from the Ale House Inn along the picturesque banks of the Piscataqua River on our way from the ceremony to the reception.
Bridesmaids were free to wear any teal dress they wanted, but they all picked the same Watters & Watters design.
Escort cards peek out from wooden shutters that Vanessa found in her florist’s basement and painted.
Tables were set with flower-filled jars and a sign bearing a Portsmouth neighborhood in lieu of a number. By the way, all the stationary and paper goods for the wedding from the invitations to the table cards to the thank you notes were designed by the bride!
Vanessa didn’t want the standard couple on top of the cake, so she challenged Jeanne Kalman of The Well Dressed Cake to fashion a sugar peony cake topper. Jeanne certainly rose to the task with a design that matched Vanessa’s bouquet almost perfectly!
One of the most thoughtful details of the wedding was teal guitar friends and family could autograph with a silver marker. It now hangs in Mike’s office.
Of course all of this looks just a little brighter and better in the glossy pages of Martha Stewart Weddings! To see more of the perfectly planned details of Vanessa and Mike’s dreamy wedding, pick up the magazine or visit the MSW website . Also, the talented wedding planner, Diana Ma, put together a terrific post of all the little details that made the day so memorable over on her blog!
Of course none of the photos would be possible without the talent and artistry that went into the day:
Locations: Ceremony: Strawbery Banke Museum; reception: The Marina at Harbour Place
Wedding Coordination: Diana Johnson of Diana Ma Weddings and Events
Photography: Meg Hamilton of Rodeo and Co Photography
Flowers: Flower Kiosk
Stationery and Paper Goods: Giftable Designs (the bride’s company)
Cake: The Well Dressed Cake
Catering: Flavor Concepts
Rentals: Be Our Guest
Tent: Sperry Tents Seacoast
Signature Drink Machine: The Margarita Man
Bride’s Shoes: Something Bleu for Bhldn
Hair: Jenn Macek Conway
Makeup: Joya Beauty
Bicycles: Borrowed from Ale House Inn