Jordan & Ian: A winter Mt. Washington Hotel Wedding

During the winter months, most days that I travel north I am aiming for some frozen icicle to climb or to scare myself silly trying to climb it. But not on this day. On this snowy day in mid-January I was driving north for Jordan and Ian’s wedding at the Mount Washington Hotel. I left extra early because of the snow, and was glad that I did because it snowed the entire way north. On the way I met up with my friend Anne Skidmore who was joining me. We arrived at the Hotel in full on winter conditions…

Arriving at Jordan’s suite, I started with a few details, including her flowers by Sarah Severance, the Hotel’s fabulous florist, as well as with Jordan’s gown…

The ladies were having a great time getting ready for the ceremony. Here Jordan is laced up and ready to go…

Final earring selection and the smile that we would see all day long!

I met Ian and the guys briefly with Anne to say hello, and I grabbed this quick group shot before heading back to Jordan’s suite…

I went back upstairs and Anne took time for more portraits with Ian and the guys…

They then headed back upstairs themselves to relax prior to the ceremony…

If you noticed, all the guys were sporting black Nike Air Jordan sneakers. Anne found this great ring shot back in Ian’s suite…

Here’s Ian wondering how the black Red Sox hat would go over at the ceremony, I presume…

Back with the ladies, and now all dressed up, we ventured outside for a few minutes for some portraits. They were all troopers because it was ridiculously cold out. I mean REALLY cold!

Jordan really wanted images outside with the White Mountains. So, while her bridesmaids went back in, she stayed for a few more minutes. The Whites were truly white this day, with just a hint of the flanks of Mount Washington peeking out below the low cloud ceiling…

Back inside, there was still a little time for a toast…

Then it was time to head to the ceremony…

The ceremony was held in the observatory, which is popular for winter weddings at the Hotel. Keeping with the Tiffany theme that you will see more of later, the observatory was adorned with silver decorations. The teal in the ceiling dome worked well too…

Jordan coming down the isle with her father…

And Ian realizing what a lucky guy he is…

More smiles. Lots and lots of smiles…

The ceremony concluded with a sand ceremony and a kiss, of course. Ian went in for the kill 🙂

Hooray!

During the ceremony the skies cleared and Mt. Washington presented itself. Fortunately, all we had to do was take a step out the door of the observatory to take in this amazing view…

And, of course, we grabbed a couple of pictures too…

Back inside, we got through all of the family and group portraits and then I was able to spend a little time with Jordan and Ian for some portraits…

The warm light in the lobby of the Hotel let you forget that it was frigid outside…

So, what did we do? We went back outside to remind ourselves that this was a winter wedding! What good sports!

At this time, back inside, Anne was busy capturing details in the Grand Ballroom. I mentioned the Tiffany theme, right? Great shots, Anne!

Crystals and teal boxes adorned each table…

Following introductions, it was time for the first dance as husband and wife…

And then parent dances. Here is Jordan and her father and Ian and his mom…

I love this image of Jordan watching the mother/son dance…

A few toasts; this one by Jordan’s father…

As well as the best man and maid of honor…

Cheers!

Tiffany themed cake, of course!

And what to do with a Tiffany themed cake? Smash it up your bride’s nose, of course! Don’t worry, she got her payback a minute later.

Then the music and dancing kicked off in full swing…

Here is a final image of Jordan and Ian late in the evening, enjoying their party and each other…

Than you Jordan and Ian for having me at your wedding. And that you for being such great sports about the cold. Special thanks to Anne Skidmore for joining me for the day and for your great images.