A Mount Washington Hotel Wedding – Amanda & Anthony
January 15, 2019
The first weekend of the month I traveled north for Amanda and Anthony’s Mount Washington Hotel wedding. Winter weddings are among my favorites, and if you are going to plan a winter wedding, they don’t come much better than at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel! You are almost guaranteed a snowy winter experience, and on this day, a mind one too. While the sun didn’t peak out until late in the day, the temps were in the 30s, making for a very pleasant January wedding.
I began the day with Amanda and the ladies getting ready. I arrived a little early in order to have some extra time to photograph her details — dress, shoes, jewelry, etc. — before meeting up with the Anthony and the guys. I spent a little time there as shoes were shined, ties were tied and laughs were had, then headed back over to the ladies where Amanda was finishing up preparing for the ceremony. I found it particularly touching as Amanda’s mom helped her with her dress, then knelt down to help the flower girl. With everyone now dressed and ready, it was time to head down to the Jewel Terrace where Anthony and all of their 250 guests were waiting.
You could not ask for a more picturesque ceremony with a snow-capped Mount Washington as the backdrop. The views were spectacular as the clouds cleared out high on the mountain, and Amanda was radiant walking down the aisle. Despite the warm-for-January temperatures, the ceremony was short and sweet, but still managed to be a little bit of a tear-jerker. I-dos done, we stayed on the Terrace for family pictures and portraits. Being golden hour in the mountains, the alpenglow on the mountain was AMAZING! Pinks and purples, it looked like a watercolor painting, and made a gorgeous background for portraits. As temperatures dropped, we snuck around to the front of the hotel where the sunset was putting on a show, then scurried inside to warm up. Amanda and Anthony were troops, and so easy to work with. Photographing them was easy.
Inside, guests enjoyed cocktails in the Observatory before heading into the Grand Ballroom for the reception. There, Young Love and the Thrills band was ready to kick off the party, but we still needed to get through intros, dances, toasts… you know, the formalities. I don’t say that to minimize these events. I love the formalities! I love the smiles and laughs as bride and groom get roasted by their best man and maid of honor, and the tears as parents dance with their children. This is the stuff that gets me excited to document weddings! That and the fun of the party afterwards! And party they did. I managed to steal Amanda and Anthony away one more time for a few night time portraits, but then it was back to the dance floor for the rest of the night! Such an amazing day, and I am psyched to share some of my favorite images from their day below…
Thank you Amanda and Anthony for having me along to document your day. It was truly was a spectacular event! Great work by the following folks…