Manika and Mitchell had the most epic wedding. They were married a Mohawk Falls, a stunning venue nestled in the valleys of Northern New Hampshire.
Located in Colebrook New Hampshire, Mohawk falls is so far north, it's almost in Canada! But this hidden gem is well worth the travel. This venue is something out of a dream. The grounds feature a ceremony site at the base of a cascading waterfall. Grassy cliffs, a quaint foot bridge, gazebo, and a covered bridge are just a few of the many locations on site for epic photos. The venue also hosts a modern barn, perfect for a large reception. Just outside the barn, lies a sparkling lake where fireworks can be set off as unforgettable conclusion to an already beautiful day.
Manika and Mitchell were such a fun loving and sweet couple. They even invited me their reception dinner the evening before their wedding, which was the perfect opportunity to get to know the wedding party.The morning of their wedding, the couple got ready with the help of those closest to them. Manika’s bridhesmaids excitedly helped her with her hair and makeup, and then her mother assisted her to put on her dress. Afterwards, Manika had the sweetest first look with her bridesmaids and flower girl.
Meanwhile, Mitchell's groomsmen helped him get ready. They made sure they looked their best, but still had time to rough house and enjoy all the excitement of their best friends special day. My favorite groomsmen detail was their personalized socks.
The couple had the sweetest first look that was full of emotion. Happy tears, pure joy, and tons of laughter was the theme of their portraits all morning. Their genuine happiness was contagious, the entire wedding party was full of laughter and smiles.
For wedding party photos, we had the perfect backdrop of sculpted rocky cliffs with flowers blooming at the bottom. After some formal shots, the group was up for an adventure! So we climbed the stairs to a covered bridge above the iconic waterfall. It is so much fun to work with a group that is down for an adventure!
Before the ceremony, we had to sneak in some more couples portraits. The two of them were just two cute together! Plus this venue, had so many fun spots to explore.
The ceremony took place in front of the waterfall, a perfect backdrop. A close family friend officiated and shared lovable stories about the couple. The bride and groom participated in a traditional tree watering ceremony and then exchanged the sweetest personal vows.
The reception space was beautiful, a modern barn, full of windows with plenty of sunlight shining through. Everything was decorated in hues of green. All the tables were named after the adventurous couple's favorite places, both near and far.
At sunset, we took advantage of that lingering summer light and went back outside for a few more portraits.
The reception was an absolute blast! The newlyweds shared the most emotional parent dances, the cutest cake cutting, and as a special surprise, they preformed a musical duet. Manika and Mitchell are both talented musicians, so it was quite a show!
The epic night concluded with a bang! A classic sparkler exit led the couple out of the barn to say goodnight to all their guests. Then a grand firework show was set off above the lake. The couple cuddled below watching in their own sweet moment of intimacy. Manika and Mitchell's wedding was truly one of a kind and unforgettable. I am so grateful I was given the privilege to document it!