In any season, the Wentworth by the Sea is one of our favorite places to work, but in the Winter, its attributes are particularly appreciated. Even on the coldest wedding day, you can be photographed outside for a few minutes, but once your skin turns blue, that appeal wears off, and we’re going back indoors. At the Wentworth, they’ve got a whole hotel full of elegant nooks where shooting indoors gives you great images.
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Kathy from Jardinierre in Portsmouth provided the flowers – she always has great designs. Sheila and her bridesmaids
Sheila in the front lobby
I love the front lobby of most hotels, but the Wentworth has such a bright and sunny feeling that it would be a shame not to use it!
The Truth – located on the bow of the Wentworth Alex – The Groom
Alex’s cufflinks were handed down for 2 generations. A working abacus!
The groomsmen at the front of the Wentworth Hotel The First Look
First look in the Solarium The Ceremony
The center third of the Wentworth ballroom. Snowflakes were projected by Entertainment Specialists.
A large group photo after the ceremony
Appetizers – always the best part of cocktail hour
Place setting cards by Portsmouth Invitations – part of the paper suite. Entrances
These were WWE (wrestling) themed introductions. The First Dance
Cake by Jacques
Lucia always gets in really tight for a great picture of the couple’s hands as they cut into the cake.
Stationary by Jillian – a friend of the couple The Dance Floor is Open!
Grandma “Honey” cutting a rug
What happens on the dance floor… may not stay on the dance floor. There’s photographers around 🙂
These girls remind me of Russian nesting dolls – each one smaller than the next!
The bouquet toss was well thrown to the back row, but the little girl who recovered it dove to the floor to get it.
This image has a little motion-blur from the dance floor, but we like to say it’s emotionally in focus. Actually, it would be easy to always have a fast shutter for the dance pictures and never have the blur, but those shots don’t convey the movement and the feeling of being there as well, so we often slow our shutters to increase the motion-blur.
The head table flower bouquets (Jardiniere) had led lights inside them, so they literally glowed in the dark! How cool is that?
Super cute, right? You can see the thank you card arriving any day now. This laser-cut wood thank you was something that Sheila and Alex brought with them, knowing they’d want to send out their thank you cards right away.
I want to give a quick shout out (and links to their sites) to the vendors who made this possible!