Nancy A. Gorman
New England Makeup Artist
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28
May

Derry NH Wedding – A Winter Wedding at Birchwood Vineyards with Casa Creatives

Derry NH Wedding – A Winter Wedding at Birchwood Vineyards with Casa Creatives

Derry NH Wedding

Winter weddings in Derry New Hampshire can be quite stunning and the wedding of Meghan and Mike made no exception! It was sunny and beautiful. Snow on the ground from a previous storm and the perfect venue in Derry New Hampshire at Birchwood Vineyards.

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For anyone wondering how long Birchwood Vineyards has been in Derry, well since 2015 when the Party and Event planning venue Promises to Keep changed over to Birchwood Vineyards! The article in the Eagle Tribune is right here telling you all about it!

Photographers Elan and James of Casa Creatives photographed this gorgeous event, they shared there favorites from the wedding here on there blog so you can see more! I chose a select few to showcase as well!

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Meghan was referred to me by one of her bridesmaids who I met a year before at another wedding and I’m so thankful to Kylie for the recommendation. We had such a great time and I can’t wait to see her again! In fact I had such a fun time doing all these ladies makeup!

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I also had the pleasure of doing Meghan’s mom’s makeup, here’s her and her lovely mom before the ceremony!

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I did all but one bridesmaid but here are all the girls and all the guys! Such a good looking group of people! Also a really good friend of the bride Shanna Keene did Meghan and the girls hair! The lovely bouquets were made by Meghan’s Aunt Kathy and wow they are gorgeous!

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The ceremony setting was just gorgeous! The hardwood floors, the fireplace and the spaciousness of this venue was just so amazing. After the ceremony, these chairs were moved to tables and the space become the dance floor!

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Love moments like this, no words needed, it says it all.

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Some of the details from the day! The girls all had there own bottles with there names on them. Meghan found the water bottles on Etsy, she made the seating cards all by herself saving wine corks and wow that was a lot of wine to drink! The cake is from Chickadee Hill Cakes in Sandown NH and the Tree Guest Book off Amazon.

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The floral centerpieces were by Britton Designs of Sandown New Hampshire

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I asked Meghan to tell me a little story and also one of the most memorable parts of the whole day. Please take a moment to read this. I was there for the emotional moment when her aunt brought her bouquet. I had tears in my eyes also.

Mike and I got engaged last May 27, 2016. I had no idea it was coming at all, he actually was in trouble the day he proposed because he was at my dads house the night before until 1 am and I was not happy with him about it. Little did I know he was asking my dad if he could propose. 🙂 
 

I knew I wanted to get married at Birchwood the minute I walked in the door. It had the same smell as my Dad’s log cabin in Pittsburgh NH which made me feel like this is the exactly the right spot. 

 

Family is very important to Mike and I. One of the most memorable parts of the day for me was receiving my wedding flowers. My Mom and Aunt included my god mothers earnings and lace from her wedding dress on my boutique. They also include a St.Nicholas pin for my brother who passed away. It made me feel like a part of them was there with me on the day. 

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I knew I wanted to do an anniversary dance instead of tossing my boutique for my Grandparents. My Grandparents have always been a very important part of my life and have been an example of a loving relationship. This year is their 60th wedding anniversary so I wanted that to be acknowledged.
 

I really used the wine/birch theme the venue already had to make my decorations. 

 
The whole day was very special. All the planning fell into place. And I was able to celebrate with all the people I love. The one thing Mike and I did miss out on is eating. We were so busy chatting and dancing and enjoying the night we didn’t eat. The wonderful people at Birch wood pack us a to go box! 
 
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Thank you so much Meghan for telling your story, it’s truly lovely and I am so thankful to have been asked to be a part of your day! Thank you again to Casa Creatives for the images!

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