Congratulations to Michelle and Norris who got married this weekend at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. If you’re shopping around for a venue to get married at, the Mount Washington Hotel is my absolute favorite venue in New England. For you and your guests, not only do you get one of the most breathtaking views (which makes a photographer’s job lots of fun 🙂 ), there is also TONS of things to do for your guests if they’re going to stay for a few days. In the summer there’s golf, cycling, hiking, and across the road, zip lines at Bretton Woods Ski Area, and in the winter there’s cross country skiing, alpine skiing, and snowshoeing. If you like being outdoors, it’s the perfect spot! I have to admit I have a soft spot for Mount Washington as I’ve driven up it a number of times (I admit, that’s cheating), I’ve biked up it 3 times (best hill climb ever), and I’ve hiked it once (plan on doing it again this year). One of these days I hope to ski Tuckerman. That said, I was totally psyched when Michelle and Norris contacted me about shooting their wedding at the Mt. Washington Hotel! I had a total blast and didn’t want to stop shooting. It was a perfect night and when my time was up with them, I actually stayed for another hour to get some night shots of the hotel.

Can you tell I’m excited? Not only did I have the pleasure of shooting at Mt. Washington Hotel this weekend, but I also got a chance to work with a fantastic couple who know how to have fun. Norris even took to the stage to sit in on drums with Search Party to rock the reception (a phenomenal band BTW, this is coming from someone who went to a music college)!

Mt. Washington Hotel - Bretton Woods, NH


Wedding dress by Sophia Tolli

Wedding dress by Sophia Tolli





The flowers are by Emily Herzig Floral Studio. Here’s a link to some of Emily’s wedding designs.

Jewell Terrace Wedding at the Mount Washington Hotel

Overlooking the Presidential Range, the Jewell Terrace at the historic Mount Washington Hotel gives you a view of Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, and of course Mt. Washington (amongst others).

What a gorgeous, magical place to have a wedding!


Mount Washinton Hotel - wedding on the Jewell Terrace




Mt. Washington wedding photographer


Wedding photograper Mount Washington Hotel


Presidential Ballroom, Mount Washington Hotel

This is the Presidential Ballroom at the Mt. Washington Hotel.


Cake by the Mount Washington Hotel. The band was Search Party. I get the opportunity to hear tons of bands. If you’re hiring a band (which I highly recommend) this band is one of just a few that should be on your A list!




Norris took to the stage to sit in on drums with the band Search Party (didn’t know he was a fellow drummer) and got the crowd moving!






Pool at the Mt. Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods, NH


East side of the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort at night


Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH at night

Wedding Photograper:  Joe Ciarcia – Symphony Photography

Wedding Planner:  Amy Piper – Signature Events

Venue:  Mount Washington Hotel and Resort – Bretton Woods, NH

Cake:  Mount Washington Hotel

Florist:  Emily Herzig Floral Studio (EH Floral)

Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli

Band:  Search Party

DJ: Alex Guzman