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A Rustic Fall Wedding in Windham, NH

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Haley & Ryan in Windham, NH
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Ceremony SiteSearles Castle , Windham, NH
Reception SiteSearles Castle, Windham, NH
PhotographyElizabeth Bradford Photography, Manchester, NH
OfficiantBarbara Stewart, Concord, NH
GownElla,  Inspiration Bridal, NorthConway, NH
HairShear Destiny, Whitefield
MakeupChristine Walker, Blond Bombshell Salon, Epping, NH
Wedding RingsBride's: Art Ca ...
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Haley and Ryan made the caramel apple favors. Each one was speared with a wooden stick wrapped in clear plastic, tied with raffia ribbon and the couple's R&H 10/08/12 wedding logo tag.
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Keeping with the rustic chic theme Haley and Ryan's two tired cake had an organic texture with buttercream frosting.  The cake was pumpkin spice cake with caramel butter cream filling. The flowers on top were the same as wheat’s and berries that were carried through the bouquets and the rest of the table arrangements.
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For the centerpieces, Haley and Ryan were inspired by their love of history and the New England farm lifestyle. The couple purchased antiques from all over New Hampshire that would fit our rustic wedding theme. The table numbers were 4” high pine logs cut at a 45-degree angle to display the table number in black ink.  They chose items that they wou ...
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The aisle was dressed with untraditional fall harvest gourds and plants. White, green and blue fall gords, Kale, September aster, squashes and white pumpkins and accented with apple crates of long grain grasses. Haley and Ryan wanted the aisle to have an unpredictable feel and placement of the décor was more spontaneous and organic.
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Since Haley is a graphic designer she felt it was her duty to tell a story and introduce the theme and feel of the wedding to their guests through the invitations, which is the first thing the guest sees before the big day! The invitations carried the rustic theme with the off-white leaf veins that sealed the card pocket together. The leaves were a ...
Page Turning Design, Laconia, NH
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The men’s boutonnieres carried through the wheat and grasses theme. The grooms boutonnier had blue hydrangea with chocolate hyericum berries and the grooms.
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The bridesmaids’ bouquets had more of a vertical feel to them with lots of wheats and grasses. Each bouquet had a few circus roses, chocolate hypericum berries and tied together with the natural burlap and a navy grograin ribbon.
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Hayley's bouquet included dark blue hydrangea at the base with her favorite Circus roses, which also compliments the blue very well. There is an accent of chocolate hypericum berries, stephanotois and grey green wheat’s. It was bundled together with natural burp ribbon.

Haley & Ryan in Windham, NH

Ryan proposed to Haley on Christmas Eve as they followed a tradition they created and exchanged ornaments. Haley got an engagement ring ornament on the tree and a real engagement ring when she turned around.

The Bride:Haley Sawyer, 26, freelance graphic designer
The Groom:Ryan Page, 26, employee at Elektrisola, Inc.
The Date: October 2012

Haley and Ryan chose Searles Castle for their wedding venue because they fell in love with the architecture and rich history.
- Simone Hill
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