A Classic Estate Wedding on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire
Immediately after getting engaged, Paige Yerry (30 and an account manager) and Christopher (Chris) Liston (29 and works in commercial real estate) knew just where their nuptials would take place. "We both grew up spending our summers at Lake Winnipesaukee, and we've created thousands of memories there as a couple," Paige says of hosting their vows on New Hampshire's largest lake. The couple's waterfront wedding was made that much more sentimental with the inclusion of 140 guests, who looked on as Paige and Chris wed under a birch wood arbor draped with fabric. "The thought of spending our wedding day anywhere else was truly never an option to us," Paige says. Watercolor invitations depicted the picturesque private estate. Paige accessorized her strapless silk gown with her mother's cathedral-length veil that was rescued from storage after nearly four decades. "We were nervous about how it would hold up after 38 years, but the veil stood the test of time," Paige says. "It was in perfect condition."