A Rustic, Chic Winter Wedding at High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire

For their rustic, January wedding, high school sweethearts Gillian Graham (28, a psychiatric nurse practitioner) and Robin Sleith (29, a doctoral stud

For their rustic, January wedding, high school sweethearts Gillian Graham (28, a psychiatric nurse practitioner) and Robin Sleith (29, a doctoral student at the New York Botanical Garden) headed back to where it all began: High Mowing School, their tiny high school in the rolling hills of Wilton, New Hampshire. Without a particular theme in mind, the couple concentrated on making their wedding day as cozy and elegant as possible. ?They pulled it off with a rich color palette of navy blue, gold, green and pops of coral. ?Quirky, sentimental details like a hand painted menu sign, Christmas cracker paper crowns and contra dancing came together to create a warm, cheerful vibe, despite the snowy weather.

Gold Foil Wedding Invitations
Strappy White Badgley Mischka Shoes
Pashmina Bridesmaid Gifts
Gold Bridal Jewelry
Gillian and Robin Wedding Rings
Gillian carried a rustic bouquet of seeded eucalyptus, privet berries, white anemones, white amaryllis and peach roses by The Flower Kiosk.
Gillian accessorized her day-of-look with a winter-ready fur stole handmade by her mother.
Groom Wearing a Fur Hat
Gillian and Robin Wilton New Hampshire Wedding
"I’m not a big fan of the matching bridesmaid look, so I told both of my bridesmaids  that the theme was navy and that they should find a dress that they loved," says Gillian.
Eucalyptus and Privet Berry Bridesmaid Bouquet
Gillian and Robin Blue Bridal Party Attire
"High Mowing School is where we met, and once we thought of it as a venue, everything fell in to place," says Gillian.
Gillian and her mother designed the ceremony programs themselves with the couple's laurel monogram printed in navy.
Gillian's father built the ceremony backdrop which her mother decorated with paperwhites and amaryllis. Boxwood plants and hurricane lanterns stood on either side of the altar space.
Gillian and Robin First Kiss
"The room where we held the ceremony is called the Big Room, and it’s where we used to gather for school plays and other events when we were in high school, so it holds a lot of memories!" says Gillian.
Ceremony String Light Decor
Gold Watercolor Table Numbers
Silver Antler Centerpiece with Navy Candlesticks
"Bob McQuillen, a dear friend of Robin’s family who knew us right from the beginning of our relationship passed away the year of our wedding," says Gillian. "He was a famous New England character, and an accomplished contra-dance musician and composer. Our siblings performed his waltz, "Amelia" on the piano and fiddle for our first dance in his honor."
Hand Painted Menu Sign
Gillian and Robin's friend found a vintage deer figure which she painted gold for the wedding cake topper.
Guests added handwritten messages and polaroid photos to Gillian and Robin's custom wooden guest book from Red Berry Guestbooks on Etsy.com.
Each place setting  included a gold Christmas cracker with a funny joke, a mint and a colorful paper crown. "One of my favorite memories of the night is looking out over our dearest family and friends and seeing everyone in their fancy clothes and their crowns, laughing, eating, and having a great time," says Gillian.
Gillian and Robin Snowy Winter Wedding