A Rustic, Elegant Wedding at Lakefalls Lodge in Stoddard, New Hampshire
Lindsay Kaplan and Tyler Toohey originally wanted a destination wedding in Italy, but due their large guest list, they decided on a Mediterranean-inspired celebration in New Hampshire instead. "We wanted to bring a Tuscan feel to New England," Lindsay says. "Our color palette was drawn from one of my bridesmaids dresses that featured hues of dusty blue, olive green and flashes of yellow." Lindsay stunned in a simple crepe dress with a beaded belt and cathedral veil. Tyler wore a navy tweed-inspired jacket, while the bridesmaids wore mismatched blue dresses and denim jackets. The ceremony took place in the stone-walled garden of Lakefalls Lodge, which was decorated with rustic barrels and white flower arrangements in terra-cotta pots. "As for religious traditions, my family is half Jewish, so we wanted to incorporate some of those traditions into our ceremony," Lindsay says. "Rather than a traditional chuppah, our florist designed a cascading flower arch over a stone wall archway. We also featured my grandfather's prayer cloth and smashed the glass at the end of the ceremony." The tented reception replicated a Mediterranean garden with greenery-lined poles, bistro lights and lemon accents. Rustic farm tables were also dressed with lemon leaves and olive garland, and the table numbers were vintage postcards of significant destinations. The night ended with a fireworks show, and guests attended an after-party that kicked off with late-night pizza.