A Rustic, Fall Wedding at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire

On a crisp October day at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH, Sarah Hamson (28 and a speech language pathologist) and Sean Conlon (28 and a business development coordinator) gathered their closest family members and friends to celebrate their nuptials. Having met at the University of New Hampshire, the pair knew the Granite State would be the perfect place to tie the knot, especially in the fall season when the area’s lush forests would be alight with vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. To highlight the autumn season and Bedford’s beautiful natural landscape, the pair chose a color palette rich in burgundy, gold and peach hues, lush brightly colored blooms and a rustic, French-country theme for the day. The couple exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony on the Bedford Village Inn’s lawn, the fall foliage and abundance of brightly colored mums, pumpkins and seasonal plantings providing a striking backdrop for the affair. The newlyweds and their guests then headed into the inn for a night of celebrating. “What I loved most about this venue was it felt cozy, romantic and homey,” says Sarah. “It was the perfect venue for us.” Signature drinks like a Manhattan and apple cider sangria, a nod to the season, were served during cocktail hour, alongside decadent hors d’oeuvres like beef wellington, bacon-wrapped scallops, lobster mac and cheese and pot stickers. Gilded pinecone escort cards and the centerpieces’ tree trunk slice bases infused the elegant dining room with woodland charm, while silvery lanterns added plenty of warm, ambient light.