New Hampshire Rustic Weddings

It’s no secret that our brides have typically gone for the more rustic themes on their wedding day, and we can’t blame them! We are located in beautiful New Hampshire surrounded by the mountains, the foliage, and the ideal country life. That’s why we find it important to showcase all the ways we can celebrate love while appreciating the beauty that surrounds us.

Wedding Venue

Each couple always needs to take into consideration where they want their wedding to be. Start thinking about your guest count, your wedding theme, the policy for unpredictable weather, the food choices, and if your date is available. You may have a couple locations that will work so make sure you are looking at venues in those areas.

If you even spend just a few hours here in New Hampshire, you’ll start to see the many options to choose from if you are looking for that rustic style! From our mountain ranges to our lakes, you will have the perfect backdrop for all of your photos! We even have several venues (including us, Pats Peak Banquet Center!) that are positioned on a mountain and offer summit weddings. What’s not to love about feeling like you’re on top of the world as you look out beyond yourself?

Wedding Decor

Having a rustic wedding doesn’t always mean burlap and mason jars, even though we will always love them! You can utilize everything that reminds you of sitting outside at a bonfire on a summer evening, the smell of s’mores roasting in the fire and leaves falling all around.

Think about utilizing that small tree that needs to come down on your property and all those gorgeous maple leaves and pine cones falling around you and turning them into the perfect wedding favors!

Taking a look at our real New Hampshire brides, they have unique rustic weddings ideas that fit them perfectly!

Food & Drink

The food and drink you choose for your wedding should be what you want to eat and drink! Think about creating a seasonal menu and suggestions from the chef, but ultimately choose based off of your pallet. You should also consider creating a customized cocktail or drink for both the bride and the groom!

Start by thinking what is your go-to drink along with what’s trending or in-season and make it your own! Put a spin on old favorites; instead of just a Jack and Ginger, take a nice bottle of Jack Daniels, add in half teaspoon of honey with some fresh ginger and top the drink off with soda water.

Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas

The air is starting a become crisp and the leaves are starting to change. That means the start of Fall is right around the corner and the autumn colors will be a focal point of many weddings moving forward. We couldn’t be more excited to see all of these Fall wedding ideas!

Bridal Cover-ups and Jackets

From a button-up flannel to a gorgeous knitted sweater, covering up on a cool wedding day will showcase your personal style while keeping you warm all night! You could even wear your favorite leather jacket or incorporate lace shelves.

Taste of the Season

Fall Drinks

We are lucky to live in a state with amazing apple orchards that make the best apple cider. So, it’s no surprise that many of our brides incorporate apple cider bowls, spiked and unspiked, for their guests to enjoy. A hot chocolate bar is another great option that kids and adults will love! The kids can add in peppermint sticks and the adults can head to the bar to add peppermint schnapps!

Fall Desserts

Cranberries, plums, apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, blackberries, all of the best Fall dessert flavors! You can incorporate these flavors in the different layers of your cake or by choosing cupcakes with multiple flavors! One idea we’ve seen that was jam-packed with flavor was a pie bar! They had apple, blueberry, pumpkin, chocolate cream, you name it!

Fall Favors

You can have your guests leaving with the taste of Fall! Some of the best maple syrup is next door to us at the Intervale Farm Pancake House. You could also gift jams or honey, from NH Honey Bee and Apple Hill Farm.

Fall Flowers

Picking the right flowers can take a lot of thought and effort. What color, what smell, what price? It can all be overwhelming at times! That’s why we suggest looking at seasonal flowers, it will be good for your budget and you automatically eliminate choices from your list! Sunflowers, gardenias, and French tulips are some of our favorites we’ve been seeing!