On a very rainy September day, Carlene & Arthur had a fantastic wedding at the beautiful Elmhirst Resort on Rice Lake, Keene.
Their day started out with both Carlene and Arthur getting ready in separate, on-site cottages. One of the many benefits of having their wedding at Elmhirst Resort is the convenience of family and friends staying on-site in their own cottages so all they have to do is walk to the wedding. That allowed me to walk from one cottage to another, then to the main facility for their ceremony. Unfortunately, when I arrived at the ceremony location shortly before it was scheduled to start, the sky had not cleared up and the ceremony had to be moved indoors. Fortunately, Elmhirst has two wedding rooms. One was beautifully decorated for their dinner and the other was ready as a backup ceremony location. The move to an indoor ceremony was unfortunate, however having that option worked perfectly for Carlene and Arthur’s day.
When it was time for the wedding party photos, Stephen Elmhirst, the very kind and hospitable resort owner, took us to the private wine cellar. It was an impressive location and a cool atmosphere to create some images. Then we took a short walk to a small greenhouse which was another great onsite location to use in poor weather. When we finished in the greenhouse the rain had stopped so we did a quick shoot down at the water’s edge. The stormy sky and winds made for some great lake images. Then our schedule brought us back to their reception for more time with their fun guests, an awesome band and a great meal.
A huge thank you to Carlene and Arthur for being a great couple to work with.