Candace + Chris | Rivini Wedding from Valentino Photography

Here’s a fun New Hampshire wedding full of rustic flare and thoughtful DIY’s in cream, turquoise and orange.  Candace + Chris worked together to make a playful satin streamer backdrop for their I Do’s as well as a pretty decor element for the back of the chairs.  Other details not to miss: the bride’s pretty bouquet of orange lilies, cream and orange roses with ombre blue hydrangeas, the fun floor length bridesmaids gowns or Candace’s dream dress, Aria by Rivini…purchased right here on!

Candace + Chris | September 14, 2013 | Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH | Dress Listing: Rivini, Aria

The Ceremony
The ceremony was brief but lovingly created. We spent months making lots of colorful streamers in our favorite colors to have a fun and festive look.

The Reception
The reception had a bit of rustic flare, the room was a bit small, so we kept the guest list smaller in the hopes that everyone wouldn’t feel too squished at the tables. We did a lot of DIY for decor, and although it wasn’t quite as picture perfect as all the pictures I saw on Pinterest, I was proud of the final look of our reception (and ceremony). I think it showed how much we wanted the day to be beautiful despite being on a strict budget.

Candace’s Dress Search
Rivini’s bridal gown, Aria was the only dress I looked at and I bought it off of  I watched ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ for YEARS but out of all the beautiful gowns I saw the brides trying on there was only one that I thought to myself “If I was rich…I would get that dress” and even seriously wondered if I could afford a $6000 dress someday. I never learned the name of the dress but years later I recognized it right away when I saw it on within my budget and HAD to have it!

How Candace Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Shapely and Happy.

Why Candace Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I’ll never wear it again and it’s far too lovely to have a “trash the dress” photo with. If I ever have children I don’t want to be in a position where I’m tempted to force the young bride into my dress. That said though, if for some reason it doesn’t sell maybe the GORGEOUS lace can be used someday in the future. I’m just crazy for beautiful lace.  

Rivini |

Wedding Dress:  Rivini, Aria | Photography: Valentino Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Kimball Jenkins Estate | Floral Design: Susanne’s Weddings | Cake: Jacques

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