Theme Inspiration: An Industrial New Hampshire Mill Building Wedding

An elegantly industrial wedding design inside one of New Hampshire's historic mills


The following people and businesses contributed to this photoshoot:

Design and Flowers: Kate Parker Designs
Photography: Mark Davidson
Invitations: Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Cake: Wild Orchid Baking Company
Hair: Hair That Moves
Makeup: Joya Beauty
Dresses: Madeleine’s Daughter
Food: Flavor Concepts
Models: New England Models Group

A mill was her muse. Moving her studio to a mill in the heart of Dover recently made wedding designer Kate Parker think of all the mills in cities across New Hampshire — Laconia, Nashua, Manchester, Dover, Portsmouth and more — and their prominence in the state’s history. “I thought a mill-inspired wedding design would be a cool ode to New Hampshire instead of the traditional barn wedding conversation everyone has when they think of the state,” Parker says. Because mills are industrial in nature, Parker says “the shoot went masculine in feel, color palette and texture almost immediately.” In the galleries that follow, you’ll see how she made every detail of the design consistent with that theme.

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