Melanie Nelson & Matt Nevin

Melanie Nelson and Matt Nevin were married on September 12, 2015, at a private home in Canterbury, NH. Photography by I Am Sarah V Photography.

The wedding day in a word: Homegrown. This wedding was a labor of love, an all hands-on-deck affair. We are so lucky to have family and friends that were willing to put their all into making sure we had an amazing experience, from all of the pre-wedding events and planning to the day of. Wedding theme: We didn’t have a theme, but we would probably describe it as “rustic chic." Lavender was a common thread as well. Favorite moment for Melanie: Really difficult to pick one, but my dad's "father of the bride speech" was phenomenal. Favorite moment for Matt: Our first dance was a lot of fun. We took lessons for a few weeks before the wedding, so it was great to finally get to show our friends and family our new moves. Biggest surprise:While we were aware that there would be fireworks thanks to the amazing Lillis Meeh, I think our guests were surprised. If you could do it all over again…: We would and we wouldn’t change a thing! Piece of advice: Try to take a moment alone with your partner after the ceremony/before the party. Weirdly enough, you will not spend a ton of time together once the reception gets going, and it's nice to take a moment alone to absorb everything. Where they live: Boston Honeymoon location: South Africa Favorite honeymoon moment: This feels like an almost impossible question. We travelled South Africa for two weeks from Cape Town to Johannesburg and felt like we experienced five different trips. But cage diving with great white sharks was very, very cool. Occupations: Melanie, commercial litigator; Matt, healthcare business analyst



The Details

Reception: Canterbury, NH, home of bride's aunt and uncle • Flowers: Flowers grown onsite and arranged by bride's aunt • Caterer: Celebrations CateringMusic: DJ J. Antonio & DJ Bayamon • Rentals: Exeter Events & TentsDress salon: Michelle New York BridesJeweler: East Rutherford Jewelry ExchangeHair & Makeup: Kraft SalonTransportation: First StudentWedding Planner: Bridget Brunet Weddings & Events



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