Shannon & Jeff || Wedding at McLane Audubon Concord

 

Thought I’d been in love before,
But in my heart I wanted more
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you

-John Lennon

Well, I  couldn't resist a musical quote for these two! Since music is such a big part of their lives, they incorporated a bunch of musical touches throughout to make it unique to their story. 

Shannon and Jeff had a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony in October, followed by lots of dancing of course!

Ceremony & Reception: McLane Audubon Center, Concord, NH

I love their "meet cute" moment:

Jeff and I met when I was working part-time at Newbury Comics in college. He was a customer and would come in at least once a week with his friends. After some small interactions and some pining on my part, my co-worker initiated conversation between the both of us and we’ve been together ever since. 

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We loved not feeling like we had to pose awkwardly. The fact that a majority of our pictures are us just being ourselves is what we like best about them. 

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Amazing orange and green bouquet by Paisley Floral Designs - just perfect for early fall.

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I'm just loving Shannon's look, with the glasses, tea-length dress, hairpiece... 

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Our goal for the day was for everything to go smoothly...and for everyone to have fun - including us. Luckily, it went perfectly. After meeting at a record store and being lovers of music, we knew we had to incorporate music into the day. From having records on the tables to working with the DJ for the playlist, we wanted the day to be a reflection of everything that we love about music and how much it means to us. I am also a big fan of mid-century modern and wanted to have that present in our theme.

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What is one suggestion you have for other couples who are planning their wedding?

Do what you want and what makes you and your spouse happy - it is YOUR big day, not everyone else’s and it’s very easy to lose sight of that. A bonus suggestion, have fun and take it all in - the day is over within a blink of the eye.

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Lots of funny toasts! Here is one from Shannon's sister, Kara - I was lucky enough to photograph her wedding as well!

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People always tell you that the day goes by fast and it is the absolute truth. I felt like I was in a dream the whole day - it felt unreal but in the best way. The end of the night was something we still talk about - from scream-singing "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" with our best friends to the last note of “American Pie” as our night ended - it felt amazing. 

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Yes! DJ Matt Perez definitely keep the guests on their feet all night long. What an great party!

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Florist:  Paisley Floral Designs        

Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastries

Band/DJ: Matt Perez from A Main Event Entertainment    

Caterer: Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop    

Officiant: Sharon Curole            

Engagement Ring: MidPointDesign Etsy

Wedding Bands: Day’s Jewelers

Dress/Bridal Shop: Allure Bridals tailored/recreated by Trisha Southwell

Bridesmaid Dresses: Pinup Girl Clothing

Hair/Makeup: ­­­­­­­­­­­Kate Walsh Inc.            

Suit/Tux: JC Penney
 

 
Brett Steiner