Good morning! Nearly a month after the wedding and I’m finally getting around to share some photos- which makes me so happy because it means I get to re-live the weekend again! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- our wedding events (2 days of stuff!) were the most amazing, wonderful, happy, love-filled days I’ve ever had. After everything was over and we were heading home we talked about how happy we were that we decided to make our wedding a 2 day event because we couldn’t imagine having only had 4 hours of fun with everyone! Getting to be around our guests/friends/family for basically 2 days was the absolute best decision we could’ve made.
We opted to get up and head out early on Sunday morning, July 3rd so that we could get up there before everyone else and have some quiet 1-on-1 time by the pool before everyone started showing up. I’m so happy we did this because the hour and a half we had of just us to kick off the events was one of my favorite parts about the whole thing!
Throughout the afternoon, people continued showing up and joining us by the pool for drinks and games and relaxation. It was such a perfect afternoon!
Having our wedding on the 4th of July meant we were taking people away from their normal 4th of July parties and BBQ’s so we wanted to make it up to them by wining and dining them, quite literally! With that said, we invited everyone to a big Pig Roast the night before (fun fact: I wanted our whole wedding meal to be a pig roast but since the venue wouldn’t allow it, we opted to do it the night before. Win-win situation!) with a hopes that people could make a little mini-trip out of it. The White Mountain area in NH is especially gorgeous in the summer so although it’s a hike to get to from Boston, once you’re there it was so worth it.
We did a quick run through of the wedding and then everyone gathered for the pig roast. They cooked up an 85lb pig from a nearby farm and it was so delicious! Alongside it we had some of the best coleslaw we’ve ever had, corn on the cob, potato salad, bread and then homemade strawberry rhubarb shortcake. The whole night was such a blast because it gave us a chance to say our “hellos” and “thank you for coming” as well as eat amazing food and hang out outside.
(PS- HUGE thank you to our family friend, Jeanne, who took the majority of the pictures in this post- it was so nice to have a “photographer” there to capture the events from the pig roast!)
All in all, it was such a great kickoff to our wedding and we were SO thankful for everyone who made it up there to celebrate with us.
Quickly before I end the post, I wanted to share pictures of the room I/we stayed in. As part of the wedding package we were given 2 nights in their nicest room- and wow was it nice! And huge! Upon walking in we were greeted with a little living room and fireplace and then we walked into the bedroom with a huge bed and then the bathroom was off of that and was one of the biggest bathrooms I’ve ever seen! It was equipped with a steam shower, too, and off the bathroom we had our own private hot tub- so amazing, although we didn’t end up using it 😦 Next time for sure! If you’re looking for a beautiful getaway, The Wentworth Inn in Jackson, NH is a place you surely should check out. Everyone commented to us how nice it was (and breakfast is included in your stay which is a nice addition!).
Stay tuned for part 2 of our wedding recap!
Questions for you: Have you ever been to a pig roast? Have you ever been to Jackson, NH? How did you spend the 4th of July weekend?