You may be here to read about a New Hampshire backyard wedding. But this is really a story about Fran & Reggie, and how they came to have the most needy day of their lives. Little did they know at the time, this was the day ensuring their long term happiness.
Before we can tell you about super cute French Bulldogs, we need to start with Leslie & Dan! Because without them there would be no day at Winnisquam Lake for Fran & Reggie.
Leslie grew up in Connecticut. She is currently finishing a nursing program, before that she was interning at a gym in Boston. Both her siblings live in Boston, and they all enjoy spending time at their parents lake house in Meredith, New Hampshire.
Dan was a strength and conditioning coach at the same gym where Leslie interned, it’s how they met. Though they have left their positions at the gym, their love of fitness continues to be a foundation in their life together.
Fran & Reggie would argue that they actually rule the roost. From our initial video call, to the engagement session, the Frenchies let us know this. We explored downtown Portsmouth with the pups in tow. And couldn’t stop taking photos of them. Their cute tongues hanging out, both longing for attention.
Leslie & Dan’s choice to have a small NH backyard wedding allowed the pups to be a part of the whole day. Well, almost. We arrived to find them waiting at the front door. Fiercely guarding the house. They were soon outfitted with their attire and made their way from upstairs with mom to downstairs with dad. Until the gates went up restricting them to the main level.
However, they somehow seemed to be everywhere nonetheless, and quite happy about it. Then the flowers arrived, and the catering team, it was soon ready for a first look. Leslie met Dan in the garden, leaving Reggie & Fran to be onlookers instead of show runners.
Thirty guests met down at the dock for a private ceremony. If you listened closely you could hear Reggie & Fran from the guest house letting everyone know they were guests too.
Reggie & Fran’s Mom & Dad were married on the water, in true lake-life fashion. The dock was adorned with flowers. Boaters passed by in the distance. Puffy clouds lined the summer blue sky. It was like every NH lake weekend they had enjoyed over the years. Full of family, togetherness, and celebration.
New Hampshire is known for the lakes region for a reason. It’s a perfect getaway from Boston. Loads of weekend BBQs, swimming, music, and water sports. Being a big part of Leslie & Dan’s life, it made sense to be the place where they enjoyed their biggest celebration to date.
Lake Winnisquam provided a more private experience than a Winnipesauke wedding. And one where the other lake goers were old friends rather than tourists. Neighbors took us out on their boat for a group photo before nightfall. Then the party began under the tent for a farm-style dinner.
The evening was perfect in weather and lack of mosquitoes. Leslie & Dan enjoyed their first dance before incorporating their family. They closed out the night with stars overhead and music flowing.
And Reggie & Fran fast asleep from an exhausting day.
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New Hampshire Backyard Wedding Details:
Lake House in Meredith, NH – Venue
Blushing Brides Boston – Hair & Makeup
BHLDN – Bridal Shop
Badgley Mischka – Bridal Gown
Shoes of Prey – Bride’s Shoes
Heaven Scent Design – Flowers
Magic Foods Catering – Catering
Lakes Region Cupcakes – Dessert
Lakes Region Tent & Event – Tent