Maybe Just the Touch of a Hand: Castleton Winter Wedding, Patrick & Alyssa

Patrick and Alyssa got married less than a week after Christmas, so the decorations were still on the trees, the stockings were still hung by the chimney, and the magic was still in the air. Although, I can’t attribute *all* of the magic to Christmas. These two are pretty amazing people who bring their own magic wherever they go! Alyssa’s smile lights up a room, and her laugh is infectious. Patrick’s eyes sparkle, and he is just one of the most gracious people I’ve ever met. Together, they make an awesome pair. And never was that more apparent than on their wedding day.

Alyssa got ready at her grandparents’ house, and Patrick got married at the house he and Alyssa share. Even though moms, dads, bridesmaids, and groomsmen circled around, there were still these wonderful intimate moments to capture.

Their ceremony was at St. Kathryn’s church, which was still beautifully decorated from the Christmas holiday. All the pointsettias on the altar made for a breathtaking backdrop to their ceremony.

Alyssa and Patrick partied it up with their guests at Castleton, in Windham, NH. This group loved to dance! There may have even been a little breakdancing going on. I had so much fun photographing this wedding – it was the perfect way to end the year!

Here are some of the people who helped make Alyssa & Patrick’s wedding perfect…

Hair & Makeup: Suite 2 Beauty Bar

Florist: The Flower Mill

DJ/Monogram: Main Event Entertainment

Videographer: Video New England

Wedding dress hanging in mirror and little girl watching the getting ready

Wedding dress in window, bride getting dressed

Winter wedding bride getting her dress on

Winter wedding bride getting ready

black and white photo of bridesmaids fixing bride's train

black & white photo of bride and mom snuggling before winter wedding ceremony

Bride in a fur stole poses for portraits outside in the snow

Groom and his dad getting ready at home at Christmas time

Final touches for the groom before the winter wedding ceremony

Winter wedding ceremony at a church

Bride and groom during their winter wedding ceremony

Bride and groom during their winter wedding ceremony

Bride and groom during their winter wedding ceremony

Bride and groom process down aisle at the end of their winter wedding ceremony

Bride doing Bridesmaids badass pose with her bridesmaids

Casual photo of the bride posing with the groomsmen

Portrait of the groom and his groomsmen

Fun portrait of the wedding party, winter wedding

Portrait of the bride and groom inside Castleton, Windham, NH

Black and white portraits of the bride and groom inside Castleton, Windham, NH

Cocktail hour at Castleton, Windham, NH, winter wedding

Bride and groom's first dance at their Castleton wedding reception, Windham, NH

Black & white photo of bride and groom's first dance at their Castleton wedding reception, Windham, NH

Bride and groom's first dance at their Castleton wedding reception, Windham, NH

Scenes from a Castleton winter wedding reception, Windham, NH

Parent dances and partying at a Castleton winter wedding reception, Windham, NH

Garter and bouquet toss at a Castleton winter wedding reception, Windham, NH

Dancing at a Castleton winter wedding reception, Windham, NH

Nighttime winter portrait of Bride & Groom under the gazebo at Castleton, Windham, NH

Meg Belanger

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