The celebration of Jessie & Chris


How did you two meet?
At a country bar in Baltimore when Jessie was in college and Chris was in the firehouse in Bladensburg. We knew each other for 6 months before dating. Then Jessie moved to Ethiopia. It wasn’t until Jessie came home a year later, when they both moved to MA and really focused on their relationship.

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
It is BEAUTIFUL! We wanted to get married in the fall in NH with a barn. Since everyone was traveling, we wanted a place where people could be together beyond just the reception. It was amazing having four days with our closest friends and family.

Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding?
When Karol (officiant) read a quote from “A 20 something traveller”. This is Sara (Jessie’s) sister’s blog.
Chris crying so many times! Jessie has only seem him cry only one other time.

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?
The entire ceremony was perfect and everything we could have asked for. It felt so intimate and personal and it was so special having all our friends and family from near and far.

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
Spend time with the dogs (Tucker and Nala) outside in beautiful fall weather! Traveling! Honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Venue: The Preserve at Chocorua
Photographer: Anne Skidmore
DJ/Lighting: Audio Events
Cake/dessert/cheese display: Autumn Nomad
Florist: Moonset Farm
Stationary: minted
Hair & makeup: Chelsea Villotta
Dress: Bhldn
Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Karol Simon
Catering: The Common Man