Gabrielle and Nick – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman


Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NH

Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy

Creating a stunning, Persian-inspired wedding makeup look was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a makeup artist, and it makes me beyond proud of what I do. Being a part of such a beautiful celebration was absolutely unforgettable. Of course, it takes a village to pull of this level of perfection; before I delve into my wonderful experience at Nick and Gabrielle’s wedding, I wanted to say a quick “Thank You” to my fellow wedding team: Chloe Cormier, hair stylist; Omni Mount Washington Resort; Chuck Noel, DJ; Stephanie Wales, photographer; Bonnie Hamel, JP; The Fuschia Peony Florist as well as David’s Bridal and BBJ Linens.

The Conservatory, where the ceremony would take place, was carefully organized so that all the focus would be on the bride and groom. I worked tirelessly to perfect the gorgeous bride’s face: with a sultry Smokey eye and perfectly accentuated dark nude lip, she was photo ready. As Bonnie Hamel, Justice of the Peace, elegantly made Nick and Gabrielle’s marriage official, everyone watching attentively knew this was an unforgettable event to always be cherished.

The talented hairstylist behind Gabrielle’s fabulous locks was Chloe Cormier, with gowns provided by the highly-coveted David’s Bridal. Save for Photographer Stephanie Wales’ absolutely incredible work; have you ever seen such beautiful wedding photos? With high-def shots and clear skill at work, her photos make you feel as if you experienced the ceremony yourself, even if you weren’t in attendance.

Next came music performed by the incredible DJ Chuck Noels, a delectable cake with rose accents made by Omni, and luxury linens provided by BBJ Linens. All made for a fairytale reception. As Nick and Gabrielle enjoyed their first few minutes as a married couple, soulmate status officiated, everyone looked on and talked with the joy that you feel brought on by the sight of true love – feelings of hope, possibility, and most importantly, promise.

Clearly, Nick and Gabrielle embody the presence of two people greatly in love. With their wedding ceremony and reception being something out of a #1 best-selling romance novel, as well as being surrounded by irreplaceable family, friends, and a talented wedding team, it makes you wonder: what more could you ask of from your dream wedding?

As they say, you always want a marriage more beautiful than your wedding. In this case, it may seem like a large task to achieve, but clearly, Nick and Gabrielle have that special something that some may only experience once in a lifetime. Cheers to the Mr. and Mrs.!


Venue: Omni Mt Washington, planner Kendra Reid

Photography: Stephanie Wales

Florist: The Fuschia Peony

Gowns: David’s Bridal

Linens: BBJ Linens

Justice of the Peace: Bonnie Hamel

DJ: Chuck Noel

Hair: Chloe Cormier

Makeup: Makeup by Nancy