Emily Smith + Alexandre Klevitch

October 2, 2017

South Berwick, Maine

Fall was a recurring theme of Emily and Alexandre’s wedding at historic Hamilton House in Maine. “We wanted a beautiful outdoor venue,” says Emily, “and even though we were a little early for the most dramatic foliage, we were lucky enough to have a warm fall day.”

Pumpkins were part of the day’s festivities. “When we were in college, the school had a glass-blowing major, and each year we bought a handful of glass pumpkins the students made, which we decorated our reception space with,” says Emily. The couple’s escort cards were white pumpkins a friend’s father grew specifically for their wedding.

Emily and Alexandre married on the nine-year anniversary of their first date; behind their guestbook station was a wall of photos celebrating their dating years. Equally meaningful were the people involved in the ceremony. “Our friend from college married us, and our best friends from high school were maid of honor and best man,” Emily notes. “It was the perfect way to celebrate.”

by Pat Chaudoin

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Erika Follansbee Photography

Hamilton House, South Berwick, ME

The White Apron, Dover, NH

In Bloom Weddings & Events, Durham, NH

Essence of Australia, Madeleine’s Daughter, Portsmouth, NH

Beauty on the Run, Dover, NH

Jo Louise Beauty, Nashua, NH

From Scratch Baking Co., Wolfeboro, NH

La Maison Navarre, Portsmouth, NH

AmeliyCom, etsy.com

Nate Downs, Dover, NH

Event rentals:
Exeter Events & Tents, Newmarket, NH