Local Vendors Create Magic in Manchester

Local Vendors Create Magic in Manchester

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Aug 12, 2022

A styled photoshoot is a planned event where vendors collaborate to bring a specific vision to life. Usually, one vendor starts with an idea and they recruit other vendors to bring the design they've planned to life! Vendors will reach out to other vendors they have worked with before, or that they have heard great things about from their couples! From there, each business brings the best version of their specialty to the set. 


Our most-recent styled shoot had a bit of a twist; we held the styled shoot at the opening of The Gardens at the Factory on Willow, a brand new wedding and events venue in Manchester, NH. The venue melts both romantic and industrial aesthetics, with it's long, gauzy curtains to section the space, whitewashed brick, and large bar backed by a wall of greenery. Able to fit up to 200 of your guests, this venue is now booking for 2023.




Hours before the party started, the models were dressed and the styled photoshoot began. Models are typically sourced by the creative vendor behind the execution of the shoot, and in this case the "bride" happened to be one of our #realMDbride's and her future hubby! It's special to have a real couple on set because the chemistry is so authentic, and now they have an additional set of photos to look back on this special time in their lives.


The bride and groom outside of ceremony doors at The Gardens at The Factory on Willow.



The photographer for the shoot was Amanda Ibanez of Abantham Creative. One of our favorite moments of the day on set with Amanda was when she pulled out her small disco ball to reflect whimsical bits of sunlight into the photo, as you can see above. Instant party, instant cool photo effects.




It's all in the details! The florals in every photo you see, including the bouquet and boutonnière, were designed by the team at Apotheca Flowers. This was a special shoot for the Apotheca team, as the owner, Alyssa, is also a partner in this new Manchester venue. 



For the groom's attire, we selected the "Brown Archer" Suit with sandstone accessories. For the bride, we selected "Gaia" by Neta Dover, with a Maria Elena Headpieces pair of earrings and a Toni Federici veil. Together, these pieces create a dreamy, retro-yet-modern vibe. Equal parts modern and vintage creates such a timeless look!


Nicole Mower Events and Alyssa and Apotheca flowers came together to create a few surprises and delights for not only the shoot, but the grand-opening party to follow! The show-stopper was the spread of desserts! Floral cake pops and multi-tiered cake by Peppers Artful Events, and a cotton candy cart with champagne flavored sweetness from Chic Cotton Candy!






 Of course, it wouldn't be a celebration without libations and leisure. The Gardens at the Factory on Willow features a stunning bar, waiting to serve your signature cocktails and a luxe lounge featuring a mix of rich leather and velvet furniture. 






Looking for some incredible wedding vendors to make sure each detail of your day is top-tier? Take a peek at the talented list below, covering everything from Planning & Design, to calligraphy and attire!



Planning and Design: Nicole Mower Events / @nicolemowerevents

Floral + Design Creation: Apotheca Flowers / @apothecaflowers

Venue: Gardens at the Factory / @gardensatthefactoryonwillow

Photographer: Abantham Creative@abanth103

Videography: The Leighton Co / @theleightonco

Stationery: AMR Calligraphy@amrcalligraphy

Rentals: PEAK Events@peakeventservices

Rentals: Kadeema Rentals@kadeemarentals

Catering, Bar, + Desserts: Peppers Artful Events@peppersartfulevents

Cotton Candy Cart: Chic Cotton Candy@chiccottoncandy

Hair and Makeup: Salon North / @alinahdidmyhair

Entertainment: Alli Beaudry@allibeau

Bride & Groom Attire: Madeleine's Daughter Bridal