It was only natural that Prita and Mac host their wedding at Twin Lake Village, as the 100-year old breathtaking lakefront property in New Hampshire overlooking Little Lake Sunapee was developed by the bride’s extended family. The couple invited their friends and family to share in the love, along with the rustic scenery, lake home accommodations and tennis, boating shuffle board and hiking. The lawn ceremony and white tent reception were coordinated by Naturally Elegant Designs. Stunning florals and greenery by Emily Herzig Floral dressed every detail including a ceremony arch and a suspended escort card display. Lucky for us, Kelsey Combe Photography was on hand and captured all the breezy beauty and airy details of the lakeshore event in these beautiful images.
What made the wedding special and unique?
Our wedding took place over Labor Day Weekend at Twin Lake Village (or TLV as we like to call it!). It was developed by my extended family and has been in business for over 100 years. It is a beautiful property located in New Hampshire overlooking Little Lake Sunapee, and is home to a gorgeous hotel, houses scattered across the property that can house anywhere from 6-14 people, a par-3 9 hole golf course, boat house, tennis courts, shuffle board and amazing hiking trails! We both love the outdoors and wanted a place where family and friends could relax over the holiday weekend and partake in fun activities. My Dad grew up on the property before college, and my parents (bride’s parents!) got married there, as did many of my cousins, so it felt right and special to have it there too!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
We were living in Connecticut at the time and one of my girlfriends who had gotten married the year before spoke highly about a small boutique a mile down the street from where I lived. It was started by a woman who left her job in investment banking in New York City to pursue her passion and start the bridal boutique. I thought that was so badass so naturally I went!! It was the 2nd or 3rd dress I found and I never looked back. I loved the boutique because of how down to earth and kind everyone was and how cozy and private the space felt. The dress is made by Spanish designer Pronovias and has been seen on so many different brides – and it doesn’t surprise me because it has a special way of conforming to a woman’s body and making anyone feel beautiful.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Mac (short for Macpherson) is of Scottish descent (specifically, the “MacPherson” clan for all you Scottish history buffs), so all the groomsmen wore ties that featured the MacPherson clan tartan.
We wanted our ceremony to be personal so we had a very close family friend officiate, Mac and I wrote our own vows and we asked close family to prepare readings (of their choosing!).
My mother is Indonesian and I was fortunate enough to spend my childhood there. She wanted to bring some Indonesia to the party so she and my aunts wore traditional Indonesian formal wear (Kebaya).
Having the wedding at TLV was personal and special as well because everyone stayed on site and the entire property was walkable, which was fantastic for bonding and partaking in activities. We had a party on the beach the day before the wedding and hosted a golf tournament. Everyone attended a BBQ the night before the wedding on the lawn.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Oh man this is such a hard one! So many. Walking down the aisle was pretty surreal. I was so nervous! I think the most memorable part of the day was the dancing we did. The band was INCREDIBLE. We were all so sweaty by the end of the night that we all jumped in the lake!
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Mac and I met in college, but didn’t start dating until junior year! We had been dating for seven years when Mac proposed on the top of Mt. Lafayette, a 5,240 ft. mountain in New Hampshire that we had hiked up. We were with two very good friends of ours who had no idea. My girlfriend had sprained both her knees on the hike and we had to move slowly so she didn’t injure herself more! When we got to the summit of the mountain, the sun was setting, and we were an hour late. Little did we know, Mac had hiked up for the past 7 hours with a bottle of champagne and an entire charcuterie board ON HIS BACK!! We laughed and cried and proceeded to hike down to the hut we were staying in, in the dark.
Photographer: Kelsey Combe Photography // Coordinator: Naturally Elegant Designs // Florals: Emily Herzig Floral // Stationery: Crissie Vitale Creative // Venue: Twin Lake Village // Gown Designer: Pronovias // Salon / Boutique: A Little Something White // Hair & Makeup: Jenny Luu // Wedding Cake: Milk Bar // Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters // Ties: Gordon Nicholson Kilt Makers // Band: East Coast Soul // Rentals: Lakes Region Tent / Exeter Events & Tents