`Laura & Dave's Salem Hawthorne Hotel Wedding

We love fall weddings....I mean how can you beat the temperate weather, beautiful colors and of course the leaves!!!  It does always seem to be a bit tricky trying to plan for those colors and leaves though, whether it comes early or late you can never be quite sure.  I'm not sure if that was a big concern for Laura and Dave, but it definitely was beautiful!  I was admiring the amber tones, with the perfect setting glow of the sun as we shot their first look and creatives in Salem. 

Again, another perfect couple that was so laid back and stress free on their day!  Although the day, may have been a bit chilly, the gorgeous shawl that Laura had kept her feeling warm and looking absolutely flawless! 

The Hawthorne Hotel was awesome, well the whole team of vendors that worked to make this day perfect for them, were all so great to work with!  (make sure you scroll to the bottom, so you can book them too!)  The ceremony was so touching and I'm not sure if it was a happy accident, but the light that shone through Laura's veil looked like movie set lighting!!!  Just adding to the romance, as if more was needed! 

Below is a little bit about Laura and Dave's story and of course a slideshow as a little sneak peek!  Congrats to you both and I hope you are enjoying your first Holiday season as a married couple!

Tell us how you first met- who, what, when, where, why?  Give us the dirty details-

We met at work four years ago. A colleague and friend took me out for my birthday and invited Dave. We hit it off that night and the rest is history. 

When did you know he/she was the one?  Was there something he/she did? etc-

After about a year of dating we kind of knew each other was the one. When you know, you know! 

Tell us about the proposal.  Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning? how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?-

We had talked about getting married so it wasn't a complete surprise. Dave took me away for the weekend to the Berkshires and he proposed outside with a picnic he prepared. It was perfect. 

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other-

Laura - What I love most about Dave is how fun he is to be around. We could literally be doing nothing and I still laugh and have good time with him.

Dave - What I love most about Laura is her positive attitude.

6. Besides getting married, what's the one thing you loved most on your wedding day?
The dance floor! Everyone was up and dancing the entire night, it was so much fun.


Photography- Christian Pleva Images
Florist- Flower by Darlene
Ceremony Location- Hawthorne Hotel
Reception Location- Hawthorne Hotel
DJ- Greg at CZone Entertainment
Dress Salon- Blushing Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses- Blushing Bride
Tuxes/Suits- Men's Warehouse
Shoes- Nordstrom
Jewelry- Nordstrom