It's one of the biggest fears any couple planning an outdoor wedding could have: a torential, non-stop downpour on their wedding day. Not just on your wedding day, but before, during, and after your ceremony....like, ALL DAY LONG. For Chloe and Mikah, this fear became a reality. Rather than letting the rain ruin their day, this couple stayed grounded and held on to what this day was truly about for them. They were joining their two lives together, in front of their closest friends and family, in a spot that holds a special place in their hearts. This is the wedding of the Chloe and Mikah - a rainy, boho, slightly chaotic "cluster" of a backyard wedding in New Hampshire.
The Boho Backyard Ceremony
Chloe's parent's private property in New Hampshire served as the backdrop for Chloe and Mikah's ceremony. With around 30 of their nearest and dearest, it felt less like a wedding and more like a big family reunion. Everyone huddled under little tents to watch the couple share their vows. The eclectic mix of bohemian decor and the picturesque charm of the backyard on the lake created an atmosphere that was equal parts raw and enchanting. From earthy florals and fluffy pompas grass swaying in the breeze (some would say heavy wind), to the place cards handwritten by the groom's daughters, every detail echoed Chloe and Mikah's laid-back, free-spirited vibe.
First Looks w/ A Storm Brewing
The day started with Chloe and Mikah both getting ready at the Enfield Shaker Museum. When we arrived, we immediately fell in love with the goofy, chill vibes this couple greeted us with. Neither of them were taking this day too seriously, and made sure to have some FUN while they were hanging out and getting ready.
Once everyone was prepped and dressed, Chloe shared a first look with her dad and brother, before her maid-of-honor helped her over to get set for her first look with Mikah. The couple, both barefoot, were blown away with each other's wedding looks, and Mikah had some grounding words for Chloe as the day got started (peep their wedding film above!)
We could smell the rain in the air, and knew this might be the only opportunity for some photos with the couple and their wedding party.
After a goofy, quick photo sesh, we headed over to the house, while Mikah left on a pontoon boat to head to the ceremony. His grand entrance was both super unique, and very wet. When he arrived to the ceremony, he picked up his guitar and sang, while Chloe walked down the aisle. I'm not crying, YOU'RE CRYING. Chloe had ALMOST made it to the end of the aisle, but in true Chloe fashion, her veil got caught on the concrete firepit and was nearly pulled out! Everyone had a good laugh though, including Chloe.
Vows and Doggy Drama
Amidst their emotional, and sometimes funny vows (watch their wedding film at the top!), Chloe took a moment for Mikah's daughters, promising to be the best step-mom EVER, and gifting them matching necklaces.
Now, let's talk about the four-legged wedding crashers – their dogs. Bless their hearts; they tried, but let's just say they left their mark (literally).
Despite smelling like doo-doo, and creating a bit of chaos, the furry friends added an unexpected layer of joy and laughter to the day. It's these unplanned moments that make a wedding unforgettable....and will make your parents never let you bring your dogs in their house again.
Chloe and Mikah are Married!
After sharing their vows and exchanging rings, these two shared a sensual first kiss where Mikah dipped Chloe allllllll the way back! They then grabbed an umbrella and rushed over to their reception tent, where they celebrated with their wedding party and family.
Epic Sunsets in the Honeymoon Suite
Whenever rain threatens to ruin a wedding, we're always ready to get the couple excited for an epic sunset. It almost never fails: rainy days equal epic sunsets. Chloe and Mikah's wedding was no exception. After dinner, we saw the glow and took the couple out to the dock for some "blue hour" sunset time. Chloe and Mikah weren't interested in posed photos (and we aren't either), so these two boody danced, giggled, and snuggled their way through a couple of photos. After their mini sunset session, the wedding party wanted to show them the surprise tent they had set up! This was glamping at it's finest. As Chloe and Mikah unzipped the door to their "honeymoon suite," they were in love with steamy boho vibes waiting inside. Of course, we hopped in with them...just for a couple of steamy pics and video!
Toasts, First Dances, and Gettin' Sloppy
The reception was a rollercoaster of emotions, thanks to toasts that were equal parts tearful and side-splitting. Friends and family shared stories that had everyone reaching for tissues one moment and clutching their stomachs from laughter the next. The intimacy of the small gathering allowed for heartfelt speeches that truly resonated with each guest.
After dinner, Chloe and Mikah shared their first dance to a song Mikah penned for Chloe called "Lookin'" – available on Spotify and iTunes! As the couple sang along while they danced, their guests bopped along having heard the song before.
Mikah's dance with the girls was all giggles and air-guitars, while Chloe's dance with her dad was a waterworks moment, for sure.
As the night progressed, and the drinks kept flowing, the dance floor opened up and the night turned into a sloppy good time. Laughter, love, and lots of alcohol created a vibe that was pure, unfiltered joy.
The Grand Finale
As the night came to a close, we were told there would be fireworks. Then we were told they weren't going to do them. Then we were told, "WAIT, WE'RE DOING THEM!" We watched as a family member with a cart full of very LARGE fireworks headed out to the end of the dock. A few minutes later, a ridiculously huge display of fireworks were launched from the small dock. Chloe and Mikah watched in awe, as the rain ended and their wedding day came to a close in the most epic way.
Chloe and Mikah's wedding was a wild ride of emotions, laughter, and a healthy dose of chaos. As the rain tried to put a damper on their day, Chloe and Mikah embraced the rain for what it was: completely out of their control. This couple's wedding was less about snapping posed pics, and more about capturing a raw wedding day that embraced imperfections and turned them into perfect memories. This New Hampshire backyard boho wedding was more than just a wedding; it was a celebration of love's ability to weather any storm – even a literal one.
Congrats, Chloe and Mikah! May your love continue to be more explosive than fireworks, and weather every storm that comes your way.
Chloe + Mikah's Wedding Timeline
Photo/Video arrive, hair/makeup touchups, candid shots, Bride gets dressed
Groom Prep, Groom gets dressed
Bride’s First look with dad and brother
Bride + Groom First Look, Wedding Party photo/video
Drive to private property wedding location
Extended Cocktail hour, family photos, puppy pics
Toasts, followed by First Dances
Dance Floor opens, let the chaos ensue!
Sunset, creative photo/video on dock and in tent
Chloe + Mikah's Package
Chloe and Mikah booked our Videography + Photography 5-hour Micro Wedding Package and added an additional 4 hours of both videography and photography coverage. Please reach out for our full info and investment guide!
The Couple's Review
"Bonnie and Jon,
It’s important to us that you know what you both, and your work, means to us. Your photos and video are masterpieces and absolute works of art. When I came across your website, months ago, I just knew we had to have you as part of our day. We wanted you there for more than your perfect vision, we wanted you there as our guests. You brought a level of fun to our first phone conversation that for the first time allowed me to be excited about planning our wedding. Every ounce of our planning after centered around knowing you’d be capturing it all. As we watched our video I SOBBED. Not because I was reminiscent about our wedding, but because of how perfectly you pieced together the moments, how beautifully you used the music, how articulately you represented our love. You have made things that we will cherish forever. You have given us the most important gifts we have ever received. Thank you so so much."
Out-Of-This-World Vendor Team
Bride/Groom Prep Location: Enfield Shaker Museum
Hair/Makeup: The Salon NH
Catering: Blood's Seafood
Live Music: Beecharmer Band
DJ: The Music Box
Cake: Duck Soup