This was my first time shooting at Lord Thompson Manor and it may have become my favorite place to shoot in New England. This massive estate allows my creativity to run wild. From the gorgeous mansion backdrop to the dreamy-like wooded areas, this place has it all. The bridal party got ready in a small cottage about 5min from LTM. This place was literally gorgeous — the perfect combination of modern and rustic. The entire cottage is covered in white linens and the floors are lined with restored hardwood floors. If I designed a bridal suite from scratch, this is what it would look like.
The day was perfect as you would expect from a venue like Lord Thompson Manor. Erica and Mike started with a first look followed by a beautiful portrait session. Fast forward to cocktail hour which felt more like a celebration for a movie star. The estate’s backyard included outdoor bars, cabanas, fire pits and of course lots of conversation between friends and family. The evening ended with an indoor/outdoor reception where guest were able to dance the night away inside or choose to relax with a cocktail in hand sprawled out on a cozy cabana. If the photos weren’t already good enough, there was also a retro-style VW bus that was transformed into a photobooth casually parked in the center of celebration.