“Connor and I met at the University of New Hampshire during our senior year of college. We had mutual friends throughout our 4 years at UNH, but didn’t know of each other until we were on the same intramural soccer team in Fall 2014. I was also in a sorority and we had a winter formal in December 2014. It’s still a debate to this day as to who wanted to dance with the other first.
On November 9, 2019, Connor and I decided to take a hike at Blue Hills Reservation in the morning with our golden retriever, Cooper, my cousin, her husband, and their dog Willa. When we reached a lookout spot 20 minutes in, Connor suggested we take a video of Cooper running across to post on his Instagram account (@cooper_thegoldenretriever_). I agreed and as he let Cooper run across to me, I didn’t even notice the engagement ring tied to his collar because I was more focused on getting the footage! Connor came running across to grab Cooper and within the next second, I saw him down on one knee. I could hardly believe it! I can’t recall anything he said, but I said yes!
We chose the Saphire Estate for many reasons. First, the venue is absolutely gorgeous! From the landscaping to the outdoor ceremony space, cocktail space, and ballroom…it was exactly what we were looking for! We loved the modern style and feel. Everything about the Saphire Estate is picturesque. I wish we could relive that day all over again!
My favorite part of our wedding day was having all our family, friends, and loved ones there. It was so special for everyone to be together in one place. We got to celebrate with family and friends who we hadn’t seen in a long time due to the pandemic. It’s hard to pick my favorite part out of the whole day because I can honestly say the whole day went so smoothly. It was everything I dreamed of and more. From the event planning team, staff, and vendors, to the ceremony, dancing, and late-night snacks. I loved every minute of it!
Working with the Saphire Event Group was amazing! Everything was so seamless. I knew from the moment we toured the venue, it was going to be it. Our event producer, Emma Tonelli was the best to work with throughout the planning process. I had so many one-off questions leading up to the big day and she was so attentive and detailed about everything. The wedding day can be hectic sometimes and Emma really was the calming presence I needed.”
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