July 27, 2011
By Katelyn Krumperman
Two words that mean trust. Two words that mean in sickness and in health. Two words that mean forever.
On July, 15, with the most amazing view set behind them, “I do,” was said between Sean Donahue and Christina Helgerson at Loon Mountain‘s amphitheater. On a beautiful summer day with bluebird skies and Mount Washington in the distance, I had the privelage of shooting this beautiful couple as they shared their vows with one another.
For me, it wasn’t just any other couple getting married. By surprise, it was my former co-worker’s daughter getting married. Amongst smiles, tears, and hugs, I was able to share in the joy as well.
Every year, after the snow melts, Loon Mountain’s ground crew puts up the ampitheater on Big Dipper and it stays up through the fall. The amphitheater is fully wired for sound and can hold up to 300 people. For the past 15-20 years, Loon Mountain has been hosting weddings in the amphitheater on the mountain and in a given year, Loon hosts 20-30 weddings per year.
“We have coordinated weddings for people as far away as California. We are a destination wedding spot and people come from all over,” said Abby Guinan, Sales Manager for Loon Mountain.
Receptions can be held in either the Octagon Lodge or the Governor’s Lodge. Take it from me, if you are planning a destination wedding and love the White Mountains, plan your wedding at Loon Mountain. Trust me, you won’t regret “I do.”