Destination Ahead: A White Mountains Getaway

Looking to escape the bustle of New England’s bigger cities for a truly tranquil experience? “Being in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley makes you feel like you’re a world away,” says Melanie Voros, president and creative director of Portsmouth-based Blissful Beginnings. “It’s always breathtaking.” Check out all seven weekend wedding itineraries and pick your favorite.

MUST-HIRE VENDOR: New Hampshire videographer Meg Simone will create a silver-screen-worthy memento of your wedding day.

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GUEST EXCURSION: Franconia Notch State Park is the crown jewel of northern New England: In addition to skiing, guests can ride the aerial tramway to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain from May through October. Another great photo op: The summit of Mount Washington.


LOCATION TO BOOK: More than a century old, the Omni Mount Washington Resort?&?Hotel blends luxe accommodations and old-world glamour with a touch of history. And “Mount Washington is always breathtaking,” Voros says.


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SEASONAL SCOOP: “Because of the Omni’s expansive views — mountain ranges, foliage, and just sky, sky, sky — fireworks look amazing here,” Voros says. Add an exclamation point to your reception with the help of Atlas Pyro.


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GATHERING SPOT: Head to Polly’s Pancake Parlor, situated in a 19th-century Sugar Hill carriage house, for a proper sendoff breakfast. The Dexter family has been serving their fluffy stacks for 75 years.