Liz Wible and Conrad Chan met in the library of their New Hampshire high school, but it wasn’t until almost a decade later—after they’d gone to college, moved to Boston, finished grad school, and started new jobs—that they decided to get married. “We definitely took our sweet time,” Liz says, laughing. Conrad agrees: “We never felt any rush,” he adds. “When you know, you know. We were life partners, but it never felt like the right time to propose.”
The perfect moment finally presented itself when the two decided to quit their jobs to travel the world, and purchased one-way tickets to Copenhagen. On their ninth anniversary, a month before they embarked on their global journey, Conrad popped the question at Rye Harbor State Park beach. “It’s a really special place for us,” he says. “We spent many formative years on the Seacoast.”
Once they returned stateside eight months later, they hit the ground running, launching their artisanal soap company, Wild Lather, and diving headfirst into wedding planning. For their August 2019 celebration, the couple tied the knot at New Hampshire’s Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, a whimsical hideaway, surrounded by 80 of their closest family and friends. They re-created their ideal weekend in Boston—replete with Area Four pizza—and took breaks from dancing to Lizzo by warming up around the bonfire. “This was a decade in the making,” Liz says. “It was the culmination of one segment of our life together and the start of another.” Conrad’s take? “My only regret is not eating more pizza,” he says.
“It was the first venue we [toured], and we immediately fell in love,” the bride says of the Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain.
The pair selected elegant yet informal invitations from Minted.
Liz shared a quick hug with her dad before walking down the aisle.
Apotheca designed free-form, organic floral arrangements for the big day, mixing soft roses with flowing greenery.
The bride’s sisters passed out flower petals for guests to toss after the ceremony.
Liz found her Leanne Marshall dress online and purchased it off the sample rack at Ceremony the next day.
“I feel very nurtured by Conrad and by our relationship,” Liz says. “Those were such formative years growing up together, and I’m thankful that we grew together, and not apart.”
Curio Coffee helped curate a list of wines, which the couple served alongside signature cocktails.
After cocktail hour, the newlyweds strolled the grounds and snapped photos.
Liz, who works as a prop stylist when she’s not making soap, dreamed up the swoon-worthy tablescapes. “The décor was all Liz’s creativity,” Conrad says. “She had a specific vision she wanted.”
Liz based the wedding’s color scheme around the plates they rented from Myrth Ceramics, even making sure the homemade soap favors complemented the dishes’ dusty-blue hue.
The couple has a standing date every Thursday at Area Four, which prepared the assorted pizzas served at the reception. “We knew that was the one thing we had to have,” Conrad says.
Liz’s brother, Archie, posed with the gluten-free pie Area Four made just for him. “We had our favorite pizza, good music, and a bonfire,” Liz says. “We wanted it to feel like a relaxed summer night.”
Peppers Artful Events created a lemon-and-lavender cake with poppy seeds and fresh blueberries for dessert.
Bar/Cake/Hors d’oeuvres Peppers Artful Events
Bride’s Dress Leanne Marshall, Ceremony
Calligraphy/Escort Cards/Signage Madison Rae
Ceramic Plates/Vases Myrth Ceramics
Coffee Curio Coffee and Wine
DJ Get Down Tonight Entertainment
Favors Wild Lather
Flowers/Greenery Crowns Apotheca Flowers
Groom’s Suit Indochino
Hair/Makeup Madison Rae
Officiant Spirit of Life Ceremonies
Photo Booth Photo Booth Planet
Rentals Exeter Events & Tents
Videography Albano Videography
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