Kara and Ernesto – Wentworth by the Sea, Newcastle, NH

Summer Wedding in New Hampshire

Kara and Ernesto’s wedding was filled with special memories.  Kara got ready in her childhood home surrounded by memories of her grandparents (including her grandmother’s wedding gown).  We headed to Rye Harbor State Park for the ceremony.  The park is a special place to Kara and her family as it is the location of many years of family reunions.  Her grandfather’s ashes were actually spread there.  The ceremony was officiated by Kara’s brother.  After the threat of thundershowers all week, the weather held up beautifully!  I suspect her grandfather was looking down and smiling.  I’m so grateful for Abby with Nicole Mower Events helping everything to run smoothly at the ceremony.  The celebration was held at the gorgeous Wentworth by the Sea.  It was a fantastic party!  But my favorite  part had to be the amazing video played just prior to the introduction of the Bride and Groom.  The video included scenes from Kara and Ernesto’s childhood and relationship and let right up to coverage of getting ready and the ceremony!  This Instant Replay video is a specialty of Black Tie Video and is always amazing to watch!  Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.


I just loved the look on her mom’s face as Kara got ready.  She had to be amazed her baby girl was getting ready for her wedding day!


The park was a gorgeous location for the ceremony.  And the peaked tent was a lovely touch.


I’ve always been a fan of rocks over sand when it comes to beach wedding photos.  I think they look so gorgeous against the water and add great texture.

Bride & Groom Wedding photos

Check out the expressions on guests’ faces watching the video!  It was a total tear jerker!  More in their slide show.

wedding reception

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  Up lighting makes a reception.  It adds such depth to photos.  And a packed dance floor doesn’t hurt either!

candid wedding photos

Don’t forget to check out their full slide show!


Event Planner – Nicole Mower Weddings and Events

Property – Wentworth by the Sea

Video – Black Tie Video

Flowers – Les Fleurs

Band – Sweet Beats

Hair and Makeup – Spa Nijoli and Salon

Dress – Bella Sera

About the Author:
Nikki Cole is a professional photographer who captures Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Portraits and other life events. Please contact her to start telling your story!


  1. Kalicia Santiago
    July 15, 2016

    Nicki as the mother of the groom I have to say, your talent is by far the best I’ve seen thank you for the beautiful job you did on Ernesto and Kara’s wedding.

  2. Susan Traficante
    July 16, 2016

    Nikki Cole, I am the Grandmother of Kara Cann-Bencosme, I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with your photography. I am obsessed with photography and been known to have 3 cameras in hand. My family assured me that I didn’t have to worry about not making it to the brides house for photos before hand. I would highly recommend you for any wedding or occasion. Thank you for being so gracious to our large family & all our request. We will enjoy these photos for many yrs.to come. Kara & Ernesto are fortunate to have found a truly professional photographer.

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