Victoria Anne Roberts and David Ryan Cummings Wedding Date: June 21, 2008

Lakeside┬ĚCeremony and Reception at Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH All photos by Amy Piper, Signature Events

The landscape of the Lakes Region was perfect for the wedding of Victoria Roberts and David Cummings. When the couple got engaged on June 30 in 2005, they were living in a small cottage in the area and enjoying the beauty of NH.

Remarks Victoria, "We love to hike and one day when we were hiking at Cathedral Lodge in the Conway area, we stopped for a picnic. Suddenly David went down on one knee and proposed!"

By the time the wedding was approaching, the couple had moved to Colorado where David works as a sales representative and Victoria is pursuing a career in medicine. Their lives were very busy, but they still planned to have their wedding in the Lakes Region.

"David went to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and he has very fond memories of his time spent there. Plus, his parents have a cottage on the lake. We knew it was where we wanted to get married," says Victoria.

Living so far away meant they needed help to plan the wedding. They turned to Amy Piper of Signature Events. With an office in Wolfeboro, Amy was near Brewster and could oversee all plans leading up to the big day. Plus, she is an experienced wedding and event planner who knows the logistics of the Lakes Region, such as dealing with tent companies to install tents at lakeside and other settings

and working with local wedding vendors. .

"David's mother, Lisa, was also very helpful with the planning," Victoria adds.

The color scheme for the wedding was dark red and light lime green. The couple wanted to incorporate their love of hiking and climbing into the wedding and it was done skillfully. The wedding cake, made by Love Bites; was one wonderful way the couple brought their love of climbing into the day. The cake, a three-tiered confection, had a man and woman "climbing the cake" and it certainly charmed guests! As well as the climbing cake, a cheesecake station was a big hit with guests. Diners were able to "make their

own cheesecake" by adding fresh fruit toppings to the cake. r:

Catering by was FLIK Catering at Brewster Academy. Food stations for the dinner were very creative. "We had food stations set up around the tented reception, which was near the waterfront at Brewster. There were sushi, pasta, meat carving and salad ~ stations, so

guests had lots of food options," says Victoria. l .

The wedding was a large affair with 183 guests and Victoria says it was a wonderful chance to see friends and family and took on a family reunion flair, which she loved.

She does, however, concede that the days leading up to the wedding were hectic. "I finished my finals on a Friday and flew to NH on Saturday! It was non-stop from then on."

The wedding party included nine bridesmaids and seven groomsmen, as well as two flower girls and a ring bearer. The bride and maids sported large parasols to keep away the sun, which were very favorable for photographs!

Victoria's favorite moment of the wedding, she says, was the ending of the day when she and her husband stepped into "Remembrance," a Century Coronado, which whisked them away as they waved farewell to guests. "There was a huge orange moon in the sky and it was very romantic," she recalls. This is clearly a memory she and David will remember for years to come when they look back on their lakeside-wedding day.

The couple's advice to those in the midst of planning a wedding is to stay true to yourself. Don't be afraid to let your personalities shine through in the wedding and definitely make it a day about being with friends and family.

Wedding vendors: Caterer: Compass Group of Brewster Academy; flowers by Orchid & Vine Floral Design; photography by Brian M. Casey; cake by Love Bites; tent by Sperry Tents Seacoast; transportation Wolfeboro Trolley Co.; wedding planner Signature Events; boat by Remembrance Century Coronado Cruises LLC, DJ David 0 from A Goodtime DJs.