Lisa and Suzy’s Portsmouth NH Wedding

Lisa and Suzy were married July 28, 2012… almost twenty years after they began their relationship. They are officially the couple who has been together the longest that we have had the honor of photographing a wedding for. It was one of the most heartfelt yet relaxed weddings that we have been to. They got ready together, and then walked hand in hand to their ceremony at the Moffatt-Ladd House & Gardens. During the vow exchange, Suzy cracked a joke that had everyone in the place laughing and then as the ceremony progressed, they had everyone crying tears of joy. It was a momentous ceremony, since they were only able to marry legally very recently. After a receiving line filled with hugs and tears, Lisa and Suzy headed up to their cocktail hour and reception at The 100 Club. It was classy, fun, and seemed to be a room filled with people who all love one another. I hope we were able to fulfill their only photography request, “We would like the candid photos to reflect the best party we ever threw!” Well done Lisa and Suzy!

Ceremony Venue: Moffatt-Ladd House  |  Reception Venue: The 100 Club   |  Florist: Beachgrass Planning

Make-up Artist: Ginger Coggin |  Ceremony Music: Danny Harrington

Cake Designer: Jacques Fine European Pastries

Reception DJ: DJ Jodi   |   Dresses: Madeline’s Daughter

Lyndsey and Ben’s Portland Maine Wedding

Finally we got to photograph a wedding in our favorite city, Portland Maine!

Lyndsey and Ben, (who are adorable as you can see on their “Meet Our Couples” blog post as well as their “Engagement Session” blog post), had a wedding that was a party and a blast the entire day! Typically there are a few different phases throughout the day, but it was honestly a fun-fest from before we got there until after we left. We met the girls at the O2 Salon, because Ben and his guys were going to be a few minutes late due to the fact that they were shooting guns like good ole’ boys. Fact. The girls were chillin’ at the salon, on time, and having a blast. Once we were all ready, we headed to the chartered SCHOOL BUS to take us around the city and have a photo taking fiesta. Lyndsey and Ben had their first-look in private and then it was ON with all their bridal party, them, and us. We went all over Portland, taking photos at Widgery Warf, the Old Port, and inside Gritty’s Brew Pub. They were having so much fun, the bartender thought they were celebrating post-wedding. When he found out it was PRE-ceremony he was highly impressed and said he had more respect for them now. I don’t get it but it is pretty funny just the same. My favorite moment of the ceremony was when they passed their rings through the family in the crowd so they could bless the rings before they were exchanged. It was a really unique moment that I really loved.

After the ceremony, the family had a private toast upstairs at the Port City Music Hall. Next they headed downstairs and tapped two kegs to get the reception started. We did a took more couple photos, including a few mini-couple sessions for their Bridal Party, as a gift from Lyndsey and Ben to their friends. It was super fun! The dance party began and didn’t stop. I felt like we have JUST arrived on scene when we had to leave. When our friend Brandy came to pick us up, I wanted to come back in and crash it with her and get our dance on! Yay for Lyndsey and Ben and their INCREDIBLY fun wedding!

Venue: Port City Music Hall  |   Event Coordinator: The Black Tie Company

Florist: Island Flowers |   DJ: Todd the Rocket