Great Island Common

Kelly & Kevin's Portsmouth & Great Island Common New Hampshire Engagement Portraits

With less than a day to go before Kelly & Kevin get married (YIKES!), I wanted to take a look back at their engagement portraits we took in October 2014. We planned their session to coincide with the foliage and Mother Nature awarded up for a gorgeous day for exploring downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Kelly & Kevin are lucky enough to call the area home, so they wanted to be sure that their engagement photos represented that aspect of their life together. From visiting Prescott Park with a super adorable picnic basket and blanket to the steeple of the North Church, we certainly captured what makes Portsmouth so awesome (and made me question why I don't spend more time there myself!). With the city covered, we took off to Great Island Common in New Castle, New Hampshire, in search of foliage and the amazing coastline. We certainly hit it out of the park with both! Watching the sunset behind the trees made for the most gorgeous light ever. Add in the ocean breeze to blow Kelly's hair around a bit and it was the perfect way to wrap up the day.

I cannot believe how fast the past year has flown by since you first contacted me, Kelly & Kevin. I am so excited to see you both on Saturday!

Happy First Anniversary, Brittany & Dan!

Oh, Brit & Dan.... I love you two so much! These two love birds tied the knot a year ago at the Great Island Common in New Castle, New Hampshire, on what just might have been the most perfect day for an ocean side summer wedding. And to say that Brittany is one of my craftiest brides ever just might an understatement considering how amazing all of the details were on their big day. Happy First Anniversary, Brittany & Dan! I hope that you did something amazing to celebrate. I'm looking forward to hitting the trails with you guys this summer.

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And, because I can't help but share them again, here is a flashback to their "Trash the Dress" session we did in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Footbridge Beach in Ogunquit, Maine. It was another spectacular day and a blast to capture their love again after the big day.


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P.S. Happy 100th post, Blog!

Brittany & Dan :: Wedding at Great Island Common in New Castle, New Hampshire

Ahhh... Brittany and Dan. Where can you start with two people as absolutely adorable as them? Brittany: The next Martha Stewart. Seriously. The details of their day that she spent the past two years working on were nothing short of amazing. From the ornately folded paper boutonnieres to the fast spinning pinwheels carried by her bridesmaids to the absolutely lovely beachy centerpieces.... it was just incredible. Dan: He is the perfect balance to Brittany. He's a geeky guy (like me) and can bring serenity to the chaos that crafty minds typically have. His love for Brittany is so deep. While standing in front of him while waiting for his bride to get to him during their first look, he just kept saying how badly he wanted to turn around and see her. I practically cried just then!

And thus was how the day went. It was perfect. It was emotional. It was filled with loved.

Brittany and Dan tied the knot on the beach at Great Island Common in New Castle, New Hampshire followed by a tented reception on the lawn under a gorgeous tent. The party kept on going all that way until sunset thanks to an awesome ice cream cart, delicious barbeque food, and even a mean game of limbo. I dare say that all of the guests just didn't want to ever leave! I know that I certainly didn't!

Check out more of their sneak peek photos on my Facebook page (don't forget to "like" it!) as well as in their gallery sneak peek on my website. Stay tuned for their full gallery any day now. :-)

Congratulations to Brittany and Dan! Thank you so much for letting me capture your day. I cannot wait until we get together again!

Date: June 4, 2011  |  Bridal Gown Boutique: Occasions Bridal (No longer in business.)  |  Officiant: Linda Muse  |  Venue: Great Island Common in New Castle, Maine  |  Event Coordinator: JEM Events  |  Florist: Deb Sousane  |  Hair & Makeup Stylist: About Face Salon & Spa  |  Catering: Famous Dave's of Manchester, New Hampshire  |  Ice Cream Cart: Golicks Dairy Bar  |  Tent & Rentals: Exeter Rent-All  |  Disc Jockey: NRG Entertainment Company, LLC