A Summer Wedding at Dell-Lea

Christina + Andrew were married last summer at the beautiful Dell-Lea in Chichester, NH. Their day was really picture perfect in every way. Dell-Lea sits atop a small hill and is surrounded by beautiful fields and forests in the distance. It was the perfect backdrop for photos. Especially at sunset when the golden light streamed in through the fields and Christina and Andrew were able to take a few minutes alone, my favorite time for photos! Christina was such an easy-going and happy bride, I had asked her to twirl for a photo and she was unsure if she could in her dress. You can see in the series of photos, her delight when she figured out just how well she can twirl in her dress! I appreciated how they wanted to honor their families in multiple ways throughout the day. They decorated one table with photos in memory of some loved ones who had passed, one table of wedding photos from their parents and grandparents, and Christina’s beautiful bouquet held a special portrait of her grandmother that had recently passed away. They also had asked me to recreate a couple photos that each of their parents had taken on their own wedding days. Christina and Andrew were so lovely to work with, they made the whole day so fun and enjoyable to be apart of.

I hope you enjoy their photos!

The wedding team-

Florist: Cobblestone Design Company- Concord, NH

Signage: Antea Amoroso Design- Reading, MA

Dress: Stella York from Marry & Tux- Nashua, NH

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Hair: Katherine Ralph of Bridal Hair Experts- New England

Makeup: Lamoureux Artistry, Brittany and Jessica- Nashua, NH

DJ: Dan Sky, Sky Music Entertainment- Haverhill, MA

Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastries- Pembroke, NH

Donuts: Chichester Country Store- Chichester, NH

Videography: Fisher Video Productions- Manchester, NH

Venue: Dell-Lea Weddings and Events- Chichester, NH

Photography: Kristen Phelps Photography

A Simple & Elegant Wedding at Manchester Country Club

Jenna + Jared were married last June at Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH. It was such a beautiful day! I loved getting to know them during their engagement session the summer before and knew this wedding would be great. They had met and became friends at Rivier College and started dating after graduating. From the time I walked in and saw the sign hanging “She went to Jared”, I knew it was going to be a fun day! The details and decor they chose were soft and airy with a mix of glam. They had a mix of tall and short flower arrangements in their reception space. The bridesmaids light blue dresses went perfectly with the peach and cream colored bouquets. We planned a first look in front of the big barn doors and Jenna and Jared’s reactions were both so sweet and happy. I always like to take my couples out around sunset for their bride and groom portraits, I was excited to find a small patch of trees on the property that had beautiful, long grass and really felt secluded. The rest of the day went off perfectly and I was so happy to be apart of it!

Congratulations Jenna + Jared!

The wedding team

Venue- Manchester Country Club- Bedford, NH

Cake- Jacques Pastries- Pembroke, NH

Dress- Marry and Tux Bridal Shoppe- Nashua, NH

DJ- GCS Studios, LLC- Nashua, NH

Flowers- Ford Flower Co LLC- Salem, NH

Videography- Billodeau Video Productions- Bow, NH

Makeup- Deanna Elyse Makeup Artist- Boston, MA 

Hair- Lara Christine- Manchester, NH

A Harborside, Summer Wedding in Portsmouth, NH

Candice + Ben were married last summer in a one-of-a-kind Portsmouth harbor ceremony and reception. Candice and her bridesmaids got ready at Candice and Ben’s historic house that they had recently purchased and were restoring. I had so much fun exploring the property, meeting their chickens, and admiring the charm. Ben got ready at his parents’ house and took their beautiful boat right to the ceremony. You can see it parked just behind them during the ceremony. Their wedding was so much fun, they even had an ice luge! They also paid homage to Candice’s Norwegian roots. Her grandmother said a Norwegian prayer before dinner and her mother made two beautiful, traditional, Norwegian bride and groom cakes called Kransekake. After the amazing reception, the two made their newlywed exit in the boat with a “Just Married” sign.

Hair - Alana Parsons - Fringe Hair Salon, Portsmouth, NH

Make up- Ashley Stearns - Blush Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH

Dress - Martina Liana - purchased from Madeleine's Daughter - Portsmouth, NH

Bridesmaid dresses: Weddington Way

Flowers - In Bloom Weddings & Events, Dover, NH

Wedding planner - Leslie at Love Affair, Portsmouth, NH

Venue: One Harbour Place, Portsmouth, NH

Catering: Portsmouth Harbor Events Center, Portsmouth, NH

DJ: DJ Scott of Cuzin Richard Entertainment Associates, Portsmouth, NH 

Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastries, Suncook, NH

Photographer: Kristen Phelps Photography

Modern, Clean & Minimal Wedding in Portland, Maine

Erin + Kyle were married last Spring in Portland, ME. Everything about their wedding was so cool! From getting ready in a black house to the reception being in a beautiful, old church and I can’t forget the donut bar. Yep, instead of a cake they had they had these amazing donuts from a local shop in Portland. Everywhere I looked there was beautiful, well thought out detail. I hope you enjoy!

Dress: Mikaella

Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale

Church: St Peter Parish- Portland, ME

Venue: Grace- Portland, ME

Flowers: Campbell's Floral Design- Topsham, ME

DJ: Revolution DJ Service, Luke Lanigan- Eliot, ME

Donuts: The Holy Donut, Portland, ME

Photographer: Kristen Phelps Photography

A Timeless Wedding at the Omni Mt. Washington

Taylor and Matt had an amazing wedding. It was a beautiful Fall day in the White Mountains. Taylor had a stunning, off-the-shoulder ballgown that was larger than life. Matt wore a classic tux with an ivory bowtie, his groomsmen wore burgundy bowties. Their first look was so picturesque on the bridge overlooking the mountains in the distance. A funny story, as they were about to have their first look, I lost my shoe and watched it fall off the bridge and float down the river. But the show must go on, I continued to shoot the first looks and family formals until their day of coordinator saved the day by letting me borrow some extra shoes! The whole experience at the Omni Mt Washington was great. I loved the historic feel of the hotel. I could easily picture such a classic wedding there 100 years ago. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Venue: Omni Mt. Washington Resort- Bretton Woods, NH

Hair/Make-up: 5 Diamond Salon - Manchester, NH

Florist: The Fuchsia Peony- Franklin, NH

Dress: Anne Barge purchased at Madeleine’s Daughter- Portsmouth, NH

Band: King of Hearts Band- Boston, MA

Cake: Cakes by Jon- Salem, NH

Photography- Kristen Phelps Photography

A Romantic Wedding at a Historic Inn

Angela & Bill met in med school and are doing their residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock. They were married last May at the beautiful, historic Bedford Village Inn. I loved how laid-back and easy going they both were. They are so thoughtful and loving towards one another, it was such an enjoyable and easy wedding to be apart of.

Venue: Bedford Village Inn

Hair: StyleArt by Meg Poh

Makeup: BVI spa

DJ: Pete Chambers

Flowers: Chalifours

Cake: King Arthur's Flour 

Dress: from Elizabella's Bridal in North Carolina 

Maids dresses: Azazie 

Photography: Kristen Phelps Photography

A Fun, Coastal Wedding

Emma and Ben had such a fun and carefree wedding last May. After saying their vows in a small chapel in Portsmouth they took a fishing boat across the border to their venue in Kittery. They were greeted by their family and friends at the beautifully and newly renovated The View at Pepperrell Cove. I loved how colorful all of their personal touches were; it really reflected Emma & Ben’s fun personalities. I hope you enjoy!

  • Dress: Marchesa Notte

  • Suit: J. Hilburn 

  • Makeup: Solari Salon & Spa (Portsmouth)

  • Ceremony: Little Harbor Chapel (Portsmouth)

  • Venue: The View at Pepperrell Cove (Kittery Point)

  • Flowers: Flowers by Leslie 

  • Dessert: La Maison Navarre (Portsmouth)

  • Photography: Kristen Phelps Photography

A Gorgeous Farm Wedding in NH

Liz and Jeff met at the end of college and soon began their love story. They are both in the military, Liz is an Army Nurse and Jeff is an officer in the Marines. Their relationship has had a lot of distance with many deployments but their wedding dreams were realized when Liz's family transformed their farm into a personal wedding venue. The whole day was beautiful and they celebrated with friends and family from near and far. Check it out below!

  • Dress: Melissa Sweet/David’s Bridal 
  • Flowers: Apotheca 
  • Hair: The Spa Within
  • Hotel: Radisson 
  • Makeup: Erin Henson 
  • Venue: The Lewis Farm and ceremony @ St. Catherine of Siena Parish
  • Tent/rentals: Special Events of New England 
  • Catering: Celebrations Catering & Eli’s BBQ
  • DJ: Michael from Sowa Entertainment 
  • Cake: My Friend’s Bakery, Dover NH
  • Suits: Men’s Warehouse 
  • Shoes: Betsey Johnson 
  • Photography: Kristen Phelps Photography


Fun, Lakeside Wedding in New Hampshire

Katie and Max got married last June at Lake Shore Village Resort in Weare, NH. Katie and Max have deep camp roots and wanted their wedding to reflect that. They got ready in beautiful cabins and were married on the beach overlooking the lake by their camp director from when they were teenagers. We took a row boat out for their portraits and it was so fun! Their friends and family filled the dance floor from the beginning to end. Take a closer look at their wedding below :)

  • Venue: Lake Shore Village Resort (Weare, NH)
  • Flowers: In Bloom Wedding and Events (Durham, NH)
  • Hair & Makeup: Lara Christine Hair & Makeup (Manchester, NH)
  • Dress: Allure Bridals (purchased at Tulle Bridal in Andover, MA)
  • Groom’s suit: Brooks Brothers
  • Groomsmen pants: J Crew
  • Groomsmen shirts: Tie Bar
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
  • Wedding Rings: Capitol Craftsman (Concord, NH) 
  • Catering: KC’s BBQ (Manchester, NH)
  • Appetizers: Blackbird Market (Weare, NH)
  • Dessert: Just Like Mom’s Pastries (Weare, NH)
  • DJ: “DJ Shyne”/ Jeff Mader – ECF Entertainment 
  • Videographer: Rebecca Curtis (Curtis Wedding Films)
  • Bartenders: Pour Me Bartending (Manchester, NH) 
  • Photography: Kristen Phelps Photography

A Southie Wedding to Remember

Hey all! It's me, Kristen. This is my first blog post EVER, so please excuse it if i'm awkward and don't really know what i'm doing. I chose Katherine and Brendan's wedding as my first blog post. I loved everything about this wedding. The couple, the colors, the locations, the food, oh, and their dog even made a cameo. Looking back at this wedding has me seriously swooning. Well, that's all for me. Sit back, relax, and look at some photos <3