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