Towns of the Month – August

Couples marrying in Dover, Somersworth, Rochester, Rollinsford, NH; Methuen, Haverhill, Merrimac, Amesbury, MA; or Wells, Me get 15 – 25% off selected services if they book in August!


Three Chimneys Inn

Performed a ceremony in the beautiful Upper Garden at the Inn this past Saturday. This couple was pretty laid back, and they thoroughly enjoyed both the rehearsal and the ceremony. Congrats Tacy & Patrick!

Prescott Park

Performed a wedding in Portsmouth at Prescott Park last Saturday. We were located in the northeast section of the park – a place in which I had never performed a ceremony. The Bride and her bridesmaids came rolling in on the trolley! There were around 90 invited guests, and we drew quite a large crowd from those in the Park! Laurie Mantegari of Everyday Details Professional Event Planning did a superb job helping to coordinate the rehearsal and ceremony. Best Wishes to Chris & Meaghan!

Rye Harbor State Park

Rye Harbor State Park was the site of a small wedding with a few of the couple’s family and friends that I performed last Saturday afternoon. Congratulations Joe & Krista!

Eric & Tanya

Performed a small ceremony at a home in Dover on Saturday. The ceremony was held by the pool, and we all jumped in after the pronouncement of marriage! (no, not really… we did discuss it, as it was a very warm day, but reason ruled the day and we all stayed dry) Congrats Eric & Tanya!

Hidden Hollow Farm

Performed a wedding at Hidden Hollow Farm in East Kingston on Saturday. The Bride came in on a horse-drawn carriage, and the ceremony took place in front of one of the horse barns. The groom was a little late, and it was a very warm day, but the wedding was enjoyed by all! Best to Savanna & Jorge!

Derry-Salem Elks

The Derry-Salem Elks Lodge was the scene for a great wedding I performed this past Saturday. I hadn’t been to the place since I DJ’ed way back in the day – it brought back some memories! We were upstairs in the larger reception area. The bride and groom presented charm bracelets to their children right after their ring exchange – a very nice touch! Best wishes to Michelle & Rob!

Portsmouth Gaslight Company

This past Friday, I performed a ceremony upstairs at the Portsmouth Gaslight Company. It featured a very cool Beer Ritual. This ceremony was the first I had ever done at the Gaslight which, it turns out, is a very nice place for a more relaxed, informal type of ceremony. Congratulations Laurie & Mark!

Hampton Beach

Ordinarily, because of the crowds, I like to stay away from Hampton Beach on the 4th of July. This 4th was different however! The couple had originally planned to be married in an elopement ceremony at Wallis Sands State Beach but, because of the rainy weather, and no shelter at Wallis Sands, they shifted the site to Hampton. They somehow got the band at the Sea Shell Stage (say that five times fast) to let them get married on stage! So, yes, a private elopement turned into a very public wedding! Despite the rain, there were quite a few people at the beach that night, and many of them watched, and took pictures and videos, as I performed the ceremony. (I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re on YouTube today – I’ll have to check). So, that was quite an experience – it’s a good thing I don’t have stage fright! Congratulations Christina & Jim!

Great Island Common

Performed two weddings at New Castle Common this past weekend. One on Thursday (an elopement) and one on Friday. They were connected in a strange (but lucky) way. Thursday had been very unsettled with thunderstorms most of the day. As I waited for the couple in my car, in the rain, I thought for sure we would have to use the pavilion for the ceremony. But, as if in a movie script, the rain stopped just as the couple got there, and we were able to have the ceremony on the grass, by the ocean, just as the couple wanted. Now, it was still thundering and lightening at the time, and I have to admit, I was getting a bit nervous as the ceremony went on but… love conquers all, and I figured if the couple didn’t mind, neither did I. Just as an aside – a wedding in a thunderstorm is mucho romantic! Friday’s ceremony was almost the exact opposite… it had been a relatively nice day until the couple got to the Common – and the weather went downhill pretty fast from there. Still, it didn’t start to rain until we were just about done with the ceremony. So, luck was definitely on our side this weekend! Best wishes to Josh & Alicia and Adrianna & Thomas!