Portsmouth, NH

My second wedding on Sunday was also in Portsmouth – this time at a private residence. It was a Classic Wedding Ceremony for a wonderful couple with parents in attendance. Congratulations Jean & Sali!

The Library Restaurant, Portsmouth, NH

Presided over a quick elopement ceremony for a nice couple at The Library Restaurant on Sunday. The Library is a great place to have a ceremony, and this couple was granted a room all to themselves for theirs! All the Best Lino & Karen.

Tuscan Kitchen, Salem, NH

Wed a great couple with a Classic Secular Wedding Ceremony in front of about 60 family and friends this past Saturday evening at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem. It was a cold and stormy night, this couple’s love kept everyone warm! The ceremony featured a hand-binding ceremony. Here is the text…

“In ancient Celtic culture, couples announce their marriage through what is called a Handbinding. When a couple joins hands and takes on a new life together, their destinies are tied into one future. This tradition includes a cord to symbolize that as husband and wife, Joe and Kelly will be bound together as one family.

[Celebrant Holds Ribbon Up so Guests can See It]

Kelly & Joe have chosen to unite their hands and hearts into one life.

[Celebrant ties Hands in a Bow with Ribbon]

Notice that each person is still an individual but now they are working together.

Joe and Kelly, as your hands are bound together now, so your lives and spirits are joined in a union of love and trust. Above you are the stars and below you is the earth. Like the stars, your love should be a constant source of light, and the earth, a firm foundation from which to grow.”

The wedding color was burgundy. Best Wishes Joe & Kelly!


Great Island Common, New Castle, NH

Performed a Classic Wedding Ceremony for a wonderful couple at New Castle Common last Sunday the 14th. A few family members were in attendance. They wed on the green in the southeast corner of the Common. Best Wishes Joshua & Tahmineh!

Rollins Park, Concord, NH

Wed a sweet couple in a short ceremony in front of about 20 guests at the Gazebo in the Park last Saturday the 13th. The gazebo was nicely adorned in pumpkins and other autumn decorations. All the Best Jeffrey & Carolyn!

Jenness Beach, Rye, NH

Presided over a Lite Wedding Ceremony on the beach under a lovely wedding arch on Saturday the 13th. About 40 people were in attendance. Best Wishes Guy & Patricia!

Towns of the Month – October

If you’re getting married in Manchester, Bedford, Goffstown, Nashua, Merrimack, Litchfield, Hudson, Pelham, NH; Middleton, Topsfield, Danvers, Peabody, MA; or Kittery, ME and you book our JP Services in October, the reduced fee for a completely Custom Designed Ceremony starts at the special rate of $150. Wedding Officiant attendance at wedding rehearsals is $50. For ceremonies that require the Officiant’s attendance at the rehearsal, a Professional Ceremony Coordinator is provided at either the rehearsal or ceremony at no additional charge for ceremonies with large wedding parties at venues without a wedding coordinator.

Hampton Beach

I returned to Hampton Beach on Sunday to marry a great couple with a Lite Spiritual Elopement Ceremony on the sand. Congratulations Craig & Sarah!

Hampton Beach Gazebo, Hampton, NH

Saturday afternoon found me at the gazebo on the Seabrook side of Hampton Beach to wed a wonderful couple in a Classic Spiritual Wedding Ceremony in front of a handful of family members. The couple’s grandchildren were responsible for holding the rings that they would use to exchange vows. Colors were navy blue and slate grey. All the best John & Wanda!