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Beautiful Portsmouth Wedding

Wedding at Women’s Club of Portsmouth:

Rachel and Ryan had a traditional mass ceremony at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in downtown Portsmouth. I have driven by this church countless times and was excited that I was actually going to get the opportunity to shoot a wedding here. The cathedral ceilings and stained glass were breath-taking! The church staff was also very accommodating and actually allowed me to be at the front pews! I am usually strictly forbidden to go past the middle pews or sometimes I am even stuck way in the back at church weddings. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony and we kicked off the rest of the day with a bubble send off from the church. We toured around downtown Portsmouth and the bride and groom wanted a few pictures by the water before we headed over to The Women’s Club of Portsmouth for the reception.

The wedding decor was amazing! There were beautiful flowers and the decor had hints of yellow and grey throughout the venue. I always love it when there is a dessert table with beautiful displayed goodies that almost look too pretty to eat! To be honest I was a bit overwhelmed with the gorgeous and thoughtful details at this wedding, there was so much to shoot I didn’t know where I should start… almost like a kid in a toy store.

Rachel & Ryan had the sweetest of families and I got a kick out of the mother of the bride, she always seemed to be near when photos were being taken, in fact I think she even followed me from table to table to get in each picture, LOL.. she was a hoot! 🙂 This wedding was a blast though, everyone danced and you even saw a go-pro strapped to a bottle of champagne making it’s rounds on the dance floor. What a great wedding! Congrats Rachel & Ryan!

Special thanks to all the wedding vendors: Hey DJ, dress by Maya Couture, Behind the Veil for hair and makeup, flowers by Susan Rhodes, Bliss Bakery, East Beach Catering and the staff at Women’s Club of Portsmouth.

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