Gabrielle + Sarah Portsmouth, New Castle, NH + Merrimac, MA // Wedding Photographer

Somehow I manage to connect with the most wonderful couples and Gabrielle + Sarah are certainly one of those. Gabrielle is a personal chef (I have always said if/when I am ever rich, I would hire someone to cook amazing vegetarian dinners on week nights. Sooooo Gabrielle, keep your calendar open ;) ), Sarah is a programmer by day and a Wedding DJ by night and together they make the sweetest of sweet pairings. Their love for one another and for their two babies (puppy babies that is!) is unquestionable and their support and care for one another was not only apparent to me, but is clearly SO consistent that Gabrielle’s beautiful sister Faye and her husband did a re-enactment of their lovey ways at their reception which had everyone laughing! I was like, “THAT’S SO THEM!!”

Even with skies that threatened their day (severe thunderstorm warnings were posted for their completely outdoor ceremony) and the soft rumble in the background when Gabrielle was getting ready at her house, they remained calm and simply looked forward to being finally married to one another.

Oscar was out of town, so my second shooter was the amazing, CiCi of CCK Photography. She was with Sarah at the Sise Inn while I got ready down the street with Gabrielle at their home in Portsmouth. Since they opted for a first look, we were able to grab some great pictures of the two of them as they saw each other for the first time in their backyard before the ceremony.

It was a super sweet moment (take a look at Sarah’s complete adoration of Gabrielle all dressed up! THAT’S one of the reasons I love a first look; they can talk to one another and marvel at how wonderful they look on this day) and we were able to get a ton of the group formal photos done before the ceremony – woo hoo!

The rain held off and they had a beautiful ceremony at The Great Bay Commons in New Castle, NH (where the exchanged scoops of honey that Gabrielle gathered from her own bees!) and were married in front of their closest friends and family. Then it was off to the reception at Gabrielle’s parents home on the river in Merrimac, MA where I had THE BEST meal at a wedding….ever. EVER! Handmade pizza’s fired up in the wood fired brick oven by Touched By Fire and instead of cake, they had gelato ice cream with a cute little cart and all by Gorgeous Gelato. How cool and unique, right?! Of course since Gabrielle is a chef she knows the best of the best. Definitely look into these two vendors if you want something cool, delicious and fun for your day.

Congratulations, Sarah + Gabrielle, you looked gorgeous and your wedding and marriage are truly fabulous.

Reception Meal: Touched By Fire
Gelato: Gorgeous Gelato
Gabrielle’s Dress: Madeleine’s Daughter
Photography: Sarah Vanessa Photography

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  1. Gabrielle & Sarah says:

    Sarah V, you are the best photographer!!! You did an absolutely amazing job and we couldn’t be happier. These pictures are beautiful and you are a true artist. You captured so many great moments. THANK YOU!

  2. Eric says:

    Wow! These pictures are AMAZING. You truly captured the other worldly specialness of that day! Man those Leone women are hot!

  3. Anthony/ Elizabeth says:

    These are so lovely! Thank you for sharing! You had such a beautiful wedding and you sweet ladies totally deserved it! We love you two and wis you all the best!

  4. Fantastico – We love ’em all!

  5. Sharon Curole says:

    These photographs are heavenly !! They bring me right back to that day, to that moment in time as I was blessed to officiate for them. I love them!
    You are super talented ! Great job!!
    XO

  6. Anonymous says:

    It is really cool to re-live the day from another viewpoint and see even more beauty and happiness. These photos are gorgeous as are the brides. That first look shot – the first one, Sarah laughing – amazing … also love the arrival of Enzo and Grandpa, and mom with her arms out, Sarah and her bro … and of course every shot of Gab is a work of art! Sarah V you were great – you are a pro.

  7. Rich Leone says:

    great photos!

  8. Faye says:

    It is so cool to re-live the day from another perspective and see even more beauty and happiness! These photos are gorgeous, as are the brides. That picture of Sarah at the first look – the first one, with her laughing – amazing, adorable. I also love the arrival of Enzo and Grandpa, Mom with her arms out, Sarah and her bro looking cool – and of course every shot of Gab is a work of art. Sarah V you were great – you are a pro!

  9. Emily MacDonald says:

    Absolutely amazing pictures!! Congratulations again!!

  10. sabine&marisa says:

    Fantastic.
    Especially also to see the pictures of the moments we were not there. The peak through the door when Gab is getting ready.
    Great pictures, but I must say, genuinely loving and utterly beautiful women always are good on a picture :-).
    We are very happy we could be there and thanks for sharing this with us. The set of pictures indeed absolutely captures the amazing (sorry sarah, I should say AWESOME) day including what was felt on that day. You don’t only see the day, you feel the day.
    Superb!

  11. Gina says:

    Great photos of a great wedding!!!

  12. Jenica says:

    Great pictures! You both look so happy.

  13. Tara Hamer says:

    These pictures are so wonderful! I am so happy for both of you!! Chris and I just love you to pieces and I am so thrilled that you got such wonderful photographs to document this incredible day in your lives. xo Tara & Chris

  14. Jenny says:

    Gorgeous! So many fantastic memories captured. The first look pictures are so sweet. So happy for you both!

  15. Robin says:

    My favorite pics are the wedding ceremony from a distance with the huge tree and Sarah & Gabe dancing. It looked like such a fun day!

    Wishing you happiness always.

  16. Rosa Macias says:

    What beautiful pictures, a gorgeous wedding
    and an amazing couple!

  17. Marisa & Sabine says:

    Fantastic.

    Especially also to see the pictures of the moments we were not there. The peak through the door when Gab is getting ready.
    Great pictures, but I must say, genuinely loving and utterly beautiful women always are good on a picture .
    We are very happy we could be there and thanks for sharing this with us. The set of pictures indeed absolutely captures the amazing (sorry sarah, I should say AWESOME) day including what was felt on that day. You don’t only see the day, you feel the day.

    Superb!

  18. Angela says:

    These photos are absolutely stunning. I was so sad to miss this day, these photos are a treasure and almost make it feel like I was there.

  19. Mollie McHugh says:

    Absolute perfection, in all ways. So happy for you. Beautiful pictures – amazing couple. WOW

  20. Valerie Martin says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. The photos look like something from a magazine. And the two of you look spectacular.

  21. Ashley says:

    I am so happy for you two! It was a beautiful wedding, and these photos really capture the joy!
    Thank you so much for inviting me to your special day.
    Love,
    Ashley

  22. Julie True says:

    I love the pictures that are done in black and white, so classic! Well, and you had the most beautiful models to take pictures of! Great pictures!

  23. brenda gaudet says:

    Wow, what great photography! And it looked like an amazing wedding! So beautiful! Congrats to all.

  24. Pankaj Taneja says:

    Wow, what a great photographs. Congrats Sarah & Gabriella, wish you a happy married life.

  25. Sunnie Matthews says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! I am sooooo happy for you!

  26. Dennis says:

    Fantastic pictures, love all of them. I can’t pick a favorite

  27. Rosie Daigle says:

    Awesome pictures of an amazing wedding! Thanks so much for sharing and bringing us all back into the moment

  28. Molly Amster says:

    Beautiful!!!

  29. Mikey says:

    Thank you for sharing, especially the glimpse of the private moments. The photos capture the joy and beauty of your day exactly as I remember it. (The dramatic filter, slightly blurred and artfully out of focus shots remind me of the great brew and cocktails.)

    I want this as a Coffee Table Book!

  30. Heather Burrell says:

    Man, I missed gelato! And a ridiculously gorgeous and perfect looking wedding. I’m sniffling over these photos. They are incredible. They almost don’t look real, and yet they are so real. I love everything. I love the Leone’s, one of my most favorite families of all time. Congratulations Sarah and Gab! I can’t imagine anything better. I’m so happy the weather held out that day too.

  31. Veerle Hostyn says:

    What a beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Congratulations. I heard it was a spendid day at a very nice location. Some Belgium colleague had a very nice time. :)

  32. Donna Collins says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful and happy couple!

  33. Jackie Leone says:

    Great pictures – great wedding – great family!

  34. Fuzzy says:

    Daaang! I cried a little bit. First because I wasn’t able to share that awesome looking day with you guys, and second because I didn’t get to eat the amazing looking food!
    Great photos! Really well done!

  35. Jenn says:

    Stunning pictures! They really capture the feel of the special day.

  36. April Ingram says:

    Beautiful pics!! Congrats!!

  37. Isabelle says:

    Great pictures from a great couple! You were both looking wonderfull!

  38. Vanessa says:

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! Wonderful pictures! I can only see love love love & happiness on all of the pictures! Congratulations once more

  39. Barbara says:

    Amazing pictures of the beautiful couple :-)

  40. Jen Pye says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!!

  41. Bonnie Lou says:

    She absolutely captured the days event.
    There are so many beautiful pix of you both.
    Totally love those black and whites.
    Truly loved the Sarah and Bro
    and the father daughter shots.
    Great day. Congrats y’all.

  42. Lynn says:

    Beautiful pictures of the very happy couple…I loved the different shots taken, not all standard photos! Congratulations to both Sarah and Gabrielle. I work Cheryl…..
    Lynn

  43. veerle manhaeve says:

    Sarah and Gabi, you shine! Heartwarming to see you so happy and full of joy.
    And dear Sarah photographer, the beauty is in the detail. Fantastic!

  44. Lydia Frame says:

    these pictures are wonderful! loved seeing Sara and Gabrielle so happy! Photographer did a great job…

  45. Lydia Frame says:

    these pictures are wonderful! loved seeing Sara and Gabrielle so happy! Photographer did a great job…

  46. Carla Chandler says:

    What a treat to observe your special day through the eyes of a hugely-talented photographer. The emotion and scenery captured tells a touching story of love, devotion and FUN. Congratulations to Sarah and Gabi! Kudos to photographer!

  47. April Ingram says:

    Congrats to you both!! I loooove your beautiful pictures!

  48. Amy Litchfield says:

    What a treasure for you both! Absolutely beautiful pictures and memories of two very beautiful people! You two are so very happy, obviously! What a way to celebrate the life you share! Each picture truly captures and emotes some of the wondrous events of your day!
    Congratulations Sarah and Gabrielle!!!

  49. Cora Thompson says:

    Sarah!!! These photos are amazing! Courtney and Rumel…what an honor to be a part of such a special and beautiful day. Much love and best wishes for a wonderful marriage and life together. Thank you for capturing it all so perfectly Sarah!

    Cora