About Us: "If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put U and I together."
Love Affair has multiple packages available. From simple consultations and bespoke vendor recommendations to event design, coordination and planning. We have a package and budget range for every affair.
Originally The Wedding Belle, focused all of their attention on wedding planning. Now we have joined forces, Love Affair has the capability to customize planning packages for all events. We want you to Fall in Love with your Affair.
Who Are We?
Owner Leslie WisemanLeslie founded The Wedding Belle in 2005, and has been planning weddings and events for 13 seasons!
Leslie is loud and loves to dance!
Leslie is proud to be a designer, coordinator and event consultant, but also being an advocate for her clients!
Leslie is a distinguished graduate of the Association of Bridal Consultants development program - the only program dedicated exclusively to serving wedding professionals and brides worldwide, since 1955.
Leslie and her wife Jenny are the proud mommies of Isabella and Luciano, and their puppy Maddy - all who can be found regularly in the Love Affair office, learning the ropes!
Senior Planner & Marketing Manager Elise ParhamElise has planned well over 200 weddings!
Elise is quiet and loves to laugh!
Elise lived in London, England for 5 years, where she planned & executed weddings and events for prestigious caterers and venues- including the Royal Albert Hall!
Elise has her Masters Degree in Event Marketing Management, she graduated with honors.
Elise and her husband moved back to New England from Old England, in April 2015, with their British kitty, Vinny!
Elise's baby boy, Riley, was born on the 4th of July, 2016!
Director of Seacoast Hitched Heroes Kristin MarquisKristin & her husband, Matt, live right here in Portsmouth, NH
They have a rescue pup named Charlie. He's the best cuddle buddy!
Kristin also has a full time job as a Bridal Stylist at Madeleine's Daughter
Kristin is the goof ball around here, always trying to make someone laugh!
Kristin has over 5 years of experience in the Bridal Industry!
Kristin is extremely proud to be the Director of Seacoast Hitched Heroes for Love Affair. Giving away a free wedding to a Military couple each year is something she looks forward to and words can't describe how proud she is of that!
We're proud to be featured in the following publications Vogue, Style Me Pretty, WellWed, Seacoast Weddings, Love and Lobster, The Venue Report and Borrowed and Blue.
Wedding Wire Bride's Choice 2009-2017