Jillian Bannister + William Shaheen

September 30, 2017 Wiscasset, ME On a crisp October day, off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, ME, Jillian and Bill hopped on a friend’s boat, headed for Squirrel Island, where Jillian’s family owns a home. That’s where Bill proposed, adding another reason for Jill to think of it as her “happy place.” Jillian envisioned an outdoor September wedding. The first venue Bill and his father visited, Marianmade Farm in Wiscasset, ME, proved to be the only venue the couple considered.…

Alecia Coleman + Brandon Rexford

September 23, 2017 Salisbury, MA Alecia was initially apprehensive about attending Brandon’s family reunion in North Hampton, NH. But when she arrived, to her delight, the reunion turned out to be a surprise birthday party, meticulously planned by Brandon (her boyfriend since college), in her honor. Brandon brought both of their families together for the celebration, including Alecia’s dad – who flew in from California – as well as the couple’s dog. More surprises were in store. At the end…

Written with Love: The Art of Wedding Invites

Before the rehearsals, parties, rings, merriment and dancing of your wedding, your celebration will kicked off with a wedding invitation. In a world of paperless invitations and email, we at Seacoast Weddings believe in the magic of snail mail, especially when it’s delivering wedding news! Nothing beats a beautiful and personable invitation that captures the essence of your wedding aesthetic. We talked with Seacoast Weddings Advisory Panel Member and co-owner of Gus & Ruby Letterpress Samantha Finigan to find out…

Leah Rosenzweig + Alex Meyer

May 13, 2017 Kennebunkport, ME The lush gardens of Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport provided the romantic setting for Leah and Alex’s Maine wedding in front of friends and family. The ceremony was followed by an intimate dinner, and dancing in the property’s rustic barn. Leah wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding and knew she’d found the perfect venue when she and Alex discovered Hidden Pond. In fact, the couple found wedding planning to be a lovely way to get to know…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: Are there benefits to wearing a well-tailored suit instead of a tuxedo? A: “If you don’t have the budget to buy a bespoke (custom-tailored) suit, consider the option of renting a hybrid between a tux and a suit called ‘tuit,’ (pronounced ‘toot’) says Elizabeth Dirom of Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH. “It has a less formal look – no big satin stripe down the pant leg or wide satin lapel – but it sets you and your groomsmen apart from…

Matrimonial Munchies

Seacoast Weddings chatted with seasoned caterer and Seacoast Weddings Advisory Panel Member Peggy Liversedge of Kitchen Chicks Catering. We now have the scoop on planning for food allergies, important questions to ask your caterer, expecting the unexpected (Peggy recalls a visiting skunk who caused an entire wedding to clear out for ten minutes — “You cannot make that up!” she exclaims), and—most importantly—what makes a good caterer. A necessity for human survival, food should never be taken lightly. This is…

On the Precipice: Philbrick Photography Edge Sessions

Imagine standing on the precipice of a 30-foot cliff. Now, picture yourself adorned in full wedding regalia. Philbrick Photography partners with daring couples to capture breathtaking and thrilling images of couples doing just this — all without Photoshop. The series, called the Edge Sessions, began ten years ago. It all started during Jay Philbrick’s professional climbing guide days. Jay is now a photographer who works in partnership with Vicki, his wife of 30 years. He had been inspired by Cathedral…

Vintage Looks Crossing Over to Modern Trends

Trends change over time, that’s a given; we can especially see this within the fashion industry. However, we occasionally see trends from the past coming back into modern style. Take crop tops from the 90’s or peasant shirts from the 70’s. Both trends have made a triumphant return into modern fashion. We see this happening with wedding dress styles as well. Many articles have identified short dresses as being one of the leading trends for 2018 weddings. The trend is…

Under Cover: A Tent With A Splash

Here in New England, we know not to depend on the weather—especially when planning for your wedding. We rely on tents to protect us from sun, rain and wind in the case that, God forbid, a wedding be interrupted by the elements. The classic white tent has always been a favorite but at Seacoast Weddings Magazine headquarters, we are intrigued by the use of color in wedding tents to add a unique flair. This can be done in two ways:…