Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: What if we just elope? A: Elopement can be the perfect wedding solution for couples who want to keep things small and intimate – with just themselves and their best friends as witnesses. Emily Delamater of Emily Delamater Photography has even brought her husband along on an elopement shoot, and they’ve served as official witnesses for the bride and groom. “The elopement part of our business has really grown,” she says. “Coastal New England is so picturesque and beautiful that…

Wedding Wisdom

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SIGNAGE Put those wedding hashtags to use and include signs around your venue, instructing guests to post pictures for all to share. Go for double duty and make them arrows pointing toward the bar, photo booth, and hors d’oeuvres station. EMBELLISHMENTS A twine wrap that marries with your nautical theme, a burlap ribbon to tie all your inserts together – whatever extra “wow” factor you want to include, get a group of girlfriends together or pop open…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: Do we have to…? A: It’s your day to celebrate. There are no “have to’s” or “shoulds,” says Kate Malloy. Do what’s meaningful to you and don’t be afraid to break your tradition. Malloy’s fiancé, Chris, initially wanted to abide by tradition and not see her on their wedding day until the ceremony. Brian Adams, their wedding photographer, talked him in to doing a first look. “It was the best thing we did,” Malloy says. “It gave us the…

Wedding Tips & Trends

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The featured photo was taken by Emily Delamater Photography. Tip: Wedding Insurance What happens if your wedding photographer is a no-show? Or the caterer goes out of business after you’ve paid the deposit, or the tent malfunctions? Consider insurance. If you’re getting married at a friend or relative’s home, you can extend your renters’ or homeowners’ insurance to cover your event. There are also online wedding insurance packages. Aileen Dugan of State Farm in Portsmouth,…

A Gold Medal Affair

The great outdoors is a glorious backdrop for an impeccably styled wedding shoot. Whether your preference is rustic, garden, country, or just pure romance, there’s a wealth of ideas in these beautiful photos. Meeting Paralympian swimmer and model Victoria Arlen inspired Matt Grazier to develop this sweet wedding shoot with her as a bride. Despite a devastating childhood illness that left her partially paralyzed, Arlen medalled four times and set a world record in free style swimming at the 2012…

Whitney Anderson and Ed Herro

May 15th, 2016 Raymond, ME   Most brides DIY some aspect of their wedding, but Whitney Anderson made her own dress for her spring nuptials to Ed Herro at Camp Wohelo in Raymond, ME. “I borrowed a sewing machine, went to Lost Angeles’ Garment District, and watched a bunch of Project Runway episodes and YouTube videos,” laughs Whitney, who had only sewed one dress before, in high school. The rustic Maine camp, where Whitney was a camper and later a…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look At A Real Bride’s Planning Process IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS Like many other brides out there, I proudly admit that I am addicted to Etsy. It has helped me tremendously in shopping for my wedding. One day I was scrolling through the site and— there they were— the perfect shoes! It was love at first sight. I purchased them through the fantastic ‘NerdBoutique’, who worked with me to find the right size heel. The shoes arrived…

Put A Pin In It: Using Pinterest to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Pinterest can be great for bringing your wedding vision to life. It can inform your vendors of what you want, it can keep track of your ideas, you can even buy things you like directly from the site. However, Pinterest can also be incredibly overwhelming. We at Seacoast Weddings want to offer our Pinterest wisdom to you and help you achieve your perfect day. For starters, before planning the little details of your wedding— like decals for seating arrangement cards…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: What should I include in my wedding day schedule? A: Your celebration should include time to simply appreciate the moment. Kate Malloy of Malloy Events in Rye, NH, know this firsthand: she’s a wedding planner who recently planned her own nuptials to another event planner, Chris Malloy. “Everyone says it but it’s true – pause a moment in your day to appreciate the significance of getting married,” she says. Talk to your photographer and event planner (if you have one).…

“Listen to me, I’m a genius”: Five Hilariously Funny and Sarcastic Tips from Seacoast Photographer Christian Pendergraft

Wedding photographer and self-proclaimed “genius” Christian Pendergraft met with our summer intern Emma Kemp to give Seacoast brides and grooms his top five wedding tips from his decade of photography experience… All of which should be taken with a grain of salt! 1. Light It Up! When choosing your venue, Christian begrudgingly explained that, “When they made most churches one hundred years ago, they didn’t make them so I could have fantastic lighting to make glorious pictures. On the flip…