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Laura Gerseny and John Fraser

October 17th, 2015 Hopkinton, NH They say home is where the heart is, so for Laura and John, who were living and teaching in Albuquerque, NM, that meant having their wedding in New Hampshire near her hometown of Hopkinton. “Dimond Hill Farm is where my family has always bought produce.” says Laura. “I knew that was the place for us.” What was planned as the quintessential outdoor ceremony overlooking the White Mountains and fall foliage ended up something of a…

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…

Tarren Bailey Photography

My approach to capturing your wedding day and all the moments that unfold is with a quiet exuberance. A sheer joy in creating a photographic tale for you to share and cherish for generations to come. I believe life is in the details, invite me to capture them with you. Tarren Bailey Photography Serving the New England and North Carolina Area tarrenbailey.com 203.494.3290

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).…

Wedding Wisdom

DIRECTION/LODGING CARDS “Everyone has a GPS on their phones or in their rental cars,” Finigan says. Instead, put your resources toward a wedding website- a nod to tradition meeting technology- and include information about the venue, accommodations, and day-of parking instructions. Guests can be directed to your website with a quick line on the bottom of your invitation. CUSTOM MAPS Whether included on your save-the-date, wedding website or in with your invitation, including a custom map is all the rage.…

Wedding Tips & Trends

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The photo featured was taken by Eric McCallister Photography. Trend: A Close Relationship With Your Wedding Photographer Great photos come from open conversations between you and your wedding photographer, resulting in evocative, authentic photos. “You definitely get better photos,” says Delamater. “I like it when couples come to me with suggestions about the shots they want.” Trust your instincts and choose a photographer you like since you’ll be spending most of the day with her.…