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Celeste Ladd & Gordon Ober

September 19th, 2015 York, ME Celeste and Gordon’s wedding was a true family affair. They both come from large families and wanted to accommodate as many people as possible at their wedding; they also wanted to get married in Maine. “We looked at venues up and down the coast and decided on my parents’ home for sentimental reasons,” says Celeste. “It was a nice opportunity to work with them on what turned out to be the perfect wedding.” Stacking wood,…

Ashleigh Tucker & Evan Pollock

September 19th, 2015 Portsmouth, NH Ashleigh and Evan kept one thought in mind as they planned their wedding: this is about us, and we’re going to do what we want to do. They stayed true to themselves as they said their vows on the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, a historic landmark in a city that means so much to them. The ceremony was private with just the officiant (who was Ashleigh’s uncle), the best man and the maid of honor—exactly…

Jackie Eagle & James Diguiseppe

September 19, 2015 Groton, MA Planning a wedding can be challenging, but planning a wedding from thousands of miles away would daunt even an experienced event planner. Thanks to their families and friends, Jackie and James – who are originally from the Boston area – were up to the challenge. James proposed to Jackie on her birthday, December 30, 2013, three days before they moved from Chicago to Sydney, Australia. “We knew we’d be planning a wedding from afar,” says…

Erika Peace & Michael Behrmann

September 20th, 2014 New Castle, NH Erika and Michael’s engagement started with a work of art and culminated with a sunny wedding by the ocean. In 2013, Michael proposed to Erika by commissioning an original artwork, called a sound form, that depicted his voice saying “Erika, will you marry me?” A year later, they were married on a summery day at Fort Constitution, a Coast Guard station on Portsmouth Harbor in New Castle, NH. Erika arrived at the ceremony with…

Karen O’Shaughnessy & Charlie Traver

August 29, 2015 Dover, NH Karen and Charlie dated for eight years before he proposed the day after Christmas. A pilot, Charlie got home at 2 a.m. Karen waited up for him. When Charlie insisted that she open a few of her gifts, Karen reluctantly agreed. One of them was a ring. “I saw it and thought ‘oh no, here I am wearing my reindeer pajamas and he’s proposing’!” she says. The couple wanted a relaxed wedding, “nothing typical,” Karen…

Metamorphosis

Inspired by bridal designer Kate Pankoke’s delicate, feminine gowns, this shoot at the Norumbega Inn in Camden, ME, evokes the transformation of the up-and-coming designer, recently featured on Project Runway. The bridesmaids’ gowns are by Elaya Vaughn Bridal by Kate Pankoke. Peep-toed shoes with rhinestone and bow details by Nina shoes. The gold and lace “isolde” gown is accented by sprays of delicate butterflies, and rentals by new england country rentals. Photographer Rebecca Arthurs captured the incredible romantic details in…

Hope Hyunh & Matt Reno

August 14th, 2015 Chamberlain, ME Hope and Matt had the quintessential Maine wedding at his family’s ocean-side cottage in Chamberlain, ME. Their ceremony was on the rocks jutting into Long Cove; their reception was at the Long Cove Point clubhouse. The day was warm, sunny, and busy – a town festival, Bristol Days, was happening the same weekend as the wedding. “We had our first look at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse,” says Hope. “There were lots of people walking around and…

Annie Dunn & Josh Monk

July 4th, 2015 Boothbay Harbor, ME From the start, Annie and Josh knew they wanted a destination wedding. With strong family ties in Maine, it wasn’t long before they found the perfect location along the coast for their subtly nautical nuptials. But one day wouldn’t do, so the couple chose the long July 4th weekend, which gave them the ideal scenario to spend extra time with their family and friends. A lobster bake rehearsal dinner, marine-themed gifts for the wedding…

Love in Bloom

Vintage elements and natural beauty shine in the historic gardens of the Long Hill Estate, Beverly, MA. The bride’s lilac fields gown and bouquet echo the dutch-master-style floral arrangement on the table. Her bouquet contains lilacs, peonies, snapdragons and ranunculus. Love certainly is in bloom with this incredibly colorful inspiration shoot! {the team} Photographer: Newbury Photography Dress: Dream Shoot Rentals Cake: Cake That! Flowers: Winston Flowers, Wilson Farm Hair: Amanda Leigh Ortiz {additional details} Antique serving tray: hazelandgray.com Glasses: Pink…

Aldworth Manor Elegance

Aldworth Manor, a historic summer estate in Harrisville, NH, is the setting for this black tie wedding. The magnificent fireplace is a fitting backdrop to this hand-sewn and beaded lace dress by allure. The bride’s bouquet includes white peonies, nigella, white and plum ranunculus, white and chocolate dahlias, lemonade roses, draping clematis vine and chocolate cosmos. This is stunning inspiration for anyone hoping to have an elegantly creative ceremony! {the team} Photographer: Kate Preftakes Stylist: Events by Sorrell Dress: Inspirations…