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Jennifer Keenan and Melvin Clark

September 10th, 2016 York Beach, ME Clark surprised Jennifer with a Christmas day proposal in 2014. The couple, who’d known each other for five years, were at Jennifer’s home when he presented her with a gift bag full of bows. Inside the card Clark handed Jennifer were the words “Marry Me.” “I didn’t think he was serious,” Jennifer says. “Then I reached into the bottom of the bag and pulled out a box with the ring in it. It was…

Renewal at Sea

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. The Bangs Island Mussels commercial fishing vessel is the setting for an evocative wedding vow renewal ceremony, shot on Casco Bay in Portland, ME. Pulling in elements from the sea – soft blues, shells, driftwood – this shoot has a rustic, industrial sensibility, enhanced by the models,…

Jessica Hulseman and Paul McKeon

July 16th, 2016 York, ME Celebrating their love on a hot summer’s day was a moment made even sweeter by the fact that the bride, Jessica, was completely recovered from open-heart surgery she’d undergone a few years earlier, to remove a benign tumor from her aortic valve. “Originally we had planned on getting married in 2014, but that would have been just too much for me,” said Jessica, “so we put it off for a couple of years to allow…

Kate Parker and Chris Malloy

August 6th, 2016 Hampton, NH What happens when two event planners come together in life and love? For Kate and Chris Malloy, a perfectly beautiful wedding. Kate is a longtime wedding and corporate event planner; Chris is a professional audio, video and lighting designer for political and corporate events. The two have known each other for many years; their engagement and wedding merged their businesses, professional expertise, and love for one another. “Being a wedding planner and a bride at…

Nifty Fifty, A Thank You

What does a publisher do when she’s turning the big 5-0 and wants an over-the-top, Nifty-Fifty, Lawrence Welk-inspired birthday extravaganza?   I’ll let you in on a secret: the successful party’s amazing details — from Cheez Whiz to vintage records spinning on an old turntable — were handled by many of the amazing wedding industry professionals featured in Seacoast Weddings  magazine. A very special thanks to Kate Martin. No matter what crazy idea I had, including multiple vintage costume changes,…

Flower Power!

Pretty, colorful, creative and stunning. Get inspired for your own bouquet! Flowers speak a special language and brides are listening! Anything goes in today’s wedding bouquets, from traditional to contemporary. {photographers} Rodeo & Co Photography Kate Preftakes Photography Mon Petit Studio Fidelio Photography Kim Chapman Photography Lindsay Hackney Photography Bill Ecklund Krista Photography KLC Photography Nadra Photography Maine Tinker Photography Justina Bilodeau Photography Courtney Elizabeth Geneve Hoffman Danielle Brady Photography Jamie Mercurio Photography Eyesugar Photography Studio Nouveau Shanoah Madison Meredith Perdue…

Margie Ervin & Matt Welch

August 15th, 2015 Portland, ME Margie and Matt got engaged in an Oregon vineyard on Halloween 2014. There was nothing spooky about their wedding at The Portland Company, on the waterfront. The ceremony and reception were held in separate rooms in the building. “It’s a raw industrial space,” says Margie. “We fell in love with it.” A former event planner, Margie planned the wedding herself. The venue doesn’t have furniture so she rented tables, chairs and place settings from One…

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,…