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Laura Gross & Chris Van Der Lugt

September 27th, 2014 Camden, ME Laura and Chris wanted a waterfront wedding celebration evoking a festive, black and gold-themed cocktail party for themselves, their friends, and family, many of whom – on Chris’s side – were traveling from the Netherlands. Laura’s family has lived in and around Camden, ME, for five generations so the Camden Yacht Club, where Laura learned to sail as a girl, was a logical choice for their ceremony and reception. An added celebratory touch: the Camden…

Questions You Must Ask

What do you do about wedding details that, well, you haven’t thought about? Our wedding experts answer questions you must ask before your big day. Q: What’s my real budget? A: It’s easy to have one large number in mind for your wedding budget. But it’s a different story when you start breaking that budget down, line item by line item. “People should ask themselves what kind of food they’re interested in, whether they want a DJ or a live…

Julia Skwar & Drew Burke

July 19th, 2014 Freeport, ME Julia met Drew at the University of Rhode Island. Self-described “outdoors people,” they knew once they were engaged that they would have an outdoor wedding. Their venue, Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, ME, has a wedding field with stunning water views as well as one of Maine’s oldest post and beam barns. A campground adjacent to the farm, Recompence Shore Campground, offers oceanfront cabins that the couple as well as their wedding party stayed in…

Jessie Winslow & Mark Frank

September 27th, 2014 Kennebunkport, ME Maine has been a constant theme in Jessie’s life. She attended summer camp there as a child, then attended Bates College in Lewiston. It was the logical choice, then, for her wedding to Mark. The wedding and reception were held at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, which offered a number of perks for guests: biking, paddle boarding, swimming, and enjoying the beautiful seaside community. Wedding planner Audrey Zahares of Azalea Events in Kennebunkport helped the…

Pauline Vromovrisiotis & Jeff Conway

July 27th, 2013 Gloucester, MA When Pauline and Jeff met, it was “love at first sight,” says Pauline. Together for five years, they share a love for the beach (they live in Encinitas, CA, where they visit the beach almost daily) and a sense of humor. Jeff proposed to Pauline by decorating a locally famous surf statue called the “Cardiff Kook,” dressing it in a tuxedo shirt and pink bow tie, along with fake diamond ring on a pillow and…

Sue Ko & Sam Walsh

June 7th, 2014 Ipswich, MA Sue and Sam had an immediate connection when they first met. Introduced by mutual friends, they shared similar views on life and their career directions. “It was lovely to see how well Sam melded with my family,” Sue says, noting that he fit right in with her tight-knit Korean relatives. The couple wanted a traditional wedding ceremony that reflected themselves and their new union. Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA, was one of their favorite spots…

Jennifer Gilman & Tyler Fairchild

August 8th, 2014 Peaks Island, ME Jennifer and Tyler share a love of family and the ocean, not surprising since they grew up in Plymouth, on Massachusetts’ south shore. Family inspired them to plan a destination wedding on Peaks Island, in Casco Bay, a short ferry ride from Portland, ME, near where Tyler’s mom grew up. “We thought it’d be a bit of a mini-adventure,” says Jennifer. It certainly was the day they first visited their venue, the Inn on…

Unique Wedding Venues

From off the beaten path to off the mainland Choosing a venue is the first of many decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding, but what happens when you can’t seem to find “the one”? The Seacoast is bursting with quintessential wedding spots. You’ll find breathtaking views, rolling green fields and impressively renovated barns. However, if you’re looking for something a little different for your special day, you have plenty of places to choose from. Did you know you can…

Cindy Regnier & Gino Milne

June 22nd, 2014 Newmarket, NH Cindy and Gino met first as co-workers, then became a couple over shared glasses of wine. After becoming engaged, on Cindy’s birthday, they decided to have their ceremony at their home in Seacoast New Hampshire. Their property, originally part of a dairy farm, includes a beautiful stone barn. “Melanie, our wedding planner and officiant, suggested we should be outside and use our barn, which really put me at ease about doing it at our house,”…