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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,”…

Will You Marry Me?

An Engagement Adventure Marriage is a journey but sometimes the trip to get there is an adventure. Just ask Stefany Shaheen and Craig Welch. Stefany and Craig were on a trip to Belize when, to Stefany’s surprise, Craig proposed. Less than 12 hours later, after enjoying breakfast on the small island of Caye Caulker, the engagement ring slipped off Stefany’s finger and was lost in the sand. The couple desperately combed the beach for hours, looking for the ring; beach-goers…

Summer Solstice

Shot at Eastman Hill Farm on a mountain top in Lovell, ME, this bohemian wedding captures the location’s organic feel, spectacular view, as well as the magic of a summer solstice. The bride’s hair is by Headgames Salon, Portland, ME. Earrings are by Ponomo, Portland, ME.   {the team} Photographer Sharyn Peavey Styling A Family Affair of Maine Flowers Emily Carter Floral Designs Model Jill Lopez Dress Sash Couture Food Dandelion Catering Lighting Event Lighting Pros

Laura Eaton & Greg Halsey

November 2nd, 2013 Exeter, NH Introduced by a mutual friend while attending the University of New Hampshire, Laura and Greg Halsey started their relationship as friends. Laura gradually realized Greg might be “the one” and, one day, “it just kind of hit me,” she says. The couple’s laid-back attitude carried over to the warm fall day when they exchanged their vows. Although nervous before the ceremony, Laura relaxed when she realized “It’s easy to marry the person you really love.”…

Tips & Trends

Solutions to make your big day the best ever TIP: Not All Tents Are Created Equally When choosing a tent for your event, look beyond the bottom line. Two tents may be equal in size but not the same. “Ask your vendor for images of what they’re supplying for your event,” says John Hutchins IV, vice president of Leavitt & Parris in Portland, ME. “Get references on the quality and condition of their products and check out their facilities. The…