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Poetry in Motion

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 rolling hills and mountain views of Violet Hill, a 450-acre Maine farm, are the setting of this elegant photo shoot. Inspired by an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem, the team chose lush, vibrant greens and deep royal violets, accented with bronze, to honor the shoot’s rural…

Mermaids Only! A Dip Dyed Dream Wedding Inspiration Shoot

As southern New Hampshire wedding professionals, it’s our job to not only provide excellent service for your wedding day itself, but also to help create trends and provide our couples with the inspiration that will make their day unforgettable. With that, we aim to be trendsetters! A style shoot that began with a vision of recycling something old; Tenley Columbare of Marry and Tux Bridal Shoppe wanted to give a discarded sample dress a second life as the star of…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look At A Real Bride’s Planning Process DRESS SHOPPING My favorite part of the wedding process so far was not just looking for my dream dress but the experience of finding it. It became a weekend event as we planned to go to three different places. We started in a local shop whose staff was very helpful, but I couldn’t find dresses in my size. The next stop and my least favorite was a chain bridal store. It…

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…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: Any ideas for stretching out the fun of our wedding weekend? A: Absolutely! Consider a destination wedding with a twist. As part of an “experiential” wedding, couples might invite guests for a weekend of hiking and “glamping” (glamorous camping), according to Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Cakes in Amesbury, MA. “It’s a great way to enjoy more time with your guests,” she says. Chris Weber of The Black Tie Co. based in Portland, ME, says a big trend these days is…

Puppy Love

It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. So why not include your pup in your wedding day? Whether they are part of the festivities (ring bearers or even flower girls) or a guest in the audience, take these suggestions into consideration. What’s your dog’s personality? Is he comfortable in big crowds? Is he a barker? Consider hiring a pet-sitter during the service so that you don’t have to worry. If kids are coming to your wedding, ask them…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look at a Real Bride’s Planning Process PICKING A THEME I felt bombarded with questions from friends and family about my coming wedding— Who was catering? Where were we having the ceremony? How many people were coming?—until I was asked what colors and theme we were planning on. You can have a theme? Really? Sign me up! I was excited. It was important to me to chose something unique, something that would make our wedding true to who…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look at a Real Bride’s Planning Process FINDING YOUR PERFECT PLACE The venue, it sets the stage for your perfect day. I knew I wanted something rustic, yet different, and with a whole lot of charm. I looked and looked and looked (and then I looked some more). And then I found it, the PERFECT venue! It had everything we were looking for and then some! Stonewall Farm is located in Keene, NH. So we thought it would…

Wedding Wisdom

INVITATIONS Invitations are the piece de resistance, the first real sneak peek into your big event. Have fun with them! The options are seemingly endless, but one thing Courtney Daniel of C. Daniel Design insists is a must: texture. Whether that means layering the inserts in a pocket-style invitation or incorporating other textiles, like satin or jewels, this is your chance to give guests something they haven’t seen before. SAVE-THE-DATES Although not 100 percent necessary, more often than not, couples…

Wedding Tips & Trends

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The photo featured was taken by I Am Sarah V. Photography. Tip: Transform An Ordinary Space “One of the most amazing weddings I ever saw was a hotel ballroom transformed into a French flower market, with potted plants and trees and buckets and buckets of flowers,” says Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Wedding Cakes in Amesbury, MA. The same is true of outdoor spaces, which can be transformed by adding elements like rustic furniture, additional shrubs,…