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The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look at a Real Bride’s Planning Process Hello, I’m Heather and I’m engaged! After coming down from cloud nine, it’s time to start planning. How hard can it be, right? (understatement of the year!) Follow along as I give you a firsthand look at all the good, bad and ugly that comes along with wedding planning. I’ll walk you through my progress and share tips I’ve learned along the way. Without further ado…. Let the planning begin!

Malloy Events: Vlog Episode 1

Meet Malloy Events! In this video, Kate Malloy gives a quick introduction to who Malloy Events is as a company and the services they offer. Malloy Events has planned and designed a LOT of weddings (over 500), so you can trust their advice. They are a bit of a one-stop shop offering services from floral design to event lighting. Check out Episode 1 Here:

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,…

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…

The best love is the one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself

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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…

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…

The Science of Love

Inspired by vintage science instruments, this shoot features a stylish young couple who are now botanists. The scientific instruments were found at an antiques shop and the cakes were inspired by botanical sun prints. This is the perfect wedding inspiration for all the scientists out there! {the team} Photographer: Kivalo Photography Stylist: Daisies and Pearls Dress: Andrea’s Bridal Flowers: Broadturn Farm Cakes: My Three Cakes {additional details} Invitations/Calligraphy: El’s Cards Blazer: ASOS Trousers: Brooks Brothers Tie: TieBar Blue Heels: Christian…

Retro Chic

A retro-themed poolside wedding offers plenty of opportunities to play. Croquet, anyone? Multi-colored bowtie by mizu.   {the team} Photographer Justina Bilodeau Photography Styling  Daisies & Pearls Models Marissa Patten-Harris & James Kimball Flowers Michelle Rose for Blooms Floral Shoppe Dress Chaviano Couture Hair Aphrodite Salon Venue Colony Hotel Kennebunkport, ME