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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

Spirited Elegance

This wedding, photographed at the colony hotel, Kennebunkport, sets an elegant tone, with an exquisite gown, artful flowers, and a rich gold and green tablescape.   {the team} Photographer Brea McDonald Design & Flowers Beautiful Days Model Jessica Sims Dresses & Accessories Bella Bridal Shoppe Hair Hair That Moves Makeup Joya Beauty Select table settings & props Maine Prop House.

By the Sea

This festive, nautical-themed shoot by Kivalo Photography celebrates a timeless seaside wedding. Complete with bold, blue and white details and patio lighting, this outdoor dining scene has a casual elegance. Coral centerpieces by Pottery Barn, pillows from Home Goods, chevron table runner from Etsy.com.   {the team} Photographer Kivalo Photography Styling Patricia Takacs and Sarah Reese Location Bay View Beach, Saco, ME Flowers Fleuriste at Papier Model Melissa Albert Dress Bridals by Sandy

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…