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Matrimonial Munchies

Seacoast Weddings chatted with seasoned caterer and Seacoast Weddings Advisory Panel Member Peggy Liversedge of Kitchen Chicks Catering. We now have the scoop on planning for food allergies, important questions to ask your caterer, expecting the unexpected (Peggy recalls a visiting skunk who caused an entire wedding to clear out for ten minutes — “You cannot make that up!” she exclaims), and—most importantly—what makes a good caterer. A necessity for human survival, food should never be taken lightly. This is…

Under Cover: A Tent With A Splash

Here in New England, we know not to depend on the weather—especially when planning for your wedding. We rely on tents to protect us from sun, rain and wind in the case that, God forbid, a wedding be interrupted by the elements. The classic white tent has always been a favorite but at Seacoast Weddings Magazine headquarters, we are intrigued by the use of color in wedding tents to add a unique flair. This can be done in two ways:…

Seaside Soiree

Who says you can’t throw on a floor-length gown and have an evening to remember with your favorite couple friends?  This New Years Eve inspired styled shoot was a mix of sophisticated yet fun and playful. The looks were created to compliment each of the ladies dress choices ranging from romantic updos to styling natural curls. Makeup was glamorous and fun with lashes and light shimmers to compliment the NYE them. This shoot took place at one of the most…

Choosing The Right Photographer To Tell Your Story

Hello and welcome! It’s lovely to “meet” you here in this corner of the web. I’m Alanna, a seacoast wedding and couples photographer serving New Hampshire, Maine and beyond. I’m passionate about love stories and the beautiful celebration of a lifelong commitment. My clients trust me to tell their unique love story, with all its perfect imperfections, and they value moments over portraits—the honest, the joyful, the intimate. These moments are what I live for, what inspire me, as a…

True Blue

{details} The bride’s hair/makeup are by Jessa Blades, Brooklyn, NY; Dress from Gossamater Vintage; Silky hair crown by Sara Moffat, LDBA; This photo designed by Molly O’Rourke, One & Supp, Camden, ME. A pretty blue and gold invitation by theoldmarketprintingco.com Marco Sanchez suits up in navy from J.Crew; bride Molly Barrett wears a Leanne Marshall dress from Ceremony, Boston, MA. Baby-blue bowties for the groom and groomsmen. Kevin + Emily step out in shades of blue on their wedding day at…

Solo? No Problemo! Walk Yourself Down the Aisle

Ever wonder how being “given away” became a thing? Me too. The age old tradition of a bride’s father walking her down the aisle on her wedding day has been pushed to the side by some wives-to-be. More and more brides are choosing to give themselves away, but why?It’s no secret that over time, especially over the past few years, that women have truly embraced their independence and empowerment; perhaps this has crossed over into their wedding days. Considering the…

Eliza Hulme + Tim Glynn

October 7, 2017 Harpswell, Maine Eliza and Tim’s evocative fall wedding was held at Live Well Farm – a charming waterfront home in Harpswell, ME. Eliza had long envisioned a relaxed, barn-like property where, together, they could host an elegant, fun, laid-back and cozy wedding for their family and friends. Inspired by a variety of wedding blogs, Eliza had planned the day herself, adding fun details like a Polaroid guest book, a basket of plaid blankets for guests (a reflection…

Rainy Day Elements

Part 2: Plan Ahead – But Not Too Far Ahead Plan ahead—but not too far ahead. Hopefully you have established a solid rain plan that you’d be just as happy having to execute as your fair weather plan. Yeah for you! For those of you who are now staring at your weather map and consulting the Farmer’s Almanac six months in advance, I’m afraid you’re adding a level of stress to your planning process that is just not necessary. When you…

Wedding Wisdom

SEATING CHART Ellen Braley of El’s Cards recommends a hand-painted (watercolor, in Braley’s case) statement piece that doubles as a work of art to hang in your home post-celebration: “It’s a visual reminder of those who shared your most special day.” CALLIGRAPHY “If envelope liners aren’t in your budget, a handwritten envelope is most impressive, most impactful,” says Braley, who often incorporates an element from invitations- like an oyster shell or flower- onto the envelopes as well. ESCORT CARDS These…

Wedding Wisdom

THANK-YOU NOTES This is arguably one of the most important pieces to include in your stationery suite. “It’s a lot of work being a guest at a wedding!” Courtney Daniel laughs. “You need to show your gratitude for the fact that they took the time to show up and buy you a gift.” But guess what? Thank-you cards don’t actually have to say “thank you” on them. In fact, Braley recommends sticking with elements from your theme and that’s it,…