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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…

Hope Hyunh & Matt Reno

August 14th, 2015 Chamberlain, ME Hope and Matt had the quintessential Maine wedding at his family’s ocean-side cottage in Chamberlain, ME. Their ceremony was on the rocks jutting into Long Cove; their reception was at the Long Cove Point clubhouse. The day was warm, sunny, and busy – a town festival, Bristol Days, was happening the same weekend as the wedding. “We had our first look at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse,” says Hope. “There were lots of people walking around and…

When I say I love you more, I don't mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.

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I love you the most

Shine Bright, Bride: How to Accessorize Your Wedding Day Look

By Malinda Macari, owner of Your Dream Bridal Strapless. Cap-sleeved. High-collar. Just a few necklines present in today’s bridal fashion, sitting comfortably next to an even wider array of wedding dress lengths, cuts and shapes. Finding your dream bridal gown is a truly magical moment – but one that, of course, comes second to the day it is actually worn. To complete the look, some brides may choose to accessorize as they would in everyday life (but, elevated – of…

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Oscar Wilde

they sing a song only you can hear

Mother’s Makeup

By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy The wedding day has arrived, and while you knew it would eventually, you can’t help but feel both happy and sad. The sadness is because your baby is all grown up and the happiness is in knowing they have found their one true love. The wedding planning is a whirlwind and everything is much different than when you planned your own. For example, now everyone gets ready together – makeup artists and…

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…

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.

John Lennon

There are two basic motivating forces

How to Create a Peaceful and Creative Home While Planning a Wedding

By Amy Dutton, owner of amy dutton Home Do you go to bed thinking about your wedding? Do you wake thinking about your wedding? Do you talk to your fiancé about your wedding and forget to talk about anything else? Now, all of this is reasonable for a bride-to- be but I would also like to introduce another option. How about carving out yourself a specific space that allows for the Wedding Planning, thinking, dreaming and discussing as well as…

Seacoast Hitched Heroes Back Again!

Love Affair, based in Portsmouth, NH is having it’s 2nd annual Seacoast Hitched Heroes. They donate a free wedding to a military couple, and are currently searching for that special couple! The Wedding will be held locally on November 10, 2016. The deadline for the couple submissions is July 26, 2016. Our panel of vendors will choose the couple on August 3, 2016. Submission should be done via the Love Affair website, which you can reach here, complete a simple…