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,…

Jessica Hulseman and Paul McKeon

July 16th, 2016 York, ME Celebrating their love on a hot summer’s day was a moment made even sweeter by the fact that the bride, Jessica, was completely recovered from open-heart surgery she’d undergone a few years earlier, to remove a benign tumor from her aortic valve. “Originally we had planned on getting married in 2014, but that would have been just too much for me,” said Jessica, “so we put it off for a couple of years to allow…

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Ann Landers

Love Lines

Kate Parker and Chris Malloy

August 6th, 2016 Hampton, NH What happens when two event planners come together in life and love? For Kate and Chris Malloy, a perfectly beautiful wedding. Kate is a longtime wedding and corporate event planner; Chris is a professional audio, video and lighting designer for political and corporate events. The two have known each other for many years; their engagement and wedding merged their businesses, professional expertise, and love for one another. “Being a wedding planner and a bride at…

Nifty Fifty, A Thank You

What does a publisher do when she’s turning the big 5-0 and wants an over-the-top, Nifty-Fifty, Lawrence Welk-inspired birthday extravaganza?   I’ll let you in on a secret: the successful party’s amazing details — from Cheez Whiz to vintage records spinning on an old turntable — were handled by many of the amazing wedding industry professionals featured in Seacoast Weddings  magazine. A very special thanks to Kate Martin. No matter what crazy idea I had, including multiple vintage costume changes,…

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…

Seacoast Hitched Heroes

Love Affair, based in Portsmouth, NH is donating a free wedding to a local military couple, and currently searching for that special couple! The wedding reception will be held at Foster’s Clambake in York, Maine on November 9th, 2017. The deadline for the couple submissions is May 3rd. The panel of vendors will choose the couple on May 10th. Love Affair has opened the donation to veterans, and military couples looking to renew their vows, along with recently engaged couples!…

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

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The Best Love

Bridal Boudoir

By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup By Nancy No one knows better than your makeup artist – in this case Makeup by Nancy – the leaps, bounds, and obstacles that every bride encounters on her adventure to the aisle. The planning, the parties, and the shopping (of course)!!! Obviously your wedding dress is critical, but there are so many clothing purchases that add to your big day – and night!! Your Kimono Robes, that special lingerie set, those super awesome shoes you searched…