Put A Pin In It: Using Pinterest to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Pinterest can be great for bringing your wedding vision to life. It can inform your vendors of what you want, it can keep track of your ideas, you can even buy things you like directly from the site. However, Pinterest can also be incredibly overwhelming. We at Seacoast Weddings want to offer our Pinterest wisdom to you and help you achieve your perfect day. For starters, before planning the little details of your wedding— like decals for seating arrangement cards…

Tarren Bailey Photography

My approach to capturing your wedding day and all the moments that unfold is with a quiet exuberance. A sheer joy in creating a photographic tale for you to share and cherish for generations to come. I believe life is in the details, invite me to capture them with you. Tarren Bailey Photography Serving the New England and North Carolina Area tarrenbailey.com 203.494.3290

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: What should I include in my wedding day schedule? A: Your celebration should include time to simply appreciate the moment. Kate Malloy of Malloy Events in Rye, NH, know this firsthand: she’s a wedding planner who recently planned her own nuptials to another event planner, Chris Malloy. “Everyone says it but it’s true – pause a moment in your day to appreciate the significance of getting married,” she says. Talk to your photographer and event planner (if you have one).…

“Listen to me, I’m a genius”: Five Hilariously Funny and Sarcastic Tips from Seacoast Photographer Christian Pendergraft

Wedding photographer and self-proclaimed “genius” Christian Pendergraft met with our summer intern Emma Kemp to give Seacoast brides and grooms his top five wedding tips from his decade of photography experience… All of which should be taken with a grain of salt! 1. Light It Up! When choosing your venue, Christian begrudgingly explained that, “When they made most churches one hundred years ago, they didn’t make them so I could have fantastic lighting to make glorious pictures. On the flip…

Shine A Light On It

Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life. Eating good food, wearing the “perfect” dress, and being surrounded by friends and family are all pivotal components of this special event. Event planner Kate Malloy reminds us of another equally important aspect of your wedding: “Good lighting can make all the difference in the overall look and feel of your wedding.” Lighting can entirely transform a space. The color of light you use, what is illuminated by…

Wedding Wisdom

DIRECTION/LODGING CARDS “Everyone has a GPS on their phones or in their rental cars,” Finigan says. Instead, put your resources toward a wedding website- a nod to tradition meeting technology- and include information about the venue, accommodations, and day-of parking instructions. Guests can be directed to your website with a quick line on the bottom of your invitation. CUSTOM MAPS Whether included on your save-the-date, wedding website or in with your invitation, including a custom map is all the rage.…

Wedding Tips & Trends

Happy Tips & Trends Tuesday! The photo featured was taken by Eric McCallister Photography. Trend: A Close Relationship With Your Wedding Photographer Great photos come from open conversations between you and your wedding photographer, resulting in evocative, authentic photos. “You definitely get better photos,” says Delamater. “I like it when couples come to me with suggestions about the shots they want.” Trust your instincts and choose a photographer you like since you’ll be spending most of the day with her.…

DJ Ryan Parker

You’ve been to those weddings with the horrible DJ. We get it, and we are not them. We aren’t cheesy. We don’t wear tuxedo shirts. We don’t teach line-dances. We don’t have a disco ball. We know music and we know how to make your feet ache. Period. DJ Ryan Parker 18 Birch Drive, Dover, NH djryanparker.com 603.661.6930

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: Any ideas for stretching out the fun of our wedding weekend? A: Absolutely! Consider a destination wedding with a twist. As part of an “experiential” wedding, couples might invite guests for a weekend of hiking and “glamping” (glamorous camping), according to Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Cakes in Amesbury, MA. “It’s a great way to enjoy more time with your guests,” she says. Chris Weber of The Black Tie Co. based in Portland, ME, says a big trend these days is…

Stephanie Krom and Colin Townrow

September 6th, 2015 Pemaquid, ME Stephanie and Colin wanted a small wedding on the water. Maine has special memories for Stephanie; her grandparents had a summer cottage near the historic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. “We knew we wanted something casual that could also be a destination weddings for our families, who live in other parts of the country,” she says. Her wedding planner, Emily Hricko, helped secure The Bradley Inn, a scenic spot within walking distance of the lighthouse, where the…