A Gold Medal Affair

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. Meeting Paralympian swimmer and model Victoria Arlen inspired Matt Grazier to develop this sweet wedding shoot with her as a bride. Despite a devastating childhood illness that left her partially paralyzed, Arlen medalled four times and set a world record in free style swimming at the 2012…

Whitney Anderson and Ed Herro

May 15th, 2016 Raymond, ME   Most brides DIY some aspect of their wedding, but Whitney Anderson made her own dress for her spring nuptials to Ed Herro at Camp Wohelo in Raymond, ME. “I borrowed a sewing machine, went to Lost Angeles’ Garment District, and watched a bunch of Project Runway episodes and YouTube videos,” laughs Whitney, who had only sewed one dress before, in high school. The rustic Maine camp, where Whitney was a camper and later a…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look At A Real Bride’s Planning Process IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS Like many other brides out there, I proudly admit that I am addicted to Etsy. It has helped me tremendously in shopping for my wedding. One day I was scrolling through the site and— there they were— the perfect shoes! It was love at first sight. I purchased them through the fantastic ‘NerdBoutique’, who worked with me to find the right size heel. The shoes arrived…

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.…