Claire Tinsley and Eric Firnhaber

August 27th, 2016 Southport, ME   Claire and Eric met playing recreational ultimate frisbee in Washington, DC. Ironically, says Claire, when she told the league organizer that she wasn’t good at the sport, he told her, “It’s all about heart, not skills.” And that’s what piqued Eric’s interest in her when he met Claire after their first game together. The couple got engaged on a bluff overlooking Half Moon Bay in California, near where Eric grew up. Claire knew immediately…

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,…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look At A Real Bride’s Planning Process WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER Stay organized by keeping all your information in one place. I use a planner that keeps track of how many people I’ve invited, their addresses, and which table they will be seated at. Organization is incredibly important, especially when you need to share information with other people who are planning. For example, I’ve sent my wedding planner to the bridal party for my wedding shower and to…

Laura Gerseny and John Fraser

October 17th, 2015 Hopkinton, NH They say home is where the heart is, so for Laura and John, who were living and teaching in Albuquerque, NM, that meant having their wedding in New Hampshire near her hometown of Hopkinton. “Dimond Hill Farm is where my family has always bought produce.” says Laura. “I knew that was the place for us.” What was planned as the quintessential outdoor ceremony overlooking the White Mountains and fall foliage ended up something of a…

Mermaids Only! A Dip Dyed Dream Wedding Inspiration Shoot

As southern New Hampshire wedding professionals, it’s our job to not only provide excellent service for your wedding day itself, but also to help create trends and provide our couples with the inspiration that will make their day unforgettable. With that, we aim to be trendsetters! A style shoot that began with a vision of recycling something old; Tenley Columbare of Marry and Tux Bridal Shoppe wanted to give a discarded sample dress a second life as the star of…

What In Carnation? Local Cut Flowers Are Changing The Wedding Arrangement Game

Are you in search of flowers for your special day? Flower Company Cuts will make your wedding dreams come true! Jacquelyn Nooney from Jacquelyn Nooney Landscaping sees flowers more than pretty decorations. She loves planting them, the magic of watching them grow, and the importance of caring for them after they’ve been cut. “There is something very essential and primal about farming and being in the field and around the beauty of flowers. It feeds your soul.” This love has…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

Your Inside Look At A Real Bride’s Planning Process DRESS SHOPPING My favorite part of the wedding process so far was not just looking for my dream dress but the experience of finding it. It became a weekend event as we planned to go to three different places. We started in a local shop whose staff was very helpful, but I couldn’t find dresses in my size. The next stop and my least favorite was a chain bridal store. It…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: What if we just elope? A: Elopement can be the perfect wedding solution for couples who want to keep things small and intimate – with just themselves and their best friends as witnesses. Emily Delamater of Emily Delamater Photography has even brought her husband along on an elopement shoot, and they’ve served as official witnesses for the bride and groom. “The elopement part of our business has really grown,” she says. “Coastal New England is so picturesque and beautiful that…

Wedding Wisdom

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SIGNAGE Put those wedding hashtags to use and include signs around your venue, instructing guests to post pictures for all to share. Go for double duty and make them arrows pointing toward the bar, photo booth, and hors d’oeuvres station. EMBELLISHMENTS A twine wrap that marries with your nautical theme, a burlap ribbon to tie all your inserts together – whatever extra “wow” factor you want to include, get a group of girlfriends together or pop open…

Wedding Planning Q & A

Q: Do we have to…? A: It’s your day to celebrate. There are no “have to’s” or “shoulds,” says Kate Malloy. Do what’s meaningful to you and don’t be afraid to break your tradition. Malloy’s fiancé, Chris, initially wanted to abide by tradition and not see her on their wedding day until the ceremony. Brian Adams, their wedding photographer, talked him in to doing a first look. “It was the best thing we did,” Malloy says. “It gave us the…