Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy A Bohemian Chic style wedding has become a popular trend and lately and, we, a group of New England wedding professionals collaborated together and created a styled shoot that provided a different twist on it then the normal neutrals, greens and cream colors. We wanted to keep with the eclectic mix of hippie {peace & love}, nomad and gypsy lifestyle with an artistic flair. We chose to use deep purple, burgundy and white…

Karen O’Shaughnessy & Charlie Traver

August 29, 2015 Dover, NH Karen and Charlie dated for eight years before he proposed the day after Christmas. A pilot, Charlie got home at 2 a.m. Karen waited up for him. When Charlie insisted that she open a few of her gifts, Karen reluctantly agreed. One of them was a ring. “I saw it and thought ‘oh no, here I am wearing my reindeer pajamas and he’s proposing’!” she says. The couple wanted a relaxed wedding, “nothing typical,” Karen…

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

Charles Schulz

All you need is love

Bringing Elegance to Beach Weddings

By Kathryn Porritt, owner of Bridal Style Inc. Deciding to host your wedding at the beach doesn’t automatically mean you need a nautical or seaside theme filled with starfish and seashells. Instead, we’re seeing a gorgeous twist towards boho style and vintage elegance at the beach, meaning that the more traditional beach weddings are being given a romantic makeover. The Latest Wedding Palettes The latest wedding themes have a muted undertone, embellished with vintage elegance and a twist of boho…

Calligraphy Styles

By Laura Lubanski We have been seeing a trend towards incorporating gorgeous hand calligraphy throughout the invitation suite, and we must admit, we’re a bit smitten! Calligraphy is such an art form and we love the idea of an actual person calligraphing your text, adding such a personal touch to your invitations! It can be used in so many different ways that it’s hard to find a reason not to incorporate this element into your suite. From super modern to very…

An Original Blend

August 15th, 2015 New Gloucester, ME When Tony proposed in April 2014, he didn’t just give me the ring we’d picked out together. He threw in some French Champagne and Italian cookies for good measure. If there are things Tony and I love almost as much as each other, it’s great food, delicious drinks and bringing together our cultures with friends and family. Tony grew up in Arizona as part of an Italian American family and he took staple Italian…

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.

Jess C. Scott, The Intern

Your name is safe in their mouth

Pop of Color

By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy Once upon a time there used to be a “wedding season” such as the freshness of the June Bride or the vibrancy of the autumn leaves. I’m finding now there is no real wedding season now. Weddings are 12 months a year. Which is certainly good for the wedding professionals for sure! Lately there have been a barrage of winter weddings, photo’s done wearing a faux fur shawl or shrug outside with…

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…