Posts Tagged‘brea mcdonald photography’

Wedding Wisdom

SEATING CHART Ellen Braley of El’s Cards recommends a hand-painted (watercolor, in Braley’s case) statement piece that doubles as a work of art to hang in your home post-celebration: “It’s a visual reminder of those who shared your most special day.” CALLIGRAPHY “If envelope liners aren’t in your budget, a handwritten envelope is most impressive, most impactful,” says Braley, who often incorporates an element from invitations- like an oyster shell or flower- onto the envelopes as well. ESCORT CARDS These…

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,…

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…

Delightful Details

Publisher Mary Jo Brown couldn’t resist sharing these romantic and whimsical ideas! Photo credits: Brea McDonald Photography Brittany Rae Photography Casey Durgin Photography Erika Follansbee Photography Kate Crabtree Photography Kate and Keith Photography Kate Preftakes Photography Kim Chapman Photography Kivalo Photography Leah Fisher Arsenault Photography Photos featuring work by: Jake’s Cakes Harmon’s & Barton’s Flower Goddess A Family Affair El’s Cards Love Kupcakes Emily Carter Floral Designs Churchill Events The Flower Room Blooms Flower Shoppe New England Country Rentals

Winter Romance: Part 2

New Englanders embrace winter. What’s not to love about getting married during the coldest season? Magnificent scenic views, softly falling snow, a cracking fire, snugly fur wraps, and toasty warm drinks – they go hand-in-hand with the season. These photos feature real winter weddings as well as seasonal inspiration from the area’s most talented wedding photographers and vendors. Check back in throughout the year to see more Winter Romance albums we have in store for you! We just LOVE how…

Spirited Elegance

This wedding, photographed at the colony hotel, Kennebunkport, sets an elegant tone, with an exquisite gown, artful flowers, and a rich gold and green tablescape.   {the team} Photographer Brea McDonald Design & Flowers Beautiful Days Model Jessica Sims Dresses & Accessories Bella Bridal Shoppe Hair Hair That Moves Makeup Joya Beauty Select table settings & props Maine Prop House.