Virginia Robbins + Derek Olson

October 13, 2018 Harpswell, Maine Despite meeting in a very 21st century manner—through the dating app OK Cupid—Ginny and Derek’s wedding was filled with nostalgic details. Owner of a vintage clothing store in Chicago, Ginny’s roots are in Maine, where her family owns a lakeside camp. Derek proposed one day during late summer, as the couple was standing on the dock for their final moments of the season at the lake. “I decided to ask her right there,” says Derek.…

After the Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Classy Photoshoots with Your Bridesmaids Dress Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy The wedding bells rang, the cake was eaten, and the bride and groom left for the tropics of wherever to celebrate the start of their life together. As for you? Well, you have a beautiful bridesmaids dress to remember the occasion, but what if that stunning look didn’t have to sit in your closet? Too often these colorful and form-fitting dresses rot away in darkness, never…

Hilary Szymujko + Andy Howe

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July 14th, 2018 Southport, Maine It was an international affair that brought Hilary and Andy together for their Seacoast wedding. “We met in London, then lived in Hong Kong for 3 ½ years, and then moved to New York,” says Hilary. “Since I’m originally from New Hampshire and he’s from Massachusetts, having our wedding in New England was like a homecoming for us.” Hilary estimates that more than a third of their 130 wedding guests were from London and Hong…

Christina Chow + Sam Kocsis

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Christina and Sam walk through the grounds of the Crane Estate
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Family photos and a box for wedding greetings.
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Ipswich, Massachusetts Christina and Sam’s intimate wedding was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage. The couple met in India and reunited in New Hampshire, so being married in New England was important to them. “This is where our relationship really developed,” says Christina. “We planned our wedding for September so we could show out-of-town guests a New England fall.” Since their grandparents couldn’t travel to the wedding for health reasons, Christina displayed family photos of parents and grandparents on…

Gabrielle and Nick – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NH Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy Creating a stunning, Persian-inspired wedding makeup look was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a makeup artist, and it makes me beyond proud of what I do. Being a part of such a beautiful celebration was absolutely unforgettable. Of course, it takes a village to pull of this level of perfection; before I delve into my wonderful experience at Nick and Gabrielle’s wedding, I…

Emily Callahan + Luke Hazelwood

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Badgley Mischka Wedding shoes
Tomhegan Wilderness Cabin Wedding
Wedding at Moosehead Lake Maine under birch arbor
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Wildflower bouquet with feathers for wedding
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Wedding with deer in the woods of maine

June 23rd, 2018 Moosehead Lake, Maine When your wedding guests include wild deer from a protected herd, you know the day is going to be magical! That was the case with Emily and Luke, who chose a rustic woodland setting for their nature-made wedding. The site was her family’s long-time vacation home at Tomhegan Wilderness Cabins, perched on the shores of Moosehead Lake in northern Maine. Although Emily and Luke met in California, her roots remain in New Hampshire; she…

The Ultimate New England Bachelorette Party — A Styled Vintage Photo Shoot!

Newburyport, MA Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy When it comes to your bachelorette party, you want it to be something everyone will remember forever. Paint parties, nightclubs, and regular old restaurant events are completely overdone. If you’re trying to come up with a theme that is totally unique for your bachelorette party, look no further! A styled vintage photo shoot is possibly the most perfect event you could throw. Not only will you have so much fun doing…

Making Vintage Feel Modern – 1950’s Styled Wedding Shoot

Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy. Vintage weddings are some of my favorites to be a part of and today, they have become a common wedding theme.  I recently helped form a team to recreate a 1950’s themed wedding with some amazing and talented models. As the attire and décor unfolded, I was immediately back in an era of soda shops, sock hops, and drive-in movies. It was also clear that there’s an art to creating a vintage vibe…

Going Glam while Looking Natural – by Wedding Expert Makeup by Nancy

Methuen, Massachusetts Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy Every wedding and every bride have their own unique vibe. However, striking the right balance between modern trends and timeless appeal is something every wedding must contend with. When I work with a bride on her wedding day, I ask a lot of questions about her usual makeup routine and the wedding itself. I often ask a bride to share a photo of herself when she felt more beautiful. This…

Ashleigh Hamilton + Trevor Capon

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May 12th, 2018 Wood Island, Maine A mutual love of family and the ocean inspired Ashleigh and Trevor’s romantic elopement at Wood Island Life Saving Station off the coast of Maine. Friends at a surf shop suggested Ashleigh and Trevor get their daughters together for a playdate. Although Ashleigh initially ignored Trevor’s advances, they eventually went out (without the kids). After dating for almost two years, Trevor popped the question. Fascinated with the 100-year-old Wood Island Life Saving Station off…