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…

Cayt Norris | Violinist and Fiddle Professional

Music is the strongest form of magic. – Alitases Congratulations on your engagement! Weddings are magical and exquisite by their nature. Of the many beautiful wedding joys such as flowers, gowns, scenery, and cuisine, my clients consistently tell me that music is what touched them and their guests the most. Live acoustic music has a profound effect which can move the soul and bring your love to life like nothing else can. It would be my great pleasure and privilege…

Norissa Morse + Matt Lauzon

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September 22nd, 2018 Cape Neddick, Maine “Matt and I met through mutual best friends while spring breaking in South Florida in 2012. We soon learned that we grew up exactly three miles apart in neighboring towns in Southern Maine,” Norissa recalls. “Our families actually knew each other, and my grandparents attended his parents’ wedding.” Guests arrived at the magnificent Basilica of Saint Peter & Paul located in Lewiston, Maine. The basilica’s gothic architecture and exquisite exterior detail made for incredible…

A Fairytale Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

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Newburyport, Massachusetts Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy. How do you create the perfect wedding? The obvious answer is, “with true love.” So, then what comes once you’ve found that? Victoria and Ryan created their perfect wedding with the perfect stylists, vendors, and details, of course! But first, it all starts with those pristine little envelopes containing invitations to join the bride and groom as they take their vows of forever and always. In this case, all attendees received…

Kara Marshall + Nolan Patten

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November 29th, 2017 York, Maine “Nolan and I met in high school back in 2001. We can only describe the next 15 years as an endless game of cat and mouse-each of us taking a turn at playing one or the other. Finally in 2014, I was home from California visiting family for Christmas and saw Nolan,” Kara recalls. “After that moment, we both realized we had never given up on each other… Not long after that, I moved back…

Liz Griffith + John Mulvey

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August 25th, 2017 Cape Neddick, Maine Liz met John in the high school lunch line. A new sophomore at a new high school, she was delighted when John introduced himself. “We became friends right away,” she says. They began dating soon after and, together, navigated growing up: finishing high school, transitioning to college, and entering adulthood. Through it all, their relationship endured. “It changed as we changed and grew,” Liz says. The couple discussed marriage many times but also wanted…

Tips & Trends: Pick a Point Person and Shine On

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Tip: Pick a Point Person. Make your wedding day one to remember: designate someone other than yourself to be the point person for the day’s details and schedule. “Be a guest at your own wedding, not the maestro,” says Samantha Finigan. Wedding planners are used to managing details, unobtrusively and tactfully, but you can also designate a trusted friend or family member. Finigan recommends hiring a planner.  “They’re the best advocates to get the quality of service you want and…

Cristi Pirro + Zak Schwartzman

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August 19, 2017 House Island, Portland, ME Special moments and surprises were hallmarks of Cristi and Zak’s picture-perfect wedding day on House Island, off the coast of Portland, ME. The first was the photo session before the ceremony that became one of the couple’s favorite memories. At one end of the island is an 1800-era fort, a dramatic setting for creating some captivating images. “The whole thing was very ‘Game of Thronesy,’” says Cristi. “The contrast between the fort and…

Tips & Trends: Mix It Up and Wedding Blues

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Tip: Mix It Up. Don’t be afraid to change up reception seating. Mixing table sizes or types creates more interest: round tables use space efficiently; rectangular tables can be combined into different configurations; and combining round tables with square or rectangular tables creates variety and visual interest. Try mixing table types, too; for example, farm tables combined with traditional linen-covered tables. Mixing it up can save you money, according to Kara Marshall. “It’s the best of both worlds. You can…