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Love at First Bite Written by Amanda Easter and Pat Chaudoin   Q: How can I create an Instagram-worthy cocktail? A: Instagram is all about what you see, so make your cocktails pretty in addition to being tasty. “Using an embellished or engraved glass on top of a customized coaster can be really beautiful,” says Nicole Mower, owner of Nicole Mower Weddings and Events, Kittery, ME. “It’s all about the little details. For example, as more people choose to forego…

Tips and Trends!

{solutions to make your big day the best EVER} Witten by: Amanda Easter & Pat Chaudoin   TIP: CREATE A FLORAL WALL Hoping to “wow” your guests? Then a floral wall could be just the thing! “It personalizes the event beautifully,” says Nadra Edgerley, owner of Nadra Photography in Scarborough, ME. And it can be very versatile, according to Pat Cannon, owner, and Lisa Greene, master designer of Beach Plum Flower Shop in Newburyport, MA. “One large backdrop for the…

Winter White with a Touch of Glam

{The Team} Greta Tucker Photography, photographer Nicole Dearing of To The Point, planner French’s Point, Stockton Springs, ME, venue A Family Affair of Maine, design & specialty rentals Bar Harbor Catering Company, catering & bar service PEAK Event Services, linen rentals Marigold Floral Studio, flowers Annie Boss & Barrett Russell, models Bear Brook Bakery, wedding cake & desserts Madeleine’s Daughter, wedding attire Gus & Ruby Letterpress, stationary Ariel Johnson Makeup, hair & makeup

A Bounty of Wedding Delights

{The Team} Katelyn Mallett Photography, photographer Josias River Farm, Cape Neddick, ME, venue Kara Patten, planner The Bar Association, specialty cocktails & bar service Kindred Earth Farm, flowers Ashley Meehan, model Andrea’s Bridal, dress by Watters Lauren Kinton, hair & makeup Marshall Tent & Event Rental, linens & place settings

Modern Boheme

{The Team} Michelle Rose, design/floral Walkers Maine, venue Heidi Kirn Weddings, photography/sourcing Maggie Inc., models Molly McCoole, bride Aron Eng, groom Minka Flowers, flowers Bear Brook Bakery, cake Ink and Thistle Press, invitation suite

Historic Venue Meets Modern Boho Style

{The Team} Lindsay Hackney Photography, photography Nicole Mower Events, planner Apotheca Flower Shoppe, florals Marshall Tent and Event Rental & Maine Prop House, rentals The Crown Boutique, makeup AMR Calligraphy, invitations Autumn Nomad, cake Maggie Sottero via Madeleine’s Daughter, dress Hair That Moves, hair Nikki Carmany and Lars Rieck, models

Hitched Heros: Jenny Cluff + Ian Harper

November 7, 2019 Cape Neddick, Maine They say third time’s the charm, and that certainly proved true in the love story of Jenny and Ian. They first met and fell in love straight out of high school, and within a year Ian had joined the Air Force. After two years—and several periods of Ian being away for training— their paths took them in different directions. A few years later they met up again and sparks flew, but Ian was stationed…

Lora Hals + Steven Schultz

September 28, 2019 Gray, Maine Having an al fresco wedding ceremony followed by dining under the stars was a top wedding wish for Lora and Steven, who said Caswell Farm had all the elements they wanted. “We loved its homey atmosphere and the fact that it had several spaces guests could enjoy. There was the farm, where they grew a lot of the vegetables we served, and then the tent where we set up games like corn hole. And if…

Amanda Boggs + Andrew Ralph

September 21, 2019 Ogunquit, Maine The beauty of art and the picturesque town of Ogunquit were two special ingredients Amanda knew she wanted to incorporate into her wedding day. Her love of art led her to get a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in printmaking, and she and Andrew chose Ogunquit as their very first vacation spot more than six years ago—and they’ve continued vacationing there every year since. The result of combining these two things? A lovely waterfront ceremony and…

Best of Seacoast Weddings: Brianna Goncalves + Eric Lacroix

June 22, 2019 Rye, New Hampshire Brianna and Eric met in their freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Although she had “zero interest” in Eric at first, she finally agreed to a date—and within a month knew for sure he was “the one.” Knowing she was a huge planner, Eric proposed on a trip to the Bahamas in December 2017 with a June 2019 wedding in mind and immediately asked his bride-to-be: “Is a year and a half enough time…