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Monica Bellevue + Daniel Markham

June 30, 2018 North Hampton, New Hampshire Monica jokes that she met Dan “the old-fashioned way”—mingling at a Boston bar. The couple had been together for five years when Dan surprised Monica with a trip to Scotland for Thanksgiving. Another surprise awaited Monica after their arrival. With Edinburgh Castle behind him, Dan proposed. “He must’ve hidden the ring in his luggage,” Monica says. Monica was eager to marry on the New Hampshire Seacoast, where she grew up. The couple exchanged…

Emma Staley + Liam Batchelder

September 23, 2017 Strafford, New Hampshire When Liam came to haul away the, um, manure at the farm where Emma was working and training in dressage, she made sure she was wearing her cutest outfits. Clearly, she saw past the muck, and soon their relationship bloomed. Liam grew up on a farm and Emma was raised riding horses, so they knew they’d want to celebrate with a barn wedding; Kitz Farm in Strafford delivered. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing…

Lauren Bailey + Michael Pratt

July 29, 2017 North Hampton, NH Family and tradition were interwoven throughout Lauren and Michael’s festive summer wedding. The couple met their freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Maine, the same school where Lauren’s parents had met years before. Her parents and sister were all married at St. Theresa Church in Rye, New Hampshire, where Lauren and Michael ultimately decided to marry. “It’s an important place for my family,” Lauren says. “It’s beautiful.” Lauren was even able to use…

Jami Styrczula + Sean Hayden

June 30, 2018 Ipswich, MA Jami and Sean are childhood sweethearts who started dating in 7th grade. The couple was relaxing on the Newburyport, Massachusetts, waterfront 16 years later when Sean, a fervent letter writer who had sent numerous letters to Jami during their relationship, handed her another one. “As soon as I finished reading it, he got down on one knee and proposed,” says Jami. A careful planner, Jami gave herself two years to map out the wedding; so,…

Emily Smith + Alexandre Klevitch

October 2, 2017 South Berwick, Maine Fall was a recurring theme of Emily and Alexandre’s wedding at historic Hamilton House in Maine. “We wanted a beautiful outdoor venue,” says Emily, “and even though we were a little early for the most dramatic foliage, we were lucky enough to have a warm fall day.” Pumpkins were part of the day’s festivities. “When we were in college, the school had a glass-blowing major, and each year we bought a handful of glass…

Megan Morgan + Nate Pelsinski

September 8, 2018 Forest Lake, Maine Talk about making an entrance! Megan waterskied into her wedding at her family’s camp on Forest Lake, wearing nothing but a white bikini and a shower cap protecting her updo, to the shock and delighted surprise of everyone except her dad, who drove the boat. As she landed at the dock and ran to the house to change, Megan looked back and grinned at Nate, who waited on the dock with the bridal party…

Jennie Shoemaker + Jeremy Galvin

June 16, 2018 Lee, New Hampshire When Jennie and Jeremy each described the same qualities they were looking for in a spouse to the same friend—commitment and devotion to family—their brilliant friend set them up. After their first date, Jennie knew Jeremy was the one. A year later, Jeremy asked Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, Maine to help him with a surprise proposal at a romantic lunch among their rows of grapevines. Jennie was surprised again to take home the first…

A Vintage Camp Elopement

Red velvet, vintage clothing, a loyal companion and snow make for a perfect inspirational backdrop. {The Team} Maxine Cadman Photography, Mary Collins of Mockingbird Photo, photographers Camp Lincoln, Kingston, NH, venue Electric Flora, flowers Ardath + Leroy, styling & clothing 5 Daughters LLC, rentals Scovotti’s Cooking and Confections, cake Studio Indigo, hair Ginger Roots Salon, makeup Sarah Carr, Todd Carr, Reid Van Keulen, Emily Hewes, Max the dog, models

Wedding Dreams Come True

A romantic wedding at a beachfront estate filled with soft blues, subtle greens and dreamy details. {The Team} Kate Preftakes Photography, design/photography Mary Trombley, Lotus Floral Designs, design/flowers Tupper Manor, Beverly, MA, venue Autumn Nomad Cakes and Café, food AMR Calligraphy, calligraphy and invitation Hairstyles by Daniela, hair Blend by Bridgette, makeup Laura Coulter McCarthy, dresses Brynn Conroy, model Peter LaRiviere, model Beatrix, model

Love on the Half Shell

A visually stunning springtime elopement in a colorful Maine oyster shop.  {The Team} Pinch Me Planning, planning Julie K. Gray Photography, photographer The Shop – Raw Bar & Shellfish Market, Portland, ME, venue Yellow Twist Floral Design, flowers Elissa Armstrong, model Rod Carkhuff, model