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A Beautiful Mess

Historic Fort Gorges, in Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, ME, is the dramatic backdrop for this stylized shoot highlighting the beauty of chaos. The design team embraced the fort’s wild, overgrown environment, exploring the unruly and unkempt with elements like wind-blown hair and food strewn about – a direct contrast to the order and perfection of most weddings. {the team} Planning + Concept: A Family Affair of Maine Photographer: Emily Delamater Model: Brianna Lueck Dress: @auntwilma Flowers: Field…

Hitched Heroes: Heather Allen + Bernard Hudgens

{2017 Seacoast Hitched Heroes} Every year, a lucky military couple is selected to be Seacoast Hitched Heroes. Wedding vendors donate their services as a thank you for the military couple’s services.  Heather and Bernard, winner of the 2017 Seacoast Hitched Heroes wedding, met at a military ball in Manchester, NH. They had an instant connection. “The commonality in our lives was undeniable,” Heather says. “We both have two children, we both love the outdoors and the ocean, we love country…

True Blue

{details} The bride’s hair/makeup are by Jessa Blades, Brooklyn, NY; Dress from Gossamater Vintage; Silky hair crown by Sara Moffat, LDBA; This photo designed by Molly O’Rourke, One & Supp, Camden, ME. A pretty blue and gold invitation by theoldmarketprintingco.com Marco Sanchez suits up in navy from J.Crew; bride Molly Barrett wears a Leanne Marshall dress from Ceremony, Boston, MA. Baby-blue bowties for the groom and groomsmen. Kevin + Emily step out in shades of blue on their wedding day at…

Eliza Hulme + Tim Glynn

October 7, 2017 Harpswell, Maine Eliza and Tim’s evocative fall wedding was held at Live Well Farm – a charming waterfront home in Harpswell, ME. Eliza had long envisioned a relaxed, barn-like property where, together, they could host an elegant, fun, laid-back and cozy wedding for their family and friends. Inspired by a variety of wedding blogs, Eliza had planned the day herself, adding fun details like a Polaroid guest book, a basket of plaid blankets for guests (a reflection…

Ali Englehardt and Rich Walters

September 19th, 2015 Rye, NH Seaside weddings aren’t unique in New England. But a wedding with a casual surf vibe… not your everyday occasion. Ali, who’s from New York, and Rich, who’s from Durban, South Africa, share a love for surfing. The couple runs Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp, a South African surfing camp and bed and breakfast; they also have close tied to the Rye, NH, surfing community. Ali knew she wanted to get married in NH. “We…

Perfectly Romantic

The great outdoors is a glorious backdrop for an impeccably styled wedding shoot. Whether your preference is rustic, garden, country, or just pure romance, there’s a wealth of ideas in these beautiful photos. Set in the middle of quaint New Hampshire town of Hancock, the Hancock Inn is the oldest inn in the state. This wedding shoot beautifully highlights the inn’s historic setting with fresh, modern touches. The result is a perfectly romantic event with a Scottish theme.   {the…

Renee Bouchard and Sam Habashy

August 7th, 2016 Lowell, MA As a wedding industry professional, Renee has been involved in thousands of weddings (she’s assistant manager of Madeleine’s Daughter, a bridal salon in Portsmouth, NH). So when she became engaged to Sam in 2016, she knew what she wanted: a surprise wedding. “I see hundreds and hundreds of weddings,” says Renee. “It’s hard to come up with something truly memorable. I wanted something unique. Fortunately, Sam was onboard with having a surprise wedding. Guests were…

Kate Legg and Mitch Brooks

November 7th, 2015 Portland, ME Kate jokes that it was Mitch’s beard that initially attracted her to his Match.com profile. Fortunately, he was also smart, funny, and worth going out with, she says, nothing “He was the right person to be around.” Kate grew up near the water in Portsmouth, NH, and she and Mitch both wanted to be married in a Seacoast community. They were especially entranced by the rough wooden beams and unfinished beauty of the Portland Company,…

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…

Poetry in Motion

The great outdoors is a glorious backdrop for an impeccably styled wedding shoot. Whether your preference is rustic, garden, country, or just pure romance, there’s a wealth of ideas in these beautiful photos. The rolling hills and mountain views of Violet Hill, a 450-acre Maine farm, are the setting of this elegant photo shoot. Inspired by an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem, the team chose lush, vibrant greens and deep royal violets, accented with bronze, to honor the shoot’s rural…