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Check out these solutions to make your big day the best ever. Tip: Put a Pin In It. Pinterest is great for collecting ideas and sharing them with vendors, friends and family but when is enough enough?  “Pinterest is a love-hate for anyone who does design work,” says Heidi Hamblett of Flowers by Leslie in Portsmouth, NH. “It helps me figure out what clients want. But once you’ve made a decision, stick with it!” Caterer Peggy Liversidge of Kitchen Chicks…

Betsy Gardella + Jim Smith

walking down the aisle with wedding streamers flying
Moody Mountain Farm’s historic barn wedding ceremony with a beautiful view of New Hampshire
Moody Mountain Farm barn with beautiful nighttime lighting
purple themed wedding glasses
beautiful outdoor lighting at wedding dinner
mother and daughter portrait photo
Betsy and Jim with their ceremony officiants, Rev. Gordon Crouch and Rev. John Gibbons.
family wedding moment with daughter
floral wedding arrangement with roses and peonies next to a framed romantic poem
gold David Yurman wedding bands with spiral engraving
view of the barn at moody mountain with flowers in the foreground
Wedding reception dancing in the barn at Moody Mountain

August 19, 2017 Wolfeboro, NH Betsy Gardella and Jim Smith’s summer wedding, in a meadow overlooking the Ossipee Mountains, was uniquely New Hampshire. “I wanted to give our guests, many of whom were coming from out of state, a New Hampshire experience,” says Betsy. “We thought it would be lovely to be married on a farm.” The couple, who met through a friend and business associate of Betsy’s, hoped for a September wedding, but the venues they wanted were booked.…

Jillian + William

white ranunculus boutonniere for the groom on his blue suit
simple wedding hairstyles by new leaf salon and spa MA
engagement and wedding ring close up photography
Bride and groom pose in front of an airstream travel trailer on the farm
wedding dress embroidered in boston in time for a fall Maine wedding
The happy couple shares a kiss at their wedding venue of marianmade farm in Maine
lavender accent with individualized signage to organize seating arrangments at dinner

September 30, 2017 Wiscasset, ME On a crisp October day, off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, ME, Jillian and Bill hopped on a friend’s boat, headed for Squirrel Island, where Jillian’s family owns a home. That’s where Bill proposed, adding another reason for Jill to think of it as her “happy place.” Jillian envisioned an outdoor September wedding. The first venue Bill and his father visited, Marianmade Farm in Wiscasset, ME, proved to be the only venue the couple considered.…

Leah Rosenzweig + Alex Meyer

romantic bride and groom moment on the beach
clear tent wedding dinner
wedding bouquet of hellebore peonies roses astilbe eucalyptus lilacs and anenome
wood grain decorative wedding signage
earth at hidden pond mussels
directions around hidden pond wedding venue in maine
wedding polaroid picture wall
old fashioned signature wedding cocktail
earth at hidden pond wedding dinner
earth at hidden pond wedding dinner entree

May 13, 2017 Kennebunkport, ME The lush gardens of Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport provided the romantic setting for Leah and Alex’s Maine wedding in front of friends and family. The ceremony was followed by an intimate dinner, and dancing in the property’s rustic barn. Leah wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding and knew she’d found the perfect venue when she and Alex discovered Hidden Pond. In fact, the couple found wedding planning to be a lovely way to get to know…

A Beautiful Mess

seacoast nh wedding inspiration
semi naked wedding cake with orange chocolate and pomegranate
lobster wedding dinner idea
a beautiful mess wedding inspiration
semi naked wedding cake with orange chocolate and pomegranate
a beautiful mess wedding table arrangement inspiration
wedding invite inspiration
pomegranate and lavender wedding accents
a beautiful mess non-traditional wedding inspiration
seacoast wedding with scattered rose petals inspiration

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

military wedding portrait
navy inspired wedding cake
rose wedding bouquet
wedding guest book
bride and groom first dance photo

{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

portrait of bride wearing a floral crown
blue and gold wedding invitations
bride and groom walking down the aisle after ceremony
light blue bowties for groomsmen
bride and groom look at the water from the dock
dark blue marbled wedding cake
fabric wedding signage
bridesmaids in blue dresses with beautiful white bouquets
oyster shaped wedding invitation
decorative wedding napkin
boutonniere on the groom's non-traditional lapel
blue wedding dinner table and place settings
young ringbearers smiling for the camera
groom's pocket square with accompanying flower
lobster pot buoy wedding decoration
blue wedding bouquet and matching dress
barn wedding interior with dinner tables and place settings
wildflowers on a wedding place setting
blue wedding signage and invitations
wide angle portrait in the mountains
diamond wedding and engagement rings close up

{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

vintage wedding stationery invites and RSVP
wedding signage with plaid detailing
plaid flannel suit on groomsmen with a matching plaid scarf on bridesmaid
bride and groom walk down the aisle in black and white photograph
simple wedding cake with rose accents
unique hors d'eouvres
table settings with champagne and wine glasses
fresh oysters with cocktail sauce on top
unique wedding dessert with fruits and vegetables
black and white film style photograph of wedding reception

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…