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Woodland Love Story

wild bouquet with white roses and ferns
wildflower boutonniere with lots of different flowers
rustic cabin wedding inspiration
mushroom on plate
assorted wild flowers on table
table and flower inspiration
maine woods wedding inspiration

Inspired by the natural beauty of the woods around Waterford, Maine, photographer Jessie Dineen uses the magic of nature—lush mosses, ferns, natural light, and looming pine trees—to tell her backwoods Maine love story. {The Team}  Photographer & Concept: Jessie Dineen Photography Models: Dalton Rice + Tayla Smedberg Dress: Versace + BHLDN Flowers: Harmon’s Floral Co. Hair: Kristina Wilson Makeup: Allie Braley

On the Marsh

summertime wedding table settings
The bride and groom wear vintage clothing and accessories by Ardath + Leroy.
A lace blouse, gauzy blue skirt and vintage hat add to the bride’s bohemian style. Navy ball skirt from Donna Morgan.
NH wedding oyster themed stationery by Blush and Birch Paper close up
NH wedding stationery by Blush and Birch Paper
The bride’s multi-textured bouquet includes flowering dogwood branches, skimmia, thistle green jackpot, poppy pods, viburnum, white peony tulip and hosta leaves.
Gold-edged shells top a blue wedding cake by Bear Brook Bakery.

The essence of coastal Maine is captured in this contemporary stylized shoot, photographed at On the Marsh Bistro in Kennebunkport. Crisp navy blue and white contrasts with natural wood, glass and metal, for a look inspired by the colors and textures of the Seacoast. {the team} Photographer & concept: Karen Sigler Design Venue & catering: On the Marsh Bistro Rentals: Savvy Event Rental Flowers: Minka Fine Flowers Invitations: Blush and Birch Paper Clothing and accessories: Ardath + Leroy Cake: Bear…

Vintage Romance

wedding donuts on wood grain table
sparkling rose in decorated champagne glasses
sparkling rose at wedding
spring floral wedding bouquet with ranunculus, astilbe, anemones, David Austin roses, maiden hair fern and peonies.
rustic vintage wedding menu decorative signage
classic wedding place setting
rustic wedding table arrangement with candles

Photographed at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts, this romantic shoot is enhanced by the home’s eclectic medieval and Arts and Crafts style. Spring florals, softly lit candles, sparkling rosÉ, and delectable donuts add to the allure.   {the team} Photographer & Concept: Newbury Photography Venue: Willowdale Estate Model: Andrea Cadigan Dress: BHLDN Flowers: 33 Munroe and Lotus Floral Designs Donuts: Union Square Donuts Drink: 90+ Cellars Invitations: 33 Munroe Rentals: New England Country Rentals and Kadeema Rentals    

I’m Sweet on You: Lip-Smacking Wedding Dessert Trends

wedding dessert fig fruit
wedding cake at a tented reception with flowers
Wedding cupcakes from extraordinary taste catering
Small wedding cake with big flowers from extraordinary taste
wedding cake and other wedding pastries
wedding cake from cottage street bakery with floral detail
freeze pops summer at a summer wedding
floral wedding cake with love sign on top
wedding ice cream sandwich dessert idea from Cookie Monstah
reeses chocolate peanut butter wedding cupcake
doughnut instead of a traditional wedding cake

A sugary dessert is an integral part of every wedding; a hit of sugar gives people the energy to boogie on the dance floor. We’ve heard of treats ranging from cakes to cupcakes to crullers. Seacoast Weddings Magazine panelist member Jennifer Williamson from Jenny’s Wedding Cakes shared her insights on the most mouth-watering dessert trends. We talked wedding dessert trends, amping up frosting decor, and the importance of a fully stocked cupcake table. The semi-naked cake, a popular wedding trend…

Beach Dreams

wedding bouquet full of roses and wildflowers
signature wedding cocktail in martini glass
wedding hour d'oeuvres from Fire & Co.
rustic beach wedding
semi naked wedding cake with blackberries
romantic beach wedding

Fun and laid-back best describe this beach elopement, conceived by Courtney Elizabeth Media. Photographed at dusk on Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine, its casual vibe is reflected by the vintage cherry-red pick up truck, rustic food and cocktails, and the couple’s playful attitude. {the team} Photographer and concept: Courtney Elizabeth Media Coordination: Kait Johnson Dress: Andrea’s Bridal Cake: A little Suga Suit: J. Crew Flowers: Yellow Twist Floral Design Catering: Fire & Co Hair and makeup: Reeve Baker      …

Purple Reign: What the Pantone Color of the Year Means for Your Wedding

small wedding cake with big flowers
small wedding favors with thank you note attached
bridesmaids and groomsmen nh farm wedding
bridal inspiration portrait by emily delamater photography
signature wedding cocktail with blueberries
purple themed arrangements and settings
barn wedding dance floor with violet lights
floral crown on the bride

Last December, Pantone named Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year, a shade known for its spirituality and hopefulness, full of drama and emotion. In a press release, Pantone described that “Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” This color has been well-loved throughout history: During Ancient times in the Phoenician city of Tyre, the color was made from the mucus of sea snails. By the 16th century, the color was so…

Written with Love: The Art of Wedding Invites

fancy wedding invites with gold detailing
gold wedding stationery
blue and gold stationery set
gold print on wedding invitation
gold text wedding invites and RSVP

Before the rehearsals, parties, rings, merriment and dancing of your wedding, your celebration will kicked off with a wedding invitation. In a world of paperless invitations and email, we at Seacoast Weddings believe in the magic of snail mail, especially when it’s delivering wedding news! Nothing beats a beautiful and personable invitation that captures the essence of your wedding aesthetic. We talked with Seacoast Weddings Advisory Panel Member and co-owner of Gus & Ruby Letterpress Samantha Finigan to find out…

Vintage Looks Crossing Over to Modern Trends

Trends change over time, that’s a given; we can especially see this within the fashion industry. However, we occasionally see trends from the past coming back into modern style. Take crop tops from the 90’s or peasant shirts from the 70’s. Both trends have made a triumphant return into modern fashion. We see this happening with wedding dress styles as well. Many articles have identified short dresses as being one of the leading trends for 2018 weddings. The trend is…

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…

Seaside Soiree

popping champagne bottle on the nh beach
caprese wedding hors d'oeuvres
whoopie pies next to wedding flowers
candid portrait by freebird photography nh
rock candy in champagne
wedding table setting with floral accents
hot chocolate with marshmellows and candy cane
Charcuterie wedding appetizers
rose wine at wedding dinner
pouring champagne over shebert sorbet
shot with colorful sprinkles or candy on the glass rim
champagne on the beach
wedding party lights sparklers at the beach
hot cocoa station for a winter wedding
cocktail hour on the beach
unique wine glasses and champagne flutes
wedding toast with champagne
champagne and sherbet
close up a grey bridesmaid dress with pink bouquet

Who says you can’t throw on a floor-length gown and have an evening to remember with your favorite couple friends?  This New Years Eve inspired styled shoot was a mix of sophisticated yet fun and playful. The looks were created to compliment each of the ladies dress choices ranging from romantic updos to styling natural curls. Makeup was glamorous and fun with lashes and light shimmers to compliment the NYE them. This shoot took place at one of the most…