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After the Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Classy Photoshoots with Your Bridesmaids Dress Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy The wedding bells rang, the cake was eaten, and the bride and groom left for the tropics of wherever to celebrate the start of their life together. As for you? Well, you have a beautiful bridesmaids dress to remember the occasion, but what if that stunning look didn’t have to sit in your closet? Too often these colorful and form-fitting dresses rot away in darkness, never…

Gabrielle and Nick – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NH Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy Creating a stunning, Persian-inspired wedding makeup look was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a makeup artist, and it makes me beyond proud of what I do. Being a part of such a beautiful celebration was absolutely unforgettable. Of course, it takes a village to pull of this level of perfection; before I delve into my wonderful experience at Nick and Gabrielle’s wedding, I…

The Ultimate New England Bachelorette Party — A Styled Vintage Photo Shoot!

Newburyport, MA Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy When it comes to your bachelorette party, you want it to be something everyone will remember forever. Paint parties, nightclubs, and regular old restaurant events are completely overdone. If you’re trying to come up with a theme that is totally unique for your bachelorette party, look no further! A styled vintage photo shoot is possibly the most perfect event you could throw. Not only will you have so much fun doing…

Making Vintage Feel Modern – 1950’s Styled Wedding Shoot

Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy. Vintage weddings are some of my favorites to be a part of and today, they have become a common wedding theme.  I recently helped form a team to recreate a 1950’s themed wedding with some amazing and talented models. As the attire and décor unfolded, I was immediately back in an era of soda shops, sock hops, and drive-in movies. It was also clear that there’s an art to creating a vintage vibe…

Going Glam while Looking Natural – by Wedding Expert Makeup by Nancy

Methuen, Massachusetts Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy Every wedding and every bride have their own unique vibe. However, striking the right balance between modern trends and timeless appeal is something every wedding must contend with. When I work with a bride on her wedding day, I ask a lot of questions about her usual makeup routine and the wedding itself. I often ask a bride to share a photo of herself when she felt more beautiful. This…

A Fairytale Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

bride at plum island airport
airplane shaped cufflinks for groom
plum island airport wedding
wedding ceremony at plum island airport

Newburyport, Massachusetts Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy. How do you create the perfect wedding? The obvious answer is, “with true love.” So, then what comes once you’ve found that? Victoria and Ryan created their perfect wedding with the perfect stylists, vendors, and details, of course! But first, it all starts with those pristine little envelopes containing invitations to join the bride and groom as they take their vows of forever and always. In this case, all attendees received…

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

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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…