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Perfectly Romantic

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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 team} Photographer: Kate Preftakes Planner: Events by Sorrell Models: Elisabeth and Matthew Salmonson Dress: Country Bridals and Formal Wear Flowers:…

For the Love of Horses: A Stable Inspired Wedding Shoot

Candid wedding portrait with bride and groom
simple wedding cake with floral accents at a stable inspired wedding
horse themed wedding invitations
Close up photo of brides bouquet with a beautiful range of colorful flowers done by Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
Wedding dinner table design with floral accents and goldby Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
portrait of the bride wearing her gown by Pure Bliss Bridal Boutique
bride and groom with a posing for a portrait with a horse
horse themed wedding signage with names on small horse figurines
bride and groom portrait near the horse paddock

Wedding celebrations don’t always have to be all about the bells and whistles like we see in the movies. Getting married isn’t always about the guest head count, the table seating, the dresses and it’s most certainly not all about the bridesmaids! Any engaged couples can have there own personal wedding ceremony to celebrate the love they have for one another and if you happen to own a horse barn or always wished you could get married on a farm, you are in for a treat as a creative team of wedding professionals out of Portsmouth NH and the Newburyport…

Rainy Day Elements

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seating made of hay at wedding ceremony
umbrellas for the rainy day wedding
rainy day wedding snapshot from Katherine Jane Photography

Part 2: Plan Ahead – But Not Too Far Ahead Plan ahead—but not too far ahead. Hopefully you have established a solid rain plan that you’d be just as happy having to execute as your fair weather plan. Yeah for you! For those of you who are now staring at your weather map and consulting the Farmer’s Almanac six months in advance, I’m afraid you’re adding a level of stress to your planning process that is just not necessary. When you live in New England, you’re used to having 80 degree temperatures in early fall followed by the first frost warning…

Rainy Day Elements

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No ones wishes to actually need their rain plan, but it’s important to have one and it’s even more important for you to like it.  I always tell our clients to have a plan b and sometimes a plan c and to love them as much as your fair weather plan. These plans of course usually occur when you’re hosting an outdoor wedding. This series of blog posts is going to help you create your rain plans, making sure you think of all the elements involved and what your options are in order to execute the plan if the rain…

Poetry in Motion

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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 location and elevate the barn wedding.   {the team} Photographer: Amanda Fogarty Planner: Pinch Me Planning Models: Lily Sands, Aris…

Mermaids Only! A Dip Dyed Dream Wedding Inspiration Shoot

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bride with dress blending into the sky
mermaid themed wedding signage
sea themed wedding cake
blue wedding bouquet
ocean themed wedding details
wedding portrait in the snow

As southern New Hampshire wedding professionals, it’s our job to not only provide excellent service for your wedding day itself, but also to help create trends and provide our couples with the inspiration that will make their day unforgettable. With that, we aim to be trendsetters! A style shoot that began with a vision of recycling something old; Tenley Columbare of Marry and Tux Bridal Shoppe wanted to give a discarded sample dress a second life as the star of a photo-shoot and it came to life with a dip dyed veil. Patti White of Simply Done in addition to…

The Real-Time Bride’s Guide

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Your Inside Look At A Real Bride’s Planning Process DRESS SHOPPING My favorite part of the wedding process so far was not just looking for my dream dress but the experience of finding it. It became a weekend event as we planned to go to three different places. We started in a local shop whose staff was very helpful, but I couldn’t find dresses in my size. The next stop and my least favorite was a chain bridal store. It was over crowded, their staff was rude, and the selection did not match what they had online. I was so…

A Gold Medal Affair

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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. Meeting Paralympian swimmer and model Victoria Arlen inspired Matt Grazier to develop this sweet wedding shoot with her as a bride. Despite a devastating childhood illness that left her partially paralyzed, Arlen medalled four times and set a world record in free style swimming at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Arlen’s passion and positive attitude shine in this shoot, which incorporates gold throughout as well as a hanging…

Wedding Planning Q & A

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Q: Any ideas for stretching out the fun of our wedding weekend? A: Absolutely! Consider a destination wedding with a twist. As part of an “experiential” wedding, couples might invite guests for a weekend of hiking and “glamping” (glamorous camping), according to Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Cakes in Amesbury, MA. “It’s a great way to enjoy more time with your guests,” she says. Chris Weber of The Black Tie Co. based in Portland, ME, says a big trend these days is a weekend summer camp wedding, held off-season (post Labor day), usually from mid-September through November. “You rent the entire campground…

Puppy Love

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It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. So why not include your pup in your wedding day? Whether they are part of the festivities (ring bearers or even flower girls) or a guest in the audience, take these suggestions into consideration. What’s your dog’s personality? Is he comfortable in big crowds? Is he a barker? Consider hiring a pet-sitter during the service so that you don’t have to worry. If kids are coming to your wedding, ask them to be in charge of watching your dog! An important but easily forgotten task: check to make sure that pets…