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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…

More Color, More Fun! Add More than White to Your Wedding Recipe!

wild red and blue bouquet with matching dress

Over the years, the wedding recipe has become perfected: white dress+black suit+perfect 3 tiered cake=wedding! The question is, where did all these ingredients come from? Rumored to stem from Queen Victoria’s 1840 union to Prince Albert, to which she wore a white dress, the tradition has become perhaps the most recognizable ingredient of the wedding recipe. However while we have traditions, there are really no rules! Your wedding day is all about you, and expressing the tastes of you and…

Why My Wedding Bouquet Is Now A Piece of My History

bouquet made up of unique personal brooches

My now husband Todd, popped the question on Christmas Eve 2016; I was completely surprised! The next day, we joined my family at their home to celebrate the holiday and our engagement. That day I told my mother that I wanted to have brooch bouquet. Of all the decisions to come, I had that one figured out. I knew I had wanted that type of bouquet for some time, I had seen them in magazines and I really liked the…

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…

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,…

Rainy Day Elements

white tent against a sunny sky
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…

Rainy Day Elements

rain during a maine wedding
rain during a wedding
tent with clear side walls

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…