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

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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 gives me important clues about how to approach her wedding makeup. Some brides are anxious, wanting me to cover up…

A Fairytale Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

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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 lovely invitations crafted by Simply B. When their special day finally arrived, Victoria and Ryan’s fairytale wedding took place at…

Woodland Love Story

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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

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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.
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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 Brook Bakery Navy ball skirt: Donna Morgan

Vintage Romance

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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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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 of late, is equal parts tasty and work of art. Semi-naked cakes are covered in a thin layer of frosting…

Beach Dreams

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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

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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 expensive that the only people who were able to afford it were royals — in fact, Queen Elizabeth of England…

Written with Love: The Art of Wedding Invites

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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 more on how to make your wedding invitations pop with the help of foil stamping. Samantha defines foil stamping as,…

Vintage Looks Crossing Over to Modern Trends

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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 believed to be inspired by 1950’s looks worn by legends such as Audrey Hepburn. For a bride that wants a…