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Winter White with a Touch of Glam

{The Team} Greta Tucker Photography, photographer Nicole Dearing of To The Point, planner French’s Point, Stockton Springs, ME, venue A Family Affair of Maine, design & specialty rentals Bar Harbor Catering Company, catering & bar service PEAK Event Services, linen rentals Marigold Floral Studio, flowers Annie Boss & Barrett Russell, models Bear Brook Bakery, wedding cake & desserts Madeleine’s Daughter, wedding attire Gus & Ruby Letterpress, stationary Ariel Johnson Makeup, hair & makeup

Ali Donnermeyer + Adam Whitman

New Hampshire natives Ali Donnermeyer and Adam Whitman had an adventurous wedding-planning experience for their August 2020 nuptials — and that was before Ali’s mother was hospitalized with COVID-19. Living in Colorado, they wanted their community of international friends and family to understand that New Hampshire wasn’t all woods and moose; they wanted their guests to experience the beauty of the Seacoast where they had grown up boating and beaching along New Hampshire’s 18-mile coastline. After a rigorous search, the…

Stephanie Cowley + Jason Blanchette

June 29, 2019 York, Maine Jason proposed to Stephanie in workout clothes. The couple was on vacation with their friends hiking through Acadia. Stopping to catch their breath at a spot where mussels, rocks, and ocean converged with the trail, Jason handed Stephanie a book. It was filled with pictures from moments together. On the last page it read, Steph, Here’s to the next chapter in our story. “When I looked up, he was down on one knee and all…

A Bounty of Wedding Delights

{The Team} Katelyn Mallett Photography, photographer Josias River Farm, Cape Neddick, ME, venue Kara Patten, planner The Bar Association, specialty cocktails & bar service Kindred Earth Farm, flowers Ashley Meehan, model Andrea’s Bridal, dress by Watters Lauren Kinton, hair & makeup Marshall Tent & Event Rental, linens & place settings

Hitched Heros: Jenny Cluff + Ian Harper

November 7, 2019 Cape Neddick, Maine They say third time’s the charm, and that certainly proved true in the love story of Jenny and Ian. They first met and fell in love straight out of high school, and within a year Ian had joined the Air Force. After two years—and several periods of Ian being away for training— their paths took them in different directions. A few years later they met up again and sparks flew, but Ian was stationed…

Danielle Carbonneau + Tyler Abbott

September 14, 2019 Harrisville, New Hampshire Mayfair Farm was central in Tyler and Danielle’s planning. What first drew them to this location? “I loved that it is very natural,” says Danielle. “It’s not pretentious.” The apple orchard on site was another draw, reminiscent of the orchard near Danielle’s childhood home. “I wanted our wedding to be simple, clean, unassuming,” she says. “And really, really fun. The dancing was one of the most important parts.” Getting ready on her wedding day,…

Amanda Boggs + Andrew Ralph

September 21, 2019 Ogunquit, Maine The beauty of art and the picturesque town of Ogunquit were two special ingredients Amanda knew she wanted to incorporate into her wedding day. Her love of art led her to get a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in printmaking, and she and Andrew chose Ogunquit as their very first vacation spot more than six years ago—and they’ve continued vacationing there every year since. The result of combining these two things? A lovely waterfront ceremony and…

Cailin Fitzpatrick + Tony Shipani

September 28, 2019 Rowley, Massachusetts Tony Shipani planned to surprise Cailin Fitzpatrick while on vacation: He envisioned proposing to her with an engagement ring that he had designed. Things took a turn when the ring got lost in the mail. On a balmy summer day, Tony resorted to his back-up plan: bringing Cailin (and their dog Benny) to their favorite park. “I turned back twice because it was so hot,” says Cailin. “I wanted nothing to do with it.” Tony…

Best of Seacoast Weddings: Brianna Goncalves + Eric Lacroix

June 22, 2019 Rye, New Hampshire Brianna and Eric met in their freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Although she had “zero interest” in Eric at first, she finally agreed to a date—and within a month knew for sure he was “the one.” Knowing she was a huge planner, Eric proposed on a trip to the Bahamas in December 2017 with a June 2019 wedding in mind and immediately asked his bride-to-be: “Is a year and a half enough time…

Elinor Albin + George Eichman IV

September 28, 2019 Raymond, Maine Elinor and George met at a housewarming party—George knew the woman and the guy was the brother-in-law of a friend of Elinor’s. Elinor went to the party alone and spent time chatting with George, amazed at how at ease they were with each other having just met. Elinor’s boyfriend eventually joined her. George offered them a ride home. Elinor and George sat in front continuing their easy going conversation. But Elinor had a boyfriend and…