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Floral Design with Outdoor Pride

By Debra Sleeper of Outdoor Pride Goodbye 2015 and hello 2016!  As we wrap up another year, let’s pause and reflect on the past as we look forward to new beginnings in the New Year! Perhaps over the holidays you’ve recently become engaged or have been engaged for a while now?  Are you in the throes of wedding planning and feeling overwhelmed? Do you seek floral inspiration and ideas for your upcoming nuptials? During these” less than balmy” months of…

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more

Angelita Lim

I saw that you were perfect

Winter Romance

New Englanders embrace winter. What’s not to love about getting married during the coldest season? Magnificent scenic views, softly falling snow, a cracking fire, snugly fur wraps, and toasty warm drinks – they go hand-in-hand with the season. These photos feature real winter weddings as well as seasonal inspiration from the area’s most talented wedding photographers and vendors. Check back in throughout the year to see more Winter Romance albums we have in store for you! Winter Bride Rachel Kenyon…

Bye Bye Monochrome, Hello Bold Bride

By Malinda Macari, Owner of Your Dream Bridal Today’s brides have more flexibility in bridalwear than ever before – a true testament to the power of the evolving bridal fashion industry. Women are encouraged to wear not only what they feel most comfortable in, but what captures their style completely. They are (thankfully) no longer limited to choosing only from traditional gowns in white or eggshell, but are encouraged to embrace new fabrics, colors and accessories to show their personality…

I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes

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I look at you

Tips & Trends

Lighting, photography, style and other tips and trends from our experts TIP: Create a Reception Timeline When’s the right time to leave your wedding reception? Don’t leave the decision up to guests. Create a timeline that ensures people have enough time to socialize, eat and shake it on the dance floor, but closes down the party before eyelids start to droop. Five hours is a standard length for a reception, says Fausto Pifferrer of Blue Elephant Events & Catering in…

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?

George Eliot

What greater thing

The 2016 Big Day Wedding Showcase is here!

Detailed Engagements is happy to have partnered with the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce to bring to you the 2nd Annual 2016 Big day Wedding Showcase! Are you engaged? Congratulations!! You have a lot of planning to do but first let’s celebrate! Please join us on Sunday March 6th from 12-3pm at the Ipswich Country Club for the best wedding show north of Boston! This year’s wedding showcase will be our biggest one yet! Are you engaged and planning your wedding?…

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

If you can’t handle me at my worst

News from Love Affair!

Photo Credit: Justin Hammond Photography

The Wedding Belle & Love Affair have combined forces, merging into one, in hopes to provide each client with outstanding vendor recommendations, wedding planning experience, and event possibilities! The Wedding Belle has 12 seasons of experience planning weddings in New England. They have a variety of planning packages available; from a simple consultation to full wedding weekend planning – there is a package for every couple. Love Affair is an event vendor hub, with the best local vendors recommendations to…