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Springtime Love and Puppy Dog Kisses – By Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Springtime Love and Puppy Dog Kisses at Turner Hill Mansion Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy  Love was in the air this past June at the Turner Hill Mansion in Ipswich, MA. There were blue skies, bright smiles, and enough puppy dog kisses for everyone’s delight. Catherine & Jeff scored a beautiful day to celebrate their happily ever after. Along with the blue skies, the bridal party’s blue gowns and suits perfectly complemented a wonderful day and lovely…

Modern Boheme

{The Team} Michelle Rose, design/floral Walkers Maine, venue Heidi Kirn Weddings, photography/sourcing Maggie Inc., models Molly McCoole, bride Aron Eng, groom Minka Flowers, flowers Bear Brook Bakery, cake Ink and Thistle Press, invitation suite

Q & A!

Love at First Bite Written by Amanda Easter and Pat Chaudoin   Q: How can I create an Instagram-worthy cocktail? A: Instagram is all about what you see, so make your cocktails pretty in addition to being tasty. “Using an embellished or engraved glass on top of a customized coaster can be really beautiful,” says Nicole Mower, owner of Nicole Mower Weddings and Events, Kittery, ME. “It’s all about the little details. For example, as more people choose to forego…

Tips and Trends!

{solutions to make your big day the best EVER} Witten by: Amanda Easter & Pat Chaudoin   TIP: CREATE A FLORAL WALL Hoping to “wow” your guests? Then a floral wall could be just the thing! “It personalizes the event beautifully,” says Nadra Edgerley, owner of Nadra Photography in Scarborough, ME. And it can be very versatile, according to Pat Cannon, owner, and Lisa Greene, master designer of Beach Plum Flower Shop in Newburyport, MA. “One large backdrop for the…

Historic Venue Meets Modern Boho Style

{The Team} Lindsay Hackney Photography, photography Nicole Mower Events, planner Apotheca Flower Shoppe, florals Marshall Tent and Event Rental & Maine Prop House, rentals The Crown Boutique, makeup AMR Calligraphy, invitations Autumn Nomad, cake Maggie Sottero via Madeleine’s Daughter, dress Hair That Moves, hair Nikki Carmany and Lars Rieck, models

Christen Reardon + Micah Moreau

December 30, 2018 Portland, Maine Christen laughs when she says that she and Micah met the “traditional way”—online. They were both living in Boston and found each other on the dating site Hinge. While on their first date, Christen was a bit discouraged to learn that Micah was moving to Vermont. But they hit it off so well that they went ahead with the long-distance relationship thing—even when she moved from Boston to New York. Micah ended up moving there.…

Jennifer + Scott – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Salisbury Beach Wedding Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy Jennifer and Scott tied the knot on September 14, 2019, in Salisbury, MA. They were wed at the Star of the Sea Parish Church and celebrated afterwards at the Blue Ocean Event Center. The bride, groom and wedding party were styled by Marry & Tux Bridal Shoppe. The night was perfection from start to finish. The bride’s wedding planning covered every detail, from the groom’s nautical cuff links to…

Monica Bellevue + Daniel Markham

June 30, 2018 North Hampton, New Hampshire Monica jokes that she met Dan “the old-fashioned way”—mingling at a Boston bar. The couple had been together for five years when Dan surprised Monica with a trip to Scotland for Thanksgiving. Another surprise awaited Monica after their arrival. With Edinburgh Castle behind him, Dan proposed. “He must’ve hidden the ring in his luggage,” Monica says. Monica was eager to marry on the New Hampshire Seacoast, where she grew up. The couple exchanged…

Emma Staley + Liam Batchelder

September 23, 2017 Strafford, New Hampshire When Liam came to haul away the, um, manure at the farm where Emma was working and training in dressage, she made sure she was wearing her cutest outfits. Clearly, she saw past the muck, and soon their relationship bloomed. Liam grew up on a farm and Emma was raised riding horses, so they knew they’d want to celebrate with a barn wedding; Kitz Farm in Strafford delivered. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing…

Lauren Bailey + Michael Pratt

July 29, 2017 North Hampton, NH Family and tradition were interwoven throughout Lauren and Michael’s festive summer wedding. The couple met their freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Maine, the same school where Lauren’s parents had met years before. Her parents and sister were all married at St. Theresa Church in Rye, New Hampshire, where Lauren and Michael ultimately decided to marry. “It’s an important place for my family,” Lauren says. “It’s beautiful.” Lauren was even able to use…