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Purple Reign: What the Pantone Color of the Year Means for Your Wedding

small wedding cake with big flowers
small wedding favors with thank you note attached
bridesmaids and groomsmen nh farm wedding
bridal inspiration portrait by emily delamater photography
signature wedding cocktail with blueberries
purple themed arrangements and settings
barn wedding dance floor with violet lights
floral crown on the bride

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…

Jillian + William

white ranunculus boutonniere for the groom on his blue suit
simple wedding hairstyles by new leaf salon and spa MA
engagement and wedding ring close up photography
Bride and groom pose in front of an airstream travel trailer on the farm
wedding dress embroidered in boston in time for a fall Maine wedding
The happy couple shares a kiss at their wedding venue of marianmade farm in Maine
lavender accent with individualized signage to organize seating arrangments at dinner

September 30, 2017 Wiscasset, ME On a crisp October day, off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, ME, Jillian and Bill hopped on a friend’s boat, headed for Squirrel Island, where Jillian’s family owns a home. That’s where Bill proposed, adding another reason for Jill to think of it as her “happy place.” Jillian envisioned an outdoor September wedding. The first venue Bill and his father visited, Marianmade Farm in Wiscasset, ME, proved to be the only venue the couple considered.…

Alecia Coleman + Brandon Rexford

Bride and groom kiss at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA
bridesmaid dresses
groomsmen watches
semi naked wedding cake with roses
wedding guestbook with signatures
Sapphire and diamond engagement ring close up
saltwater taffy wedding favors
Bride and groom sharing a peaceful wedding moment
summer wedding bouquet of hydrangea, garden roses, blue thistle, lavender, dusty miller, calla lilies and dahlias.
The happy couple walks down the aisle

September 23, 2017 Salisbury, MA Alecia was initially apprehensive about attending Brandon’s family reunion in North Hampton, NH. But when she arrived, to her delight, the reunion turned out to be a surprise birthday party, meticulously planned by Brandon (her boyfriend since college), in her honor. Brandon brought both of their families together for the celebration, including Alecia’s dad – who flew in from California – as well as the couple’s dog. More surprises were in store. At the end…

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…

Leah Rosenzweig + Alex Meyer

romantic bride and groom moment on the beach
clear tent wedding dinner
wedding bouquet of hellebore peonies roses astilbe eucalyptus lilacs and anenome
wood grain decorative wedding signage
earth at hidden pond mussels
directions around hidden pond wedding venue in maine
wedding polaroid picture wall
old fashioned signature wedding cocktail
earth at hidden pond wedding dinner
earth at hidden pond wedding dinner entree

May 13, 2017 Kennebunkport, ME The lush gardens of Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport provided the romantic setting for Leah and Alex’s Maine wedding in front of friends and family. The ceremony was followed by an intimate dinner, and dancing in the property’s rustic barn. Leah wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding and knew she’d found the perfect venue when she and Alex discovered Hidden Pond. In fact, the couple found wedding planning to be a lovely way to get to know…

Wedding Planning Q & A

groomsmen wedding toast their signature cocktails

Q: Are there benefits to wearing a well-tailored suit instead of a tuxedo? A: “If you don’t have the budget to buy a bespoke (custom-tailored) suit, consider the option of renting a hybrid between a tux and a suit called ‘tuit,’ (pronounced ‘toot’) says Elizabeth Dirom of Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH. “It has a less formal look – no big satin stripe down the pant leg or wide satin lapel – but it sets you and your groomsmen apart from…

Matrimonial Munchies

shrimp and champagne at the wedding dinner
blue table arrangements and placements
bacon and cucumber appetizer
clear tent at a beachfront wedding reception

Seacoast Weddings chatted with seasoned caterer and Seacoast Weddings Advisory Panel Member Peggy Liversedge of Kitchen Chicks Catering. We now have the scoop on planning for food allergies, important questions to ask your caterer, expecting the unexpected (Peggy recalls a visiting skunk who caused an entire wedding to clear out for ten minutes — “You cannot make that up!” she exclaims), and—most importantly—what makes a good caterer. A necessity for human survival, food should never be taken lightly. This is…

Under Cover: A Tent With A Splash

entrance to the wedding tend
oceanfront wedding reception on the water
nighttime wedding reception tent
blue wedding dinner tablecloths

Here in New England, we know not to depend on the weather—especially when planning for your wedding. We rely on tents to protect us from sun, rain and wind in the case that, God forbid, a wedding be interrupted by the elements. The classic white tent has always been a favorite but at Seacoast Weddings Magazine headquarters, we are intrigued by the use of color in wedding tents to add a unique flair. This can be done in two ways:…

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…