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Maryam Nik Khahi + Nelson Lourenco

September 4, 2017 Rye and Portsmouth, New Hampshire An international romance culminating in a stateside wedding can be challenging at best — even more so when one of the couple is Iranian, as bride Maryam Nik Khahi discovered while planning her wedding day with her groom, American citizen Nelson Lourenco. Some challenges were easily solved, others not so much, but in the end the two celebrated their love. The day started with two ceremonies. “I wanted a ceremony under the…

Katherine Cain + George Stevens

September 23, 2017 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Katherine and George took a weekend trip to Burlington, VT, accompanied by Shea, Katherine’s English springer spaniel. After exploring the town, they took a walk along the shore of Lake Champlain, where George proposed. The first thing I did was ask Shea what he thought!” Katherine exclaims (fortunately, he didn’t have any objections). George grew up on Lake Winnipesaukee, and he and Katherine were eager to introduce the lake to family and friends. “It’s…

Betsy Gardella + Jim Smith

August 19, 2017 Wolfeboro, NH Betsy Gardella and Jim Smith’s summer wedding, in a meadow overlooking the Ossipee Mountains, was uniquely New Hampshire. “I wanted to give our guests, many of whom were coming from out of state, a New Hampshire experience,” says Betsy. “We thought it would be lovely to be married on a farm.” The couple, who met through a friend and business associate of Betsy’s, hoped for a September wedding, but the venues they wanted were booked.…

Jillian Bannister + William Shaheen

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.…

Leah Rosenzweig + Alex Meyer

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…

Eliza Hulme + Tim Glynn

October 7, 2017 Harpswell, Maine Eliza and Tim’s evocative fall wedding was held at Live Well Farm – a charming waterfront home in Harpswell, ME. Eliza had long envisioned a relaxed, barn-like property where, together, they could host an elegant, fun, laid-back and cozy wedding for their family and friends. Inspired by a variety of wedding blogs, Eliza had planned the day herself, adding fun details like a Polaroid guest book, a basket of plaid blankets for guests (a reflection…

Ali Englehardt and Rich Walters

September 19th, 2015 Rye, NH Seaside weddings aren’t unique in New England. But a wedding with a casual surf vibe… not your everyday occasion. Ali, who’s from New York, and Rich, who’s from Durban, South Africa, share a love for surfing. The couple runs Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp, a South African surfing camp and bed and breakfast; they also have close tied to the Rye, NH, surfing community. Ali knew she wanted to get married in NH. “We…

Renee Bouchard and Sam Habashy

August 7th, 2016 Lowell, MA As a wedding industry professional, Renee has been involved in thousands of weddings (she’s assistant manager of Madeleine’s Daughter, a bridal salon in Portsmouth, NH). So when she became engaged to Sam in 2016, she knew what she wanted: a surprise wedding. “I see hundreds and hundreds of weddings,” says Renee. “It’s hard to come up with something truly memorable. I wanted something unique. Fortunately, Sam was onboard with having a surprise wedding. Guests were…

Kate Legg and Mitch Brooks

November 7th, 2015 Portland, ME Kate jokes that it was Mitch’s beard that initially attracted her to his Match.com profile. Fortunately, he was also smart, funny, and worth going out with, she says, nothing “He was the right person to be around.” Kate grew up near the water in Portsmouth, NH, and she and Mitch both wanted to be married in a Seacoast community. They were especially entranced by the rough wooden beams and unfinished beauty of the Portland Company,…

Elizabeth Schurgin and Sam Lindo

September 26th, 2015 Rockpork, MA Music played a starring role at Elizabeth and Sam’s wedding ceremony at the stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA. Elizabeth, a pianist, is executive director of the DC Youth Orchestra Program in Washington, DC; music is an integral part of the couple’s lives. Rather than extensive readings during their ceremony, the couple planned three musical pieces, performed by friends and set against a picture-perfect view of Rockport Harbor. Elizabeth surprised Sam with a…