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Kara Marshall + Nolan Patten

November 29th, 2017 York, Maine “Nolan and I met in high school back in 2001. We can only describe the next 15 years as an endless game of cat and mouse-each of us taking a turn at playing one or the other. Finally in 2014, I was home from California visiting family for Christmas and saw Nolan,” Kara recalls. “After that moment, we both realized we had never given up on each other… Not long after that, I moved back…

Liz Griffith + John Mulvey

bride long veil
Cliff house maine wedding
Bride and bridemaids celebrate
groomsmen pose cliffside
invitations from madeleine's event central
nautical details and flowers
wedding dress sparkle band around waist details
versace wedding perfume

August 25th, 2017 Cape Neddick, Maine Liz met John in the high school lunch line. A new sophomore at a new high school, she was delighted when John introduced himself. “We became friends right away,” she says. They began dating soon after and, together, navigated growing up: finishing high school, transitioning to college, and entering adulthood. Through it all, their relationship endured. “It changed as we changed and grew,” Liz says. The couple discussed marriage many times but also wanted…

Cristi Pirro + Zak Schwartzman

seacoast wedding bride and groom moment
bride and groom portrait
groom getting ready with best man tying his bow tie
father emotional moment wedding
wooden wedding welcome signage
riding to ceremony in golf cart
wedding ceremony on the water
off white table settings
funny best man speech
bride in wedding dancing clothes
wedding ceremony fireworks

August 19, 2017 House Island, Portland, ME Special moments and surprises were hallmarks of Cristi and Zak’s picture-perfect wedding day on House Island, off the coast of Portland, ME. The first was the photo session before the ceremony that became one of the couple’s favorite memories. At one end of the island is an 1800-era fort, a dramatic setting for creating some captivating images. “The whole thing was very ‘Game of Thronesy,’” says Cristi. “The contrast between the fort and…

Maryam Nik Khahi + Nelson Lourenco

bride holding rose wedding bouquet
personal wedding bouquet idea
groom and groomsmen with blue watches
floral bouquet on top of wedding arch for decoration
bride and groom wedding ring exchange in portsmouth nh
portrait of nephew who is ring bearer
red and white wedding sangria stainless steel straws
wedding table place setting
rustic wedding reception dessert tray
Bride and bridesmaid dresses
Flag Hill winery wedding

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

Wedding dress from Cristina's Bridal in Andover, MA
Fun pineapple socks for groom and groomsmen
Zipping up wedding dress
Wildflower wedding bouquet on Lake Winnipesaukee
pink wedding table arrangements
Wedding boat cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee with dog
Simple wedding cake ideas with white rose flower accents
Romantic Lake Winnipesaukee wedding portrait photograph
Wedding reception tent at Lake Winnipesaukee
decorative wedding lanterns at reception
Wedding reception beach bonfire on lake Winnipesaukee

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

walking down the aisle with wedding streamers flying
Moody Mountain Farm’s historic barn wedding ceremony with a beautiful view of New Hampshire
Moody Mountain Farm barn with beautiful nighttime lighting
purple themed wedding glasses
beautiful outdoor lighting at wedding dinner
mother and daughter portrait photo
Betsy and Jim with their ceremony officiants, Rev. Gordon Crouch and Rev. John Gibbons.
family wedding moment with daughter
floral wedding arrangement with roses and peonies next to a framed romantic poem
gold David Yurman wedding bands with spiral engraving
view of the barn at moody mountain with flowers in the foreground
Wedding reception dancing in the barn at Moody Mountain

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 + 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.…

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…

Eliza Hulme + Tim Glynn

vintage wedding stationery invites and RSVP
wedding signage with plaid detailing
plaid flannel suit on groomsmen with a matching plaid scarf on bridesmaid
bride and groom walk down the aisle in black and white photograph
simple wedding cake with rose accents
unique hors d'eouvres
table settings with champagne and wine glasses
fresh oysters with cocktail sauce on top
unique wedding dessert with fruits and vegetables
black and white film style photograph of wedding reception

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…