Browsing CategoryReal Seacoast Weddings 2022

Ariana Dimona + Dylan White

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September 11, 2021 Rye, NH A love for the New Hampshire Seacoast led Ariana and Dylan to choose Odiorne Point and the Seacoast Science Center as their wedding venue. The couple met in 2010 as freshmen at Bentley University. “Our roommates were an item, and we got dragged along on their dates,” says Ariana. “They eventually broke up, and we’re still together after a decade.” Ariana was going for a “Seacoast organic look, like we had walked along the beach and gathered the flowers.” Other coastal touches included some of the groomsmen’s custom jellyfish-print jacket linings and a tabletop boat…

Ally Girasole + Clinton Hayes

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October 2, 2021 Naples, ME A summer camp in Maine turned out to be exactly what Ally and Clinton were looking for as a place where family and friends could gather to celebrate their wedding day. “I’ve been to a million weddings, and I knew we wanted something different, a place where we could be with our family and friends for more than fours hours the day of,” says Ally. They chose Camp Mataponi for its idyllic setting on a beautiful piece of property with a lake. Of the couple’s almost 200 guests, about 140 were able to stay on…

Bailey Jones + Ryan Heber

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Bailey Jones + Ryan Heber August 21, 2021 Ipswich, MA A simple backyard wedding at her in-laws’ historic residence, lovingly known as the Blueberry Farm, was exactly what Bailey was looking for. “It’s so beautiful, it was already the perfect venue,” she says. “I always knew we’d have our wedding there. We thought it would be fun if our guests could wander through the bushes picking blueberries to take home.” The overall wedding look was meant to be light and airy, “like a posh backyard summer party,” Bailey explains. “I just wanted everything laid-back and casual.” That meant cool blue…

Helen Stamas + Bryan Walsh

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May 15, 2021 Portsmouth, NH When it came time to choose a location and vendors for their wedding, Helen and Bryan knew Portsmouth would be at the center of things. “We had a truly Seacoast wedding,” says Helen, noting that from the reception venue to her hair and makeup, flowers, and even their wedding rings, the couple chose Portsmouth—or nearby—businesses to fill their desires. “And I loved the intimacy of Little Harbor Chapel,” she says of their ceremony site, “that secluded feeling as you drive through the woods down Little Harbor Road. It really fit our motif of an intimate…

Hannah Miller + Dylan Evans

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June 19, 2021 Georgetown, ME Hannah and Dylan moved from Alabama to Maine just before COVID-19 hit, so they found themselves spending a lot of time with his brother, Dallas, and sister-in-law, Clara, at her historic family home on the ocean. “We spent pretty much every weekend together, trying to get through the pandemic,” says Hannah. “Dallas and Clara had been married there in 2018, so we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding.” She adds that she wanted to keep the day laid back and intimate, without a lot of fussiness. “I thought the property spoke for…

Laura Coyne + Josh Gerritsen

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July 31, 2021 North Haven Island, ME A serendipitous visit to North Haven Island and Turner Farm led Josh to discover the perfect wedding site. “I’d been there a few years before Laura and I met, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would be a great place to be married!’” says Josh. Laura adds, “It’s so special there. It felt like a destination wedding even though we were just off the mid-coast of Maine.” Some guests arrived by ferry, others by private charter boat—the only ways to arrive on-island. Most of their 44 guests stayed in three rented houses, and the…

Courtney Brown + Sam Larabee

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August 28, 2021 Woodstock, NH When you enjoy craft beer as much as Courtney and Sam do, it’s bound to play a part on your wedding day. “We’re big craft beer fans,” says Courtney. “In fact, our first date was at a craft beer pub in the Boston area.” As a nod to their favorite beverage, the couple performed a unity ceremony where each poured their favorite craft beer into a common glass to share. “It totally took our guests by surprise. They loved it!” Guests also took home a specially labeled wedding bottle of Woodstock’s Mosaic Pineapple Pale Ale.…

Lea Welker + Derek Kaufman

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September 4, 2021 Cape Elizabeth, ME A blind date in high school was the beginning of Lea and Derek’s love story. “We’re both from Pittsburg, and we went to neighboring high schools,” says Lea. “A friend of mine found out I didn’t have a date for my 10th grade school dance, so he set me up on a blind date with Derek. When he came to my door, I swear I’ve never had butterflies like that before!” The couple chose Cape Elizabeth for their wedding because it’s close to where they first lived together in South Portland, when Derek was…