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Going Glam while Looking Natural – by Wedding Expert Makeup by Nancy

Methuen, Massachusetts Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy Every wedding and every bride have their own unique vibe. However, striking the right balance between modern trends and timeless appeal is something every wedding must contend with. When I work with a bride on her wedding day, I ask a lot of questions about her usual makeup routine and the wedding itself. I often ask a bride to share a photo of herself when she felt more beautiful. This…

Cayt Norris | Violinist and Fiddle Professional

Music is the strongest form of magic. – Alitases Congratulations on your engagement! Weddings are magical and exquisite by their nature. Of the many beautiful wedding joys such as flowers, gowns, scenery, and cuisine, my clients consistently tell me that music is what touched them and their guests the most. Live acoustic music has a profound effect which can move the soul and bring your love to life like nothing else can. It would be my great pleasure and privilege…

A Fairytale Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

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Newburyport, Massachusetts Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy. How do you create the perfect wedding? The obvious answer is, “with true love.” So, then what comes once you’ve found that? Victoria and Ryan created their perfect wedding with the perfect stylists, vendors, and details, of course! But first, it all starts with those pristine little envelopes containing invitations to join the bride and groom as they take their vows of forever and always. In this case, all attendees received…

Pepperell Cove: A Backyard Destination Wedding

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A Backyard Destination Wedding With the ebb and flow of the ocean at our doorsteps and the constant cacophony of crashing waves resounding in our every-day background, we are lucky to be able to call the Seacoast our home. Caught up in the daily bustle, we can sometimes grow numb to the beguiling views and natural magic that this place offers. With a gentle nudge, Seacoast Weddings Magazine reminds you that there are stunning views (accompanied by a smattering of…

Vacationland Venture: A True Maine Wedding

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There is a beautiful plurality to the state of Maine that has attracted travelers for decades, commemorated in the state’s nickname “Vacationland.” On the one hand, there are hundreds of miles of farmland giving birth to potatoes, blueberries and corn. Elsewhere, there are luscious forests that harbor swaying birch trees and fragrant pine trees, intersected by burbling rivers and streams. Travel farther east and there are exquisite coast lines marked with fishermen’s boats, jagged cliff lines, and cawing gulls. Maine’s…

I’m Sweet on You: Lip-Smacking Wedding Dessert Trends

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A sugary dessert is an integral part of every wedding; a hit of sugar gives people the energy to boogie on the dance floor. We’ve heard of treats ranging from cakes to cupcakes to crullers. Seacoast Weddings Magazine panelist member Jennifer Williamson from Jenny’s Wedding Cakes shared her insights on the most mouth-watering dessert trends. We talked wedding dessert trends, amping up frosting decor, and the importance of a fully stocked cupcake table. The semi-naked cake, a popular wedding trend…

Written with Love: The Art of Wedding Invites

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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…

On the Precipice: Philbrick Photography Edge Sessions

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Imagine standing on the precipice of a 30-foot cliff. Now, picture yourself adorned in full wedding regalia. Philbrick Photography partners with daring couples to capture breathtaking and thrilling images of couples doing just this — all without Photoshop. The series, called the Edge Sessions, began ten years ago. It all started during Jay Philbrick’s professional climbing guide days. Jay is now a photographer who works in partnership with Vicki, his wife of 30 years. He had been inspired by Cathedral…

Choosing The Right Photographer To Tell Your Story

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Hello and welcome! It’s lovely to “meet” you here in this corner of the web. I’m Alanna, a seacoast wedding and couples photographer serving New Hampshire, Maine and beyond. I’m passionate about love stories and the beautiful celebration of a lifelong commitment. My clients trust me to tell their unique love story, with all its perfect imperfections, and they value moments over portraits—the honest, the joyful, the intimate. These moments are what I live for, what inspire me, as a…

For the Love of Horses: A Stable Inspired Wedding Shoot

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Close up photo of brides bouquet with a beautiful range of colorful flowers done by Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
Wedding dinner table design with floral accents and goldby Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
portrait of the bride wearing her gown by Pure Bliss Bridal Boutique
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Wedding celebrations don’t always have to be all about the bells and whistles like we see in the movies. Getting married isn’t always about the guest head count, the table seating, the dresses and it’s most certainly not all about the bridesmaids! Any engaged couples can have there own personal wedding ceremony to celebrate the love they have for one another and if you happen to own a horse barn or always wished you could get married on a farm,…