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Pepperell Cove: A Backyard Destination Wedding

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pepperell cove wedding venue dining room overlooking harbor

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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wild flowers in hair for wedding
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tent wedding in woods of maine
maine farm weddings
farm wedding venue and barn in maine

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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wedding cake at a tented reception with flowers
Wedding cupcakes from extraordinary taste catering
Small wedding cake with big flowers from extraordinary taste
wedding cake and other wedding pastries
wedding cake from cottage street bakery with floral detail
freeze pops summer at a summer wedding
floral wedding cake with love sign on top
wedding ice cream sandwich dessert idea from Cookie Monstah
reeses chocolate peanut butter wedding cupcake
doughnut instead of a traditional wedding cake

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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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…

On the Precipice: Philbrick Photography Edge Sessions

wedding portrait above the clouds by Philbrick Photography
bridal portrait on a rock by philbrick photography
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wedding photoshoot on a cliff by philbrick photography
bride rappelling down the cliff for wedding photos
edge wedding photography by Philbrick Photography
cliffside perch wedding photo
on the edge of a cliff with philbrick photography
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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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bride and groom kiss on the beach
choose the right photographer to capture intimate moments
bride and groom photo by alanna hogan photography
bride and groom marching down the aisle after ceremony
moments before the first look
bride and groom share a moment on a rock
black and white wedding photo of bride and groom embrace
nh lakes region wedding

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

Candid wedding portrait with bride and groom
simple wedding cake with floral accents at a stable inspired wedding
horse themed wedding invitations
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
bride and groom with a posing for a portrait with a horse
horse themed wedding signage with names on small horse figurines
bride and groom portrait near the horse paddock

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,…

Rainy Day Elements

white tent against a sunny sky
seating made of hay at wedding ceremony
umbrellas for the rainy day wedding
rainy day wedding snapshot from Katherine Jane Photography

Part 2: Plan Ahead – But Not Too Far Ahead Plan ahead—but not too far ahead. Hopefully you have established a solid rain plan that you’d be just as happy having to execute as your fair weather plan. Yeah for you! For those of you who are now staring at your weather map and consulting the Farmer’s Almanac six months in advance, I’m afraid you’re adding a level of stress to your planning process that is just not necessary. When you…

Rainy Day Elements

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rain during a wedding
tent with clear side walls

No ones wishes to actually need their rain plan, but it’s important to have one and it’s even more important for you to like it.  I always tell our clients to have a plan b and sometimes a plan c and to love them as much as your fair weather plan. These plans of course usually occur when you’re hosting an outdoor wedding. This series of blog posts is going to help you create your rain plans, making sure you…

Wedding Wisdom

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SEATING CHART Ellen Braley of El’s Cards recommends a hand-painted (watercolor, in Braley’s case) statement piece that doubles as a work of art to hang in your home post-celebration: “It’s a visual reminder of those who shared your most special day.” CALLIGRAPHY “If envelope liners aren’t in your budget, a handwritten envelope is most impressive, most impactful,” says Braley, who often incorporates an element from invitations- like an oyster shell or flower- onto the envelopes as well. ESCORT CARDS These…