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Stephanie Cowley + Jason Blanchette

June 29, 2019 York, Maine Jason proposed to Stephanie in workout clothes. The couple was on vacation with their friends hiking through Acadia. Stopping to catch their breath at a spot where mussels, rocks, and ocean converged with the trail, Jason handed Stephanie a book. It was filled with pictures from moments together. On the last page it read, Steph, Here’s to the next chapter in our story. “When I looked up, he was down on one knee and all…

Cailin Fitzpatrick + Tony Shipani

September 28, 2019 Rowley, Massachusetts Tony Shipani planned to surprise Cailin Fitzpatrick while on vacation: He envisioned proposing to her with an engagement ring that he had designed. Things took a turn when the ring got lost in the mail. On a balmy summer day, Tony resorted to his back-up plan: bringing Cailin (and their dog Benny) to their favorite park. “I turned back twice because it was so hot,” says Cailin. “I wanted nothing to do with it.” Tony…

Jennifer + Scott – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Salisbury Beach Wedding Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy Jennifer and Scott tied the knot on September 14, 2019, in Salisbury, MA. They were wed at the Star of the Sea Parish Church and celebrated afterwards at the Blue Ocean Event Center. The bride, groom and wedding party were styled by Marry & Tux Bridal Shoppe. The night was perfection from start to finish. The bride’s wedding planning covered every detail, from the groom’s nautical cuff links to…

Monica Bellevue + Daniel Markham

June 30, 2018 North Hampton, New Hampshire Monica jokes that she met Dan “the old-fashioned way”—mingling at a Boston bar. The couple had been together for five years when Dan surprised Monica with a trip to Scotland for Thanksgiving. Another surprise awaited Monica after their arrival. With Edinburgh Castle behind him, Dan proposed. “He must’ve hidden the ring in his luggage,” Monica says. Monica was eager to marry on the New Hampshire Seacoast, where she grew up. The couple exchanged…

Lauren Bailey + Michael Pratt

July 29, 2017 North Hampton, NH Family and tradition were interwoven throughout Lauren and Michael’s festive summer wedding. The couple met their freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Maine, the same school where Lauren’s parents had met years before. Her parents and sister were all married at St. Theresa Church in Rye, New Hampshire, where Lauren and Michael ultimately decided to marry. “It’s an important place for my family,” Lauren says. “It’s beautiful.” Lauren was even able to use…

Megan Morgan + Nate Pelsinski

September 8, 2018 Forest Lake, Maine Talk about making an entrance! Megan waterskied into her wedding at her family’s camp on Forest Lake, wearing nothing but a white bikini and a shower cap protecting her updo, to the shock and delighted surprise of everyone except her dad, who drove the boat. As she landed at the dock and ran to the house to change, Megan looked back and grinned at Nate, who waited on the dock with the bridal party…

Wedding Dreams Come True

A romantic wedding at a beachfront estate filled with soft blues, subtle greens and dreamy details. {The Team} Kate Preftakes Photography, design/photography Mary Trombley, Lotus Floral Designs, design/flowers Tupper Manor, Beverly, MA, venue Autumn Nomad Cakes and Café, food AMR Calligraphy, calligraphy and invitation Hairstyles by Daniela, hair Blend by Bridgette, makeup Laura Coulter McCarthy, dresses Brynn Conroy, model Peter LaRiviere, model Beatrix, model

After the Wedding – by Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Classy Photoshoots with Your Bridesmaids Dress Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy The wedding bells rang, the cake was eaten, and the bride and groom left for the tropics of wherever to celebrate the start of their life together. As for you? Well, you have a beautiful bridesmaids dress to remember the occasion, but what if that stunning look didn’t have to sit in your closet? Too often these colorful and form-fitting dresses rot away in darkness, never…

Hilary Szymujko + Andy Howe

ranunculus and a garden rose boutonniere
close of of brides hair done by Bei Capelli
signature wedding cocktail with lime
peonies, ranunculus, Italian ruscus, and garden rose bouquet
maine lobster dinner for wedding
cabbage island clambakes lobster dinner at wedding
lobster mac and cheese wedding hors d'oeuvres
bride and groom portrait at newagen seaside inn
homemade layered wedding cake with flowers on top
sewagen seaside inn boat docks with lobster boat in background
sewagen seaside inn boat docks
candlepin bowling at wedding
bennie alice cruise to cabbage island leaving from boothbay

July 14th, 2018 Southport, Maine It was an international affair that brought Hilary and Andy together for their Seacoast wedding. “We met in London, then lived in Hong Kong for 3 ½ years, and then moved to New York,” says Hilary. “Since I’m originally from New Hampshire and he’s from Massachusetts, having our wedding in New England was like a homecoming for us.” Hilary estimates that more than a third of their 130 wedding guests were from London and Hong…

Christina Chow + Sam Kocsis

orange and red wedding bouquet
wedding high heels from INC
bride greeting wedding guests
bride and groom in front for vine covered barn
Christina and Sam walk through the grounds of the Crane Estate
Dancing under the lights at the reception
dramatic portrait wedding
wedding cake created by montilios baking company ma
Family photos and a box for wedding greetings.
destination wedding world map

Ipswich, Massachusetts Christina and Sam’s intimate wedding was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage. The couple met in India and reunited in New Hampshire, so being married in New England was important to them. “This is where our relationship really developed,” says Christina. “We planned our wedding for September so we could show out-of-town guests a New England fall.” Since their grandparents couldn’t travel to the wedding for health reasons, Christina displayed family photos of parents and grandparents on…