Vintage Romance

wedding donuts on wood grain table
sparkling rose in decorated champagne glasses
sparkling rose at wedding
spring floral wedding bouquet with ranunculus, astilbe, anemones, David Austin roses, maiden hair fern and peonies.
rustic vintage wedding menu decorative signage
classic wedding place setting
rustic wedding table arrangement with candles

Photographed at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts, this romantic shoot is enhanced by the home’s eclectic medieval and Arts and Crafts style. Spring florals, softly lit candles, sparkling rosÉ, and delectable donuts add to the allure.   {the team} Photographer & Concept: Newbury Photography Venue: Willowdale Estate Model: Andrea Cadigan Dress: BHLDN Flowers: 33 Munroe and Lotus Floral Designs Donuts: Union Square Donuts Drink: 90+ Cellars Invitations: 33 Munroe Rentals: New England Country Rentals and Kadeema Rentals    

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…

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

wedding dessert fig fruit
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…

Wedding Planning Q & A

fun ideas for groomsmen socks

Q: How can a little flair be added with accessories? A: “Some grooms are adding pizzazz with loud socks in solids or argyles with pinks, oranges, purples, and reds, often pulling in the bride’s colors,” says Elizabeth Dirom. “Then, we offer a couple of polka-dot cummerbunds that are fun. You also can personalize your look with cuff links that have everything from anchors to superheroes on them. I’ve even seen a groom and his groomsmen wear Chuck Taylors with their…

Wedding Tips & Trends

wedding selfie

Check out these solutions to make your big day the best ever. Tip: Put a Pin In It. Pinterest is great for collecting ideas and sharing them with vendors, friends and family but when is enough enough?  “Pinterest is a love-hate for anyone who does design work,” says Heidi Hamblett of Flowers by Leslie in Portsmouth, NH. “It helps me figure out what clients want. But once you’ve made a decision, stick with it!” Caterer Peggy Liversidge of Kitchen Chicks…

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.…

Beach Dreams

wedding bouquet full of roses and wildflowers
signature wedding cocktail in martini glass
wedding hour d'oeuvres from Fire & Co.
rustic beach wedding
semi naked wedding cake with blackberries
romantic beach wedding

Fun and laid-back best describe this beach elopement, conceived by Courtney Elizabeth Media. Photographed at dusk on Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine, its casual vibe is reflected by the vintage cherry-red pick up truck, rustic food and cocktails, and the couple’s playful attitude. {the team} Photographer and concept: Courtney Elizabeth Media Coordination: Kait Johnson Dress: Andrea’s Bridal Cake: A little Suga Suit: J. Crew Flowers: Yellow Twist Floral Design Catering: Fire & Co Hair and makeup: Reeve Baker      …

Purple Reign: What the Pantone Color of the Year Means for Your Wedding

small wedding cake with big flowers
small wedding favors with thank you note attached
bridesmaids and groomsmen nh farm wedding
bridal inspiration portrait by emily delamater photography
signature wedding cocktail with blueberries
purple themed arrangements and settings
barn wedding dance floor with violet lights
floral crown on the bride

Last December, Pantone named Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year, a shade known for its spirituality and hopefulness, full of drama and emotion. In a press release, Pantone described that “Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” This color has been well-loved throughout history: During Ancient times in the Phoenician city of Tyre, the color was made from the mucus of sea snails. By the 16th century, the color was so…

Jillian Bannister + William Shaheen

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
simple wedding invitation and stationery design by On Bended Knee
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.…