Wedding Tips & Trends

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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
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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 + William

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
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.…

Alecia Coleman + Brandon Rexford

Bride and groom kiss at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA
bridesmaid dresses
groomsmen watches
semi naked wedding cake with roses
wedding guestbook with signatures
Sapphire and diamond engagement ring close up
saltwater taffy wedding favors
Bride and groom sharing a peaceful wedding moment
summer wedding bouquet of hydrangea, garden roses, blue thistle, lavender, dusty miller, calla lilies and dahlias.
The happy couple walks down the aisle

September 23, 2017 Salisbury, MA Alecia was initially apprehensive about attending Brandon’s family reunion in North Hampton, NH. But when she arrived, to her delight, the reunion turned out to be a surprise birthday party, meticulously planned by Brandon (her boyfriend since college), in her honor. Brandon brought both of their families together for the celebration, including Alecia’s dad – who flew in from California – as well as the couple’s dog. More surprises were in store. At the end…

Written with Love: The Art of Wedding Invites

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gold wedding stationery
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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…

Leah Rosenzweig + Alex Meyer

romantic bride and groom moment on the beach
clear tent wedding dinner
wedding bouquet of hellebore peonies roses astilbe eucalyptus lilacs and anenome
wood grain decorative wedding signage
earth at hidden pond mussels
directions around hidden pond wedding venue in maine
wedding polaroid picture wall
old fashioned signature wedding cocktail
earth at hidden pond wedding dinner
earth at hidden pond wedding dinner entree

May 13, 2017 Kennebunkport, ME The lush gardens of Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport provided the romantic setting for Leah and Alex’s Maine wedding in front of friends and family. The ceremony was followed by an intimate dinner, and dancing in the property’s rustic barn. Leah wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding and knew she’d found the perfect venue when she and Alex discovered Hidden Pond. In fact, the couple found wedding planning to be a lovely way to get to know…

Wedding Planning Q & A

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Q: Are there benefits to wearing a well-tailored suit instead of a tuxedo? A: “If you don’t have the budget to buy a bespoke (custom-tailored) suit, consider the option of renting a hybrid between a tux and a suit called ‘tuit,’ (pronounced ‘toot’) says Elizabeth Dirom of Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH. “It has a less formal look – no big satin stripe down the pant leg or wide satin lapel – but it sets you and your groomsmen apart from…