Springtime Love and Puppy Dog Kisses – By Wedding Expert Nancy Gorman

Springtime Love and Puppy Dog Kisses at Turner Hill Mansion Written by Nancy Gorman of Makeup By Nancy  Love was in the air this past June at the Turner Hill Mansion in Ipswich, MA. There were blue skies, bright smiles, and enough puppy dog kisses for everyone’s delight. Catherine & Jeff scored a beautiful day to celebrate their happily ever after. Along with the blue skies, the bridal party’s blue gowns and suits perfectly complemented a wonderful day and lovely…

Caroline Shaw + Rich Overleese

August 31, 2019 Wells, Maine Yes, people really do find their soulmates through online dating, as Caroline can attest to. “I had been living in Orlando six months and decided to give online a try,” she explained. “Rich was my second date—I was lucky to find the real thing right away!” When the time came to get married, there was no hesitation about where the wedding would be held. It had to be in Wells, near the Shaw family’s seasonal…

Modern Boheme

{The Team} Michelle Rose, design/floral Walkers Maine, venue Heidi Kirn Weddings, photography/sourcing Maggie Inc., models Molly McCoole, bride Aron Eng, groom Minka Flowers, flowers Bear Brook Bakery, cake Ink and Thistle Press, invitation suite

Q & A!

Love at First Bite Written by Amanda Easter and Pat Chaudoin   Q: How can I create an Instagram-worthy cocktail? A: Instagram is all about what you see, so make your cocktails pretty in addition to being tasty. “Using an embellished or engraved glass on top of a customized coaster can be really beautiful,” says Nicole Mower, owner of Nicole Mower Weddings and Events, Kittery, ME. “It’s all about the little details. For example, as more people choose to forego…

Tips and Trends!

{solutions to make your big day the best EVER} Witten by: Amanda Easter & Pat Chaudoin   TIP: CREATE A FLORAL WALL Hoping to “wow” your guests? Then a floral wall could be just the thing! “It personalizes the event beautifully,” says Nadra Edgerley, owner of Nadra Photography in Scarborough, ME. And it can be very versatile, according to Pat Cannon, owner, and Lisa Greene, master designer of Beach Plum Flower Shop in Newburyport, MA. “One large backdrop for the…

Historic Venue Meets Modern Boho Style

{The Team} Lindsay Hackney Photography, photography Nicole Mower Events, planner Apotheca Flower Shoppe, florals Marshall Tent and Event Rental & Maine Prop House, rentals The Crown Boutique, makeup AMR Calligraphy, invitations Autumn Nomad, cake Maggie Sottero via Madeleine’s Daughter, dress Hair That Moves, hair Nikki Carmany and Lars Rieck, models

Lora Hals + Steven Schultz

September 28, 2019 Gray, Maine Having an al fresco wedding ceremony followed by dining under the stars was a top wedding wish for Lora and Steven, who said Caswell Farm had all the elements they wanted. “We loved its homey atmosphere and the fact that it had several spaces guests could enjoy. There was the farm, where they grew a lot of the vegetables we served, and then the tent where we set up games like corn hole. And if…

Christen Reardon + Micah Moreau

December 30, 2018 Portland, Maine Christen laughs when she says that she and Micah met the “traditional way”—online. They were both living in Boston and found each other on the dating site Hinge. While on their first date, Christen was a bit discouraged to learn that Micah was moving to Vermont. But they hit it off so well that they went ahead with the long-distance relationship thing—even when she moved from Boston to New York. Micah ended up moving there.…

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…