Nonantum Resort Ranked in Top 5% of Wedding Venues Nationwide

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As Reviewed by Couples on TheKnot and WeddingWire Kennebunkport, ME – The Nonantum Resort team is thrilled to announce they’ve won The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 – for the fourth year – and have been inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame for winning BOW four times. Additionally, the resort has won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2016 – for the second year in a row. The Nonantum Resort is one of only three Maine wedding venues to win The Knot Best of Weddings 2016, and is the only venue in Maine to be inducted into the new Hall of Fame. The honors “speak…

Keeping Cozy with Chic Cover-ups

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By Malinda Macari, Owner of Your Dream Bridal Henry Longfellow once said: “love keeps the cold out better than a cloak,” and I would agree. While staying warm may not be a concern when you get engaged in May, by the time January rolls around, you may want something to keep the chill away. An added bonus? With cover ups, a subtle change from ceremony to reception will give you two unique looks to flaunt on your wedding day. If chosen properly with your gown in mind, a beautiful shawl or delicate sweater can accentuate the shape and details of…

Retro Chic

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A retro-themed poolside wedding offers plenty of opportunities to play. Croquet, anyone? Multi-colored bowtie by mizu.   {the team} Photographer Justina Bilodeau Photography Styling  Daisies & Pearls Models Marissa Patten-Harris & James Kimball Flowers Michelle Rose for Blooms Floral Shoppe Dress Chaviano Couture Hair Aphrodite Salon Venue Colony Hotel Kennebunkport, ME

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Best and most beautiful

Reflections on France, part 2

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By Stephanie Kuhn, Social Media Manager for Seacoast Weddings Welcome back! Here is part two of my Reflections on France blog. Thank you for following these updates! Enjoy the post, and check back on ‘A Trip to France’ as well as ‘Reflections on France, part 1’ for refreshers! During our stay there, I reflected on modern relationships. Here I had my brother, who took a major leap of faith and joined the French Foreign Legion when he was 19, and it brought him into a multi-national relationship with a French-American daughter (who is just the sweetest girl in the world,…

You’re Engaged! …So, now what? 3 steps to take once you say “Yes!”

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From Guest Blogger: Nicole Mower Weddings and Events If you’re reading this, you’re probably engaged (or planning on being engaged soon). So first off, congratulations! Becoming engaged to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a HUGE deal! You’ve probably read a few blogs about planning your wedding, maybe bought a magazine or two (Seacoast Weddings, anyone?) however I want you to take a minute, and read through this quick bit about what your next steps should be. #1) Stop. Just stop all of it. Stop the googling, stop the pinteresting, stop the search.…

Seacoast Hitched Heroes

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We always love a great love story. Find out about the incredible project Hitched Heroes here! Love Affair, a premier planning suite, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a collection of local vendors, providing their services for Seacoast events and weddings. On November 5th, Love Affair, along with a group of their incredible vendors donated a free wedding to a deserving, local, military couple. On August 3rd, a panel of vendors chose Whitney and Dan to be the lucky couple to win this amazing wedding giveaway. Dan made the process simple for the panel, writing in his application: He met…

Spirited Elegance

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This wedding, photographed at the colony hotel, Kennebunkport, sets an elegant tone, with an exquisite gown, artful flowers, and a rich gold and green tablescape.   {the team} Photographer Brea McDonald Design & Flowers Beautiful Days Model Jessica Sims Dresses & Accessories Bella Bridal Shoppe Hair Hair That Moves Makeup Joya Beauty Select table settings & props Maine Prop House.

Jessica Huck & Darshan Sappal

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August 15th & 16th, 2014 Epping & Dover, NH Jessica and Darshan’s two-day wedding celebration blended American and Sikh wedding traditions. The couple, who worked together for years before becoming engaged, has New Hampshire roots: Jessica attended the University of New Hampshire and lived in nearby Dover, while Darshan’s family lives in Epping. To honor both families, they had two wedding ceremonies: a traditional Sikh ceremony at Darshan’s family home on Friday, and a second ceremony on Saturday at the Rivermill at Dover Landing in Dover. Family from all over the world, including England, Canada, California, and Maine, attended the…

By the Sea

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This festive, nautical-themed shoot by Kivalo Photography celebrates a timeless seaside wedding. Complete with bold, blue and white details and patio lighting, this outdoor dining scene has a casual elegance. Coral centerpieces by Pottery Barn, pillows from Home Goods, chevron table runner from Etsy.com.   {the team} Photographer Kivalo Photography Styling Patricia Takacs and Sarah Reese Location Bay View Beach, Saco, ME Flowers Fleuriste at Papier Model Melissa Albert Dress Bridals by Sandy