Matrimonial Munchies

shrimp and champagne at the wedding dinner
blue table arrangements and placements
bacon and cucumber appetizer
clear tent at a beachfront wedding reception

Seacoast Weddings chatted with seasoned caterer and Seacoast Weddings Advisory Panel Member Peggy Liversedge of Kitchen Chicks Catering. We now have the scoop on planning for food allergies, important questions to ask your caterer, expecting the unexpected (Peggy recalls a visiting skunk who caused an entire wedding to clear out for ten minutes — “You cannot make that up!” she exclaims), and—most importantly—what makes a good caterer. A necessity for human survival, food should never be taken lightly. This is…

On the Precipice: Philbrick Photography Edge Sessions

wedding portrait above the clouds by Philbrick Photography
bridal portrait on a rock by philbrick photography
philbrick photography ice edge session
wedding photoshoot on a cliff by philbrick photography
bride rappelling down the cliff for wedding photos
edge wedding photography by Philbrick Photography
cliffside perch wedding photo
on the edge of a cliff with philbrick photography
philbrick photography hanging from a tree

Imagine standing on the precipice of a 30-foot cliff. Now, picture yourself adorned in full wedding regalia. Philbrick Photography partners with daring couples to capture breathtaking and thrilling images of couples doing just this — all without Photoshop. The series, called the Edge Sessions, began ten years ago. It all started during Jay Philbrick’s professional climbing guide days. Jay is now a photographer who works in partnership with Vicki, his wife of 30 years. He had been inspired by Cathedral…

Vintage Looks Crossing Over to Modern Trends

Trends change over time, that’s a given; we can especially see this within the fashion industry. However, we occasionally see trends from the past coming back into modern style. Take crop tops from the 90’s or peasant shirts from the 70’s. Both trends have made a triumphant return into modern fashion. We see this happening with wedding dress styles as well. Many articles have identified short dresses as being one of the leading trends for 2018 weddings. The trend is…

Under Cover: A Tent With A Splash

entrance to the wedding tend
oceanfront wedding reception on the water
nighttime wedding reception tent
blue wedding dinner tablecloths

Here in New England, we know not to depend on the weather—especially when planning for your wedding. We rely on tents to protect us from sun, rain and wind in the case that, God forbid, a wedding be interrupted by the elements. The classic white tent has always been a favorite but at Seacoast Weddings Magazine headquarters, we are intrigued by the use of color in wedding tents to add a unique flair. This can be done in two ways:…

A Beautiful Mess

seacoast nh wedding inspiration
semi naked wedding cake with orange chocolate and pomegranate
lobster wedding dinner idea
a beautiful mess wedding inspiration
semi naked wedding cake with orange chocolate and pomegranate
a beautiful mess wedding table arrangement inspiration
wedding invite inspiration
pomegranate and lavender wedding accents
a beautiful mess non-traditional wedding inspiration
seacoast wedding with scattered rose petals inspiration

Historic Fort Gorges, in Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, ME, is the dramatic backdrop for this stylized shoot highlighting the beauty of chaos. The design team embraced the fort’s wild, overgrown environment, exploring the unruly and unkempt with elements like wind-blown hair and food strewn about – a direct contrast to the order and perfection of most weddings. {the team} Planning + Concept: A Family Affair of Maine Photographer: Emily Delamater Model: Brianna Lueck Dress: @auntwilma Flowers: Field…

Hitched Heroes: Heather Allen + Bernard Hudgens

military wedding portrait
navy inspired wedding cake
rose wedding bouquet
wedding guest book
bride and groom first dance photo

{2017 Seacoast Hitched Heroes} Every year, a lucky military couple is selected to be Seacoast Hitched Heroes. Wedding vendors donate their services as a thank you for the military couple’s services.  Heather and Bernard, winner of the 2017 Seacoast Hitched Heroes wedding, met at a military ball in Manchester, NH. They had an instant connection. “The commonality in our lives was undeniable,” Heather says. “We both have two children, we both love the outdoors and the ocean, we love country…

Seaside Soiree

popping champagne bottle on the nh beach
caprese wedding hors d'oeuvres
whoopie pies next to wedding flowers
candid portrait by freebird photography nh
rock candy in champagne
wedding table setting with floral accents
hot chocolate with marshmellows and candy cane
Charcuterie wedding appetizers
rose wine at wedding dinner
pouring champagne over shebert sorbet
shot with colorful sprinkles or candy on the glass rim
champagne on the beach
wedding party lights sparklers at the beach
hot cocoa station for a winter wedding
cocktail hour on the beach
unique wine glasses and champagne flutes
wedding toast with champagne
champagne and sherbet
close up a grey bridesmaid dress with pink bouquet

Who says you can’t throw on a floor-length gown and have an evening to remember with your favorite couple friends?  This New Years Eve inspired styled shoot was a mix of sophisticated yet fun and playful. The looks were created to compliment each of the ladies dress choices ranging from romantic updos to styling natural curls. Makeup was glamorous and fun with lashes and light shimmers to compliment the NYE them. This shoot took place at one of the most…

Choosing The Right Photographer To Tell Your Story

candid wedding photograph at a log cabin
bride and groom kiss on the beach
choose the right photographer to capture intimate moments
bride and groom photo by alanna hogan photography
bride and groom marching down the aisle after ceremony
moments before the first look
bride and groom share a moment on a rock
black and white wedding photo of bride and groom embrace
nh lakes region wedding

Hello and welcome! It’s lovely to “meet” you here in this corner of the web. I’m Alanna, a seacoast wedding and couples photographer serving New Hampshire, Maine and beyond. I’m passionate about love stories and the beautiful celebration of a lifelong commitment. My clients trust me to tell their unique love story, with all its perfect imperfections, and they value moments over portraits—the honest, the joyful, the intimate. These moments are what I live for, what inspire me, as a…

True Blue

portrait of bride wearing a floral crown
blue and gold wedding invitations
bride and groom walking down the aisle after ceremony
light blue bowties for groomsmen
bride and groom look at the water from the dock
dark blue marbled wedding cake
fabric wedding signage
bridesmaids in blue dresses with beautiful white bouquets
oyster shaped wedding invitation
decorative wedding napkin
boutonniere on the groom's non-traditional lapel
blue wedding dinner table and place settings
young ringbearers smiling for the camera
groom's pocket square with accompanying flower
lobster pot buoy wedding decoration
blue wedding bouquet and matching dress
barn wedding interior with dinner tables and place settings
wildflowers on a wedding place setting
blue wedding signage and invitations
wide angle portrait in the mountains
diamond wedding and engagement rings close up

{details} The bride’s hair/makeup are by Jessa Blades, Brooklyn, NY; Dress from Gossamater Vintage; Silky hair crown by Sara Moffat, LDBA; This photo designed by Molly O’Rourke, One & Supp, Camden, ME. A pretty blue and gold invitation by theoldmarketprintingco.com Marco Sanchez suits up in navy from J.Crew; bride Molly Barrett wears a Leanne Marshall dress from Ceremony, Boston, MA. Baby-blue bowties for the groom and groomsmen. Kevin + Emily step out in shades of blue on their wedding day at…

Solo? No Problemo! Walk Yourself Down the Aisle

bride walking down the aisle by herself instead of being given away traditionally

Ever wonder how being “given away” became a thing? Me too. The age old tradition of a bride’s father walking her down the aisle on her wedding day has been pushed to the side by some wives-to-be. More and more brides are choosing to give themselves away, but why?It’s no secret that over time, especially over the past few years, that women have truly embraced their independence and empowerment; perhaps this has crossed over into their wedding days. Considering the…