Courtney Brown + Sam Larabee

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August 28, 2021 Woodstock, NH When you enjoy craft beer as much as Courtney and Sam do, it’s bound to play a part on your wedding day. “We’re big craft beer fans,” says Courtney. “In fact, our first date was at a craft beer pub in the Boston area.” As a nod to their favorite beverage, the couple performed a unity ceremony where each poured their favorite craft beer into a common glass to share. “It totally took our guests by surprise. They loved it!” Guests also took home a specially labeled wedding bottle of Woodstock’s Mosaic Pineapple Pale Ale.…

Lea Welker + Derek Kaufman

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September 4, 2021 Cape Elizabeth, ME A blind date in high school was the beginning of Lea and Derek’s love story. “We’re both from Pittsburg, and we went to neighboring high schools,” says Lea. “A friend of mine found out I didn’t have a date for my 10th grade school dance, so he set me up on a blind date with Derek. When he came to my door, I swear I’ve never had butterflies like that before!” The couple chose Cape Elizabeth for their wedding because it’s close to where they first lived together in South Portland, when Derek was…

Tips & Trends: Go Local and Get Creative

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Tip: Go Local. Sourcing locally is not only a great way to introduce out-of-town guests to the local landscape but it also helps the local economy. “At Beach Plum Flowers, we grow our own flowers with a local grower, Singing Brook Farms. They are gorgeous, unique and help our local ecosystem,” says Pat Cannon. There are many ways to bring local flair to your event—talk to your caterer and baker about using in-season locally grown foods; find a local artist to create one-of-a-kind keepsake wedding invitations; or bring in a local brewery or distillery. “When you share with your vendor…

Tips & Trends: The Livestream Event and Microweddings

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Tip: The Livestream Event. It may be a while before people are ready to travel or gather in large groups. Thanks to technology, there is a way to still have your nearest and dearest be a part of your wedding—livestream it! You can hire a professional to be in charge of the equipment, setup and “day of” execution. “Check in with your photographer to find out what the options might be to work with them. They might be able to offer a second or third shooter for a short amount of time,” says Paula Cano. Want to do-it-yourself? Make sure…

Tips & Trends: Collaborate and Love Wins

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Tip: Collaborate. So many details go into planning a wedding, regardless of the size of the event, but if you leverage the collective experience of the vendors you’ve gathered, it can be a lot easier. “You can have 20+ years of experience in the wedding industry between all of your vendors,” says Jim Barbere of Jim Barbere Photography. They’ve likely seen it all, and can work with you to come up with creative solutions and offer sound, practical advice. “It’s so important to build on the relationships you have with your vendor team; we’re all in this together and open…

Tips & Trends: It’s All In The Details and Wow Them With The Dress

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Tip: It’s all in the details. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared for change. One thing that couples may not be as savvy about is reading and understanding the vendor contracts that they are signing. “Couples need education on contracts and what they mean. They need to know the difference between initial payments and deposits. Helping couples understand contracts is an important part of my job now,” says Tiffany Learned, owner of Barn at Bradstreet Farm. “Each vendor is different and spends a lot of time planning to make sure your day…

Autumn Picnic

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{The Team} Kate Preftakes Photography, photography Events by Sorrell, planning & design  Birds of a Flower, floral design and styling Ines De Santo, bridal gown 9 Tailors, groom’s attire Beth Chapman Styling, bridal styling The White Dress by the Shore, bridal shop Southern Calligraphy, stationery Peak Event Services, rentals Katherine MacDonald Beauty, hair & makeup Graceful Baking, custom cookies Gooseberry Tabletop, tabletop settings

Vueve Clicquot® Polo

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{The Team} Sierra Archer Photography, photographer A Family Affair of Maine, planning, design & rentals Beech Hill Barn, venue Honeysuckle Way, flowers Fire and Company, catering & bar service Bear Brook Bakery, cake & desserts The Roaming Speakeasy, champagne car Three Little Words, invitations Keith Field Goldsmith, jewelry Maine Event Design & Decor, balloons

Erica Boggs + Bradley Riley

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January 4, 2020 Wolfeboro, NH Erica and Bradley met when she was a traveling nurse working at the ER in Keene, NH and he was working for the Keene Fire Department as a paramedic. Their first date was the day before she was leaving for her next assignment in Colorado. They made the long-distance work and dated for almost two years before getting engaged during a trip to Charleston, SC. The church where they got married is where Bradley’s grandparents were married 50 years ago and his parents were married 28 years ago. It was important to them to carry…

Danielle Slocum + Jake Dimick

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August 29, 2020 Waldoboro, Maine Jake and Danielle have been together since high school. “It has been pretty special to change and grow together over the years,” says Danielle. They were engaged on the summit of Mt. Tom in Crawford Notch, NH. Jake wrote “marry me” on a ball and tried to enlist their dog River to retrieve it, but that didn’t work out as planned. “Getting a dog involved in a proposal is a bold move,” says Danielle.  They heard about Tops’l Farm through a friend. Once they visited the property, they knew it was the right choice. The…