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Tips & Trends

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Lighting, photography, style and other tips and trends from our experts TIP: Create a Reception Timeline When’s the right time to leave your wedding reception? Don’t leave the decision up to guests. Create a timeline that ensures people have enough time to socialize, eat and shake it on the dance floor, but closes down the party before eyelids start to droop. Five hours is a standard length for a reception, says Fausto Pifferrer of Blue Elephant Events & Catering in Saco, ME. This allows one hour for cocktails, one for dinner, and three for dancing. To make sure things run…

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…

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

Laura Gross & Chris Van Der Lugt

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September 27th, 2014 Camden, ME Laura and Chris wanted a waterfront wedding celebration evoking a festive, black and gold-themed cocktail party for themselves, their friends, and family, many of whom – on Chris’s side – were traveling from the Netherlands. Laura’s family has lived in and around Camden, ME, for five generations so the Camden Yacht Club, where Laura learned to sail as a girl, was a logical choice for their ceremony and reception. An added celebratory touch: the Camden International Film Festival coincided with the wedding weekend, drawing hundreds of visitors, in addition to the couple’s wedding guests, to…

Julia Skwar & Drew Burke

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July 19th, 2014 Freeport, ME Julia met Drew at the University of Rhode Island. Self-described “outdoors people,” they knew once they were engaged that they would have an outdoor wedding. Their venue, Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, ME, has a wedding field with stunning water views as well as one of Maine’s oldest post and beam barns. A campground adjacent to the farm, Recompence Shore Campground, offers oceanfront cabins that the couple as well as their wedding party stayed in the night prior to the wedding. Quilts, vintage fabrics, bunting, whimsical signage and more, all created by Julia’s mother, gave…

Cindy Regnier & Gino Milne

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June 22nd, 2014 Newmarket, NH Cindy and Gino met first as co-workers, then became a couple over shared glasses of wine. After becoming engaged, on Cindy’s birthday, they decided to have their ceremony at their home in Seacoast New Hampshire. Their property, originally part of a dairy farm, includes a beautiful stone barn. “Melanie, our wedding planner and officiant, suggested we should be outside and use our barn, which really put me at ease about doing it at our house,” says Cindy. Initially, upgrading a building used to store machinery and garden equipment, not to mention cleaning up landscaping, seemed…

Summer Solstice

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Shot at Eastman Hill Farm on a mountain top in Lovell, ME, this bohemian wedding captures the location’s organic feel, spectacular view, as well as the magic of a summer solstice. The bride’s hair is by Headgames Salon, Portland, ME. Earrings are by Ponomo, Portland, ME.   {the team} Photographer Sharyn Peavey Styling A Family Affair of Maine Flowers Emily Carter Floral Designs Model Jill Lopez Dress Sash Couture Food Dandelion Catering Lighting Event Lighting Pros