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Nifty Fifty, A Thank You

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What does a publisher do when she’s turning the big 5-0 and wants an over-the-top, Nifty-Fifty, Lawrence Welk-inspired birthday extravaganza?   I’ll let you in on a secret: the successful party’s amazing details — from Cheez Whiz to vintage records spinning on an old turntable — were handled by many of the amazing wedding industry professionals featured in Seacoast Weddings  magazine. A very special thanks to Kate Martin. No matter what crazy idea I had, including multiple vintage costume changes, surprise entertainment and a photo booth, Kate was ahead of me every step of the way. All of my wonderful…

Celeste Ladd & Gordon Ober

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September 19th, 2015 York, ME Celeste and Gordon’s wedding was a true family affair. They both come from large families and wanted to accommodate as many people as possible at their wedding; they also wanted to get married in Maine. “We looked at venues up and down the coast and decided on my parents’ home for sentimental reasons,” says Celeste. “It was a nice opportunity to work with them on what turned out to be the perfect wedding.” Stacking wood, digging up rocks, staining an outdoor deck: not the romantic details many brides think of when planning a wedding, but…

Erika Peace & Michael Behrmann

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September 20th, 2014 New Castle, NH Erika and Michael’s engagement started with a work of art and culminated with a sunny wedding by the ocean. In 2013, Michael proposed to Erika by commissioning an original artwork, called a sound form, that depicted his voice saying “Erika, will you marry me?” A year later, they were married on a summery day at Fort Constitution, a Coast Guard station on Portsmouth Harbor in New Castle, NH. Erika arrived at the ceremony with her bridesmaids in a vintage Volkswagon van. She was initially nervous. “When I walked down the aisle with my dad…

Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

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Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy A Bohemian Chic style wedding has become a popular trend and lately and, we, a group of New England wedding professionals collaborated together and created a styled shoot that provided a different twist on it then the normal neutrals, greens and cream colors. We wanted to keep with the eclectic mix of hippie {peace & love}, nomad and gypsy lifestyle with an artistic flair. We chose to use deep purple, burgundy and white as the primary colors with added splashes of vibrant pinks, oranges and greens for an eye-catching pop of color. To…

Karen O’Shaughnessy & Charlie Traver

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August 29, 2015 Dover, NH Karen and Charlie dated for eight years before he proposed the day after Christmas. A pilot, Charlie got home at 2 a.m. Karen waited up for him. When Charlie insisted that she open a few of her gifts, Karen reluctantly agreed. One of them was a ring. “I saw it and thought ‘oh no, here I am wearing my reindeer pajamas and he’s proposing’!” she says. The couple wanted a relaxed wedding, “nothing typical,” Karen says. She discovered Three Rivers Farm, a large estate in Dover, while researching vacation homes. The property’s beautiful wooded setting,…

Pop of Color

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By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy Once upon a time there used to be a “wedding season” such as the freshness of the June Bride or the vibrancy of the autumn leaves. I’m finding now there is no real wedding season now. Weddings are 12 months a year. Which is certainly good for the wedding professionals for sure! Lately there have been a barrage of winter weddings, photo’s done wearing a faux fur shawl or shrug outside with the winter snow falling on you or indoors next to a roaring fireplace. A small group of New England wedding…

How To Plan Your Wedding Budget {Free Tool}

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Unless you’re a professional event planner or a serial bridesmaid, your wedding is likely to be the first major event you’ve planned from start to finish. As you may have already noticed, the first (and often most painful) step to event planning is to determine your budget. The amount of money you have to spend will help define your options—which is actually a good thing when you need translate your dreams to reality and, say, choose between your fantasy of a Hawaiian island wedding versus a Maine island wedding. It sounds easy enough to look at your finances, figure out…

Alumni Weddings at UNH

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YOUR WEDDING DAY: Yes, it deserves the infamous “ALL CAPS” treatment because it’s a pretty big deal. If all goes well – and we’re certain it will – it’s the only wedding day you’ll have. That said, you obviously want everything to be just right. Check that – you want everything to be legendary! You want great wedding-day memories, and you want everyone in attendance to have great memories of your wedding day. And if you’re going for great memories, what better way to go full circle than to have your wedding at your alma mater? If you and your…

Winter Weddings

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Six Reasons Winter is the Perfect Wedding Season If you’re like most New England brides, you’re thinking of getting married in June. It’s the most popular month to be married, followed by August, September, and October. But why should summer and fall receive all the attention? There’s a lot to love about a winter wedding. There’s less competition for venues and guests’ schedules are more flexible. Plus, New England winters offer a romantic backdrop, from frozen lakes to snowy peaks, for all kinds of weddings. “People are so maxed out with summer and fall weddings,” says wedding photographer Geneve Hoffman…