Posts Tagged‘wedding planning’

Rainy Day Elements

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umbrellas for the rainy day wedding
rainy day wedding snapshot from Katherine Jane Photography

Part 2: Plan Ahead – But Not Too Far Ahead Plan ahead—but not too far ahead. Hopefully you have established a solid rain plan that you’d be just as happy having to execute as your fair weather plan. Yeah for you! For those of you who are now staring at your weather map and consulting the Farmer’s Almanac six months in advance, I’m afraid you’re adding a level of stress to your planning process that is just not necessary. When you live in New England, you’re used to having 80 degree temperatures in early fall followed by the first frost warning…

Wedding Planning Q & A

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Q: What should I include in my wedding day schedule? A: Your celebration should include time to simply appreciate the moment. Kate Malloy of Malloy Events in Rye, NH, know this firsthand: she’s a wedding planner who recently planned her own nuptials to another event planner, Chris Malloy. “Everyone says it but it’s true – pause a moment in your day to appreciate the significance of getting married,” she says. Talk to your photographer and event planner (if you have one). Build a few minutes into your schedule, maybe in the morning before the ceremony or during your rehearsal dinner and…

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…

How to Create a Peaceful and Creative Home While Planning a Wedding

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By Amy Dutton, owner of amy dutton Home Do you go to bed thinking about your wedding? Do you wake thinking about your wedding? Do you talk to your fiancé about your wedding and forget to talk about anything else? Now, all of this is reasonable for a bride-to- be but I would also like to introduce another option. How about carving out yourself a specific space that allows for the Wedding Planning, thinking, dreaming and discussing as well as a space that you can be the couple that you really are together. All too quickly, the wedding is over…

Seacoast Hitched Heroes Back Again!

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Love Affair, based in Portsmouth, NH is having it’s 2nd annual Seacoast Hitched Heroes. They donate a free wedding to a military couple, and are currently searching for that special couple! The Wedding will be held locally on November 10, 2016. The deadline for the couple submissions is July 26, 2016. Our panel of vendors will choose the couple on August 3, 2016. Submission should be done via the Love Affair website, which you can reach here, complete a simple form including a brief paragraph regarding ‘Why should we choose you’ and a photo or video of both the Bride…

Aldworth Manor Elegance

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Aldworth Manor, a historic summer estate in Harrisville, NH, is the setting for this black tie wedding. The magnificent fireplace is a fitting backdrop to this hand-sewn and beaded lace dress by allure. The bride’s bouquet includes white peonies, nigella, white and plum ranunculus, white and chocolate dahlias, lemonade roses, draping clematis vine and chocolate cosmos. This is stunning inspiration for anyone hoping to have an elegantly creative ceremony! {the team} Photographer: Kate Preftakes Stylist: Events by Sorrell Dress: Inspirations Bridal Flowers: Apotheca Flower Shoppe {additional details} Boutonniere: Apotheca Flower Shoppe Cake: Chickadee Hill Cakes

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…