Shine Bright, Bride: How to Accessorize Your Wedding Day Look

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By Malinda Macari, owner of Your Dream Bridal Strapless. Cap-sleeved. High-collar. Just a few necklines present in today’s bridal fashion, sitting comfortably next to an even wider array of wedding dress lengths, cuts and shapes. Finding your dream bridal gown is a truly magical moment – but one that, of course, comes second to the day it is actually worn. To complete the look, some brides may choose to accessorize as they would in everyday life (but, elevated – of…

Annie Dunn & Josh Monk

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July 4th, 2015 Boothbay Harbor, ME From the start, Annie and Josh knew they wanted a destination wedding. With strong family ties in Maine, it wasn’t long before they found the perfect location along the coast for their subtly nautical nuptials. But one day wouldn’t do, so the couple chose the long July 4th weekend, which gave them the ideal scenario to spend extra time with their family and friends. A lobster bake rehearsal dinner, marine-themed gifts for the wedding…

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Oscar Wilde

they sing a song only you can hear

Mother’s Makeup

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By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy The wedding day has arrived, and while you knew it would eventually, you can’t help but feel both happy and sad. The sadness is because your baby is all grown up and the happiness is in knowing they have found their one true love. The wedding planning is a whirlwind and everything is much different than when you planned your own. For example, now everyone gets ready together – makeup artists and…

Love in Bloom

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Vintage elements and natural beauty shine in the historic gardens of the Long Hill Estate, Beverly, MA. The bride’s lilac fields gown and bouquet echo the dutch-master-style floral arrangement on the table. Her bouquet contains lilacs, peonies, snapdragons and ranunculus. Love certainly is in bloom with this incredibly colorful inspiration shoot! {the team} Photographer: Newbury Photography Dress: Dream Shoot Rentals Cake: Cake That! Flowers: Winston Flowers, Wilson Farm Hair: Amanda Leigh Ortiz {additional details} Antique serving tray: hazelandgray.com Glasses: Pink…

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.

John Lennon

There are two basic motivating forces

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…

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…

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

In vain have I struggled

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…