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of BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, is a brilliant photographer with a knack for capturing the magic ambience of a couple’s special day [BREAMCDONALD.COM]; bryan yager, of BELTRAMI STUDIOS, creates artfully chic photographs that reflect the essence of true love [BELTRAMISTUDIOS.COM]; with a sharp eye for detail & true passion for design, celeste simpson, of IMPRESS ME DESIGNS, creates one-of-a-kind paper pieces that reflect the styles of each couple she works with [IMPRESSMEDESIGNS.COM]; david seaver, of DAVID SEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY, is a world-class photographer with a distinct gift for making his subjects radiate a natural, joyful glow [DAVIDSEAVER.COM]; blooming with style & appeal, emily herzig, of EMILY HERZIG FLORAL STUDIO, crafts striking designs with exquisite garden blooms [EHFLORAL.COM]; emilie sommer, of EMILIE INC., uses her photojournalism expertise & creative intuition to capture love’s sweetest moments [EMILIEINC.COM]; with a unique perspective & sharp eye for detail, eric mccallister of ERIC MCCALLISTER PHOTOGRAPHY, sees art through the lens of his camera [MCCALLISTERPHOTO.COM]; justin cruz, of SALON CRUZ, is adept at providing brides with uniquely beautiful hairstyles that complement their overall look [SALONCRUZ.COM]; tantalizing both the palate & the eye, kara sawer, of BLACK BUNNY BAKERY, crafts wedding cakes that are truly set apart [BLACKBUNNYBAKERY.COM]; kimberly savage, of KIMBERLY SAVAGE BEAUTY, works with a naturally beautiful palette to create flawless elegance; from elegantly iced cakes to sweet & stylish favors, expert pastry chef lara vanasco, of MY FRIEND’S BAKERY, creates delectable confections sure to satisfy your sweet tooth [MYFRIENDSBAKERY.COM]; lena hartford, of HAIR THAT MOVES, cuts & curls with stylish perfection for every special occasion [HAIRTHATMOVES.COM]; driven to create heartfelt celebrations that evoke both charm & vibrancy, maya petrowicz, of POPPY LOVE WEDDINGS, provides unparalleled event & floral design with whimsical style [POPPYLOVEWEDDINGS.COM]; capturing authentic & sacred moments, michelle & thomas gardella, of MICHELLE GARDELLA PHOTOGRAPHY, snap striking, poignant images [MICHELLEGARDELLA.COM]; inspired by all things elegant, michelle rose-larochelle, of BLOOMS FLOWER SHOPPE, brings upscale european style to the seacoast with natural flair and artistry [BLOOMSFLOWERSHOPPE.COM]; samatha f inigan & whitney swaf f ield, of GUS & RUBY LETTERPRESS, provide brides-& grooms-to-be with custom designed paper pieces that sparkle with whimsical style & unmatched craftsmanship [GUSANDRUBY.COM].

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[1] say “i do” before pieces by some of the past’s greatest painters in this 1920s inspired museum [CURRIER.ORG / PAGE 145]; [2] make your bridal jewelry an heirloom for the ages with custom signature & fingerprint engravings [BRENTJESS.COM / PAGE 123]; [3] bold gold & rich jewel-tone pieces by vintage fuss are made from repurposed materials to embody the essence of the past, available at the merchant co. [MERCHANTCO.ME / PAGE 177]; [4] embellish your ensemble with vintage costume jewelry from bridget kellogg. the something old collection showcases the elegant tastes of the twentieth century with sparkling gemstones & milky pearls [BRIDGETKELLOGG.COM ]; [5] all you need is a stick of chalk to charm your guests with doodles & designs on these vintage-inspired chalkboard table runners [JAYSONHOME.COM & PAPER-SOURCE.COM ];[6] treat your guests to a long-time favorite—fresh-baked, old-fashioned cider donuts are a unique addition to your dessert bar [CIDERCONH.COM]; [7] antique accessories & custom arrangements flourish at this 1860s train station turned cafe, floral design studio & gift shop [APOTHECAFLOWERSHOPPE.COM / PAGE 124].


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[1] this fall papier has opened its renovated store with new decor & designs from amazing paper pros [PAPIERMAINE.COM / PAGE 141]; [2] one of our local loves takes the cake— wild orchid baking company is named in brides magazine’s top one hundred cake designers [WILDORCHIDBAKING.COM PAGE 178]; [3] peter som joins the list of fabulous designers available from bhldn. the olivia gown from his latest collection is sophisticated & oh-so-chic [BHLDN.COM & PETERSOM.COM]; [4] it is true that love knows no bounds, especially as marriage equality finally becomes nationally recognized—a cause for celebration [MARRIAGEEQUALITY.ORG]; [5] celebrate with something sparkly from 2013’s maine small family business of the year award winners [DCOLEJEWELERS.COM / PAGE 31]; [6] dance the night away to your favorite beats. this new dj app allows you & loved ones to request songs & create personal playlists [WEDDINGDJAPP.COM]; [7] whimsical watercolors & delightful designs shine in this new line of calligraphy collections [ELSCARDS.COM / PAGE 75].


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[1] savor the sweetness of an elegantly iced cake in beautiful blue [MYFRIENDSBAKERY.COM / PAGE 177]; [2] walk the aisle in these pretty pumps for an added touch of elegance. sparkly gemstone accents make the blissb pumps from bella belle shoes simply stunning [BELLABELLESHOES.COM]; [3] browse all things wedding-wonderful on maine photographer geneve hoffman’s something blue blog [SOMETHINGBLUEMAINE.COM / PAGE 91]; [4] a navy striped dress from coren moore will give your flower girl darling nautical flair [CORENMOORE.COM]; [5] save the date with sweet & sophisticated invitations in pretty blue hues from checkerboard, available at that little spot of red [LITTLESPOTOFRED.COM / PAGE 178]; [6] gowns by bill levkoff will give your ladies an elegant edge on your special day [PANCSOFARS.COM / PAGE 40]; [7] channel the glamour of the roaring twenties with this chic hairpiece [KITTYANDREWS.COM].


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A seasoned veteran in the industry, Geneve has developed a nuanced understanding of weddings. From behind her camera, she looks for the connections between people and captures the flow of energy between them, finding their unique love stories in images. Geneve looks forward to the future of crafting keepsakes. “I will always offer heirloom albums, but I am also starting to think about new and exciting ways for clients to share their experience.”

from creating forever keepsakes to crafting mouthwatering menus, these maine wedding professionals use their expertise & passions to make your special day spectacular. for more local talent, visit wellwed.com.

ADVICE: tastings are the best way for you to get to know your caterers & their food. seeing the menu

laid out as it would be the day-of allows you to make sure not only the taste, but also the presentation of the food, complements your vision for your special day.

KITCHEN CHICKS CATERING: Peggy Liversidge’s cooking career began at age five, at her grandmother’s elbow. Over the course of her life, her culinary pursuits were a beloved hobby until 2001, when she decided to leave her career in the advertising industry for something with a little more soul. Peggy founded Kitchen Chicks Catering, and her creativity in the kitchen flourished into a professional passion. Kitchen Chicks Catering has become one of Maine’s most elite caterers. Going above and

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GENEVE HOFFMAN PHOTOGRAPHY: Starting her career as a photographer’s assistant in Colorado, Geneve Hoffman spent six seasons witnessing love stories on the slopes, sparking a lifelong passion for capturing weddings. Following her dreams back to the east coast, Geneve launched her own business in 2001. Inspired by tradition with a twist, her style is a unique combination of grit and glamour.


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other’s lives long before they said “I do.” Acquaintances for ten years through mutual friends, the pair harbored secret crushes on each other. In the spring of 2010, John finally gathered up the courage to ask Ingrid on a date. Selfproclaimed “plant geeks,” the couple bonded over their shared love of forestry on an excursion through the breathtaking Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Sparks flew, and the casual date promised to be the first of many memorable moments together. the proposal. Ingrid was a graduate student, and after she finished a particularly rough exam, her sweetheart treated her to a weekend of rest and relaxation in Kennebunkport, Maine. Strolling through the gardens of the famous Franciscan Monastery, the couple paused to take in the harbor views. Romance was in the air. A gentle sea breeze kissed the shoreline as John got down on bended knee. An antique diamond ring sparkled in a hand-carved wooden box. “I couldn’t contain myself,” Ingrid says. “I called out to a passing boat, ‘We’re getting married!’”

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country charm. Inspired by the seasonal splendor of their surroundings, the couple chose an autumnal theme, focused on the warmth and wonder of New England in October. “We strove to honor the season, but we specifically said no to pumpkins and cornstalks,” Ingrid says, “We wanted to avoid the typical accents that can sometimes overwhelm events this time of year.” Ingrid and John gave classic autumnal accents a new twist with interesting collections of flowers and antique accessories. Ticking-stripe napkins, handmade by Ingrid’s mother, seasonal pies, and vintage postcards completed the homespun nature of the day with a sophisticated twist. Creative simplicity served up with elegant flair made Ingrid and John’s farm-fresh celebration unforgettable.

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rustic details, Julie and Paul chose a soft color palette of white, ivory, and burlap. Twine-tied accents and diy touches complemented kraft paper menus for an effect of homespun whimsy, while floral arrangements brought the space to life. “The neutral backdrop gave us the freedom to go big with the flowers,” Julie says. Bright, jewel-toned blossoms spilled from mismatched vintage vessels that Julie and Paul had scavenged on trips to the local antique shop. The couple treated their guests to a delectable dessert bar, featuring a selection of cakes, pies, and ice cream, displayed among a collection of heirloom family photographs in antique frames. Capping off the evening, the newlyweds proceeded to the patio for cigars and a sparkler sendoff to begin their next adventure together as husband and wife.

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before the ring. When Emily Poole stopped by an old college friend’s dinner party, little did she know she was about to meet the love of her life. Mingling over hors d’oeuvres, she was introduced to Jeff Bates by a ski buddy from her days as a collegiate competitor. The pair hit it off instantly, and their casual conversation over cocktails left Jeff absolutely smitten. “At the time, Emily was working with the Tanzania Children’s Fund,” Jeff says. “Not only was her work overseas amazing, it was a great excuse to get in touch with her again.” the proposal. The pair shared a love of Nordic skiing, and one winter

when Maine’s forests weren’t as frosty as usual, the couple took a weekend trip to Jackson, N.H., seeking some snow. Emily had no idea her sweetheart had something special hidden beneath his snow gear. As the couple began their trek, Jeff suggested they take separate routes, hoping to beat Emily to a scenic overlook ahead. “Unfortunately, the trail I chose was extremely steep,” Jeff says. “Emily was going to get there first. When I asked her to wait, she knew something was up.” Minutes later, Emily entered the clearing, where Jeff stood in a tuxedo with a bottle of champagne and a ring box nestled in the snow. the day & design. Both Emily and Jeff hail from southern Maine, so they dreamed of a wedding that celebrated their New England roots. Following a traditional church ceremony in Emily’s hometown of Yarmouth, the newlyweds hosted a celebration rife with coastal charm at the summer home of the bride’s family. “I grew up vacationing on Cape Elizabeth,” Emily says. “The property has been in my family for over one hundred years. I always knew I wanted to get married here.” Inspired by the seaside locale, the couple chose a cool color palette of crisp white, fresh green, and French blue. The reception sparkled with cottage-cozy style as chalkboard signage welcomed guests to the festivities and draped pennant flags, paper lanterns, and strung fairy lights hung overhead, completing the down-home aura of the day with a whimsical twist.

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before the ring. Sarah Harrison and Ben Van Heuvelen’s romance began in college, as many love stories do. They struck up a romance during their coed years in Connecticut, and the connection lasted well past graduation day. After college, the pair carried on a long distance romance while Sarah lived in New York and Ben headed to D.C. Eventually, Ben left the capital to be closer to his true love. Soon enough, the question of their future together became “when,” rather than “if.” Early on, it was evident that they would be together forever. the CEREMONY. Honoring Ben’s roots, the couple opted for a nontraditional Quaker-style ceremony. Guests gathered in a circle in silence, until individuals felt spiritually moved to speak. For an added personal touch, Sarah and Ben chose to officiate the ceremony themselves, and were delighted with the way this unique twist on tradition played out. Even the weather seemed to join the quietly spiritual celebration. “Amazingly, it rained on our wedding day,” Sarah says. “Rather than dampening our spirits, the weather added an ethereal sense of serenity that made the weekend all the more special.” the day & design. The couple chose to say “I do” on the idyllic shores

of Sandy Island on Lake Winnipesaukee. Sarah grew up vacationing on the picturesque island with her family, so the locale held a special place in her heart, and Ben quickly fell in love with the area’s tranquil beauty. The couple infused the day with rustic charm, with most guests staying in quaint cabins on the island itself, and culled much of their wedding inspiration from the stunning vistas at their locale, setting the scene with custom letterpress maps of Sandy Island included in their invitations. Since family togetherness is very important to both Sarah and Ben, they were overjoyed that all of their loved ones could share their deep fondness for this beautiful lakeside escape.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: COORDINATION + FLORAL DESIGN + LIGHTING: KATE PARKER DESIGNS ENTERTAINMENT: DJ RYAN PARKER & IRON HORSE / EVENT RENTALS: BE OUR GUEST INC. / GOWN: J.CREW / HAIR + MAKEUP: BELLEZA BEAUTY SALON / RECEPTION SITE: SANDY ISLAND CAMP

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COORDINATION: DAISIES & PEARLS [DAISIESANDPEARLS.COM / PAGE 174] FLORAL DESIGN: MARIANMADE FARM [MARIANMADEFARM.COM / PAGE 40] PHOTOGRAPHY: LARA KIMMERER [LARAKIMMERER.COM] TENT: A plus PARTY RENTALS [APLUSPARTYRENTALME.COM / PAGE 37]

before the ring. Sarah Mattice and Patrick Hill’s romance was a long time coming. The couple first met while working together in Boston. Over the next two years, they developed a strong friendship, meeting for coffee, and bumping into each other on the T and at gatherings with mutual friends. Finally, on the Fourth of July in 2006, the pair went to the Boston Independence Day fireworks spectacular, and the spark that had been there all along revealed itself. They began dating, building a strong relationship as Patrick left his job to attend law school. After he graduated, the pair moved to the North Shore together. the proposal. The couple traveled to Patrick’s family home on Cape

Elizabeth in 2010 to ring in the new year. When they arrived, the weather was unseasonably warm, and Patrick suggested they take a stroll on the beach before sundown. Hand-in-hand, they wandered the sandy shore reflecting on another wonderful year together. As the sun set over the sparkling waters, Patrick turned to Sarah, presented her with an engagement ring set with an heirloom family diamond, and asked her to be his wife. “All I could say was ‘yes’ over and over,” Sarah says. the day & design. Dreaming of a seaside wedding with rustic touches,

Sarah and Patrick found their perfect destination at Peak’s Island. Inspired by the coastal locale, the couple chose a sea glass-inspired palette, sparkling with cool blues, bright turquoise, and soft ivory. Wildflower arrangements in mismatched glass vessels topped the tables lined with burlap table runners. Found wooden accents and whimsical pennant-flag table numbers complemented a lobster trap adorned with miniature-buoy place tags in the perfect fusion of coastal and countryside sensibilities. After cocktail hour on the lawn, guests enjoyed a family-style feast and danced the night away. A sparkler send-off completed the magical evening.

Additional Contacts: CAKE: NOTHING BAKES LIKE A PARROTT / CATERING: THE BLACK TIE CO. ENTERTAINMENT: THE TONY BOFFA BAND / GOWN: CASABLANCA / HAIR & MAKEUP: HEAD GAMES SALON / paper goods: CHELSEY EMERY / JEWELRY: TIFFANY & CO. / RECEPTION SITE: HARBOR VIEW AT JONES LANDING / tRANSPORTATION: MAINE LIMOUSINE SERVICE / WEDDING REGISTRY: MACY’S + SIMON PEARCE + WILLIAMS-SONOMA

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before the ring. Sally Hanson and Gray Shaneberger’s love story began when Sally, a graduating medical student, stopped into her favorite coffee shop and spotted a handsome stranger. A friendly smile from Gray gave Sally the courage to go over to his table to chat. “We connected instantly,” Sally says. “I was due to leave for a medical mission overseas but couldn’t imagine leaving the country without seeing him one more time.” Gray took Sally on a weekend getaway to Maine, where he had played hockey in college, and the couple spent the weekend falling in love with the rugged coastline and each other. the CEREMONY. When it came time to tie the knot, Sally and Gray knew

Maine would be the perfect place. Inspired by the locale where they fell in love, the couple invited their nearest and dearest to celebrate their nuptials on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park. As the fog lifted over the landscape, friends and family gathered for a deeply intimate, family-oriented ceremony. The bride’s uncle officiated as the pair exchanged hand-written vows beneath a wooden arbor crafted by the groom’s father. “Having our loved ones not only attend but participate in our ceremony made it all the more special,” Sally says. the WEDDING WEEKEND. Wanting to share their love of Maine’s natural beauty with their loved ones, Sally and Gray welcomed guests to the celebration with a charter sail across Frenchman’s Bay, followed by an Oktoberfest-themed rehearsal dinner. At the tented reception, antique compasses and maps of the couple’s adventures abroad set a tone of wanderlust whimsy, as his-and-hers cupcakes arranged on mismatched luggage took center stage in a spread of sweet treats. Continuing the theme, guests pinned happy wishes to a map and left with custom luggage-tag favors. The morning after the celebration, the newlyweds led a foliage hike through the park, capping off the weekend with a farewell lobster bake.

Additional Contacts: ACCESSORIES: SANDI MCKEEN COUTURE / bridesmaids dresses: jcrew cupcakes: Bella Cakes / entertainment: TIME PILOTS / Event rentals: Wallace Tent & Party Rental / GOWN: JUSTINA MCCAFFREY / HAIR + MAKEUP: THE L FACTOR / RECEPTION SITE: ASTICOU INN / SHOES: ANTHROPOLOGIE

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before the ring. Molly King and Ryan Lounsbury’s love story began as many modern tales of romance do—online. Ryan stumbled across Molly’s profile on a popular dating site, and knew instantly she was something special. The pair connected via email and chatted on the telephone for a few weeks, until they agreed to meet for dinner at the Common Man in Concord. “When we first laid eyes on each other, the spark was undeniable,” Molly says. That first date turned into many more, proving Molly and Ryan were truly a match made in heaven. the proposal. Molly and Ryan were driving to a friend’s house for an afternoon birthday party, when Ryan mischievously suggested they leave the celebration early for a “surprise date.” Intrigued, but unsuspecting, Molly agreed. After the pair departed the festivities, Ryan refused to give away their destination, driving around Concord for a little while to keep Molly guessing before pulling up at the Common Man, the same place they’d had their first date. Crossing the threshold of the restaurant, Ryan turned to Molly and said, “This is the spot we first met face-to-face. That must mean it’s the best spot to ask you to marry me.” Thrilled to her core, all Molly could say was “Yes.”

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the day & design. Inspired by the romantic ambience of Castle in the Clouds, Molly and Ryan chose a color palette of ivory, soft pink, and antique gold to create an aura of delicate elegance for their special day. “Making this classic theme unique to us as a couple was very important,” Molly says. “From handcrafted place cards to local honey favors, we found little ways to give an added personal touch to the details of our design.” Following a heartfelt ceremony on the breathtaking mountainside, an acoustic guitar strummed during cocktail hour as guests enjoyed sweet sips of refreshing lemon-lavender- and cucumber-mintinfused water. Snacks and coffee followed a delectable dinner as the happy couple danced the night away with their nearest and dearest.

Additional Contacts: CATERING: THE RED BLAZER RESTAURANT / ENTERTAINMENT: GEORGE PARKER + NAZZY ENTERTAINMENT / GOWN: MAGGIE SOTTERO / HAIR + MAKEUP: BEYOND THE FRINGE PAPERGOODS: THE AMERICAN WEDDING / TENT: TAYLOR RENTAL CENTER / VEIL: A DAY TO REMEMBER BRIDAL BOUTIQUE / REGISTRY: BED, BATH & BEYOND + POTTERY BARN

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FRESH-PICKED COUTURE BRINGS HAUTE STYLE TO THE GARDEN mint and sage sprigs add a fresh twist to a bouquet abloom with an organic array of grapes, thistle, and purple phlox, wrapped in wool scarves-turned-wreaths. "++"*)'./$ vintageinspired gems and delicate crochet patterns are a match made in bridal heaven. an antique gold-plated brass necklace, by lulu frost, adds a touch of modern glamour to a ribbon-looped bolero for a dayof ensemble thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure country chic. '()*$ +,-./

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home with a little something sweet —s’mores in a jar are the perfect treat; the promise of spring graces a farm-style wooden table, topped with blush pink peonies arranged in mismatched glass vessels; a bouquet reflects the day’s shades with peonies, scabiosa pods, sweet peas, ranunculus & feather accents; sweetheart details & pirouette cookies welcome guests to the table; as winter melts away, a booted bride dresses her tresses with a hyacinth crown & relishes the country comforts of a diy s’mores station.

FLORAL DESIGN & PROPS: EMILY HERZIG FLORAL STUDIO [EHFLORAL.COM / PAGE 75] + PHOTOGRAPHY: RODEO & CO. [RODEOANDCO.COM / PAGE 178] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: EVENT DESIGN: PRIVATEWEDDINGSANDEVENTS.COM / LINENS: PPCINC.COM / PROPS: POTTERYBARN.COM / SWEETS: OOOLALACREATIVECAKES.COM

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>> THE PROMISE OF SPRING BLOOMS IN AN ICE CASTLE CELEBRATION, SPARKLING WITH SILVER ACCENTS, COZY ANTIQUE DETAILS & SWEET ROMANTIC TOUCHES, ADDING FEMININE WARMTH TO THE STARK BEAUTY OF A WINTER WONDERLAND.

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FLORAL DESIGN: COMPOSITIONS [COMPOSITIONSINMAINE.COM / PAGE 174] + PHOTOGRAPHY: EMILY DELAMATER [EMILYDELAMATERPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] EVENT DESIGN: LBROOKEVENTS.COM / FORMALWEAR: MATERIAL OBJECTS [FACEBOOK] / GOWN: BLUEEYEDBOUTIQUE.COM / SWEETS: EASTENDCUPCAKE.COM / VENUE: CAPALLCREEK.COM

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FLORAL DESIGN: VALLEY FLOWER COMPANY [VALLEYFLOWERCOMPANY.BLOGSPOT.COM] + PHOTOGRAPHY: RODEO & CO. [RODEOANDCO.COM / PAGE 178] BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: OUMACLOTHING.COM / CAKE: PLEASANTSTREETSWEETS.COM / EVENT DESIGN: BYEMILYB.COM / GOWN: BADGLEYMISCHKA.COM / LINENS: NUAGEDESIGNS.COM / MAKEUP: BRIDALBYLIZ.COM / PAPER GOODS: CORALPHEASANT.COM / VEIL: EMILYRIGGSBRIDAL.COM

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orange poppies; a bouquet of roses, ranunculus & poppies blooms in preppy shades of tangerine & cobalt; a custom couple’s logo in the day’s true-to-school shades completes an invitation suite; newlyweds strike a prom king-& queen-worthy pose, with the beaming bride in a cascading gown; a striped, three-tiered fondant cake reflects the day’s shades; a classic white menu goes preppy with an academy seal & bold orange type.

CAKE: WILD ORCHID BAKING CO. [WILDORCHIDBAKING.COM / PAGE 178] + GOWN: MADELEINE’S DAUGHTER [MADELEINESDAUGHTER.CO / PAGE 11] PAPER GOODS: GUS & RUBY LETTERPRESS [GUSANDRUBY.COM / PAGE 108] + PHOTOGRAPHY: GRAZIER PHOTOGRAPHY [GRAZIERPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] ACCESSORIES: puttinontheglitznh.com + ABODEHOMEFURNISHINGS.COM / EVENT DESIGN: MINNOWANDCO.COM / FORMALWEAR: OLDASADAM.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: FLOWERSBYLESLIE.COM HAIR: HAIRTHATMOVES.COM / LINENS: EXETERRENT-ALL.COM / MAKEUP: JOYABEAUTY.COM / SHOES: STILETTOSHOESONLINE.COM / VENUE: Bridgtonacademy.org

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chair-backs come together for a farmhouse fete rife with hand-hewn style; cool gray hues & swirling script make a classically elegant invitation, from that little spot of red; decadence meets simplicity in a fondant cake trimmed with burlap-inspired chocolate ribbons & delicately rendered sugar blossoms, by wild orchid baking co.; a bouquet of roses, scabiosa, geranium leaves & hellebores blooms in soft shades, trimmed with satin & lace, designed by flora fauna; tree branch-trimmed chalkboard signage & mason jar mug favors welcome guests to the festivities; a country gentleman takes pride in his day-of duties, captured by anne skidmore. W E L LW E D . C O M 9 6 #7 &8:;


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>> ROYALLY RICH PURPLE HUES & SOFT LAVENDER TONES ENLIVEN A COUNTRYSIDE CELEBRATION WITH REGAL FLAIR.

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>> SEE SOMETHING INSPIRING IN THIS ISSUE YOU WANT TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY? JOT IT DOWN HERE! maine + new hampshire’s wedding pros offer some tips & advice to make your walk down the aisle a breeze!



[1] TEST DRIVE: once you’ve selected a photographer, an engagement shoot is a great way to become acquainted & get a feel for their style. this way, you see what does & doesn’t work so your special day will result in the most beautiful images. ~ steve of steve holmes photography [STEVEHOLMESPHOTOGRAPHY.COM / PAGE 178]

[2] STOP BY THE SHOWROOM: working with a rental company that has a showroom is a must. seeing your decor pieces in person is not only practical—it’s fun! from fabric swatches to table set-ups, you can really get a first-hand feel for how your vision will come together. ~ lynne cousins of one stop event rentals [PARTYSHOPMAINE.COM / PAGE 17] [3] TALK IT OUT: when you begin the planning process, sit down as a

couple & define your three non-negotiables, whether they’re venue, music, or flowers. choosing these together avoids hasty decisionmaking & will help you stay on track with what is most important. ~ emily st. pierre of all the fuss events [ALLTHEFUSSEVENTS.COM / PAGE 174]

[4] ANCESTRAL ALLURE: consider incorporating a family heirloom into your bouquet. a cherished treasure like a brooch, earring, scarf, or ribbon can be both an elegant & sentimental accent to make your arrangement truly one of a kind. ~ betsy scott of flower kiosk [FLOWERKIOSK.COM / PAGE 76] [5] GET INSPIRED: early in the planning process, take the opportunity to explore. do some browsing online & in local shops to get a feel for what sort of designs you are most drawn to. collecting examples of the paper pieces that pique your interest will help your vision come together. ~ amy kalvaitis of hobart & haven [HOBARTANDHAVEN.COM / PAGE 177]

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[6] TASTE YOUR OPTIONS: when you’ve crafted your culinary vision, meet

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