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Seaside Romance – Style Page

The serene coastal beauty inherent to New England is romanticized with a touch of glam.

1. This pair of elegant stud earrings from Modern Trousseau glitters like the sun reflecting off of the ocean.

2. Classic and creamy New England clam chowder prepared by Russell Morin Catering and Events is topped with fresh clams and crispy crostini for dipping. Photographed by Erin McGinn.

3. Like ripples in the ocean this beautiful ruffle chiffon wedding dress by Modern Trousseau is perfect for a seaside soiree.

4. Dinner with a view take on a whole new meaning when you’re sitting at this breathtakingly beautiful table designed by Farmhouse Group Events & Jayson Munn Design. Photographed by Gabe Aceves.

5. Fresh tuna bites re-imagined by Capers Catering make the perfect passed hors d’oeuvres for your coastal event. Photographed by Sarah Bastille Photography.

6. A fresh bouquet of lush blossoms emulate the colors of the ocean flawlessly. Designed by Farriessey Floral Design. Photographed by Plugovoy Photography.

7. Hand-beaded with rose quartz and clear beads this soft emerald minaudiere by Sareh Nouri is sure to turn heads. Available through A Little Something White.

8. Stormy gray tulle bridesmaid gown by Jenny Yoo is an enchanting neutral tone for your coastal wedding.

9. An all-lace wedding dress with billowing sleeves and a flowing train is effortlessly beautiful for a wedding on the beach. Designed by Made With Love available at The White Dress by the Shore.

10. First look leads to a first dance long the vast Cape Cod Coastline. Photographed by Shoreshotz.

11. A striking image of crashing waves on the inside of this envelope designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design reveal a simply chic invitation.

 

 

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Seaside Romance – Style Page

The serene coastal beauty inherent to New England is romanticized with a touch of glam. 1. This pair of elegant stud earrings from Modern Trousseau glitters like the sun reflecting off of the ocean. 2. Classic and creamy New England clam chowder prepared by Russell Morin Catering and Events is topped with fresh clams and crispy crostini […]

Bright Whimsical Hues – Color Theory

We’ve rounded up all of our favorite things in cheerful, whimsical colors that blend fun with enchanting elegance to create a look that is magnetizing…

1. An effervescent elderflower cocktail crafted by Forks & Fingers is a refreshing delight.

2. Breathtaking hanging pink blossoms create a dramatic floral canopy over an elegant farm table. Designed by Sayles Livingston Design. Photographed by Ephemera Photography.

3. Laser cut details on the icy blue tulle Harlow bridesmaid gown by Amsale is playfully cheeky. Available through A Little Something White.

4. Diamond halo drop earrings from Long Jewelers features a center stone that is as mesmerizing as the ocean.

5. Vibrant peonies with bright yellow centers from Sayles Livingston Design cascade down a textured four-tier cake at The Bohlin. Photographed by Sarah Pudlo.

6. A rare beauty, this diamond engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers features a center ring pink diamonds.

7. Textural bouquets in dazzling hues pop against airy blue gowns. Designed by Stoneblossom. Photographed by Kati Rosado Photography.

8. A chic invitation suite features petal pink brush strokes paired with a dash of glitz by Kleinfeld Paper available at Paper & Pearl.

9. A modern industrial space is romanticized by copper lighting with exposed Edison bulbs by Griffin & Griffin. Venue: 58 Fore Street, Portland Maine, Rentals: Peak Event Services, Heartwood Essentials & One Stop Event Rentals Design & Flowers: Flora Fauna Planner: The Purple Orchid Event Planning.

 

 

 

 

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Bright Whimsical Hues – Color Theory

We’ve rounded up all of our favorite things in cheerful, whimsical colors that blend fun with enchanting elegance to create a look that is magnetizing… 1. An effervescent elderflower cocktail crafted by Forks & Fingers is a refreshing delight. 2. Breathtaking hanging pink blossoms create a dramatic floral canopy over an elegant farm table. Designed […]

UNIQUE Weddings by Alexis – Vendor Spotlight

Alexis Eliopoulos-O’Mara, Master Bridal Consultant and owner of UNIQUE Weddings by Alexis is one of only 90 people in the world to carry this title through the Associations of Bridal Consultants. Alexis has an impressive 18 years in the event planning industry and specializes in destination weddings and working with couples that are out of the area that have chosen New England as their destination.

How did UNIQUE Weddings by Alexis come to be?

I started out in marketing and graphic design and then got into corporate event planning. After years of planning large scale destination annual corporate events, I longed for more creativity and longer term planning. That is when I started pursuing weddings. I fell in love with weddings at once and have been working on weddings alone ever since!

What are the services you offer?

I customize every package for each couple I work with. I will assist with as little as month of management or start to finish planning and design — and then of course anything in between! Some examples of services include full service management, wedding day coordination, guidance on etiquette, venue recommendations, wedding design, vendor referrals and much more.

How far you willing to travel to provide decor and services? 

Absolutely anywhere! We travel throughout New England on a regular basis, but we have worked on wedding and events throughout the States and on several tropical islands.

What is trending so for in 2018 for event decor? 

Back bars with candles, family photographs, and bud vases are great accents to the cocktail hour or reception decor and desired by many couples.

Signage is hugely popular! Custom-designed paper materials for weddings has become much more frequent.

Mini ceremonial cakes instead of large traditional wedding cakes to direct the focus more on dessert stations, passed desserts, and late night snacks is also trending.

Couples are hosting large rehearsal dinners or welcome parties for many (or all) guests the night before the wedding.

Lounge furniture, signature drinks, natural wood guest tables and mixed table shapes are all still very much desired.

What is one piece of advice you can give to brides?

Enjoy your engagement and do not worry about the details on your wedding day! If you are having fun at your wedding, your guests will take your lead and have a wonderful time as well!! Couples are often so busy between planning their wedding, working, and other personal changes, they forget that being engaged should be a fun time in their lives. Have a great time planning your wedding and dancing the night away in celebration when the day finally comes!

Photography by Rebecca Arthurs

 

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UNIQUE Weddings by Alexis – Vendor Spotlight

Alexis Eliopoulos-O’Mara, Master Bridal Consultant and owner of UNIQUE Weddings by Alexis is one of only 90 people in the world to carry this title through the Associations of Bridal Consultants. Alexis has an impressive 18 years in the event planning industry and specializes in destination weddings and working with couples that are out of […]

Industrial Glam – A Styled Shoot

The raw elements of the Waterfire Arts Center juxtaposed with fresh green foliage & modern décor created an ethereal vibe for this industrial glam styled shoot. 

Bright natural light flooded the preserved industrial framework of the former rubber manufacturing facility, bouncing off the exposed steel beams and weathered bricks. The raw authenticity and muted colors of the space inspired Karen Taddei of Lilacs to choose her signature green and white floral palette with pops of burgundy and silver accents. “This was a natural palette not to compete with, but respect. The simplicity of the green pear branches turning burgundy with the season combined with the acid green viburnum and hanging amaranthus infused the industrial space with fresh beauty,” Karen described. An airy canopy of chiffon draping and three beaded chandeliers designed by floated above the zinc-top table, softening the space with warmth and romance.

“The draping installation combined with the beaded chandeliers over the tables added a dreamy, airy quality that was illuminated by the gorgeous light that streamed through the large windows. We kept the look flowing and romantic with a touch of drama to soften the space,” Christen of Ryan Designs described.

Soaring arrangements of earthy, autumn-kissed branches and hanging flora in silver fluted vases added a touch of drama while the clean lines of the transparent ghost chairs completed the modern look. The bouquets and headpieces were designed with lush peonies, ranunculus, and sweet pea to reflect the romanticism of the Midsummer’s Night inspired fashions from Modern Trousseau.

Raw-edged paper painted with icy blue watercolor by The Paper Perfectionist embodied the industrial glam vision flawlessly.

Mouth-watering tempura lobster & duck confit nuggets drizzled in blueberry bbq sauce crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events.

Lemon lilac petit four topped with a mini macaron crafted by Emily Bridges, Pastry Chef at Russell Morin Catering & Events made the perfect bite-sized treat.

 

 

 

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Industrial Glam – A Styled Shoot

The raw elements of the Waterfire Arts Center juxtaposed with fresh green foliage & modern décor created an ethereal vibe for this industrial glam styled shoot.  Bright natural light flooded the preserved industrial framework of the former rubber manufacturing facility, bouncing off the exposed steel beams and weathered bricks. The raw authenticity and muted colors […]

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