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Summer is really flying by! We’re welcoming August with nothing but excitement for what’s to come. Drum roll please for what we’re loving in the here and now.

Corral your gal pals and make your merry way to The White Dress by the Shore so you can all enjoy a night of cocktails, candy, and cosmetics with legendary dress designer Hayley Paige this Friday, August 7th. But don’t dilly-dally on sending out those RSVPs. You have until the 3rd!

New England Country Rentals is right on the money with their list of this season’s hottest event trends. The inspiring roundup will leave you itching to throw a swanky summertime soiree, just because.

Whether you’re jet-setting to Fiji for your honeymoon or just going to a lakeside cabin for a long weekend with your sweetie, Boston Magazine will make your life incredibly easy with their expert tips on what to pack to avoid a wardrobe disaster anywhere.

We were charmed by this vintage romance wedding at the Newport Yachting Center, where  lush green and blush pink flowers from Flowers by Semia adorned the space.

Artisan Bake Shop has launched their new website, featuring over 500 newly added photos of their confectionary creations. We’re squealing with delight because cake… Who doesn’t love cake?!

Happy weekend’ing!

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Bliss Loves!

Summer is really flying by! We’re welcoming August with nothing but excitement for what’s to come. Drum roll please for what we’re loving in the here and now. Corral your gal pals and make your merry way to The White Dress by the Shore so you can all enjoy a night of cocktails, candy, and […]

Vendor spotlight on…The Nonantum Resort

Russell Caron Wedding Photography

Russell Caron Wedding Photography

Name: The Nonantum Resort

Location: Kennebunkport, Maine

Tell us a little bit about the history of the resort: We were built in 1883 and opened in 1884. We’re one of the few remaining grand hotels of the that era. We’re also located right on the riverfront. For an informative timeline of resort milestones click here.

About the venue: We have one hundred and nine guest rooms with a back lawn that is spacious and expansive. We also have a lighthouse on the property. Inside there is a gorgeous ballroom and outside on the lawn is the perfect spot for tented weddings. Some couples decide on an outdoor ceremony and then people come inside for the reception. We’ve had many lobster bakes and games of corn hole going. There is a beautiful room for the bridal party to get ready where they can enjoy gorgeous views and gear up for the big day. We’re up the street from St. Anne’s Church, it’s a bit of a heftier fee to get married there, but the setting is spectacular and it’s right on the coastline. Another one of our crowd pleasers is an original Otis elevator with a chain door!

What is your busy season? We’re pretty much busy through our opening at the end of April until we close in mid-December. If brides are still looking for 2015 dates it’s all about Fridays and Sundays. It’s almost half price. For 2016 we have plenty of dates still available. The main tourism season is July 4th to Columbus Day, but the winter offers some fun events like breakfast with Santa and other holiday themed events.

What sort of events is it available for? We do everything from rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate retreats (we have a kayak outing or can arrange cooking classes nearby as activities). We also are the venue for the local high school prom. We host a lot of nonprofit events too!

Is there a favorite or historic event that they’ve hosted? President Bush was here to kick off the Kennebunkport river race, it’ a midsummer festival and we’re catering one the events for Barbara Bush’s 90th birthday at the Kennebunk River Club. We also participate in the Kennebunkport food and wine festival. 

What makes it stand out as a venue? You would think of all of the things, it would be the beauty of the space, but actually, it’s the staff—that is why we’re a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. We have a long-standing staff, including our director of sales. Everyone is very friendly and family oriented. There’s a really warm, welcoming spirit. It’s elegant and casual. Not pretentious. We try to make dreams come true here.

Do you have any recommendations for brides that may be considering the venue? I think the biggest thing is that everyone is looking at Pinterest and people come in with these huge expectations, but it’s your day, do what feels true to you. There is so much that can pull you in another direction, but the biggest thing is that this is your day and it needs to be special and memorable for you.

What is the business motto The Nonantum functions under? Our tagline is ‘where traditions begin’, we have couples that got married here and return for their anniversary or they come back with their kids. Guests keep coming back year after year for family events. We have a groom who was married here twelve years ago and just booked a memorial service for his father. It’s a special place.

C.A. Smith Photography

C.A. Smith Photography

Nadra Photography

Nadra Photography

Nadra Photography

Nadra Photography

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Vendor spotlight on…The Nonantum Resort

Name: The Nonantum Resort Location: Kennebunkport, Maine Tell us a little bit about the history of the resort: We were built in 1883 and opened in 1884. We’re one of the few remaining grand hotels of the that era. We’re also located right on the riverfront. For an informative timeline of resort milestones click here. About the […]

festive red, white, and blue wedding

When choosing a color palette and motif for their wedding, Amy and Tom decided on a red, white, and blue USA meets the UK theme. Since the bride is American and the groom is British and many guests would be traveling from England, they wanted to honor both cultures. This wedding was planned to perfection to the very last detail. British and American patriotism could be found everywhere, from the flag adorned bean bag toss to the breathtaking star-spangled tent. The day was made magical by an all-star collaboration of vendors including Wendy Joblon Events, Sayles Livingston, Exquisite Events, The Catered Affair, Table Toppers, Be Our Guest, Rentals Unlimited, Sperry Tent, Newport Tent, Folia, and Confectionary Designs.

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festive red, white, and blue wedding

When choosing a color palette and motif for their wedding, Amy and Tom decided on a red, white, and blue USA meets the UK theme. Since the bride is American and the groom is British and many guests would be traveling from England, they wanted to honor both cultures. This wedding was planned to perfection to the very last detail. British and American patriotism could be found everywhere, from the flag adorned bean bag toss to the breathtaking star-spangled tent.

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New Years Eve Party Ideas

2014 is just 2 days away! We cannot wait for all the good things it has in store, especially the release of our 4th issue in February!  While we are busy bees putting on the finishing touches to the issue, we hope you'll enjoy some of these New Year's Eve inspiration ideas! 

The New Year is a completely blank slate. Time to start again with a fresh focus on anything from resolutions to new possibilities.  We thought this would be a totally fun idea for a New Year's Eve Party!  Everything all in white, to let the imagination run wild.  

Ideas from top to bottom: Each guest could be seated with a blank piece of slate and chalk at their setting to list their goals for the New Year.  Or, have one large chalk board where guests can write down their resolutions before the festivities start!  

White Moet and Chandon bottles are perfect for the occasion!

A bar cart gets gussied up with all white balloons and a neon sign. Like the idea of writing in lights? Check out THIS TUTORIAL on how to create your own marquee lettering.  2014 would be an easy one to do or if you have a little more space and time try "Happy New Year" or "Cheers" or the now infamous Kate Spade "Pop Fizz Clink". 

Setting an all white table can be a great way to use eclectic pieces found around your house.  Need more settings? Just call on one of our favorite rental companies! You can find them all listed HERE.

Going all out? A white tent with white linens, chargers, and decor looks crisp and clean.  Decorate with ostrich plumes for an ode to the Art Deco era.  A little more subdued? Try layering white on white with balloons, linens, and desserts.

All white food can be fun and healthy! Get those resolutions started off right.  And don't forget the invitations.  White on White "blind" letterpress is an elegant way to invite your guests to the Blank Slate party.

Need more "blank slate" or all white party inspiration? Check out our 2013 issue's feature on the inWhite Luxury Wedding Collective launch party HERE!

We'd love to hear what your resolutions are, so leave a comment below! Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

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New Years Eve Party Ideas

2014 is just 2 days away! We cannot wait for all the good things it has in store, especially the release of our 4th issue in February!  While we are busy bees putting on the finishing touches to the issue, we hope you'll enjoy some of these New Year's Eve inspiration ideas! 

The New Year is a completely blank slate. Time to start again with a fresh focus on anything from resolutions to new possibilities.  We thought this would be a totally fun idea for a New Year's Eve Party!  Everything all in white, to let the imagination run wild.  

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