Kate and Phil’s wedding let me explore Manchester New Hampshire on what should have been a chilly winter day, but turned out to be one of those rare days in December where you can go coat-free. They also got me to go to a museum, which is no small feat. Although the Currier is a museum I would actually like to go back to - New Hampshire, it has some good stuff! I can’t say enough how lovely it was to have such a relaxed day and night in Kate’s hometown - getting ready at her house, saying hi to the neighbors on her way to the ceremony - it made an incredibly special day even more so.Read More
More cozy, late-fall weddings at adorable, historic inns please!Read More
Wow, well the only thing I’ve been good at here lately is being incredibly delinquent at posting! No better way to get back into things than sharing Sarah and Travis’s wedding day from earlier this year in Cape Elizabeth.Read More
It seems a little crazy to say that I'd never been to New Jersey, but the trip for Tyler and Al's wedding had great people and delicious strip mall bagels for cheap so I don't see what's not to love! :) I may be partly joking about the bagels (but not really) but I'm definitely not joking about Tyler and Al and their friends and family making this a fantastic wedding. Between the church cat (John, naturally), misty rain, and two people filled with love and joy, you can't go wrong.Read More
Alexis and Adam's wedding day goes to show that no magic, excitement or anticipation is lost by having a small wedding. Rain decided to crash their party, but only made things more cozy.Read More
Everyone planning a Fall wedding is looking for exactly this day. The maple trees are en fuego, the weather is comfortable without turning freezing at night, and the sunset is long and golden. When the DJ didn't show up, it could have turned a dream day into a nightmare. But Mark and Angela and their friends happen to be like a way better, real-life version of Pitch Perfect, if those people also knew how to play instruments. What could have been a disaster made their wedding incredible, unique and fun.Read More
If I hadn't already known Meli was a woman after my own heart, I found out for sure when the morning of her wedding, she heard there was a surprise and immediately assumed her dog was making an appearance.
And that was on top of her planning a wedding and weekend that would have been anyone's dream, including me!Read More
After every wedding I get to be a part of, I am struck by how amazing it is that I have been let in to such an intimate and special day in peoples' lives. It's a level of giddyness I'll never get over and gratitude that, despite my best efforts, I never feel that I've properly conveyed to the people who invited me to be there.
These feelings get magnified times a million when your friends let you be the only person to witness their elopement. Then times a bajillion that they chose San Francisco and Yosemite as the backdrop. And they let you make stops for hotdogs and keychains at the national park gift shop? Pretty unparalleled coolness.
After their ceremony at city hall, we explored the sutro baths before road tripping out to Far Meadow. In an epically twisty and barf-inducing (but totally worth it) drive, you are rewarded with a cabin and two a-frames set on a mountain meadow. Getting ready for the wedding consisted of a quick round of Boggle, a complete breakfast, and heading to the car for the drive to Yosemite. We came across a secluded part of the Merced river, perfect for a private exchange of vows, and then wound our way up to Glacier Point for a hike for views out over the whole valley. A perfect, whistle-stop NorCal tour.Read More
Sugarloaf on labor day meant fields of golden rod, some rogue maples turning red, the last remnants of hurricane harvey. A surprisingly beautiful combination and an unsurprisingly amazing wedding day for Jen and Dan. I mean, there were four dogs there, so it was bound to be a good one!Read More
Ahh what a day!! A glorious, perfectly sunny and day where no one held back on the emotions. Whenever friends and makeup artists are telling the bride or groom not to cry I'm yelling inside "CRY!!".Read More
My job never really feels like a job, but then there are days when I meet the happiest, most at ease people, and I can't believe I get to hang out with them for the whole day, let alone have it be "work". I knew these fellow Colby alums were going to be cool, and combined with awesome friendors Meghan (B Merry) and Emily (Emily Carter Floral Designs) I knew it was going to look beautiful and be smooth sailing.Read More
Anyone planning a destination wedding? Can I invite myself? Bree and Peter and their friends and family met up at the El Dorado Royale for a long weekend of Mexican sun, sea and drinks served in hollowed out pineapples (!!!). Even if pineapple drinks aren't on the table, this is probably the way to do it. Everyone has already had a bit of vacation and a few drinks/swims by the time the wedding comes around so there are very few nerves or possible frustrations. The result? You get a laid-back, tropical, pool-jumping party.Read More
An Allman Brothers cover band-slash-jam-band, one orange farm cat, the brightest most beautiful blooms and two people head over heels happy to get married. It's not part of a great joke (only because I can't think of an appropriate setup?) it was Kirsten and Zack's amazing wedding, a day where everyone attending and working was giddy!Read More
The one thing I tried so hard to do all day was not say that something was gorgeous because the t-shirt ruined that descriptor of Ithaca ten years ago. I failed very hard though, because this day was gorge gorge gorge.Read More
While the upper Northeast was still dragging itself out of winter, Connecticut was a virtual rainforest of lush greenery, even early in May.Read More
I’m always thinking that since I grew up in Maine I never really got to spend too much time on the coast because there was always a lake or pond to jump in so the Mainer mentality is why bother driving to the ocean? This is why you bother! Alia and Ryan took over the Cliff House in Ogunquit for their wedding, filling the ballroom with flowers and their contagious joy.Read More
Everything about this day, these people, this venue, makes my heart absolutely swell. There was blazing foliage, a white boxer-of-honor, golden light and tons of love - more than I could ever hope for at a wedding.Read More
Remember the sleepover game where one person started laughed and it contagiously made everyone crack? Whitney and Scott's wedding was full of that same tummy tickling joy and anticipation.Read More
I had never really considered New Hampshire as a possible location for glamour until Emily and Chris (aka the young Kennedy lookalikes) showed me the way. Having known each other since high school, there was no division between sides of families or whose friend is whose. They even went to prom together and looked the same then. Hi, I want your genes.Read More
With a good chunk of the day before Elina and Dan's rehearsal dinner, it was time to hit the ground running once we landed in Nashville - or rather, start shoveling hot chicken into our faces. It went: coffee, hot chicken, ice cream, flower truck, repeat foods. Which, if this needs clarification, is my ultimate trip pattern.Read More