Check Out This Chic Seaside Wedding!

Kelly and Kyle went out in style! These two walked the “aisle” of green grass down to an amazing view of the coast. The Breakwater Inn is “Located at the mouth of Kennebunk River, where this waterway meets the Atlantic Ocean, the Breakwater Inn & Spa offers a breathtakingly inspiring setting for Kennebunkport meetings, weddings and special events.”

We love how well the farm tables and rustic cross back chairs tie in with the chic nautical theme! Thanks to Lotus Floral  the girls had stunning bouquets and the tables were complete. Planned and design by the ever so talented Heidi, of She Luxe  we think this day came together so perfectly! Shout out to Jaimee Morse for capturing it all so beautifully! We are so thankful for this incredible vendor team that came together to make Kelly and Kyle’s day complete and we look forward to working with them all in the future! This day was recently featured on Ruffled Blog if you want to catch up on it here ! Scroll through and enjoy the photos and take note of all the vendors listed at the end!

Congrats Kelly and Kyle– thanks for choosing Exeter!

Best wishes on this new chapter of your life.

Photographer: Jaimee Morse | Planning: She Luxe  | Florals: Lotus Floral  | Tent: Sperry Tent Seacoast | Venue: The Breakwater Inn Beauty: Bei Capelli Officiant: All in 1 Weddings DJ: Adam Jaena of White Labels DJs Rentals: Sperry TentsBBJ LinensExeter EventsA Plus Party Rental (gold flatware)

Party at Hamilton House!

Tatum and Ben showed South Berwick how it’s done. Now this wedding was one for the books check out the photos below! They partied the night away under one of our tents. If you haven’t heard of Hamilton House in South Berwick this stunning venue has been the home to many fantastic events. With its waterfront location, beautiful gardens and historic architecture this venue is outstanding to say the least and we were so happy to have been chosen among this incredible vendor team!

Today’s Hamilton House landscape reveals its eighteenth-century mercantile roots, nineteenth-century agrarianism, and the Colonial Revival style that has evolved over the past century. Known as Pipe Stave Landing, this site is located ten miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Alpheus and Betsy Goodwin bought the property in 1839 to farm and produce wool. They planted orchards, fenced fields for their sheep, and built a barn.”

emilie inc captured the day and snapped some incredible shots of this fun couple under our tent! There were many heartfelt details including that that grooms grandfather was the officiant. Tatum and Ben chose to honeymoon in France and Italy (amazing!!) – hoping they had the best time and wishing them all the best for their future together!

photographers: Emilie and Lindsay, emilie inc. | venue: Hamilton House, South Berwick | officiant: grandfather of the groom | caterer, coordinator: Portsmouth Catering Company | flowers: Beautiful Days | band: Retrospecticus | beauty: Salon Loka, Ogunquit | tent: Exeter Events and Tents | transportation: Northeast Charter | gown: Augusta Jones | groom: Kent Wang | honeymoon: France and Italy

Sharing from the Knot: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in Maine

Look to The Knot for everything you need to know about getting married in Maine, from local traditions and getting your marriage license to choosing the perfect venue.

by the knot

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Married in Maine

Wild and wonderful, Maine is overflowing with natural beauty. From its serene interior forest lands to its breathtakingly rocky and dramatic coast, the Pine Tree State is the most unspoiled, sparsely populated state on the entire Eastern Seaboard. From beaches to barns and even some charming urban spaces, there are many wonderful places to get married in Maine.

But before you can make it down the aisle, you’ve got a lot of planning to do. Whether you’ve never visited this wonderful state before or are a born-and-bred Mainer down to the very core of your soul, we’ll help you make your dreams of a wedding in Maine a reality. So read on to learn about what Maine weddings tend to look like, how to legally celebrate your union and start looking at some local Maine wedding pros. And follow along with your wedding checklist to make sure everything is done on time.

https://www.theknot.com/content/maine-wedding-planning-tips

Read the rest here ^ and in the meantime enjoy some fabulous photos from our rentals in Maine!

This was in Cape Neddick, Maine! Planner: Shelux Photographer : Rachel Buckley Florals: F as in Flowers Papers: Ridgely Calligraphy Lighting: Event Lighting Concepts

HIDDEN POND, MAINE SPRING WEDDING

Today we are sharing a piece from Daisies and Pearls blog!

“Slow down, breathe deeply…you’ve arrived at Hidden Pond, the most intriguing and rejuvenating collection of luxury Kennebunkport cottages in New England. Our cottage enclave, nestled into 60 acres of pristine birch forest, awaits you in glorious Kennebunkport, Maine. Within seconds, you’ll begin to feel the hustle of your life dissipate as you breathe in the fresh air and allow the tranquility of your surroundings to settle over you.”

Taken from Hidden Pond ‘s website!

“ Rain clouds couldn’t put a damper on Katie and James’ gorgeous and bright Hidden Pond Wedding. The couple’s love story began in high school and their next chapter continued on a Spring day surrounded by family and friends. A stunning and bold floral palette was created by the talented Minka Flowers. Guests were treated to delicious culinary delights from Earth, including delectable donuts. Following dinner Sounds Buono kept the dance floor crowded. The day was beautifully captured by LAD Photography.”

Taken from DAISIES & PEARLS ‘ blog!

Photography – LAD Photography ; Planning & Coordination – DAISIES & PEARLS ; Ceremony | Reception Venue, Catering | Bartending | Dessert – Hidden Pond ; Floral Design – Minka Flowers ; Music – Sounds Buono ; Officiant – Julie Draper ; Hair – Jessica Todd ; Makeup – Making Faces ; Rentals – Exeter Events & Tents and One Stop Event Rentals ; Invitations & Paper Goods – Minted

A GORGEOUS Hidden Pond Wedding!

Nicole Mower holds a special place in our hearts since she actually worked for us before she became planner and designer of Nicole Mower Events!

“Located on the New England Seacoast, NMWE has a passion for coastal, tented events however we’re always up for adventure and we love a challenge! Whether you envision a nautical, tented event on the coast of the Atlantic (or Pacific, we’ll travel!), a rustic, casual backyard celebration or an enchanting affair inside an elegant venue full of lighting and detail; Nicole Mower Weddings and Events is dedicated to making your vision become reality.”

Thanks to Jess Jolin of Jess Jolin Photography, we have some incredible shots to share!! We are loving this color scheme and the use of gold flatware!! Hidden pond is such a gem that really the possibilities are endless!

If you’re wondering about the beautiful florals that is from our dear friends at Broadturn Farm – check them out! Other vendors include The Soul Estate Band who provided awesome music throughout the night!

NH Wedding Venue Alert: Aldworth Manor

Aldworth Manor Wedding Venue
We had the pleasure of providing the rentals for Sam & Tim’s special day in Harrisville, NH. IF you haven’t heard of Aldworth Manor before we definitely suggest checking them out! Aldworth Manor is “a historic estate resting on 170 rolling acres in southern New Hampshire. With stunning views of Mount Monadnock, gorgeous grounds, miles of trails, beautiful gardens, and a variety of lodging options, Aldworth Manor is the Monadnock region’s premier venue for weddings, receptions, retreats, tented celebrations, concerts and special occasions of any kind.”
Wedding at Aldworth Manor
With a vendor list including photographer, Greta Tucker and one of our long-time friend/wedding planner, Events by Sorrell this day was sure to be a success! Sorrell put together the most beautiful table settings for Sam and Tim which made use of our wicker chargers!


Be sure to check out this sweet video from our talented friends at Media Northeast who were in charge of videography for the day. You can see some clips of the tent we set up at this venue as well!

A Quick Guide To What A Bride-To-Be Needs To Know About Wedding Jewelry

Here’s advice on wedding jewelry for the bride-to-be.

You’ve got a lot on your plate these days, what with wedding planning and all! To make it as easy as possible for you to get all of the information you need to select the wedding jewelry that’s perfect for you and your fiancé, here’s a guide on how to approach the process and a roundup of the articles on JewelryWise we think you’ll find most helpful.

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Your Essential Guide To E-Invites For Weddings

Here’s an article by Claire for One Fab Day on e-invites for weddings.

What’s the etiquette around online invitations?

We’re bona fide stationery lovers around here. We love the weightiness of card stock, the luxury of envelope liners, and the feel of letterpress. But we also know that wedding stationery can be expensive, and that’s before you buy the stamps! So more and more couples are asking us about and opting for wedding websites and e-invites, in lieu of some, or all of their wedding stationery. So to help you navigate digital invitations, we’ve put together a handy guide to e-invites for weddings, from where to make them, to who not to send them to!

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Reception Ideas To “Wow” Your Guests

Here’s a good article on ideas for your wedding reception by Oncewed.com.

Your reception is the party – the place where you celebrate your vows with your most beloved friends and family. And just as planners work to make the reception space perfect for their clients, anxiously awaiting the reveal to see the joy and love on their faces, it’s also important to ensure the receptions sets the tone for the evening for guests as well.

Sarah Chancey, founder and creative mentor behind Chancey Charm, shares with us some tips on how to achieve a memorable guest experience.

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7 Rare Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings Every Alternative Bride Will Love

Here’s an article on gemstone engagement rings by Eva Meijer for Bridal Musings.

With the days getting shorter and colder, you may feel romance is in the air…it’s no surprise then that winter is the most popular season for people to get engaged in!

Perhaps you’re planning to make the most of engagement season with a proposal? But what if you feel a conventional diamond just can’t express your love to your better half and something more colorful is required? Enter the fine-quality colored gemstones! Only these rare stones have the quality to stand the test of time and the expressive beauty to capture your love’s heart.

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