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Americana Weddings: Your Americana Wedding Guide

phoca_thumb_l_z125Inspired by road trips, county fairs, and good old-fashioned rock and roll, here’s a wedding planning guide to capturing the spirit of your timeless American romance.

By Justine Lorelle Blanchard



The Setting

An Americana wedding begs for an outdoor setting, whether it’s a rustic barn or a tented ceremony in your backyard. When your venue is so inherently rich in character, you can keep the decor low-key.
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How To Rent a Wedding Tent

phoca_thumb_l_RachelAraujoTentYou can’t pick your weather, but you can prepare for it Here is a great article on wedding and event tent rental pros and cons by MegHotchkiss, LVR Events in New York. Meg covers all the bases addressing the why when and how of renting a tent and all the associated equipment that goes inside the tent. We offer a complete solution for all your rental needs so give us a call we are ready to help.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I learned early on in my career as an event planner—you can control a great number of things, but the weather will never be one of them. I know, I know. This isn’t want you want to hear. No one wants to rent a tent for their wedding. They can be expensive, and daunting to think about, and the sky is just so lovely this time of year. But if you have to rent a wedding tent (and don’t kid yourself: outdoor venue, no backup plan, high chance of rain? You may have to), then you’re going to want to make sure you price that in your “affordable and easy” outdoor venue cost early on, and then keep reading. Because there is actually (surprisingly) kind of a lot you need to know: Continue reading

3 Ways to Keep the Peace with Your Future Mother-in-Law

Mother-in-Laws are not that bad they usually think they are just trying to help, right? Here are three good tips to try. After all they will soon be family and that will be years of cherished memories.

Monday, October 20, 2014 
by Sandy Malone

Some brides are close to their fiancé’s family before the engagement, but for some couples who don’t live anywhere near his parents, they may have met only a few times. When the big engagement is announced, all of the dynamics suddenly change. Usually we talk about stress the bride endures in dealing with her own mother, but the Mother of the Groom (MOG) can be just as complicated. While you certainly don’t have to give the MOG a role in the wedding planning, sometimes finding things to make her feel more involved is critical to her happiness — and peace in your own household. Her son is her baby and you’re going to be taking him away from her to some extent. This is a good time to improve relations with the woman who will be grandmother to your children rather than start things off on the wrong foot.
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The Outdoor Wedding Planning Guide

estatepicThe seacoast of New Hampshire, Down East Maine, North Shore or the lakes region, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts is tailor made for an outdoor wedding. From the rocky Maine coast to the soft sand beaches of Cranes Beach in Ipswich we provide that outdoor tented wedding you dream about.

It really doesn’t matter where you go the views are breathtaking. We are truly blessed to live in such a diverse part of the world. Within a 2 hour drive we have it all Lakes, Mountain’s, and types of Beaches to choose from. A White Mountain wedding or maybe on a lake front in the Wiers, rocky coast of York and Kennebuck in one of the many Maine & New Hampshire state parks.

By Anja Winikka

There’s something special about an outdoor wedding: the unparalleled beauty of a rocky ocean shore, a romantic botanical garden, the warm familiarity of your own backyard. But as gorgeous as these sites are, there’s also a significant amount of legwork and orchestration that goes into planning an alfresco celebration. From the lighting to the loo, here’s how to pull off a flawless tented reception. Continue reading

Having a summer wedding?

Our friends over at the and author Kate Wood have put together another great article. This one is on a timely subject, summer wedding season. The “what’s hot now” is right on the mark. We handle all of the outdoor event rental equipment so are up on these very trends! Our linen is bright and colorful, tables and chairs come in many different styles, tents, lighting, flooring and staging encompass all the latest trends. Give us a call today, the consultation is free!

8 Hot Summer Wedding Trends

Summer is a popular time for weddings, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the summer wedding tradition standbys. Read on for eight new ideas for your summer celebration.
By Kate Wood
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Location location location

If you are planning an outdoor event in The Seacoast of New Hampshire, Massachusetts or Maine this article is relevant to you. You will get to see the event from the event tent rental company’s side. And by seeing the professionalism, skill level and attention to detail expressed in this article you will understand why an outdoor event, properly run, has no equal. With over 30 years of “Tenting the Seacoast” we have seen and overcome it all. Jake Kuliu is a free-lance writer from Minneapolis Minnesota who published in InTents Magazine online, a great article on the subject. If you or someone you know is look to have any type of outdoor event we would love to help you achieve your dreams. Just give us a call.

Tent rental companies share the unique considerations they give to regional festivals.

InTents | April 2015
By Jake Kulju

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Happy National Reconciliation Day!

April is known for some pretty crazy celebrations. So guess what the celebrating is all about Today!!! I love the Biography channel and visit their webpage all the time. I find interesting stories just like this one. I never even knew that some of these couples were ever broken up. I hope you enjoy the story as much as we did.

Carrie Borzillo

National Reconciliation Day, held April 2nd every year, is a time to mend fences, reunite with estranged loved ones, and remember Gandhi’s wise words: “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” In honor of the day, we’re taking a look at 10 memorable celebrity reconciliations, from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton‘s two trips to the altar to Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s romantic bounce-back after being found guilty of felony assault charges on the pop princess.

Natalie Wood & Robert Wagner (married 1957-1962 and 1972-1981)

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When Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story) was just 10-years-old, she told her mother that she was going to marry Robert Wagner, best known later on for his starring role in the TV series Hart to Hart. Well her wish came true not once, but twice. The pair went on a first date set up by the studio and married in 1957 amidst protest from her mother. After divorcing in 1962, she married film producer Richard Gregson before giving Wagner a second chance. Wood and Wagner remarried in 1972 and were together until her mysterious drowning while on a boat trip to Catalina Island in 1981. Many theorized that Wagner was involved with her death because the spouses were passionately arguing before she disappeared and she was found with bruises on her body.

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Cool Online Tools That Will Simplify Your Wedding Planning

So you’re getting married now it’s time to plan and manage the wedding. With all the new opportunities to manage it online we thought we would take a look at some of the options currently available. We like because it covers everything you need on one dashboard. But let’s see what Elizabeth Mitchel a writer for Brides Magazine has to offer.

by Elizabeth Mitchell

We’re all for anything that helps streamline the wedding planning process. From tracking down the perfect bridesmaid dress to calculating how much to spend on what, say, “I do” to these cool online tools that put the fun back into prepping for your big day.
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Six Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid

In The Emily Post Institute’s latest book, Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette: 6th Edition, Emily’s great-great-granddaughters Anna and Lizzie Post tackle modern-day wedding questions that the original etiquette expert never could’ve dreamed about, from how to use (wisely) use technology, the rules for same-sex weddings, and much more. Here, the fourth generation of Posts tackle the biggest wedding invitation mistakes.

Before you okay your proofs or send your invitations to the printer, review them for the following:

Check, double-check, and then have others check the wording. Be particularly attentive to spelling, the correct names and addresses of ceremony and reception sites, and the correct date and time.
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Love Lessons From the Wisest Americans

Here is a wonderful article from Next Avenue I PBS for anyone interested in advice on love and marriage. We encourage you to visit this website often to get great advice articles on a variety of topics. Although we are known for our elegant, affordable event tent rentals we feel it is important to surf the web to find great websites like this one and share articles that resonate with us and hope with you.

Candid and surprising research with 700 elders unearths great advice
posted by Suzanne Gerber, February 16, 2015 More by this author

Suzanne Gerber, former Living & Learning editor for Next Avenue, writes about inspirational topics including health, food, travel, relationships and spirituality. Follow Suzanne on Twitter@gerbersuzanne.

You’d think that nothing could shock Karl Pillemer, when it comes to the lives of older folks. After all, the distinguished gerontologist, family sociologist, Cornell University professor and leading researcher on aging (he runs the Cornell Legacy Project) wrote the 2011 bestseller 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice for the Wisest Americans.
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