Fort Foster (ceremony), Kittery Community Center (cocktail hour and reception)

 

A ceremony at Fort Foster surrounded by friends, family, and the Portsmouth Harbor truly couldn’t be any more special! The greenery and the garden chairs at the KCC allows the beauty of the outdoors to be come alive inside, while simultaneously illuminating that cozy feel.

Items Rented:

Fruitwood Garden Chairs

Darkwood Farm Tables

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

White Folding Chairs

 

Wedding At The Seacoast Science Cemter

This tented reception had a beautiful mix of blues and whites and was planned in accordance with a vision of a mid-20th century wedding. The slight view of the water in the background brings out the blues even more as they are perfectly placed along dark farm tables.

Caterer: The White Apron

 

Items Rented:

Cross Back Chairs

Farm Tables

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

Private wedding On Pawtuckaway Lake New Hampshire

Description:

This intimate ceremony was held on the end of a dock, where the bridal party and family surrounded the bride and groom in stunning cross back chairs. The rest of the guests watched from the lawn where tents strung with café lights, and dancefloors set-up underneath would soon be home to a celebration.

Items Rented:

Dancefloor

Cross Back Chairs

Wine Barrels

Private Estate Wedding, Southport Island, ME

Description:

Pops of natural colors could be seen throughout this wedding held in Southport Island, ME, adding more magnificence than we thought possible to this ceremony by the water. Garden chairs were the perfect choice in a setting like this, as well as the farm tables and cross back chairs highlighting the natural ambiance.

Item Rented:

Sail Cloth Tent

Cross Back Chairs

Darkwood Farm Tables

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

Natural Garden Chairs

 

Announcing C.W. Seacoast Luxury Restroom Trailers

An entrepreneur is at it again! My father, Michael Parkin, is no stranger to new business ventures and opportunities. The owner of two successful businesses, Exeter Events & Tents and Sperry Tents Seacoast, he has decided to use his business savvy, entrepreneurial sprit to start a new venture, “W.C. Seacoast”, a business providing portable luxury restroom facilities. An outdoor event evokes images of beauty, luxury, and exclusivity; the image of a bride in a portable toilet does not.

Luxury restroom trailers provide guests with a restroom that is elegant, private and clean. C. W. Seacoast is introducing two options for clients, The Seacoast Spa and The Seacoast Valletta. The Seacoast Spa has flushing toilets, a working sink and vanity, heating, air conditioning, wood grain floor, and crown molding. The Seacoast Valletta has all of the features of The Seacoast Spa, but the exterior is designed to aesthetically look like a garden cottage.

Visit W.C. Seacoast for more information!

Private Residence Wedding In Kennebunkport, ME

 

 

Description:

A beautiful garden party themed ceremony at a private residence in Kennebunkport, ME was the perfect location to celebrate. This color palette used certainly emphasized the natural beauty surrounding the location, along with the choice of using farm tables and a wine barrel bar.

Items Rented:

Sail Cloth Tent

Cross Back Chairs

Farm Tables

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

Wine Barrel Bar

Dancefloor

Wedding At Hidden Pond Kennebunkport Maine

 

Description:

The sun was shining through this tent at a gorgeous wedding held at Hidden Pond. Around 70 guests were seated in our white garden chairs for an intimate ceremony, followed by dinner and drinks to share laughs, memories, and even play a few games. The elegant touches of blue along with the small details across all the tables truly made this a night to remember.

Caterer: Earth at Hidden Pond

 

Items Rented:

Fruitwood Chivari Ballroom Chairs

White Garden Chairs

Café Lights

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

47 Best Wedding Songs Of 2017

Brides

Blair Donovan

Few things can define your wedding reception quite like your music selection. So, if you’re getting married in the near future, you need to pick the best of the best wedding songs from 2017 to truly set the tone. As if you weren’t already stressed out enough from picking out your incredibly heartfelt first dance and father-daughter dance songs, you also have to consider your playlist for the rest of the reception. The pressure’s on to please the crowd and keep your guests tearing up the dance floor (because nothing puts the fun in weddings quite like a good dance sesh).

Whether you rented a live band or went the DJ route, it might seem like the easy way out to delegate the music choices to these vendors, but you’re better than that! Having a say in your reception songs falls on the same level of importance as selecting your dinner menu(yes, it’s THAT big of a deal). While your estranged cousin Bob will probably still request constantly overplayed wedding tunes like “Shout” or “Sweet Caroline,” give your reception a present-day vibe and keep the energy alive with our picks of the 47 best wedding songs from 2017. From upbeat pop favorites to romantic first dance tunes, these beats will keep friends and family on their feet (uncomfortable high heels tossed to the side and all) and make your reception one for the books. Continue reading

Secret Sneaky Ways To Save Money As A Wedding Guest

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Natalie Gontcharova

A couple of years back, I flew to Paris for the wedding of a dear friend. I spent untold amounts on plane tickets, staying in a little boutique hotel in the Marais, and all the obligatory gallivanting, eating, and drinking this type of trip inspires. We danced until 7 a.m. and watched the sunrise over the Seine. Emotionally, it was extremely worth it; financially, not so much. A freelancer at the time, I came home to a bright-red negative number in my bank account and immediately started hustling for gigs, any gigs.

Why am I telling this story? Because I’ve since learned that weddings — even ones where you have to fly to Paris — don’t have to be a financial burden on the guest. There’s an oft-cited survey from The Knot that found guests spending an average of $118 on a gift, $321 on travel, $322 on accommodations, and $81 on attire, with a grand total of over $800 spent per guest on each occasion. If you analyze these costs, you’ll find many avoidable expenses. Continue reading