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Breakwater Inn & Spa, Kennebunkport, Maine

Location: Breakwater Inn & Spa, Kennebunkport


The choice of lighting, table runners, and pops of pink and red under this tent captivated guests. The beauty and poise at this reception filled the air with romance, making the night magical and memorable.

Items Rented:

Cross Back Chairs

Farm Tables

Dishes, Glassware

Private Wedding At Parson’s Beach (Kennebunk) Maine

A gorgeous look at this tented reception at Parsons Beach in Maine, where the drizzly day didn’t hold anyone back. The bright green lawn matched the greenery draped along the tables perfectly, and the twinkling café lights strung underneath the tent lit up the evening!

Items Rented:

Fruitwood Chivari Ballroom Chairs

Banquet Tables

Dishes, Linens, Glassware

Wedding At The Thompson Inn In Durham, NH


Watercolors with gold accents throughout The Thompson Inn brought the venue to life during this ceremony. The purple table runner that peeked through the greenery combined with the flickering gold candles matched the cake perfectly, giving the atmosphere the feel of nature blooming.

Items Rented:

Cross Back Chairs

Dishes, Linens, Glassware


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


Private Residence Wedding In Kennebunkport, ME




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


Secret Sneaky Ways To Save Money As A Wedding Guest


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

A Wedding Registry Specialist Shares Her Expert Advice

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Lauren Schwartzberg

In our Ask the Experts series, New York Weddings gets tips and advice from professionals in disciplines from dress design to elopement planning

Shan-Lyn Ma

CEO and founder of Zola

Zola started as an online registry, but you added some new services this year. Why the expansion?

We noticed people were using six to eight different apps for wedding-planning tasks; we wanted to put them all in one place so you just need one service. We created over 30 wedding website templates that couples can choose from, a guest-list management tool where you can keep track of RSVPs and people’s addresses, and a customizable to-do checklist where you answer a few questions about yourself and then we generate a list of what you need to get done and when. Continue reading

How To Plan A Wedding In Six Weeks

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Alexis Cheung

Tips for pulling off a very brief engagement.

The wedding of:  Daniela Lazo-Cedré and Alfred Matérn, plus 50 guests.

Where: The Gramercy Park Hotel.

Why six weeks: “We didn’t want to linger and drive ourselves crazy with details. Plus, Alfred is from Sweden, and his visa was going to expire.”

What they did first: “We picked the date — January 7 — because it gave us time to file our marriage license but was late enough after the holidays that our families’ airfare wasn’t insane. We knew we didn’t want to do City Hall, so we looked for simple ceremonious venues next and landed on the Gramercy Hotel.”

Why the Gramercy Hotel: “We were just lucky. The terrace wasn’t booked, and they even upgraded us to the larger garden space. Plus, after considering catering and chair rentals, it didn’t cost as much time or money as other event spaces. The hotel takes care of a lot of details.”

Who came in handy: “We took up a lot of offers from family and friends who wanted to help. My mom constantly followed up with the hotel and scouted our photographer; my sister found my velvet pumps from Jimmy Choo; my best friend is a florist and event planner and did the arrangements. I wanted some kind of white, aromatic flower, like gardenias or jasmine, but they’re so expensive. She helped me pick a mixture of lilies and green foliage, which is actually really inexpensive. Alfred made a wedding playlist, but his friend also sang for the ceremony.”

How they invited guests: “Until two weeks before, it was a word-of-mouth wedding. We told everyone the date and updated them sporadically; then, once we secured the venue, we sent a Paperless Post.”

How she found her dress“My mom found a minimalist silk dress by Halston online. I was working late, so my sister, who is a similar size, tried it on in their shop on Greene Street. She knew it was the one but set aside other options just in case.” Continue reading

10 Things We Know About Harry And Meghan’s Wedding—From An Insider

The engagement was just announced, but royal wedding fever is already here.


No one does pomp and circumstance like the Brits, and when it comes to royal weddings, they rule. I’m one of those people who set the alarm for 5am so I could get up and watch Lady Diana arrive at St. Paul’s Cathedral in a gold, horse-drawn carriage to marry Prince Charles. Ever since, I’ve made it my personal mission to know everything there is to know about the fascinating family at the center of the world’s longest running soap opera.

After two books and countless conversations with royal insiders (including Diana’s brother, Charles), I’ve gained plenty of insight on how things work within “The Firm.” Although they only just announced their engagement yesterday, plans for Harry and Meghan’s wedding are well under way. Here’s what we know so far. And for more royal engagement coverage, here are 10 Secrets the Palace Doesn’t Want Meghan Markle to Know. Continue reading

A Clear Tent Wedding At Hidden Pond Resort In Kennebunkport, Maine

There’s something really spectacular about the way our clear frame tents look on the patio of the barn at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine. This couple opted to extend their tent to a 40’x45’ in order to accommodate their full seated reception underneath. The family style rows of dark wood farm tables with our fruitwood chivari chairs made for a great conversational layout! Simple touches of greenery complemented the wedding white dishware and elegant glassware settings on the table so perfectly!

Vendors: Venue- Hidden Pond Resort, Tent and Rentals- Exeter Event’s & Tents, Photographer- Rachel Buckley Weddings, Coordination/event design: Seacoast Harbor Events, Florals: Watershed Floral