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!
Beautiful shades of purple and green surrounded guests at this venue up in the mountains of Maine. Gold rim plates, silverware, and chivari chairs were just the finishing touches needed to create a fairytale wedding.
This beautiful couple danced the night away at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport. Elegant chivari chairs were placed at candle lit tables and utilized when a break from the excitement was needed. What a gorgeous display!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →