Having a summer wedding?

The Sperry experience allows you to dream your wildest dreams for that perfect wedding experience. We love to share the success stories from our family of Sperry locations across this great nation. With over 30 years experience on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine we have been involved in some pretty amazing outdoor events. We are always ready to talk to you about your next outdoor wedding or corporate event so connect with us today.

Our friends over at the knot.com 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 http://www.google.com/weddings/ 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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Castle in the Clouds

A spectacular wedding venue is Castle in the Clouds. It showcases one of a kind views of Lake Winnipesaukee while being amidst the mountains in the picturesque lakes region of New Hampshire. This is the perfect stage to bring Sperry Tents. The natural beauty of the lakes region, blended with the simple elegance of Sperry Tents provide the perfect elements for your masterpiece wedding.
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The Value of a Wedding Planner

There are many blogs and articles out there about the virtues and benefits of hiring a wedding planner. Not surprisingly, most of these are written by wedding planners or wedding planning companies, but the best, and most honest, are written by couples who wish that they had hired a planner or scrambled to hire one at the eleventh hour.

We have to agree that there really is an immense value in hiring a wedding planner/coordinator/designer for a tented wedding. We applaud those that do the whole process without hiring one and have seen many people successfully do so. We have also seen the unsuccessful side of things where 2 months out from the event, the nerves set in, and everything that seemed like it would be so much fun now seems like a scary proposition.
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Pantone Color Institute™ Color of the Year

Every year there are colors that are “hot” and colors that are “not”. It seems that the color palates that were all the rage even 5 years ago seem outdated today. It’s especially fascinating working in the wedding and event industry to see the evolution of color and how it’s used. The Pantone Color Institute™ is an organization that provides color trend forecasting. They predict what trends we might expect to see in the coming month or years. They have just chosen the 2015 Color of the Year and it’s Marsala. Their description of the color:

“A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”

Often, what draws people to a Sperry Sailcloth Tent, is how our tents just seem to “go” with everything. Any initial skepticism about how this color would be able to compliment an outdoor tented wedding was quickly quelled by a simple internet search. Now we’re hooked and can’t wait to see marsala and it’s complimentary colors make it’s way into our tents!

The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine

At Sperry Tent Seacoast one our favorite locations to work is The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine. Working at the Nonantum Resort makes my job enjoyable because of the wide open event space and a vintage seacoast landscape that is second to none. The authentic combination of Sperry Tents on the waterfront features a simple elegance that is unique to the event industry. The Nonantum Resort provides a perfect venue for Sperry Tents to flourish.

10 Unspoken Marriage Rules

Stick to these guidelines, even though you didn’t vow to at your wedding

By Dawn Papandrea for Woman’s Day

Every married person knows to be faithful, stay truthful and be there for her partner through good times and bad—they’re in the wedding vows, after all. But most seasoned couples would admit that some unspoken rules are vital for getting past rough patches and growing stronger as a couple. Here, experts share 10 of the less apparent (but just as important) marriage rules to live by.

1. Don’t criticize your partner’s parents or friends.

You know how it is—your family can tick you off but no one else had dare speak ill of them. That’s why you should tread carefully with your in-laws and your husband’s dearest friends. “Even when he’s venting to you, your contributions can put him on the defensive,” explains LeslieBeth Wish, EdD, a Florida-based psychologist and licensed clinical social worker. “When you take position A, you prompt your partner to take position B.” Instead, says Dr. Wish, put yourself in his position so that you can empathize with him.

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