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 It seems that the color palates that were all the rage even 5 years ago seem outdated today.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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Unique Wedding Sites in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden: 154 Market St., Portsmouth, 603-436-8221, *A National Historic Landmark; Georgian mansion with private terraced formal gardens and newly-renovated ”warehouse” rental available for weddings and functions. Located near the Hilton Garden Inn/Downtown Portsmouth (100 High St., 603-431-1499, and the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel (250 Market St., 603-431-2300,

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion: 375 Little Harbor Rd., Portsmouth, 603-436-6607,  *A National Historic Landmark overlooking the picturesque inland waterways of Little Harbor. Grounds and Coolidge Center available for event rental. Located down the road from Little Harbor Chapel (seasonal, 603-436-4902). For information about weddings at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site, please call the state office at 603-271-3556.

Governor Langdon House: 143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, 603-436-3205, *A National Historic Landmark. Expansive lawn behind the mansion shaded by trees, enclosed by hedges and a perennial flower border. 100-foot rose and grape arbor leads to secluded pavilion. Adjacent carriage house with restrooms & catering space. Rental limited to outdoor seasonal use; up to 150 guests. Tours of the 1784 Langdon House may be arranged in advance for function guests.

North Church of Portsmouth UCC: 355 Spinney Rd., Portsmouth, 603-436-9109, *Non-member weddings for a fee. Up to 500 guests. Available Saturdays, 10am-noon; 1-3pm; 4-6pm; 7-9pm. Space not available for Sunday weddings. Organist/pianist available. Please call for more details.

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The Biggest Wedding Trends for 2015

It’s that time of year to read about all the new trends in weddings and there are some great new ones listed here. We see the expanding use of Clear frame tents as a trend for 2015. Take a look at what we have to offer in the way of clear frame tents and give us a call. We are always here to help you make your day as carefree as possible.

Get up-to-the-nanosecond news on the latest trends in all things bridal: from canapés to cakes, flowers to favors and invitations to midnight snacks.

By:Debra Witt

There’s a strong spirit of individualism in the air this new year, with couples keen on infusing their ceremonies and receptions with personality — their own. “Couples want to communicate who they are,” says Allison Laesser-Keck, of Viva La Diva Events in southeast Michigan. “They, of course, want their wedding to be elegant and Magical and still very fun for their guests. But they also want all of the details to reflect who they are as a couple, their tastes. The result is a wedding that feels very personal and unique.” How does all of this individuality come together? In the details, of course! Here are the most noteworthy wedding trends we’ve got our eye on this year.
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Happy Holidays!

Thank you for being our customer. We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

All the best to you and your family.

Sperry Tents Seacoast | 436 Shattuck Way, Newington, NH | 03801-7838 | Phone: 603-778-9838

Another happy Sperry Tents of The Seacoast Client.

Hi there!

We had the chance to work with you all at a wedding on August 9 on Southport Island, ME. Of course, your tent was beautiful. We got some great footage of your tents which we incorporated into their highlights film. I thought you’d like to see:
Hope we’re able to work together more in the future!


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The 10 Mistakes Couples Make When Booking Their Honeymoons

The honeymoon is a much-needed respite after months of wedding planning. For many couples, it’s also the trip of a lifetime — the first long, exotic trip taken together. Heaven, right? Not always.

Believe it or not, it is possible to do it wrong, thanks to ill-timed bookings, too-small budgets and more. We consulted a few travel experts who specialize in booking honeymoons to find out what you should and shouldn’t do when planning your post-wedding getaway.

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Reality Romance! 12 Couples that Found Love on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

The ABC dating show has produced many couples — some married, others engaged or dating. In honor of Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette, we’re looking back at which former contestants beat the odds and found love.


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