101+ Things to Do in New Hampshire

Photo by Heidi Duncanson

Photo by Heidi Duncanson

So you’re planning on having a wedding in New Hampshire and looking for things to do maybe before or after the event with family and friends. You’re in luck! New Hampshire is such a diverse state that the possibilities are endless. It doesn’t matter what time of year or where you are located there are many things you can do together. You may already know about some of the great places and events that Lisa lists below or maybe you don’t; either way they just may give you the perfect idea for an event for out of town attendees. Let us know if we have missed any, I am sure we may have, an list them in the comments section. Enjoy the list!

 

Lisa Martineau
Exclusive to NewHampshire.com

There’s no place like home. Whether you have lived in New Hampshire your whole life, or recently relocated to the Granite State, we have put together a “class” on the 101 things that make living in New Hampshire special.

The majority of the activities on the list cost little or nothing to accomplish, but some have admission fees as any worthy tourist attraction would. They also cover all seasons of the year, so the entire list cannot be completed in one month. Consider it a “Life List” or “Bucket List” — add your own ideas and get started!  Read the rest of this entry »

Stunning wedding for sure and I cannot wait to see photos!

Just a quick note to let you know that your whole team was awesome for both the set up and breakdown at the Arnold wedding this past weekend. It really was a fabulous set up! I know your guys were challenged by the inconvenient lack of parking and the being patient for others to get out of their way and I really do appreciate the awesome attitude they had. Jason is fantastic and you musty clone him for me!!! Plus the guys came over Saturday right on time to help get sides up if needed!

Stunning wedding for sure and I cannot wait to see photos! The 9 1/2’ sides were totally worth the $$$!!!

Cheers,

Kate

How to crowdfund your wedding without being the worst

PY-RCR-R-067-LGSo you want to have a big wedding but don’t have the funds to pull it off. How about getting creative when all the usual sources are not available. Try crowd funding as that creative source. Now this may not be for everyone but it has been a valuable resource for may other money needs. From business startups, medical bills I have even seen funding for an independed song album. Check out this blog post cloud funding may just right for you.

 

 

 

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20 FUN DATE IDEAS THAT DON’T COST A DIME

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Married, married with children or singles dating we all need some good ideas on low cost or free dates. These could involve just you or bring along the children and make it a family event. Either way we all need a cheap night out once in a while. If you’re saving for a wedding or need a great date night to pop the question here are 20 outstanding ideas.  Consider this your guaranteed guide to getting the most out of the happiest months of the year. Oh, and put away your wallet—you won’t need it here.

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Americana Weddings: Your Americana Wedding Guide

DSC_0433Inspired by road trips, county fairs, and good old-fashioned rock and roll, here’s a wedding planning guide to capturing the spirit of your timeless American romance.

By Justine Lorelle Blanchard

   

The Setting

An Americana wedding begs for an outdoor setting, whether it’s a rustic barn or a tented ceremony in your backyard. When your venue is so inherently rich in character, you can keep the decor low-key.
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3 Things All Summer Brides Are Probably Feeling Right Now

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Allison Moir-Smith

 

Getting married in this summer? You’re busy. Very busy. Though you have been planning this wedding for months (years?), now it’s crunch time. No more lingering on Pinterest. It’s final decisions and final deposits only. You’re attending showers. Writing thank-you notes. Exercising, eating right, and sleeping so you look your best. Getting those final beauty and hair treatments to guarantee you gleam and shine on your big day. And still keeping your head above water at your paying job and squeezing in quality time with your man. Your days are packed. Just take a look at your Google calendar. But here’s what’s happening in your emotional life right now. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Marriage Rules You Should Break

IMG_8132Forget age-old axioms for long-term wedded bliss

BY DENISE SCHIPANI

 

The two of you should do everything together; work out every disagreement (without actually fighting); spend every night in the same bed; and never, ever be bored. Say what?! These and other so-called “rules” for marriage need some serious debunking. And it’s not just because rules your mother may have passed on are outdated; some may be downright damaging. In fact, “breaking some marriage ‘rules’ may be the best thing you can do for your relationship,” says Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, psychotherapist and author of Why Did I Marry You Anyway? Here are 10 rules you can break with confidence.

1. Never go to bed angry. 
Where did this one come from? Turns out, it may go as far back as the Bible, which advises not letting the sun go down on your anger. But trying to work through a problem when you’re tired and stressed won’t get you anywhere, says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, psychologist and author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. “Agree to disagree for now, and to revisit the issue when you’re rested.” Read the rest of this entry »

Wentworth By The Sea Country Club Wedding :: Whitney & Grayson

by Lexi Photography

Oh my goodness. This post is going to be a bit of an image overload and I do apologize in advance.

Whitney and Grayson are the kind of couple that makes you just a little bit jealous. I mean…they are impeccably dressed, gorgeous, fun, and absolutely adorable together. These two made me smile all day long and I couldn’t wait to share this post! They were married on a beautiful, sunny (and hot!) day last weekend. These two are living down south so I blamed them for bringing the heat with them. 😉

On the wedding day Grayson wore a traditional black tux but changed into a white dinner coat (love that) for the reception. Whitney wore a stunning gown that looked like it was custom made for her. It had a beautiful belted bow and I especially loved the off-the-shoulder lace bolero that she wore for the church and formals and then took off for the reception…incredible! The girls had beautiful navy dresses that also included a low back with a large bow—so cute! The details were bright and clean and Wentworth By The Sea Country Club was a perfect backdrop for their Sperry tented reception. We went out at sunset to grab photos of these two and I think you’ll agree that it was worth every minute we stole away. :) Big love!

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Why He’s Afraid to Say “I Do”

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8 things that terrify men when it comes to marriage

By Woman’s Day

Surprise! Staying committed to one woman for the rest of their lives isn’t husbands’ biggest concern. They did freely choose to get married, after all. But that doesn’t mean your man is fear-free about marriage. Issues like putting him second in your life and bashing him with your friends may scare him. “Husbands’ fears are rooted primarily in rejection and self-consciousness,” says licensed marriage therapist Carin Goldstein, creator of BetheSmartWife.com. Read on for eight common fears husbands have about marriage, plus expert advice on how to ease them.

1. He’ll be on the back burner.

With kids, jobs and more vying for your attention, it’s easy for a husband to feel like he’s second best. “As marriages progress, men often feel that all they’re good for is a paycheck,” says Julie Orlov, psychotherapist, speaker and author of The Pathway to Love. To remind your husband that he’s still important to you, Orlov suggests carving out 30 minutes of one-on-one time each day with no talk of kids, in-laws or money.

2. You’ll turn into your (or his!) mother.

He loves the charming qualities you possess that remind him of his mom—like your superhero parenting skills and incredible work ethic—but he doesn’t want (or need) two mothers. Likewise, there are probably a few things about your mother that get on his nerves. And many husbands worry their wives will inherit those characteristics, says Karen Sherman, PhD, author of Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It and Make It Last. She suggests acknowledging the situation with something like, “I know my mother annoys you sometimes. Let me know if you notice me doing those same things.” It’s a simple way to allay this fear. Read the rest of this entry »

Thank You for a Fabulous Collaboration!

Good morning!

On behalf of Meagan Kilpatrick at Maine Seasons Events, I would like to thank you for a fabulous collaboration this past Saturday at Alex & Charlie’s wedding at the Breakwater Inn in Kennebunkport. Your team is consistently professional and proactive. And, in terms of personalities – all so polite and a true pleasure to work with!

We look forward to working with you again!

Sincerely,
Marianne Vold
Associate Coordinator
Maine Seasons Events
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