In November 2017 my tent foreman Ben Lugo brought to my attention that a tragic fire in the barn occurred at The Preserve at Chocurua. The barn is a popular event and wedding venue at 88 Neighborhood Philbrick Rd. Tamworth New Hampshire.
On July 15, 2017 my (now) husband Dan and I got married, with a tented reception at the Breakwater Inn & Spa in Kennebunkport. It was an incredibly beautiful evening, exceeding all of our hopes. The two incredible tents were a breathtaking setting for it all. From the lighting, to the tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glassware and everything in between, our guests commented all night and into the weeks to come about the elegance. We are so thankful for the hard work you all put into our event – from set-up and breakdown to your guidance and advice in the planning, we couldn’t have had a better recommendation than the one to use Sperry and Exeter. We will surley recommend you all, too!
by Lindsay Pietroluongo You’ve been asked to make a speech at a wedding and you want keep things funny, not sappy. The good news is that you don’t have to be Kristen Wiig or Chris Rock to give a toast that’s hilarious. Here’s how to write a wedding speech that will get your audience laughing aloud.Get inspiredNeed to find some inspiration? Brainstorm ideas while watching your favorite sitcom or funny movie, or listening to a stand-up comic. You don’t want to copy the jokes you hear word for word, but they may spark your own creativity. While it’s tempting to steal a great punch line, remember that you’ll get a better response from a joke that’s original.Make it quickWedding speeches only have to be two or three minutes long. If you go any longer, you’ll start to lose people’s attention, causing your humor to land flat. Continue reading →
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
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!
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!
You can’t pick your weather, but you can prepare for it Here is a great article on wedding and event tent rental pros and cons by MegHotchkiss, LVR Events in New York. Meg covers all the bases addressing the why when and how of renting a tent and all the associated equipment that goes inside the tent. We offer a complete solution for all your rental needs so give us a call we are ready to help.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I learned early on in my career as an event planner—you can control a great number of things, but the weather will never be one of them. I know, I know. This isn’t want you want to hear. No one wants to rent a tent for their wedding. They can be expensive, and daunting to think about, and the sky is just so lovely this time of year. But if you have to rent a wedding tent (and don’t kid yourself: outdoor venue, no backup plan, high chance of rain? You may have to), then you’re going to want to make sure you price that in your “affordable and easy” outdoor venue cost early on, and then keep reading. Because there is actually (surprisingly) kind of a lot you need to know: Continue reading →
The seacoast of New Hampshire, Down East Maine, North Shore or the lakes region, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts is tailor made for an outdoor wedding. From the rocky Maine coast to the soft sand beaches of Cranes Beach in Ipswich we provide that outdoor tented wedding you dream about.
It really doesn’t matter where you go the views are breathtaking. We are truly blessed to live in such a diverse part of the world. Within a 2 hour drive we have it all Lakes, Mountain’s, and types of Beaches to choose from. A White Mountain wedding or maybe on a lake front in the Wiers, rocky coast of York and Kennebuck in one of the many Maine & New Hampshire state parks.
By Anja Winikka
There’s something special about an outdoor wedding: the unparalleled beauty of a rocky ocean shore, a romantic botanical garden, the warm familiarity of your own backyard. But as gorgeous as these sites are, there’s also a significant amount of legwork and orchestration that goes into planning an alfresco celebration. From the lighting to the loo, here’s how to pull off a flawless tented reception. Continue reading →
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 Continue reading →
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.