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Sperry Sailcloth Tent At Waterfront Wedding At Manchester-By-The-Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts was  the location for this waterfront wedding.  Our crew installed a 46 x 86 Sperry Sailcloth Tent complete with our exclusive wooden varnished dance floor.   We also provided a 24 round Sperry Tent for cocktails.   All the lighting and heat was provided for this Summer Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

Everything You Need To Know About The 9 Most Common Wedding-Related Events

Here’s a good article by Alyssa Brown, Contributing Writer for marthastewartweddings.com.

Deciding to marry your partner means you’re signing up for more than just a wedding ceremony and reception. In fact, it’s kind of like signing up for nine different  parties, all designed to celebrate this important occasion. While each is undeniably exciting, hosting a handful of events is no easy task. Here’s the skinny on what parties you’ll be organizing, planning, and just plain showing up for.

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18 Wedding First Dance Songs That Aren’t At All Cheesy

Here are 18 good wedding first songs put together by Brittany Wong of the Huffington Post. Sperry Tents of the Seacoast offers The elegant Sailcloth tent, or a coastal clear tent for your reception under the stars. We service New Hampshire, Maine and North Shore of Massachusetts. Give us a call and find out how the Sperry experience will make your outdoor tent rental carefree, so you can concentrate on enjoying your big day.

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Brittany Wong

It isn’t easy to find a wedding first dance song that speaks to who you are as a couple and hasn’t been played a million times before.

Bri Swatek, owner of Spinning With Style in New York, recommends focusing on two things if you’re currently stuck on deciding.

“Focus on lyrics first. As a couple, you want to find a lyric that speaks to who you are together,” the DJ said. “Second, you want to find a sound and a tempo that’s easy to dance to ― especially if you plan to invite your friends and family to join you out on the dance floor.”

Need further inspiration? Below, Swatek and other wedding DJs offer their top recs for first dance songs that are romantic and unique.

  1. Sade ― “By Your Side”(Neptunes Remix)

“The lyrics, the vibe. It just makes you feel like no matter what, you love each other and will stand by each other unconditionally.” ― DJ Crystal, a DJ at VIP DJ Entertainment in Los Angeles

  1. Nelly Furtado — “Feel So Close”

“A Calvin Harris cover. It’s a pretty song and the original is a classic party banger so it maintains a lot of that fun.” ― DJ Jack Farmer, a DJ in Los Angeles

  1. Alicia Myers ― “I Want To Thank You”

“This song really encapsulates what the struggle feels like to find true love and the pure gratitude felt once it’s finally found. It also has a funk and R&B element, which naturally leads into a first dance set for your guests.” ― Nicole Otero, a DJ at TCM DJ Events in New York City

  1. Xavier Omar ― “Blind Man” 

“The beat and lyrics ― about how his partner is so much more that her physical appearance ― is perfect for a wedding.” ― DJ Chuck D Supreme, a DJ in Los Angeles, California 

  1. Led Zeppelin ― “All My Love”

“It’s a classic rock song, which is a little different for a wedding.” ― DJ CeeLos, a DJ in Southern California  

  1. Corinne Bailey Rae ― “Is This Love”

“The cover of Bob Marley has a smoky and romantic feel, but she sings it with such a beautiful vulnerability in her voice. It’s perfect for a couple starting their new journey together.” ― Ross Anderson owner of Bela Sono Music in Fairfax, Virginia 

  1. Chris Stapleton ― “Tennessee Whiskey”

“The pace makes it really easy to slow dance to. It’s not for everyone but for some, it’s extremely relatable and feels tailor-made just for them.”  ― DJ Isaac, a DJ at VIP DJ Entertainment in Los Angeles

  1. Lykke Li ― “Unchained Melody”

“This is a fresh and unique take on possibly one of the most classic love songs of all time. It’s slow and somber but full of passion. This song is great for couples that are true romantics.” ― Joey Farese of Electric Entertainment DJs in Los Angeles 

  1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros ― “Home”

“I would have to say my favorite first dance song is ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe. I really like it because it’s more upbeat and has a very fun, loving tone.” ― Stephen Vaughn, a DJ at Backthird in Chicago

  1. Matthew Koma ― “Years” (acoustic)

“I love when a couple picks a song that’s really meaningful to them, whether or not it sounds like a traditional first dance song. You can typically find an acoustic version if the normal version is too high-energy, like this acoustic version of the original.” ― Sean O’Hare, owner of PDX DJs in Portland, Oregon 

  1. Lana Del Rey ― “Lucky Ones”

“It’s a song that really isn’t on any lists, and the words are spot-on and very deep.” ―Allen Walker, owner of Big Daddy Walker Productions in Milford, Ohio 

  1. Pink Martini ― “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love”

“It’s a triple crown song: lovely, upbeat and romantic.” ―Bernard Moore, owner of Rockin’ It DJs in New York City 

  1. Prince ― “Adore”

“We pretty much love everything Prince. The lyrics are perfect and you get that added funk that only Prince can bring to a track.” ―DJ Rockwala, a DJ at 5 Boro Sounds in New York City

  1. Ray LaMontagne ― “Let It Be Me” 

“With its simple production, focusing on the acoustic guitar and vocals, Ray LaMontagne’s ‘Let It Be Me’ really speaks to the ‘for better or worse’ vows you make on your wedding day, and to your promise be there for one another, together through it all.” ―Bri Swatek, owner of Spinning With Style in New York

  1. Van Morrison ― “Someone Like You” 

“It’s a classic that’s not overplayed.” ―Dave Mancini, a DJ in Southern California 

  1. John Mayer ― “XO”

“A great Beyonce cover (though you can’t go wrong with the original). If you prefer a more ‘romantic,’ acoustic style for your first dance, John Mayer’s version still sounds beautiful. It’s a perfect fit for a first dance.” ―DJ Jack Farmer, a DJ in Los Angeles

  1. Michael Jackson ― “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”

“I am a huge fan of upbeat and super fun first dances, so this one of my favorite songs to recommend. The lyrics are perfect for the occasion and the song is also great to dance to. Everyone in the room will be tapping their feet.” ―DJ Keelez, a DJ in Los Angeles 

  1. Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson ― “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”

“This gives a more sensual twist to this classic song, that radiates hard on a summer night. When you want to show your guests (and the world) that you love each other but are willing to dance the night away on a moment’s notice, this song is the perfect blend of that.” ― DJ Flobito, a DJ in Los Angeles

This article originally appeared on HuffPost

This New Wedding Cost Guide Will Make Going Over-Budget A Thing Of The Past

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News flash—wedding planning is very stressful. Almost all engaged couples would agree with this statement and add that the number one culprit: sticking to a budget. Yes, your most special day may end up draining your bank account even if you think you’ve calculated it all to the last cent. And, one of the first things you learn once you start booking your vendors is that what you planned for is not nearly enough to cover your expenses.

By how much, you may ask? Well, according to WeddingWire research, by 40 percent! Yes, that means you may need almost half more of what you are planning on spending. That’s why the company just launched its first ever Wedding Cost Guide that addresses the age-old question: how much does a wedding cost? The best part about it is that the online tool shows you pricing data that includes the high, low and average range of what other real couples recently spent in their geographic area.

That’s obviously important because while average country numbers are helpful, a wedding in New York City will surely cost you a lot more than a chic celebration in Cleveland. The new resource is also extremely helpful in case you have to negotiate with your vendors—thanks to the detailed information about how much other couples have paid for the same services, you can get a better idea of how much to offer and avoid being overcharged.

Here’s how it works: if you’re planning on getting hitched in the Washington, D.C. area, for example, and are wondering how much to set aside for a venue, you simply have to choose “Venue” from the drop-down menu here and fill out your ZIP code, and click “Find.” In addition to the pricing information on the result page, you will also find a comprehensive guide on how to tackle venue-related issues such as what impacts a wedding venue’s prices, what usually is included in the price (that way you don’t get hit by additional fees), and what questions you should ask before writing a deposit check for your venue.

And finally, because WeddingWire has a database of over 400,000 vendors, you can find the ones that fit your budget, and filter them out based on more than five million reviews.

Trust us, and just bookmark the page immediately.

9 Brides On Their Something Blue

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  1. Sara Blum Sherman, 29

Married: June 2016

“I had been taking dance lessons and scuffed the bottom of my shoes, so painting the bottoms pale blue seemed like a great way to spruce them up for our wedding day and incorporate that tradition. I had it done at our local cobbler on 71st Street.”

  1. Lindsay Peoples Wagner, 27

Married: August 2017

“My mother and my older sister wore this garter on their wedding days. I remember it from when I was 8 or so — I took it out of a white linen drawstring bag on my mother’s dresser and asked her what it was. She didn’t give it to me until my actual wedding day, though.” Continue reading

Partnerships Work When Producing Elegant Weddings In Maine, New Hampshire Or Massachusetts


Sperry Tents Seacoast has long been known as the leader in providing high quality floor systems and tents throughout Southern Maine.  One Sperry’s best kept secrets is that it will partner with other quality tent companies to produce luxury weddings.  This photo was of an event where Sperry provided a raised  floor system and a 46 Round Sperry Tent and Savvy Events of Biddeford Maine  provide  the furniture and tablescape. https://savvyeventrental.com

On The Road With Sperry Tents Kittery Point Maine

Sperry Tent Seacoast was hired to produce a wedding at this beautiful site in Kittery Point Maine in June 2018. We will be installing our 66×106 Sperry Tent a  on a laser leveled floor system at this ocean side property. Sperry will install a chestnut ballroom floor in the entire tent. We are looking across the bay to Portsmouth and Newcastle New Hampshire. Tom Roberts our production manager was on site last week to design the custom flooring and stairway that he will pre build this winter.

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On The Road With Sperry Tents, Waterville Valley New Hampshire

Michael Parkin was on the road last Friday to New Hampshire White Mountains. Sperry is planning to provide a 46×106 sailcloth tent with a full English Chestnut Tent Floor at this Waterville Valley view home in Campton NH.

Mother nature surprised us with an early dusting of powder.   What a fantastic view!

 

 

Sperry Tents And Exeter Events &Tents Team Up To Create A Spectacular Wedding

This photo is a working tribute to how two great companies can work in tandem to create a fantastic event!   This tent was installed by my daughter Ashley’s  company Exeter Events and Tents. www.exetereventsandtents.com.  The flooring was installed by her father’s company Sperry Tents Seacoast. Our family is very proud of both our great companies and their talented staff This event was at Hidden Pond In Kennebunk Maine