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The Hottest Winter Wedding Ideas And Trends

Here’s an article on Winter Wedding ideas by Sophie Ross of the Knot.

Having a winter wedding? Incorporate these details into your celebration.

Winter is coming! And whether you’re having a winter wedding or not, you can still appreciate some of the hottest trends that are about to be everywhere this season. Between cakes, flowers, dresses and decorations, we’ve covered it all in preparation for the cold-weather celebrations to come. Check out our list of the best winter wedding ideas, trends and inspiration, below.

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Have The Wedding Of Your Dreams Without Breaking Your Bank Account

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Renee Cohen

Wedding planning can be an exciting – yet overwhelming – time, especially when it comes to your wedding budget. It’s no surprise that wedding costs add up quickly. Due to unrealistic portrayals of weddings everywhere you look, there can be a ton of pressure to have the “perfect” wedding. A wedding doesn’t have to be lavish to create the everlasting memories and laughter that are ultimately the most important thing for your special day. Consider what you want out of your wedding, stick to your ideals, and enjoy your day in a way that doesn’t burden your new start together. Check out these expert tips on how to keep a wedding budget-friendly without compromising on style and elegance!

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Testimonials From Kittery Point Wedding

The wedding took place at beautiful Kittery Point in Maine. Our clients love us as much as we love them.  Here are thank you letters from the Bride and Groom and parents of the Bride along with our response:

“We are so happy you were happy! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness 💕”

 

 

 

10 Things You Should NOT Forget to Rent

Found  this great article on things you should not forget to rent for your wedding reception. Pretty much covers the list of major rent must haves. So, enjoy.

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.

By Caitlin Krebs

If you’ve been planning your wedding with the help of WeddingWire’s free checklist, you already know you should finalize your rentals about two to three months before your wedding.

Whether they are included with your venue or not, there are few rental items that should not go unaccounted for.

Tents
You might have heard just about everyone ask, “Do you have a Plan B?” If you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, it’s a good idea to have a tent at the ready in case of inclement weather—and that doesn’t just include rain. Your guests should be kept comfortable and shielded from blazing sun or billowing winds. But that’s not all—a marquis entrance, gutters, clear sides, and pole covers are neeed, too. Are you a fan of draping fabric across the tent’s ceiling? Include that as well.

Tables and Chairs
Obviously, tables and chairs are important for you and your guests to sit during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception—but don’t forget about other spots throughout your wedding where tables and chairs are necessary. Your musicians need a place to sit and lay instruments on. Add another table for your gifts and cards, another for your seating assignments, another for your cake and desserts, and another for your favors.

Dance Floor
Many venues will have a dance floor included, but for those that don’t, depending on how many guests are attending, you’ll be able to determine the size of your dance floor. Wood is the most common type, but there are other options. You can also project your customized monogram onto your dance floor using a special lighting projection called a gobo.

Electricity
If you’re hosting a backyard wedding or a wedding in a rural venue, you may need to rent a generator. Think about how much electricity it requires to power your wedding. Your event space needs it to turn on the lights, your caterer needs it cook and bake, your DJ needs it to play music, and your maid of honor and best man needs it to give their toasts via a microphone and set of speakers.

Linens and Napkins
There are a wide variety of table linen styles and fabrications out there—pick the ones that suit your overall wedding theme the best, and don’t be afraid to mix and match. We love the sequins, stripes, honeycomb, and damask designs.

Dinnerware, Flatware, and Barware
How else would your guests be able to eat and drink? Don’t forget chargers and serving plates, forks, knives, spoons, red and white wine glasses, water glasses, champagne flutes, highball glasses, rock glasses, and coffee mugs. And maybe something extra special for those signature drinks like mason jars.

Floral Accoutrements
Fresh, lush flowers will go a long way to make your big day look amazing, but what do you put them all in? That’s where your florist comes in. Opt to rent arches, aisle marker stands, vases, vessels, votives, lanterns, candelabras, etc.

Lounge Furniture
Give your guests a quiet area to rest their feet. Arrange a family room layout with vintage couches, armchairs, coffee table, maybe a rug, and more.

Restrooms
Note: This is only applicable for some couples and venue types. However, restrooms are obviously a requirement, and rented facilities are usually quite spacious and well-appointed.

Miscellaneous
Talk to your vendors (particularly your caterer) about other types of rentals you might need. For example, bartenders need coolers for cocktails to reach the perfect temperature, and the catering staff needs pitchers to refill water glasses.

5 WEDDING TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2018

 

Here is a great article on 2018 Wedding trends by Mindy Weiss. She is worth the follow if you are involved in planning a wedding.

Sperry Tents of the Seacoast offers The elegant Sailcloth tent, or a coastal clear tent for your wedding or event. 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.

MINDY WEISS/ PLANNING ADVICEINSPIRATION

Hi friends! Can’t believe we’re already well into 2018! Time sure is flying. As I do every year, I love to predict what trends will be big in the wedding world for the upcoming year. I take inspiration from the runway, home décor trends and, of course, what my current clients are asking for. With that in mind, here’s what I think will be a few of the biggest wedding trends in 2018:

  • Gift lounges for destination weddings. Rather than favors, many couples doing luxury destination weddings are opting for a gifting lounge – a small, styled area with a variety of small gifts and snacks for guests to choose from. It’s such a memorable and thoughtful experience for guests.
  • Colored Candles.Candles will always add such a cozy ambience to any wedding. But this year, instead of the standard white and ivory candles, I think couples will add a splash of color to their décor accents. Candles in striking colors on your tablescapes or peppered throughout the event space are such an easy way to add something unexpected to your décor.
  • Italian Inspiration.I predict couples adding a touch of Italy to their weddings over the next year. Italian linen tablecloths and napkins in a variety of colors will make things feel more luxe. I also think Italy will be a popular pick for destination weddings this year. While beach and island locales are always popular, a destination wedding in Italy is a great European getaway for family and friends.
  • Amaranthus –It’s baaack! Just another example of how trends can come back around. So many couples are asking to incorporate Amaranthus in their décor. The cascading plant gives floral pieces a lush feel and the bold color adds some interest.
  • Greenery –Clear tents with greenery installations instead of fabric treatments will be a huge hit for outdoor events next year. Using greenery adds that natural element and makes things feel so organic and crispy. Perfect for spring and summer weddings!

 What wedding trends are you most excited for in 2018?

xox,

Mindy

14 Romantic Literary Passages That Are Perfect For Wedding Vows

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Jen Juneau

When two people tie the knot, it’s a beautiful thing. When two word nerds tie the knot, it’s a whole different flavor of beautiful, especially if they decide to incorporate literary-inspired wedding readings into their ceremony.

There are so many great things about this — one of which is that you don’t have to write that part of the ceremony yourself! But on a more heartfelt note, there are countless beautiful words already crafted within the pages of stories old and new that put Hallmark cards to shame.

And as someone who used multiple literary passages in her own 2014 wedding ceremony(two of which, admittedly, are included in the following list!), this writer is all for letting your book-freak flag fly on what might be the most memorable day of your life. From Shakespeare to Seuss, the sky is the limit.

So if you’re a literature lover who’s getting married and scratching your head about meaningful content to use in your vows, keeping reading to explore some of our favorite romantic quotes and passages from classic and modern works alike.

  1. On finding your other half: Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same…my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger. I should not seem a part of it.”

  1. On becoming a better person: The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

“Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches…I have stayed these years in my hovel because of you. I have taught myself languages because of you. I have made my body strong because I thought you might be pleased by a strong body. I have lived my life with only the prayer that some sudden dawn you might glance in my direction. I have not known a moment in years when the sight of you did not send my heart careening against my rib cage. I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids…”

“I love you. Okay? Want it louder? I love you. Spell it out, should I? I ell-oh-vee-ee why-oh-you. Want it backward? You love I.”

  1. On building an authentic foundation: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernières

“Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you must make a decision: You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement. It is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being ‘in love,’ which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being ‘in love’ has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those who truly love have roots that grow toward each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.”

  1. On bottomless devotion: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,

My love as deep; the more I give to thee,

The more I have, for both are infinite.”

  1. On relishing the little things: The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

“Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibers, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of color in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play — it is on things like these that our lives depend.”

  1. On forever: Winnie the Pooh, by A.A Milne

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.”

  1. On partnership: A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

“At night, there was the feeling that we had come home, feeling no longer alone, waking in the night to find the other one there, and not gone away; all other things were unreal. We slept when we were tired and if we woke the other one woke too so one was not alone. Often a man wishes to be alone and a woman wishes to be alone too and if they love each other they are jealous of that in each other, but I can truly say we never felt that. We could feel alone when we were together, alone against the others. We were never lonely and never afraid when we were together.”

  1. On being your true, most honest self: The Velveteen Rabbitby Margery Williams

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

  1. On everlasting passion: Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo

“Love participates of the soul itself. It is of the same nature. Like it, it is the divine spark; like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable. It is a point of fire that exists within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can confine, and which nothing can extinguish. We feel it burning even to the very marrow of our bones, and we see it beaming in the very depths of heaven…”

  1. On love at first sight: As You Like It, William Shakespeare

“No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.”

  1. On the power of the spark: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo

“When he looked into her eyes, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke — the language that everyone on Earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. Because when you know the language, it’s easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.”

  1. On choice and deliberate action: The Harry Potterseries, by J.K. Rowling

“It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.”

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.”

“After all this time?” “Always.”

  1. On coming together as one: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love — I have found you. You are my sympathy — my better self — my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you are good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you — and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”

  1. On fate and destiny: Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak

“Oh, what a love it was, utterly free, unique, like nothing else on earth! Their thoughts were like other people’s songs.”

“They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the ‘blaze of passion’ often falsely ascribed to love. They loved each other because everything around them willed it, the trees and the clouds and the sky over their heads and the earth under their feet. Perhaps their surrounding world, the strangers they met in the street, the wide expanses they saw on their walks, the rooms in which they lived or met, took more delight in their love than they themselves did.”

September Wedding In Woodstock, Vermont

We were hired by Lani Toscano Design of Portland Maine to travel with her to Woodstock Vermont for this beautiful Sept 9 wedding. This is a fully floored 32×90 Sperry Tent   Wow! We also supplied Onion Lights on the center poles with draped Bistro Lighting. What a great event working with awesome people. Thank you Lani for the kind words written below.

Good morning,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your energy, dedication and commitment to your craft.  This weekend was filled with much joy and love and it all came together because of each one of you and your teams.  We all know what these events take and the months and hours that go into them and I am very grateful for everyone’s insight – time and contribution.

May the rest of your wedding/ event/ fall season bring YOU joy.

Thanks for making that gorgeous little corner of Vermont even just a bit more extra special this weekend.

All the best,

Lani

8 Things Every Bride Should Know, According To Rachel Zoe

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Rachel Zoe has been a bride once – and a bridal stylist

too many times to count – so she knows what it takes to make sure the big day goes off without a hitch. Here are her eight pro tips for a flawless wedding day.

  1. Make sure to carry a snack.

“Definitely keep a little snack in your bag, along with gum and mints. You’re going to be talking to 700 people that night, and you’re not going to eat for many, many, many hours.” Continue reading

15 Dead Giveaways You’re About To Get A Marriage Proposal

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Julia Malacoff 8/25/2017

There are two types of marriage proposal: the total shocker, and the one you can see coming from miles away, as if it’s traveling on a Goodyear blimp. Depending on how long you’ve been dating—and how much you’ve talked about marriage with your partner—you can probably guess which type of proposal awaits you.

Regardless, even if you can sense that the big question is imminent, it’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly when it’s going down. So unless your fiancé-to-be is a total master at the art of surprise, here are all of the surefire signs you’re about to get a view of him on one knee—so you can prepare accordingly.  Continue reading

What It’s Really Like To Be A Celebrity Wedding Planner

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Lisa Fogarty 8/28/2017

Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things you can do in life, which makes wedding planners – who take on all that anxiety with gusto – the embodiment of the calm before the wedding storm. When Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hired wedding planner Lisa Vorce to coordinate what would become one of the most high-profile wedding celebrations of 2013, the seasoned pro found herself dealing with the dream dilemma: The celeb couple was so easygoing that they looked to Vorce to help them build everything from the ground up.

“To design their wedding, I first got to know and understand them (amazing!), then I took a look at the venue (Lake Como – also amazing!),” Vorce says. “From there, I created a ‘mood board’ that was a reflection of the colors, architecture, and topography of Lake Como, along with the vibe of John and Chrissy. John and Chrissy then chose what most resonated with them, and the rest is history.” Continue reading