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Why Are The Bride’s Parents Still Paying For Most Of The Wedding?

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Natalie Gontcharova9/5/2017

While many aspects of weddings have become less traditional and cookie-cutter over the years, one convention stubbornly remains: In heterosexual unions, the bride’s parents are still writing the majority of the checks. Is this because the parents of females are somehow magically wealthier? Of course not. It’s because many years ago, before women could own property, they were “given away” into marriage with a dowry, which was essentially a way to pay the groom’s family for taking their daughter off their hands. Continue reading

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

Sperry Tents of The Seacoast At The Nonantum Kennebunkport Maine

We installed our new Natural Wood Floor under a 46×125 Sperry Tent at the Nonantum in Kennebunkport last weekend for an Oceanside wedding of 200 Guests. One of the great places to stay on your foliage tour of Maine. They even have a special. Experience Fall in Maine-Couples Foliage Special. Always love working with this resort.

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

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Redbook

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

Ways To Make Your Small Wedding Feel Like A Big Celebration

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Hello Giggles

Margeaux Baulch Klein 8/18/2017

It’s not just the ridiculous cost of weddings these days that makes some couple opt to have a small wedding guest list. Whether you live far away from your extended family or simply can’t think of 200+ people you care enough about to invite, small weddings often make more sense.

However, just because your wedding is tiny in size doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t look and feel as glamorous as a bigger shindig. Here are some small wedding ideas that will make your intimate gathering look and feel as special as anything you might see on Pinterest or Instagram. Continue reading

What You Don’t Need at Your Wedding

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Lifehacker

Nick Douglas 8/23/2017

Legally, all you need for a wedding is a visit to the county clerk’s office, and whatever else your local government requires. (Check here.) Everything else is optional. Of course, some things are more optional than others. Most weddings these days skip the garter toss; many skip the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and some even skip the flowers. What matters is that you pick the right elements to keep making you and your guests happy. Continue reading

Wedding At Bufflehead Cove Inn, Bufflehead Cove Rd. Kennebunkport

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We set a 46×85 Sperry Sail Cloth tent on a full Golden Oak floor for a wedding at Bufflehead Cove Inn   Bufflehead Cove Rd Kennebunkport Sept 9, 2017. We again had the pleasure of working with wedding Planner Azealia Events  http://www.azaleaevents.com/.

 

Here is a little more information about the beautiful Butterflied Cove Inn;

http://www.buffleheadcove.com/ Welcome to our family owned Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast tucked away in the woods on the tidal Kennebunk River. As a guest at our Maine Bed and Breakfast hideaway, you can surround yourself with complete privacy, or journey into the quaint historic town of Kennebunkport…the choice is yours.

At Bufflehead Cove Inn, we strive to meet your every need.  Enjoy an early morning coffee on the porch and watch the surrounding wildlife begin their day, or sleep in and let the worries in your mind fade to a distant memory.

 

 

Our breakfasts include fresh, local ingredients. We prepare house made specialties that just might be the best reason to get out of bed.

Our Kennebunkport, Maine bed and breakfast has cozy rooms furnished with comfort in mind.  Our peaceful Maine summer “cottage” is a perfect destination for intimate getaways, honeymoons, celebrations, or a relaxing escape.  Enjoy the surrounding areas and know that when you retire for the day, a peaceful retreat awaits you.

Experience the best kept secret in the Kennebunks at Bufflehead Cove Inn ~ we look forward to seeing you.

Saying? I Do’ and Enjoying It Too

For many brides, the quest to plan the perfect day can quickly turn into a nightmare trip down the aisle. Here are a few tips to keep your wedding day bliss from turning into the honeymoon blues.

* Marriage Planning 101: Once the ring goes on, the race to plan the perfect wedding begins, giving couples little time to think about the marriage itself or how their wedding spending decisions could affect their future. But smart couples are now setting aside time to address pre-wedding issues such as what they will do when it comes to financial planning, spending money, raising children and family politics.

With nearly half of all newlyweds taking on debt to finance their “big day,” couples should take every opportunity to make their wedding-related and everyday spending count toward their future.

One unique new rewards program, uTANGO.com, offers couples $10,000, $100,000 and even $1 million in cash rewards to stay married and shop with uTANGO’s 250-plus merchants such as Expedia, Target.com, Nordstrom.com and BlueNile. Continue reading

Woodstock Vermont Wedding

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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 Sailcloth tent. Onion Lights on the center poles, and Draped Bistro Lighting. Wow! Lani Toscano always does a great job. Here is what Lani does in her own words. “It is our belief that weddings and wedding planning should be fun.  Now we know that fun is a simple word, but it truly sums up our belief.  We want you to not only enjoy your wedding day, but also enjoy the journey along the way. We love to hear how you met, how you decided to marry and your dreams for after your wedding day. It all fits in to who you are, and why you have chosen to hold your wedding in Maine. It is your story that we tell through the details, it is your day and we are just your guides. Honored to become a part of clients’ lives, we relish getting to know each couple personally. Our team is ready to add fun to the planning process!”

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We want to also thank Lani for the glowing review. It is always a pleasure to work with you Lani:

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

Sperry Tents Is Back On The House

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Well… House Island was our destination for a Portland Harbor wedding. We placed a 66×86′ Sperry  Sailcloth tent For A 9/1/2017 wedding event.

The Island

House Island History

The first European‘s to settle in what is now known as the state of Maine landed on house island in 1621.

With its proximity to the mainland and the large bay the settlers built the first houses on this island and so named it House Island.

Fast forward to the 19th century and house island with this unique position in Casco Bay was an ideal location to build a fort.
With Very little usage in the war of 1812 and then the Civil War fort Scamell is relegated to being just historic status.

In the early 1900s house island was known as the Ellis Island of the north. Thousands of immigrants were processed on this island before being allowed to enter the country.

World War II brought back the importance and prominence of this 24 acre island as again this strategic point in Casco Bay proved an essential element to the safety of the entire Atlantic Fleet that was birthed there large iron rods embedded in the island are still visible today as these iron rods were the tie in points for groups of submarine nets that kept the German submarines out of the north Atlantic Fleet birthing areas.

“House Island is one of the most unique places you will ever stay.”

After the war The Cushing family purchased the island from the US government provided many tourist with a traditional Maine lobster bake
In 2013 top quality developer Mike Scarks purchase the island and subsequently sold the north half to Christina and Mona who immediately started a complete renovation and much needed upgrading of all facilities and services.

Upstairs you are greeted with a large master bedroom (king) and bath and a walk out deck to view the grounds and see all the surrounding Island‘s breathtaking views!

Sports & Recreation Playground

This 10,000 sq.ft. artificial turf area is framed with the original foundation of solid granite from a hospital that was once there and used during the immigration of Europeans that wanted to come to US and Canada in 1904.

Enjoy this space for volleyball, Badminton, crochet, bocce ball, horseshoes, or just kicking a ball around… it can accommodate a very large tent for weddings, or hosting a grand function.