Melissa and Adam | Flag Hill Winery Wedding, Lee NH

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 9:18pm - Weddings































































This couple had us mesmerized all day!  Kelli Wholey of Lumina NH was second photographer with me, and we could not believe the perfect the day Melissa & Adam had.  It was the last official weekend of Summer...and the grapes were almost bursting in the warm September sun.   So many sweet details...elegant bride, smiley groom (we had to really try to stop Adam from smiling all day!!), the heirloom veil and jewelry, the antique typewriter and key bottle openers.  We also loved their fresh yellow and blue palette...it felt like a very natural, organic day--nothing rushed, every moment savored--including the gelato stand by Gelato Fiasco!  Sparklers created a festive final hoorah for this sweet couple. Congratulations Melissa & Adam! 

Details...

Reception...Flag Hill Winery, Lee NH - http://www.flaghill.com/
Flowers...Lyndsey Loring Design - http://www.lyndseyloringdesign.com/
Gifts for bridal party...Jewelry for bridesmaids from BaubleBar – www.baublebar.com, Orient Watches for Groomsmen, Necklaces for Flower Girls and Cuff Links for Ring Bearers from Etsy
Dress/Shoes/Veil...Essence of Australia, from Camilla’s Bridal, Arlington MA, http://camillasbridal.com/
Shoes...Nine West
Veil...Bride’s mother’s
Tux...Groom’s suit: Jos. A. Bank, http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Home_11001_10050
Invites/Stationery...Save the Dates and Invitations from Minted, www.minted.com
Cake/Dessert...Jacques Pastries, http://www.jacquespastries.com/
Gelato Bar: Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick ME, http://www.gelatofiasco.com
Favors...Antique Key Bottle Openers, Wedding Warehouse, http://www.weddingwarehouse.com
Hair and Make Up....Provided by groom’s mother, Tina McCaffrey, of Studio Mood, Sturbridge, MA
Entertainment....DJ: Mark Dombrowski, Big Daddy’s DJ Service, MA, http://www.bigdaddysdj.net
Officiant...David Sherrell, friend of the bride and groom
Jewelry...Bride’s earrings from Saks Off 5th, http://www.saksoff5th.com/.
Bride’s hair comb for reception: handmade by bride and bride’s mother with pieces from bride’s grandmother’s wedding headpiece
Rings...Engagement ring: bride’s grandmother’s stone in handmade setting from Barmakian Jewelers, Natick, MA.  Wedding bands also from Barmakian. http://www.barmakian.com/


Haley and Dave | Flag Hill Winery Wedding, NH

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:42pm - Weddings



















































































Haley and Dave had the perfect blend of romantic and rustic at their Flag Hill Winery wedding.  And some chickens from down the road had to be shooed away before the nuptials could begin--which charmed everyone.  Their love story comes through..especially capturing Dave´s expression as he saw Haley for the first time on their wedding day--magic moment.  Congratulations to both of you--amazing day!!

Reception- Flag Hill Winery
Coordinator/Planner/Designer- Heather Houle
Flowers- Lorina L´heureux
Gifts for bridal party- Sanford Sign and Graphics (bridesmaids sweatshirts)
Dress/Shoes/Veil- Bridals By Sandy Alfred ME
Tux- Men´s Warehouse
Invites/Stationery- David´s Bridal
Cake/Dessert- Kate´s Designer Delights (KDDdelights.com)
Hair- Lauren Rodgers of Zreyas Salon Sanford ME
Make Up- also Lauren Rodgers
Officiant- Frank at Flag Hill Winery
Hair piece- Madeline´s Daughter
DJ- Jeff Irwin (rethinkthedj.com)
Rings- GM Pollack Jewelers






Bailee and Alex | Chebeague Island Inn, Maine by Marina

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:16pm - Weddings

















































Bailee & Alex had a romantic day at the charming Chebeague Island Inn.  Love the glamour meets seaside look and feel of their intimate wedding.  Bailee´s bouquet was a show stealer too.  This couple lives in West Virginia--and fell in love with the Maine coast as a get away wedding destination.  Marina DeMarco captured the beauty of the day.  Congratulations Bailee & Alex!

 


Tyler and Brian | York Golf and Tennis Club Wedding

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:20pm - Weddings

 







































































Tyler and Brian planned the perfect day...from the seaside location to the blue and orange details.  We enjoyed watching their two families--they meshed really well together.  They decided to do everything together on the day too--from getting dressed to family portraits to dancing the night away--they enjoyed every minute of it. 

But the most memorable part of their day was the ceremony itself--especially the vows.  There was not a dry eye in the house...they each poured their hearts out and endeared themselves and their union to every single person in attendance.  Tyler´s dad made a particularly memorable toast afterward too...I´ll remember this day and this couple for a long time. 

Check out their amazing engagement session too.   And the dancing energy was amazing!   Both clans ripped up the dance floor all night (John Griffin...I´m looking at you)!   Hope you enjoy this sneak peek into their day.  We are so happy for you both!  Congratulations Tyler & Brian!!

Details...

Reception...York Golf and Tennis Club
Coordinator/Planner/Designer...Hannah Hathaway
Gifts for wedding party...Shirts and Ties (guys) Jewelry (girls)
Tux/Suits...Jos A. Banks
Invites/Stationery...New England Art Publishers
Catering...ork Golf and Tennis Club
Cake/Dessert...Let Them Eat Cake
Favors...Sunglasses and buoy key chains
Entertainment...DJ Jim Cahn
Officiant...Pastor Linda Hirst, First Parish Congregational
Ceremony musicians...Brendan Mahoney & Abby Moylan
Rings...Harts, Weymouth, MA


Priya and Ben | The Colony Wedding by Marina DeMarco

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:25pm - Weddings

















































Priya & Ben had a beautiful day in Kennebunkport!   Marina DeMarco captured all the colors and mingling of cultures in this pretty seaside wedding.  We hope you enjoy this peek into their day. Congratulations Priya & Ben!

 

Details...

Reception: The Colony Hotel

Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Events Happen (Evon and Emily)

Flowers: F as in Flowers http://www.fasinflowers.com

Invites/Stationery: minted.com

Catering: The Colony

Cake/Dessert: The European Bakery http://www.europeanbakeryinc.com/

Favors: photos from the photo booth

Hair: Alex Hudspeth

Make Up: Alex Hudspeth

Entertainment: Mike Pomp, Music Man DJ Service http://www.themusicmandjservice.com/

Officiant Krishna P. Dixit

Rings: Stone Home Estate Jewelers http://stonehomeantiques.com/


Sarah and Kevin | The Red Barn Maine Wedding, Marina DeMarco

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:23pm - Weddings















































Sarah & Kevin had an exciting day!  The wedding was moved inside at the very last minute due to a sudden rain storn--but they took it all in stride and had a great time.  Marina DeMarco  Loved the seaside meets fall details too--pretty New England day.  Congratulations Sarah & Kevin!

Reception: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm http://outlookweddings.com/
Flowers: Lyndsey Loring Design  http://www.lyndseyloringdesign.com/
Gifts for bridal party: Bridesmaids (Macy´s - pearl necklace and earring set); Groomsmen (Things Remembered - money clip and cuff links)
Dress/Shoes/Veil: Madeleine´s Daughter http://www.madeleinesdaughter.com/
Tux: Men´s Warehouse http://www.menswearhouse.com/
Invites/Stationery: Kevin´s father did a painting of the Red Barn which was used as our invitation.  Reprints of the invitation were completed by Edison Press. http://www.edisonpress.com/
Catering: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm http://outlookweddings.com/
Cake/Dessert: Jacques Pastries http://www.jacquespastries.com/index.html
Favors: 
Hair: The Spa at River´s Edge http://www.spaatriversedge.com/
Make Up: The Spa at River´s Edge http://www.spaatriversedge.com/
Entertainment: Music Fantasy http://musicfantasyweddings.com/
Video: N/A
Officiant: Nancy Fauci, Justice of the Peace & Ordained Minister http://ahitchingplace.com/
Ceremony musicians: Music Fantasy http://musicfantasyweddings.com/
Rings: Hannoush Jewelers http://www.hannoush.com/


Fall in Greenlandia | Nordic Inspired Wedding in Maine

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:22am - Weddings





































































Michelle Rose of Minka Fine Flowers, Laura Pope and I designed a seasonally inspired 4 part wedding series inspired by traditions and patterns of Scandinavia.   We starting calling it "Greenlandia"--party as a joke and play on my favorite show "Portlandia."  But name stuck, and we embraced it.

Part fairy tale, part history, part New England...we wanted a very modern yet romantic look, but with a nostalgic nod at the very ancient past.

Mary Jo Brown and company at Seacoast Weddings Magazine featured the entire series together in a 16 page feature for their stunning 2014 magazine.  We were so thrilled! 

I thought I would show each season it´s in glorious details and design and location throughout the year.  All of our wedding creatives worked so hard on each shoot too--I am so grateful for their design, amazing talents, and tremendous effort on each shoot.

Hope you enjoy it as much we did.

Here are details on the Autumn Greenlandia Crew:

Design & Photography by Geneve Hoffman Photography
Floral, Styling, Design by Michelle Rose, Minka Fine Flowers
Design and Location Managing by Laura Pope
Hair by Jacki Norrie at Wedding Tresses
All signage and Guest Seating Chart Map by Ellen Braley at El´s Cards
Custom Invite Suite by Moira Abram at M. Abram Creative
Floral Styling assisting by Meredith Reynalls of Blooms
Styling by Wendy Freedman
Cinematography, Marina DeMarco, Geneve Hoffman Photography
Dress from Madeleine´s Daughter Bridal Shop
Grooms Attire, J Crew
Musicians by Boghat Band
Modeling by Sophia Lupi & Mark St. Laurent
Cinematography by Marina DeMarco
Pies by Popovers on the Square
Location by Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve with help from Nik Charov

{all photos by Geneve Hoffman}

 


Ali and Joel | LaBelle Winery, NH Wedding by Marina DeMarco

Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:51pm - Weddings





























































Marina DeMarco, head of my Lumina Weddings divsion photographed this lovely vineyard wedding at a location that is new to us:  LaBelle Winery.  Loved all the pretty vineyard colors and details--it all cam together so nicely.  Marina enjoyed following this couple around and capturing their stunning day.

Congratulations to Ali & Joel!

Reception & Ceremony....LaBelle Winery
Flowers...The Royal Bouquet
Dress, shoes & Veil...Liv Harris & J Crew
Tux...Alton Lane, Boston
Invites...Oh So Chic Designs
Catering...Fireside Catering
Cake...Konditor Meister
Favors...Donations to Boston Children´s Hospital + Camp Erin
Hair....Sophie Adler
Make Up...Nikki Roth at The Doll Face Duo
Vido...Nancy Fleming
Officiant...Cantor Jodi Schectman
Musicians...Eugenia Gerstein, ceremony; The Hub, reception
Rings...E.B. Horn & Special ring in memory of Joel´s Fathe

 


Kim and Andy | Newagen Seaside Inn Wedding, Maine

Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:03am - Weddings























































































We had the best day with Kim & Andy!  Such a fun loving couple...they created an incredible day for all their family and friends.  In case you can´t tell--Kim is kind of in love with seahorses.  So Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport Maine was the perfect spot--and it was a fun coincidence that the breezy cottage decor at Newagen complimented her beautiful coral and aqua palette (two of my absolute favorite color combinations--both to wear and photograph!).

A lone bagpiper on the pier announced the marriage and beckoned everyone outside to give well wishes to the new couple.  The chapel was hidden in the woods, right on the water--made for fun exploring after the wedding.  We had a luxurious hour just to do fun photos of family and wedding party.  We almost never get that much time--we made the most of it.  I always encourage people to make the formals a fun part of the day--it´s one of the few times you get to spend with family and very close friends on your wedding day.

There was a storm threatening all day--it added a dimension of excitement in the air.  And when the storm finally did come through--the timing was perfect--it rained during cocktail hour, and during dancing--we literally didn´t skip a beat.  And it made for a magical double rainbow over Newagen.  Very memorable day.

Congrats to you two!  I hope you get some inspiration from their day--and when rain threatens--don´t fight it--just invite it to the party!

Details...

Reception & Catering...Newagen Seaside Inn
Ceremony...All Saints by the Sea, Southport Island, ME
Flowers...Emily Carter...beautiful and elegant floral!
Dress & Veil...the veil was made from her mother´s wedding dress!
Invites...by the bride
Dessert...Flour Bakery, Boston...Did you notice this cake was actually a gigantic Rice Krispy Treat?  It was really delicious.
Favors...Maple Syrup Jars & Glass Coasters
Hair & Make up...Aphrodite, Portland Maine
Entertainment...First Class Band featuring Concetta, Boston
Officiant...Father Thomas Murphy, a friend of the bride´s grandparents
Bagpiper...Douglas Campbell
Rings...Vintage Tiffany´s for Grooms, and the brides had sapphires to represent both September and something blue
Jewelry...Vintage pin in hair borrowed from grandmother


 

 


Regina and Mark | York Golf and Tennis Club Wedding, Maine

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 12:02pm - Weddings























































































Loved everything about Regina & Mark´s breezy seaside Summer wedding in York Harbor.  The soft blue and green palette combined all the things that are special to them as a couple.  They are actors in Hollywood, and they managed to bring some beautiful California light to Maine.

Their close friends performed a little tea ceremony to usher in the reception--so many little moments like this throughout the day that captivated everyone present.

Arnold & Ben of Barnberry Productions did an 8mm inspired video of Film day too.  Check out link here:  Regina & Mark Film.  They are both so fun to work with and create really beautiful work.  They captured the emotion in a way that is hard on film sometimes...esp Mark watching Regina walk down the aisle for the first time.  Also--love that behind the scenes footage of Regina & Mark making the wood archway and hand painting all the signs.  I also love the stream of consciousness editing style--all the emotion and craziness of a wedding.  Beautifully captured.

Mark enjoys woodworking and made that part of the day--from the "shim" escort cards, to the driftwood centerpieces, to the beautiful wooden archway for the ceremony.  Regina had a light from within that was shining every moment of their day....really wonderful couple.  So happy to be sharing their joyful day here.  Congrats Regina & Mark!

Details...

Ceremony, Reception & Catering...York Golf & Tennis, York Maine
Floral Design...York Flower Shop, York Maine (love their work!)
Filmmaking...Barnberry Productions (they are awesome!!). 
Entertainment and Music...Erica Brown and Matt Shipman
DJ...Mitch Dugan

I´m going to put in a little plug for Mark & Regina´s famous reel that went completely viral all over the world....there are no words to describe so I´m just going to share the link...meet Trip Deacon, the world´s first Kayak Free Kayaker. 
 

 


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