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Month: December 2015

December 16, 2015

Recap of Our Amazing 2015 Weddings

As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to share some of the highlights from our 2015 wedding season. It’s sometimes hard to find the time to write a blog post during wedding season that showcases each of the fabulous weddings we are honored to be part of. This year I decided to take different approach and wait until the end of the season to write one post that shows some of the different elements from each our weddings.

There were food trucks, sparklers, retro items, homemade wooden coasters, an amazing singer paying tribute to the bride’s mother, best father of the bride speech, best father/daughter dance, best photo booth wall prop, personalized corn hole games, ice cream bar, colorful dresses and dueling pianos! Our couples focused on personalized details that reflected who they are, which is why it’s one of the many reasons we love them!

Best Clients Ever

That’s our motto! We are truly blessed to work with some pretty amazing people on one of the happiest day of their lives. I am truly honored to be part of it every time. It really is like watching one of my friends get married and as I always tell them, I’m the “other best friend”. I love what I do and blessed to be living my dream….

OK enough of the babble, let’s show you some stunning pictures from the some of the most talented photographers I had the pleasure to work with…

Images courtesy of Brea McDonald Photography ~ Liz & Scott

June church wedding

June outdoor wedding

June outdoor wedding

June outdoor wedding

June outdoor wedding
Images courtesy of Sootie Studios ~ Heidi & Rory

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding


Images courtesy of Trenholm Photo ~ Rob & Michaela

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding


Images courtesy of Erika Follansbee Photography ~ Samantha & Myles

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding


Images courtesy of William Tangorra Photography ~ Darci & Kyle
{Please note: his website has music involved so if you’re at work, you may want to turn the volume down!}

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding


Images courtesy of Tess Rollins Photography ~ Sarah & Rick

September classic wedding

September classic wedding

September classic wedding

September classic wedding


Images courtesy of Inked Events

September classic wedding

September classic wedding

September classic wedding


Images courtesy of Stovila Photography ~ Laura & Dax

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

See I wasn’t lying when I said we had a pretty amazing season of personalized details, fabulous weather and the most amazing clients ever!

I would love to be part of your wedding day. I want you to fully be present and enjoy your wedding like they all did! Check out our services to see how you can be this relaxed too!

Cheers!
~Tracy

Labels: backyard weddings, day of coordinator, fall weddings, New Hampshire wedding planner, New Hampshire weddings, NH weddings, outdoor weddings, summer weddings, wedding inspiration, wedding planner, weddings

December 9, 2015

5 Very Cool Gifts to Give Your Best Man & Groomsmen

I recently had the opportunity to write a Guest Blog Post for Groovy Groomsmen Gifts and wanted to share. I love when I have the opportunity to meet some new amazing vendors and share with you! Hope you enjoy…

As most people who have ever been part of a wedding, the spotlight tends to focus more on the Bride and her Bridal Party than the Groom and his Groomsmen, but times are changing! My couples are focused on each other and the special people who are standing up for them.

When Tyler @ Groovy Groomsmen Gifts reached out to tell me about his amazing business that caters to the guys, I absolutely loved it! When I first started in the wedding industry, I felt the guys are sometimes forgotten in the midst of wedding planning. Now, I’m finding the Grooms are getting more involved with the planning and are also making sure their guys are properly honored too.

Tyler graciously allowed me to pick an item as an example to show off to my Grooms when they ask me for gift ideas for their Groomsmen.

So many options to select from… which one to choose!?

I decided on the…


1. Velocicaptor 

Who doesn’t love something practical and personalized with your name that reflects your personality?! Being that my hubby is a beer drinker, I decided to have it engraved with his name to really have the opportunity to experience the process first hand and of course, to be able to use it during our weekend cocktail hour instead of it sitting on a shelf in my office!

When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised on how well it was made. The wood was solid and very sturdy, as well as the bottle opener. The engraving was well done and it was also very cool to see the magnetic option {I missed that tidbit of information in the description!}, so we didn’t have to mount it in any particular spot and could use it anywhere. My hubby loved it and also agreed it was well made. Definitely gets high marks in my book!

Now, onto what I think are other cool ideas…


2. The Grand Pilsner or Macho Beer Mug

In my book you can never go wrong with a beer mug, no matter which style you choose, unless of course, your friends don’t drink beer than this may not be a good item for you. 😉 I showcased both styles since it really would be a personal preference on which one to choose. Remember, no one said you have to get all the same style either! I liked both of them for their classic, no fuss details.


3. The Metro Wallet/Money Clip

I know sometimes guys are finicky about their wallets and Groovy Groomsmen Gifts offers many different styles to the money clip, but this one stood out more to me because it allows the user to get the best of both worlds, a wallet & money clip. I really liked how both the money and credit cards are enclosed and secure while it keeps to the slimness of a money clip.


4. Classic Pocket Watch

Ah, the old fashion pocket watch. Being a wedding planner and time being a huge factor in what I do, I’m a sucker for a sharp looking pocket watch {I even have a tattoo of one!}. No matter what color or face style you choose, you really can’t go wrong with this item. My motto is “Be Present, Time is of the essence…”


5.  The Traveler Cooler

And last, but definitely not least, what guy doesn’t need or want a cooler for his favorite beverage?! As you might have noticed from my choices, I’m a person of practicality and who likes to give gifts that are also functional. I thought this cooler would be another great gift idea since it can be used for just about anything from bringing lunch to work and food to a cookout to heading to the beach or tailgating for the day.


Many Unique Gift Items

Being a wedding planner, I do tend to get a lot of requests from vendors who want me to tell my couples about their products. I’m always happy to share what I think my Grooms would like when I find products that are unique, good quality and authentic. I found Groovy Groomsmen Gifts offers so many different types of items to pick from and are well made that any Groom would be able to find the right gift for their Best Man and Groomsmen.

Want to get to know more of my vendor friends? Check out what services we offer to help you with your wedding planning needs!

Cheers!
~Tracy

Labels: best man gift idea, groom gift ideas, groomsmens gift ideas, inked events, New Hampshire wedding planner, wedding planner, wedding planning

December 4, 2015

Pantone Announces 2016 Color of the Year

The winner is ….
Rose Quartz & Serenity
For the first time, Pantone choose a blending of two colors to take a softer look on color in 2016!

inked events pantone color of the year blog post

Pantone explained why they chose these two colors….

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

As you’re designing your wedding decor and picking out colors, these two beauties are appealing in all finishes and can be combined with greens, purples, rich browns and all shades of yellow and pink. You can also add in silver or hot bright colors for more of a wow factor and of course, sparkle!

Will you be using these colors for your upcoming wedding? I’d love to hear about the details and see it all come together. Check out our services to see how we can help you with your wedding planning needs.

Cheers!
~Tracy

Labels: 2016 pantone color of the year, inked events, pantone colors, rose quartz, serenity, wedding colors, wedding planner, wedding planning