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Featured on New Hampshire Magazine Bride

I’m always humbled when I receive a request to be interviewed for a well known local magazine, so when NH Magazine Bride wanted to start featuring wedding planners in their Vendor Profile, who am I to say no?!

I’m excited to share that I was their first Vendor Profile to be featured earlier this month! If you happened to miss it on our social media pages or on our press page, check it out here!  🙂

Cheers!

~Tracy

2016 Wedding Recap

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know, I’m about a week or so behind with recapping our 2016 wedding season….better late than never! And you know me, I always beat to my own drum anyways!

While 2016 was a quieter year with the number of weddings, we had a lot of internal growth as a business. I certainly cannot complain about it since we still had the pleasure of meeting and working with some truly amazing couples. We also were very selective on the couples we wanted to work with. For us, it’s never about quantity, it’s always about quality.

Now, enough of my blah, blah, blah … onto seeing some of my favorite images!

BEST CLIENTS EVER!

Sasha & Brian were married in June on the lovely Laudholm Farm, located in Wells, ME. We started off the day sunny and warm, but as the day progressed on, the fog rolled in and the chill along with it. Thankfully, we were fully prepared with heaters for the tent and the chilly weather didn’t stop them from having the time of their lives with their friends and families.

Sasha & Brian wanted a bohemian chic style wedding using a neutral color palette and lots of greenery. Sasha is super talented in calligraphy and created all the signs herself. You could feel the love that was just bursting out of them when you were around them. Brian is a fellow wedding musician and had secretly {I’m so good at keeping secrets!} planned to serenade Sasha with a song he wrote.

Images courtesy of Clara Rice Photography

Caitlyn & ReyDel were married in the middle of June at the gorgeous ViewPoint Hotel in York, ME. They had the added benefit of having the Nubble Lighthouse as their ceremony and reception backdrop. Sadly, the weather was not 100% in our favor on their wedding day, however, we were able to get the ceremony and some of the pictures done before the heavy rain fell. Despite the weather, the rain didn’t dampen their spirits and the dance floor was packed all night long. The rain let up later in the evening and the guests were able to enjoy the scenery and the lawn games.

One of the biggest highlights was their first dance… it had to be the most amazing choreographed first dance I’ve ever witnessed. It was also one of the biggest kept secrets {I’m very good at keeping secrets!} that had their guests surprised and in awe by it.

Caitlyn & Rey wanted a nautical themed wedding using navy, gray & yellow as their color palette. Everything looked gorgeous and the details they created were absolutely stunning.

Images courtesy of NH Images

Kristin & Brian were married at the end of June in a Catholic ceremony at St. John the Evangelist Church. The reception was held under a tent in the backyard of Kristin’s parents home. I couldn’t have ordered up better weather day for them if I tried! It was a nice, sunny day and some may say a bit warm since a few of the {younger} guests took a dip in the pool!

Kristin & Brian wanted a simple, yet fun wedding…they certainly had it. They used a light blue and ivory color palette and added burlap squares to the centerpieces to give that rustic feel. The guests enjoyed the simplicity of a backyard feeling with great food, great music and lots of laughter.

Images courtesy of Logan Miller

Meaghan & Justin were married in the middle of August on Lake Winnipesaukee at the Wolfeboro Inn. We definitely had the gorgeous, sunny weather on their wedding day unlike the day/night before where it rained heavily. What you don’t see in the pictures is that it was extremely humid on their wedding day! With the temperatures & heat index, I can honestly say it was about 100 degrees under that tent! You’d never have known it was that hot by the packed dance floor all day long! And boy, do I have to give a huge kudos to my friend over at Spinner Music Productions for that!

Meaghan & Justin wanted to keep the decor simple and focused on the relaxed, laid back feeling you have when you’re by the lake. They used navy, yellow and pink as their color palette. It was an emotional day for them in many ways with heartfelt speeches from Meaghan’s sister, Caitlin, Justin’s Dad and his Best Man, Alex plus one of Meaghan’s bridesmaids, Sarah played a special song to them on her acoustic guitar.

Images courtesy of Callan Photo

Caitlin & Cameron were married Labor Day weekend at the stunning Wentworth by the Sea. I couldn’t have ordered up any better of a day for them if I tried. We literally had a picture perfect day for their wedding. The flowers were in full bloom, the weather was cool & warm, the ceremony music was played by one of the groomsmen, the officiate was a close friend and to cap it off, the ceremony was extremely heartfelt and emotional…there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Caitlin & Cam wanted a wedding with bright colors {navy, white and coral}, nautical elements and of course, that was fun for their guests. They had all three! The details were amazingly thought out…from the shells used as escort cards, having a presidential style served dinner {this by far is amazing to see}, changing the colors of the uplighting in the ballroom to create a romantic feel during dinner than using a bold color to create a party atmosphere for dancing…and boy, that dance floor was packed all night long!

Images courtesy of NH Images

LisaAnn & Matthew’s wedding was our last wedding of the season. They were married on a sunny, semi-warm late September day. LisaAnn is a fellow wedding professional, whom I had the pleasure of working with last season. So, when LisaAnn contacted me to help her with her wedding details, I was more than happy to say yes!

LisaAnn & Matthew wanted a simple, laid back, BBQ, elegant wedding that was surrounded by their friends and family …. and that’s exactly what they had. Good food, good music and creating heartfelt memories!

I say, it was the best way for us to end an amazing season full of love and laughter!

Images courtesy of Happy Gatherings

LAST THOUGHTS…

I truly am always excited to be part of someone’s wedding day, I do feel it’s a honor to be part of it. It’s one of the most important days in a couple’s life and when a couple trusts me enough to make sure they enjoy it, well, I take that very seriously. The day goes by so quickly, I don’t want them to have to worry about anything except having a great time.

I am blessed by the couples I meet and now, can call them friends. Thank you to all my couples for being the best clients a girl could ask for. You make what I love to do so much better!

I’m looking forward to an amazing 2017 filled with more amazing couples and details.

Cheers!
~Tracy

Why You SHOULD Hire a Wedding Planner – from a Client’s Perspective

One our recent couples wanted to share their experience working with us and wrote this lovely post. I hope it helps you understand the importance of how a wedding planner can allow you to enjoy your day and what makes us stand out. Enjoy!

Written by Meaghan & Justin Williams

All images courtesy of their {fabulous, amazingly talented} photographer, Callan Photo

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What made you choose to look for a wedding planner?

We didn’t start this process thinking we would need a wedding planner. We were confident and even excited to do all the planning on our own, so whenever the idea of a wedding planner came up we more or less brushed it off as an unnecessary expense. In addition, our venue came with a wedding coordinator, so we felt like we were well supported in terms of planning.

What we learned, however, is that wedding planners – or at least Tracy – provide so much more than just “planning.” Tracy describes herself as a Wedding Fairy Godmother, but what she doesn’t say is that she is a Fairy Godmother, therapist, friend, confidant, peacemaker, strategist, and event planner extraordinaire. We initially reached out to Tracy after spending a weekend talking through the details of the wedding. We had all the big pieces down – the vendors were hired, the venue set, the colors chosen, but it suddenly occurred to us that there were a million little details that built off of each other and tied the larger pieces together and someone had to be responsible for being the glue that held them all in place. We wanted to enjoy our day, not be worried about orchestrating it – so that’s when we started looking.

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But if you already had a venue coordinator, why do you need a wedding planner?

Our venue coordinator ended up not being there on the day of our wedding, which, as it turns out, is a common situation at venues. If we hadn’t had Tracy with us, we would have been trusting the biggest day of our lives to someone whom we had never met. Hiring a wedding planner ensures that you have a consistent point of contact throughout the process – no matter what!

In addition, our venue coordinator’s priority was making sure that catering, bar, tent, tables and chairs were all in place. Tracy prioritized these things too, but her main priority was us. Our meetings with her were always full of personal details and she truly took the time to listen to our feelings and concerns and helped us build the best wedding for us. Tracy also has experience with multiple venues and vendors, so she isn’t stuck in the bubble of one venue and was able to provide suggestions that she had seen from multiple venues.

What were the most important factors to you when you were looking for a wedding planner?

Budget and availability were the initial eliminating factors, but most important to us was the reviews from prior clients, which we found via The Knot and Wedding Wire, and the initial interaction we had with them. We wanted someone who could empathize with the excitement and the nerves, while still being calm and in control of the big day. If you read Tracy’s reviews, you’ll see glowing after glowing review of the impact she has had on her couples and we can only echo those!

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How did you decide on a wedding planner?

We reached out to a total of six planners and talked to four of them. We found that every wedding planner had a different personality and way of introducing themselves to us. What stood out to us about Tracy amongst all the others was how personalized her response was to us. Where other coordinators had an automated email response with pricing, Tracy had clearly written a personalized message in response to our inquiry. In addition, she was extremely transparent about her services and pricing and wanted to schedule a consultation call and meeting with us before either of us made a decision to move forward.

On our initial consultation call, Tracy truly took the time to just listen to us. She wasn’t interested in pushing our plans in any particular direction, she just wanted to know what our needs were, why were we reaching out, what we wanted to feel like on our wedding day and why. She explained her services but never pressured us and was the only wedding planner that made us feel like we were hiring a person – a person who could understand, listen, empathize, negotiate, and consult – and not just a “service” that would make sure the flowers were in place on the big day.

After our call, we agreed to meet Tracy for a drink to discuss further details. We were shocked when we got there to see that Tracy had a binder already made for us with every detail we had mentioned on our call. What we really loved, however, was that our meeting was a conversation. It was clear that Tracy knew what she was doing, she asked questions that we never would have thought of – and she truly listened to our answers. She didn’t run us through a checklist of standard questions, she took the time to let us tell our story and ramble about little things that we were anxious about, all the while taking notes on everything from what kind of water we like to drink to our plans for the honeymoon.

So you hired her?

Heck yes we hired her! We weren’t pressured or sold into her services – but rather by the time we were done with our in-person meeting with her, we were basically begging her to work with us. Since the day we hired her, she’s truly become our go-to when it comes to wedding planning and moreover, she’s become an incredible, thoughtful friend.

How often do you meet with Tracy?

Ultimately we will have five in-person meetings before the big day. However, we can’t even begin to count the emails and texts that have taken place in between those meetings. Our communication ranges from long, planning focused emails to quick panic texts “I can’t remember if I told you this, but…” Our communication with Tracy allowed us to sleep at night knowing that every detail was being managed by an expert.

What advice do you have for other couples in the planning stages?

Well, first, obviously hire Tracy – you’ll thank us later! Secondly, be willing to admit how you’re feeling and know that it’s okay to ask for help. Do you really want to spend an extra thousand dollars on chairs? Do it. Do you not care about flowers? Don’t have them. Are you stuck between two songs for your entrance? That’s okay! Tracy has made us realize that there are no rules, just plans. No matter how absurd our ideas have gotten, Tracy takes them in stride and works them into the plan. When we’re stuck on an idea, we email her and ask for her opinion because we know that it will be honest, unbiased, and coming from someone with experience.

How do you think the planning process has changed now that you have a wedding planner?

It’s so much more enjoyable! Knowing that we have Tracy on our team allows us to let go of fretting over every detail and wondering if we’ve forgotten something. Tracy keeps us in check and reminds us what we still need to do and when we need to do it by. Having someone take the reins on the logistical pieces has allowed us to focus on the more meaningful pieces – we can think about writing our vows and practicing our first dance rather than trying to figure out a backup plan if we’re running late and it starts raining during the first look.

In addition, Tracy has provided multiple recommendations, she makes us laugh when we’re panicking, she keeps us organized, and she’s really been a neutral voice of reason that has helped us stay grounded during the planning process. Tracy is more than willing to help us incorporate anything into our wedding, but she’s also ready to give her honest opinion and the pros and cons of an idea when we ask her. We trust her judgment and experience more than anyone else in this process and she has yet to steer us wrong!

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How do your vendors feel about having a wedding planner involved?

Everyone we’ve ever met that has worked with Tracy loves her. One of our vendors even emailed us to thank us for introducing him to Tracy because she’s been so great to work with. Ultimately, working with Tracy means that all of the vendors receive the same coordinated, perfected timeline, they all have a point of contact that is guaranteed not to be emotional that day, and they all have the opportunity to work with a professional, which allows them to focus on doing their best work as well.

What does a wedding planner do on the day of the wedding?

Apparently everything, but the most important thing that Tracy did was allow us to enjoy ourselves. Tracy was on site by the time we woke up making sure everything was in place. She unpacked our car, set up the décor, checked in with all of our vendors, made sure the venue looked exactly the way we envisioned, managed the timeline, kept our wedding party on schedule, and, most importantly, kept us calm! Throughout the wedding, she was remembered every small detail and managed every curve ball that came her way. When we wanted to make a change last minute, we simply told Tracy and she communicated with the rest of the vendors to make it happen so that we could get back to enjoying our day.

Are wedding planners really worth the money?

We literally laugh every time we hear this question. What’s the price you would pay to feel calm on your wedding day? How much would you spend to hear someone tell you, “you don’t need to wear a watch on your wedding day?” How much is your sleep worth? We can’t speak for every wedding planner, but we can speak for Tracy. She has made our engagement enjoyable, organized, and stress-free; that is worth every penny and so much more.

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Thank you Meaghan & Justin for this heartfelt & informative post from your perspective on how I helped you enjoy your wedding. I truly put so much time, love & work into all my couples wedding day. This made me blush when I read how much it helped you both really enjoy your day and the months leading up to it. I was honored to be part of it and so happy to witness your love and the next chapter of your lives, but especially can now call you both friends.

Want us by your side at your wedding & enjoy your wedding? Visit our website to check us out.

Cheers!
~Tracy

New England Weddings – Steampunk Inspiration Styled Shoot

I always love to do styled shoots, it’s a way to tap into my creative mindset and get together with some of my favorite wedding vendor peeps. I’ve wanted to do a Steampunk shoot for quite some time now and it’s been on my back burner for the last few years. Now, I know why, I had to meet the ‘right’ people in order to create just the right look.

This year was the time to do it and I had the pleasure of bringing together a team of incredibly, talented New England wedding professionals to create it. I had a blast designing it and allowing the others to tap into their creativity as well to help give you ideas that bring in authentic steampunk elements with an elegant twist into your wedding. This shoot has been under wraps for months {sad to say, it wasn’t picked up to be published}, so I’m quite happy to finally be able to share the stunning images from EAS Photography and the creative awesomeness of the whole team! I hope you enjoy….

A Tale of Two Dreams: How you envision your wedding and how your parents do are completely different!  Written by Kelly Belt

Lets face it, Steampunk is becoming more mainstream, but when you tell your parents you want a “Steampunk Wedding”, they look at you like you’re crazy. As much as you try to explain your ideas, they just don’t understand it and may revert to Google. You know that may not be the best place for them to look since we all know what pops up. Images of people in leather arm pieces adorned with brass and crotch revealing skirts. Who knows, they may even come across the man pictured from this photo shoot breathing fire.

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Truth be told, you can still have a steampunk inspired wedding that you love and your parents are willing to invite their friends to. Your wedding theme, colors, location and décor does not need to be all black and brown, set in an abandoned mill and dimly lit with a bunch of Edison bulbs to feel authentic.

There are not many true Steampunk venue locations where you can have a wedding besides the occasional bar or diner. There are other great options to have your wedding such as barns, rustic themed restaurants and your very own backyard where a tent can be pitched. The photo shoot featured here was done at the Nevins Memorial Library on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The architecture of the library fit with the appearance we were trying to create, but how your wedding style comes to life falls in how you decorate the venue and what elements you bring in.

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In the steampunk world, almost nothing is used for its original intended purpose. For example, antique couch springs can be used to hold the flowers. Centerpieces can be made out of tea lights and thrift store finds of old large medicinal and tonic bottles can be used to hold loose flowers. Antique keys and price tags can be used as the escort cards and favors.

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It’s a wedding, so there is bound to be cards and gifts and what better way than using old luggage to hold the cards. Another great idea to use for a card box is an antique birdcage from a thrift store that can add a Victorian feel. For the flatware and glasses, you can bring in the key steampunk elements that have character too add a vintage feel or incorporate types of metals that your guests will see that will tie into the décor.

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This is a great way to keep things whimsical by using daisies and other types of flowers. If flowers aren’t your cup of tea, you can make a bouquet of buttons and paper flowers. As you can see below, color was used to bring in a different aspect to the overall look and feel. Rich tones and petals that remind you of velvet will bring back a feeling of yesteryear and Victorian luxury.

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Truthfully, it’s usually all about the dress! Using colors of ivory and oyster can add an antique feel to your wedding. The dress featured here is made of fabrics from ivory to golden pink brown. Yes, it is 100% acceptable for you to wear a corset. The key when you’re shopping for a dress is to keep an open mind. If you are a smaller dress size and short in height, you may find a great vintage dress at an antique shop. Also, don’t forget this could be a good excuse to have something custom made that you can use over again.

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You also want your beloved to be looking spectacular as well, so having them in a corset is a good option to keep them “looking their best”.

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Your wedding is about whatever you choose it to be and should reflect your personality. Above all, make your wedding day; a day you will remember and others will talk it about fondly.

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We all had a blast creating this shoot for you and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Want to see what else I’ve done? Check out our gallery to see the weddings we’ve been part of.

Cheers,
~Tracy

Vendor Love:

Planner/Designer: Inked Events
Florist/Designer: OUTBloom Floral Design
Photography: EAS Photography
Hair: J. Scott Salon
Makeup: Katherine Macdonald Beauty
Dress: Kelly Belt of Voltaire Design Studio
Suit and Corset: Jane’s Corset
Rentals: Peterson Party Center
Venue: Nevins Memorial Library
Model: Sarah Maillet
Model: Charlie Hayes

Nominated for NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner

Happy Monday!

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post, but it’s sure been a crazy few months. I don’t know what people mean when they say, “I’ll have more time during the slow season…” I, for one, have been non-stop since the end of last wedding season! 🙂 Trust me, I am not complaining! We’re gearing up for a great 2015 season with some amazing couples!

To kick off the new year & to get a wonderful birthday surprise in February, we were nominated as NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner! I can tell you when I received the notification, I was beyond ecstatic!

If you’d like to help us win this designation, please click on this link to vote: http://NewHampshire.cityvoter.com/inked-events/biz/693299.

Voting ends April 5th.

Thank you in advance! Fingers crossed we win!

Cheers!
~Tracy

How to Obtain a Marriage License in Massachusetts & New Hampshire

Check out what we found out about How to obtain a Marriage License in both Massachusetts & New Hampshire.

Massachusetts:

All couples who wish to be married in Massachusetts must have a marriage license issued within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you do not need to be a residence of the state to get married here. If a person is in the military, a marriage license may be filed by either party, providing one is a Massachusetts resident.

Massachusetts recognizes same sex marriages, however, with legal challenges to the Massachusetts state law, some local jurisdictions may have residency requirements and/or not issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Check with the local authorities to see how they are handling this issue. Both the Bride{s} and Groom{s} must be present a valid drivers license, social security card and possibly a birth certificate when applying. There is a 3 day waiting period before you are issued a marriage license and  is valid for 60 days. Check with the town clerk to determine whether you must pick it up in person, or if it can be mailed to you. The fee can range from $25.00 – $100.00, depending on the town.

New Hampshire:

To obtain a marriage license in New Hampshire is slightly different then Massachusetts. Same sex marriages are also legal in New Hampshire and the requirements are the same.The Bride{s} and Groom{s} do not have to be residence of New Hampshire, but must appear at the City or Town Clerk office together. Exceptions may be made for individuals enlisted in the United States military. However, if both the bride{s} and groom{s} are not residents of the City or Town they plan to be married in, their marriage license must be filed with the appropriate clerk in the same town or city the marriage is to take place. If one of the applicants is a resident of New Hampshire, the marriage license must be filed in the same town or city he or she resides in. If both applicants reside in New Hampshire, but in different towns or cities, the marriage license can be filed in either location.

The fee for a marriage license is $45-60 and be prepared to pay for with cash. You may use a drivers license, military card, original/certified birth certificate or a valid passport for identification. However, unlike Massachusetts there is no waiting period for your license, you will receive it immediately but it will not become valid until after 3 days receiving it. A marriage license is only good for three months {90 days} after the issue date.

We keep up with all the information you need to know about getting married. Want to learn more about who we are? Check us out here.

Happy Planning! ☺

~Taylor

5 Traditional Venues in New Hampshire

Happy Wednesday!

Taylor continues her tour of traditional venues & now she’s taking you to New Hampshire this week. Check out the great places she found.

Enjoy!
~Tracy

1. Atkinson Resort & Country Club

As a former employee, I love the Atkinson Country Club! They offer seven event rooms to choose from and is truly the whole package. The Legacy Ballroom, most popular for weddings, is phenomenal. It holds up to 320 guests and has a beautiful deck that overlooks their 18 hole golf course, which would be perfect for cocktail hour on a summer night! I love their gazebo that is located just outside of the Legacy Ballroom, where you could have your ceremony. A few summers ago, I attended at a wedding  here and trust me, when I tell you the pictures are stunning. The landscaping around & beyond the gazebo will take your breath away!

Image courtesy of Ron Kolias Studios

Images courtesy of Google Search

2. Brookstone Event Center

I worked a few local venues and here’s another one! {I know your might be saying just how many venues has this girl worked at?} Brookstone focuses on “one wedding at a time”. They give your special day their undivided attention and the staff is incredible. Kasia and Alex will meet your every need to make you feel relaxed and prepared for your wedding day. If you’re looking to have an outdoor ceremony they have a beautiful covered area that overlooks an adorable pond and waterfall.

Image courtesy of Google Search

Image courtesy of Garrone Photography

 

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3. The Granite Rose

No, I can’t brag and say I have worked here too…. I wish I could because its beautiful! They offer two event rooms, Embassy Room and Terrace Room and I have to say my favorite is the Terrace Room. I love the large windows, the round architecture and the chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. They offer onsite ceremonies whether you want an indoor or outdoor one! The Embassy Room has an elegant, contemporary flair. Skylights, abundant French doors and the octagonal head table area are adjacent to the outdoor deck. It allows the natural light and sunshine during the day and gives you the feeling of dancing under the moon and stars in the evening.

Images courtesy of Google Search

The Embassy Room:

The Terrace Room:

 

Image provided by Daniel Doke Photography

4. The Bedford Village Inn

I first came across the Bedford Village Inn I was blown away while I was looking for venues that could host an outdoor party for a friend. This place looks very cute and quaint from the front view, but when you see if from the back, you would think you’re at a Hollywood party… its over-the-top! They offer a number of cool things… outdoor dance floor, djs, high top tables, ice sculptures and a patio overlooking the backyard. You will not be disappointed if you decide to take a tour!

Images courtesy of Google Search

 
 

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5. Sky Meadow Country Club

To end our tour…the last, but not least, my favorite wedding venue since this is where I’m booking my own wedding ☺!} The Sky Meadow Country Club is located in Nashua, NH,  a private club, tucked away behind the Sky Meadow condominiums. When I went to tour here I was greeted by the director, Lynn, who listened to every last detail I wanted on my day and she assured me they could accommodate my every need.

They are updating their patio this spring and they have recently just refurnished their dance floor which I might add, is gorgeous! I loved that the patio was right in front of a waterfall, where some of our pictures would be taken and our guests would be able to enjoy seeing us as well. I loved the wide selection of food they offered and I could customize my dinner menu. A bonus is they work with The Crowne Plaza, who provide your guests with a shuttle service. How great is that?!

Images courtesy of Google Search

Thanks for listening about my obsession with wedding venues!

We love all venues, check out our Services to see what we offer to help ease the stress of your day.

☺ Happy Planning!
Hugs
~Taylor

5 Unique Wedding Venues in NH

Happy Wednesday!

I just love that I have a team to help me with the blog writing and see what they find in the research! Samantha’s up this time writing her first blog post for me and she did an amazing job in her research!
She decided to take us on a little tour of some unique venues to have a wedding that happen to be located here in NH.

Check out what she found! 
~Tracy

This week I decided to take a look at AMAZING and unique wedding venues, that aren’t like your traditional hotel or country club venues. Each of these unique locations all have their own special charm, and character…take a look!

1. Stonehurst Manor, North Conway, NH

Stonehurst Manor is the first one on our tour. Stonehurst Manor is located in North Conway, NH, it’s a beautiful boutique hotel located in the breathtaking White Mountains. This secluded 33 acre property with spectacular views, is sure to catch your attention. This venue has a luxurious and elegant Victorian feel, it takes you back in time with all of its history. Stonehurst Manor has the capacity for up to 150 guests including tent weddings.  





2. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

The Currier Museum of Art  is definitely what I would call a unique and artistic venue. I had no idea they even allowed private events let alone weddings! I know that Tracy has coordinated a few weddings here before and raves about this venue! The museum accommodates everything from day to evening events, and guests are able to enjoy the galleries and exhibits of the museum during the event which is a cool bonus!  

Thanks to Chris Saunders Photography for the gorgeous picture!


Thanks to M Studios for these stunners!

3. Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown, NH

Zorvino is a charming winery located in Sandown, NH. Zorvino’s is “not just a winery but a destination”. The location has a very rustic feel, with beautiful landscaping including ponds and waterfalls. This venue accommodates to events of all types and sizes, with their “beautiful rustic post and beam manor house with a huge fireplace”. This cozy and relaxing atmosphere is great a wedding or even a rehearsal dinner! 

 

Image courtesy of Leah Haydock Photography


4. Anchorage at the Lake, Tilton, NH

Anchorage at the Lake is the perfect lakeside location for your next wedding! Located on the shores of Lake Winnisquam, this facility offers unique lakefront cabins and houses for “cabin-style camping”. Anchorage at the Lake is easy on your budget and is definitely a great spot for those who love the great outdoors! Ceremonies can take place on the beach or on their large deck overlooking Lake Winnisquam.

Images courtesy of Derek Franco Photography.

5. Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH

Right now a popular wedding trend is a rustic themes. Anytime you search weddings on Pinterest everything is RUSTIC from mason jars, to barns, and large scenic fields. This venue is a perfect location if you’re aiming to achieve an elegant rustic wedding! This 3 story venue contains a spiral staircase and a magnificent 30 ft tall stone fireplace. If you’re looking for a large venue this one is awesome and can accommodate up to 150 guests!

Image courtesy of Kendal J. Bush Photography.

Image courtesy of Steve Holmes Photography.

Make you’re wedding unique and don’t forget to add your own special touch! Consider taking a further look into these awesome NH venues for you’re wedding!

We love to travel & see new places! Check out the services we offer here.

Truly yours!
Sam

Featured on Leise Jones Photography’s Blog

Happy Friday!

Today it’s going to….nope, not snow…but be in the 50’s! The joys of New England! It’s starting out to be a great day here, that’s for sure!

It’s always a pleasure for me when I can chat with my vendor friends, who I don’t see often enough. That happened a few weeks ago, when I had a nice, out of the blue conversation with my friend, Leise {pronounced Lisa} of Leise Jones Photography. She wanted to touch base on how things were going and how we can help each other in the upcoming wedding season. She’s an amazing photographer & super sweet! So, be sure you check her out!
Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t take compliments very well or likes to be the center of attention, so it always amazes me & makes me giddy like a kid, when someone wants to help me in my journey.  Makes me blush, really…

I must leave a very lasting impression with them and that just makes me smile. When you meet me, I’m just me. What you see, is what you get. You’ll always see my authentic self, always true to who I am & what I represent. I want to help couples on they’re wedding day, so they can enjoy it. Guess that comes through to the people I meet. 🙂

OK enough of that….Check out the kind words she had to say about me & what I do here.

Thank you my friend for the spreading the love about what I do and looking forward working with you and some your fabulous clients. It’s going to be awesome working with you!
Want to know more about what I do, check out my Services here

Cheers!
~Tracy

Reflecting 2013 {Personal}

Happy Monday! And, what some may consider New Year’s Eve Eve….

I’m actually going to take a few days “off” this week to enjoy some time with my hubby & my family since without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

This blog is definitely a bit different for me since I’m not one who likes to talk about myself, but I also wanted share a little bit about my journey in the past year.

So, here goes….

What an exceptional year 2013 has been for me in many ways! After taking a leap of faith in 2012 {yes, I know that’s a little further back, but that’s where it all begin} by leaving what I call my “corporate” job to go to work for another wedding planning company, only to get laid off two months later, was heart-wrenching. It really took a toll on me emotionally & of course, financially, but instead of it letting it get me down, I embraced the opportunity. After some serious soul searching & the amazing support I have from friends & family, I looked at it as the Universe taking away, what were my two biggest fears; my stable, but boring corporate job & my need to think I had work for someone else in the wedding industry. It sure was a wake up call that I didn’t think would have a happy ending. To keep myself occupied as I searched for another job, I decided to jump into having my own business with both feet & not a care in the world.

The name Inked Events came to me in a dream {I know, crazy cliche!} and it really resonate with me, on so many levels because it really is true to who I am. I absolutely love tattoos and the beauty & story they represent. All mine {yep, have quite a few} reflect the story of my life, so what better way than to name my business that reflects me & truly makes it unique to me. It truly reflects my brand, that’s for sure. It has a classic, edgy look & feel to it.

I felt that 2013 was going to be MY year and boy, it sure has been. I have been building a solid name & reputation for myself as Inked Events and meeting some amazing people along the way. I’ve been so humbled by the experiences that I’ve gone through, in order to get to where I am today, that at this moment, I can’t even begin to describe it. I have learned from both the good & bad ones about who am I, what I want to achieve & especially, who is part of a very small circle of trusted friends. I am a strong believer that there are some people that will be there through thick & thin, while others, will only be there for a short time. I won’t lie and say that it’s all been a bed of roses since at one point, I felt like throwing in the towel. But, instead, on a hot July day sitting on the beach with one of those trusted friends, I felt re-energized by our conversation and set out to continue on building a kick ass business! I will be forever in debt to her for really, truly being there that day & many other days since then.

From that moment, I’ve been so focused on building a fun, solid & exciting business that my clients & vendor friends will be excited right along side me. I learn something from every person that I meet & I’m truly forging the path I am meant to be on. I couldn’t be happier with where it’s leading me.

One of my biggest achievements this year is being a mentor to my assistant, Natalie, who wanted to follow her passion for designing, but didn’t know where to start. The email she sent to me has changed us both for the better. She brings out my creative side even more while I’m teaching her the industry ropes. Exciting things are on the horizon for us!

On top of building a business from the ground up, I am ambitious enough that I wanted to give back to my fellow colleagues, so what do I do…. I launched a networking group {Vendors 4 Vendors} in March for them. It allows us to learn, network, relax and of course, have fun among our peers. With every event, the positive feedback about the group & what it stands for is so energizing that it’ll only continue to grow.

I will continue to learn my craft & be passionate about bringing my clients the fun, easy-going, positive, professional dedication that I stand for. I have a lot to be thankful from my journey in 2013 & I can’t wait to take on 2014 at high speed!

So, here’s to an amazing 2014….

…. because I’m taking it by storm!!! I hope you’ll come along for the ride with me by sticking around on all my social media platforms… click away to follow me…. Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!

May you have a Safe & Happy New Year!

~Cheers!