Last spring my family snuck away for a vacation on Maine’s gorgeous coast, and to say we fell in love with that place is a total understatement. I’m constantly scheming return travel plans but until then this York-set wedding is the next best thing. With SHE Luxe Weddings & Design by their side, Viveka and Alex brought their families together for the perfect summer day with a nautical twist. Dive into the images by Christina Bernales and see why we can’t get enough.
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From Christina Bernales… As a wedding photographer, one of my favorite parts about weddings is seeing two families come together to celebrate the couple. Viveka and Alex’s wedding was first and foremost a big family affair, with Viveka’s big extended Swedish family joining Alex’s in the celebration.
Their union couldn’t have taken place on a more beautiful Maine summer day. Viveka got ready at her grandparents’ home and their wedding took place at Trinity Church in York, which is a beautiful, stone church, full of character and history. It felt as though we’d been transported to another time in history for a brief moment.
After a riverside champagne toast, Viveka, Alex, and their immediate families took a boat ride along the York river from the church to their wedding reception at the York Golf and Tennis Club where they had an unforgettable celebration.
Photography: Christina Bernales | Videography: Media Northeast | Event Design + Planning: SHE Luxe Weddings & Design | Floral Design: F As In Flowers | Wedding Dress: Liancarlo | Church: Trinity Church | Reception Venue: York Golf & Tennis | Reception Venue: York Golf & Tennis | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridal Boutique: Carine's Bridal Atelier | Hair & Make-Up: Bei Capelli Salon | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Stationery Design: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
There’s nothing we love more than grabbing our besties and hitting the town for a little bridal show action. And when that show happens to be the Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show, it’s a happier day than most. Think yummy treats, live music and a cake dive (!!) all happening this Sunday, January 8th. Mark your calendars and get ready to plan that day of your dreams.
The Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show is everything you’ve ever wanted in a bridal event… and so much more. I’m talking a one-stop shop with all of the areas finest vendors, plus some seriously cool happenings and awesome giveaways, as well. From the live fashion show to the Macy’s VIP entry bags (for the first 50 guests!) to the full bar filled with tasty libations, this is definitely one event you can’t miss. And did I mention the cake dive? I mean, this is going to be sooo awesome.
Whether you’re on the lookout for the perfect photographer, want to find that venue of your dreams or simply want to be inspired, the Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show is THE place to start planning. Click here NOW to get your tickets ($15 per person at the door or $10 online) and mark those calendars for a Sunday filled with wedding planning fun.
What: The Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show is giving away matching wedding bands in their fabulous cake dive!
Who: One lucky winner will be chosen completely at random to participate in the cake dive at the upcoming Boston Bridal Show and four other lucky contestants will be chosen live from the audience. All contestants will be cloaked in rain gear and wrestle through a GIANT cake provided by Montilio’s Bakery. Inside is a small box for the victor who will claim the pair of WEDDING BANDS as their PRIZE!
How: To enter to win a spot in Boston’s ONLY cake dive, submit your proposal/engagement photo by tagging @weddingdayexpos on Facebook OR @weddingdayexpositions on Instagram! #justsayyes
‘Tis the season for sweet love stories and proposals by sparkly trees. And this shoot captured by Jamie Mercurio is just that and more. Emily Elizabeth Events created this Christmas story before us, and with gingerbread houses, festive wreaths and an emerald ring that makes us gasp, it’s a scene sure to inspire. Get in the holiday spirit in our Vault gallery right this way!
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From Emily of Emily Elizabeth Events… The holidays are the most romantic time of year and also one of the most popular for proposals. This gave us the inspiration for a Christmas editorial set at Beech Hill Barn. Coming home from parties galore, our couple settles in at home to relax in front of the fire and eat some takeout food before he pops the question. The scene is cozy and festive and she enjoys some prosecco while he opts for a howler from a local microbrewery. Sweet treats include a gingerbread house, cookies, and Yule Log. The house is trimmed simply and we went for a vintage-modern aesthetic, classic with a twist. A Charlie Brown Christmas tree, wreaths, vintage ornaments, thoughtfully hand-wrapped gifts, and cards from family and friends complete the look and feel. The engagement ring is an estate piece with an emerald, adding some sparkle and shine to a momentous occasion – green against the red lace of her dress. Their French bulldog joins in on the fun and approves the marriage proposal, sealing the deal.
Photography: Jamie Mercurio | Event Planning + Design: Emily Elizabeth Events | Floral Design: Pretty Flowers Maine | Engagement Ring: Attos | Makeup: Adore Rouge | Hair: Aphrodite Salon | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Venue: Beech Hill Barn | Bride's Jacket: J. Crew | Frock, Earrings + Napkins: Anthropologie | Gingerbread House, Cookies, + Yule Log: Nothing Bakes Like A Parrott | Heels: Sole Society | Models: Kristen Stogsdill + AJ Bouffard | Paper Goods, Gifts, Tags, + Prints: Chatty Press | Wreaths: Pretty Flowers Maine