Coming Right Up in 2015!

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Brides-to-be that are knee-deep in the wedding planning process or those that are just beginning to plan will be oh so happy with the 2015 issue of Lakes Region Bride magazine. The new issue will be out in January and will feature lots of Lakes Region area venues, wedding ideas, flowers, gowns and a lot more. Watch for more in the coming weeks.                                                            J Harper Photo (above)   … [Read more...]

Floral Heaven at Fernwood Farm

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Owning and residing at Fernwood Farm in Gilmanton, NH seems to have been meant to be. Says owner Paula Gilman, “This property has been in my family for over 100 years, but to actually purchase this one parcel was nearly a 40 year quest. For nearly 40 years I owned 1/25 of the parcel of land. Finally, I purchased it from extended family on February 29, 2000. If it had not been Leap Year it would have been March 1, 2000, the date of my Grandmother’s birthday and this was her land. After clearing … [Read more...]

Wooded Wedding

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  Philbrick Photography The idea of a wedding in the woods has been an obsession with us for months and we invited a creative teams of top wedding professionals to bring our vision to life last summer. Everything was set but a late summer rain storm brought plans to a halt. We quickly rethought the idea and the team stepped in with some great ideas when we said, "Let's do it in November when the air is sharp, the leaves are off the trees, the sky is blustery...and let's play up the … [Read more...]

White Mountain DIY Wedding

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Tearyn and Jamie Date of Engagement: July 7, 2012 Date of Wedding: June 28, 2014 Images by Jordan Luciano of Anne Skidmore Photography, North Conway, NH  “I spent a lot of time planning our wedding; the last year leading up to the wedding I spent almost everyday planning and researching for the big day. Because we chose to make everything ourselves, including the invitations and all the decor, a lot of time had to go into the planning,” explains recently married Tearyn of her … [Read more...]

Brides & Brunch at White Mt Hotel Nov. 2

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  Planning (or dreaming of) a White Mt. wedding? We have just the thing to make your dreams a reality - the Brides & Brunch bridal show at the beautiful White Mountain Hotel and Resort in N. Conway. The bridal show will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2 and the hotel is offering a special discounted price for brunch for show attendees. The brunch is normally $19.00 per person and show attendees can indulge in the brunch for just $15.00. After starting the day with brunch, head into the … [Read more...]

Nonantum Resort Grand Prize…

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Lakes Region Bride's Fall Bridal Show at the historic Belknap Mill in Laconia, NH is coming up on Sunday, October 26 from noon to 3 pm. Throughout the afternoon, we will offer lots and lots of catered food samples, wedding cakes, free makeup/hair consults and updos with Galleria Salon, the latest bridal fashions from A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique, Ben & Jerry's ice cream favor samples, a fab photo booth from Crown Entertainment, music, wedding table design ideas from Judy at Abbott … [Read more...]

Anne (of Green Gables) Gets Married

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  What happens when a group of talented wedding professionals get together to answer the question, "What would happen if Anne of Green Gables got married?" Anne was the feisty, red-headed, courageous and very intelligent heroine of the Anne of Green Gables books. Her love story is old-fashioned romance at its best. In September, a group of wedding pros got together and planned Anne's farm style, rustic wedding and we are so thrilled with the results we just had to share a sneak peek! … [Read more...]

Riding in Style

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Millyard Studios photo of Bentley   A Bentley. A shiny, vintage Bentley that turns heads wherever it goes. Such a vehicle is perfect for wedding transportation and what a great just-married photo op this circa 1950s vehicle makes! The Bentley is part of the fleet of top-quality limousines and vehicles at Grace Limousine. “Oh, the Bentley, it is very loved!  If you want something unique that will make a lasting impression, go vintage,” advises Heather McKay of Grace Limousine. “You only get one … [Read more...]

Simple, Fun and Elegant

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Melissa and Tony Date of engagement: 11/16/13 Date of wedding: 6/28/2014 Images by Erika Follansbee Photography The lake and the beauty of summertime were high on Melissa and Tony’s must-have list as they began to plan their wedding. Plans were done long distance (the couple lives in South Carolina). Luckily, Melissa’s mother Wynette lives in NH and was a huge help in planning the lakefront wedding. Recalls Melissa, “We had to rely on my mom to do a lot of the leg work for us. She … [Read more...]

A Scottish/Lakes Region Wedding Story

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  Sarah & Steven Date of Engagement: February 17, 2013 Date of Wedding: May 23, 2014 Images by Michael Cirelli Photography (www.cirelliworks.com) Sarah would be the first one to tell you her romance and wedding story is “pretty complicated!” It spans two countries (United States and Scotland) and includes beloved dogs, a dedicated and loving extended family, a friendship that turned into romance and a perfect wedding on Lake Winnipesaukee. In the end, according to Sarah, all that planning … [Read more...]