We installed our new Natural Wood Floor under a 46×125 Sperry Tent at the Nonantum in Kennebunkport last weekend for an Oceanside wedding of 200 Guests. One of the great places to stay on your foliage tour of Maine. They even have a special. Experience Fall in Maine-Couples Foliage Special. Always love working with this resort.
Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things you can do in life, which makes wedding planners – who take on all that anxiety with gusto – the embodiment of the calm before the wedding storm. When Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hired wedding planner Lisa Vorce to coordinate what would become one of the most high-profile wedding celebrations of 2013, the seasoned pro found herself dealing with the dream dilemma: The celeb couple was so easygoing that they looked to Vorce to help them build everything from the ground up.
“To design their wedding, I first got to know and understand them (amazing!), then I took a look at the venue (Lake Como – also amazing!),” Vorce says. “From there, I created a ‘mood board’ that was a reflection of the colors, architecture, and topography of Lake Como, along with the vibe of John and Chrissy. John and Chrissy then chose what most resonated with them, and the rest is history.” Continue reading →
This 46×65 Sperry Tent was set at Vinegar Hill Music Theater 53 Old Post Road, Arundel Maine.
The post-and-beam barn, built in 1887, preserves the original structure’s authentic charm, while recent updates complement the barn’s history yet offer modern amenities. Grand wrought-iron chandeliers and velvet draperies create a warm elegance throughout. With more than 2,000 square feet of entertaining space, the barn can host weddings up to 200 comfortably, yet the intimate charm works well for smaller events, as well.
Two pairs of barn doors open onto a grass patio area with social-style seating, globe lighting, and plush gardens. With a rustic hand-built bar, this area is perfect for cocktail receptions or outdoor ceremonies.
The barn and outdoor garden space provide a simple yet elegant canvas to create the weddings of your dreams, offering flexible space and incredible design and charm.
A ton has been written about how millennials have changed the wedding industry — from skipping traditions that don’t align with their values to opting for smaller but still Instagrammable receptions — but they have also revolutionized the honeymoon industry.
Part of this change may be a result of twenty and thirty-something couples forgoing traditional registries and using apps like Honeyfund to raise money to travel (rather than being saddled with a set of fine china that they’ll never use).
There’s also the fact that millennials are more well-traveled than any other generation, particularly since cheap airfare and sites like Airbnb and Couchsurfing have made it easier to travel the world. So when they get married, the typical honeymoon trope of spending a week at a “romantic” all-inclusive resort just won’t do for many millennials. Instead, they are opting for offbeat and unexpected honeymoon ideas, like the ones below. Continue reading →
Audrey Zahares of Azealia Events and Sperry Tents of The Seacoast Teamed up again to produce a spectacular wedding event under the latest in clear tent technology. We set a 45.x85 Coastal Clear Tent with a English Chestnut Floor right up next to the water on Parsons Beach in Kennebunkport. We know couples are constantly looking for new, fresh, exciting ways to make their wedding environment stand out. The perfect setting for such a memorable day is under one of our Crystal Clear Rental Tents!
Here is a little on the owner, Beth Austin and her beautiful farm. https://riverwindsfarm.org/ River Winds is conveniently located just 4 miles off the Maine Turnpike, approximately 25 minutes from Portland, ME and less than 2 hours from Boston. The farm is also a short drive to area beaches, lakes and amusement parks.
It’s not just the ridiculous cost of weddings these days that makes some couple opt to have a small wedding guest list. Whether you live far away from your extended family or simply can’t think of 200+ people you care enough about to invite, small weddings often make more sense.
However, just because your wedding is tiny in size doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t look and feel as glamorous as a bigger shindig. Here are some small wedding ideas that will make your intimate gathering look and feel as special as anything you might see on Pinterest or Instagram. Continue reading →