Best Dressed Bestie
We never need an excuse to celebrate our BFFs, but we’re more than happy to take this chance to dedicate a whole post to them! A strong bride tribe means all the girls you love will be by your side on your big day. And helping your bridesmaids and maid of honor look gorgeous in their bridesmaids dress is a win for everyone! We think this calls for a round-up of our favorite looks for our favorite girls!
Morilee Bridesmaids Style 21701
A fun and flirty, midi chiffon gown is perfect for your free-spirited friend! A fresh look for a more casual wedding, we think your girls will feel fantastic in a dress like this.
Morilee bridesmaids style 21703
An elegant option for a more formal wedding, your bride tribe will look so sophisticated in this chiffon gown. A lovely draped shoulder detail leads to a flowing tie-back sash to add some drama to the look!
Morilee bridesmaids style 21705
Simple has never looked so stunning! Chic and trendy, this flowing chiffon gown stands out with its square neckline, tied spaghetti straps, and geometric keyhole. A front slit brings a daring twist to this understated look.
Morilee Bridesmaids style 21709
Your bridesmaids will be looking boho beautiful in this gown! A chic square neckline is paired with a ruched bodice and tie detail, while a cinched waist will make sure your girls’ figure will shine!
5 stunning gowns for plus size brides
5 of our favorite plus size wedding gowns for Curvy Brides
Falling in love with the wedding dress of your dreams is the most exciting experience for any bride, and we work hard to make sure women of all shapes and sizes get to have this moment. Curvy and confident has never looked so good! Full of intricate details, gorgeous necklines, stunning silhouettes, and custom comfort this mix of bold and beautiful gowns will absolutely stun at your wedding!
Morilee Ama 3304
The Ama wedding gown features feminine floral embroidered appliqués throughout the tulle A-line ball gown and sheer train. Sheer fitted sleeves and a plunging V-neckline trimmed in linear Lace complete the look
Morilee Sylvia 3282
You’ll look like an ethereal vision wearing this breezy chiffon gown! The Sylvia bridal gown features crystal and pearl beaded embroidery on a sculptured, strappy bodice with flowing A-line chiffon skirt.
Morilee Sigourney 3286
Looking at the allover floral embroidery that covers this dreamy A-line net gown has us counting down to Spring! The Sigourney A-line bridal dress features pearl and crystal beaded, embroidered appliqués on a soft net ball gown.
Morilee Paola 3251
This sheath gown, Shoshanna, features a slim-fit bodice is enhanced by gorgeous long sleeves finished with frosted lace appliqués that add a beautiful texture to the dress. For a touch of whimsy, this gown has a delicate, scalloped train.
Morilee Siobahn 3283
For the romantic, bohemian styled bride, Sihbahn is the perfect mix of lace and whimsy. Siobahn's v-neckline with a plunging sheer inset is a sexy twist on a traditional and elegant look, all while holding you in tightly. The textured cascading venice lace makes this dress one of a kind.
Showing Morilee some love!
If you've been into our store or follow us on any of our social media, you'll notice that we have a lot of Morilee wedding dresses... No really, like...a lot. Not only are we a premier retailer for Morilee, but we are the only store in New Hampshire that carries Morilee wedding dresses and Morilee bridesmaids dresses. If you don't know the history behind the brand, it's worth noting that their lead designer Madeline Gardner is a household name in the world of bridal; having been in the biz for over 25 years designing sensational wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses. Known as the "ballgown queen", her ballgowns are often reffered to as "magical" and jaw dropping.
For more than 25 years, Madeline Gardner’s sensational wedding dresses have been the guiding force behind Morilee’s remarkable success. As a graduate from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, she has blended her expert knowledge of design with her flare for beautiful details to produce only the most gorgeous dresses. Madeline’s clear passion for fashion has shined bright as she has been turning women’s dreams into reality on their wedding day and special events. She relishes each time she hears from a blushing bride, thanking her for making their dress, and their day, everything they hoped for.
In each of Madeline Gardner’s dresses you will notice an emphasis on the elaborate beaded details and her use of rich and sumptuous fabrics. She recognizes the importance of making sure her dresses are timeless while staying up with the most contemporary trends and styles. Knowing that the fit is everything, all of her dresses feel custom tailored, a perfect match to make you feel as good as you look.
With her studio in the heart of bustling New York City, Madeline Gardner continues to seek influences from all the latest fashions. While her style is always evolving, her designs continue to transcend time.
Sunset + Golf course + Bride & Groom = Perfection. I stand by that formula for amazing wedding photos! Gisele and Francois had their wedding reception at Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua, NH - but obviously who could pass up an opportunity to get wedding portraits like this?! With the stunning sky high views (no pun intended) - and the sunset backdrop; these photos are to-die-for! Gisele wore a white Morilee sparkly mermaid wedding dress, style 8125, while Francois wore an ivory jacket with a black lapel & black pants. The photos were captured by A Photographic Memory (www.apmnh.com) , enjoy!
Southern ME Wedding | Sam + Jon
Tis the season for fall weddings! Isn't foliage as your wedding backdrop just the prettiest? Sam & Jon were married at the Elder Grey Meeting House in Waterboro ME, which is a historical Church built in 1806. The actual wedding day called for a nor-easter (which turned out to be 100% correct), so Jon & Sam opted for a first-look on the day before their wedding! Genius! On a rainy, drizzly day in October, Sam & Jon walked down the aisle at the Elder Grey Meeting House in front of their friends and family, with love and laughter filling the Church. Sam wore a blush pink & ivory wedding gown by Essense of Australia style D2295, while Jon wore the always-in-style black tuxedo. The photographs were provided by Russell Caron Photography, enjoy!
PS: There was a marshmallow cart at this wedding. JUST thought I'd mention that, don't miss the pic!
Ok, so it's no secret that I'm a sucker for anything that involves rustic wedding decor, blush & stunning flowers; and let me tell you - this wedding has it all. Olivia & Kyle were married at Gibbet Hill Barn (www.barnatgibbetthill.com) in Groton, MA and the details that were put into this day were simply stunning! From the rustic wood signage, to the floral centerpieces, no detail was overlooked. Olivia stunned in a low back wedding gown from Essense of Australia and don't even get me started on that amazing cathedral veil. I seriously wish that every bride wore a cathedral veil because the photo ops are just insanely beautiful! The bridesmaids opted for a pick-your-own blush bridesmaids dress that way they all chose styles that they were comfortable in. The first look took place at nearby Bancroft Castle, and if you're on the fence about doing a first-look; these photos might just convince you to have one! The photos were provided by Kelsey Regan Photography (www.KelseyReganPhotography.com) and are just beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple!
Point Lookout Wedding
Forgive my delay in posting here, we are in full swing wedding season, and boy have we been crazy! I alwyas love posting real wedding photos from our brides, and there is one drone pic in this set of images from Russell Caron Photography ( wed-pix.com) that may be one of my all-time favorites! There is nothing more beautiful in New England than a Maine coastal wedding, and that's just what Renee & Anothony had. They were married at Point Lookout, ME with Anthony in a ever-classic gray tuxedo, while Renee stunned in a white ballgown wedding dress from Sophia Tolli. Navy bridesmaids dresses with lace accents were finished with hot pink bouquets that really made everything POP! Thank you so much to Russell Caron Photography for sharing these images!
Styled Shoot at the Colby Hill Inn
We are so excited to share these amazing photos with you from a styled shoot that we participated in at the Colby Hill Inn ! Our bridal shop provided all of the attire for this shoot, including a beautiful wedding gown by Essense of Australia, bridesmaids dresses by Sorella Vita, and our very own charcoal gray suits! Prior to the styled shoot, I had never heard of weddings at the Colby Hill Inn, but boy what a beautiful venue! Located in Henniker, NH the NH wedding venue is just perfect for someone searching for the quintessential NH rustic wedding venue. With a gorgeous inn on the property, plus the opportunity for a beautiful barn backdrop for your ceremony is just beautiful. The theme was blush, romantic, and soft; and between the soft blush wedding gown, the sequin bridesmaids dresses, and charcoal suits on the guys; I think it's safe to say we nailed it! A big thank you to all the vendors who participated!
Photography and Planning: @allisonclarkephotography
Planning and Day of Coordination: @laureningle
Stationary and Decor: @gradyletters
Antique/Vintage Decor and Staging: @inspirationrental
Models: @itskarissaleigh @quinnophotto @kylietrue @elzaribrechbuhl
Bridal Hair: @dstylze
Bridal Makeup: @claudmaemoreno
Bridesmaids Hair/Makeup: @jacivlee_beauty
Join us for our Plus Size Trunk Show! Friday, April 26 through Saturday, May 4
We are excited to announce that for 2019 / 2020 we have joined in a partnership with Essense of Australia to become part of their "Everybody / Everybride " program!
What this program is, is a designation to the plus size bride to let them know that we have a LOT of plus size wedding dresses in-stock up to size 34/36 (from both Essense of Australia as well as other designers too). By being part of this awesome program we are able to provide brides with a greater selection of wedding gowns to actually try on in plus sizes ( yes, in-stock to try! ) in sizes 16 – 34/36, We are also able to offer a more diversified selection of styles and silhouettes from which plus size brides have the option to select from!
Additionally, stores with the "everybride/everybody" designation carry the newest Essense of Australia plus size wedding gowns that have been created using the newest sizing system, which better represents the needs and proportions of the size 18+ bride. EveryBody/EveryBride stores have been trained to ensure that every bride, regardless of size, has the same great experience finding the wedding dress that fits her wedding dreams. Not only do we have plus size wedding dresses to fit for your body shape and size, but also to fit your unique style. Our collection has trend-setting styles including glamorous beaded gowns, sexy backs with illusion lace, relaxed boho silhouettes, picture-perfect ballgowns, and vintage-inspired fit and flare styles.
Pictures may speak a thousand words, but it's hard to imagine what you'll look like in a wedding dress from a picture. We believe that all brides are uniquely beautiful and nothing can replace the experience of trying on a wedding dress and knowing it's "the one".
We are proud to have one of the largest selections of plus size wedding dress samples in the area. Where other stores may have only a small collection of samples in your size, we have over 200 plus size wedding dresses in our store in sizes 18 - 34/36.
During a trunk show, you'll see even MORE plus size Essense of Australia wedding dresses, as we have additional styles flown in for these events (often booked a year in advance) for the plus size bride to try on.
We will guide you in the right direction towards these designer plus size wedding gowns that suit your bridal style, your body, and your budget! So what are you waiting for? Reserve your appointment today!
Yes, you read that correctly! We have recently expanded our wedding dress colletion to include several wedding dresses that are priced under or around $1,000!
Often times a more "inexpensive" dress would be associated with poor quality, or maybe because of the price it won't fit well etc. etc., and don't get me wrong; those can still be true today (for instance if you order a $69 wedding dress knockoff from China). However, if you're visiting an authorized retailer (bridal shop) and try on these afforable wedding dresses by Rebecca Ingram you're getting a high quality, affordable wedding dress in NH for an amazing price ( and tax-free for an added bonus! ).
Please keep in mind that with these dresses you can't have in your mind that you're going to be covered head-to-toe in sparkly swarovski crystals, or have a dress like Kate Middleton for this price point; but what you can expect is stunning laces, lightweight fabrics, and an excellent fit that Maggie Sottero is so well known for! Our bridal shop in NH caters to brides of all sizes, and stocks wedding dresses priced from $875-$2900! We also cater to all sizes including plus size wedding dresses for the plus size bride! We stock plus size wedding dresses up to size 32, including plus size Rebecca Ingram dresses! I'm highlighting my favorite four today, in an effort to show you what different styles of wedding dresses you can expect to get for around the thousand-dollar price range, you may be pleasantly surpried by what you see!
The first dress shown is named Tina from Rebecca Ingram, Comprised of soft allover lace, this sheath boho wedding dress features chic straps and a V-neckline. V-back is accented with illusion and lace motifs. Lined with Inessa Jersey for an elegant fit. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.
Next up, we have Julie by Rebecca Ingram Flirty lace appliqués cascade down this sheath affordable wedding gown, featuring an illusion plunging sweetheart-neckline, open back with illusion lace trim, and scalloped lace hemline. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.
A sweet and simple sheath wedding dress with a hint of glamour, "Helena" features an allover lace wedding dress by Rebecca Ingram features delicate Swarovski crystals, pearl, and bead accents along the V-neckline and spaghetti straps. Sheer lace trim and ruching detail complete the low scoop back, accented in beaded lace appliqués. Finished with covered buttons and zipper closure.
Last but not least, is Patsy, by Rebecca Ingram! Made with Tuscan Organza, this asymmetrically pleated mermaid wedding dress features a unique sweetheart neckline and a tiered fit-and-flare skirt trimmed in horsehair. Finished with corset closure, add a rhinestone bridal belt, or a sparkly veil to add a little BLING to this gown amd truly make it your own!
Long sleeve wedding dresses!
Lately I have had so many brides coming in looking for long sleeve wedding dresses! While they can be a bit difficult to find, we try to have as many as we can stock from the designers that we carry. If you're having a rustic themed wedding in NH, then maybe the thought of a long sleeve wedding dress has crossed your mind, or maybe you've been on Pinterest and seen the thousands of photos of long sleeve wedding dresses and the idea of wearing one is making your heart beat just a little bit faster. Well have no fear, we have plenty of boho styled long sleeve wedding dresses, rustic long sleeve wedding dresses, romantic long sleeve wedding dresses, all at our bridal shop in NH. Whether your style is flowy and light, or tight and body hugging, we've got an amazing selection of long sleeve wedding dresses. Fall weddings are right around the corner and what better time to wear a long sleeve wedding dress than fall in New England? The trees are starting to turn color, there's a slight crisp to the air, and (besides winter) the absolute perfect wedding season for a long sleeve wedding dress. Maybe you're a plus size bride looking to cover your arms, we stock plus size wedding dresses with long sleeves in our plus size wedding dress shop in NH! In case you didn't know, our Nashua NH bridal shop has an entire plus size wedding dress showroom located inside our store! Located just a hop skip and a jump from Boston, we have lots of girls who are searching for plus size wedding dresses in Boston who decide to make the 45 minute drive to shop for their wedding dress with us! Believe it or not, we also have lots of girls who are struggling to find plus size wedding dresses in CT make the drive to us to be able to try on over 200+ plus size wedding dresses in NH! Check out a few of our favorites below! Photo above by: Brittany Martorella Photography
Moonlight Bridal wedding dresses!
One of the most prestigious names in the Bridal industry, Moonlight bridal has been a pioneer in the bridal world since it's inception in 1986. It's mission has been to create an experience that every bride fantasizes about, from the moment the gown is put on to the moment you walk down the aisle. Moonlight wedding dresses are crafted with an incredible fit, the most luxurious fabrics, rich laces, and hand sewn swarovski crystal details. Each Moonlight wedding dress sets out to accentuate the beauty of each individual bride and is overseen by a duo sister design team!
This fantastic sister design duo focuses on details such as proportioned layers, dramatic back detailing, and curve enhancing draping. Each gown is crafted to enhance a bride's best features. At Marry & Tux Bridal in Nashua, NH we carry Moonlight Couture, which is their top tier bridal collection. Featuring details that are unique to Moonlight such as flirty ruffle wedding dresses, wedding dresses with long trains, wedding dresses with sheer bodices, and even what one might consider sexy styled wedding dresses. At our bridal shop in NH you'll find an amazing selection of Moonlight wedding dresses, and you will not be disappointed with our selection of wedding dresses. Our bridal shop in NH is located just short drive from Boston and our brides overwhelmingly tell us that it's worth the drive!
In case you didn't know already, Maggie Sottero has launched a new plus size wedding dress campaign featuring Liris Crosse (who rose to fame from being the first plus size model to grace the runway on the hit show Project Runway). Dubbed the "Naomi Campbell of plus size", she rocks this campaign.
So what makes this collection different? Well, the plus size versions on most of these wedding dresses have been adjusted to allow for a bride to wear shapewear, a real bra, and most have "extras" inside the gowns to provide a better fit for all of our plus size brides out there! When I say adjusted, it means that Maggie Sottero has gone forward and offered a higher back on the plus size gown, or a more modest bust to allow for proper coverage, and even graded bra cups to provide a better fit in the bust (yes please). Another cool extra is that shapewear is offered inside select Maggie Sottero plus size gowns. The shapewear is built inside the gown, in an effort not to have to wear additional spanx underneath the gown itself.
The gowns below we currently have in-stock to try in plus sizes in our Nashua NH plus size wedding dress showroom! If you're looking for a plus size wedding dress in Boston, you have got to hop in your car and drive 45 minutes to see our collection, it's unreal. We have an entire plus size wedding dress store in NH that is located inside our bridal shop that stocks over 200+ plus size wedding dresses for brides to actually TRY ON! We stock plus size wedding dresses from all of the Maggie Sottero Designs group, as well as plus size wedding dresses from today's hottest bridal designers. Check out Liris rocking a few of our favorites below!
Timing is everything for Anne Sullivan of Nashua, New Hampshire and Jacob Datz of Brimfield, Mass. After exactly five years and seven months of romantic trips, including spending summers seaside in Newport and hitting the slopes in Vermont for the winter, Jacob decided their annual vacation to Killington on March 11, 2016 would hold a special surprise. On a snowy night, surrounded by 24 of their closest friends, Jacob began a toast that ended with a tear-inducing proposal. Exactly one year later, the wedding of their dreams took place in Newport. The coincidence that these meaningful dates fell on the 11th day of the month was one of many signs this marriage was meant to be.
Once the bride decided on the theme, she and her mother got to work crafting and assembling everything they could, including the gold manzanita tree centerpieces with hanging crystals. “90 percent of our decorations were DIY,” Anne explains.
Almost Too Pretty To Eat
The amazing confetti cake was filled with chocolate mousse, but the real wow-factor was its design. The top layer was adorned with the beautiful Newport Bridge, the middle layer was a representation of the majestic Killington mountain-scape, and finally the base was decorated with the Boston sky line.
Anne was in love at first sight – with her dress! It was the first one she found at a trunk show, a Maggie Sottero with an A line, Swarovski crystals, and an illusion back. But one dress just wouldn’t do for such an occasion. Anne rented a second reception dress, a strapless, gold lace piece that was far easier for dancing and moving around all evening.
Where Are They Now?
After a three day mini-moon filled with skiing and nostalgia in Killington, VT, followed by a tropical getaway to St Maarten, the couple is now continuing their journey in South Boston where Anne works as the senior import and export advisor at Raytheon and Jacob is the senior manager of operations at athenahealth.
Bridal Gown: Marry and Tux Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Made With Love
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Rehearsal Dinner: 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
First Look: Ochre Court
Ceremony, Reception, Caterer: The Atlantic Resort
Hair: Sapphire Salon
Makeup: Bella Beauty Bridal
Flowers: Creative Ambiance Events
Cake: Party Favors
Transportation: Ocean State Transit
Cocktail hour entertainment: Jeremy Green
Reception Entertainment: Justin O’Halloran, B.A.S.S. DJ Entertainment
Photographer: Brian Hepburn
Videographer: Lollie Videography
Source: Originally published in the 2018 issue of Newport Wedding Magazine.
Once upon a time there used to be a “wedding season” such as the freshness of the June Bride or the vibrancy of the autumn leaves. I’m finding now there is no real wedding season now. Weddings are 12 months a year. Which is certainly good for the wedding professionals for sure!
Lately there have been a barrage of winter weddings, photo’s done wearing a faux fur shawl or shrug outside with the winter snow falling on you or indoors next to a roaring fireplace.
A small group of New England wedding professionals got together to do a mini style shoot showing how you can bring a pop of vibrant color into a wedding while the temperature outside is bitter cold. But the day we planned to shoot, the temperature outside without the wind chill was 6 degrees, the florals wouldn’t have survived so wedding photographer Allison Sica of Kiss the Bride Photography called upon her friends at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem New Hampshire. “Tuscan Kitchen is a photographer’s dream. Edwin Santana who is the private dining and catering manager at Tuscan Kitchen is one of my past clients and they graciously opened their doors for us. The setting has a classic elegance to it. With its frosted glass windows, the upstairs event room was a perfect backdrop. The sheer pink curtains and window brought in a natural, romantic light. Tuscan Kitchen is an intimate venue that photographs very well.”
Marry & Tux Bridal provided the fantastical gown that an up and coming model, Amber Markland, showcased and we were all blown away by its beauty. The florals were from Harrington Flowers, Brad Harrington describes this shoot as “A GORGEOUS dress, a beautiful model from Honolulu, some pineapple protea and a whole bunch of talented wedding vendors!” The florals were stunning and professional makeup artist Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy provided Amber with a beautiful berry lip color to match the coloring of her bouquet.
No one said you can’t make a winter wedding fun and vibrant. These professionals can make it happen!
Photographer – Kiss the Bride Photography
Wedding Planner – Fetching Events
Gown – Marry & Tux
Venue – Tuscan Kitchen Salem NH
Florals – Harrington Flowers
Makeup Artist – Makeup by Nancy
Hair Stylist – Jenna Osberg HMUA
Model – Amber Markland
Long sleeve wedding dresses!
If you're a bride-to-be then you've probably noticed this trend everywhere! Long sleeve wedding dresses are BACK! In my 11 years here, I have not seen very many long sleeve wedding dresses until probably really the last two years or so, and boy are they ever "in" right now! So many girls have called, or come in the store saying that other bridal shops that they've been to just don't have any long sleeve dresses for them to try, and they're relieved when they begin browsing our showroom and see how many options they have to try on! We even have plus size long sleeve wedding dresses, so our curvy brides have no fear; we have lots of options in long sleeved plus size wedding dresses for you!
What we also offer that sets us apart from the rest, are what we refer to as "add-on long sleeves" - which are essentially a long sleeve that is offered as an accessory that can be added to any strapless wedding dress to make it become a long-sleeve dress. These can also be added to v-neck wedding dresses to make them a long sleeve wedding dress. They're pretty cool, and we have quite a few in different lace patterns to blend with any dress, which opens up a LOT more dresses that can have sleeves, rather than the ones that just come with sleeves. Below is an example of (1) of the long the sleeves that can be added to any dress (we have over 10 sleeve options!). The dress that's shown below is strapless, but also offers a matching sleeve that can be added!
Since it's sunny and beautiful out today, I'm going to share these gorgeous photos of Erin & Stephen at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, MA! If you didn't know, a cool thing about this wedding venue is that they only do (1) wedding / day, so it really makes for an amazing, relaxed, wonderful day. Whether you're walking down the aisle on one of their luscious greens, or in one of their updated, sleek, modern indoor spaces; your ceremony and reception options are sensational. Erin walked down the aisle in a beautiful Julietta wedding dress by Morilee while Stephen and his groomsmen opted for classic charcoal gray suits. The bridesmaids each chose their own style navy bridesmaids dresses, and be sure to check out the cute Red Sox tees they wore while getting ready! I am so happy to share these photos with you that were graciously provided to us from Alisha Maria Photography (www.alishamariephotos.com). Enjoy!
If you've been to our Home page, or our Events page, then you may have noticed that we are hosting an Event featuring the 2019 wedding gowns by Allure Bridals beginning this Friday, November 30, 2018! We get many questions about what this event is, so I'm going to break it down for you! During an event, the designer that we are featuring sends us a selection of the *newest* gowns that have not yet shipped to stores yet. What's so cool about this event is that you get an opportunity to order your dress months before it's even available elsewhere! Below is a sampling of what we wil be receiving for the week, there are some beautiful wedding dresses coming! We will be getting long sleeve wedding dresses, lace wedding dresses, ballgown wedding dresses, romantic wedding dresses, classic wedding dresses, sparkly wedding dresses, and MORE! This event books up FAST, and the gowns are only here through Saturday, December 8th - so if you're hoping to say yes to your dress I would schedule an appointment today!
Katie & Dan, Zorvino Vineyards Wedding
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and what's on most people's minds right now is the upcoming Holiday Season! I know that the majority of us in New England don't love the snow, but when it comes to winter weddings boy does it make for some beautiful wedding photos! The color choices for winter weddings are endless, but for most winter weddings we see jewel tones such as emerald, red, bordeaux, deep purple, etc. The contrast of those rich colors to the stark white snowy background is truly beautiful, even though you may have to freeze a bit to get those perfect photos (you know the old saying, beauty is pain, right?). Today I'm highlighting photos of Katie and Dan who were married at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, New Hampshire. If you've never heard of Zorvino, it's a stunning vineyard located conveniently off of 93, it's just a short drive to this vineyard wedding venue from Boston. Family owned and operated Zorvino winery originally started as a hobby. Jim and Cheryl Zanello purchased the 80 acre lot in Sandown, NH in 2000 after retiring. 4 years later Zorvino Vineyards was established. The “Zor” in Zorvino comes from the original family name Zorzanello and “Vino” which means wine. Family and Wine… the perfect pairing. The winery itself provides the perfect backdrop to the post and beam rustic structure that hosts weddings, special events, and more. Katie walked down the aisle in a showstopping Maggie Sottero lace wedding dress while Dan wore the always-classic black tuxedo. Her bridesmaids wore long red bridesmaids dresses with ivory pashminas, and carried big, beautiful red winter bouquets. Everything about this wedding is what we at Marry & Tux Bridal like to call "pinterest-worthy"! The photographs were graciously shared by Garone Photography (www.GaronePhotography.com) and from what it looks like; these two had the perfect day! Enjoy! And from all of us at Marry and Tux Bridal, Congratulations !
Dan + Amanda, Tewksbury Country Club
I don't think I've ever done a blog post featuring the Tewksbury Country Club before, which is strange because we have a decent amount of brides telling us that this is their wedding venue! Located just an hour outside of Boston, Tewksbury Country Club offers a few different options for your wedding, including three reception room options with room capacity varying from 100-300 guests. Their ballroom features a beautiful fieldstone fireplace which provides a beautiful backdrop for the bride and groom's sweetheart table, and don't even get me started on the landscaping. The photo opportuities are endless with a cobblestone bridge leading up to the main building, a gazebo, and of course the perfectly manicured golf course. Today I'm sharing photos from Dan and Amanda's wedding that were captured so beautifuly by Jessica Maranda Photography . Amanda walked down the aisle in a beautiful lace cap sleeve wedding dress by Stella York, while Dan opted for an always-classic black tuxedo. Her bridesmaids all chose their own style in our Marlene Joyce Bridesmaids dresses in a sage green, and the entire day pulled together beautifully. If you want to talk about the perfect golden hour photos, then these are them. Thank you again to Jessica Maranda Photography (https://www.facebook.com/jessicamarandaphotography/) for letting me share these pictures; and from all of us at Marry & Tux Bridal, congratulations Amanda + Dan!!
Kerri + Matt, Castleton Banquet Center
Seeing as it's 80 degrees and beautiful outside today, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight one of our beautiful brides wearing a blush pink ballgown from Allure Bridals. I often hear brides say "Oh, I'm getting married outside so I can't wear a ballgown"... this comment makes all of us want to scream GIRL, yes you can... and you can rock it!! There is seriously no wedding venue where a bride wearing a ballgown would be considered a "no-no", because yanno....you're the bride? While choosing a dress that will "work" with your venue is a valid point (if it's small, on a boat, in someone's home, more informal etc.) but in some instances you just have to let go of that, live in the moment, and get the dress that makes you feel amazing, and more importantly makes you feel like a bride!
Okay, now on to the good stuff. Kerri + Matt at Castleton. The following are what I'm obsessed with about this wedding: Her dress, I mean come on, Allure Bridals C323 custom made with a corset back makes this dress a complete showstopper. The combination of a blush pink wedding dress with lavender bridesmaids is pure genius; her long cathedral length veil is stunning, and don't even get me started on her flowers that were UNREAL. Both their wedding ceremony and reception took place at Castleton which has beautiful grounds and endless photo ops. If you've never heard of Castleton before, it's a beautiful venue located right off 93 in Windham, NH. It's very easily accessible for guests traveling from Boston, Northern NH, and further. It's "all-in-one" venue offers the opportunity to have both your ceremony and reception on the same property, which makes life just that much easier! These photos were graciously shared by Kiss The Bride Photography (www.kissthebridewedding.com) and couldn't be happier to see this couple tie the knot. Kerri's smile is contagious, and you can truly feel the love in these photos. From all of us at Marry & Tux Bridal, congratulations!!
Crazy for Crepe Wedding Dresses!
Recently we've seen more brides looking for this unique bridal fabric. If you haven't tried on any crepe gowns yet, then odds are you don't know what you're missing! Crepe is a stretch fabric that is matte in appearance (there's no shine) that has historically been used in dress linings to give the gowns a little bit of movement and give while you're wearing the dress. I usually get brides telling me that this fabric is "like wearing yoga pants" once they put it on; because it's seriously that comfy. In the past year or so we've seen more designers creating the entire gown out of the crepe fabric, not just the dress linings. The end result is pretty beautiful, because the fabric itself has a four way stretch that hugs the body and drapes fluidly on the body creating a streamlined, non-shiny appearance on the bride. I know what you're thinking, it's going to show everything or it's going to be clingy; but here's where it gets interesting. The crepe gowns usually (99% of the time) have a liner built into them that's meant to hug the body and camoflauge any imperfections, while the top layer of the gown (the crepe part) slides right on top and only shows the good stuff. Pretty cool right? Crepe gowns are generally unbeaded, so if you're that bride looking for a clean wedding dress, a plain wedding dress, or even say, a "simple" wedding dress, then maybe crepe is for you! I'm highlighting some of our favorite crepe wedding dresses below. If you like what you see then come try them on! Marry & Tux Bridal is conveniently located just 40 minutes from Boston, Worcester and the Seacoast!
Cobb Hill Estate Wedding, Alison + Roy
Located just outside of Keene, NH it's hard to believe that this beautiful rustic estate is just 90 minutes from Boston! With on-site lodging, spectacular views, and the perfect fall foliage it's easy to see why brides continuously choose Cobb Hill Estate as their wedding venue of choice. Their website boasts: "Cobb Hill Estate is a New England paradise, perfect for those who appreciate the natural beauty of New Hampshire. Featuring 750 private and secluded acres, it’s hard to believe that Boston is only 90 minutes away. An outdoor amphitheater provides a framed view of Mt. Monadnock as well as breathtaking views of three states. On an adjacent property, accommodations include lodging for 45 people, along with a large event tent, chairs, dance floor, and lighting".
Today I'm featuring photos of Alison & Roy, who had what looks like the most perfect fall day for a wedding. I just love all the details of this wedding, from the rustic wedding signs as you arrive, to Alison's rose gold engagement ring & wedding band, everything about this wedding is right in my wheelhouse. Not to mention, who doesn't love popcorn as a snack before the wedding ceremony? I mean COME ON! Every detail about this day was just perfect! Alison walked down the aisle in an all over lace wedding gown by Maggie Sottero, which she paired with a beautiful sparkly bridal hairpiece. While Roy wore an always-classic navy blue suit with a tweed vest and burgundy tie. The photos were taken by the talented Meagan Emilia Photography ( Meaganemilia.com ) and we couldn't be happier to share! From all of us at Marry & Tux Bridal, congratulations!
Zorvino Vineyards Wedding
Today I'm going to share with you images from Danielle & Andrew's wedding at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH. Zorvino is such a beautiful venue for a spring wedding, or well; any time of year for a wedding! They have a picturesque gazebo outside for your cermony, and also a stunning inside space in case of rain. Let's also not foget to mention the rows of vineyards for endless photo opportunities, I mean come on!
Danielle wore a lace wedding dress by Maggie Sottero, which she had customized by Something Blue by Liliana Puertas to include a three quarter lace sleeve (it came out beautiful). Her bridesmaids wore pastel bridesmaids dresses, while Andrew and his groomsmen wore heather gray suits with blush ties. The photos were taken by Gibbons Photography (Gibbonsphoto.com) and we're so excited to share! From all of us at Marry & Tux Bridal, congratulations!
Today I'm sharing photos from Andrea & Kieran's wedding that took place at the Boston Hyatt Harborside. Andrea & Kieran were married on the lawn overlooking the city, and what a view!! Andrea got ready at her family home, where she was escorted to her venue in a vintage 1937 Packard!
Andrea wore a sweetheart lace wedding dress by MonCheri Bridals, which she customized by adding on a cap sleeve to create the illusion of a keyhole back. Pretty cool, right!
Kieran and the groomsmen wore the ever-classic gray suits, while the bridesmaids popped in bright pink long flowy dresses. The photos were captured by The Ewings Photography Studio (www.the-ewings.com and I'm so excited to share them with you! From all of us at Marry & Tux Bridal, congratulations!
Hi! I'm Katy, a bridal consultant at Marry & Tux Bridal. In addition to helping brides, I built & maintain the website, and love writing on our blog! Tag us on instagram with the hashtag #marryandtux if you'd like your wedding to be featured, I'd love to share! If you're a photographer with photographs of one of our brides please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org