Sweet in Salem…Katie & Sean 11.2.14

April 8th, 2014

Sometimes your personal and professional lives collide and it can be a good thing.  Most hairstylists and make-up artists have the same story…we were constantly doing hair and/or make-up as we were growing up. It didn’t matter what or who the subject was–barbies, friends, prom goers or good ol’ grandma. If we could practice, we were doing it. Thank goodness for these brave souls because, quite honestly, we had no clue what we were doing.

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Our personal and professional lives sure did collide when we traveled to Salem, New Hampshire for this very special wedding, and it was a really, really good thing. Katie was my childhood best friend and true brave soul who constantly let me cut, color and style her hair. At twelve, I can vividly remember hiding Katie’s freshly cut beautiful blonde hair under the screened porch so her mother wouldn’t find out.  Sure, her mother wouldn’t notice the HAIRCUT I had just given, so hide the evidence. Genius.

{We still got into trouble.}

Katie is as sweet as they come. You will never, ever meet a person that has a bad word about her. She’s beautiful, hilarious, empathetic, energetic, and easy going. You can’t begin to describe the ball of love that is Katie, but we are all thankful  Sean found her.

There was no scolding on that perfect November day at the Atkinson Country Club. Katie was surrounded by her mom and sweet n’ sassy sisters that early morning. It truly was like old times, and I felt completely honored to be with this genuine family and a part of this very special day.

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Katie’s day was captured by friend and photographer Brandin Tumenski and while we are all eagerly awaiting spring, these gorgeous images make us (slightly) wistful for fall.

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Products used this day? Bumble & bumble’s Classic hairspray, Styling Creme and Brilliantine.

Lucky (or unlucky if you asked her around 11 pm) for Katie she had her stylist chasing her around all night making sure every hair stayed in place:)

 

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Congrats and much love to Sean and Katie, thanks for letting us be a part of that amazing day…

and in the spirit of the Irish–Slainte!

Belle Mer Beuaty…Robyn & Peter 3.1.14

March 20th, 2014

We had the lovely pleasure of working with the gorgeous, easy going  and gracious Robyn in March. Brides just do not get any sweeter than her. The cherry on top of this stellar bride and bridal party? Um, her dress. It was grey and it was amazing. Then…we saw her bridal party’s dresses. Then, we really fell in love. Talk about style, it is just bubbling over in this Belle Mer wedding. We swooned all over Snap! Photography’s images of Robyn and Peter’s perfect day, and now you must too.

Snap!’s sneak peek…

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You simply MUST check out Snap’s blog post to see all these incredible details. Robyn surrounded herself by a vendor dream team of sorts and it shows!

http://www.snapweddings.com/blog/robyn-peters-newport-ri-wedding-belle-mer/

 

Bliss Celebrations Guide…2014

March 13th, 2014

It’s always exciting to see familiar faces of our brides on the pages of the “hot off the press” Bliss Celebrations Guide 2014! It just hit stands so be sure to pick up a copy or view the online magazine here.

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So happy to see one of our favorite local wedding venues, Mount Hope Farm, feature Rebecca Arthur Photography’s images from Ashley and Drew’s summer wedding!photo 3

…and thrilled to see our friends at Details with Love feature Maris’ stunning image from Steve DePino Photography  too!photo

We love when the new publications are released, especially one as gorgeous as this! It’s a must read for all present, past and future brides:)

Captivating at Coggeshall Farm…11.16.13

January 9th, 2014

 

 

 

January might not be everybody’s favorite month (hello, Polar Vortex) but call us crazy because we love it for many reasons….

1. It gives us time to regroup and organize ourselves here after busy wedding and holiday seasons.

2. Christmas through Valentine’s Day means engagement season. That means the bridal inquiries start rolling in and what is not to love about newly engaged couples?!?

3. Most of last year’s brides finally have their professional wedding images and they finally have some free time to share them with us…yay!

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Elena and her phenomenal photographer Lauren Methia shared these gorgeous photos with us and we are so excited  to share. Elena and Matt chose Coggeshall Farm  and Dewolf Tavern in Bristol, Rhode Island for their November nuptials. Seriously, who would have thought that an outdoor ceremony would be in the cards for this bride and groom? Their day was one of those unseasonably mild fall days. Elena’s cool vintage vibe came to life and it was captured beautifully through these images. Without further adieu….

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So many women are afraid of the red lip, but be not afraid, ladies.  This color is perfection and nothing says ‘vintage’ like this pop of crimson. It simply cannot hurt to stop in and try it out with Valentine’s Day approaching!

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We are crazy for the bird cage veil and the detail on this gown…

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Elena’s fabulous crew. It’s a known fact around here that when a bride is as sweet, lovely, beautiful and kind as Elena, her ladies will follow suit. How fun are these red bridesmaid dresses?

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The stunning couple…

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And a late afternoon smooch to seal the deal.

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A huge congrats and THANK YOU to Elena for choosing New Leaf. We were so happy that you live in the area so you are an official “New Leaf-er” now;-) It was so thoughtful of you to take the time to share your beautiful day with us.

We are begging you to see more details of Elena and Matt’s big day on Lauren Methia’s blog…so many images to fall in love with, we love all the close ups of the hair and make-up<3

http://laurenmethia.com/blog/elena-matt-bristol-rhode-island-wedding/

Thank you to Lauren for generously sharing your talent!

Stay tuned for more, as New Leaf’s 2013 brides keep on sending images our way…

 

coastal chic at castle hill…ashley & scott 10.12.13

November 18th, 2013

To say Ashley and her girls were just plain ol’ fun would be an understatement. Okay fine. They were fun (with a capital F), hilarious, totally gorgeous and in love with their beautiful sister and friend.We know we aren’t supposed to play favorites but if we were to have any (and we don’t), these ladies would be on New Leaf’s list for 2013;-) New Leaf provided Ashley and her entourage  with hair and make-up in Newport, and we left wishing we were wearing bridesmaids dresses too!

Ashley & Scott’s wedding was too dreamy to even explain in words, so Corinna Raznikov Photography helped prove it to you all with her breathtaking images from Castle Hill. Without further adieu…

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The ceremony…

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You can never smooch too much on your wedding day…ever!

Imagine trying to wrangle up this group? Nice work Corinna!

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And done.

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No idea what is happening here but we love it.

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Bridesmaids rock.

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Hair and make-up still flawless after hours of kissing, crying, hugging, dancing…and kissing.

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And we leave you with this classically Castle Hill kiss.

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Believe it or not, these images are just a few of Ashley & Scott’s big day. If you simply must see more (and you must)…check out Corinna Raznikov’s post for the full blog.

Beauty, smiles and love overflows….

Much thanks to Ashley for choosing New Leaf, her lovely sis Christina for her lovely note and photos, and to Corinna Raznikov for your incredible talent!

The professional pictures are starting to arrive so stay tuned for more…