January 1, 2018

2017 Year in Review

2017 Accomplishments

Here we are again! It’s the end of another fantastic year. As I reflect on 2017, I think the word of the year would be “growth”. I used to be someone who was not comfortable with change. I like having a plan, having goals, and being able to see what’s ahead of me. Change used to cause me a lot of stress. Over the past two years, I have become much more comfortable with the unknown and have even embraced change as I have experienced how much growth it can provide.

Here is a brief recap of some personal and professional experiences of 2017:

  • Continued (multiple) renovations on our home in Kittery, Maine
  • Brought on my first intern who happens to be a rockstar Brit with tons of personality and hard work ethic. <3
  • Learned when to ask for help and how to accept it
  • Made new vendor friends and am inspired by them daily
  • Featured on Seacoast Lately’s blog
  • Awarded WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award
  • As the Leader of the Seacoast, New England’s Rising Tide Society, I continued our monthly meetings while growing and learning with the most talented local vendors
  • Helped feed over 100 local families during the Rising Tide Society’s Philanthropy Month by working with Operation Give A Gobble
  • Continued working with Historic New England as the Event Manager for the Governor John Langdon House and the Hamilton House
  • Attended the 2nd Relevant Workshop 
  • Attended my second Leader’s Retreat for Rising Tide Society (first time checking out San Fran!)
  • Helped two wedding planner friends with their events on weekends I had off
  • Attended my second Sapphire Event Workshop
  • Assisted with planning and design of the Rivermill at Dover Landing’s first Expo
  • Participated in two styled shoots with some incredible vendors
  • Participated in the Hardy Farm Summer Showcase 
  • Witnessed lots of love and promises made <3

2017 Wedding Recap


Eileen and Randy at The Dockside in York, Maine. Photography by Jess Jolin Photography, rentals from Sperry Tents, florals by Wildfolk Studio.

Maine Wedding

Maddie and Cam at a private residence in New Hampshire. Photography by Kivalo.

Molly and Rob at The Moffatt Ladd House in Portsmouth, NH. Photo by Deb Cram.

Angela and Andrew at a private residence in North Yarmouth, Maine. Photography by Melissa Koren Photography.

Lisa and Lucas at the Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, NH. Photography by Julian Mackler.

Jennie and Cliff at The Thompson Inn in Durham, New Hampshire. Photos by Jess Jolin Photography.

Hannah and Scott at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH. Photography by Melissa Koren Photography.

Katherine and Ryan at White Gates Farm in Tamworth, NH. Photography by Joseph Gonzalez-Dufresne.

Lindsay and Tim at Hackmatack Farm in South Berwick, Maine. Photography by Jamie Mercurio Photography.

Lindsay and Teddy at a private residence in Conway, NH. Photography by Emily Delamater Photography.

Emily Delamater Photography

Lynsie and Derek at a private residence in Epping, NH. Photography by Maine Tinker Photography.