Tented weddings and events are kind of our thing. For the past 7 years we have worked with our clients to create some amazing tented weddings and events all over New England! From the beaches of Cape Cod to the mountains of NH. An airport in Plum Island and back yards all over New England. Hardy Farm in Fryeburg Maine and the Stevens Estate in Andover, Massachusetts. Over the years we put tents in some of the most beautiful places!
Our clients come to us because they want something different, something that matches their style! That may be a wedding at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA or a client appreciation party on the waterfront in Newburyport, MA. We have put a tent on the beaches of Provincetown on Cape Cod and on the shores of York, Maine. Yeah, tented weddings and events really are kind of our thing!
And we couldn't be happier with that! We love the logistics of planning a tented event. From designing a tent layout in our custom programs to watching the weather in preparation for the big day- we love every part of putting together a tented wedding or tented event. Do not let this intimidate you- tented weddings and events may have a lot of working parts but we will guide you every step of the way. We have been doing this for 7 years. We will keep the stress level down and help you work out every detail.
Interested in something like this? Planning to spend your wedding day in a tent? Are you throwing a big party and plan on renting a tent? Want to know who are favorite companies to work with are? Want to know who does the best job with a tented event? We should talk. We will help you make this a reality.
The Tented Wedding & Event Pros at Detailed Engagements
email: hello@DetailedEngagements.com phone: 978-380-4162
ps: here are a few photos of some of our tented goodness that we have worked on through the years. Enjoy!
Alex + Betty Photography
Zac Wolf Photography
Karen Kelly Photography
The Rustic Studio
Martino Micko Photography
Heather Littlefield Photography
Anne Skidmore Photography, Jordan Luciano
Matthew Yeaton Photography
She of the Woods Photography
Dee Renee Photography
And the rest are courtesy of a Detailed Engagements iPhone :-)
I was invited to spend the weekend at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in Whitefield. NH by their catering manager Ms. Katie Norris and I jumped at the opportunity! My better half and I left work early a few Fridays ago and made the beautiful drive up to the White Mountains to this stunning resort. As soon as we arrived at the beautiful grand entrance a bellhop named Daniel welcomed us and set the tone for all that we were about to experience that weekend! We were quickly checked in and brought to our gorgeous room. We thought it was absolutely stunning with its picturesque views of over 30 mountain tops including Mt. Washington but we later learned that this was actually the bridal suite where the bride usually gets ready on the day of her wedding! It was spacious and a perfect set up for this with its separate sitting area, breakfast nook and large bathroom. Well played MVG! Once we were all settled in we decided to enjoy our first evening at the resort with a cocktail on their sprawling front porch known for its spectacular views of the sunset. And the sunset that evening did not disappoint. It was an absolutely gorgeous view and all I could think about was how stunning a mountain side ceremony at sunset would be at this one-of-a-kind resort. We did a little exploring on Friday evening to see as much as we could. We came across a game room that had a movie theatre across the hall! We saw the outdoor skating rink and an outdoor fire pit. We sat by fire places enjoying their oversized leather chairs and an adult cocktail or two from their in house tavern. If we hadn't already figured it out- this little self guided tour would have told us that the MVG resort was truly special and we were in for a wonderful weekend.
We enjoyed all that this historic resort had to offer while we were there from dining in Harvest Tavern on Friday evening and chatting with Lauren our fabulous bartender to competing in an Ax Throwing competition on Saturday morning before enjoying some time in the pool and sauna. But one of the top experiences we enjoyed was dining in the 1865 Wine Cellar on Saturday night. This was phenomenal! The moment we walked down the stairs and stepped into this impressive setting we knew we were in for a wonderful experience. From the quiet, relaxing setting to our exquisite meals everything was perfection! But our waiter Javar made the night! From his wine knowledge to food suggestions- it was just perfect. We enjoyed our chats with him and ended up having a relaxing meal that lasted over 2 hours! While we were enjoying ourselves down in the Wine Cellar we felt like time had stopped and we were in our own little world. I can't say it enough- it was perfection.
The whole time I was enjoying myself I kept imagining this resort as the perfect setting for a wedding, a large corporate retreat or any event for that matter. What the Mountain View Grand Resort has created is not just a wedding venue or an event space but a feeling and an experience. From the second you and your guests step out of your car and enter up the stair way into the grand entrance you will become lost in the experience and never want to leave. From winter nights roasting marshmellows by the fire the night before your wedding to welcome parties on the veranda on a warm summer evening- this resort has it all. I haven't even mentioned their gorgeous venue spaces yet! With something for every group size, every style and every event- they do not disappoint. If you have not thought about this resort for your wedding or event or even just a weekend away you are truly missing out. This is a NH mountain resort at its finest located in the beautiful White Mountains.
Just writing this is bringing back all of the feels from our trip and is making me want to go back again! Hmmm... when do we have another free weekend?! MVG here we come!
For more information on weddings and event at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa or to book a weekend away for yourself visit:
www.MountainViewGrand.com or email Katie at KNorris@MountainViewGrand.com. Make sure to tell them I sent you ❤
~Tiffany J. Learned
Lead Wedding & Event Planner
Nestled in the woods of Kensington, NH lies 400 acres of protected land and an incredible venue called Alnoba. While only 20-minutes from the popular New England seacoast cities, Newburyport, MA and Portsmouth, NH, you feel like you're deep into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Alnoba is an exciting location for anyone wanting to get married near Newburyport but also wanting an eco-conscience woodland wedding environment. The Lodge at Alnoba is the first mixed use building in North America to be certified as a Passive House which features extreme energy efficieny and respect for nature & mankind. This space is a green bride's dream. Weddings here will certainly be one of a kind.
So many collaborators were involved in bringing this inspirational shoot to life and if you like something you see be sure to view the credits at the end of the post and give these talented professionals some love!
This lodge setting deserved impecable details to match the beautiful surroundings. We chose a light, airy and clean color pallette keeping in tune with the modern lodge vibe this venue exudes. The table scapes throughout included trailing greens, white pumpkins dipped in gold, deckled & calligraphed paper decor and tartan accents. The massive mantel decked in florals was a beautiful feature for the main lodge room and a perfect place for couple's photos. The stationery suite carried out the antler theme & brought life to the photos with a pop of tartan on the calligraphed envelope. Bride & groom were styled in classic yet modern attire with makeup & hair that complimented the look prefectly.
The desserts were provided by The Farm at Eastman's Corner , a community-governed, year-round farm and farm market founded by the Lewis Family Foundation. Eastman’s Corner is a model for economic and environmental sustainability, philanthropy, food production and education and is the exclusive caterer for this venue.
To sum up the day, this team we developed completely nailed our vision. This dream team of vendors really came together and worked seamlessly as a cohesive team. All hands were on deck in every aspect of the day helpings us coordinate, create, and execute this fun filled styled shoot. To all of our awesome vendors, our amazing models and the one-of-a-kind venue, we say "cheers" to fall weddings that take a modern but classic approach.
Creative Direction, Conception & Styling
Melissa Keyes : Free Range Floral Design | www.freerangefloral.com | @freerangefloraldesign |
Kate McNamara : Freebird Photography | www.wearefreebird.com | @WeAreFreebird |
Venue : Alnoba | www.alnoba.org |
Photographer : Freebird Photography | www.wearefreebird.com | @WeAreFreebird |
Floral Design : Free Range Floral Design | www.freerangefloral.com
Invitation Suite, Menu, Paper Decor : Simply b | www.simplybprints.com | @SimplyBnbpt |
Day of Coordination - Detailed Engagements | www.detailedengagements.com | @DetailedEngagements
Calligraphy : Janis Snell Calligraphy | www.janissnell.com | @JanisSnellCallig
Hair Stylist : Liz Kidder Studio | www.lizkidderhair.com | @lizkidder
Makeup : Jo Louise Beauty | www.jolouisebeauty.com | @JoLouiseBeauty |
Bridal Gown : Bella Bridal Shoppe | www.bella-bride.com | @BellaBridalShoppe |
Gown Designer : Haley Paige | www.jlmcouture.com/Hayley-Paige | @MissHayleyPaige
Getting Ready Robes : Doie Lounge | www.doielounge.com | @doielounge
Bride Model : Sophia Mortellaro | @SophiaMortellaro |
Accessories : Luxa Jewelry | www.luxajewelry.com | @luxajewelry
Groom Model : Facebook: Tony Lamont | @TL_11’ |
Men's Attire : Blank Label | www.blanklabel.com | @BlankLabelClothing |
Dessert : Eastman's Corner | www.eastmanscorner.com | @EastmansCorner
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