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Northshore January February 2016

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8 | JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2016 nshoremag.com This January/February issue dedicated to weddings is full of big-day advice— from where to hold your rehearsal dinner to proper wedding etiquette to trends in cakes to where to purchase your engagement ring. We have a wealth of information inside to guide you through the details of your special day. And new this year are the Best of the North Shore Wedding Awards! We are excited to bring you both editors' and readers' choices for the soup to nuts of weddings. Check out page 74 to see who won for the best dress shop, caterer, cake, and more! Along with great advice and winning picks for all things wedding, we also photographed bridal fashions (page 148) at the mansion at Turner Hill in Ipswich. The 1920s brick mansion has architectural detailing throughout its stately rooms that rivals any great manor house that I have ever visited. The "Downton Abbey" vibe became the perfect backdrop for the classic gowns. We had a terrific team in place to create the spectacular images—from creative director Ryan Jolley to makeup artist David Nicholas to hair stylist Lynne Avallone to stylist Julie Paquette to the newcomer to our stable of photographers Jessica Weiser. And, of course, our supermodel, Jessica Carter who braved the frigid Novem- ber day for these spring 2016 fashions. A special thank you to Turner Hill for the use of the mansion, as well as Tesoro Boston and Royal Jewelers for stunning diamonds that completed the bride-to-be looks. We also had fun delving into travel for this issue, bringing you an idea for a tropical destination wedding—Captiva Island off the Gulf Coast of Florida. We also travel to other spots that differ greatly from our hometown stomping grounds. Writer Alexandra Pecci takes a fun approach to her piece on Santa Fe, relaying the story of her trip through the souvenirs she had purchased, while Calvin Hennick takes us to two polar opposite tourist destinations. Although both islands, Ireland and Curaçao, could not be more different in terms of history, culture, climate, cuisine, and terrain. But one thing these places do have in common is unyielding hospitality. We hope you have as much fun reading our Best of the North Shore Wed- ding issue as we had putting it together! True Romance editor's letter contributors photograph by Jessica Weiser (left) Regina Cole writes about architecture and interior design for a variety of regional and national magazines, including Old House Journal, Traditional Home, Design New England, Arts and Crafts Homes, New England Home. She lives in Gloucester. REGINA COLE Writer Vernable Venues page 38 Katie Noble specializes in food, portrait, and wed- ding imagery. She began her career as a photo editor for Travel + Leisure magazine and Improper Bostonian, then moved behind the camera. Clients include Gourmet, EveryDay with Rachael Ray maga- zine, Edible Boston, Style Me Pretty, Yankee maga- zine, AirBnB, Atlas Venture, Bern, Boston Consulting Group, Fuse Marketing, Patch NYC, and MIT. KATIE NOBLE Photographer Forever in Fondant cover + page 140 Calvin Hennick attended elementary school in Rock- port for two years and spent summers as a teenager visiting family in Salem. His writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, Runner's World, Esquire, and other publications. When he makes it back to the North Shore, he loves to grab Chinese food at Kiki's in Salem or fried clams at Essex Seafood. CALVIN HENNICK Writer Luck and Charms page 164 Jessica Weiser is a lifestyle and portrait photographer who shoots for a variety of commercial and editorial clients. In addition to photography Jessica is a frequent traveler and also loves spending time at home with her husband and four cats. JESSICA WEISER Photographer Bridal Bliss page 148 Bridal fashion at Turner Hill

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