“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

- Goethe

Darling Photography

Darling Photography

Heidi Brissette | Chief Planner & Designer

One of my greatest joys in life is meeting my couple for the first time and hearing their story and their love story. I believe that love propels us and makes us better people. I know that my great loves {my husband, my family, my nearest and dearest, and my pooch Nieko} make all the difference.

When I first started planning and designing events, it was for people I personally knew. I crafted each event with such care and consideration for their story, and loved tying in elements of who they were through design. Now, 10 years later, I plan events with the same process of personalization.

There are countless experiences in my life that have shaped my business savvy, design process, and planning background. On a personal level, and because I believe weddings are the most personal event you will ever plan, the most prevalent influence would be my mother and my grandmother. They singlehandedly set me on my path in the “Art of Entertaining”. Growing up, my grandmother was a professional clothing designer and seamstress, so it was natural to have fine linens, textured fabrics, ribbons, and lace always in our home. I was fascinated with linens. I love the feel, the comfort, and the beauty of what can be created by combining fabrics, textures and colors together. When it was time for me to walk down the aisle, my grandmother designed and sewed my wedding dress from scratch with antique lace. 

My mother, created my love for entertaining.  Up to this day, some of my favorite culinary experiences have come from my mother’s kitchen. Holidays and birthdays were celebrated and planned the way most weddings are, with custom menus, personalized accents, decorated tables, and professionally designed floral-scapes around the house. For me, this was the norm.

Fast forward to now and entertaining is second nature to me and what I’ve come to know. I’ve developed my own style, ideas over time, but the core of entertaining with class, grace, and purpose is instilled in me from my family. It is part of me and what I came from. It gives me such joy to be able to plan and design weddings, and share this love with my clients.

Heidi Brissette is a native of Bethlehem, PA and found her new home in New England after college. She currently resides in Kittery, ME with her husband, Alex, and Siberian Husky baby, Nieko. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts from University of New Hampshire and has a 10+ year background in events production, project management, and VP/director level sales and marketing. Heidi is the founder of Seacoast Harbor Events, the sister company of SHE Luxe Weddings and Design. 


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