Dogs Party, Too! How We Celebrate Our Fur Babies Birthdays



Over here at SHE, we are quite the dog lovers. Aside from throwing epic parties for all of our wonderful clients and couples, it doesn’t end there.

SHE pup, Nieko, recently had his 13th birthday. What better way to celebrate our fur babies who give us never ending love and wet kisses than throw them a birthday bash complete with all of their favorite treats and dog pals; and that’s exactly what we did! We are excited to bless you with these adorable photos and hope you take away plenty of inspiration for your pups next birthday bash!

Photos by Rachel Buckley


No birthday is complete without a cake and treats! We had an awesome dog friendly cake made by our friends over at The Barkery; a gourmet bakery for dogs in Massachusetts and it was a hit with the pups! Claudias Canine Bakery also provided us with some yummy, smaller dog treats (paw d’oeuvres if you will..) for all of Nieko’s guests to enjoy. We didn’t forget about the humans, either. Lils Cafe here in Kittery supplied us with all of the afternoon snacks we needed for this bash.


What’s a party without decoration? Birthday hats, balloons and confetti. Yup, we did that. Starting with a fun palette of blues and yellows, we pumped it up a notch with some rainbow birthday hats and rainbow confetti that made for an adorable photo op.


All of Nieko’s best doggie pals came ready to party, and so did ours. Your guest list will make or break your gathering, so be sure to invite all of your favorites; just as Nieko did. His pup pals didn’t leave empty pawed either; they each got to take home their own doggie goodie bag packed with all of the yummy treats.

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Ohana Lifestyle Shoot

When it comes to the beautiful Seacoast, we are lucky to be surrounded by delicious opportunities for the best of the best dining options. We may be biased because these are some great friends of ours, but Ohana Kitchen is high on our list of favorites.

Bringing their love of Hawaii to the Portsmouth area, Stacy and Jay have created the perfect gem to indulge in poke bowls and burritos curated with only the freshest ingredients. What better spot to enjoy one of these treats than with your toes in the sand watching the waves crash?

{fun Food, fun aesthetic}

Fresh ingredients are usually the prettiest, right? Ordering any item from Ohana Kitchen will for sure lead to something that looks just as awesome as it tastes. We backdropped the vibrant pops of color their poke bowls create with a more muted palette + yellow and turquoise pops, perfect for a classy beach fiesta with your friends. Some extra pops of pretty provided by Spindrift Sparkling Water were the refreshing cherry (or lime, raspberry or grape..) on top.

{Everyone Loves A Giveaway}

Free stuff is great, but free food + everything you need to create a kick butt beach party for four really takes the cake. After having our fun and bringing this brand design to life, we offered all of these goods to our followers in a public giveaway. One lucky winner got to take home our whole collection from this curated tablescape for 4 including some tropical outdoor plates by Tommy Bahama, a beautiful beach bag, Magnolia Beach Table Cloth, and plenty of poke bowls and burritos from Ohana. That’s one delicious giveaway.

Photos by Carol Roberts

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Signature Cocktail Inspiration For Your Summer Wedding In Maine

Signature Cocktail Inspiration For Your Summer Wedding In Maine

One question we hear repeatedly : “What’s a good signature cocktail?” We have compiled some of our favorites to inspire you and get your mouth watering, while also giving an option for some local Maine flair for your seacoast wedding!

In search of your dream wedding in Maine



Here you are, engaged! Of course it would happen, you both committed to each other a long time ago, probably while hiking the spiritual road to Machu Picchu. But here you are now, actually engaged and ready to plan a wedding. And although you are over the moon and can't wait to jump in and find that perfect place to celebrate with all the people you both love and adore, while dancing the night away - something inside tells you that you need something different. Different than a hall or a ballroom, something really meaningful. You need something that connects to you, and who you are together. Yes! You are right.

Many of our couples who decide to marry in Maine might not live here, but they have a connection to the ocean, the mountains, or it's the perfect quaint escape from city life where they can truly connect with their loved ones. There is something about Maine that transports time...almost like the summers of 1960s called and they want you to bring their vintage canoe out for a tour around the lake. 

Maine is not glamourous...but it is luxurious.

Luxury is a feeling, a level of exclusivity, privacy, comfort, and peace. This is what a Maine wedding feels like. The beauty of a Maine wedding is its blank canvas and the natural surroundings. Are you a luxury Maine bride? Contact us for our preferred list of Maine venues, private homes, and secret reception locations throughout the state.