Erin McLaughlin's wedding getaway
Erin and her new husband Ken share a laugh on their wedding day.
The room The Maritime Hotel offers tons of nautical character, with a navy palette, warm teak panelling and windows shaped like portholes.
Champagne flutes Toast the big day with champagne flutes adorned with your new initials. Ann Marie used easy stick-on letters (Martha Stewart Crafts) for an etched effect. Wrap them carefully in tissue for safe travel.
Flowers Add a personal touch to your fresh flower bouquet. Order from a local florist, then wrap the stems in ribbon, fastening with pearl-head pins brought from home.
Personalized pillows Switch out impersonal hotel linens with monogrammed pillow cases you've commissioned for the occasion.
Stylish sleeping quarters Ship-shape beds at the Maritime Hotel offer a soft port in the storm.
Jewelry catchall Use a scrap of treasured fabric to sew a small bag to hold heirloom jewelry -- and maybe a few new pieces.
The dress(es) Like most women, Erin had trouble deciding on a dress, so she bought two to suit whichever mood she was in! The short one is Vera Wang and the long dress is J.Crew.
Keepsake box Take mementoes with you -- something old (Erin chose family photos), something new, something borrowed -- in a hard-sided box (blue, perhaps?) for secure transport.
Picture perfect family Erin poses for a post-wedding picture with new husband Ken and her stepdaughters Emma and Catherine.