Over the past few years, it has been my pleasure to get to know some great wedding professionals locally, and in the surrounding states! One of my very favorite people who I have been so lucky to meet is Leander Matos of Leander Matos Weddings.
A couple of years ago, I had seen an ad in Seacoast Weddings magazine for Leander's wedding planning and design company, The I Do Scene. The thing that first struck me was that Leander was right in Greenland, NH....my hometown! So I reached out to her, and a beautiful friendship began. We met on beautiful day for coffee at a local Greenland coffee shop, and hit it off immediately. Since then, we have done a couple of educational workshops together (fun group selfie below taken at Wide Awake by Design with Heather Robertson!) and have enjoyed countless coffee and breakfast dates!
Leander has a great eye and sense of style. It has been so much fun to see the work she has done with her different couples...and observe how she pulls the celebration all together beautifully for the wedding celebrations. Leander has a kind and supportive personality-exactly the right type of person you want leading the way as you plan all the special moments of your wedding day!
And I have been so fortunate to have worked with Leander twice since I have had the pleasure of knowing her. The first time was on a gorgeous seaside shoot photographed by the super talented Rachel Halsey. Leander's creative vision came to life for our Alluring Sea Smoke shoot featuring oyster shells as place cards, a lavender ombré invitation design, and featured a fantastic floral "chandelier" created by Wanderbird Floral. This shoot was picked up by Burnett's Boards not long after Leander's creative vision brought it to life!
Photo credit: Rachel Halsey
The second shoot was recently featured in Style Me Pretty! It was called "To Someone Beautiful Far Away" and was shot at sunrise by the incredibly skilled wedding photographer, Rachel Buckley and visionary film maker, Leah Richardson at Selah Films -with a talented team! (Full team credits listed below--and more details on this gorgeous shoot to come.) Leander always encourages me to try new techniques...and this shoot was no exception.
Photo credit: Rachel Buckley
Recently, Leander launched her new brand and a gorgeous new website! I can't wait to see what this super talented woman creates next! Please take some time to look at Leander's new site and enjoy her beautiful work! I feel so fortunate to know Leander and to call her my friend-or "friendor"...vendor friend as affectionately known in our local wedding industry!
To Someone Beautiful Far Away-the Dream Team!
Photography: Rachel Buckley Weddings
Planning, design & styling: Leander Matos Weddings
Cinematography: Selah Films
Wedding dress designer: Kate McDonald Bridal
Hair Stylist: Chelsea Drapeau
Model: Lindsey James
Makeup artist: The Crown Boutique
Floral design: Flower Kiosk
Voice over: Jay Palmer