Bridal Bouquet: Seaside Sources

Get all your wedding shopping checked off the list in this darling ocean town.

NEWBURYPORT’S COASTAL LOCATION and distinctive New England architecture make it an appealing wedding spot—and the historic town center is filled with places for the planning bride-to-be.

Begin your excursion at the by-appointment-only studio of Tangorra Wedding Planning (17 Green St.). Linnea Tangorra, the ultimate area wedding expert, will walk you through vendors’ portfolios and her range of packages in her cozy space. She also has a retail section that carries books and favors.

Call in advance to book a tasting at Eat Cake! (, because they don’t have a retail storefront—they’re all about crafting custom confections for celebrations. Offerings range from whimsical minicakes to tiered showstoppers that all taste as delicious as they look.

Visit Beach Plum Too (50 Water St.) and discuss bridesmaid nosegays, eye-catching centerpieces and everything in between, taking cues from their extensive portfolio of clean, contemporary wedding arrangements.

Glenn and April Livermore of Glenn Livermore Photography (21 Green St.) have captured precious moments at hundreds of weddings. Their work is sophisticated and warm—the kind of images you’ll want to look at every day for decades.

Those images will make your heart skip an extra beat if you’re in your dream dress. See if you can find the one at Pure Bliss (8 Market Square), which also stocks bridesmaid frocks, tuxes and accessories.

Finally, find fabulously flattering wedding day undergarments—and sassy unmentionables for the honeymoon—at French Lessons (26 State St.), a lingerie boutique that stocks lines such as Cosabella and Eberjey, as well as jewelry from Jane Elizabeth and R.J. Graziano.