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42 north is ready to flawlessly execute every detail of your wedding celebration with grace and precision ­ whether your events will be in a hotel ballroom or on a private estate, an art gallery or your favorite restaurant, an open field or a seaside beach. Non­traditional venues are our specialty.

We bring event design savviness, cool-­headed experience, and our New England practicality to our full-service planning.


We enjoy collaborating with brides, grooms and their families to orchestrate and execute everything from the finest of details and greatest of expectations. We meticulously plan and provide specialized attention to any need, so you and your guests will have an unforgettable experience—a wedding that’s as lovely and meaningful as you’d imagined.

We bring shared energy, knowledge and our New England sensibility wherever the celebration

42 North is founded on the firm belief that planning services should be seamless from start to finish. Our planners work as a team for each wedding, bringing shared energy, knowledge, and our New England sensibility – wherever the celebration.

42 North is a full service planning firm dedicated to your plans from the moment we come on board. Our hospitality shines while overseeing every facet of your occasion. This can include everything from questions of wedding etiquette and ceremony protocol to coordinating menu planning, transportation schedules, electricity requirements, multiple event locations, vendor contracts, and all of the other logistics and moving parts of a wedding weekend.

42° North can be a professional sounding board for couples who are doing their own planning and would like advice on next steps. During a two-hour strategy session, we provide guidance and reassurance about where to go next with planning, what may be missing, and how to stretch the budget. We can help with big-picture planning challenges and identify vendors that will round out the experience. As needed, we can also advise on wedding-weekend timelines and other logistics. Please let us know if you’d like to schedule an appointment for a strategy session.

Some collaborations are meant to be. Founders Britt Cole and Francie Dorman are experienced wedding planners, business partners and true friends who met on the north shore while working in the industry.

Britt is the ever-thinking strategist of the duo. She is our map. Whether she is laying out a (frighteningly precise) rental plan, hashing out the details of the latest vendor negotiation, or maximizing her own wardrobe budget, she approaches every aspect of her professional and personal life with a well-considered plan. She brings genuine excitement, to everything we do and she’s also the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met. Britt is the ultimate blend of business partner/BFF, and she makes all of our clients feel right at home immediately.

Francie brings a lot to the table (I mean, a lot) with her vast network of vendors who trust and respect her unbelievably, unmatchable knowledge of wedding etiquette, and her super calm, cool and collected demeanor. I look to Francie for advice on almost everything from how to handle a tricky planning situation, to the best trends in technology, design, and fashion. She is uber cool under pressure (how does she do that?) and she’s the ultimate hostess. She’s our tech guru at 42 North, please don’t ask me to make you a spreadsheet! Francie’s always looking ahead and planning for the future of our business, but in the meantime she never loses track of all the little details at hand.