Welcome to 42 North! This partnership was a long time coming; a lot of hard work, brain power, creativity, and coffee/tea got us to where we are now.
We met working in the wedding industry on the North Shore of Massachusetts. We both spent years in the world of weddings gaining experience, creating amazing connections with vendors, and fine tuning our philosophies and approach to the business. We quickly swapped from colleagues to friends, and after a number of chats over cocktails, the idea of 42 North was born.
What we find most exciting about this partnership is that we both bring different skill sets and strengths to the table, but all the while we share the same views on business, project management, and design. After our first season of weddings together, we’ve found that we truly work with our clients as a dynamic duo – looking at each project from two unique perspectives.
Both Francie and Britt grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts, where we spent most of our childhood at the beach and out on the water. We both were married right in the center of our favorite place in Essex Bay: on the property of the Crane Estate at Castle Hill in Ipswich. Needless to say, despite having traveled the world, we both have a soft spot for New England. Hence, our name: 42° North.
We decided to name our business after this place because it represents not only who we are and where we came from, but also the way we run our business. We bring New England sensibility, hard work, creativity, timeless design touches, and old fashioned manners to every project we partake in.
While our home base is on the North Shore, our weddings have taken us all over New England. We have planned in Westport, The Berkshires, The Catskills, Portland, ME, the South Shore, the North Shore, Nantucket, and in Boston. We jump at the opportunity to explore new venues and locations.
We love meeting couples face to face, and hearing all about their vision, their plans, and getting to know each other. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Britt + Francie