I think what separates them from other event planners in the city that I had considered working with is that they literally go above and beyond to make your wedding dreams come true. They are worth every penny!

Taylor & Geoff

Francie and Britt told me that their goal was that I would be a guest at my wedding, feeling proud and excited, without a care in the world -- and they delivered. I felt special, confident, and heard, and I would recommend them to anyone without reservation.

Diane, CEO

Working with 42 North to plan my wedding was one of those rare instances where a vendor actually exceeded my expectations.

Abby, Owner, Farm & Fable

From our first meeting over cocktails to the end of my wedding night, Britt & Francie were my most trusted, important and kind vendors. Their professionalism, incredible knowledge, years of experience, candor, and humor made them a dream duo to work with and their lovely personalities turned them quickly from vendors to friends.

Samantha, Owner, Gus & Ruby Letterpress

From their chic aesthetic, to their lightning fast responsiveness and dealing with my moments of batty bridezilla, this team consistently delivered on all fronts-a level which to they surpassed the day of.

Valerie, Founder, La Ligne

I think what separates them from other event planners in the city that I had considered working with is that they literally go above and beyond to make your wedding dreams come true. They are worth every penny!

Taylor & Geoff

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

42 North is a full-service planning and design firm founded by Francie Dorman and Britt Cole, two seasoned creative event producers with a specialty in distinctive weddings at private estates and non-traditional venues in New England, New York, Hudson Valley, the Berkshires, the Cape and the Islands, Newport and beyond. As dedicated partners, we customize the wedding planning experience to best suit each client’s demanding lifestyle. We conceptualize a unique vision from the ground up, interpreting our client’s taste for a thoughtfully designed and flawlessly executed celebration.

We commit to a limited number of projects per year, allowing our team to dedicate ourselves fully to each client’s individual needs and vision. Our full service philosophy gives you the experience of an attentive team of planners and designers, exceptional service and an effortless partnership that fits seamlessly into your day-to- day life. With a commitment to truly customized service, we ensure the planning process and your wedding day will be just as memorable as you imagine.

Our service includes budgeting, venue scouting, full event design, floor and site plan creation, vendor and contract coordination, management of guest transportation and accommodations, ceremony planning, installation and design production, event management, and all the details in between. While we call New England home, we happily welcome work in other parts of the country or the world.



Britt is our intuitive logistical lead. She has the unique ability to recognize each venue’s potential. Whether it’s a traditional ballroom or a wide open field, Britt can identify creative use of space to make our events flow flawlessly. With a background in catering and event management, Britt approaches each aspect of planning with a thoughtful strategy, from menu planning to infrastructure needs and production plans for your entire wedding weekend. Our clients feel safe in her hands, knowing that she has their best interests at heart.

Francie brings a vast network of vendor relationships, resources and creative ideas to each wedding. Having spent her career in hospitality and planning luxury events throughout New England, she makes clients and their guests feel taken care of at every turn. Quick to offer a glass of champagne, or to check in on a mother of the bride in those anxious pre-ceremony moments, she’s the ultimate hostess. Francie’s expertise in both emerging wedding trends and the traditional elements of iconic celebrations complements each unique celebration.

Each of our clients work directly with both Britt and Francie. An experienced team of assistants and designers work alongside our core group, each bringing a unique set of skills to the table. Together we provide a well rounded team who will ensure every detail is overseen by an expert. Additionally, 42 North has developed relationships with a vast network of talented vendors, makers, and artists across the country who are recognized for their creative intuition and service. A customized team of creative partners is hand selected for each client’s individual needs.