I felt 100% confident leading up to the big day that they had everything under control and it really allowed me not to worry about a thing and instead just focus on the fact that I was about to marry my best friend.

Lindsey + Josh, Westport wedding, 2015


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


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


I felt 100% confident leading up to the big day that they had everything under control and it really allowed me not to worry about a thing and instead just focus on the fact that I was about to marry my best friend.

Lindsey + Josh, Westport wedding, 2015


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


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


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


We customize the planning experience to best suit the lifestyle of our clients. We collaborate to pinpoint a unique vision for each celebration, while working behind the scenes to manage all of the logistics involved to execute every detail, flawlessly. Services include 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.

We commit to just 10 weddings per year, which allows us to dedicate ourselves fully to each client’s individual needs and vision. Our full service philosophy ensures an unforgettable celebration. We will give you the experience of an attentive team of planners, exceptional service and an effortless partnership that fits seamlessly into your day-to- day life.

Our services typically fit into an overall wedding budget of $100k or more . With a commitment to truly customized service, we ensure the planning process and your wedding day will be just as memorable as you imagine. Advocating for your wedding day vision, 42 North is committed to protecting your investment with thoughtful consideration to every detail.

42 North Founders Britt Cole and Francie Dorman are experienced planners, business partners and true friends. Their excitement for orchestrating special events is driven by their relationships with their clients, their love of collaboration, and exceptional attention to detail.


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.