Holly and Brendan were married in Kennebunkport, Maine at the beautiful outdoor chapel at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church. It’s a spectacular spot right on the ocean. And in true New England fashion they experienced the full range of Maine weather for their day! The sky was full of storm clouds and even a bit of lightning at times! (made for quick nuptials!) But these two and their guests took it in stride. The couple popped some umbrellas for their boat ride to their reception at the Kennebunk River Club and were welcomed by a porch full of guests. Cocktails, dinner and toasts were all enjoyed inside of the River Club and then guests moved across the street for some super fun dancing at the Casino. Such a fun space created by the team at Beautiful Days for dancing the night away! What a fabulous adventure capturing their day!

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In honor of throw back Thursday we wanted to share one of our all time favorite inspiration shoots. I’m not sure if it’s the Mermaid and Sailor merriment that makes this an all time favorite for me or if it’s the creative coastal inspired design. OR! Maybe it’s the amazing people I collaborated with to bring this to life… but there is always just something about the sea that feels right. Romantic, calming and beautiful, this shoot just echoes all of it!!!

Film:
Meg Simone Films
Photos: Brea McDonald Photography
Flowers & Props: Kate Martin, Beautiful Days
Custom Watercolor Stationery & Paper Products: Sara Fitzgerald O’Brein, Griffin-vites
Dress: Occasions Bridal and Tuxedo

Recently, we were given the opportunity to be apart of a very exciting event – the BESWOON Bridal Show.

This event is such a fabulous concept for brides and grooms, giving them the chance to experience three different wedding themes all in the same day, be able to taste food, hear bands and meet with potential wedding professionals to talk about their upcoming wedding! The three themes being featured this year were: Modern Coastal Romance, Rustic Elegance and Gatsby Glamour. The flow of the event began with a cocktail hour which was followed by a fashion show in the grand ballroom of the Westin Harborview hotel in Portland, Maine. The show featured upcoming trends in bridal fashion for both the bride and her party based on the three room themes. Afterwards the couples were able to spend the afternoon visiting each of the rooms.

From beginning to end, being a part of this event was so much fun! We were one of the vendors chosen to work on the Modern Coastal Romance room which featured the talented designs and creations of some of Maine’s finest! It was so nice to meet and get to work with vendors we haven’t had the chance to work with before! I loved listening to the sounds of Wavelength band while chatting with visitors in the room, it felt like I was attending an actual wedding! (In fact, some of our guests even danced!)

The details, as you’ll see, were to die for! From the beautiful entryway to the lighting and the lucite chairs! The guests were greeted with a seating chart and favors as they walked into the room. There was even a ring station featuring Brent & Jess’s fingerprint rings for guests to try on and see for themselves what a unique option this could be for their weddings bands. As you entered the room everything just seemed to glow! This Modern Coastal Romance wedding definitely had a chic flair to it! The orchids and driftwood centerpieces were a perfect mashup of modern and coastal, especially when paired with the lucite table and mixed lucite chairs!

One of my favorite details was the paper by El’s Cards! Her watercolor oyster shells and calligraphy were so beautiful. The lounge area featured some of our studio’s wedding work and it gave guests a chance to consider this as an option for their wedding as well. Having a designated area for guests to relax and visit away from the reception area was so nice and cozy! (It also gave Krista, from WellWed Magazine, and I a chance to catch up and chat!)

It was such a pleasure to get to work alongside these vendors – we hope to be apart of this event again next year! A big thank you goes out to our hair and make-up team from Xana-do, I felt like such a diva kicking the day off by getting all dolled up!

Modern Coastal Romance Vendors:

Event Planning & Design – Emily Elizabeth Events

Floral Design – Laurie Andrews Design

Lighting Design – The Event Light Pros

Furniture Rentals – Details. Event Staging

Stationery – El’s Cards

Venue – French’s Point

Band – Wavelength

Cake – European Bakery & Tea Room

Hair & Makeup – Xana-Do Salon & Spa

Jewelry – Brent & Jess

 

A glimpse of the planning stages:

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Setting up:

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The Room:

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Krista from WellWed Magazine and Me in the lounge area.

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Summers in Maine are all about the beach, lobsters, blueberries and celebrating with loved ones. When Luke and Kelly  were planning their wedding, they wanted their friends and family on the West Coast to experience a true Maine summer so they decided on an intimate backyard lobster bake in York, Maine. Their wedding day was a perfect summer day  filled with love, laughter and lobsters!

Photographer: Heidi Haseltine

Venue: (Getting Ready) Stage Neck Inn

Venue: (Ceremony & Reception) Private Residence York, ME

Hair & Makeup: All Seasons Salon

Catering: Foster’s Downeast Clambake

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Flowers: Cymbidium Floral

Wedding Planner: Details Within

DJ: Nik Shukla

Videographer: Sara McCormick

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