We always do a little happy wedding dance when Corbin Gurkin sends something our way. She’s that lucky photographer that seems to score one gorgeous wedding after another, with details that are off the charts gorgeous and a sense of style that is always this perfect combination of timelessness and chic. And yet without fail, with every wedding, she takes that luck and elevates it to an entirely new level with her photographs. And this wedding in particular shows off her skills to no end. Add to that coordination by Maine Season Events and floral design by Flora Fauna and well, perfection. The bride and groom have opted to keep their faces out of the mix so instead, we’re focusing on the fabulous details. And when I tell you they are good, well…see for yourself. Click here for even more.
The feel of the design was a little woodsy Maine, natural, but clean, vibrant, and fun and with a hint of vintage. Early in the design process, the bride mentioned to Meagan at Maine Seasons Events that she loved the color orange and from there an orange and gray palette was born, with accents of white and green. The design incorporated local Maine gray forest rocks with pale green moss and tiny birch logs, discs and birch bark on the tables, with a base linen of dove gray, accented with white linen hemstitch napkins and assorted vintage white milk glass flower containers.
To satisfy the love of orange, Judy Bourgeois of Flora Fauna, created lush floral arrangements in a combined collection of vintage milk glass from Maine Seasons Events and Flora Fauna. The orange and green flower arrangements included ranunculus, dahlia, freesia, roses, mums, orchids, calla lily, celosia, seasonal berries, sage, dusty miller and moss.
The mix of rectangle and round guest tables were set with several vintage milk glass containers of flowers, moss, forest rocks, and surrounded by votive candles on perches of little birch logs and discs.
The bride loved games and designed the place cards to each have a little riddle on them and the answer to the riddle led each guest to their table, all named for animals. (“In the morning when you are groggy and need a little booster, listen for me to wake you up, because I am a____” (Rooster!) The table names were illustrated by the groom’s sister and placed in white IKEA frames on each table.
The custom made green place cards with white ink were arranged in a bed of moss, inserted into slotted birch logs created by Flora Fauna and illuminated with votive candles. Flora Fauna’s bouquets were hand wrapped with vintage ribbon and fabric details and the bride’s bouquet featured a gold wire collar. The ceremony in the apple orchard was decorated with vintage apple crates containing white birch trees, orange flowers and moss.
The dessert buffet included moss, birch bark, candles and wooden log pedestals created by Maine Seasons Events and Flora Fauna, mixed with vintage wooden crates to elevate the assortment of desserts. Orange paper lanterns were hung in the antique barn, where post reception music and late night food was served. A custom made fabric backdrop was installed in the barn as a photo backdrop area, along with a twine string displaying pictures of the couple throughout their lives, affixed with tiny clothespins.
Photography: Corbin Gurkin Photography / Event Design and Planning, Meagan Gilpatrick, Maine Seasons Events / Floral design: Judy Bourgeois, Flora Fauna / Venue: Clark’s Cove Farm / Catering: 111 Maine / Music: Cocktails: Ameranoush / Reception: Redline