Maine has always been on my travel bucket list (which seems to be growing and growing since I started this job!) but after this fantastic waterside affair, I might be heading north pronto. The wedding, captured by Jenny Moloney Photography, went down at the groom’s family’s private home on Malden Island, and was designed and planned by Maine Seasons Events. The result? Well, let me go out on a limb and say it is the absolute perfect mix of nautical chic and northern elegance – ideal for the beautiful Maine surroundings. The superb affair continues in the full image gallery – so I’ll meet you there!
We met at Colby College, while living in the same dorm our sophomore year. After dating for about seven years, we became engaged in Paris in October 2010 when Will flew over to surprise Kate (who was on a business trip) on the point of Ile de la Cité.
We were married on Malden Island, a 10-home summer community off the coast of Maine. Will’s family has been part of the island community since 1881 (the Home Club was founded in 1872); his is the sixth generation to spend summers there. Kate and her family have been visiting for years now, too.
With the lobster boats, buoys and fog in the harbor, boardwalks, old wooden houses, and pine trees on the island, the location is classic coastal Maine. Our hope for the wedding was that it was “of the place” – laid back and rustic – while being fun and distinctive. Instead of ribbon we used twine, the groom and his brothers wore boat shoes, flowers were in wooden boxes and medicine bottles. While we didn’t have a single wedding color – flowers were a medley of hues – blues predominated. The maid of honor’s dress was navy and the flower girl’s was light blue seersucker, the groom and his brother wore navy suits (with ties in their family’s Scottish tartan), escort cards were lots of different blues, invitations incorporated a cobalt blue, the bride wore lapis earrings.
The ceremony, held in the island’s cookhouse (where island members eat together during the summer months), was intimate, simple, and thanks to our minister, pretty funny.
Location: Private Home Club, Malden Island, Maine / Event Design and Planning: Maine Seasons Events / Catering: Ian’s Eats / Music: Steam Powered / Airplane: Steam Powered Airplane / Flowers: Friend / Tent: Sperry Tents / Rentals: Be Our Guest / Photography: Jenny Moloney Photography