A few years back, I attended a sweet seaside wedding in Kennebunkport and fell absolutely in love with the locale. It’s charming and oh-so-cozy. So when this stunner from Arielle Doneson came across my desk? I couldn’t wait to click through the gallery. Opposite of the sea, this forest fete at Earth at Hidden Pond was a perfect fit for these two foodies. Packed with beautifully artisanal treats, adorable DIYs and lots of smiles, you can see more right here.
From Arielle Doneson… Nestled among the blooming lupins and birch trees of Kennebunkport, ME, is the award winning resort, Hidden Pond. Home to farm to table restaurant, Earth, with James Beard award-winning chef, Ken Oringer at the helm producing artisanal food that is as beautiful as it is tasty. For architects Juliet and Jared who are also studied foodies, it was the perfect setting for their intimate nuptials.
Joined by their closest family and friends, Juliet and Jared’s wedding had the feel of going to a friend’s Summer home for a spectacular evening complete with assorted succulent centerpieces that they grew themselves, fragrant peony bouquets and the wild beauty of Earth’s on site garden. Being creatives, Juliet and Jared’s wedding was complete with DIY designed stationery suite, wildflower seed packets, and other touches that felt completely at home among the rustic reclaimed wood, stone, and exposed beams of Earth’s interior. After a truly memorable meal of local delicacies (including lobster, of course!) the evening progressed to dancing and drinking under the stars, between the tiki torches and fire pit on the grounds. A truly Maine celebration if ever there was one!
Photography: Arielle Doneson | Floral Design: Danielle Walker | Gown: John's Bridal | Ceremony: St. Brendan's Chapel | Reception: Earth At Hidden Pond | Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Tiffany And Co. | Hair: Jessica Todd Salon | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaid Dress: Banana Republic | Makeup: Making Faces | Suit: J.Crew
I’m not quick to admit it, but I sort of love winter. Even the snowiest ones (actually the snowier the better in my book). And let me tell you, if this winter looks anything like this gorgeous shoot from Carrie Pellerin, Flour! and Daisies & Pearls - I would never want it to end. See why here.
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Description from Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls
…A wedding is the perfect way to add sparkle to the long grey days of a Maine winter. A sprawling farmhouse with its rustic barn in the mountains of New England is the backdrop for this elegant winter wedding styled shoot.
The color palette of blush, champagne and soft green complements, while polished silver elements harmoniously contrast the primitive white washed exposed post interior of the barn. An invitation suite adds shimmer reminiscent of the blanket of glistening white just outside the sliding barn doors.
The bride in layers of blush tulle and her groom in grey wool say “I Do” at an altar lined with silver lanterns. She holds a bouquet of amaryllis, anemone, tulip, hydrangea, dusty miller and berries.
A beautiful farm table of shining merriment awaits the couple inside under the barn’s wrought iron and crystal chandelier. The table is decorated with a Chevron sequin table runner topped with a birch log trough filled with lovely blooms. Mercury glass votives create candlelight ambience. Silver dinnerware and flatware add even more sparkle. The table is flanked by crystal Chiavari chairs draped with garland of greens. A woodsy antler displays the table number. The stair leading to the barn’s loft is cascaded with mercury glass and candlelight.
A pink champagne tower of delight is enjoyed in the farmhouse’s conservatory before savoring a cake of silvery quilting and blushing ruffles. Afterwards the couple sneaks away for some fun in the winter wonderland with their pup.
Photography: Carrie Pellerin Photographer | Floral Design: Flour! | Wedding Gown: Andrea's Bridal | Cake: The Winey Baker | Reception Venue: Hardy Farm | Hair: Amber Morin | Coordination, Creative Direction And Styling: Daisies & Pearls | Hard Goods: Details Event Staging | Makeup: Brianna Rothman | Paper Goods: Parrott Design Studio
Choosing your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire wedding weekend. So why not pick a locale that’s totally unique? Enter, Peabody Essex Museum. Located in the heart of historic Salem, Massachusetts, this stunning space has three incredible rooms, as well as an outdoor garden area, that will have your guests wowed.
The Peabody Essex Museum is the perfect combination of warm + historic along with clean + modern, which makes it easy for any couple to see their wedding day vision come to life! Featuring the contemporary Atrium (which transforms beautifully from daylight to dramatic evening light), the historic + elegant East India Marine Hall and the Bartlett & Copeland Galleries which open up to the stunning Asian Gardens, this venue simply has it all. The central location puts guests close to restaurants, attractions and hotels all within walking distance!
Thanks to changes in their renovation schedule, there are still lots of Saturday night dates available at the Peabody Essex Museum in 2015. For tons more information and to book your wedding date, head over here!
Photo Credits: Ned Jackson Photography | Kevin Liang Photography | Sherrell Photography