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Sweet Kennebunkport, Maine Wedding

With Chicago and New York City as their initial front runners for this couples’ perfect place to say I do, who knew that sweet little Kennebunkport would win the race. But I am oh-so-glad that it did for this duo, because the result was just lovely. Lucky for all of us, we get to eat up every sweet-as-they-come image from Indigo Foto of this darling day, and you can do just that right here.

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From the Bride…When Bobby and I first met, there were immediate fireworks. It was July 3rd and all around us neighborhood block parties were gearing up for Independence Day. We were seeing stars – literally. And just like how fireworks are dazzling, intense, puzzling and magnificent, so was the experience of falling in love.

That chance meeting led to a 5-year relationship and a wedding to save and plan for. Initially we thought we would have the wedding either in Chicago, where we lived, or in NYC where I was born and raised. Finding a venue proved to be challenging in both locales. We were exhausted from looking – in NYC we looked at 11 venues in just one weekend visit!

As chance would have it, our epic NYC venue hunt was followed directly by our vacation to Kennebunkport, Maine.

For several years my family have been going to Hidden Pond. There is simply so much to love there. The setting is extraordinary with an amazing sense of beauty and serenity. It holds a special place in our hearts and every summer we look forward to our time in Maine as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of our Chicago/NYC lives.

Once we arrived, the wheels started spinning. Could we possibly, maybe have our wedding here? The chance to share this place with others thrilled us. A Down East Lobster Bake menu to boot? Absolutely.

Our family and closest friends traveled from far and wide – Hawaii, Hong Kong, Poland and the Midwest. We felt so loved and happy. From the string trio playing contemporary selections such as Postal Service and Arcade Fire to the welcome letters that Bobby designed, to the succulents in my bouquet that now sit replanted on my windowsill, every moment of our wedding was a dream realized.

Photography: Indigo Foto | Invitations: Green Quince via Etsy | Shoes: Anthropologie | Rings: Christopher Duquet | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Kennebunkport Resort Collection | Make-up: Laurel Wiley | Hair: Christine Haeger | DJ: 2Clapps DJ Service, LLC | Officiant: Julie Draper | Bridal Gown: Bhldn | Cake + Floral Centerpieces: Whole Foods | Ceremony Program Flags: Lily Among Thorns Bride via Etsy | Ceremony/Reception Location: Hidden Pond | Grooms + Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew | Rentals: Party Plus Tent & Event Rentals | String Trio: Occasional Brass and Strings | Trolley: Intown Trolley Company, Inc. | Wedding Party Flowers: Fleurant

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Vibrant Maine Barn Wedding

We’ve seen many a nautical-inspired wedding around these parts, but this one perfectly curated by Maine Seasons Events and captured by Emilie Inc. , has that extra pizzazz that really sets it apart. From the florals from Flora Fauna to the pretty palette to the darling couple – this gallery is simply gorg.

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From the Bride…John and I met in Portland, Maine during the winter he was living on his sailboat, which was my first clue to his bold spirit. We both share a love for travel, learning and adventure and are excited for the journey ahead. His boat also had a significant role in how he proposed to me. We went on our first overnight sail together to Jewel Island in Casco Bay, where we anchored and went ashore. During our picnic he surprised me with popping the question. Needless to say, we won’t ever be getting rid of that boat.

Both of us are from Maine so there was no question we wanted it somewhere that evoked the natural beauty of the state. Our rehearsal dinner was on an island which we thought showed the beauty of Coastal Maine, so we hoped our reception would show the natural beauty of inland Maine. The Barn at Flannigan Farm is surrounded by woods and fields and is grounded in beautiful natural landscape and the barn has a beautiful rustic quality and knew it could be elevated by small touches of design and details for the reception.

John loves to sail so we wanted a few hints of something nautical, which was translated into the colors we had. We had a broad pallet, soft creams and peaches, then accents of nautical blues. Highlighting the space and beauty of Maine really was the inspiration.

We wanted to incorporate a lot of special details into the wedding. We asked our friend Michael Shobe, who is a professional musician, to play our first song on his trumpet. He was amazing! I made the jam and preserves for the guests, and the wedding cake and its toppers. The toppers were champagne corks from our first Christmas together and from when we got engaged. The bride topper also had a gown made from the lace from my mothers wedding dress. We also had our friend, Sherri Michaud, make the grooms cake which was awesome. She made it a sailboat with marzipan figures of John, myself and our dog Henry sitting at the helm. There were so many special things about the wedding, but these were definitely highlights.

The picture of Mike Shobe playing our first song is amazing. I am so excited that was captured. I love the photos of our wedding party (or should I say the attempt at a photo). The kids, though totally uncooperative, were so much fun. Also the photos with Henry the dog, what a ham! He posed better then the kids! I love the photos of John and I coming out of the church, we look so happy. And also the ones of us in front of the barn before being introduced. The sky was spectacular.

Photography: Emilie Inc. | Floral Design: Flora Fauna | Wedding Gown: Alvina Valenta | Caterer: Miyake | Lighting: The Event Lighting Pros | Bus Transportation : Bo-Mar Transportation | Event Planning & Design: Maine Seasons Events | Hair & Make-up: Akari Salon | Maine Barn : The Barn on Flanagan Farm | Music: This Way Band | Restrooms: United Site Services | Stationery : Steel Letter Press | Transportation: Maine Limo Company | Venue: The Barn on Flanagan Farm

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Family DIY Wedding in Maine

DIY shouldn’t be a solo act.  Because when you have a wedding like this – where the groom’s mother crafted over 100 napkins from vintage tablecloths, the bride’s mother hand-stamped the table cards and the groom’s father infused tequila into their signature cocktail – it’s so much more fun done family style. With photographs from Meredith Perdue, take some time to check out every last handmade detail.

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From the bride…Dan and I wanted our wedding to be a reflection of who we are. We met in college in Maine, so it seemed like the perfect place to have our wedding and celebrate where we fell in love. We visited Broadturn Farm in the dead of winter, but I instantly knew it was the right place for us. We loved that Stacy, one of the owners, grew all the flowers and that the produce from the farm would be used in the meal. When I finally got to see the venue on our wedding day, it took my breath away.

This wedding was really a labor of love accomplished with the help of family. It truly would not have been possible without them. I decided to tackle a bunch of DIY projects, mostly sourced from about three months of pinning Style Me Pretty weddings! My mother-in-law made all 120 napkins from vintage tablecloths and we used the extra fabric and burlap to make 60 feet of bunting for the barn. My mom hand stamped the table number flags and painted the window frames we used for the seating chart, which I hand-lettered. My father-in-law infused the tequila we used for our the groom’s signature drink (spicy margaritas!) and he also made the arbor for our ceremony. We collected branches to decorate the arbor from meaningful places in our lives, including the homes we grew up in and Dan’s family vacation home in New Hampshire. My stepfather officiated a ceremony that was full of joy and encapsulated Dan and my relationship perfectly. And our close friend Sean performed “The Hazards of Love 4″ by the Decemberists for our first dance.

I didn’t have a specific color palette — all I knew was that I wanted the colors to reflect the whimsical, rustic and chic atmosphere I wanted to create. I let Stacy take the lead on flower design and the tablescapes were bright and beautiful. My favorite detail was the artichokes in the bouquets – it added a touch of playfulness that I loved. Pops of color were brought in through the napkins, bunting and flowers and were complemented by the beauty of the surroundings.

It was such a joy seeing my vision brought to life. All the little details came together beautifully. The food from Leslie Oster and the team at Aurora Provisions was absolutely amazing and the dance floor was packed all night long thanks to the many talents of the Sugarbabies! And I can’t stress the importance of the right photographer. Meredith Perdue was a joy to work with and I can relive the day over and over again thanks to her stunning photos.

The wedding was a truly magical experience. We were surrounded by so much love from friends and family and it was a day we will always remember.

Photographer: Meredith Perdue | Florist: Stacy Brenner at Broadturn Farm | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: J. Crew | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Anthropologie, J. Crew, Amsale | Catering: Aurora Provisions | Hair & Makeup: Alison Bogannan | Band: Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies | Groom's Shoes: Clarks | Groom's Suit: J. Crew | Bridal Party Accommodations: Pomegranate Inn | Ceremony & Reception: Broadturn Farm | Event Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals | Groom's & Groomsmen's Ties: Tux & Tulle | Maid of Honor's Dress: Donna Morgan | Transportation: Northeast Charter & Tour Co. | Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring: J. August Jewelry

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