There are few things more serene than an open field, which is why we’re so taken by this stunning wedding in Tenant’s Harbor, Maine. Also, the florals from Lyonelle Clark Landscaping truly standout from the wedding-flower pack (just look at the carrot and dahlia centerpiece. Brilliant!) There’s a whole gallery of this loveliness too, so get ready to bask in the glory of Zwickerhill Photography‘s pictures below.
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From Zwickerhill Photography
…Jeremy and Elizabeth had a beautiful outdoor wedding on a rented farm in Tenant’s Harbor which is in the Midcoast region of Maine. The ceremony was in the field behind the farm and the reception was in the most extravagant tent I have ever seen. Timothy Shields from Ambience Event Services (who also does the lighting and design for the Maine Film Festival) set full size birch trees next to the tent pillars, bringing the outdoors indoors, and lit the trees so that the shadows of leaves flittered across the roof of the tent. Dancing and dessert followed the reception in the barn with the best man/DJ working the crowd from his vantage point in the hayloft. A fun DIY element to the event was the family table signing at the ceremony. As a furniture maker, Jeremy did a special maple table top which everybody at the wedding signed with a wood-burner. Friends of the couple contributed hugely. The chuppah, the wedding cake (Ashley Bliss at Beach Pea in Kittery), countless decorations, the photo booth, gifts for the guests (jam), and much more were all done with the help of the couple’s friends.
Photography: Zwickerhill Photography | Event Design: Ambience | Floral Design: Lyonelle Clark Landscaping | Cake: Beach Pea Baking Co. | Catering: Swans Way | Event Design + Coordination: A. Watson Design | Farmhouse Rental: Maine Saltwater Farmhouse
Let me set the scene for you… you arrive from a coastal trolly tour and stroll up onto a sweet seaside cottage, a Sperry Tent in the backyard and a mouthwatering clambake filling the air with undeniably delicious smells. It’s no doubt a quintessential Maine wedding—among our favorite New England variety here at SMP. With Daisies & Pearls heading up the coordination at this oceanfront fete and Brea McDonald behind every lovely capture, you can see it all right here.
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From Daisies and Pearls… A lovely couple, with their adorable pup by their side, join in marriage at a quintessential Maine seaside cottage, with close family and friends gathered under a Sperry sailcloth tent, while enjoying a delicious lobster bake on rustic farm tables adorned with beautiful blooms; these are a few of the details that made Kristen and Andy’s Cape Neddick wedding most memorable. However the most beloved memory of their wedding day is the ever present smile on each of their faces and delight twinkling in their eyes, so beautifully captured by Heidi with Brea McDonald Photography.
Guests arrived on site after a scenic trolley ride through Ogunquit and down the winding coast. Upon their arrival they were directed down the hill to the rocky shore for the ceremony. Coral rose petals and navy satin ribbon decorated the aisle with a rustic driftwood arbor against the panoramic ocean view. The bridal party carried bouquets of hydrangeas, roses, Hypericum Berries and Queen Anne’s Lace crafted by Blooms Flower Shoppe, which complemented the navy color palette. Floyd, the ring bearer, wore a floral collar as he escorted the Maid of Honor down the aisle.
Once the Groom kissed his Bride, guests were treated to a cocktail social featuring a jazz quartet on the lawn of the property. As twilight drew near guests found their seats under the sailcloth tent for a traditional Maine lobster bake by Foster’s Downeast Clambake. Rustic farm tables were topped with navy bengaline table runners which were matched with navy and white striped napkins. The tablescapes, melodies of hydrangeas, roses, Queen Anne’s Lace and floating candles, enchanted the tent. The sweet sounds of Honey Train and sweet taste of a seaside inspired cake by Let Them Eat Cake, kept guests delighted throughout the evening.
Photography: Brea McDonald Photography | Floral Design: Blooms Flower Shoppe | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Catering: Foster's Downeast Clambake | Coordination: Daisies & Pearls | Music: Honey Train | Rentals: Sperry Tents Seacoast | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Tent: Sperry Tent | Transportation: The Ogunquit Trolley Company | Venue: Seaside Cottage
My love for New England is pretty apparent to anyone that crosses my path, so when Geneve Hoffman sent over this Maine-inspired fête I could barely contain my happiness. It has me itching to throw a summer soiree and drooling over their delicious menu. All I can say is that if I was invited to this gorgeous party planned by the talented Maine Seasons Events, I don’t think I would ever leave.
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From Geneve Hoffman
…Melissa Young at the lobster pound asked us to create a styled shoot to feature the decor and style of the restaurant for future brides to get inspired by. It’s all natural, original wood inside and has the most captivating view of the harbor. It’s about as classic Maine as you can get–but we decided to do a fun updated riff on classic Maine Americana.
With a palette of cadet blue, aqua, red, granite gray, maize yellow, and white, the inspiration for this design came from a casual, Maine summer lobster dinner, incorporating wildflowers, lanterns, sea grass, Atlantic coast beach stones and mussel shells, against a classic red plaid outdoor fabric table runner.
Vintage enamelware flower containers and blue enamelware dishes nod to classic Maine lobster bake traditions, updated with red striped linen hand towels to serve as a lobster bib. Nautical metal lantern, net and sea grass elements tie in the ocean side location, and a hand painted table number is fashioned out of a found beach rock. Favors of hand made Maine salt water taffy are presented in genuine net bait bags, and dessert of wild Maine blueberry gallette with hand made vanilla ice cream is a modern dessert option to echo the traditional blueberry cake often served with a lobster dinner in Maine.
Photography: Geneve Hoffman | Flowers: York Flower Shop | Wedding Dress: Blush By Jim Hjelm, Spoil Me Bridal | Stationery: Erin Flett | Make up: Nicole Masterson of GLOW | Grooms Suit: Perry Ellis by Soiree Prom & Tux | Bridesmaid Dress: Kennedy by Jenny Yoo | Design/Styling: Meagan Gilpatrick/Maine Seasons Events | Filmmaking/Video: Lumina/Marina DeMarco | Hair Design: Lena Hartford at Hair That Moves | Honeymoon Dress: Lilly Pulitzer | Jewelry Design: Elise Moran | Location, Food, Desserts: Harborside Restaurant at Cape Neddick Lobster Pound | Model: Ian Dethlefs | Model: Tyler Briggs | Salt Water Taffy Favors: Yummies | Table cloth & napkin Rentals: Marshall Rentals