From Rebecca Arthurs… Julie & Bryan’s wedding was a magical day filled with hundreds of gold sequins, oyster shells, rain drops and a whole lot of love. Maine has always held a special place in both Julie & Bryan’s hearts. Who wouldn’t love the beauty, serenity, and close proximity to fresh, delicious lobster! As a long-time oyster lover and blogger, Julie designed the wedding day to be evocative of “Manhattan meets Maine.” Where contemporary, big city glamour meshes with charming, pastoral coastal living. When you see the photos I think you’ll agree Julie pulled it off perfectly with the help of Meagan from Maine Seasons Events & Rentals! Judy of Flora Fauna crafted amazing florals and Chavelii from Key and Quoin rocked out the cute signs you’ll see.
Even though the rain wasn’t part of the wedding plan, Julie & Bryan handled the surprises thrown at them with grace and enjoyed every moment of their amazing day. French’s Point, the wedding venue is on the tip of Maine’s beautiful coast, tucked away from the local hustle and bustle. The day before the wedding Julie & Bryan invited all their wedding guests to a lobster rehearsal dinner in a classic lobster pound.
Smitten doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel about this seriously gorg photo shoot curated by a team of wedding geniuses. With Corbin Gurkin behind the lens, Maine Seasons Events dreaming up the design, Gus & Ruby Letterpress crafting up the paper perfection and Flora Fauna making flower MAGIC happen – the result is pure, inspiration-filled gorgeousness. The full gallery feels like you are lost in the prettiest of dreams, and we wouldn’t blame you one little bit if you lingered there for more than a moment or two this Thursday morning – you’ll probably find us in there too!
From Meagan of Maine Seasons Events… Inspired by the texture and feeling of a Swiss dot wedding dress, this design started with a palette of robin’s egg blue, pale peach, raw muslin and gold. When collecting elements and props, old gold framed mirrors, cake stands and plates, the look came together with yards and yards of pale blue and raw muslin, which Maine Seasons Events sewed into fluffy ruffles to adorn the tables. Against an heirloom estate backdrop, gold ballroom chairs, a crystal chandelier and crystal stemware added glamour and sophistication to the table scape. Luscious flower arrangements and bouquets by Flora Fauna included the spring’s best picks of tulips, anemones, David Austin roses and delphinium, arranged in an eclectic mix of gold and pale blue glass containers. Custom letterpress stationery from Gus & Ruby Letterpress adorned with hand painted edges and tulle posies from Paper Posy Designs, along with a ruffled tiered cake from Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott, completed the glamorous look.
Today we have featured the wedding of two filmmakers who made it their business to bring to life the journey of three senior citizens who serve as the official Troop Greeters of Maine’s Bangor International Airport. After hearing the incredible story about the film and the time, money and energy that was pored into its making, a group of Maine wedding professionals decided to gift this generous couple a wedding as their own way of thanking them for bringing such an important and touching story to the world.
Here is a quick look at the Brunch Farewell that the wedding vendors designed just for this lovely couple…
Bangor International Airport in Maine is a very common refueling point for flights coming and going to the Middle East. Therefore, a vast majority of service people headed to or fro pass through BIA. This group of Troop Greeters organized during Dessert Storm to ensure that no troop coming or going from war felt forgotten and to be sure they would feel appreciated for their sacrifices and service. The Troop Greeters are veterans, spouses of veterans, current servicemen and women, and supportive community members from all walks of life and all ages. The film documents the story of the Troop Greeters today, the lives of the three subjects, and all of the issues these three are coping with in their personal (now public) lives such as the emotional anguish of sending loved-ones off to war, loss, aging, physical pain, financial distress, and loneliness. It is also a movie about patriotism, love, and hope in a time when these things are needed most in this country.
The wedding industry is so unique. It’s filled to the brim with the most creative professionals you can imagine, those who are so good at what they do, it’s almost hard to believe. And yet it’s those same insanely talented people that happen to be the most giving, generous and kind people on the planet…as is the case with today’s featured affair. Some of Maine’s top luxury wedding vendors came together to give the gift of a lifetime to a couple that has committed themselves to bringing an incredible Veteran’s Day story to the world. And the result was a perfect combination of love, energy, excitement and pure gorgeousness.
To see the whole story from the beginning, click right here! We have the amazingly lovely Brunch Farewell coming up next…filled with the most picture perfect details a girl could EVER want!
We are all about Veteran’s Day here on SMP…celebrating the insanely gracious men and women that are out there right now, fighting for our country, fighting to keep this world a better place. And we’re putting our love on two film makers that have made it their mission to share the story of three senior citizens who, over the course of three years, have greeted over 800,000 troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To thank these filmmakers for telling the world such an incredible story, a group of Maine’s most talented vendors (see below for a complete list) came together and gifted them the ultimate…a wedding!
The Poppy was a design focal point as a nod to the national symbol of remembrance and the flowers that are given out in recognition of Veteran’s Day. Not to mention, it’s an adorable stem and makes for a pretty awesome design element!
Here are a few more behind the scene details…
For linens, we used silver fortuny full length table cloths and fuchsia napkin with a black and gold tassel detail. There were (hand made) fuchsia chair pad covers and orange dupioni silk table clothes. We had three unique table designs. The first had three different sized square black metal vases contained compact masses of one type of flower tucked in each vase. The second featured a large manzitia branch that we spray painted gold. And the third table had one large black square metal vase with a base of carnations in a lush mass, with a large gold manzanita branch coming out of it. We draped the manzanita in garlands of marigold mini-poms (to represent the garlands that are traditional Indian wedding decor).
We have a bit more coming up in just a bit, including a look at the simple and completely sweet farewell brunch!