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