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Colorful Outdoor Wedding In Portland

We all know weddings are a perfect chance for your DIY skills to shine. And for this couple, they seized the opportunity and crafted a whole gallery’s worth of lovely details. All this, of course, is beautifully complimented by florals from Broadturn Farm and one fun train ride at the Maine Narrow Gauge Rail Museum. Just take a look A Brit & A Blonde‘s snapshots from the day.

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From A Brit & A BlondeAnthony & Christina are true blue Wedding DIY’ers. Almost every single detail and décor item was done by them or one of their family or friends. The wedding booklets, the labels for those lovely Old Fashions and Lemonades that they gave out to everyone for the lil train journey, the chalkboard menu, the table plans, the wine charm place cards (they hand printed these beauties!), the ceremony candle stand, the chupah poles for the ceremony , even the chuppah itself was hand knit. Oh and last but not least – the chevron table runners. It was a destination wedding for these two lovebirds since they reside in England. Maine really stole their heart and they loved the industrial type space they found near the sea for the reception. Christina got ready on a island just across the Portland harbor – so being the gentleman that he is Anthony took a little boat across to pick up his blushing bride. The ceremony took place about a 5 minute walk from their reception on the Eastern Prom. Guests were then invited to get all aboard the train for a fun little ride around while they all mingled and drank old fashions and lemonades before being dropped back at the reception. The narrow gauge rail road station is attached to their venue – so cool. Delicious beers from Maine and New England were served for cocktails. The yellow and grey balloons that lined the ceiling added a simple and inexpensive touch of fun to the décor. And of course no wedding in Maine would be complete without a tower of Whoopie pies for dessert!

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Florist: Broadturn Farm | Wedding Dress: Sally Lacock | Ceremony Location: Eastern Prom | Reception Venue: Portland Company Complex | Catering: Aurora Provisions | DJ: Beat Train Productions | Groom's Suit: Suit Supply | Transport: Maine Narrow Gauge Rail Museum

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Peaks Island, Maine Wedding from Lara Kimmerer Photography

Today we’re taking a quick little jaunt to the lovely little state of Maine, a place where weddings expertly merge preppy and seriously sophisticated in some of the prettiest days you will ever see.  Days like this one styled to perfection by Daisies & Pearls and featuring yummy treats from The Black Tie Co and fab paper goods from Chelsey Emery.  Basically, it’s a non-stop day of pretty and you can see it all captured by Lara Kimmerer right here in the full gallery.

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Sarah and Patrick chose Peaks Island as the backdrop for their Maine beach-inspired wedding, because, as Patrick explained, “I could sit in a chair and look at the ocean for hours.” Harborview at Jones Landing offered the best seats in the house for just that. The day was beautifully captured by Lara Kimmerer.

Chelsey Emery designed the wedding stationery suite in a sea glass palette. The motif S + P was a design element applied throughout the day.

Guests arrived on Peaks Island via Casco Bay Ferry and found their way to the fte with the assistance of a S + P floral wreath crafted by Marianmade Farm. Family and friends sipped blueberry lemonade through paper straws in the Maine summer sun, while waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Marianmade Farm also designed gorgeous floral arrangements, bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres using shades of yellow, white and pink. Sarah’s bouquet featured daisies and yellow roses which were the same flowers her mother and Patrick’s mother carried on their wedding day. The bouquet was adorned with silver heart lockets with photos of the couples grandparents. The bridal party carried bouquets of daisies and pops of fresh lavender which coordinated beautifully with their mermaid teal dresses. The Bride and Groom’s pup, Izzy, the extra special member of the wedding party, wore a floral collar around her neck. The gentleman sported bright craspedia boutonnires to complement their linen suits and sea glass color ties.

Guests grabbed ceremony programs from a beach wood basket on their way to their seats along the shore of the island. A white arbor adorned with floral design by Marianmade Farm served as the alter with scenic views of the Portland skyline and Casco Bay.

After Sarah and Patrick said “I do,” the celebration was in full swing with a cocktail social by The Black Tie Co. Guests not only enjoyed refreshing cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres but photo booth fun. A lobster trap held a multi-purpose, as a wedding card holder and display for escort cards. Wine cork buoys directed guests where to sit. Arriving at their table, guests discovered a rustic Maine beach tablescape designed by daisies & pearls. Sarahs mother exercised her amazing sewing skills crafting table runners and numbers from repurposed Coffee by Design burlap coffee sacks. The table numbers were displayed in glass bottles and accompanied by drift wood, beach bottles filled with native Maine flowers and rope knotted votives. The Bride and Groom were seated at their own sweetheart table where the S + P motif was visible. The rustic Maine beach theme carried over to other event elements including the dinner buffet right down to the flatware.

Before sunset Sarah and Patrick snuck away to capture the days last sunlight with Lara, leaving guests salivating over the delectable dessert table created by Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott, which was devoured immediately upon their return. Guests were treated to the sounds of The Tony Boffa Band as they danced the night away before bidding farewell to the Newlyweds with a sparkler send off.

Photography: Lara Kimmerer Photography | Floral Design: Marianmade Farm | Stationery: Chelsey Emery | Catering: The Black Tie Co | Dessert: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott | Hair + Makeup: Head Games | Music: The Tony Boffa Band | Planning + Coordination: Daisies & Pearls | Venue: Harborview at Jones Landing

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