I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Maine just once in my life and I can honestly say it was one of the best weeks I have ever had. There’s just something about The Pine Tree State that soothes the soul… and hosting your Big Day amongst its breathtaking landscape? Beyond brilliant. Which is why this gorgeous affair has me just a tad bit (read: a lot) obsessed with its perfectly styled details from Maine Seasons Events, its lush (+ beautiful) blooms from Emily Carter Floral Design and a gallery of sweeter than sweet images captured by Sharyn Peavey. Join me there for your daily dose of pretty.
From the Bride and Groom… We were looking for something non-traditional where we could have outdoor and indoor portions of the reception and not have our guests feel confined to a single space. The Barn on Walnut Hill struck a chord with us because of its quintessential New England style. We could picture the large white tent, cocktails on the lawn and dancing in the barn, and it seemed like it would be the perfect evening. We also enjoyed having use of the farmhouse to accommodate our bridal party.
There were so many amazing parts of the day, and it all seemed to go by very quickly. If forced to choose just one, Katherine’s favorite part was listening to the speeches during dinner. We were so touched by the heartfelt words from our family and friends and will always remember that moment. Ian’s favorite part of the day was being able to celebrate with all of our family and friends, many of whom we don’t get to see regularly.
Our advice would be to try and enjoy the planning process despite the challenges it can present. Certainly, it’s easy in hindsight to say not to worry about every little decision or every change of plans. Try to always keep in mind that your wedding is going to be special no matter what. Try and keep things in perspective, and when faced with some tricky choices, make the decision that feels right to you as a couple.
Wedding Photography: Sharyn Peavey / Wedding Venue: The Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yarmouth, Maine / Event Design, Planning + Rental: Maine Seasons Events / Floral Design: Emily Carter Floral Design / Catering: Trillium Caterers / Reception Music: Retrospecticus Band / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Wedding Stationery: Etsy / Rentals + Lighting: One Stop Party Shop / Favors: DIY by Mother of the Groom and Bride / Transportation: BoMar Transportation + Maine Limousine Company / Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock / Bride’s Shoes: Butter / Bride’s Jewelry: Madeleine’s Daughter + Borrowed from the Mother of the Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Bridesmaids’ shoes: Nina / Groom’s Attire: Peter Renney’s Fashions / Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank / Ties: Brooks Brothers / Hair + Makeup: Akari