Veterans Day Wedding, Part II
November 11, 2009
New England

We are celebrating Veteran's Day on SMP today...with a wedding story that is so incredibly unique, so incredibly touching. The filmmakers behind the film The Way We Get By, which follows three senior citizens who greet troops on their way home, were gifted an entire wedding by some of our favorite wedding vendors. Starting with the rehearsal dinner, these super talented vendors held nothing back...from incredible design to photography that is ridiculously gorgeous, every element of the wedding weekend was thoughtfully produced, lovingly designed.

The vendors that participated in this incredible wedding are: Real Weddings Maine Director, Jessika Brooks / Venue by Retreat at French's Point / Event Design by Flora Fauna Designs and coordination by The Sweetest Thing Weddings / Photography by David Murray Weddings / Stacey Kane / Michelle Turner / Audra Photography / Catering by Silver Tureen / Tent by Sperry Tent / Cake by Let Them Eat Cake / Henna by Genevieve Levin of Blackbird Studios

pro bono wedding

From Flora Fauna Designs ...

We wanted to play off of the fact that Aron and Gita were filmmakers therefore we incorporated vintage cameras and film reels into the mix, the driftwood was a nod to the beaches of Maine, the flower color was a nod to Gita's Indian heritage and the rocks were the gray of the elephant: symbolic to Gita's family who had elephants in India. Gita said that she had ridden elephants, and that the color marigold and elephants were very important to her so we tried to incorporate those colors throughout the design.

pro bono wedding

The color scheme was chocolate brown, ivory, gray, mustard yellow with an emphasis on Coastal Elegance meets Old Hollywood. We used chocolate brown full length linen with a runner of brocade lobster fabric. Ivory napkins were folded to mimic the shutter of a camera. We used Cymbidium Orchids, Sunflowers, Roses, Mini-Poms and Yellow Wax Flowers in our centerpieces. A wooden lantern with a cascade of yellow flowers and surrounded by driftwood, rocks and vintage cameras were used on some tables.

THE drift wood was collected by florist Judy of Flora and Fauna after a big hurricane this summer from Popham beach with her two sons Malcolm and Simon. She collected the rocks also over the course of the summer from the many beaches they go to in Maine.

More to come!