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A coastal wedding isn’t complete without a lobster bake! We love how Kate and Matthew embraced the spirit of their destination with a laid back rehearsal dinner in Boothbay Harbor, ME. 

The rehearsal dinner has been a long standing tradition that sets the tone for the wedding weekend. Originally valued for the opportunity to truly “rehearse” before the ceremony itself, a meal before the big day has become a special affair in its own right. A casual setting–like a backyard lobster bake–is a creative option beyond a formal plated dinner that allows loved ones to mix and mingle before the official celebration.

The night before their ceremony, Kate and Matthew welcomed friends and family to a classic clapboard bridge house overlooking the harbor. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn while fresh lobster, clams, potatoes and corn baked over open flame. Inside, red and white checked linens, “How to Eat a Lobster” plates, crackers and bibs completed the evening’s fun, cozy vibe.

Thank you to Greta Tucker for the amazing images. Inspired? Check out more creative ideas for rehearsal dinners and Kate and Matthew’s wedding day!

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Photography: Greta Tucker

 

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Kate and Matthew’s wedding has all the ingredients for a classic coastal wedding: a timeless color palette, driftwood touches, waterfront portraits and a bridal party arrival by boat!

The happy couple welcomed guests to the Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, ME for a wedding weekend unlike any other. On the big day, everyone gathered for a traditional church ceremony where their dog Bailey joined Kate and Matthew at the altar. The newlyweds popped some bubbly on the docks then set sail with the bridal party for a celebratory lap around the bay. At the reception, strung bistro lights, peach rose arrangements and greenery continued the day’s elegant theme. We love the couple’s custom cake topper–Bailey included!–and the sweet pie treats they served up to end the evening.

Thank you to Greta Tucker Photo for the wonderful images. Stay tuned tomorrow for a look into Kate and Matthew’s lobster bake rehearsal dinner, it’s one for the books!


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Photography: Greta Tucker Photo

Floral Design: Pretty Flowers Maine

Coordination: Dragonfly Services

Venue: Spruce Point Inn

Cinematography: 207Weddings Films & Photography

Gown + Bridesmaids: Andrea’s Bridal

Cake: Sweet Sensations – 3 Dogs Cafe

Ceremony Site: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Shoes: Figgie Shoes

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We’re head over heels for this sweet Southern Maine wedding replete with warm berry hues and romantic touches–just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Rachel and Chris tied the knot at the iconic Newagen Seaside Inn. They turned to the spirit of Autumn in Maine to inspire a rich color palette of crimson and plum offset by soft blush. The couple crafted an elegant atmosphere with a pinch of modern glam style. We love how they brought their unique sense of style to the venue with golden confetti and a custom-lit monogram display on the lawn. Cheers to Rachel and Chris and a big thanks to Darling Photography for this wonderful images!

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Photography: Darling Photography

Catering + Venue: Newagen Seaside Inn

Hair + Makeup: Jessica Candage

Cake: The European Bakery

Entertainment: D&B Entertainment

Linens: Peterson Party Center

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High school sweethearts, Kelsey and Greg, tied the knot on a beautiful September day in their hometown of Duxbury, MA.

When it came to design details, Kelsey and Greg wanted to create an elegant, yet laid back atmosphere with a touch of New England charm. Inspired by the changing of seasons, they chose a palette of warm berry and blush alongside soft neutral shades of green and white. The couple exchanged vows in a traditional church ceremony, then welcomed guests to the Duxbury Maritime School to celebrate. Guests enjoyed cocktails overlooking the water as Kelsey and Greg snuck away for some sweet portraits at the historic Powder Point Bridge.

Thank you to Kelly Benvenuto for sharing these wonderful images with us!
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Kerry & Alex’s Winter Wedding

January 30 • 2017

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Kerry and Alex’s shared love of the sea in winter made a December wedding in Portland, Maine the perfect choice.

The bride and her ladies readied at home, then made their way to Ocean Gateway in fur stoles and “bean” boots. Kerry and Alex said, “I do!” surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the chilly Casco Bay below. Despite the day’s frigid temperatures, the celebration was warmed by golden accents, DIY details and plenty of love and laughter. Thank you to Justine Johnson Photography for sharing these images with us!

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Venue: Ocean Gateway

Photography: Justine Johnson

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Boston lovebirds, Elizabeth and Alex, chose the WIllowdale Estate for their elegant Massachusetts wedding.

Elizabeth and her ladies readied in the bridal suite before meeting her groom for a first look on the Estate’s grounds. September in New England offered early foliage as the backdrop for their portraits across the historic property. The happy couple exchanged vows in a traditional church ceremony, then welcomed guests to the tented celebration where bistro lights, blush and cream centerpieces, and polished farm tables came together to create a romantic ambience. Thank you to the oh-so talented emilie inc. for sharing these beautiful photos with us. 

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Photography: Emilie and Whitney, emilie inc.

Ceremony: Topsfield Congregational Church

Venue + Catering: Willowdale Estate

Floral Design: Karla Cassidy Designs

Entertainment: Silver Arrow Band

Makeup: Natalie Shafie

Hair: Bradley and Diegel Salon

Tent: Sperry Tent

Transportation: McGinn Bus Company

Gown and Bridesmaids: Mariella Creations

Groom: J Crew

Ties: Brooks Brothers

Invitations: Admire Design

 

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