Anything can happen in a New York minute, even a wedding. Shirley and Perrin were engaged in March and married in August; leaving just five months for planning. The day could not have been more perfect, even with a hurricane on the horizon.
Though the couple lives in the fast pace world of the Big Apple, they wanted a relaxed, woodsy wedding in Freeport, Maine; where Perrin grew up. The wedding field at Wolfe’s Neck Farm proved to be the perfect backdrop. This being a destination wedding for the couple, Shirley and Perrin brought daisies & pearls on as wedding consultant and day of coordinator. From our first phone conversation I was inspired by the couple’s vision and the wheels were set in motion for a truly personalized wedding day.
Shirley, a third grade teacher, put her skills to the test by crafting charming details that complimented the landscape, including the wedding invitations.
In an effort to prevent the city slickers from getting lost in the woods, Shirley made fun signs directing guests to the wedding field.
With the help of her family, Shirley crafted her lovely bouquet of craspedia and greens.
She also made a sweet boutonniere of craspedia for her Groom, with a feather which complimented the feather clip she wore in her hair.
The couple opted to spend some tranquil time prior to their wedding ceremony in the magnificent Wolfe’s Neck State Park. This precious time was captured by Andrew Morrell, who captured a majority of the amazing photos you see here.
As Shirley and Perrin were reflecting, guests were treated to the breathtaking view of Casco Bay upon arriving to the ceremony.
Shirley designed the ceremony programs to match the invitation suite. She also crafted the adorable wood signs.
Guests were encouraged to ring festive cowbells or wave pretty ribbon wands in celebration of Shirley and Perrin’s big day.
Bunting spelling out the overall feeling for the day, blew in the ocean breeze as guests found their seats along the shore.
The Bride and Groom were given VIP parking when arriving to the ceremony.
Shirley chose “Wedding Bell” by Beach House to glide down the field to. I love the simple feather hair clip Shirley wore in her hair. It was all so fitting.
My favorite part of the entire day was witnessing Mr. and Mrs. dance down the aisle. It was pure joy.
Shirley’s expression says it all, “We are married!”
The best perk of having your event at Wolfe’s Neck Farm is it is a dog friendly wedding venue. Shirley and Perrin’s dog, Toby, was in attendance and looking rather dapper in a seersucker bowtie crafted by the Bride.
Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a delicious raw bar, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails by Churchill Events. As they found their way into the tent for dinner, guests were welcomed by chocolate covered Maine blueberries and more merriment created by Shirley.
The centerpieces crafted by the Bride and her family, consisted of lovely craspedia and greens in painted Mason jars. Green votive candles accented the event palette.
The tent was illuminated by festive green, yellow and grey lanterns.
After a marvelous dinner by Churchill, guests could not wait to dig into dessert. Jessica with Nothing Bakes like a Parrott made a dessert table that was a feast for the eyes and belly.
Toby was the first to hit the dance floor and Man, can he move. Go Toby!
Paper luminaries dotted the field as the sunset.
DJ Jason Hjort kept the dance floor rocking with 80’s hits all evening.
Despite the dreadful forecast the raindrops held off until the last song. I am so honored Shirley and Perrin allowed me to share in their wedding day. I take many things from each of my events. The most cherished thing I received from Shirley and Perrin is friendship. My endless gratitude to Shirley and Perrin and those individuals who helped make their wedding day perfect in every way.
Venue – Wolfe’s Neck Farm; Catering – Churchill Events; Dessert – Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott; Dress – JCrew; Flowers – Fifty Flowers; Music – Jason Hjort; Photography – Andrew Morrell; Tent & Party Rental – Atlantic Tent Company