One of daisies & pearls’ founding philosophies is a wedding should be a true reflection of the couple. Amalia and Gabe’s wedding is a shining example of this attitude. From the moment I first spoke with Amalia, the couple’s creativity and fortes were evident. Though I was booked for a prior engagement, I was delighted to be enlisted as wedding planner, assisting Amalia and Gabe along the long, winding and sometimes bumpy road leading up to their big day.
Amalia and Gabe’s vision was a vintage inspired, music infused, Maine featured, foodie friendly, DIY, friends and family contribution event, showcasing their love story and life together. The couple met through a mutual friend while attending college in Maine. Though the couple resides in a warmer southern climate they selected Restaurant Grace in Portland as the ideal stage for their production.
Amalia’s brother designed the vintage Maine postcard inspired invitations.
In case guests missed the towering circa 1857 Gothic Revival once church now restaurant, a painting of Amalia and Gabe, rendered by a friend, greeted them as they approached the entrance.
Breaking from the norm, cocktail hour took place prior to the ceremony in the Sanctuary. The couple created amusing signature cocktails for guests to enjoy.
Guests were then asked to find their way downstairs to the Great Room for the ceremony to begin. Downstairs was a menagerie of vintage treasures and décor.
Farm fresh and fragrant flowers were grown and bouquets crafted by Stonecipher Farm.
The wedding ceremony itself was a true celebration of Amalia and Gabe. Each member of the wedding party was asked to contribute a song, dance, poem, story or other prose. The couple then affirmed their own heartfelt vows to one another.
After the “I Dos” a wedding parade made their way to Portland City Hall for photos and a special treat, Mark’s Hot Dogs.
Once again formulating their wedding day as their own, Amalia and Gabe performed their “First Song” opposed to dance.
Guests relished an evening of delectable food, scrumptious homemade treats, entertaining music and overall exuberance.
Thank you to Amalia and Gabe for being truly one of a kind and inviting me along for the ride.