What do you get when you put an adorable couple, their sweet pup, loving family and friends and talented wedding professionals on a spectacular Maine island? The answer is, the perfect wedding day of course! This perfect day was captured beautifully through the cameras of Lara Kimmerer Photography.
Sarah and Patrick chose Peaks Island as the backdrop for their Maine beach inspired wedding because as Patrick explained, “I could sit in a chair and look at the ocean for hours.” Harborview at Jones Landing offered the best seats in the house for just that.
Chelsey Emery designed the wedding’s stationery suite in a sea glass palette to match that of the overall color scheme. The motif S + P was a design element applied throughout the day.
Guests arrived on Peaks Island via Casco Bay Ferry and found their way to the fête with the assistance of a S + P floral wreath crafted by marianmade farm. Family and friends sipped blueberry lemonade through paper straws in the Maine summer sun, while waiting for the ceremony to begin.
marianmade farm designed gorgeous floral arrangements, bouquets, corsages and boutonnières using shades of yellow, white, pink and lavender. Sarah’s bouquet featured white daisies and yellow roses which were the same flowers her mother and Patrick’s mother carried on their wedding day. The bouquet was adorned with silver heart lockets containing photos of the couple’s grandparents. Bouquets of white daisies and pops of fresh lavender coordinated beautifully with the bridesmaids’ mermaid teal dresses. The gentleman sported bright yellow craspedia boutonnières to compliment their linen suits and sea glass color ties. Sarah and Patrick’s dog, Izzy, an extra special member of the wedding party, wore a fresh floral ribbon collar around her neck.
Guests grabbed ceremony programs from a drift wood basket on the way to their seats along the shore of the island. A white arbor garlanded with marianmade farm flowers served as the ceremony backdrop with panoramic views of Casco Bay and the Portland skyline. Izzy took a front row seat.
After Sarah and Patrick said “I do”, the celebration was in full swing with a cocktail social and dinner by The Black Tie Co. Guests not only enjoyed refreshing libations and delectable cuisine but photo booth fun.
A vintage Maine lobster trap held a dual purpose as wedding card holder and display for escort cards. Wine cork buoys directed guests where to find a seat.
Arriving at their table, guests discovered a rustic Maine beach tablescape. Sarah’s mother exercised her amazing sewing skills crafting table runners and number flags from repurposed Coffee by Design burlap coffee sacks. The table numbers were displayed in glass bottles and accompanied by drift wood, blue antique bottles filled with native Maine flowers and rope knotted votives. The rustic Maine beach theme carried over to other event elements, including the dinner buffet, right down to the flatware.
The Bride and Groom were seated at their own sweetheart table where the S + P motif was visible.
Before sunset Sarah and Patrick snuck away to capture the day’s last sunlight with Lara, leaving guests salivating over the scrumptious dessert table created by Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott. It was devoured immediately upon their return.
Guests were treated to the sounds of The Tony Boffa Band as they danced the night away, before bidding farewell to the Newlyweds with a sparkler send off.
Thank you to all of the wedding professionals who made Sarah and Patrick’s Maine Island wedding amazing in every way. My endless gratitude to Sarah and Patrick for their generosity and allowing me to be a part of their incredible wedding planning journey from start to finish.
venue: Harborview at Jones Landing; photography: Lara Kimmerer Photography; floral design: marianmade farm; catering: The Black Tie Co; dessert: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott; ceremony/reception music: The Tony Boffa Band; stationery: Chelsey Emery; hair and makeup: Head Games