Who ever thought fog and rain would be a beautiful addition to a wedding? I’m in love with this gorgeous foggy Maine wedding from Emily Delamater. With a neutral color palette and stripe detailing (I’m obsessed with the striped bouquet ribbon!), this wedding is every bit as chic covered in a thick New England fog.
From the outset of planning our wedding, there was one thing we held as top priority: the people! As long as all of our favorite people were there and having the time of our lives then our wedding would be a success. Getting to Camden is a trek, and we wanted everyone to have plenty of time to get to know each other, so we made the wedding a weekend-long celebration, starting with lobster and microbrews on Thursday night, followed by a beautiful rehearsal dinner at the Camden Harbour Inn on Friday night and a welcome party at the Whitehall Inn, and extending through the wedding and farewell brunch at Point Lookout.
We had originally planned to have a winter wedding. I’m from Maine, and Ben is from Minnesota, so we love all things snow and cold. However, it quickly became evident that attempting to fly people in to Maine from all over the country in snowy December was, perhaps, not the best idea; there’s a saying in Maine that “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute” because the forecast changes so quickly, and we didn’t want to take the chance on cancelled flights and stranded guests (not to mention, vendors). So we settled on a summer wedding instead.
One of our favorite moments came when our chauffeur arrived at the summit, soaking wet. We had forgotten to tell him that the ceremony site was moved, and he had been waiting for us at the library! He was a good sport and suggested a brief ride around the resort. We found a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the backseat, but the glasses had been lost in the shuffle, too, so we toasted right from the bottle! Looking back, it was one of the only moments that we were alone together, just the two of us. And that was really special.
The décor was inspired by our love for books and the outdoors. We used old library cards for the escort cards, and covered books for table numbers. A vintage typewriter accompanied our guest book. And, of course, I snuck in Christmas-y elements where possible: I came down the aisle to Tchaikovsky’s “Pas de Deux,” from The Nutcracker, and our florist mixed balsam accents into the flowers. The flowers, by Seasons Downeast, were a lovely array of peonies, hydrangeas, roses— all of my favorite flowers—and arranged to be wild and overflowing to suit our natural landscape.
The takeaway from our wedding was that, like a marriage, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes you have to adjust, scrap the old plan, and make a new one. In our case, that new plan was even more perfect than the one we originally envisioned.
Photography | Emily Delamater Photography | Venue | Point Lookout | Coordination | Lisa Tapken | Florist | Seasons Down East Designs | Cake | Sweet Sensations | Gown | Anna Maier-Ulla Maija Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo | Makeup | Adore Rouge | Hair | Aphrodite Salon | Harpist | Danielle Langord | Band | DC Project | Transportation | NorthEast Charter & Tour Co. Inc.