With pastel hues and romantic eclectic touches, it’s easy to fall in love with this summer wedding captured by Julie K. Gray Photography. Vintage lovers will obsess over the old tin centerpieces and the vintage plate table numbers. And I love that the bride wore her mother’s headpiece, such a special detail! But that cake? Pink and gold romantic perfection!
I wanted my wedding to be intimate, vintage and emit a rustic elegance with an eclectic touch. We searched multiple Massachusetts venues, but at the end of the day our hearts always brought us back to the coast of Southern Maine. We knew Kennebunkport because my husband basically spent all his summers there at his family home getting away from the greater Boston area and soaking in the essence of Kennebunkport. We wanted to provide our guests with a full Maine experience from the lobster bake rehearsal dinner at the Colony Hotel, to our wedding at On The Marsh, and we topped it off with a beautiful brunch at Tia’s Topside in downtown Kennbunkport!
I wore my mother’s headpiece from when she married my father over 30 years ago. It was important for me to give each of the girls different bridesmaids dresses to add varying textures and colors. The dresses ranged from only $40-$150! I really wanted to include a lot of my own things plus some new antique finds to mirror our style.
The mermaid and scuba diver ‘Welcome to the Wedding’ canvas was hand drawn and painted by my little sister Chante Jones. The tablecloth on the guest book table was made by my great grandmother. Also the actual wooden guest table underneath the tablecloth was my great grandmother’s as well. The caricature guest page was hand drawn by my little sister Jessica Fitts. We also had antique mirrors with bridal and family photos on art easel. These are my antique windows that my mom gave to me. I had them sitting in the basement so decided to make one of them to honor my bridal party and immediate family and placed the other two stained glass windows at the foot to create a decorative vignette.
When I was walking across the lawn towards the ceremony area because it was such a beautiful, clear day! It was so moving to be walking towards this image that I had in my head for over a year but at that moment it was all real! Then my husband started crying as I was walking down the aisle and I wasn’t expecting that at all. It was so sweet.
The most important thing was keeping our wedding intimate. This was one of the biggest reasons we picked On The Marsh because of its romantic, elegant, warm, and intimate ambiance. You feel this immediately upon entering the venue, which use to be an old barn that was converted into a working restaurant. The building has rich colored barn wood and weather post and beams everywhere, plus these gorgeous tree branch chandeliers on the upper level.
The vintage tins and bud vases for floral arrangements were all mine and I wanted to use these to add to that rustic and vintage atmosphere. I knew I wanted to use vintage plates for the table numbers since I collect plates so my maid of honor found a set of pink floral plates at a consignment shop for like $12.00 and I just bought a gold pen at AC MOORE and wa la!
We knew that this venue would give our friends and family that special and intimate feel along with celebrating in a coastal town that really means something to both of us. It was like creating a summer memory with everyone that you love and care about in one night!
Photography | Julie K. Gray Photography | Venue | On The Marsh | Florals | Minka Fine Flowers | Cake | Let Them Eat Cake | Invitations | Sweet Invitation Company | Dress | Bella Sera Bridal & Occasion | Shoes | Corso Como | Hair and Makeup | Kimberly Savage & Caryann Stavrou from Hot Heads Salon | Groomswear | Milton’s | Lighting | Event Lighting Concepts | DJ | Revolution DJs | Transportation | Maine Limousine Service