Harpswell, Maine, life is a little slower here in the summer. The ocean breeze is salty and cool, and the lobstah is amazing! My husband and I drove all the way up the East Coast the week of July 4th to photograph this sweet wedding. The road trip itself was a really fun experience, but nothing will ever top how welcome the Lancaster and Waivol families made us feel. So many amazing vendors played an important roll in making this day incredibly special for Courtney and Ben. At the end of this blog post you can find all their vendor links!
Venue - Live Well Farm
Wedding Dress Boutique - Wedding Angels
Dress Designer - Essence of Australia
Hair Stylist - Sarah Boulais
Engagement Ring - Ken & Dana Designs
Wedding Bands - D. Geller and Son , design inspired by Ken & Dana
Groom’s Belt and Buckle - J. Lancaster Clothing via Kleinburg*
Groom’s Cufflinks - chART Maine
Ring Box - MRS. box
Bride’s Sapphire Necklace - D. Geller and Son
Florals - East of Eden Flower Farm
Groom’s and Father of the Bride’s Suits - J. Lancaster Clothing
Groomsmen Accessories - Tie Bar
Bridal Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Gifts For Parents of the Bride - Courtney gave both of her parents gifts with peanuts on them. Her Dad received sterling silver peanut cuff links and her Mom a bracelet from Etsy that had a small peanut charm on it that said "My Little Peanut". Courtney was born 3 1/2 months premature (25 1/2 weeks) and “peanut” is a nickname that has always stuck with her.
Bridesmaid Gifts - Maple Leaf Necklaces from Etsy
Invitations and wedding logo - Jessa Bray / Flax & Wool Designs
Wax seal - Nostalgic Impressions.
Wedding Cake - Made by the bride’s dear friend Ben Shelton. He and Mary drove the cake from North Carolina to Maine. Ben, Mary and Courtney all went to Johnson & Wales University together for culinary arts. Ben not only received his culinary arts degree, but also his pastry degree and B.S. in Food Service Management. He is now the Executive Pastry Chef at Greensboro Country Club.
DJ - Maine Platinum DJ
Musicians - Melissa and Kevin, friends of the Bride’s Uncle David.
Lobster Bake Rehersal Dinner - The chowder at the Lobster Bake was the Bride’s Uncle Rob's. He owns the Portsmouth Chowder Company. Lobsters came from Allen's. Ben Shelton also made the strawberry shortcake biscuits. The strawberries came from Fairwinds Farm. Casey, Catelyn, Sabine, Kari and I picked them the morning of 4th of July.
Signage and Labels - Mary Shelton
Tent Rental Company - New England Tent
Equipment, Dishware and Glassware Rentals - One Stop Event Rentals.