A Summer Wedding in Harpswell, Maine | Courtney + Ben | Live Well Farm | New England

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!

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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

Groomsmen Gifts - Lobster Socks (Dapper Classics) and hand stamped golf ball markers.  Ben bought the copper blanks from CNC Creations and stamped them himself.

Invitations and wedding logo - Jessa Bray / Flax & Wool Designs

Wax seal -  Nostalgic Impressions.

Catering - Dandelion Catering.  Chef Christian recently competed on and won his episode of Chopped

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