Hey there everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend- I’m sure some of you spent it doing some wedding planning, am I right?! Don’t forget about all the other pages on ELD – ELD 101, the Q&A page, the Inspiration Gallery, and of course Every Last Vendor! They’re all here to help you! :) Alright, I just wanted to pop in to remind you all of that and say hi before we start this week off! Make it a great one, and enjoy today’s gorgeous wedding!
Not only does this wedding by Meg Sexton Photography make me want to hop on a plane to Maine immediately, it’s another great example of a couple infusing their personality into their wedding. Carey, the bride, grew up visiting Northeast Harbor. She chose the venue because as a little girl she sat on her grandmother’s porch and watched other brides get married at that exact location. Carey and Eric, the groom, both hikers, named their centerpieces after their favorite trails. They also gave out Maine lottery tickets as favors (since Eric buys a ticket every week!) and made a map of the island as their “guest book.” Talk about creative, right?
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mom was my go to from the very beginning. She is extremely patient and I value her opinion on decisions. I do not have any sisters, nor did I want to burden my friends with the entire process, so my mom was beyond helpful. The Special Functions Director, Tom Weverstad, at the Astciou Inn (ceremony/reception site) was absolutely phenomenal. Tom guided Eric and I throughout the planning process and provided us with preferred vendors at all price points. Laurie Riddell, Cottage Flowers, was remarkable with her attention to detail and following through with our very specific ideas. Her floral arrangements captured the “Maine” theme we envisioned. The day of, my best friend dealt with all my last minute requests as did Meg Sexton, our fabulous photographer, who anticipated all our needs and kept us on track.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
We met with three vendors for both our flowers and DJ. Whoever was able to stay within our budget but still able to fulfill what we wanted was chosen.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
Every thing and person involved was perfection!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Marrying Eric of course but also to have everyone we truly adore in a place, Northeast Harbor, Maine, that both of us cherish dearly. We have always wanted our family and closest friends to experience the beauty of Mount Desert Island.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Sincerely take in each moment of all the events surrounding your wedding. They are some of the fondest, most joyful moments of your life!
A big huge thank you to Meg Sexton Photography for sending over these gorgeous photos (that now have me dreaming of the Northeast) and to our stunning bride, Carey, for sharing with us as well. By the way, Carey, that is one spectacular dress! And Eric, you looked quite daper yourself!
I can’t let you go without a couple more tidbits. The rocks used for seating cards were found on a local beach and the candy was stocked by the town variety store. Don’t you just love that?!
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