Nonantum Resort Oceanside Wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine :: Delft Inspire Wedding :: Caitlin and David

There are always going to be some weddings that really touch your heart. When your eyes are filling with tears as you hear the couple's vows or a father's toast. And you can feel how much love there is there. At Caitlin and David's wedding there were many of those moments. These two are so beautiful, inside and out, and so in love.

One of my favorite moments was just after they had come down the aisle together as newly weds, Caitlin realized a special piece of their ceremony was skipped over and she and David turned right back around. They came back down the aisle, with their whole wedding party, everyone grouping together in no particular order. So that their friends could perform a song just for them. It was such a sweet moment and one that you just know you'll always remember. And how many couples get to walk down the aisle together twice, with all of the smiles, cheering, and excitement, let alone in one day??

Wedding Venue: The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport Maine
Wedding Officiant: David Tomkinson
Floral Arrangements, Rentals, and Design by Flora Fauna based in Portland, ME
Cake Artist (Baker): Let Them Eat Cake
Music DJed by Clark Sillery of Fred Pappalardo DJ's
Makeup by Dani Wegener Beauty out of Boston, Ma
Hair by Melinda Brandt in Brookline, Ma
Maura and Christi at Kai Maddox salon
Wedding Gown by Monique Lhuillier from L'Elite in Boston, Ma
Bride's Earrings by Maria Elena
Bride's Shoes by J.Renee
Groom's Suit by Joseph Abboud
Bridesmaid Dresses from Dessy
Groomsmen's Suits by Calvin Klein
Wedding Rings from Ritani
Videography by Brighter Lights Media

Guestbook Alternative :: Custom Signature Painting with Details Highlighting the Couples Lives Together

I've mentioned here once or twice that I enjoy painting, though I rarely make time to do it, so when my good friend Jillian announced to me that she was getting married though it seemed like a good time to pick up a brush! As a gift to her and her husband-to-be, Jake, I asked her (always ask!) if I could handle the 'guestbook' portion of her wedding last Fall. She agreed, seeming happy to have a piece of the wedding being taken care of. I decided on a two part 'guestbook alternative'. This post is about part one. 

Jillian has a fun, colorful, punk rock vibe to her and with that in mind I decided to do a piece of wall art for Jillian and Jake where the painting had a little bit of a colorful, bold tattoo vibe. I started with a large (I believe it was two foot square) wooden canvas. I chose the wood partly to be different and partly because I know it's actually hard to write on a canvas texture versus a flat surface. 

Next, I considered Jillian and Jake's history. I included lovebirds centrally on the canvas to represent the bride and groom because, well, they're lovebirds! And from there I added other elements that are special to them and are pieces of their relationship. Pink roses to represent Alpha Xi Delta, the sorority that Jillian I are members of. Red roses for Jake's fraternity, Kappa Delta Rho. These organizations in college were probably what enabled Jillian and Jake to meet as friends in the first place. Music notes for a shared love of music. A red ball for when they played kickball on a team together after college. Fall leaves for the time of year they were getting married. Peacock feathers for their wedding's colorful theme. The Bonnaroo symbol because it was there that they realized they were meant to be more than friends. And a couple other personal pieces around the board.

In the center, beneath a banner with lyrics from what was to be their first dance song, is plenty of white space for guests to sign their names with Sharpies I brought along with me. After it was all signed Jillian and Jake brought it home and it now hangs on the wall in their living room. Check out how it all came together in the photos below and stay tuned for my next post on the second part of their 'alternative guestbook'.

Lenox Wedding Tour :: Table Design Challenge :: Centerpiece and Place Setting Inspiration - Part III

This post is continuing on from my last two posts (scroll down to see even more beautiful designs below) about some of the most gorgeous table designs at Cranwell Resort in Lenox as a part of the Lenox Wedding Tour that I photographed earlier in November. Each of the attendees at the Lenox Wedding Tour were given a beautifully designed invitation set by Ceci New York to base the design of their table off of. Below is the last set of inspiring designs from that day!

 

Table 13

Designed by Weddings by Trista 

Flowers by Carolyn Valenti Flowers

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 14

Designed by Leslie Barbini from The Wedding Belle 

Flowers by Crocus Hale Flowers

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 15

Designed by Liz Quill from elegant Aura

Flowers by Bella Flora

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 16

Designed by Gina Manlove of Ceci New York 

Flowers by Gillooly & Co. Design

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 17

Designed by Becca Olcott of M Starr Event Design 

Flowers by Gillooly & Co. Design

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 19

Designed by Tara Consolati 

Flowers by the Berkshire Flower Company

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 20

Designed by Brittny Drye of Love Inc. 

Flowers by Crocus Hale Flowers

Invitation by Ceci New York

Lenox Wedding Tour :: Table Design Challenge :: Centerpiece and Place Setting Inspiration - Part II

You may remember from my last post (if not, scroll down to see even beautiful designs below this post!) about photographing some of the most gorgeous table designs at Cranwell Resort in Lenox during the Lenox Wedding Tour earlier this month. Each of the attendees at the Lenox Wedding Tour were given a beautifully designed invitation set by Ceci New York to base the design of their table off of. Below are another set of inspiring designs from that day!

 

Table 6

Designed by Kasie Blanchette of EFD Creative Events with Flowers by Bella Flora 

Table 9

Designed by Chezelle Dezines 

Flowers by Gillooly & Co. Design

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 10

Design and Flowers by Crocus Hale Flowers

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 11

Co-Designed by Danielle Mullen from Cranwell Resort & Eutopia Events 

Flowers by Bella Flora

Invitation by Ceci New York

Table 12

Design and Flowers by the Berkshire Flower Company

Invitation by Ceci New York