It has been quite some time since my last post. This is mostly because I was off getting married…in Downeast Maine, no less! My husband, Anthony, and I tied the knot on June 20th, at the Cutler United Methodist Church, which overlooks Cutler Harbor and is where my parents were married over 30 years ago.
It was a lovely, simple wedding and reception which reflected the local surroundings…from my bouquet of wild lilacs, to the marquee which overlooked the harbor and Little River Island (decorated with old wooden lobster crates and fishermen’s lanterns), to the meal of New England clam chowder, lobster newburg and blueberry pie.
The picture at the top of this blog is actually the view from the marquee (though sadly we did not have such a nice view the day of the wedding…but I won’t go into that here)! I have also included a picture of the lobster crate bar (nicknamed the Rusty Anchor Pub) being built by my father, the clam shells which were used as place cards and the wild flowers, beach rocks and fishermen’s lanterns which decorated the tables. Most of the marquee set up and all of the decorations – from the wild flower place settings to the clam shell place cards – were pulled together with the help of wonderful family and friends. It all came together to create a simple, eclectic ambiance which was fitting for Downeast Maine.
Additionally, the tables at the reception were named after the boats of the fishermen in attendance – the Phantom, Charlene Gail, Grampy’s Toy, Joanna Marie, Christina Marie and so on. Anthony and I painted miniature lobster buoys using each fisherman’s buoy colors and this served as a place setting guide and a wedding favor. One of my favorite pictures from the wedding is that of my four year old nephew’s little hands clutching at his father’s buoy (the last in the series of photos).