Happy late Monday, friendsicles! Ok, I gots to tell you… I’m so excited. And I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and honestly, I kinda think I like it…
My girl Marit of Marit Hanson Weddings got MARRIED, y’all! We’re what you call internet buddies which, naturally, means we are the definition of being cool. Ha! I met her on the interwebs around the time she became one of our beloved preferred vendors, and our friendship has blossomed into fullblown dorkship, something I cherish to this day. Plus, she has a Boston Terrier, so we’ve already R&D’d what it would take to put out a Puppy Bjorn line. The line is coming out in Never of 2000-and-never. Get excited! Let’s start carrying our puppehs in the FRONT, world!!!
Ok, here’s the rundown from that beautiful bride, Marit:
Our Wedding in a nutshell…
My family has been vacationing in Pemaquid, Maine since my mom was a kid , so there’s a lot of history and boat loads memories there (literally!). We gather on the coast to celebrate the 4th of July each year, but two summers ago we had something more to celebrate–our engagement! Dave proposed to me while we were kayaking in the harbor in front of my family’s vacation home. Maine is such a beautiful state, Dave and I always enjoy our time there, so we decided to throw a destination wedding to share our love Pemaquid (and of course one another..duh) with our closest friends and family. We wanted it to be a wedding everyone would remember, so we coined the event the “Wicked Good Wedding.” We had so much fun with it and managed to keep the entire event budgeted at $15k (for everything!). It doesn’t hurt that I browse weddings daily as the Creative Director of WeddingLovely, run my own stationery business, and have a knack for being crafty, so I was able to tackle most everything myself when it came to planning.
Favorite part of the day
My best memory of our wedding day was the end of the ceremony, when we were announced husband and wife. We were both smiling ear to ear—our excitement was almost unbearable. I can still hear our song (Johnny Cash and June Carter, “If I Were a Carpenter”) filling up the Harrington Meeting House as we walked down the aisle. I had a friend edit out the first verse of the song, if you know how it goes–the first line talks about June making Johnny’s baby. We want kids, but didn’t want to start our marriage out that way. But it’s a great upbeat-lovey tune.
Advice for other brides?
Start your wedding details as soon as you can, so that you don’t have to give any of them up for time in the end. I can’t stress that enough. We had a 14 month engagement, and I started crafting almost immediately. Dave and i are both designers, so we were full of creative ideas for our wedding and were able to execute all of them. We even had time to add in decorative flags for our whoopie pies last minute. Not only will you have a detail filled wedding if you start early, but you will also be so much more relaxed seeing it all come together. I know I was!
And now, here’s her stell– excuse me, I mean WICKED WEDDING!
So, tell me, whaddya think of this wedding?! I adore Marit; she’s creative, hilarious, super professional, and wholly focused on having a good time. And I think this clearly showed in the decor of her wedding day. :)
Do you dig the color scheme? And would you DIE to eat lobster on YOUR wedding day? Answer’s absofrikinLUTELY for me. Absofrikinlutely NOT is what my I-can’t-stand-lobster older brother would say. So I mean, I get that there are two sides to the whole lobster thing.
xoxo! - Alison
Photography: Kimberly Potterf Photography / Flowers: Bouquet from Cottage Gardens / Reception Flowers: Bride’s Mother / Event Design: Marit Hanson Weddings / Event Planning: Marit Hanson Weddings / Ceremony Location: Harrington Meeting House / Reception Location: 1812 Farm / Invitations: Marit Hanson Weddings / Shoes: Kenneth Cole / Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Music: Swingshift Jazz / Catering: Stone Cove / Cake/Whoopie Pies: Sticky Fingers/King Ro Market / Hair/Make Up: Marissa Davis and Janna Conley (friends of bride) / Officiant: Raymond Taylor / Groom’s Suit: Moda Italia / Groomsman Suit: Macy’s / Bridesmaid’s Dress: JCrew