MASON JAR LOBSTER WEDDING? | Monique Lhuillier Dress, Whoopie Pies and Fun | The Wedding of Stationer Marit Hanson of Marit Hanson Weddings!

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

Marit Hanson Weddings is a member of Vendor Love.  Explore more of her work here, in our guide.

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

Label(s): Blue, Color, Red, {Real Weddings}

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  1. Adventures in Dressmaking on January 30, 2012

    Love it! Lobster theme, super cute! Those lobster cage chairs are nuts…

  2. Dina on January 30, 2012

    Alright, Marit. You’re a cutie patootie head.

    Where did you get your shoes?

  3. Loe on January 30, 2012

    oh my god i die. i loooooove it! its so cute!! i love the centerpieces- so simple yet SO CUTE!

  4. Marit on January 30, 2012

    Aw, thanks Dina! You will die…I got them in the GLORIOUS clearance section of DSW. They are Kenneth Cole and the style was “Rich and Hitched.” I didn’t notice that until after I had bought them, so that’s kind of awesome.

    Thanks Loe. My parents neighbor sliced up a tree fallen during hurricane Irene for the cause and my mom grew the flowers. Frugality at its best. :)

  5. Kristine {In Love, Engaged} on January 30, 2012

    Oh my, oh my! Lobster escort cards? A lobster ring shot? Swooooon. Love the color scheme, love the venue, love the invitiations, the bags, the whoopie pies… Ah-mazing! Wonderful job, Marit! xoxo

  6. Cheryl on January 30, 2012

    This Lobster themed wedding is awesome. I love the photo of the lobster holding on their rings. Looks like a very fun wedding!

  7. Jen on January 30, 2012

    I am drooling over these gorgeous details! Congrats Marit!!

  8. Sarah Goodwin on January 30, 2012

    What fun details?! This wedding captures all the “wicked goodness” of Maine, right down to the Maine SeaBag. The couples DIY talents shine through.

  9. Lena on January 30, 2012

    Holy. Lobster. Wedding. I love this much too much.

  10. Juliene McIntire on January 30, 2012

    Beautiful wedding. We lived a couple of camps down from Merit’s and were privileged to attend the wedding and watch many of the goings on on the road. She was a beautiful bride and he a handsome groom. How could they miss.

  11. Alyx on January 31, 2012

    the rings shoot is amazing! :X love this color palette

  12. The Perfect Palette on January 31, 2012

    I’m a sucker for anything red – add in gingham and lobsters and I’m sold! This is seriously cute.

  13. Marit on January 31, 2012

    Thanks, Kristine! I loved the lobster ring shot–not only did it come out great, but we totally ate it afterwards.

    Cheryl, we had SO much fun. :)

    Aw, thank Jen. I had a lot of fun making all the details.

    Sarah, the Seabag was my gift to myself. I also got one made for my maid of honor. LOVE them.

    Lena. Holy lobster is right—the week and a half we were in Maine, we probably ate our weight in it.

    Julie–you are too sweet to comment. See you in July!

    Thanks Alyx! I always thought I’d be a “green” girl, but I had to take advantage of the red.

    The Perfect Palette–gingham and lobster are my favorite! My mom and I sewed all those damn napkins. It was a chore, but so worth it.

  14. Libby on January 31, 2012

    I’m dying over that Cheers to Us lobster pot card! Love that!

  15. Katelyn on January 31, 2012

    Love love love this! How did you make your favors? Are they ‘Ball’ brand as well?

  16. nick williams on February 1, 2012

    Looks like a fun wedding which you have captured beautifully

  17. I MISS LOBSTER IT’S WICKED GOOD!!! Such a cute wedding!!!!

  18. Marit on February 1, 2012

    Thanks Libby! I got the card on Etsy. It was too perfect.

    Kaitlyn- I am not sure if the little jars are Ball or not. I don’t think they are—they have a diamond pattern on them. We were limited by the size, as we wanted something people could carry on the plane since jam is a liquid! I had the jam made by a local woman who has a summer jam stand. I then made labels, fabric covers and tags. They were a lot of fun to assemble!

    Thank you Nick! Kimberly Potterf Photography was great to work with. We actually flew her in from Ohio.

    Layla-I miss lobster too! We live in California and every 4 months or so we order it overnight from Maine. Totally worth it.

  19. Danielle on February 3, 2012

    I am in love with this wedding and the red/sky blue combo. I almost eloped to Maine (my husband and I vacation there every year also) and this wedding made me wish we did! Gorgeous and looks so fun!

  20. How adorable is this? Love all of the details and the color scheme is so bright and fun.

  21. Sam on February 21, 2012

    Everything is perfect. Dream wedding.

  22. Marit on February 21, 2012

    Thanks Danielle! Maine is so beautiful! It’s our yearly getaway too.

    Aw, thanks Alison. We had so much fun with the details. It was hard to stop adding them. :)

  23. Andrea on July 8, 2012

    Hi!! Your lobster claw escort cards are so cute!! I just love them! How did you make them??

  24. Marit on March 13, 2013

    You can purchase the lobster claw placecards from my etsy shop!

  25. Malaya on April 30, 2013

    I absolutely love this! So creative & fabulous! Where did they get those super cool chairs? Every single aspect of this wedding went together — they pulled off their theme flawlessly!

  26. Marit on August 25, 2013

    Malaya – those chairs are made of lobster traps. They’re owned by the 1812 Farm, perhaps you can get in touch with them if you are interested in learning more. Tell them Marit sent you! :)


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