Here at last are some of my favorite photos from Sarah and Rich’s homegrown wedding, which took place on a beautiful last-of-summer’s day in southern Maine. The venue was Pineland Farms. As you may or may not know, I pretty much got into wedding photography so I could do weddings like this specifically, and since I’ve had over a year to gush about the fact that Sarah DID hire me (which you can read all about here), I won’t go any further with the babbling now that I have actual photos to show. At last!
Ingredients for a Homegrown Wedding
- Guests received beautiful invitations letterpressed by Sarah herself (of course). These invitations were delivered via vintage stamps carefully collected and curated by our bride. The stamps selected by Sarah to go on my invitation included a red rooster, the state bird for Rhode Island, because I went to college there.
- The bride collected vintage handkerchiefs for each of her bridesmaids that had their initials embroidered on them.
- The bridesmaids wore clear-beaded necklaces made by groom’s sister Debra, who was also a bridesmaid. Elva Fields pieces were the inspiration for the necklaces. An artist, Debra also drew some of the illustrations of critters that went on the invites.
- Guests enjoyed a vast spread of dessert goodies, ranging from cakes to cookies to whoopie pies, all baked by the bride’s sister Jessica. Doggie bags (boxes actually) were provided so that guests could take some of the sweets home.
- The bride’s mother made her “famous toffees” which were used as favors.
- The bride and groom were married under a cedar arbor built by Jessica’s husband, Jay.
- Jay also built the photo booth, which made its debut at the wedding as Parrott’s Photo Booth Company. It is owned and operated by the bride’s parents. It was a huuuuge hit at the wedding!
- The vinyl record covers used as table “labels” all belong to the groom, who also mixed the dance music.
- The bride and her mother collected vintage ceramic plates upon which their guests dined.
- The bride’s maternal grandparents were in attendance (they just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. O_o) “Pepere” as he is called wore the same suit he wears for all his grandchildren’s weddings.
There was just so much thoughfulness through and through. Now here are some/a lot of photos!
Congratulations Sarah & Rich!!!