Wedding: The Red Barn and Outlook Farm, South Berwick, Maine. Maggie and Patrick


– What lead you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?

We didn’t want to get carried away and lost in the whole planning process.  We only visited one venue [the Red Barn] it was great, so we booked it.  We wanted to make sure we enjoyed the day and that our friends and family enjoyed the day so we cared about keeping things simple for ourselves and throwing a great party for our guests.  We also wanted to make sure we documented the day and that we’d be able to revisit it years from now.  We probably did the most research on photographers and couldn’t be happier that we went with Angie.

– What were you most excited about before the wedding?

It was an excuse to pull all of our friends and family into the same room for a night. Beyond the thought of marriage alone, we were most excited about that room full of people and celebrating with them.

– Did anything happened that you weren’t expecting?

Maggie: I didn’t expect to keep it together before the ceremony. Honest. I was a puddle of tears the week leading up to the wedding. Patrick wrote a funny note the day of the wedding so as not to befoul my makeup but I still lost it by the time i finished the note. Hell, I’m crying as I write this now.

Patrick: I really didn’t expect everything to go as smoothly as it did.  I figured there would be some sort of hiccup that would stress us out, but there really wasn’t anything.  I also did not expect that it would be 70 degrees in November.

– Which images did you love the most?

This is such a tough one. I think our favorite images are the ones where we are being our goofy selves, despite being dressed very elaborately. Angie captured our personality. It’s great to have the formal portraits for tradition sake, but the candid moments between us or our families and friends are so much fun to revisit.

– Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?

Write things down. Take photos. Document this time. There’s no question that, when in the thick of it, wedding planning can be all-consuming. Two months after our wedding, the year we spent planning already feels distant. I created a “road to the wedding” photo album along the way, in an effort to capture the all of the mundane moments that got us closer to our wedding day.  Our wedding photos from Angie are stunning, and the “road to the wedding photos” are unkempt. All of these memories that tell the story of us are equally as important. The stunning and the unkempt – that’s us.

Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA : A Wedding Styled Shoot

Organic Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot

The design for this editorial shoot was inspired by our love for timelessly romantic and organic florals and the charm of historic architecture at Willowdale Estate.

We collaborated with the talented Misty with Nectar Floral Design to create a feminine, timeless and romantic setting. From the textural greenery hanging from the chandelier, lush and elegant centerpiece and tabletop details, to the soft bouquet – Misty designed soft and fresh floral designs using a blend of soft blush, dusty blue and muted grey and mauve tones.

The tablescape was complete with BBJ Linen’s recently launched ‘Flint Cora’ linen paired with their ‘Artic Velvet’ napkins and Boston Rustic Wedding Rental’s Crossback Chairs. Specialty table top items from Kadeema Rentals paired with delicate paper materials designed by Roseville Designs and modern custom marble place card accents created by Antea Amoroso helped us to bring the table to life.  For our sweetheart table, we used the estate’s window ledges to create a nook, filled with custom pillows by BBJ Linen and rich velvet linen. Jenny’s Wedding Cake’s designed a sophisticated and modern wedding cake with silver metallic leaf accents.  

Our model, Mazie, looked stunning in her Essence of Australia gown from Bella Sera Bridal. The gown’s gentle ivory lace, blush tulle and textural beading offered a soft and sophisticated look, with a touch of drama. Mia Carbone Hair and Makeup by Christina Gallardo did a flawless job of delicately styling our model for an effortless and romantic look. Custom made jewelry and engagement ring designed by Dugan Custom Jewelers were the perfect final touches for our bridal look.

– Rene Sabo of Urban Events


Vendor Team:

Wellesley College and Country Club Wedding, Wellesley MA

Q- What lead you to have a wedding the way you did?

We knew right off the bat that we wanted a Fall wedding in New England. Boston was the top contender since that’s where I grew up and it’s where we’d like to settle down eventually. The most important factor for us as we were considering venue, location, vendors, etc was making sure that we could have all of our friends and family there. We wanted to make sure that the venue was in a place where people could enjoy the weekend (many of Brent’s friends and family had not been to Boston), the logistics made it as easy as possible for people to make it and just have a good time (not worry about driving, not too far from the city), and that the venue was a good enough size where we could invite everyone that was important to us (and fit our awesome band!) and that the space wouldn’t be too crowded. Having our friends and family there was the most important thing for us.

Q-  What were you most excited about before the wedding?
Having all of our friends and family (especially those who we have not seen in awhile) together in one place. We had people coming in from all sides of the country, and even internally – with the farthest people coming in from China. We wanted to spend as much time as we could with everyone, so we made sure to take full advantage of the weekend with a big rehearsal dinner in Faneuil Hall followed by a welcome party, the wedding itself, and then a brunch the next morning! We were also very excited to finally see our band perform live (I made Brent watch their video on youtube probably 100 times leading up to the wedding).
 Q- Did anything happened that you were’t expecting?
Well we were kind of expecting rain, but had been hoping it wouldn’t happen 🙂 It ended up working out even with a few rain clouds, and we got some of our best pictures because we were rushed into the boathouse nearby. And then the weather at the reception was perfect and everyone said they got amazing sunset photos!
Q- Which images did you love the most?
Oh man, so hard to choose there are so many! I think the photos of us and the bridal party walking back after the ceremony ended were beautiful – the colors were really beautiful. We also loved the photos in the boathouse before the ceremony, and the photos of the two of us by the lake right after the ceremony.