A sun-filled seaside wedding sounds like the perfect way to start off the week! This coastal Maine wedding from Sarah Morrill is the sweetest. The couple lives in Brooklyn, New York and got married in Brooklin, Maine, so their adorable theme of from Brooklyn to Brooklin began. I love the elegant, yet rustic style, especially the lace runners paired with the wood picnic tables. And who wouldn’t want to end the night with fireworks and newlywed kisses under the stars?
We chose the Lookout Inn in Brooklin, Maine. A huge plot of land on the coast of Maine surrounded by coastal waters, trees, and wildflowers with an Inn and cottages for all our guests to stay. The town happened to be called Brooklin, Maine, so the theme to our wedding naturally became Brooklyn to Brooklin! From there our wedding vision began to blossom: a huge party of friends and family outside in the sunshine near the water, fields of wild flowers and Maine pine trees, kayaking from island to island, lobster dinner for the rehearsal, local Maine beer and blueberry pie, good music we love to listen to, fireworks on the water. It all made perfect sense. A wedding in Maine filled with the things we love.
I wore my mom’s garder belt… funny and old! I also stuck a piece of flowers from my mom’s old flower crown in my hair, tucked inside for only us to know about.
All of our dreams came true when we found the Lookout Inn, a secluded piece of land on the coast with an Inn and cottages for all of our guests, a sail tent in the fields, home cooked local food, farm to table, local flowers and greenery, a “kissing tree” on the coast for the ceremony.
We started seeing planning our wedding like planning a really big party. After pinning down our venue things seemed to get easier. We got excited about things we actually loved and stuck to those things. I can literally say that planning the wedding was one of the happiest times I’ve ever had.
For our colors we chose pale pinks and corals with greenery. I would call our style casual Maine Rustic Chic. With a sail tent surrounded by water and golden fields of wildflowers. Kayaks on the shore, wildflowers and greenery on the tables, local Maine blueberries, beers, and local produce, and lobster locally caught for our welcome party on friday by Patrick’s uncle, a lobsterman.
Our approach was very DIY. Our friends and family are so creative, that it would have been silly to get help from anyone else. For our cake we decided that Patrick’s mom was our best bet! She’s the most amazing baker ever and has always showered us with loads of Maine deserts on our visits: the most delicious apple pies, Maine blueberry pies, and the best and favorite is the to die for carrot cake. We decided that the carrot cake would make us very happy to eat on our wedding day, so that was it: carrot cake for our wedding cake!
As the day unravelled, the things we loved and planned came to life. Farm to table cooked food served family style for our friends and family to pass around, eat, and mingle with unknown guests. Cocktails of our favorite drinks in Brooklyn, the Bees-knees and old fashioned, good ol’ homebrewed beer by Patrick and local brew from Maine, sunshine sparkling on our tent and guests as we sat and ate and relished the moment. Large yellow fields filled with wild flowers that take you to the Maine coasts end. Kayaks for the guests amongst the coast for our guests to wonder off in during the weekend. Music we felt at home to. Bridesmaids in the perfect color pink that I had been daydreaming about for months. Tables filled with white and green Maine Greenery, just perfect to lay on the antique lace runners on top of the lined up picnic tables. Life-sized Jinga and lobster toss for the kids to play with. All the elements we had wanted and more were there. And it felt like home and happy beginning.
One of my favorite moments was when Sarah and her assistant snuck us off to the woods down to the coast for a night time shot! It was magical. We posed for long exposure shots on the water and under the stars, the shots came out amazing! It was the best surprise and present Sarah could have given us. It really was a moment in time to remember, for Patrick and I to cherish forever. A second for ourselves, to take in the wedding and thank our lucky stars.
Photography | Sarah Morrill Photography | Venue | The Lookout Inn | Planning | Take Off Events | Rentals | Wallace Events | Bar | Atlantic Brewing | Paper Goods | Dea + Bean | Videography | McCormick Media | DJ | DJ Denis Howard | Gown | Martina Liana from Wedding Atelier | Shoes | Dune London | Jewelry | BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses | Weddington Way and Free People | Bridesmaid Necklaces | Julia Szendrei | Hair | Kimberly Doll | Makeup | Heidi Phifer Aesthetics | Groomswear | Suitable Wear | Officiant | Betty Stookey | Ceremony Musicians | Noel Stookey and Leah Zeger