What is more summer than ice cream, BBQ, and family? This intimate Maine camp wedding from Jamie Mercurio has all that you love about this time of year, plus a ceremony. Perfectly simple, sweet, and tons of fun. I love all the classic gingham print!
We wanted our wedding to be laid-back, almost more like a family reunion that happened to have a wedding at the beginning. Bradley and I were picturing a fancy picnic with BBQ, ice cream, and lawn games. We didn’t have an official bridal party, opting instead to have our parents and siblings walk in before us to the ceremony.
We did first look photos before our ceremony and I loved getting to sneak up on Bradley. Our ceremony was extremely memorable to me, from my sister doing our readings, to giving our parents a thank-you-for-raising-me note, to remembering our departed loved ones, to our vows to love what we know of each other and trust what we don’t yet know.
We loved the open and airy feel of Camp Ketcha and the fact that we could do the ceremony and reception in one place. Since our ‘bridal party’ didn’t require matching clothes at all our only colors were in the decorations – we chose blue gingham and dusty rose as our main colors.
We tried to do as much DIY as possible. We designed our own invitations online through Paperless Post. We designed our own programs, placecards, and table numbers. Our favors were cookies (1 peanut butter and 1 chocolate chip) that I made! My mother was kind enough to draw our guest book Thumb Print Tree for us – which was designed to look like a tree that is two trees growing together and is actually located at Camp Ketcha. While Broadturn Farm supplied our flowers we had volunteer friends arrange them day-of. We would have been lost without my friend Corinne Jagger who organized our friends to help set up and made sure everything on our day went smoothly – she was truly a lifesaver.
Photography | Jamie Mercurio Photography | Venue | Camp Ketcha | Florist | Broadturn Farm | Ice Cream Truck | Stone Fox Farm Creamery | Caterer | Buck’s Naked BBQ | Rentals | One Stop Event Rentals | Paper Goods | Paperless Post | Dress | Maggie Sottero from Andrea’s Bridal | Hair and Makeup | Adeline at Bei Capelli | Entertainment | Dionne Entertainment, Dan Dibiase
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me with my Nana’s ring | by Nikki Santerre
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I am so excited to share this stunning and romantic Florida wedding from NK Productions Wedding Planning captured by Binaryflips Photography. It doesn’t get more Florida beautiful than a ceremony under the banyan trees and a sunset reception. The details are an elegant and understated glamour with seemingly effortless beauty. And of course, that Hayley Paige gown is beyond breath-taking!
We chose to have our wedding at the Ringling after looking at many venues! I went to medical school at FSU in Sarasota and the Cà d’Zan always had a place in my heart. It is tied to a beautiful love story between John and Mabel Ringling and the entire property is absolutely breathtaking. Ryan really wanted to get married somewhere with banyan trees, and I really wanted a reception on the water. The Cà d’Zan was the perfect venue for us. Ryan says my style was “fairytale princess” (lol!), but I was going for natural glamour.
I wore my grandmother’s engagement ring during the wedding. She passed away while I was in college, and it was nice to feel like she was with me on my wedding day.
Our favorite part of the wedding day was our ceremony. It was such a rush of emotions, and it was incredible to say our vows and be married surrounded by our family and friends. Ryan’s close friend Adam married us and it made the ceremony very special.
Peach, navy, and gold were our colors, and I tried to incorporate natural but unique details. The venue is so beautiful, I really didn’t need to add much. Our amazing florist, Victoria created the most beautiful center pieces and flower arrangements, and really helped bring my vision to life!
Making our family and friends feel special and involved was most important to both of us during the planning process. We are really lucky to have so many wonderful people in our lives.
Photography | Binaryflips Photography | Planner | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Venue | Ca’d’Zan | Florist | Victoria Blooms | Cake | Cake Zone | Catering | Treviso | Rentals | Reserve Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods | Minted | Videography | Peachy Life Productions | Dress | Hayley Paige from Kleinfeld | Hair Accessories | Lavender by Jurgita | Jewelry | Lavender by Jurgita and Banana Republic | Shoes | Lady Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses | Joanna August | Hair & Makeup | Destiny and Light | Grooms’s Suit | Joseph Abboud | DJ | DJ Jason & Assoc | Ceremony Musicians | Matt Dendy