We are sharing the sweetest boho Maine wedding from Melanie Zacek Photography today! We love the relaxed summer vibes and simply sweet details that make this wedding unique.
My vision for the wedding was bohemian inspired. I love all things Boheme. I chose neutral/soft pastel colors such as sage greens, light pinks and oranges. We got married in Maine where our family is in the middle of summer at a really cute barn venue. It was an indoor/outdoor wedding.
I’ve always liked simple looks, I let my girls choose what dresses they liked and mismatched them and I actually love how it turned out. They were of course all within my color pallet choices but they got to choose something that worked for them. For the grooms men they all matched my husband minus their ties and shoes. We chose light heathered gray suites. For me, I knew I wanted to add a gypsy/bohemian look to my dress. I chose something with a long train and lacey details. I had layered jewelry and and velvet heels.
I would say some of the most memorable parts of the day was when the song I was walking down the aisle to started playing and it was go time. I loved just enjoying the moments with my husband by my side. Really everything was my favorite I don’t feel like I can necessarily choose anything too specific!
The most important thing to us was to keep things pretty simplistic. We didn’t want to go overboard on anything and we wanted to make things as stress free for everyone (including us) as possible. I skipped out on the flower toss and we held off on a honey moon for a few months. I would say we splurged on decor.
My father actually built all of our picnic benches that we used under our tent, and also built our TP structure. I did hand make some wooden hanging pieces for the tent. Just two wooden circle pieces intertwined together with some fake vines and flowers. Most everything else was found at antique stores or thrifted.
After meeting with a florist and realizing how costly flowers were going to be I tried to keep things simple but within my color pallet. I chose a lot of air plants that wouldn’t need water and were hearty. I only purchased air plants, my bouquet, wristlets for the ladies and boutonnières for the gentleman. I did get to vases of some eucalyptus for the isle. The other flowers around the venue were hand cut from my in-laws yard and made perfect last minute decor for our tent and around the barn.
Photography | Melanie Zacek Photography | Venue | The Caswell Farm & Wedding Barn | Florals | Blais Flowers | Cake | The Cupcakery | Hair & Makeup | Amanda Stevens | Bridal Salon | Anna Be Bridal | Groom’s Attire | JCrew | Bride’s Shoes | Lewit | Submitted via Matchology
You’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, so now it’s time to find the one you will wear for the rest of your life. Finding that perfectly timeless engagement ring might seem like a trial, but today we are with MiaDonna sharing our favorite picks we know you will love!
Vintage style engagement rings are obviously a favorite around here and MiaDonna has a huge variety breath-taking styles you need to see. Not only are the designs Instagram-worthy gorgeous, but MiaDonna is a leader conflict-free, lab-grown diamonds. That means you can have peace of mind knowing that your diamond is 100% a real diamond, but also eco-friendly and socially responsible. To up the ante, MiaDonna donates portions your purchases fund educational, mentorship, agricultural, and urgent relief programs in diamond mining communities through The Greener Diamond Foundation. Their rings are also all hand-crafted right here in the USA. Talk about a win for everyone!
We’ve narrowed down some of our top picks for vintage style engagement rings from MiaDonna. From intricate scroll detailing to antique filigree to rose gold dreaminess, these rings are sure to wow!
Halo lovers: the Heroine ring is for you! This beauty is detailed with natural recycled diamonds in a halo around the center stone and down the shank. We absolutely love it’s unique look when paired with a tear drop center stone as seen above. It is both classic and one of a kind at the same time!
We’ve fallen head over heels for Grace! This ring is so delicate and romantic, it is sure to hit your favorites list. The floral design around the round center stone is a sure winner!
If you are looking for a more Art Deco vibe, check out Cherish. It features a stunning emerald cut center stone, with baguette side stone rings, and intricate hand-carved filigree around the sides and length of the band. It really ticks all the boxes for a perfect vintage style ring!
Can’t decide on white, rose, or yellow gold? Chapman is perfect for those who are indecisive, with a two tone look you can choose that is utterly chic. The floral inspired design of the prong and band is an instant classic.
If the more ornate style of the Edwardian period is more your style, meet Gwen: the ring of your vintage vibes dreams. It is opulent and romantic, with pavé set natural recycled diamond side stones along with beading for a absolute jaw dropping look.
Dreaming of something completely one of a kind? MiaDonna will work with you to design a custom ring all your own. They can also tailor existing designs if you want to tweak small details of styles you’ve already fallen in love with.
With so many stunning choices, we know you will fall head over heels for one (or more!) of these beautiful engagement rings from MiaDonna. If you are still debating, check out their Home Try-On Program, where you can pick 4 styles to try for a week yourself! Getting the chance to see it in person + the ease of ordering online is the best of both worlds!
Tell us, which is your favorite? We can’t wait to see which ring you picked!
Black, white, and gold is a classic glamour wedding color combination. Then set the wedding at a stunning historic library and you have one vintage glam wedding you can’t help but love! With black and white stripes and a stunning sparkling wedding dress, don’t miss this wedding from M.Studios.
Planning our wedding was actually easier than anticipated, due to some fast decision making on our part as well as a lot of hard work and creative ideas from my mom. We had originally considered one of the Newport mansions but realized it wouldn’t fit the time of year and feel for our wedding. We wanted an autumn wedding and a venue that allowed for different experiences for our guests, versus one ballroom. Luckily for us, we found out that Russell Morin Catering & Events has other venues in their repertoire, which is how we discovered the Providence Public Library. It had multiple levels and different rooms, as well as the Golden Age architecture we love. It was perfect. We stopped our search and signed the contract a week after we got engaged.
My dress was the very first one I tried on! My mom and I had made a couple of appointments just to get an idea of what I might like, planning to go back for the “real” dress shopping day at a later date. Instead, it took all of ten minutes for the consultant to find my beautiful Lazaro dress. It felt like a modern day twist on 1920s glam and was so comfortable – important to me for a dress I’d be wearing for 12+ hours! Jax has his tux made to measure by Marc Allen Fine Clothiers in Newport, RI. We had met Abby, the store manager, about a year earlier and remembered how much fun we had had shopping with her so Jax knew right away and that he wanted to go to her for his tuxedo. We had so much fun designing his tux and Abby was excellent – so consultative and helped select the white camouflage fabric that spun a fun twist on what would have otherwise been a traditional white smoking jacket.
We had a very special officiant for our wedding. My late grandfather’s brother, my great uncle, is a Jesuit priest and officiated my parents’ wedding, and even baptized me. My father is even named after him! It meant so much to me to be able to have my great uncle officiate. He only recently moved home from many years of living abroad and having his presence in our family’s life is wonderful. He’s sharp and funny, and made me feel much more connected to our ceremony. Having an officiant who knows us and is part of our life heightened the ceremony for us, and he had all of our guests laughing at the reception.
When wedding planning, we had two main focuses – guest experience and the wedding feeling true to us. It was important to us to have a live band & DJ, great food (and a lot of it!), and keeping the formalities at the reception to a minimum so we could spend as much time as possible with our guests. Music was one of the first things about which we really connected, so we had some pretty specific requests. Notably, we wanted to close out the night with Float On by Modest Mouse, as we once skipped a flight just to hear them play live.
Once we had our venue, it was easy to base our decor around the space. Black, gold, and white were our wedding colors and we wanted a dark and romantic vibe, achieved with hundreds of antique candlesticks and heavy greenery mixed with all white blooms. Black and white striped details added a modern twist. We also wanted the night be a true party! It was really, really important to us that our guests had a great time with lots of food and dancing. The wedding party joined cocktail hour fifteen minutes in, and we opened the dance floor immediately following dinner. The party continued with a live band and late night snacks at the Dorrance, the old Federal Reserve building.
Our reception venue was so beautiful that we wanted flowers to accent rather than overwhelm the space. Danielle at Studio 539 was really consultative and worked with us on finding the perfect balance of romantic white blooms and greenery to combine with the antique candlesticks we used as centerpieces and scattered throughout the venue. They also did an incredible job with my bouquet. I wanted something really organic looking without being messy and it was absolutely perfect, beyond my expectations.
For food, my father and Jackson both loved the idea of a mashed potato bar and Morin’s really pulled out all the stops, with three kinds of potatoes and a litany of toppings, in addition to a raw bar station and creative passed hors d’oeuvres. We also wanted to spend a lot of time dancing and connecting with our guests – when else do you have so many people you love in one room?! For this, we cut down on a lot of reception traditions, such as a cake cutting, tossing the bouquet, and the garter. Instead, we had multiple dessert stations with different options such as gourmet cupcakes, cannolis, apple pie a la mode, and peanut butter cups. We really appreciated how flexible our caterer was and how many customizations they put together for us.
Photography | M.Studios | Ceremony Venue | Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul | Reception Venue | Providence Public Library | Planning | Michael Marcoux Events | Florals | Studio 539 | Lighting | Ormonde Productions | Band | Soul Estate Band | Rentals | Peak Event Services | Catering | Russell Morin Catering & Events | Hair & Makeup | Petal Blush Beauty | Dress | Lazaro | Groom’s Attire | Marc Allen Fine Clothiers | Bride’s Shoes | Valentino | Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal | Groom’s Shoes | Versace | Submitted via Matchology