June 16, 2016

The Hitching Post || Dayton, Maine

As everyone stood waiting for the groom to come out it dawned on me that Emily and Nate were going to come down the isle of the church together.  They were going to make their own story, write their own traditions, and do things their way.  That is the way they walk through life.

I love how Emily used details that were meaningful to her–her grandmothers pin, her grandmothers ring etc.  It was wonderful photographing a Maine barn wedding.  It is so wonderful seeing these barns used for such beautiful things.

The best man described Nate as someone who was always searching for more and then he became complete when he met Emily….as shown in their welcome book with tons and tons of photos from each of their adventures together…Nate now had someone to explore and enjoy life with.  Emily balances him out and they keep each other grounded.  You couldn’t find two truer, sweeter, down to earth people….it was truly a pleasure to capture their wedding day.


Amazing vendor team:

Wedding Design, Coordination, and Styling: Seacoast Harbor Events ||  Catering: Fire &  Company ||  Reception Venue: The Hitching Post || Church/Ceremony Location: Good Shepard Parish ||   Wooden Tables: The Hitching Post (handmade by owners) ||  Grooms Suit: Mens Warehouse || Grooms Tie: J. Crew ||  Invitations: Spark and Delight designed by Jennifer Payami ||  Bar Service: Maine Mixologists ||  Violinist: Susan LaVerriere || DJ: Nick with Re-Think the DJ ||  Cake and Cupcakes: Suzanne Lukas ||  Florals: Lynn Curcio ||Favors: Maine Maple Syrup from Harris Farm ||  Event Rentals: One Stop Party Rentals || Wedding Photography: Kivalo Photography

Additional Details from the bride:

Dress credit: Brides Across America  They are a GREAT organization that provides dresses for free to military brides across the country.  Tulle Bridal was the only participating shop in the area and they spent the whole day helping to give away these dresses that had been donated to Brides Across America.

My bracelet is from Silpada, earrings I found in mom’s jewelry box, and necklace is one I’ve had. The hair pins I found at Michael’s in the $1 section.

I do have a pin that I’m going to attach to my bouquet that was an old salt spoon that belonged to my great grandmother. My Granny was wearing it as a lapel pin and I commented on it at dinner one time, so she gave it to me! I had the pin backing removed so it could be a pendant, and added the blue topaz stone. It has an R engraved on the handle for my Granny’s mothers maiden name Russell.

Champagne Flutes are Waterford from my godmother/mom’s cousin Louanne Toussaint.

Dessert forks are from Wooden Hive (found on Etsy!) Vintage silverware stamped with our wedding date and Mr. & Mrs. on the top.

Cake slicer/server is the Blue Italian Pattern from Spode, and I had it engraved with our names and wedding date.

Engagement ring was given to me by my Granny, and the stone was originally her mothers. At some point my Granny had the setting redone into what it is today, but a lot of the details are foggy. My Granny is a very special person to a lot of people and Nathan and I loved the idea of having her take part in such an important and cherished thing as an engagement ring.

The wedding band Nathan and I found at an estate jewelry store when we lived in Scottsdale this past year. It was a perfect fit for both my hand and to match Granny’s ring. We found it together, but then he went back and surprised me with it for Christmas.


  1. Susan Hirsch

    July 30th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Emily- you were a beautiful bride. Wonderful to see you so happy. Wishing you a life filled with love and laughter. Give your mom a hug from me.

    Susan Hirsch

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