We were so excited to be invited to partake in a mock wedding shoot for A Family Affair of Maine at the Coolidge Family Farm in Upper Village of New Gloucester, Maine. Paula of A Family Affair of Maine was the brains behind the whole operation. Below is her inspiration behind the event design.
From A Family Affair Of Maine… “This charming sweetheart inspiration was designed with whimsical woodland features, accentuating the copious beauty of Maine winter. The backdrop is a pastoral setting in an 1870 built farmhouse that carries a rich history and eclectic mix of modern and vintage furnishings. Incorporating various shades of red symbolizing love, we represent an old fashioned St. Valentines day in true New England fashion.
Our Bride is dressed in a vintage antique lace Victorian wedding gown paired with a fur stole wrap and leather gloves. Her soft curls are adorned with a spray rose, ranunculus and wax flower crown.
The Groom wears red plaid and bowtie, warm grey wool and suit jacket. His boutonniere is composed of privet berry, ranunculus, wax flower and spray rose. Our table scape design involves a recycled barn board table with unique white post legs, paired with two vintage mahogany high backed chairs with bright red velvet seats. Laser cut wood plates adorn each chair signifying seating for the Bride and Groom. White benches are made warm with dark fur blankets for the wedding party. Red velvet cloth runs down the length of the table, and is a beautiful canvas for the immense and stunning floral design consisting of roses, amaryllis, ranunculus, wax flower, privet berry and viburnum. Brass candle sticks hold various shades of candles to add to the romance and color scheme, while dark antler sheds accentuated the woodland vibe. Each of the vintage etched glass plates were further complimented by warm brass chargers with rattan detail. The place settings were personalized with custom laser cut pinecones and handmade rosemary wreaths set atop vintage napkins. White milk glass wine goblets were paired with antique crystal.
The wedding cake was a smooth ivory fondant embellished with a hand crafted red rose cluster with deep green vines and a single intricate antler. The Bride and Groom initial cake topper was machine cut acrylic with a wood grain technique and enveloped with a wood carved frame.
The outdoor ceremony was created with intensions of evoking a feeling of warmth in the cold. A fireplace mantle bearing warm quilts, framed with the warm color of the floral garlands and brass elements helped to create a sense of passion and glow. Bridal portraits on a vintage wood framed sofa in the snow and a bold wool sweater conceptualizes all the ways the color red embodies love, romance, excitement and affection.”
Here is what we came up with to accent the event.
Decorative Pine Cone Favor for Place Setting
This decorative laser cut favor is crafted from African Padauk and adds a rustic undertone to the place setting.
William Shakespeare Love Sign
This laser cut William Shakespeare quote is cut from birch and hardwood. A wood grain pattern is etched to add natural texture to this classic love quote.
Buffalo Plaid Pine Trees
These trendy laser etched Buffalo Plaid Pine Trees were produced to add a whimsical element to the wedding décor. The trees are created in three different sizes to create a dynamic layered setting.
Wedding Party Nameplates
These birch nameplates were designed to hang on the back of chairs or benches. Each nameplate has a subtle laser etched wood grain texture.
Bride and Groom Cake Topper
This laser etched and cut cake topper is made from birch and clear acrylic. A wood grain texture is etched into the acrylic to keep true to the rustic theme.
Photography: Emily Delamater Photography | Event Design: A Family Affair Of Maine | Floral Design:Flora Bliss At Broadturn Farm | Cake: Bear Brook Bakery | Farmhouse + Barn: Coolidge Family Farm | Hair Styling: Hair By JMaria | Laser Cut Details: Benoits Design Co. | Prop Rentals + Styling: A Family Affair Of Maine