maine wedding

A coastal Maine wedding at the historic 1774 Inn in Phippsburg


Amanda & Florian may be deeply, madly, joyfully in love with each other - but they also feel that way about the 1774 Inn in Phippsburg, Maine, where they had their dream wedding. They LOVE Maine, being outdoors, smelling the ocean, snuggling by the water - so it was pretty clear they wanted to get married there. Advised by her family not to choose somewhere TOO far north into rural Maine, the couple decided to visit the 1774 Inn. It was a freezing cold day, and they joked that all they wanted was a hot beverage by a crackling fire. When they arrived at the inn, they were greeted by the owners with hot cider and invited to come sit by the fireplace. They were smitten.

Fast forward to the perfect 75 degree Saturday in July, Amanda & Flo said I do in front of their 100 guests, who traveled from all over the world to celebrate with them. We arrived at a private beach in Phippsburg for couple portraits, and upon seeing the ocean, Amanda flung off her heels and sprinted towards the ocean, with the sand between her toes and Florian in hand, and screamed, "THIS IS WHAT I WANTED!!! THIS IS MAINE!!!"

There was not one but TWO German family singalongs, on the ukulele and the kazoo, too. Kids played with bubble wands, there were lawn games during cocktail hour, and they celebrated the end of their first dance with a rose petal toss down the steps of the barn. The night ended on an extra sweet note with TONS of homemade pie, fresh jars of jam to take home, and a beautiful cake made by the owner of the Inn (a fantastic husband and wife team, accompanied by the talented and beloved event coordinator Marianne).

Thank you to all the incredible vendors!

Venue: 1774 Inn - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Second shooter: Mei Lin Barral- Coordinator: Marianne Vold - Catering: Dandelion Catering - Officiant: Holly Morrison - Rentals: Marshall Rental Center - DJ: Greg Young of Northeast Event Design - Ceremony harpist: Danielle Paus - Flowers: Emily Carter Flowers - Hair: Betsy’s Hair Salon - Makeup: Lauren Albaum - Transportation: BoMar - Gown: Rivini - Dress shop: Allegria Bridal - Rings: Kosmima - Groomswear: Suit Supply - Invitations + paper goods: Albertine Press - Cake: Green Gourmette - Jazz guitarist: Dave Lawlor

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A lighthouse York Harbor Inn wedding in Maine

"It's never too late to live happily ever after"

Joan & Jeff have such a wonderfully quirky love story. In 2015, these two met at a gathering and were found "making out in the kitchen like two teenagers." They found out that they both drove the same exact Town & Country minivan, both had dogs named Zoey, both had sisters named Anne, and were blind in their right eye. Well, these Californians took a trip to Maine, and Jeff proposed to Joan at the York Harbor Inn and sealed the deal! Their bubbly personalities are meant to be, always laughing, dancing, kissing, and caring for everyone around them. They celebrated alongside their family, friends and a whole bunch of starfish. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Connell for getting #yorkedinmaine !

Thank you to all the incredible vendors!

Hair & makeup: Euphoria Hair Salon and Spa - York, Maine
Nails: Cindy’s - York, Maine
Invitations: Elegant Lace - San Jose, CA
Suit Rentals: MadTuxx - Portsmouth, NH
DJ: Fred Pappalardo
Flowers: Flower Kiosk - Portsmouth, NH
Venue & Catering: York Harbor Inn
Cake: Beach Pea Baking Company - Kittery, Maine
Trolley: York Trolley Company, LLC - York, Maine