My first contact with this couple was with the groom, Geoff. He told me the long history of his mother’s side of the family and it’s ties to the Boothbay area. The family’s history included a summer home an island called MacMahan. It is a sprawling 250 acres with 42 cottages. Both quaint and stunning.
Geoff’s mom and dad were married in the small church on the island and both Geoff and Gwynne wanted to have their first look in that same small church. They had been visiting the island every summer since they started dating and this felt like the way to tie Geoff’s long family history here into their future together.
As their wedding planner, all I could think was “YES!” It was my jam – all modes of transportation including boats, golf carts, busses and cars. I knew it would be a true adventure.
Gwynne & Geoff were pretty sure about the vision they wanted for the weekend. It was all around family and tradition and it was perfect. It started off at Aunt Martha’s for the rehearsal dinner, with Pemquid oysters fresh from the river the home sat on.
For her “something old” Gwynne wore a pearl necklace that belonged to Geoff’s great-grandmother, grandmother, and then his mother. They wanted to add to the generations of pearl-wearing women.
After the ladies had their hair and makeup done, they headed out in scarves and took the water taxi over to MacMahan Island. St Cuthberts, built in 1895, was one of the most beautiful summer chapels I have ever seen. The first look was full of so much emotion – no dry eyes here.
Back from the island, they headed over to the The 1812 Farm, where the stunning gardens were in bloom and Sadie, the Bar Car, had a 1963 airstream in full swing.
Toasts, dancing, CoCo Design’s gorgeous flowers, and truly beautiful food from Stone Coast Catering.
We ended the night with wedding cake and “to go” chocolate chip cookies by Cakes for All Season for the bus ride back to Booth Bay. It was a true honor of tradition that incorporated so many of Maine’s own traditions – the bits and pieces, like sea glass on a beach, that make our state quite so special.
Rev. Erika Hewitt
Mark McCall Photography
Trail Marker Productions
Stone Cove Catering
Cakes for All Seasons
Lindsey Green/New Angles Hair