Samantha & Brian
York Harbor, Maine
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
We really wanted a location that had two things: a view of the ocean, and a venue with a lot of character. We wanted it to be an older building with dark wood, unique charm and a feeling like it could be someone’s home. We wanted our guests traveling from outside of New England to have a true feeling of what it might be like to spend an evening along the Maine coastline. The York Harbor Reading Room had everything we were looking for and a wonderful team that is known for putting on a wonderful wedding.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
One of my favorite details of our wedding was our cake topper. It was special to me, and a great addition to our vintage-inspired, romantic wedding. Our cake topper was first used at my grandparents wedding back in 1956. It’s just a simple bride and groom figurine, but it holds sentimental value that is priceless. Another detail from my wedding that I really loved was our flowers. We chose an excellent florist, who did an incredible job with all things floral: bouquets, centerpieces, ceremony decor. We wanted clean, romantic, beach-washed floral details for our wedding, and the flowers were an excellent way to decorate and help create the vintage feeling. Lastly. I really had fun creating all of our wedding stationary. Again, we wanted a vintage feel for every piece: the save-the-date, invitation and thank you card. We were able to tie our wedding theme into each piece, and we were really happy how they turned out.
3. Give us the one moment from your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.
On the days leading up to our wedding, everyone kept telling us to just take five minutes out of the reception and enjoy the day. I was prepared for the day to move quickly and was so nervous about the weather, about being on time, about making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. My bridesmaid and best friend Jen kept reminding me to enjoy! It was my wedding day! There were a few minutes where my new husband and I took some time to walk on the beach between the ceremony and reception. It was just us, and we really were able to spend some time together before the dinner and reception. We’ll always have those memories, and I am so happy that we took the time out of our day for that.