For all of the gorgeous touches that Sarah and Drew's Newagen Seaside Inn wedding entailed (and, goodness, there were so many beautiful elements), the heart and soul of this wedding was centered around family (with food as a close second, if I were to poll Drew's friends based on the toasts I heard throughout the weekend. I appreciate a good foodie!). There were countless mentions of Sarah's dear Nana and Grampy (celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary this week!) and the incredible influence they have had on their relationship. Parents and pals spoke of Sarah and Drew as loyal friends and hard workers, and absolutely perfect for each other- even if it took them a little longer to get to the altar than Sarah would have liked, as was also lightly and lovingly referenced on repeat.
I met the ladies in the new Seahorse cottage on the inn's property, down a private path and overlooking the rocky coast. Sarah and her maids were positioned on the porch for hair and make-up, one of the best spots I have been to for wedding preparations. It was a lovely morning, with easy conversation and a cool calm that continued throughout the day.
After a first look on the rocks (complete with LL Bean boots), we bumped along a back road dotted with bright foliage and over bridges in a '37 Chevy (grampy went for a ride in it later) to the Catholic church in town for a formal (yet funny in parts) ceremony. Following, the celebratory parts of the day flowed seamlessly from cocktails on the lawn, to dinner under the tent, to dancing and dessert in the inn, and finally to the Pine Room for late night games. Such fun. Happy congratulations, you two!!
To view Sarah and Drew's tented welcome lobster bake, click here.
To view their engagement session by Megan, click here.
How they met, in their own words:
Sarah and Drew grew up about 20 minutes away from each other in NJ but
it took moving to Manhattan and working at the same bank for them to
finally meet. Maine has always been a special place for Sarah's family,
and Drew has grown to love it over the last 5 years as well. Women in
Sarah's family have been married in Maine for many generations, and Drew
and Sarah were excited to carry on the tradition.
photographers: Emilie and Megan, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: Our Lady Queen of Peace, Boothbay Harbor • venue, caterer, lodging: Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport • design, coordinator, flowers: Kate Martin, Beautiful Days • ceremony musicians: Encore • band: The Sultans, Jerry Bennett Entertainment • select rentals: Maine Prop House • farm tables: Chairman of the Board • sweets: European Bakery • food truck: Gusto's • make-up: Irene Plummer, About Face • hair: Bonnie Erskine, A Cut Above • tent: Sperry Tents • transportation: Country Coach Charters • bride: Le Spose Di Gio, Mark Ingram Atelier, NYC • maids: Two Birds • groom's and men's accessories: Paul Stuart • groomsmen: Charles Tyrwhitt • invitation: William Arthur • honeymoon: South Africa