intimate garden wedding at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport


"This is so fun!" Elisabeth exclaimed as she and Kenneth danced down the stone path just after being pronounced husband and wife. Indeed it was! In his toast to his new bride later that evening, Kenn explained that the key to their relationship's success is having fun. So it was fitting that this small gathering for a garden ceremony and barn reception at Kennebunkport's stunning Hidden Pond was full of fun all day long.

We started at a spacious new rental home in Kennebunk center where Elisabeth's beloved pup Sully and two nieces kept all entertained (the oldest celebrated her 5th birthday this very day). After a sweet first look on the dock, we boarded a trolley and made the cross-town breezy trip to the resort. Overcast skies created a cozy, romantic setting for the (again) fun vows which included references to OshKosh B'gosh overalls and school term papers from Elisabeth's childhood friend who married them.

Dinner kicked off in the barn with a memorized rap by Kenn's best friend, easily one of the most (you guessed it!) fun I have heard recounting their relationship's progression. Family-style dinning kept all engaged at their tables before the dance floor opened for the evening.

Thank you two, your families and (lol) fun friends for making my first wedding at Hidden Pond a memorable one! Best wishes!! xo

How they met and their wedding inspiration, according to Elisabeth:

We met online in early January 2012. We met in Boston "officially" while Kenn was celebrating his good friend's 30th birthday. Kenn assured me he would be wearing skinny jeans and a cowboy hat. (Thankfully, he was not.) We hit it off instantly and danced together like Carlton in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I liked how I was able to be myself with him from the very start.

A lot of our wedding planning inspiration centered around dragonflies and their symbolism--strength, good luck, and positive outcomes. Dragonflies live very short lives and they know how to live their lives to the fullest as a result. Their meaning is definitely personified in our own relationship--having fun in the moment, never looking back, and looking forward to our future. 

We wanted to make sure dragonflies were incorporated into the wedding in small ways--from our wedding invitations, to the tissue paper in our guest's welcome bags, down to the dragonfly hitching a ride on my bouquet. 

photographers: Emilie and Denise, emilie inc. photographyvenue, caterer: Hidden Pond Resort •  flowers: Beautiful Daystunes: Unique Soundssweets: Let Them Eat Cakemake-up: Nikki Nealhair: Fringetent: Leavitt and Paristransportation: VIP Tour & Charter, Intown Trolleydress: Marchesa, L'Elitegroom: Bonobosinvitations: Bella Figura, Gus and Ruby Letterpress

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