This was my first time visiting Chebeague and I completely see the appeal now! It's a short ferry ride from Cousin's Island (in Yarmouth) and you feel like you've been transported to a old, New England-y oasis. The stately yellow inn sits atop a big hill overlooking the ocean and every person I saw wandering about the porch and grounds had a smile on their face.
After some froofing at an adorable cottage down the street, Maggie boarded the island school bus to go see Connor before the ceremony. They had a few minutes alone to settle their nerves and visit with their dog, Rugby, who obviously was wearing a bow tie collar for the occasion.
The ceremony was officiated by Connor's brother-in-law, who did such a stellar job mixing just the right amount of humor and touching sentiment. Guests were treated to a breathtaking view of the water as Maggie and Connor said their I Do's and recessed into the inn where they were congratulated by friends and family, with happy tears flowing all around.
It took the bus and several bikes to get this bridal party (almost 30 people!) down to the water for photos, but everyone made it and we got back in time for them to enjoy some of cocktail hour too. The coastal theme was carried into the tent with mini buoys serving as the seating chart and large ones as centerpieces. Dinner was, of course, lobster, followed by blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. It doesn't get much more Maine.
And the music! Ripcord provided the jams and they had everyone up and dancing their pants off until the very end. There were people up on tables, there were people eating cake while dancing, there were people limboing under two gentleman's ties that were knotted together...while they were still wearing them. What more do you need to say a wedding was a success, really?
Maggie and Connor, thank you a million times for having me and I hope Napa and Maui was amazing!
photographer: Denise, emilie inc. photography • venue: Chebeague Island Inn • coordinator: Brigid, Landfall Designs • flowers: James McBride • videographer: Josh Swan, Media Northeast • tunes: Ripcord • beauty: Akari