French’s Point is probably the most elegant and grand venue in Maine, so it was a fitting setting for the formal wedding of Jessica and Peter. These two met while attending Colby but live in Seattle, so enlisted the wedding planning assistance of Cairn Events to connect the dots locally for wedding weekend.

The day started leisurely with Jessica readying in the bridal suite at the retreat and Peter next door at Beach Rose Farm with his guys and family. With ample time to spare before the ceremony, Jessica, her maids and her family gathered for portraits in bright sunshine as the finishing touches for the reception were being completed in the nearby tent. The band (all the way from NYC) rehearsed a few specific songs the couple had requested they play, a fantastic soundtrack. Their waterfront ceremony featured beautiful poetry and stories by friends, family members and Jessica’s hometown minister. A storm was closing in just as they finished their vows. As they made it official with a kiss, raindrops began to fall. Everyone hustled inside for cocktail hour and, during a break in the weather, we hurried outside for a few family photos which were cut short because everyone’s hair was literally standing on end from an approaching lightning storm. Yikes! Soon the sun was back out, and later, a beautiful rainbow enchanted guests during dinner. The dance party was a lively one, which then turned into a late-night party back inside the retreat after we had left.

Wishing you so much love and happiness, Jessica and Peter. Rachel and I had a wonderful day with you and your families! xo

photographers: Emilie, emilie inc. photography with Rachel | venue: French’s Point, Stockton Springs | coordinator, florals: Cairn Events | officiant: Rev. William Weisenbach | caterer, cake: Dandelion Catering | desserts: Black Dinah Chocolatiers | music: The Engagements, NYC | beauty: Allison, Rejuvenations Spa | tent/lighting: Wallace Events | transportation: Northeast Transportation | gown: Monique Lhuillier | groom, maids, men: J Crew | invitations: Gus and Ruby Letterpress

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