Christy and Jason hosted their romantic seaside wedding in York Beach, Maine, where the bride spent many summers. Most of their guests traveled for the big day, so special welcome bags (that the pair printed on their own using a Gocco printer!) were a special touch. Photographer Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective beautifully captured the color and magic of this East Coast wedding and we are absolutely obsessed with the soft hues and personal details!
What made the wedding special and unique?
The wedding was based in York Beach, Maine, a town where I spent many summers at my grandparents’ house, and it was so fantastic to share York with all my friends and Jason’s family. Since most people had to travel to get there, Jason and I spent countless hours Gocco-printing welcome bags to show our appreciation. I still see my friends carrying their “York Beach” totes today!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I loved the selection at Birnbaum and Bullock, and I especially loved the salon itself — very intimate. Some of the stores were just so chaotic and impersonal, it made the experience way less special. I kept gravitating toward any dress that wasn’t white or ivory—and this antique pink one at B&B was just everything.
What were some touches added to make it personal?
We had the harpist play “Ceremony” by New Order/Joy Division as we walked down the aisle as husband and wife. I could hardly hear it at the time because it was all so overwhelming, but it gives me goosebumps still every time I hear it now picturing that moment in time. (Similarly, we requested that the DJs play “Otis” by Kanye West/Jay Z at the reception when we entered the room—that doesn’t quite give me goosebumps now, but it certainly makes me giggle.)
What was the most memorable part of the day?
During the ‘twilight hour,’ our photographer Shannen got us out on golf carts around the grounds of our venue (which was a golf course and event room) for a last round of portraits. It was so relaxing to take a break from the limelight and just enjoy some quiet time with Jason.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
We’ll always have Scott Dadich (editor of WIRED magazine) to thank for introducing us! Our companies (Martha Stewart and Adobe) were partnered to bring magazines on to the iPad, so Jason came to one of our industry events, where Scott introduced us. Almost two years later, Jason popped open some Dom Perignon and gave me my great-grandmother’s diamond ring that he had repaired and improved upon.
Vendors: Photography: Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective // Venue: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm // Flowers: Emily Carter Floral Designs // Calligraphy: Anne Robin // Cake: Let them eat cake: // Gown: Robert Bullock Bride // Suit: Michael Bastian for Barneys // Paper: Christy Sheppard Knell // As originally seen in Martha Stewart Weddings