i'm so excited to be giving you the first featured wedding on my blog! the bride and groom are acquaintances of mine and when i heard about their wedding i immediately contacted their photographer, david zwickerhill photography, to see if i could feature it on my blog. ericka and matt got married in septmber at the harrington meeting house in walpole, maine. i can't wait to perform a wedding there because it looks amazing! all exposed beams and rich with character. after the ceremony they celebrated their new marriage at the round top farm in damariscotta. another awesome venue! seriously, could this couple be any cuter?!
i asked ericka to answer a few questions about her wedding in the hopes that it will help you plan yours. here are her answers.
Why did you choose the Harrington Meeting House for your wedding venue?
We chose the venue based on the building’s history, beauty, and location. We had the hardest time finding a place locally that stayed within our budget and spoke to who we are as a couple. We wanted to stay local and use local vendors.
Why did you choose the Round Top Barn for your reception venue?
The meeting house and the barn had been used by a couple for their wedding and I just happened to see their pictures through a co-worker. I fell in love and quickly showed Matt. He agreed, I set up a visit, and the rest fell into place. P.S. Darryn, the rental coordinator, was a gem to work with. The whole Damariscotta River Association was great but especially her! She emailed with me, took my many calls, and was so patient.
What was your favorite part of your wedding?
The best part of the wedding ….so many amazing parts! We just felt that the wedding reflected who we are as a couple. We loved having so many of our loved ones in the same place at the same time. To narrow it down to one part, I (Ericka) would have to say the exchanging of the vows blew me away. Matthew was the only person in the room. Everyone else just melted out of view.
What would you do differently next time?
I would take more mental pictures. The whole day flew by!
What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding?
Have fun, cry, and drink wine, have best friend on speed dial! Most importantly, create you and your partner’s vision. Smile and nod, take a week think it through, and then act.
Dress: Andrea’s Bridal Portland, Maine
Caterer/Food Suppliers: The Pig Kahuna for pig roast; Morning Dew Farm for greens; Squire Tarbox Farm for greens & vegetables; Borealis Breads for breads; Morning Glory Bakery in Brunswick for cakes; Oysters from friend and local farmer Pete Smith…straight from the river that morning! Our wine, prosecco, shrimp, and cheese ordered through and supplied by Fish & Produce Market in Hallowell Maine (friend); kegs from Bootleggers in Brunswick- 2 kegs by Baxter Brewing Co in Lewiston.
Officiant: Eddy Newman, family friend
Hair/Makeup: Jessica Harrison, friend & makeup artist extraordinaire and hair by Aura Hair Design- Rachel & Natasha
Music: Negus Korby, friend of a friend from NYC was our DJ
Transportation: Country Coach Charters
Photographer: David Zwickerhill Photography
Ceremony Venue: Harrington Meeting House
Reception Venue: Round Top Farm