Scandinavian Estate Wedding

Scandinavian Estate WeddingI have quite a few different favorite types of wedding venues- gardens, libraries, backyards- but estate weddings are definitely at the top of my list, especially this Scandinavian estate wedding! Private estates have immense amount of character and uniqueness that can’t be duplicated so your wedding won’t feel like every other couples wedding. Another great thing about estate weddings is that the grounds are typically pretty large and pretty diverse so you won’t have to plan on going anywhere else for photographs which means less travel, less wasted time, less stress for you!

Brigetta & Jake were the sweetest couple whomyou could tell where madly in love from the moment you saw them together. As I photographed them on their wedding day I felt like I was a fly on the wall in their home because when these two come together they are consumed with each other in the best of ways. B&J got married in a little Lutheran Church and then enjoyed an intimate dinner under the summer sun at the Scandinavian estate, American Swedish Institute– that I also got to photograph at last year! But before they sat down to dine among their friends they took a brief moment, just the two of them, to dance while their trio played in the mansion.

Brigetta is Scandinavian so there were many Scandinavian touches throughout the wedding. One touch was the Scandinavian wedding cake, Kransekake, where the tradition is that while the groom holds the cake, the bride grabs the top and however many layers she pulls up is how many kids they will have. And Jake’s expression during this is just priceless- check it out below! There was a quick rain shower right after the couple’s first dance and though that was a bummer, a rainbow came out and ended the night in the most magical way.

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Photography- Jaimee Morse

Grooms Atire- Nordstrom

Florist- Crookston Floral

Dress Designer- Pronovias

Venue- American Swedish Institute

Caterer- Slate and Stone

Videographer- Narrate Studios

Shoes- Kate Spade

Decor/Paper Products/Invitation- Milestone Paper Company

Bridal Dress Boutique- Anika Bridal

Veil- Twigs and Honey

Musician- Riverside Swing Band

 

The Little Things- Boston Wedding PlannerInterview with Alexis of The Little Things Event Planning

The initial thought of moving back to Maine was incredibly tough for me. One reason was having to leave my ultra supportive wedding industry friends made me incredibly upset. The talented people who make up Minneapolis’ wedding industry were so inviting to me as I started my photography business. And I was nervous that it would be tough to find that same friendly, inclusive demeanor out in New England. But I was wrong! Hallelujah! One of the first wedding vendors that I reached out to was Alexis of The Little Things a Boston wedding planner. We met up at the Bostonian favorite Tatte Bakery and chatted about all things wedding related. I’ve loved following along on her Instagram stories and watching her weekly weddings unfold along with the occasional video of her pup. If you’re looking for a fun, hardworking (After one of her couples wedding venue burnt down just weeks before their wedding she managed to find a complete new venue and re-plan and execute it for the new space. A wedding goddess she is!), and kind planner I would definitely encourage you to check her out. Here’s a little bit more about Alexis and her wedding planning business, The Little Things.

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  • Tell me a bit about you!

I live just outside of Boston, in a town called Waltham, where I just purchased my first condo and am putting a lot of TLC into it to make it a place I love being in! I spend so much time on the road and out and about.. I’m super excited to have a place that I can truly make into my own that I’ll love coming home to! 

When I’m not working or at home, I’m likely grabbing a bite to eat or a cocktail at one of the hundreds of awesome restaurants in Boston, and when I have a larger chunk of time, you can almost definitely find me on the beach, or somewhere by the water, or getting out of town to experience something new! 

 

 

  • Tell me a bit about your business, The Little Things!

Boston is my home base, but we typically do only one or two weddings in the city per year, surprisingly. We are regularly working throughout New England – Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and next year we’re doing our first wedding in the Mid-Atlantic, near Philly, which is super exciting. Blank canvas weddings are our jam!

 

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  • What’s your favorite part of the wedding day as a Boston wedding planner?

Hands down, my favorite part of the day is when the bride is heading down the aisle to meet her groom at the altar. In the moments before she leaves, it’s just her and I and whoever is walking her down the aisle. We take a deep breath together, I coach her on how to hold her bouquet, and I make sure her dress is laying perfectly as she leaves. It’s a pretty special moment to be a part of, and when she leaves and is walking towards the biggest moment of her life, it’s an incredible feeling.

 

  • What does the perfect The Little Things client look like?

The perfect TLT client is a couple who’s wildly in love and looking to share the best day ever with the people closest to them. They’re concerned with their guests’ experience throughout the course of the wedding weekend and want things to be comfortable and lovely for everyone. They’re interested in the aesthetics of things and want the design of their day to be a beautiful reflection of their true tastes, but not so caught up in how things look that they forget about the big picture. They’re astute and concerned with the things that matter to them, and willing to let go of the rest. They’re fun, they’re kind, they ideally like wine (so we can have a glass or two during our monthly meetings), and they’re totally pumped about their wedding, where they’ll be on the dance floor all night.

 

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  • What’s been your favorite venue thus far?

There are so many awesome spots to get married in the upper right USA, it’s hard to pick just one! Every wedding we do is special, but if I had to choose just one venue, I’d say my favorite is French’s Point in mid-coast Maine. 

 

  • Where is your dream wedding venue?

Herehere, or here. Can you tell I’m indecisive?

 

  • Any tips for engaged couples?

It sounds simple, but my advice is to trust your gut! There are a million decisions to make along the way – if you spend time mulling over every one of them, you’ll burn out. When your gut is telling you something, listen to it and move on. 

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Maine Watercolor Stationer | Sara Fitz

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I had stumbled upon Sara’s instagram a while back and feel in love with her watercolor stationary and perfectly coastal looking feed- if you love Nantucket than you must follow her! I got to meet up with Sara at her York Harbor studio and captured her beautiful smile bright spirit. Here’s a little bit about Sara and Sara Fitz Watercolor Stationary.

  • Tell me a bit about you-
I’m a mama, wife and watercolor stationer. My family lives along the coast of Maine… and ‘plays’ all around New England. We enjoy the charm of seaside villages, and LOVE the beach. One of our favorite spots to frequent is Nantucket Island… ties my husband and I back to our childhoods.
  • Tell me a bit about your business-
Sara Fitz is a watercolor stationery studio that focuses on creating custom wedding papers. Our aesthetic tends to have a coastal vibe… and the illustrations are refined and whimsical at the same time 🙂 Our business is based in York Harbor, Maine… however, we work with clients all over the country. Aside from wedding stationery, we carry a line of framed art prints, as well as folded notes. 
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  • What makes you most excited about your business?
I LOVE creating unique designs for our wedding clients. Every day brings something new… and oftentimes my most favorite illustrations are unexpected. I’m excited about where our business is going… the road that lies ahead. We’re constantly thinking of new ways to bring our work to life, be it via fun collaborations or developing additional products… all while staying true to the Sara Fitz brand.
  • What’s your favorite part of the invitation process?
Painting/designing! It’s so rewarding to chat with our clients about their paper vision… and then make it a reality!
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  • What’s been your favorite piece you’ve created thus far?
Oh boy. I actually have quite a few favorites from this season already. I’ve been lucky enough to illustrate some incredibly beautiful architectural renderings, a portrait of one of our lovely couples, as well as some really neat artwork ranging from floral feminine to preppy lakeside. We’ve had the privilege to collaborate with some super talented pros. on really cool projects. One of illustrations, though, that I’m most excited about… would have to be a bright orange vintage life jacket! 
  • Any tips for engaged couples when looking for a stationer for their wedding?
Let’s see…. I think it’s very important to ‘click’ with your vendors. Couples can spend up to a year or longer working quite closely with their stationer. Finding someone who understands your vision, and whose work you appreciate, will make the process extra enjoyable! Our studio tends to be quite hands on with our clients… odds are, we’ve become friends by the time the wedding rolls around!

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Portland Maine Engagement Session

Even though it was a rainy day in Portland Maine for these engagement photos, we still had a great time together and got some great images! Allison and Ben currently live in LA but have a love for Maine where Ben grew up. They are working with Heidi of She Luxe Weddings to plan their coastal wedding at Black Point Inn in Scarborough. Allison and Ben flew in to Portland recently for some final wedding preparations (like cake tasting-lucky!!)  and we were able to walk around rainy Portland and photograph some engagement photos for them. Because of the rainy day their engagement photos are little moodier than my normal bright and airy photos but I love them just as much!

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