Wedding Tales - Julia and Braden

The quiet and charming town of Kennebunkport, Maine was the perfect backdrop for the romantic nuptials of these two college sweethearts.  Julia, a dear friend of mine from Wake Forest University, grew up spending her summers in this idyllic seaside town.  Lucky for me, I got to spend my first "grown-up" summer there with her.  Well, our first summer break in college pretending to be grown-ups at least, so this place held very special memories for me, as her wonderful family and her grammy took me in like one of their own. 

Julia and Braden created an effortlessly chic September wedding and fabulous party.  Julia wore an elegant lace dress by Ramona Keveza reminiscent of Grace Kelly circa Cannes 1955.  Julia possesses an elegance that does not cry out to be noticed, but rather radiates through her subtlety, which in our days of selfie culture, is a nice breath of fresh air.  In keeping with her personal style, Julia created an elegant, romantic evening with a touch of classic New England charm.  She kept her colors clean and simple, opting for blushes, pale pinks and a touch of navy throughout, letting her florals and decor complement the natural beauty of the seaside setting.  

I was honored when Julia asked me to address her invitations and design a wedding crest for her custom designed programs and menu.  It was so special to take her vision and style and translate it into stationery.  Working on her day of paper made me realize that subtlety is difficult to accomplish, but when done well, it looks like this wedding. 

Wedding Dress:  Romona Keveza

Wedding Invitations: My Gatsby

Calligraphy, Wedding Crest, Programs and Menus: Serena Martin Design

Groom's Tuxedo: The Black Tux

Wedding Portrait & Calligraphy: Serena Martin Design

Wedding season: Summer

Location: Kennebunkport, Maine

Wedding style: Romantic, classic, nautical, natural 

Wedding colors: Blush, pale pink, light green, navy

Photography: Emily Delamater | Event Planning: Blissful Beginnings | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake l Floral Design: Fleurant | Invitations: My Gatsby | Stationery & Illustrations: Serena Martin Design | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Nonantum | Catering: The Nonantum l Dress: Romona Keveza