Kate + Cory | Reem Acra Wedding from White Loft Studio

Croquet, bocce and blankets…Kate + Cory’s waterfront wedding in Edgecomb, Maine was relaxed, summery and charming.  I love this “sit-where-you like” kind of day, set on the groom’s family property with nuptials amidst the trees and a tented reception.  Kate looks so natural in her floral crown and Reem Acra sheath gown…not to mention she looks totally in love! Don’t miss the delightful table decor or all of the really beautiful people that graced this darling wedding. Enjoy!

Kate + Cory | August 25, 2012 | Edgecomb, Maine

The Ceremony
We were married on the water at Cory’s parents house on the coast of Maine, a special place to us. We spent many of our first dates there. Our dear friend Liz officiated the ceremony and family and friends contributed to the entire day, from singing during the ceremony to helping us arrange flowers. We both wrote our own vows and waited until that very moment to read them to each other. They were so heartfelt & we both teared up. And at the end we sped away in a boat for a few moments alone – so glamorous!

The Reception
Our vision for the wedding reception we wanted people to feel like they were at a home, not at a formal sit- down dinner. We had a long, relaxed cocktail hour. Guests played bocce and croquet while listening to the amazing fiddle music of our band while enjoying dark & stormies and delicious appetizers. Dinner was a sit-where-you like at long tables, and the Good Food Store cooked up the most amazing barbecue and fixings. I had a fun time working on decorations with my mom and maid of honor, but we mostly kept it simple because the setting was so beautiful. Later in the night family & friends surprised us with a display of real fireworks and we danced the night away under the stars. It was such a perfect day to share with the people we love.

Kate’s Dress Search
I knew from the start that I wanted a simple but elegant dress that fit the beautiful outdoor setting of our wedding. My taste runs to the timeless and classic and I was looking for a dress that would feel breezy and natural. I tried on many dresses, but when I saw this Reem Acra dress pop up on the Gilt Groupe site, I knew it was the one! Not only is it beautifully constructed, but it was so comfortable to wear and I felt like a goddess.

How Kate Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Lucky & In Love

Why Kate Decided To Sell Her Wedding Dress
It makes me a little sad to see it just hanging in my closet; I’d much rather see the dress bring another bride joy on their wedding day.

Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Photography: Heidi Murphy of White Loft Studio | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Groom’s Family Property in Edgecomb, Maine | Event Planning: Beautiful Days Events | Floral Design: Beautiful Days Events & DIY | Catering: Good Food Store | Cake: Pies from Treats of Maine | Band: Tricky Britches