Cat and Karl were married at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Maine with its dramatic streaks of granite reaching to the sea, shaped by massive movements thousands of years ago. Their reception was held a few miles up the peninsula at their 200 year old rambling Maine farmhouse that they bought last year and have been renovating.
Their goal of the day – aside from exchanging vows – was to throw a fun party in a beautiful setting. They wanted their wedding to be laid back, romantic, natural, and with a touch of adventure. They accomplished all those things in their laid back Main wedding. You can see so much more in the full gallery here, all captured by Sarah Culver Photgraphy. Be sure to read on to here the complete budget breakdown on Cat and Karl’s wedding. It really does help seeing how much things cost!
From The Bride:
Maine is one of our favorite places on earth, and our wedding was our chance to introduce the state to so many of our friends and family. We wanted the scenery to give drama to the day – that’s why there was no additional decoration at the Pemaquid lighthouse. Just the lighthouse and Mother Nature.
If I could have done something differently: I would have eaten more food. I was too excited to feel hungry – but after the wedding, everyone kept talking about how good the food was. I, unfortunately, had no idea how good it was because I didn’t set any time aside to eat. That – and that I wish I had put some bronzer on my décolletage…my chest is a little paler than my face and shoulders in the photos. Not too keen on that.
From Sarah Culver Photgraphy
Cat thrifted all of the gorgeous teacups, and they used mint from their garden to make a big jar of mojitos. Cat owns a local artisan co-op called The Good Supply and from there she sourced her bridesmaids gifts, beautiful pashminas made by Maine artists.
Photographer: Sarah Culver Photgraphy
Venue: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Cake: Kristen Roth
Caterer: Harvest Moon Pizza and Red Plate Catering
Dress Designer: Free People
Flowers: Blue Cloud Farm
Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank
Bridesmaid’s Gift: Custom-made Shoe Bag
Band: Sassafras Stomp
Jewelry: Heirloom gift from grandmother | Makeup: Bride did her own | Stationery: Jessie Renew | Hair: Friend
To Read more from Cat on her budget breakdown Read On….