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Chic Shipyard Wedding

JR Magat Photography @weddingchicks

Thinking of having your own nontraditional wedding in an unconventional space? Then this chic shipyard wedding is the perfect example for you! This fabulous couple DIY-ed their way to one heck of a memorable event with a killer ocean view.

JR Magat Photography captured every last handmade detail of the day. Be sure you don't miss a thing by visiting the full gallery here.

pink bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

rose wedding bouquet @weddingchicks

Unconventional Wedding Space

We just wanted a wedding that felt like us. Our venue was a real working shipyard. Not only was it not a traditional venue, but it’s not even an event space. It was industrial, raw, and right on the ocean (with a gorgeous view) so this gave us so much flexibility to truly personalize every step of our wedding—but it also presented a huge challenge. It was an enormous blank canvas.

shipping pallet wedding sign @weddingchicks

Boothbay Harbor Shipyard wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

kiss the bride @weddingchicks

DIY Photobooth

We had a tight budget so the only way to get the wedding we wanted was to do as many things as we could ourselves. We knew that photography and the location were really important to us (and this was a substantial portion of our budget), so for the rest we just had to be as creative as possible!

We made our own photobooth, for instance. It was an iMac, with a webcam, and an $80 dollar Canon 4x6 photo printer. For the backdrop, we put gold stickers on large sheets of pearly vinyl.

wedding photobooth @weddingchicks

cute photobooth print out @weddingchicks

chalkboard seating assignment @weddingchicks

succulent placecards and favors @weddingchicks

gold table number and bud vase centerpieces @weddingchicks

food truck wedding food @weddingchicks

Craft Brew, Catering & Cake

Portland, Maine has an incredible food scene, and we wanted to try to incorporate that, too, so we chose to have a food truck instead of traditional catering. Small Axe Truck provided servers for the dinner service, and the food was incredible. We went to college with the founder of Baxter Brewing Co., a craft brewery in Maine, and they provided the amazing beer.

Instead of a single big wedding cake, we had a dozen regular sized cakes of all different types. They were delicious and simply decorated with fresh flowers.

assorted wedding cake options @weddingchicks

wedding dance and marquee lights @weddingchicks

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CakeSweet Sensations Pastry Shop
CatererBaxter Brewing Co.
Small Axe Truck
Treats of Maine

CoordinatorEmily Ryan Events
Event designerThe Cabot House
PhotographyJR Magat Photography
Prop/furniture rentalsOne Stop Event Rentals
Venue & FlowersBoothbay Harbor Shipyard