Maggie, who grew up in San Francisco, had spent summers at her dad's house on the harbor of Port Clyde, Maine. "Growing up, it was where we came to let loose, go fishing, and just be outdoors," she says. "It has always been my special place." And after meeting Jason through mutual friends in 2005, it became his, too. So when the two got engaged in 2010, there was only one place they could imagine tying the knot: rural Maine. The two set a date of August 13, 2011, and set out to plan a black-tie affair that would bring laid-back Cali cool to a crisp East Coast setting.
Despite the laid-back venue, Maggie, in Vera Wang, and Jason, in an Ermenegildo Zegna tux, opted for black tie when it came to their wedding looks. "Both of us liked the juxtaposition of dressing in formal wear fit for a ballroom but celebrating more casually outside," says Jason.
As guests cheered them on, Maggie and Jason dashed down a gangway to her father's lobster boat, where they enjoyed a moment alone to sip Champagne. “My dad was concerned about me walking down the gangway in my heels -- even though they were just kitten heels,” says Maggie. “Shows how much he knows!” Still, the bride stashed a pair of boat shoes behind a rock and quickly slipped them on after the ceremony.
Though bride and groom largely shied away from using stripes in their decor -- “Our wedding was black tie, so we were wary of going full-on nautical,” says Maggie -- they did include this fabric to wrap around menus. “The linen was nice -- masculine and crisp.” The happy pair and their guests enjoyed a feast of spicy gazpacho, beef filet, and grilled halibut.
Event Production and Design: Lisa Vorce of Oh, How Charming!
Floral and Event Design: Mindy Rice
Catering: Kitchen Chicks Catering
Stationery: Mr. Boddington's Studio
Cake: The Sugar Tree
Wedding Photography: Aaron Delesie
Tents: Sperry Tents
Ceremony Music: Meliora Quartet of Bloom Arts and Events
Cocktails and Reception Music: Jerry Bennett Entertainment
Rentals: Be Our Guest
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Officiant: Rabbi Mark Lipson
Bracelet: Cartier “Love”
Hair: Head Games
Makeup: Michael Wormwood
Transportation: All Aboard Trolleys
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