A KPW Island Wedding off the Coast of Portland, ME

When Isabel and Ben found us and told us their idea to incorporate her Venezuelan heritage into his Maine wedding location we were more than thrilled at the opportunity to combine the two very different cultures. Using the Venezuelan culture we were able to incorporate vibrant aqua’s and oranges into a coastal Maine island setting and when the two blended it created a beautiful overall design.  Take a look at some of the images below. . .  KM

The people who made this wedding happen:

Wedding Planning and Floral and Event Design: KPW studio

Photography: Claris Photography (myKPW member)

Videography: MapleLoft Studios (myKPW member)

Ceremony Music: Copley Chamber Players

Cocktail Hour and Reception: Dj Ryan Parker for the KPW Studio

Reception: Combo Sabroso for Cuzin Richard Entertainment Associates (myKPW member)

Custom Runner: The Original Runner Co.

Rentals: Be Our Guest Party Rentals, Boston, MA

Table Numbers and Placecards: Jan Boyd Calligraphy (myKPW member)

Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart Parish – Yarmouth, ME

Ceremony Transportation: VIP Tour and Charter

Bride Transportation: Grace Limousine (myKPW member)

Reception Location: Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME

Caterers: Diamond’s Edge Restaurant (myKPW member)

Cake: Something Sweet by Michelle, Worcester, MA (myKPW member)

Hair: Hair that Moves, Berwick, ME (myKPW member)

Makeup: Joya beauty, Dover, NH (myKPW member)

All of the fabulous images are from Liesl Clark of Claris Photography.

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The ceremony aisle was lined with simple galvanized buckets filled with white Hydrangea and miniature green Hydrangea.  Notice the simple aqua banding to give the guests just a hint of what was to come.

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This runner was absolutely gorgeous, we had it custom made by the Original Runner Co. to match the design of the wedding invitations.

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Here is a close up the ceremony aisle adornments, very Maine with just a hit of Venezuela.

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The Bridesmaids looked amazing in their aqua dresses and the contrasting vibrant orange bouquets of Mokara Orchids, miniature Calla Lilies, Crocosmia, and Milva Roses looked phenomenal.

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Isabel looked beautiful in her gown (Love the orchid in her hair!), here she is leaving the ceremony in her antique car which was provided to us through Grace Limousine at the very last second after our original vehicle had a mechanical problem.  We are so thankful that they drove all the way from Manchester, NH to Portland, ME to help us out!

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We were so thrilled with Isabel’s bridal bouquet composed of Cymbidium Orchids, white miniature Calla Lilies, white Freesia, white Polar Star Roses and white aqua gem studded Stephanotis.

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The Maine Coast is such an amazing place for a wedding, despite a little bit of wind, Isabel looked stunning as she arrived on Great Diamond Island after the ceremony.

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For the cocktail hour we made use of festive white feathers and green Monstera Leaves to bring in a little more of the Venezuelan feel.

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Adding a signature drink to your wedding can be a fun little addition for your guests to enjoy.  For Isabel and Ben we created a drink called the “Ocean” it was comprised of Hypnotiq, Coconut Rum, a splash of Pineapple Juice and a Splash of Club Soda, served on the rocks. A very festive drink with a aqua color to match the overall theme.

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A small “cajita de paja” (straw box) that was hand-made in Ecuador held a Venezuelan chocolate.  Venezuela is a major exporter of delicious cocoa, which is renowned world-wide.  We paced the straw boxes inside the white boxes and adorned them with aqua ribbon and a custom quilled tag.

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The wedding cake was comprised of two flavors, one representing Venezuelan culture, and one the Maine culture.  Half of the cake was coconut based, with Passion Fruit frosting and Mango, all fruits that grown in Venezuela.  The other half was a traditional lemon cake with blueberry sauce representing the famous wild blueberries that grow in Maine.

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The table numbers were created by Jan Boyd Calligraphy, we loved the combination of having the table number and table name combined.

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The glassware, china, flatware, linens and chairs were provided by Be Our Guest Party Rental out of Boston, MA.

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These milk bottle lanterns are always a great addition to any wedding where your guests have to walk somewhere in the evening. Plus you can customize them to match any wedding by simple adding matching ribbon.  These lanterns lined the road leading the reception site.

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At Isabel and Ben’s reception the guests had to walk a short distance from the tent to the rest rooms, the paper bag lanterns provided a nice pathway to direct the guests throughout the evening.

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Here you can see the paper bag lanterns in the evening . . .

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In true Venezuelan tradition Isabel and Ben wanted a Cotillion during there reception, take a look at the these masks!

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A great way to add some depth to a tented wedding is to have custom lighting to uplight the ceiling of the tent.  For Isabel and Ben we chose some warm oranges and pinks to create a warm and festive atmosphere for the guests.

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Such a beautiful couple . . .

Hope you enjoy!

KM

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