I met Victoria and Marc last year when I photographed their engagement session in Acadia National Park. I had a blast working with them last year, so I knew that their wedding would be nothing short of touching, fun, and (of course!) gorgeous. Victoria and Marc held their wedding at French’s Point (one of my very favorite venues), and we had a beautiful day with blue skies. Victoria and Marc were surrounded by their closest friends and family, who had traveled from all over the world to share their day with them.
I love to share the couple’s story in the sneak peek post, so I asked Victoria and Marc to share their story. Victoria said: We met June 22nd, 2007. So the day after our wedding day was our 7th anniversary.. We chose our wedding date June 21st, because of our anniversary and the summer solstice. It just seemed right.
I graduated Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and was visiting a friend from college that had moved to Acadia. While I was exploring Bar Harbor, my friend’s boyfriend (I had set them up) organized a blind date for Marc and me. (Marc told me this later, but we organized to meet across from Marc’s apartment on Main Street. He saw me, thought I was pretty and called me to see if it was actually me who he was meeting. I picked up the phone then he walked towards me and introduced himself.)
That weekend he took me strawberry picking, sailing and to Havanas which is a lovely restaurant in Bar Harbor.
Marc proposed March 24th, 2012. We were visiting my family in London where he asked my dad’s permission. Then we went to France and visited Versailles. We were in Versailles for about three days and we stayed at this gorgeous hotel the Trianon Palace Hotel right next to Marie Antoinette’s entrance to the palace. Marc rented a row boat and rowed me around the Grand Canal at Versailles, we explored the gardens each day, France was having a heat wave so it was perfect.
Here are a few of my favorite images from their day:
I asked Victoria and Marc to tell me a bit about their lovely details. Here’s what Victoria said:
My dress was designed by Monique Lhuillier. I love the halter neck.
My hair was done by Ashley Robedee. She did finger waves which is a hair style from the 1920′s. I wanted a hollywood glamour look and some vintage flapper elegance thrown in.
My veil and head piece I had hand made Erica Elizabeth Designs out of Callifornia. I consulted with her and she made it custom for me.
My shoes are Stuart Weitzman.
Judy from Flora Fauna included anemones in my bouquet, which were special for me as my grandmothers bouquet was made up of anemones of all different colours.
The bridesmaids wore satin pink skirts from BHLDN and ivory silk camisoles from Natori. I wanted them to feel pretty and be different at the same time. I’ve been a bridesmaid several times and I wanted to outfits to be a bit more fun than your usual bridesmaid dress.
We both wanted to get married on the ocean in Maine. We visited French’s Point and stayed overnight in the bridal suite. As soon as we saw the place we knew it was perfect. It is elegant, simple and mind bogglingly beautiful! We also loved the idea of renting the farmhouse and the oceanfront cottages on the Point.
It just seemed a perfect fit for us as our business Anna’s Quietside Cottages is building and renting vacation rentals on our 8 acre property in Southwest Harbor, on Mount Desert Island. We love that our guests could have a mini holiday as part of our wedding. And we love the care that goes into every detail at French’s Point, you can tell it is a family run business -he love they put into the place really shows.
The gardens at French’s Point are magical. My mum being from England is a huge gardener and the grounds are gorgeous. During our wedding the air was filled with the perfume from the lilacs and wild roses that were in flower. We loved that we could have our rehearsal dinner a traditional Maine Lobster bake on the beach.
When Marc proposed we were in France so I wanted to incorporate something french into our wedding day. So we used macaroons as our escort cards. Erin at Wild Orchid Bakery made raspberry macaroons and I made little tags to go in each to tell people where to sit.. Delicious and sentimental at the same time!
Our guest book table was a labor of love!
I found a old typewriter from 1910 on Ebay and Marc and I picked it up in Belfast, Maine.
I had Velvet Raptor hand make our velvet album and emboss our names on it.
Then a vendor from Etsy who hand makes paper, made miniature envelopes. These I glued in the album underneath photo corners, so people could take a polaroid photo and either type or hand write a little message to us.
It was vintage chic and fun. The end result is awesome.
On one mantle place we put a bunch of family photos from our parents and grandparents getting married and some family photos. It was really fun to look through and display all those memories.
My maid of honor Sarah also made a slideshow of photos of Marc and I from our childhood up to the present day. The music playing in the background was a friend of mine from England that couldn’t make it on the day, but wanted to be there in spirit. Jodie Reynolds sung Adam Sandlers ‘I wanna grow old with you’ from the Wedding Singer.
Marc and I are movie buffs so it was a great choice.
Our two signature cocktails were Pimms cup, which is a traditional English drink, and Mojitos, which is the drink we had when we first met.
We had our Just Married photo on Marc’s vintage Scout, he loves that car, and the photo you took is awesome!
Congratulations, Victoria and Marc!!
Post by Maine Wedding Photographer Michelle Turner.