Allie and Chris | Isle au Haut and Aragosta
Working with these two was an absolute gift. I admire individuals and couples who have the ability to articulate what they like and what they don’t and when it comes to planning a wedding, that quality is unbelievably helpful.
Learning about them helped me see the simple, coastal rustic vibe that we needed to create. With the help of Wallace rentals, the potted herbs from Honeysuckle way, the hand lettering work on kraft paper from Letter Home Designs, and the loose blooms from Broadturn Farm, we created a wedding that matched just what it needed to. These two love aspects of their New York City living, but they embrace so many qualities that rural, coastal Maine has to offer. And of course without their excitement about Isle au Haut and the Keeper’s House, this whole vision wouldn’t have been possible. Aragosta, especially at their new location in Deer Isle, helped tie everything together.
Guests had a full day of celebrating these two! The hopped on buses so they could then travel by boat over to Isle au Haut, a remote island off Stonington. Upon arrival, they were greeted with champagne and they settled in with one of the best views Maine offers.
Allie and Chris got married with their families at their sides and they walked down the aisle together. It all felt so right. Afterall, family inspires so much love in our loves. After they shared their vows, they enjoyed a cocktail hour on the island, and then embarked down a steep ramp for the boat ride back into town.
Back on the main land, guests were welcomed to Aragosta with a few more bites to eat and more stunning Maine views. Dinner and toasts brought them well into the evening and they were gifted the most incredible sunset filled with all the right colors. Allie’s Dad brought tears to so many as he shared stories about his daughter, his new son-in-law, and love.
Of course there was dessert and dancing too! And Allie and Chris’s dessert is an inspiration to have what you want! Chris loves peanut butter brittle ice cream and that’s exactly what Devin at Aragosta made happen! It’s a reminder to dream on your wedding day about the things you love and not about the things you see on a list or what was done before you.
The night ended with a bonfire on the beach before guests journeyed back home. I’m so excited for these two and I loved being able to witness such big smiles and truly, a happy family.
Their vendor team:
Planning: Olive and Co.
Photography: Leah Fisher
Ceremony Location: The Keeper’s House
Reception Venue and Catering: Aragosta
Bouquets and Potted Herbs: Honeysuckle Way
Loose Blooms: Broadturn Farm
Reception Music: Marcel (at Dionne Entertainment)
Hand Lettering: Letter Home Design
Transportation (bus): First Student
Transportation (boat): Isle au Haut Boat Services