A Private Black Tie Wedding in Cumberland, Maine

Kathryn and Nathaniel were originally supposed to get married at The Boston Public Library, but because of the pandemic, they pivoted their plans and opted instead for a chic, sophisticated wedding at a private estate in Cumberland, Maine. 

They maintained the high-end elegance of a downtown Boston wedding but set it against a warm, autumnal backdrop. Unlike “typical” fall weddings, this one wasn’t a rustic affair heavy with pastoral elements – instead, it was a black tie event that paired an opulent color palette and decidedly minimalist design elements. 

White and gold gave the simple event space a fresh, refined opulence that was perfectly punctuated with pops of deep emerald green. Although seasonal fruits and traditional fall décor made an appearance, they were carefully styled in a way that never outshined the event’s upscale aesthetic. Instead, details like the golden glow of candlelight, the subtle shimmer of the bridesmaid’s silk dresses, and the couple’s obvious love for one another was what gave the wedding its warmth.  

The bride and groom complemented the day’s restrained sense of beauty. The groom wore a stark white jacket, shirt, and tie. His exquisite bride wore a clean, classic satin gown that highlighted her figure, while a long train and soft, billowing veil made her wedding day ensemble truly timeless. 

Simple, understated, and undeniably luxurious, Kathryn and Nathanial’s wedding was impeccably tasteful. Their classy city soiree will have to wait until next year – and even though it was their “Take 2,” their picture-perfect autumn wedding proved it was never second best. I’m excited to document part two of their wedding next year in Boston. 

Photographer: Natalya DeSena Photography

Venue: Private Residence

Florist: Foret Design Studio

Hair & Makeup: Maeghan French

Caterer: Black Tie Catering

Stationary: Minted

Dress: Sarah Nouri

Tux: Drinkwater’s

Cake: Jenny Cakes