The coast of Maine serves as the backdrop for a lot of Northeastern weddings. Celia and Jimmy, however, decided to let the scenery play an even more important role in their wedding. Their color palette was originally described to me as “the colors of a mussel shell.” From there, it was obvious that every touch of their wedding was going to be filled with the same elements that make Maine weddings so captivating in the first place.
Although the bride and groom reside in Los Angeles, the choice to host their wedding at Kittery Point was an easy one. A year before the couple was even engaged, they visited a place near and dear to Celia’s heart - her family’s coastal home, where Celia’s family summered during her childhood. The land where the house is built belonged to Celia’s great great grandmother, Celia Thaxter - an artist and poet who is celebrated on the Isles of Shoals to this day. The historic residence sits adjacent to Sea Point Beach, a picturesque place where you can’t ignore the serene sound of the Atlantic Ocean lapping the shore. It was during this visit that Jimmy and Celia instantly knew this was the place they were one day going to get married.