21 Feb

Cheerful Maine wedding: Ruth + Ed

categories Real Weddings

It might seem like Valentine’s Day is over – that the days of heart balloons are gone until next year, but February still has two weeks to go. So to the cute pink heart-shaped balloons in Ruth + Ed’s wedding, welcome! Pink is just one of the many colors in R + E’s wedding. They took the shabby chic look to a whole new level by personalizing and modernizing it with the brightest of colors – aqua chiavari chairs, magenta tissue poms and candle holders, with gold accents in their table runner and place settings. If anyone were to coin the theme, “barn chic”, it’s these two!

cheerful maine wedding

pink heart wedding balloon

cheerful maine wedding

Love the fresh peony in her hair!

illustrated wedding invites

mason jar wedding cocktails

Ruth can do no wrong in that Claire La Faye ruffled dress! As for Ed – he’s looking mighty dapper in those rose Duckie Brown shoes and pink J.Crew gingham shirt. These two are crazy adorable, yes?

multi-colored ribbon escort cards

turquoise chiavari wedding chair

Aqua chiavari chairs? Who knew!

colorful wedding reception decor

yellow pink turquoise tablescape

R + E get real on the doubts they had about planning their dream wedding:

In the months leading up to our wedding, there were days we loved thinking about and planning our wedding, and there were days when we were so overwhelmed and convinced it would be an epic stress that we seriously considered skipping town and heading for a Vegas chapel. Then something incredible happened…we loved everything about our wedding! For the first weekend in months, the weather in southern Maine was sunny, warm, and dry. Thanks to spring’s late arrival, our favorite flowers that were supposed to be out of season for our wedding we’re actually IN season. The dozens of DIY elements we were weeks behind on finishing were somehow completed on time (thanks to our army of helpers in the 11th hour). And our vows which were being written and re-written up until a few hours before the ceremony came out funnier, more poignant, and more lyrical than we ever could have imagined. In a word…perfection!

ribbon cake topper

sparkler send-off

Ruth’s second wardrobe change into a BHLDN dress was perfect for their sparkler send off. And now for their moving picture, shot by Zach Boyce

This wedding just brightened up our day. You can see more of this wedding in the March issue of Brides Magazine. Congratulations Ruth + Ed!

Photography: Corbin Gurkin / Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade  / Reception Dress: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Chhoeun Thiv of Akari  / Groom’s Suit: J.Lindeberg  / Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim by Duckie Brown  / Groom’s Shirt: J.Crew  / Groom’s Tie: Brooks Brothers  / Venue: The Barn on Walnut Hill  / Event Planning & Design: Meagan of Maine Seasons Events  / Catering: Jennifer of 111 Maine / Florals & design: Judy of Flora Fauna / Rentals: One Stop Party Shoppe / Music: Simon of The Remixologists  /  Videography: Zach Boyce  / Wedding Cake Topper: The Small Object  / Save the Dates: Bride and Groom / Invitations: Jason Sposa

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  1. We’re loving those colors as well as the invitations! This looks like the barn on walnut hill, although we can’t say for sure. However, if it’s in Maine, we’d put our money on it.

  2. This is lovely!! I loooove these colors!!! Muche needed after months of winter :-) Thank you so much for sharing this!! Have a wonderful day!

  3. What a beautiful wedding <3 the colors are amazing!

  4. Just gotta say how much I love the balloons and the cute cake topper! Such sweet and unique details.

  5. Love the colors as well! So fun and cheery. Especially love the reception table setting.

  6. I love all the colorful ribbons floating across the reception, what a great idea! Beautiful wedding!

  7. This is so incredibly cute and playful! Every wedding should be as fun as this. :)

  8. These colors are beautiful, fun, and playful! Adore the ribbon ceiling, cake topper, heart balloons…looked like a blast!

  9. This wedding is so bright & cheerful that the photos make me smile! I adore the photo of the Bride & Groom with the pink heart balloons- too cute.

  10. I love all the color! How beautiful!

  11. OMG! Turquoise Chiavari chairs! So in love!

  12. This is color done right! I love how bright and cheery it is! I cannot get over the bright blue chairs…LOVE! :)

  13. This wedding is perfect!
    Meagan of Maine Seasons Events does such a wonderful job! The weddings she designs are beautiful, she is so thoughtful and easy to work with. Meagan has planned 2 of my sons weddings and my third son is getting married in the fall and Meagan is planning this one also. I just can’t wait to see what she comes up with. I know it will be magical!!

  14. Looks like a great wedding! Love all the colors so brigh and cheerful!

  15. The video of their wedding was amazing!

  16. Striking colours!! Love the style – congrats oxox

  17. They had balloons at their wedding. So cute…Not many couples like to have balloons, as they think they are childish.

  18. omg i love this! the invitations are beyond adorable! im not normally a colorful person but you cant help but feel cheerful and bright yourself looking at these pics!

  19. It was an amazing wedding and the pictures are awesome

  20. The wedding was amazing atleast that is what I heard. It shows all the beauty of Maine, and the beauty of Eddy and Ruth’s love! They both are so creative and the wedding shows how amazing their creativity looks in real life!

  21. Wow… So colorful and just plain beautiful! I hope my wedding is something like this! So cute!!!

  22. So in love with all the details of this wedding – the heart balloons, the streamers, the invitations (oh my gosh, LOVE), the chairs, and that cake! Loooove!

  23. Beautiful, beautiful wedding! My fiancé and I love the groom’s suit (and bride’s dress, too!). I’ve looked at the J Lindeberg site and don’t believe it’s available. Any suggestions on finding it or another suit similar in color and fit would be greatly appreciated!

  24. Love love love all the colour !

    Soo Cuute , just amazing 😛

  25. Where is the barn location?

  26. Brautiful!
    Getting married in july 013. Would It be possible to buy from you all thèse ribbons?
    Thanks a million
    Love love love

  27. Beautfiul and colorful wedding! I am photographing a Maine Wedding here next month and loved the inspiration and joy here. Thank you.

  28. Always check out a visitor s center close to your destination. They usually have a lot of pamphlets on various attractions. A lot of these will even have coupons inside to get a discount. So not only will you locate items to do, but you can save money while you do them!

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