Gathering at Henry & Marty Restaurant and The Brunswick Inn, a group of both rugged and fun loving Maine wedding professionals joined talents this week during a timeless wedding inspiration photo shoot here in Brunswick. At times, the models and photographers braced the sub zero temperatures to capture photos outdoors. It's clear that Leigh & Nadra, of Nadra Photography are passionate about doing whatever it takes to get that great photo. Models, Izzi Mickunas and Felipe Gunter matched their enthusiasm!
The collaboration had been in the works for several months and was a project that New Venture's Maine had awarded a mini- grant for marketing to Ione Floral Design during late 2017. The timeless wedding theme was choreographed between the two venues. Very much like a real wedding, the group started early in the morning at The Brunswick Inn to begin typical wedding day preparation. Kim Doll styled the bride's hair in an elegant vintage inspired updo with fresh flowers. An extraordinary bridal gown was on loan from Andreas's Bridal in Portland, along with a dashing tuxedo for the groom.
Meanwhile, Ione Floral Design was at Henry & Marty Restaurant creating tablescapes. With linens, dishes and table props from the personal collection of Kate Hodgkins and Hatch on Maine, the setting was serene in whites and grays to compliment the lush florals. Garden roses, Italian ranunculus, french tulips, tuberose, stock, queen Anne's lace, astrantia, rosemary and acacia fernleaf comprised some of the winter blooms selected for the centerpieces and bridal bouquet. With the color palette of blush, white, green and copper accented with mercury glass compotes. Hand dyed silk ribbons were specially ordered from Tono & Company to add luxury to the bridal bouquet.
The finishing touch was the arrival of a scrumptious (yes, we ate it later!) three tiered wedding cake provided by Wildflours Gluten Free Bakery. Decorated with blush cabbage roses and sprigs of rosemary, the cake fit the timeless theme perfectly. When the wedding party arrived at Henry & Marty's, the sun was still in the sky but starting to set for the day. Lighting the many candles and candelabras, the room was a glow with a warmth that illuminated artist John Bisbees' background mural. Prosecco toasts made a fitting ending to this glorious day of creative collaboration!
Ione Floral Design would like to thank the following for sharing both talents and resources to create a truly inspiring photo shoot:
Nadra Photography, Henry & Marty Restaurant & Catering, The Brunswick Inn, Andrea's Bridal, Wildflours Gluten Free Bakery, Kim Doll, Izzi Mickunas, Felipe Gunter, Kate Hodgkins, Hatch on Maine. Thank you!!!