We’re so in love with the mountain wedding inspiration from this styled shoot at Merrill House in Maine that we just had to share. Many wintry weddings opt for a simple color palette of red and green, but post-holiday weddings in the snow deserve their own pops of color. The emerald, gold, and radiant orchid color scheme is perfect for both a mountain setting and a stylish couple. The shoot was impeccably styled by Pencil Events, who collaborated with Watershed Floral to create a cohesive and romantic floral design to carry out the mountain wedding theme.
Here’s what Megan Marsh of Pencil Events had to say about the inspiration behind the shoot:
We began planning for this winter shoot by imagining the story of a young, edgy couple: they might road trip through Maine, stumble on their dream wedding spot, gather their closest friends, and nestle in for a cozy shindig. It takes a feisty couple to brave New England winter but some of the most stunning and sweetest weddings in Maine happen deep in the winter months.
We wanted to juxtapose the all-American motifs of mountainous Western Maine with young love—equal parts gritty and sugary sweet. Merrill House was the stunning backdrop for this shoot and contributed the first of our three prominent colors: mustard. The pine trees native to Maine and the grounds at Merrill House offered a second obvious color: hunter. To add that sugary touch of romance, we chose rose quartz pink as the final guiding color. Once we arrived on rose quartz pink, incorporating minerals and gemstones native to the region was a natural next step and provided a sparkly, romantic touch to the shoot.
Throughout the design, we juxtaposed the cozy with the chilly, the handmade with the organic, the soft with the spiky, and the antique with the modern for a winter shoot that is distinctly contemporary American.
The Talented Team:
Photography – Kate Crabtree Photography
Event Planning – Pencil Events
Venue – Merrill House
Floral Design – Watershed Floral
Catering – The Good Food Store
Cake – Wild Oats Bakery
Officiant – A Sweet Start
Invitations – Parrot Design Studio
Makeup Artist – Stacia Tetrault
Groom’s Apparel – Find
Jewelry – Maine Mineral + Gem Museum
Pottery & Servngware – Edgecomb Potters
Minerals & Gems – Maine Mineral + Gem Museum