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Quirky Elegant Wedding at Camp Mataponi

August 20, 2015 | nicole

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Held at a girls’ camp in Maine, Ali and Jon’s elegant wedding was perfectly quirky in every way. The pair shared their first look along a wooden staircase outside of a cabin at Camp Mataponi before saying “I do” in a field overlooking Sebago Lake. Catherine Rhodes Photography captured exceedingly gorgeous portraits of the newlyweds as they explored the camp grounds together, and she beautifully documented stunning details like the lavender and pink bouquet by Watershed Floral and the bride’s glittering hairpiece by Twigs & Honey.

The Couple:

Ali and Jon

The Wedding:

Camp Mataponi, Naples, Maine

The Inspiration:

We got married at Camp Mataponi, which is already such a beautiful venue. I knew we wouldn’t have to do too much to make it really pop. If we had to name our theme, I guess it was rustic elegance with a touch of quirkiness. I wanted to let the flowers do most of the work, and Sarah from Watershed Floral really delivered. The flowers were stunning and brought so much life into the space.

For wedding day fashion, I wanted to look like an ethereal fairy princess (I’m secretly still 12 at heart). I loved my dress and shoes from BHLDN and my belt and hair piece from Twigs & Honey.

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The Moments:

Our favorite moment was the first look. Catherine, our photographer, had suggested we do this and I am so glad that we did. You’re just bursting at the seams with excitement and anticipation. To be able to have that moment alone to just be with each other and really take in the moment was really special. We were both able to breathe after that and we were able to head to the ceremony without the jitters…mostly ;)

The Couple Recommends:

Catherine from Catherine Rhodes Photography was so wonderful to work with. She was responsive and super helpful with hashing out all of the “day of” details. She also made us feel so comfortable during our formal pictures. We are overjoyed with how the photos came out.

Sarah at Watershed Floral did an amazing job. We knew at our first meeting with her that we were in good hands. She was responsive and with a few photos of inspiration from us, she really just nailed the look we were going for.

So happy with the choices that we made for our big day. It wouldn’t have all come together without them!!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Catherine Rhodes Photography
Venue – Camp Mataponi
Floral Design – Watershed Floral
Catering – Portsmouth Catering Co
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Twigs & Honey

Congratulations to Ali and Jon on their romantic Maine wedding and thanks to Catherine Rhodes Photography for sharing! Thinking about tying the knot at your childhood summer camp? Check out Samantha and Kieran’s summer camp inspired wedding at Camp Geronimo!

xoxoNicole

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3 Comments

  1. Nicely framed shots by the photographer.

  2. The first picture looks very amazing and it’s background place also nice .

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