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In May I was SO excited to celebrate the engagement of my long-time project manager/ assistant/ right hand Lindsey.  But when she told me she planned to get marries that August I thought she was a little nuts!  Four months to plan a wedding is SO fast, but of course, like everything else Lindsey does, not only did she do it- she did it PERFECTLY.

They decided to get married on August 23rd in a gorgeous chapel very important to her beloved grandparents and have a down-home reception in the field behind her parent’s home.  She was working on a tight budget, and I just had to share the gorgeous pictures (by friend and photographer Sarah Winchester) and details to show off all her hard work! Enjoy!

Lindsey getting ready with the help of her nephew…

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Jewelry borrowed from family, earrings from Bhldn and shoes from Nina.

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I mean, how AMAZING does she look??? Dress by Maggie Sottero (style name Bronwyn), hair by Lisa Frallicciardi and makeup by her maid of honor’s little sister Rory Luoma for Bobbi Brown.

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Bridesmaids bouquets wrapped in burlap…

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Lindsey’s bouquet. Just wait until I tell you about the flowers further down…. you’ll die.

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Perfection getting aboard her trolley….

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Bridesmaids dresses from J.Crew in soft peach in a mix of styles (her color scheme was navy and blush)

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Lindsey and Eric had their “first look” in the garden at her grandparent’s home. Another shot of the back of her dress because it was so gorgeous.

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Eric waiting for his bride…. (Lindsey made his boutonniere!)

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How romantic is this???


The bride and groom posing by a trail in Andover named for her grandparents. As Andrew said when he saw Lindsey enter the church “OMG, she looks like Keira Knightley!”.

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On their way to get married!

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But first a toast, of course!

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Lindsey’s other man in her life, Sampson the Mastiff. Other than the stunning bride and groom, this guy was the star of the party. He’s wearing a bowtie collar from Pecan Pie Puppies on Etsy in navy gingham to match the groomsmen’s shirts!

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Don’t worry Sampson, she still loves you most.

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The AMAZING chapel.

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Lindsey designed, printed and assembled these herself- three times, actually (after a few mishaps!)

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Lindsey and her dad about to walk down the aisle.

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Lindsey’s family owns a tree company so there was a bounty of logs to work with- like this stack with place cards attached with kraft paper tags!

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Pretty beverage details

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Eric and Lindsey’s brothers built this beer bar using taps found on eBay! GENIUS!

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Colorful friends and flowers…

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And Hunter, Lindsey’s nephew, looking adorable.

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The grandmothers snapping Polaroids for the guest book….

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Passed appetizers and the cake baked with love by Lindsey’s aunt.

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OK, guys- these centerpieces were AMAZING.  Eric built the boxes from old wooden palettes himself and Lindsey’s aunt andf cousins foraged most of the greenery from her grandfather’s garden.  The rest of the flowers were bought at the flower market by Lindsey and assembled by her friend Katrina Batal.  She did 15 centerpiece boxes and all 8 bouquets for only $750!!!!! Can you even believe it??

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Personalized seed packets from Vermont Wildflower Farm using a stamp from this Etsy shop.

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Burlap runners and votives from Save-On-Crafts and frames from Michaels, the sweetheart table decorated with vintage plates, candlesticks and vases found at antique shops in Maine.

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Lindsey found these chairs on Craigslist for $10 and spray painted them white and painted the menu sign on old wood. She is one crafty woman!

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The totally delicious food by Above the Clouds.

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The bar was built using a vintage soapstone sink Lindsey’s Dad had (LOVE!)

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The sweet couple’s first dance.

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Sampson thought this whole party was thrown for him- he decided to be a part of the best man’s toast and made out with all the ladies (ahem…)

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The tent from Peterson Party Center was strung with lights donated by a former employer of the groom.

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The beer bar all lit up! :)

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A firpit built by Lindsey’s brothers offered a place to roast S’mores.

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Sampson stole the show again when he waltzed onto the dance floor and laid down and refused to move. :)  Even for these two dancing idiots.

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It was a wonderful event full of love, family effort and happy memories.  CONGRATS LINDSEY & ERIC!!!!










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