It was the venue itself - THE CONTENTED SOLE - that provided the biggest inspiration for Mimi & Stephan's wedding. It allowed the beautiful Maine coast to be their 270-degree backdrop behind the restaurant and wharf. Planted beach grass, ferns and driftwood brought this aesthetic inside. The couple hoped to share their love of Maine and of America's natural history, at a celebration that felt more like a big, raucous dinner party, rather than a staged wedding reception. JAMIE MERCURIO PHOTOGRAPHY was alongside them to capture all the fun!
Mimi and Stephan's relationship began in Maine when they were teenagers, so they returned to Maine for their wedding weekend, and were joined by family and friends from across the country and the world. Mimi's sister, a painter based in Rome, Italy hand-designed many elements of their day including their beautiful invitation suite and table signage. Mimi's flowers were simple yet elegant, with burgundies and pinks, and her bridesmaids holding a single large dahlia. Their first look took place on large cliffs overlooking the ocean. Mimi, barefoot with the wind whipping her veil made her way out to Stephan who was, of course, floored by her beauty!
Their photographer JAMIE shares with us, "Mimi & Stephan tied the knot in a beautiful colonial meetinghouse built in 1775 in Pemaquid, Maine. After an intimate ceremony performed by Stephan's father, they were serenaded by family and friends. Their reception was held at a seaside restaurant called the Contented Sole. Toasts harkened equal parts laughter and tears, and then the guests feasted on what can only be referred to as a gourmet Mexican-inspired dinner of local fish tacos with fresh guacamole and delicious veggies. Through it all, Mimi and Stephan never took their eyes off each other. Their love is special and rare, and I can't wait to see all that they do together in life!"