In case you haven’t noticed, bridal stories are few and far between here on Camille Styles. But we actually love attending weddings, talking about weddings, and finding those (truly rare) gorgeous bridal submissions that come to our inbox. We fell in love with this one from our friends Brita Olsen and Molly O’Rourke and couldn’t wait to share it with you here on the blog. “The overall look of this wedding was inspired by images of turn-of-the-century artist studios, the romance and bounty of fall, the merging of historic spaces and distinctly modern taste, and the the work of wildly talented friends and makers in our community,” says Molly, who is also the florist behind One & Supp in Maine. “We wanted to illustrate a modern bride who is a sexy, confident, and discerning host; a woman who commands the space around her.” Read on to discover the beautiful event they held in an antique artist’s studio in Rockland, Maine.
photographed by emily delamater • concept and floral design by one & supp • art direction by brita olsen creative • styling by sara moffat • hair and makeup by jessa blades • food styling by emily seymour • cocktails by little bitte
The bride’s bouquet (designed by One & Supp) featured dahlias and roses with touches of hellebore, hydrangea, lisianthus and Queen Anne’s Lace. Soft, muted fall tones provided the perfect painterly palette for an art studio wedding.
A Shimmering Pair
The bride wore silver mules from Rachel Comey.
The bride chose a vintage gown by Shop Gossamer that felt “easygoing, but special enough to shimmer by candlelight.”
The location of the wedding was a private artist studio on the top floor of a historic building in the coastal town of Rockland, Maine. The space is owned by painters Gideon Bok and Meghan Brady. “We were inspired by the vaulted space and beautiful decay of the building,” says florist Molly O’Rourke, who was instrumental in bringing everyone together. “When envisioning this intimate and untraditional wedding, it was exciting to imagine utilizing a space that was unusual and full of character to set the scene for this elegant dinner party and celebration.”
Sea Biscuit Bakery created a sweet and simple cake brushed with caramel to resemble the look of a blank canvas.
The paint splattered studio floor made a perfect backdrop for the amazing collection of jewelry styled by Sara Moffat.
Florist Molly O’Rourke styled a boutonniere for the groom that utilized the same pastel palette seen throughout the event.
Rosy cocktails created by Little Bitte were served in antique champagne coupes.
The Perfect Backdrop…
The backdrop for the reception was created by stylist Sara Moffat. She draped several yards of antique, floral printed silk chiffon in an interior window in the reception space. The result was a simple yet elegant seamless backdrop for framing the portraits of the bride and groom.
A Help Yourself Buffet
Guests helped themselves from a casual and artful buffet table.
The candlelit table featured arrangements created by One & Supp floral design.
Photographer Emily Delamater captured the bride and groom in front of the homemade backdrop.
Pretty Place Settings
Each place setting featured a lilac linen napkin set atop hand-thrown plates by ANK Ceramics.
A Laid Back Dress Code
Guests looked chic in modern and relaxed attire.
A Thoroughly Modern Bride
The bride wore her hair up, but with soft makeup and chic modern bangs styled by Jessa Blades.
The bride and groom looking perfectly matched in their modern romantic attire.
The bride shared a fun moment with friends after the ceremony (and before the dinner began.)
All of the cocktails throughout the evening were created by Willa Van Nostrand, owner of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, based in Providence, RI. Pictured is a champagne cocktail garnished with nasturtium flower.
Old Friends and New
The wedding included friends and family of all ages, including one small but stylish guest.
Guests enjoyed a beautiful meal created by Emily Seymour, which featured all local, fall food sourced from Midcoast Maine.
Cheers to the Couple
The meal lasted well into the evening (as all good meals do!)
Late Night Snacks
After dinner, guests enjoyed local concord grapes, heirloom apples and Damariscotta oysters on the half shell garnished with borage flowers.
A Dream Come True
The newlyweds looking totally blissed out and content in this beautiful shot by Emily Delamater.
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