Google+ Details: Chelsey + David, Part II - Southern Weddings

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We’re back with even more from Chelsey + David’s nautical nuptials!  When this wedding landed in my inbox, I was instantly drawn to the glossy, vibrant cake stand and too-cute cake.  Surprise!  The cake stand was made by Chelsey’s Dad, and the cake was made by her Mom!  Family members, friends, and the couple were also responsible for the graphic design elements, the welcome crossword, the centerpieces, and the favors, among other things.  Pink Orchid Weddings was on hand to pull all of the fantastic details together as the day-of coordinator, while a tent on the grounds of the Moosehead Maritime Museum (207-695-2716) provided just the blank canvas design-minded Chelsey was looking for.  Once again, a huge thank you to Erica Lyn and & Unlimited for sending these images our way! 

P.S. Want even more Chelsey + David?  Check out her posts as Mrs. Gloss on Weddingbee here!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I found my dress at the Filenes Annual Running of the Brides in Boston.  I tried on A LOT of dresses that day; it was like a speed trial for dress shopping and it was exhausting.  I had five girls with me, including my mom, and they ran around for hours collecting dresses for me to try on, needless to say the one I ended up with is the only one I picked out myself!
Describe your wedding flowers: I absolutely loved my personal flowers, I felt they were both romantic and modern.  I chose a lot of flowers that were very structured and ordered, but all mixed together so they looked soft and delicious.  
Describe your wedding cake: I wanted a modern feeling cake that meshe with the relaxed feel of our wedding.  I came up with the design from a combination of other cakes I had seen, and in my quest for perfection decided we would make the cake ourselves.  In the end, we chose a lemon cake with lemon icing and scattered blueberries.  My Dad handmade the three cake stands and we painted them a bright glossy yellow.
Were there any wedding traditions or new ideas you included in the wedding?  During the ceremony, we requested that everyone toss a rock, on which I had written our names and wedding date, into the water and make a wish for us and our future.  One sound I will never forget is all those rocks ‘plunking’ into the water.  We also had a s’mores bar set-up because many of our guests were from out-of-town and it would be a crime to come to Maine and not partake in some marshmallow roasting!
Did you write your own vows?  If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?  
We elected not to use traditional vows and instead composed them from others we had heard and read.  My favorite line would have to be the first:
“I Chelsey, choose you David, to be none other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know.”   
What’s next for you as a couple?  What are you looking forward to in the future?  We are looking forward to buying our first home and welcoming our first member of the family, a puppy!

Congratulations to Chelsey, David + their brand new puppy!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar The Perfect Palette reply

    seriously stunning.

  2. avatar Pat Boudrot reply

    Hi Chelsey — I just read the blog about your wedding on Southern Weddings — It showed up in my Google News Alerts for the Running of the Brides. I am the pr person for Filene’s Basement and have promoted the ROTB for over 15 years–it never gets old. I know shopping at the event is hard work, but most brides say you can’t beat the price or the experience. I would love to see a photo of your dress — it’s hard to see from the photo on this post. You can either e-mail me or post it on Filene’s Basement’s Facebook page. Best wishes to you and David.

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