Family Was the Focal Point of this Boho Backyard Elopement in Maine

New husband and wife hugging their two daughters on their wedding day

When Brittany and Nicolas decided to get married after several years of dating, they knew they wanted this moment to be just about them. They teamed up with Dana Kramer of Haus of Gravity to create a small, incredibly intimate backyard wedding ceremony. Their beautiful daughters Madeline (pictured left) and Celine (pictured right) were the only witnesses to this spectacular day!

Abigail Renee was on the scene to capture the beauty of this occasion. In lieu of an extravagant party, Brittany and Nicolas chose to keep things simple. They savored the joy of the day by getting ready together as a family throughout the afternoon. In the evening, they dined on a local Maine lobster meal. The beauty of their backyard was elevated with boho florals crafted by Sarah’s Floral Design. June 15, 2021, marked the day of their wedding – 7 years to the day their relationship first began.

calligraphy invitation suite

The elopement was announced to friends and family via timeless, boho-inspired notices by Kate’s Calligraphy. Not only is it beautiful – but it also served as a memento for their loved ones to commemorate the occasion!

Getting Ready at Home

Two little girls fixing their mom's wedding dress train

Brittany donned a budget-friendly wedding gown from Lulu’s to celebrate the big day. Celine and Madeline were the sweetest (and most helpful!) flower girls to their mother.

white and terracotta bouquet

Bride in an off the shoulder boho wedding gown at home

All the Little Details

Modern open concept wedding ceremony setup

Eloping doesn’t mean you don’t get to have a beautiful ceremony backdrop! Gorgeous fluffy pampas grass and terracotta flowers by Sarah’s Floral Design made this backyard truly come to life.

Flowers girls toss petals down the aisle

Celine and Madeline made the cutest flower girls!

Husband and wife say their vows in their backyard boho wedding ceremony

Flower girls watch their parent's elopement

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

The most memorable moment was exchanging vows in front of our daughters. It was so special. Also, my husband accidentally popping the champagne too early and it sprayed all over my face and hair! Haha!

Parents celebrate their first kiss as a married couple

Marital Bliss!

Married couple celebrate their backyard elopement

'We Eloped' Tambourine

Maine Boho Backyard Elopement

The love between this beautiful family is the only thing this wedding needed to make it breathtaking.

Flower girls hugging during their parent's elopement

Maine Boho Backyard Elopement on the grass

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Make it about you, don’t listen to anyone else’s opinion. Also, ALL of the little details are SO worth it!

Boho bride in her at-home backyard elopement ceremony

The blushing bride is a vision on her wedding day!

Dinner for Four

Black and white themed reception table

The happy couple and their daughters feasted on a delicious, local meal for dinner. No wedding in Maine would be complete without a little lobster! 

Groom's place setting for his backyard elopement

Bar and dessert cart for wedding

Bride and groom cut their wedding cake

This beautiful white cake by Sandpiper Cake Shop was the perfect dessert for their family of four.

With the stress and anxiety that can come with planning a wedding, it’s important to have a reminder of why couples get married in the first place. Brittany, Nicolas, Celine, and Madeline are the prime example of what weddings are all about – love. Congratulations to your beautiful family!  

photography: Abigail Renee Photography // venue name: Private Residence, York, Maine, USA // event design: Haus of Gravity // planning: Haus of Gravity // florals: Sarah's Floral Design // makeup artist: Beaute Call Makeup // videography: Erin of Boston // paper goods: Kate's Calligraphy // calligraphy: Kate's Calligraphy // desserts: The Sandpiper Cake Shop // officiant: Julie Draper