Perhaps a Mad Men binge-watch had something to do with it or perhaps it was always in their bones, but when Jamie of Jamie Mercurio Photography and Sara of Lulu & Co. Events discovered their mutual love for that mid-century-modern style, they knew it was a shoot just waiting to happen! These two hit Portland, Maine’s top vintage shops, seeking out props and fashion to reflect a design true to the era. The final piece, a team of incredibly talented vendors, brought their retro inspiration to life.
Too early for cocktails?? We think not! Grab your favorite libation and let’s have a look at the day, captured by Jamie Mercurio Photography!
Jen Pepper from The Chatty Press designed the laser cut wood for the invitation suite, in addition to creating chic mirrored drink stirs with atomic stars!
YES to these colors! The totally dreamy bouquets, arrangements, and wall installation were mostly locally sourced and then created by Leslie, the floral goddess behind Marigold Floral Studio.
Is it just us or are bar carts the best thing ever?? Instant design upgrade in the home, plus — cocktails on wheels! Absolutely essential. Here are a few of our favorites to get your Don Draper on at home!
Portland Flea For All proved to be a treasure trove for Jamie and Sara. As they were sourcing props for the shoot, they happened upon this amazing 1960’s asymmetrical white cocktail beaded dress with an adorable bow. It felt so much like fate that they purchased it right then and there, without measurements or dress size. Turns out, it was a PERFECT fit for their bride, Tara!
YUM. The Asian-inspired cuisine was whipped up by Harvest Moon Catering Co. and it’s sooo pretty!
This a pedestal table white wire egg chairs (plus the vintage glassware and candlesticks) all came from Portland Flea For All!
The team shot at The Stonehouse Manor, a GORGE bed & breakfast venue right down the street from Popham Beach.
Loving that brocade bridesmaid dress?! It’s also vintage, and came from another local shop called Everchanging Seasons. The girls’ mid-century-inspired hair and makeup was created byAriel Johnson Makeup who updated the beehive-and-big-ponytail styles of the time for a more modern look.
Looking for some 60s vintage dresses? Etsy is FULL of gems! Here’s a few from our favorite Etsy shops to get you started:
The retro-inspired off-kilter cake, macarons, hand-decorated sugar cookies and delicate neon meringues were created by the very talented Melissa Bear Brook Bakery — obsessed with this cake!!
We’re lovin’ that 60s vibe! Thanks to the team for sharing such fun inspiration with us!
photography: Jamie Mercurio Photography // venue name: The Stonehouse Manor, Popham Beach, Maine, USA // event design: Lulu & Co. // florals: Marigold Floral Studio // wedding dress: Vintage // wedding dress boutique: Portland Flea For All // hairpiece: Lulu & Co. // bride's ring: Springer's Jewelers // bridesmaid dresses: Vintage and Everchanging Seasons // hair stylist: Ariel Johnson Makeup // makeup artist: Ariel Johnson Makeup // paper goods: The Chatty Press // catering: Harvest Moon // cake: Bear Brook Bakery // desserts: Bear Brook Bakery // tabletop rentals: Portland Flea For All // furniture rentals: Portland Flea For All // models: Tara Cavanaugh and Kendyll Farley // drink stirs + coasters: The Chatty Press