Rebekah and Samuel were married on May 14th, 2017 at the Ocean Woods Resort in Kennebunk, Maine. While it was a rainy spring day, they made the most of it and enjoyed every moment celebrating their love with family and friends. The details were beautiful – colors of coral, white and green, lovely patterns and succulent favors, which made unique table centerpieces. The couple shared such an amazing first dancethat every eye in the room was turned to them. Their wedding guests soon joined in on the dancing and the rest of the evening was filled with laughter and memorable moments that Rebekah and Samuel will look back on for many years to come. I asked Rebakah to tell me a little more about their special day:
What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning?
I always knew that succulents (the plants in the centerpieces, the cupcake toppers) were going to play a large role in our wedding. I also knew that I wanted it to be a spring wedding, although I didn't envision the spring showers that came along with it!
What was your color palette and your style vision?
The color palette we decided on was coral, white, and the green color found in the succulents. Our style vision was clean and romantic, while at the same time having ornate details such as the succulents or the pattern on the wedding dress.
What is your favorite moment of your wedding day?
Our favorite part was the dancing. Since we don't normally dance we got to see entirely different sides of people and it helped loosen the whole party up. The first dance went off without anything going wrong either, which was a big plus! My husband's grandmother told us afterward that our dance looked like something from the movie La La Land.
What song did you do your first dance to?
Time after Time by She and Him
Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc.
The bouquet was simple, made from white roses and white oriental lilies. The dress was a part of the wedding that I felt extremely confident in, before I even saw it in person. When I went dress shopping, I tried on a few dresses before I tried on the one, everything was very beautiful but I didn't feel like I did when I put on my dress. I always loved big puffy dresses as a little girl, so it was a dream to be able to walk down the aisle in one. The favors were succulent plants which have covered my room for years, and have always brought me a lot of happiness it seemed almost crazy to not have them as our favors. Our cake and cupcakes were made by some wonderfully talented friends; they put so much effort in months in advance. The cupcakes were lemon with a raspberry filling and chocolate with a mousse inside. The cake was chocolate with mousse and vanilla frosting.
What advice would you give to couples who are currently planning their wedding?
Weddings come with a lot of details, some that don't matter in the long run. Focus your attention on the details that really matter to you both and you won't regret it. Also it’s easy to get caught up in all the stress, but on your special day try your hardest to just enjoy it because it goes by fast.
Venue/Catering: Ocean Woods Resort
DJ or Band: Marc Worrell
Florist: Bouquet’s by Sam’s Club
Wedding Favors: Urban Succulents
Hair Stylist: Rachel Morais (Bride’s Sister) (bridesmaid)
Make-up Artist: Paulina DeCastro (Groom’s Sister) (bridesmaid)
Videographer: Joe Genender
Wedding Dress: Andrea’s Bridal, Allure Bridal
Men's Attire: Tuxedos on Broadway
Wedding Rings: Day’s Jeweler’s
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Azazie
Cakes: Melissa Worrell and Liz Garcia
Officiant: Stan Hallett (Bride’s father)