Samoset Resort Rockport Maine Wedding: Katie and Don

Katie and Don had a small, intimate wedding at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine on August 21st, 2016. The Samoset Resort was a wedding venue I had been hoping to photograph, so I delighted when I found out that the couple would be married there. Even though the day was foggy, we made the best of the day. The Resort has a beautiful flower garden and a lovely green golf course. I’m so very honored to have been part of their special day.

From the bride…

When and where did your engagement take place? Please describe the proposal.

We got engaged at The Inn at Sunset Hill in New Hampshire on February 21, 2016. After coming back from Ice Castles, we went for a walk to the lookout over the White Mountains. After a few minutes, he got down on one knee and proposed!

What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning?

Both of us had envisioned a small outdoor wedding either on the ocean or at a country club.

What was your color palette and your style vision?

We wanted a simple, elegant wedding. Our colors were purple and white.

What is your favorite moment of your wedding day?

My favorite moment was standing at the beginning of the aisle, waiting to walk down to my soon-to-be husband with my father escorting me, and all of my family and friends smiling.

What song did you do your first dance to? 

From the Ground Up by Dan + Shay

Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc.

Our flowers were beautiful purple and white calla lilies and white and lavender spray roses. My wedding dress was an elegant, strapless ivory Casablanca gown. Our favors were small champagne shaped bottles with candies and a sandal keychain. Our cake was a delicious lemon-blueberry, chocolate truffle, and mudslide flavored 3 tiered masterpiece from SugarTree Bakery. It was decorated with beautiful fresh flowers.

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?

With all the stress of planning, always remember that everything will come together and no matter what happens, it will be a perfect day because you get to marry the love of your life!


Photography: Trina Dinnar Photography

Wedding Planner: Linde Schwartz of Samoset Resort

DJ or Band: Erik Klausmeyer from Double Platinum Celebrations

Catering: Samoset Resort

Florist: Hoboken Gardens

Hair/Make-up: Level 10 Salon

Videographer: None

Dress /Shoes: Andrea’s Bridal

Cake: Darci Lynn Chickering-Morris from Sugar Tree Cakes

Officiant: Reverend Seth Jones