Emily + Nigel, Bridgton
September 13, 2014 | Camp Wildwood in Bridgton Photographs by Nadra Photography
Emily and Nigel met in graduate school while studying biology at Harvard. After an evening of bioluminescent kayaking on Tomales Bay, Nigel proposed to Emily at a lookout point that had views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city lights of San Francisco (Nigel’s hometown). He used a ring pop (watermelon flavored) and Emily loved it. When it came time for wedding planning, they wanted a weekend of fun and games such as canoeing, kickball, and square dancing. Camp Wildwood, a boys’ summer sports camp, provided the ideal setting.
“We joked about creating a registry at REI for the sole purpose of putting a tandem bike on it, but then we balked. You can imagine how surprised and elated we were when our friends unveiled a fuchsia tandem bike with trailing beer cans,” says Emily.
MUSIC: Emily’s banjo teacher’s band, the Hi-Tone Ramblers, provided the square dance music, and his friend called the square dance.
DECOR: “We wanted to preserve the casual camp vibe while also keeping it classy for a wedding. The overhead streamers and lights made it happen,” says Emily.
DRINKS: Emily and Nigel are both craft beer lovers, so Beautiful Days created a wooden stand for local craft beers: Baxter Brewing Stowaway IPA, Magic Hat #9, Notch Session Pils, Allagash Black, and Maine Beer Company Peeper.
DRESS: Emily went with a short dress that she fell in love with on Etsy. Designed by Leanne Marshall, it was perfect for the camp setting and square dancing.