Destination weddings are usually a three-day event. Part I of this weekend was at the incredible rehearsal dinner held at Hidden Court, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Guests were escorted through the courtyard to the room overlooking the Koi pond. There they found the escort table…where they looked for their seating cards which rested atop a bed of wheat grass:
In the living room, this dramatic arrangement of roses and scabiosa pods sat on a sideboard. It was created in a large square glass container, lined with ti leaves. Bright oranges and shocking pinks were featured both in the house and in the tent.
After enjoying cocktails on the back terrace … overlooking the endless meadow and the Atlantic ocean …on a “perfect” weather day….the guests walked to the tent where they were awed by the decorations on the French farm tables and the spectacular buffet table. The long centerpieces, which included an abundance of unique ferns and flowers: crocodile ferns, fiddle neck ferns, mini calla lilies, cock’s comb, pin cushion flowers, poppy pods, gerber daisies, roses, asclepia and kangaroo paws, artistically arranged in rectangular glass containers. On either side of the centerpieces the décor included very long bird nest ferns and votive candles. For a special effect, each centerpiece was “pin spotted”.
The “Barbeque Chic” menu included shelled lobster on a bed of lettuce, pork ribs, corn, baked beans, grilled vegetables, jalapeno corn bread and much more. Churchill Caterers provided the most delicious food and impeccable service.
An arrangement of vegetables and flowers sat atop a small table in front of the buffet table.
What a fabulous evening at this magical estate: happy guests, delicious food, beautiful flowers, perfect weather…and yes, a full moon!!