A Modern, Nautical Wedding at Prouts Neck Country Club in Scarborough, Maine

While there were plenty of blue and white details at Sarah Hawkins (29 and a VP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Brendan Regan's (29 and an analy

While there were plenty of blue and white details at Sarah Hawkins (29 and a VP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Brendan Regan's (29 and an analyst at Ridgetop Research) wedding, the couple put a nontraditional twist on a nautical theme. "We focused the palette around the colors of a mussel: grays, blues, pinks and whites," Sarah says. "Brendan and I love blue and white and we wanted a very fresh look to our wedding to appropriately tie in a "seaside" feel without being too cutesy in a nautical theme." This palette tied into the blush and off-white floral arrangements, blue escort cards, pink bridesmaid dresses and Brendan's navy blue suit coat. Small mussel shells were also used as menu decorations. Naturally, the entire affair took place along the coastal peninsula of Scarborough outside the early-1900s Prouts Neck Country Club. —Allie Volpe

Sarah's off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown featured delicate lace detailing along the neckline, illusion back and sleeves. The lace continued throughout the skirt and train. "I am a very classic person, so I knew I wanted a classic and sophisticated look," she says.
Dressed in knee-length dresses (except for the maid of honor), the bridesmaids wore light pink Amsale in varying styles and with different shoes. Their bouquets were primarily white florals with touches of blush.
Brendan donned a navy blue suit coat, a light-blue shirt and tie, and khaki pants. Sarah gave him a Tiffany belt buckle with their wedding date inscribed in Roman numerals. Groomsmen wore similar ensembles but with white pants.
Veil and dress blowing in the New England summer breeze, Sarah meets her bridesmaids to take a classic trolley ride to the wedding venue.
For her "something blue," Sarah wore a pair of velvet blue Stubbs & Wootton slippers adorned with red lobsters. They were both nautical and comfortable.
Wedding programs were designed by El's Cards from Greenland, New Hampshire. They created a custom watercolor painting of St. James Chapel, where the couple were wed.
To keep the integrity of the church intact, Sarah and Brendan did minimal decorating to St. James Chapel, a church the bride attended frequently growing up. "I loved the seaside feel," Sarah says. "When you enter the church, it feels as though you were in the haul of a ship."
"I did not have much say when it came to the flowers, only that I wanted mostly white with touches of blue mixed in," Sarah says. She left most of the floral planning to her mother and florist Kate Marin from Beautiful Days, who created the day's arrangements.
Churchill Catering offered an oyster boat during cocktail hour, which took place off the first hole at Prouts Neck Country Club in Scarborough, Maine. "The weather was perfect, and to this day I still have people tell me how our cocktail hour was one of the best they have ever been to," Sarah says.
The reception was in a large tent overlooking "clam flats." The decor was mostly white, with white tablecloths, napkins, seat coverings and alternating high and low floral centerpieces. "I wanted a very fresh look, since I knew the backdrop of the sea would be the main event," Sarah says. "So I wanted something that would highlight, not take away from, the breathtaking view."
The wedding cake was iced in off-white and featured small bunches of fresh greenery. Additional decorative dots of icing added texture. The cake's flavor? Sarah's favorite: Funfetti.