A Nautical Beach Wedding at The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine

Since Alyssa Welsh (26, a Purchasing Buyer) and John Rake (36, an Engineer) decided to have a mid-summer wedding on the ocean, they felt it was only natural to go with a beach, nautical theme. The couple held their wedding at The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine, a historic landmark built in 1914. A color palette of tiffany blue, navy blue and tan, and nautical decor elements like fishbowl centerpieces filled with sand and seashells and monkey fist rope knot table numbers, brought out the gorgeous ocean setting of their wedding. After a cocktail hour with passed seafood appetizers of lobster quiche and bacon wrapped scallops and a dinner of chicken wellington and prime rib, everyone enjoyed whoopie pie desserts and a bite out of the couples amazing nautical cake with sugar "sand" and seashells spread across the layers!