A Romantic Spring Wedding at Clay Hill Farm in Cape Neddick, Maine

Shaylyn Masse  (26 and a stay-at-home mom) and Ryan Maran (29 and an accountant) could think of no better place than their beautiful home state of Maine to gather their family and friends to celebrate their nuptials. The couple planned an intimate affair at Clay Hill Farm in York, Maine, that was both romantic and personal. Tucked away on a winding road in the seaside town, Clay Hill Farm boasts beautiful grounds complete with natural trails, a bird sanctuary and a rustic red barn that provided an idyllic backdrop for the couple’s ceremony. Shaylyn and Ryan selected a soft blush pink, blue and ivory palette for the day that would create an undeniably romantic ambiance without overwhelming the beauty of the natural setting. York Flower Shop created lush arrangements of cabbage roses, peonies and Queen Anne’s lace in soft shades of pink, peach and white to bring Clay Hill’s gardens and dining room to life. For the ceremony, the couple had a ring box custom-designed in the shape of a truck for their three-year-old son to carry down the aisle. “We wanted to personalize something for him to make him feel really special as well,” Shaylyn says. “We ended up finding an Etsy vendor who creates ring bearer pillows that are little handmade wooden pickup trucks. He absolutely loved it and carried it with him all day.” Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests moved inside for a night of dinner and dancing. There, Shaylyn and Ryan incorporated touches like handcrafted state-map table names, representing their love of travel, and a brunch-inspired cocktail hour to give the reception a personal dimension. After a fun-filled evening, the pair sent guests home with jars of jam from Stonewall Kitchen, a local favorite.