A Rustic Outdoor Wedding at the Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine

Christine Sullivan (36 and a higher education donor-relations professional) and Patrick Sullivan (36 and a small-business owner) had an intimate weddi

Christine Sullivan (36 and a higher education donor-relations professional) and Patrick Sullivan (36 and a small-business owner) had an intimate wedding ceremony in New York, but still wanted to celebrate their marriage with their family and friends in Maine. “Hosting a party in Maine was important, since this is where we have started our life together, and we wanted to show everyone the beauty of Maine,” Christine says. The Barn at Flanagan Farm provided a quaint, laid-back setting with plenty of room for their 135 guests to roam. They kept the decor to a minimum to let the restored barn, chandeliers and manicured grounds speak for themselves. Lani Toscano Planning & Design teamed up with Emily Carter Floral Designs to add a few rustic accents here and there, including flower-filled tins and eclectic vintage decor. Christine and Patrick highlighted their love of music with not one but three bands. The bluegrass group Jerks of Grass entertained during the cocktail hour while guests sipped on Maine craft beers. Velourosaurus got everyone dancing after dinner, and the Phish cover band Parton Me Doug capped off the late-night set. Our favorite detail? Fire & Company wood-fired catering! They brought in vintage trucks and old-fashioned smokers, and cooked all the food on-site, from dinner to s’mores. See all the details, beautifully captured by Maine Tinker Photography, below.

Christine chose a white sheath-style dress with a low-draped back, which she paired with a beaded sash to convey an elegant, old-Hollywood look. She wore her hair in a loosely styled updo, complete with a floral hair accessory with a touch of blue that matched her blue peep-toe pumps.
"We had been to Flanagan Farm previously for the Flanagan's Table dinner series and knew it would be the perfect venue to host our party," Christine says. The grounds and barn comfortably hosted their 135 guests for a laid-back reception that highlighted Maine's natural beauty.
Colorful flower arrangements in rustic tins added vibrant pops of color to the wooden farm table. Emily Carter Floral Designs used deep fuchsia peonies, purple tulips, stock, garden roses and green ferns to stand out among lanterns and tealights.
Christine and Patrick printed their farm-to-table dinner menu on a neutral backdrop framed with pink and white flowers and greenery. The menu cards matched the bright hues in the flower-arrangement centerpieces.
The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine, offered a refined wooden interior with exposed wooden beams provided a rustic setting where guests dined and danced the night away. A wooden farm head table ran through the center of round dining tables set with white linens and folding chairs. Chandeliers added an elegant ambience.
Metal vases filled with candles and bright flowers decorated tall white cocktail tables where guests rested their drinks, including Maine craft beers, as they meandered around the farm.
Christine and Patrick aren't kidding when they say they love music. In fact, they had three bands. Jerks of Grass entertained with bluegrass during cocktail hour. After dinner, Velourosaurus got everyone dancing, followed by Parton Me Doug to finish the night.
“We chose Fire & Company catering because we felt their approach to catering lent itself to the uniqueness of our party,” Christine says. They cooked the entire dinner at the farm and topped it off with s'mores, hot from a wood-fired oven. "Having the vintage trucks and the food being smoked and cooked on-site was a thrill to see," Christine says.
Instead of dessert, they chose to have the Love Kupcakes truck serve cupcakes to their guests. The food truck parked outside the barn and provided multiple delicious flavors for guests to choose from.