A Rustic Waterfront Wedding at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Three years after bonding over their love of cycling and bikes, Daisy Wong (30 and a merchandiser) and Ryan Chung (31 and a graphic designer) tied the knot at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The pair planned a laid-back, rustic affair with a soft palette of pink, beige and peach that let the beauty of the waterfront locale take center stage. “We chose Linekin Bay because it was an all-inclusive venue. Guests stayed on the premises and were able to walk to all of the event,” Daisy says. “That was the deciding factor for us, since we had learned from previous weddings that traveling between events could be a nuisance.” Guests gathered at the resort’s oceanfront lawn for the ceremony, where Daisy and Ryan exchanged vows against a backdrop of sparkling blue water. Since their “I dos” were in such a picturesque setting, Daisy and Ryan limited the decor to a few elegantly arranged bouquets of pink and white blooms. Short and sweet was how they rolled, but the ceremony was not short on sentiment. Ryan’s brother-in-law officiated, and the couple made a point of honoring their mothers with a rose ceremony. The newlyweds then kicked the celebration into high gear, ushering their families and friends into Linekin Bay’s main lodge for the reception. Bundles of bright dahlias, roses and succulents filled vintage vases displayed in rustic wooden vessels, and burlap linens helped achieve an air of country charm. “We really wanted to re-create that summer-camp experience we all loved as kids,” Daisy says. Taking their coastal locale into consideration, Daisy and Ryan treated their guests to a traditional lobster dinner, which they followed up with live music performed by Joe Farren. “We tried to add a personal touch by DIYing most of the ephemera,” Daisy says. “Luckily, Ryan is a designer and was able to design our invitations, save-the-dates, escort cards, table numbers and cake toppers.” The party didn’t stop after the last song had played; Daisy and Ryan led their guests down to the water for a bonfire, complete with s’mores and grilled cheese. A tip from Daisy: “It’s going to be stressful leading up to the big day, but the wedding itself will pass by you like a blur. Remember to take a few minutes to yourselves to savor the moment.” —Libby MacCarthy