Kate & Chris: A Waterfront Wedding in Peaks Island, ME

Since Kate and Chris grew up in Maine, it only made sense to celebrate their union near the water. Chris proposed to Kate during a climb on the rocks

Since Kate and Chris grew up in Maine, it only made sense to celebrate their union near the water. Chris proposed to Kate during a climb on the rocks by a lighthouse. After christening the engagement ring in Casco Bay, the couple planned a vintage waterfront wedding inspired by old movies and autumn colors. The Bride Kate Fifield, 29, marketing The Groom Chris Campbell, 31, web designer The Date October 5 The couple lived near each other and even played together as children. After high school, Chris went on to become an Army Ranger and Kate went off to college at the University of New Hampshire. Ten years flew by and the two found themselves back home in a neighborhood bar where they chatted briefly and later made arrangements to go on their first date. Before they knew it, they were planning their vintage-style, plum, gold, and burnt orange wedding on Peaks Island.

The couple wanted to dance to a modern song that reflected their new partnership. They chose “Two,” by Ryan Adams, and played it through an iPod.
Kate and Chris’ favorite photo included an antique orange bike they’d spotted. “It tied in perfectly with the vintage theme we were going for,” says Kate.
Kate kicked off her heels for a nontraditional photo with the ladies. They mimicked her vintage theme with classic Bordeaux-colored silk dresses.
Kate carried an organic-looking bouquet made up of dark purple fiddleheads and rich green ferns.
Kate complemented her look with jewel-toned elements that tied into the theme -- like her bright orange wedding shoes!
Chris’ groomsmen started his big day with a toast of Absinthe; then the groom gave each of the guys a special gift: a gold tie to wear during the ceremony.
A plum table runner and orange tea light candles set the canvas for the centerpiece that Kate and Chris designed themselves. Purple orchids submerged in tall vases provided dramatic focal points for the tables, each named for one of the couple’s favorite movies.
For a more personal touch, Kate and Chris were married by her two uncles, who are both justices of the peace. As a part of the ceremony, the couple shared the story of how they met, and their guests blew bubbles as they recessed.
The plum ribbon on the cake mimicked the bridesmaids’ jewel-colored gowns. Simple cream cheese icing topped the four-tiered carrot cake. Bittersweet berries wrapped around the base to bring in more from the color palette.