This Couple Tied the Knot on a Sailboat Off the Coast of Portland, Maine
Elena and Art took to the sea for their vows. The couple tied the knot in front of an intimate group of friends while aboard a sailboat off the coast of Portland, Maine. After coming face-to-face with the daunting task of wedding planning, the couple decided to keep things simple and celebrate with a low-key party for their nearest and dearest. "We went into this day with no expectations other than 1. To have a bunch of pretty pictures 2. To have lots of fun with friends," says Elena. "We knew from the beginning that we wanted our wedding somehow, some way to celebrate the beautiful nature of the state we live in. And the views from the bay are just unbelievable! Once we identified that we wanted to do the ceremony on the sailboat, we decided to go with mellow colors to not distract from the natural beauty around us." In keeping with the laid-back nature of the event, Elena and Art chose to DIY many of the wedding details. "My husband owns a furniture-making company and he was responsible for little DIY parts of the decor," says Elena. "Meanwhile, I made my own bouquet and table flower decorations." Following their vow exchange on the water, Elena and Art went ashore for a laid-back restaurant reception to cap off the wedding day.