We are blessed… for so many reasons. One of the things that we cherish most about our work here at French’s Point is that our celebrations are all about family & milestone moments. Every wedding & gathering we host here is a gift; one we give and one we receive back twice again. We know that not everyone is so privileged with work that is so happy. Every once in awhile, we get to host a wedding that has a personal connection to us directly.
In June, we celebrated Marion & Alex, alongside their family and friends. Marion was part of the tribe of children who grew up here with me on Hersey Retreat Road. Her cottage was two doors down from my own. The path between our homes was well-beaten as our raggle-taggle crew roamed freely between homes all summer. Marion is the youngest of the four siblings in her family. Her sister and I played and competed in the Miss Sandy Point Competition, one younger brother was close to my younger brother and her other older brother and I was friends and sweethearts for a summer. Her parents were always kind enough to fold me into their activities at nearby Fort Knox, antique shopping, my first trip to Moody’s Diner & adventures aboard their sailboat. Her father is a doctor who mended a broken foot in junior high after a soccer injury. He is a history buff and brought that history to life with the best stories (somewhat rooted in truth and enhanced with fantasy). Her father and mine were childhood friends that grew up in the same cottages, just doors away. Her grandparents were members of the church that owned French’s Point before we bought it. I considered Marion’s grandparents the matriarch and patriarch of our little summer community. They are a very special family to me, and life-long summer neighbors. Marion might have been the smallest of the sea of cousins in the Bradford Cottage, but she was mighty and adored by all. My sweet father dubbed her “Maid Marion” and to this day, the name has endured for him.
After Alex proposed at the gazebo at French’s Point, they came to me. It seemed for them that celebrating here was the only option, given their connection to the place. They engaged an incredible team of vendors who brought their plans to life for the weekend. Marion in adulthood is an articulate, kind, patient, diplomatic, intelligent, and loving woman. It was such a gift to reconnect with her at this stage in our lives. Alex adores Marion and I am so happy to see the mutual respect and admiration between them. We got to be a part of the sweet, joyful, glorious weekend, and for that, my heart is full.
Bar Services: Trillium
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Michael Beling – Pianist
Ceremony Venue: The Gazebo at French’s Point
Design and Styling: One & Supp
Dinner and Dancing Entertainment: Dan Capaldi
Floral Design: One & Supp
Makeup: Vanesse at Beauty Mark Salon
Officiant: Woodrow Travers
Photography: Brendan Bullock Photography
Planner: The Purple Orchid
Reception Venue: The Sail Cloth Tent at French’s Point
Rentals: One Stop Rentals & Wallace Events
Transportation: Golf Carts
Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Farm House Beach at French’s Point
Rehearsal Dinner Band: John Smedley
Rehearsal Dinner Florist: One & Supp
Rehearsal Dinner Rentals: Wallace Events
Rehearsal Dinner Portable Restrooms: Wallace Events
Rehearsal Dinner Sound: Wallace Events