Sampson first contacted me when I happened to be vacationing overseas in Finland. We exchanged a lot of emails before connecting on the phone to discuss his and fiancé Megan’s industrial style wedding. It was through these emails that I got a sense of his and Megan’s laid-back, relaxed and loving personalities.
An Industrial O’Maine Studios Wedding
Both Sampson and Megan are graphic designers by profession and artists by nature and they wanted to incorporate their ability for finding beauty everywhere and their laid-back, loving personalities into their wedding.
From the get-go Megan’s artistic talent was a part of their wedding when she decided to design and create their invitation suite herself.
Because Sampson and Megan knew their guests so well they opted to start their ceremony 20 minutes after the published start time to allow for latecomers. This allowed for some very neat family photos in front of the rolling garage door of O’Maine Studios – which added to the industrial vibe of their wedding.
Their ceremony was held in the back yard of O’Maine. The cozy arrangement of the chairs for their guests added to the relaxed nature of their ceremony, with a few even opting to sit at the picnic tables. I had been keeping an eye on the weather radar all day as I knew rain would be moving in later in the day. Luckily, even with the delayed start time the ceremony, performed by Sampson’s brother, finished just as the skies opened up. As the bridal party retreated into O’Maine Studios their guests, quite unexpectedly, picked up the chairs they were sitting in and headed for the reception.
To keep with the laid-back and industrial feel of their wedding Megan and Sampson opted to have cocktail hour in the prep kitchen of O’Maine. Family and friends had prepared various serving trays of cured meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, nuts and breads that were artfully displayed on the butcher block island of the kitchen, while Maine Mixologists poured drinks for guests.
Megan’s Aunt Peg was the MC for the evening and invited guests to take their seats at the long farm tables, Megan and Sampson had rented from O’Maine studios. There were 6 rows of tables, each adorned with dozens of different sized and shaped glass jars and bottles and candles. The bottles were filled with ferns, lemon leaf, roses, carnations and other assorted burgundy, red, cream and blush pink flowers.
Table by table guests went up to the Mainely Burgers food truck, which was parked in front of O’Maine, to place their dinner orders. Mainely had created a special menu which guests could choose from.
Instead of a band or DJ Megan and Sampson had created several playlists and rented a small sound system which was perfect for laid-back ambiance of their wedding.
After dinner guests could dance the night away, enjoy the cool Maine summer weather outside by the fire pit or help themselves to an array of goodies from the ice cream bar.
Megan and Sampson’s wedding was so special to work on because it felt so true to who they were as a couple and their personalities. Even though there were a lot of DIY aspects to their wedding there were still a lot of moving pieces to coordinate and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Planning & Coordination – Lindsay Jayne Events
Floral Design – Lindsay Jayne Florals
Photography – Stacey Anderson Photography
Venue – O’Maine Studios
Catering – Mainely Burgers
Bartending – Maine Mixologist
Rentals – A+ Party Rentals
Bridal Gown – Jim Hjelm at VOWS Bridal Outlet
If you want a fun, laid-back wedding like Megan and Sampson’s schedule a free consultation with us!