Molly and Marc's Warehouse Wedding at Brick South
The Pinch Me Planning team feels so fortunate to work with wonderful couples from all across the country, weekend after weekend, month after month, each wedding season. We spend most all of our waking minutes helping our couples plan, design, and coordinate their dream weddings in Maine. And while the actual planning and designing process is what makes our hearts skip a beat, nothing beats seeing our couples actually get to celebrate their wedding day surrounded by the people they love the most.
Since we can’t invite you all to each of our weddings, featuring our work through our couples’ wedding days here on the blog is the second best we can do! And today we’re excited to share an awesome warehouse wedding that we helped design in Portland, Maine last fall.
You may remember that we featured a Brick South wedding recently. Well today we’re especially excited to share with you another Brick South wedding. Molly and Marc were married in October of last year, and we had so much fun designing this wedding!
Designing a Warehouse Wedding in Portland, Maine
For Molly and Marc’s warehouse wedding, we utilized a lot of greenery and white which we knew would look amazing against the brick backdrop of the industrial warehouse venue, but we also incorporated a touch of burgundy and blush to soften the overall look. Our team of wedding vendors came through big time to help pull off this final look. Watershed Floral created gorgeous floral centerpieces for the wedding reception, and long garlands were laid down the middle of each table for an extra punch. But the floral details didn’t stop there. The team at Watershed Floral also adorned the chandeliers hanging above the reception, which we still can’t stop looking at.
In addition to the design details of this wedding ceremony and reception, Molly and Marc’s warehouse wedding in Portland was truly one of a kind because there were so many amazing personalized elements. The couple incorporated Molly’s family bible, which is over 100 years old. Multiple generations of her family have all held and signed the bible on their wedding day, and Molly continued to carry on this touching family tradition. Another personalized element was the vellum accent piece added to the reception menus that described donations being made to Marc’s late father’s non-profit. And lastly, there was the absolute labor of love that was the letterboard seating chart. Molly’s sister volunteered to create this as part of her bridesmaids duty, and the final look was clearly worth the effort. Greta Tucker did an amazing job capturing this entire Brick South wedding, and especially love these images that memorialize all of the personal touches.
Now, enough of our recollection of this wedding! Keep reading to hear from the bride herself. Below we’ll share more of our favorite pictures by Greta Tucker, and share with you a fun Q&A we had with the bride Molly.
Molly Shares More About Her Brick South Wedding
How did you and your husband meet?
Marc and I met at a 5k on a freezing cold Boston day. We had both signed up to support our mutual friend's team, but neither of us had ever run a 5k before, let alone on a 10 degree day. We both remember laying in bed that morning brainstorming ways to bail, but mustered up the strength to show up. We officially were introduced at the post-run celebration at Beacon Hill Pub, and the rest, as they say, is history.
What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
We talk about this a lot, and it is so hard to choose! Our vows were very personal, and something we will both cherish forever. The dancing was nonstop and probably the most fun either of us have ever had. But I think my favorite was sitting with my new husband at our sweetheart table, looking around at the beautiful room and everyone that is special to us having the best time, and feeling the most love and gratitude I have ever felt. When I think back to that day, that's what stands out the most.
What was your favorite part about having a wedding planner :) ?
Working with Pinch Me Planning was by far the best decision we made for our wedding planning process. Because we were planning a Portland wedding from Boston in a venue that required bringing in all of our own vendors, hiring a planner felt like a no-brainer and was something we really wanted to prioritize in our budget, but the value we got out of it was beyond anything we could have expected.
Christina was amazing to work with from beginning to end. She understood exactly the vibe we were going for, always wanted to hear my input and opinions on things, but was there to provide extremely helpful guidance and direction when I needed it. In addition to making the day run flawlessly and every decor detail perfect, it would be hard to put a price on her help throughout the planning process. Her knowledge of the Portland wedding industry and connections within it were so valuable. From helping us brainstorm rehearsal dinner options to figuring out amazing lighting alternatives that could fit in our budget to helping us find the perfect after party spot, she delivered.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day was walking into our venue and seeing the total transformation of the space for the first time. It was so much more than we envisioned and really surpassed all expectations. It can be hard to visualize how it will all come together, but it's clear that Christina has not only the right eye and vision, but the ability to execute and make it all happen. We have had so many of our wedding guests say how perfect the wedding was from beginning to end, and so much of that is because of the amazing work from Christina and her team. We can't thank you all enough!
Our Maine Wedding Vendor Team
Venue: Brick South
Photographer: Greta Tucker Photo
Lighting: Ocean Sound and Lighting
Flowers: Watershed Floral
Entertainment: DJ Jon
We can help design your wedding
Designing your own wedding may sound like a dream, but when you actually get into the details you might find yourself more overwhelmed than you anticipated. Especially if you’re planning your wedding from another state like Molly and Marc. We can help! Our approach to wedding design is fully collaborative. You’ll share your own vision of your event concept, and together we’ll make your vision a reality. And since no two events are the same, all packages are customizable to your needs. We can work together to make sure the planning process and timeline suits your needs. Review our wedding planning packages and contact us to start the conversation.
More weddings you might like
If you love the look of this warehouse wedding at Brick South, be sure to take a look at this other real Maine wedding we’ve featured on our blog. We think you might like this one too!