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Bold Colorful Life Estate

The Setting: the Bold Colorful Life Estate in late September
Maine in September gives a dramatic backdrop to any event. In late September, this year, the trees were aflame with reds and oranges and the sky was aflame with golds and purples.

The wedding was to be held on the lawn, with a view of the river, but the torrential downpour the day before created slippery conditions on the slope to the the wedding was held in the charmingly decorated barn....without a drop of water, thank Mother Nature!

Friends of the Bride and Groom worked tirelessly to deck out the barn and 'Gem Room' for the occasion.
The front of the barn held the benches, while the 'gem room' was filled with pictures of the bride and groom at all ages, and there was a photo booth, for wedding guests to take their own picture for a scrapbook the bride and groom were going to create.

The Groom's antique truck was the center point of the courtyard.
The cocktail hour was still dry, so cocktails and appetizers were offered on the big new reception deck.
Bold....colorful.....beautiful.....bridesmaid 'babes'.....and Bride....
....and a fabulous marimba band from Portland....imagine the Caribbean on a cool September day.....

This gorgeous bride surrounded herself with warm, loving friends and family....

I'm not sure I've ever seen so many beautifully animated faces in one place....

The guests followed the 'bold and colorful' theme in their wedding best.

And here's a summary from a local hip wedding blog, Style Me Pretty, Maine:

Hello Color! If you need a little pick me up this morning, you’ve come to the right place. I mean, why have a single pop of color when you can have a rainbow of wonderful? And how perfect is the venue name – the Bold Colorful Life Inn? It all plays out absolutely beautifully in the images from Leah Fisher Photography below. Add some stunning florals from Beautiful Days and my new favorite gown on the internets right now, and this gallery is one happy place to be today. See it all here.


From the Bride…After knowing each other for over 8 years, we wanted to create a simple, beautiful and meaningful celebration, only shared with a small number of our close friends and family. One thing we really wanted was to find a venue that we could house our wedding party and family for not just the day of, but for the entire weekend. We were so pleased when we found The Bold Colorful Life Inn located in Boothbay, Maine. The Inn not only featured a large farmhouse and small guest cottage, but also a small rustic barn, all right on the ocean which also tied in beautifully with our aesthetic.

Color was the largest inspiration for the day. From the decor and attire to the bridesmaid’s dresses and the display of 100′s of repurposed glass pieces on the family style dining tables. We hired local vendors across the board- even beer brewed the morning before right in the next town over.

We skipped having a DJ or reception band and instead had each guest, along with their RSVP, send in a dance request song. The night was filled with hand-picked songs from all of our friends and family.

The glassware is still displayed in our home, as well as many of our guests’ homes as we asked them to take their favorite piece.

Truly a magical weekend that we relive all the time.


Photographer: Leah Fisher Photography | Dress: Nicole Miller/Madeline's Daughter | Flowers: Beautiful Days | Hair: Bonnies A Cut Above | Cocktail Music: Maine Marimba Ensemble | Cocktail music: Maine Marimba Ensemble. | Farmers tables: Maine Prop House | GA Downing Co: Portable Restrooms | Jims Suit: Joseph's of Portland | One Stop Party Shoppe: Tent & Dinnerware | Oxbow Brewery: Locally made growlers of beer | Pocket Brunch: Cocktail & Dinner | Venue: Bold Colorful Life Inn



A wonderfully connective time....

Dinner and toasting was done in the Camelot tent, set up in the 'little chapel' beside the barn. The bride's mother gathered 200 'bold and colorful' glass containers which held candles and bounced light all around the tables as the guests ate a sumptuous dinner catered by Josh Potocki and the 158 Pickett Street Cafe in South Portland. All the ingredients were local and delicious.

Later that night, the firepit was put to good use with a big bonfire for those who were staying on-site.

Altogether, it was a magical gathering of delightful human beings....and an event that all will remember for a LONG time to come!


Here are photos put together on the groom's website, with wedding photos taken by Leah Fisher Arsenault.

And here are ALL THE photos on Leah's website.


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