A Couple with a Baby on the Way Plans a Barn Wedding in Maine
Taylor Henderson of Black Bow Events took the reins for their August celebration in Rockland.
What do you do when you pick a date, book your dream venue—and then find out you’re expecting? You hire planner Taylor Henderson from Black Bow Events. Or so it went for Amy Magill and Ryan Brown, who discovered they were going to have a baby girl soon after getting engaged. “I was so occupied planning a birth that [a wedding] was the last thing I wanted to deal with,” Amy says. “Luckily, we had Taylor—I just showed up and it was flawless.” Keeping things intimate, the Maine couple rented out the barn at Primo, a favorite Rockland restaurant, for a low-key but lush August wedding. Best of all, the day came complete with a special guest: the couple’s newborn daughter, Grace, who played the role of flower girl. “I really wanted her to be part of the pictures and memories, even though she was like seven weeks old!” Amy says. “[Fortunately], some trustworthy grandmothers were around to take turns on baby duty.”
Unsure of how her changing body would fit into a wedding dress, Amy ordered a dozen gowns from BHLDN. The winner was a V-neck sheath dress with lace sleeves and a fun bow detail in the back.
Amy and Ryan opted to forgo both a wedding party and a celebrant. Instead, Amy’s older brother, Christopher, carried flower girl Grace down the aisle, while her younger brother, Michael, married the couple.
To outfit the space, planner Taylor Henderson ordered a lavender tablecloth with a white lace overlay, and decorated the main table with copper accents and greenery.
Primo pulled out all the stops for the couple’s spread. Appetizers included a fresh peach salad with prosciutto and burrata, while the main course featured swordfish served family style.
Primo grows most of its menu offerings on the onsite farm, which holds crops as well as livestock. “It’s a really cool, sustainable operation that has amazing food,” Amy says.
The floral arrangements incorporated bellflower, garden rose, gladiolus, and verdant leaves.
Band White Cat Events
Bride’s Dress BHLDN
Catering Primo Restaurant
Ceremony Musicians The High Spirits
Hair Sogno Salon
Planner/Stationery Black Bow Events
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