Jennifer Gilman & Tyler Fairchild

August 8th, 2014
Peaks Island, ME

Jennifer and Tyler share a love of family and the ocean, not surprising since they grew up in Plymouth, on Massachusetts’ south shore. Family inspired them to plan a destination wedding on Peaks Island, in Casco Bay, a short ferry ride from Portland, ME, near where Tyler’s mom grew up. “We thought it’d be a bit of a mini-adventure,” says Jennifer. It certainly was the day they first visited their venue, the Inn on Peaks Island. “It was cold, raining and there was no power on the entire island,” Jennifer says. Tyler, however, was optimistic that a summer wedding at the Inn would work. “We really had to convince Jen that it would be warm,” he says.

Fortunately, there wasn’t a storm in sight during the wedding, which was a true family affair. Jennifer, a former graphic designer, created the wedding invitations; Tyler’s mom created centerpieces for the reception; Jennifer’s dad hand-lettered table numbers; and a close friend of Tyler’s married the couple. An added surprise was an impromptu performance by an Inn staff member, a former contestant on American Idol, who performed a cappella song during the reception. “Everyone put so much into the wedding,” says Tyler. “It couldn’t have been any better.”


{the wedding recipe}

The Inn on Peaks Island
Peaks Island, ME

Party Dress Express
Fall River, MA

FIELD Sustainable Floristry
Portland, ME

Kim Chapman Photography
Gorham, ME

The Music Man DJ Service
Portland, ME

European Bakery
Falmouth, ME