Hilary Szymujko + Andy Howe

ranunculus and a garden rose boutonniere
close of of brides hair done by Bei Capelli
signature wedding cocktail with lime
peonies, ranunculus, Italian ruscus, and garden rose bouquet
maine lobster dinner for wedding
cabbage island clambakes lobster dinner at wedding
lobster mac and cheese wedding hors d'oeuvres
bride and groom portrait at newagen seaside inn
homemade layered wedding cake with flowers on top
sewagen seaside inn boat docks with lobster boat in background
sewagen seaside inn boat docks
candlepin bowling at wedding
bennie alice cruise to cabbage island leaving from boothbay

July 14th, 2018

Southport, Maine

It was an international affair that brought Hilary and Andy together for their Seacoast wedding. “We met in London, then lived in Hong Kong for 3 ½ years, and then moved to New York,” says Hilary. “Since I’m originally from New Hampshire and he’s from Massachusetts, having our wedding in New England was like a homecoming for us.”

Hilary estimates that more than a third of their 130 wedding guests were from London and Hong Kong. “We loved that it was like having a destination wedding, but in our own hometown. We wanted a venue where all our guests could stay on site or at nearby inns, and Newagen was perfect for that,” she says. For early arrivals, there was a Thursday night bonfire with s’mores. On Friday night, the couple hosted a lobster bake on Cabbage Island, a short boat ride off
the Maine coast.

For Hilary, the most poignant moment of the ceremony was when Andy’s sister read out loud a letter from their grandmother, who could not attend the wedding. “It offered us her advice, coming from a successful and long-lasting marriage. It was very touching,” says Hilary.

The wedding was followed by an after-party in Newagen’s game room, where light snacks, drinks, a photo booth, and foosball kept partiers going until the wee hours. And Sunday morning, a farewell breakfast sent guests off in style.

by Pat Chaudoin

{The Wedding Recipe}

Photography: Rachel Buckley Weddings

Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Newagen Seaside Inn

Planner: SHE Luxe Weddings

Rehearsal Dinner: Cabbage Island Clambakes

Dress: Lovely Bride

Suit: The Groomsman Suit

Hair: Bei Capelli

Makeup: Joya Beauty

Flowers: Honeysuckle Way Flowers

Calligraphy: Ridgely Calligraphy

Entertainment: Christopher Pagli

Cake: Sarah Johnston (bride’s mother)