Samantha Eanes + Nate Pucko

Colorful Maine lobster buoys provided the perfect backdrop for a Seacoast-appropriate wedding portrait.
Historic wooden boat ribbing.
One of the buildings of the Maine Maritime Museum.
Oysters on ice, from Lady Shuckers.
Samantha’s bridesmaids pitched in to arrange all the bouquets.
Soft peach roses contrast with deep-blue thistle flowers.
The couple poses among the museum’s beautiful grounds.
Nate chose a unique shade of chestnut brown for his and his groomsmen’s suits.
A scenic spot along the Kennebec River.
Samantha gets ready to put on the final touch, her breezy veil.
An emotional moment between bride and groom.

October 22, 2022

Bath, ME

If it takes a village, then Samantha and Nate’s wedding at the Maine Maritime Museum was in good hands. Friends and family members gathered the day before to transform the Maine Maritime Museum into a naturally scenic seaside venue. “I knew I wanted something a little more unique,” says Samantha. “When I saw this, I knew it was a spot our guests would enjoy.” Nate adds, “We wanted something natural that we could make our own.” That included the birch-wood arbor, draped in flowing fabric and overlooking the Kennebec River, created by Nate’s mom and sister. Another family member did the calligraphy. And to top it off, the bouquets and floral arrangements were put together—from flowers ordered online—by the bridesmaids and Samantha’s maid of honor, Emily.

Samantha’s goal was to keep things simple and classic, from the whites and creams of her roses to the elegant crepe dress she had shipped from Australia. “I knew I was taking a risk, but it fit perfectly, no alterations needed. I felt very feminine and elegant in it.” Nate says he opted for a unique color in his and his groomsmen’s suits—chestnut brown—“which wasn’t easy to find.” Finally, as a wonderful touch and homage to family members, the couple’s cake topper was Nate’s grandparents’ from the 1950s, and a table held photos of the couple’s grandparents on their own wedding days.

Written by Pat Chaudoin

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Mary Collins Photography

KYHA Studios (online)

Hair & Makeup:
Parrydise Salon & Spa, Portland, ME

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Seacoast Catering, Nobleboro, ME

Oyster Bar:
Lady Shuckers, Biddeford, ME

Mae’s Café and Bakery, Bath, ME

One Stop Event Rentals, South Portland, ME

Groom’s Attire:
Suitsupply, Boston, MA

Sami Sacha Flowers (online)

Justin Cheverie, Music on the Move, NH

Kay Jewelers (bride);
Furnari Jewelers, Holyoke, MA (groom)