Almost 5 months after Mr. Gloss popped that bling on my finger we had FINALLY secured our venue....and had a date! We are getting married in Greenville, Maine in the middle of Moosehead Lake on the 100yr. old steamship Katahdin, affectionately nicknamed, 'the Kate'.
Our venue (if I can call it that) doesn't typically do weddings, although they have done a few in the past. When I ‘toured’ the boat I spoke to the captain who was EXTREMELY helpful since his daughter was married on the ship two summers ago. There were also a few surprises (good and bad). The good, we can pretty much do whatever we want, including bringing all our own food and alcohol. The bad, even though the boat holds 250, if we want to have everyone in the same area for the ceremony we will probably max out at 120. Which seems like a good number, however, Mr. Gloss and I have really large families. Both Mama Gloss and Mr. Gloss (who shall now be referred to as Mr. G since he thinks it sounds more ‘manly’) have seven siblings each. Yikes – so our guest list is primarily family and a few close friends. Another wrench into my plans was that we had to schedule our departure time around the pre-scheduled tours. Also, I had anticipated being able to have everything ceremony/dinner/dancing on the boat since the last time I was on it I remember it being HUGE, but on my ‘tour’ I quickly realized the spaces feel much smaller after age 7.
I was not deterred however since I had seen all these great modern, nautical photos for inspiration and I was determined to make it work.
images from the knot
I love that they are nautical but not lighthouse/beachy/nautical. They just have such a relaxing feel to them that I want to be present in our big day. The couple in these pictures got married at my ideal location, (not that I'm not super excited about the boat, but this place is seriously beautiful). So, if you have a diesel budget and decide to tie the knot here, please send me pictures so I can re-live my fantasy wedding through you!
And more! The top images are from toast and tables, and I think the pillows are from Pottery Barn, but don’t quote me on that.
Anyways, we won’t go all out nautical/beach theme with lighthouses and starfish since we are not on the ocean and I think that that amount of nautical sometimes rides a fine line between classy and cheesy. I’m planning on using rope and maybe some compass rose elements as my nautical tribute with navy/white/yellow for colors.