Artist Studio Wedding
Photography: Emily Delamater
Concept and Floral Design: Molly O’Rourke, One & Supp
Planning & Art Direction: Brita Olsen Creative
Hair & Makeup: Jessa Blades
Styling: Sara Moffat, LDBA
Food Styling: Emily Seymour
Molly O’Rourke of the creative design studio One & Supp imagined an event that featured a special group of inspiring makers in an intimate and stylized setting. So, she partnered with photographer Emily Delamater and NYC-based event planner Brita Olsen to bring to life this truly dreamy art studio wedding. “The overall look of this wedding was inspired by images of turn-of-the-century artist studios, the romance and bounty of fall, the merging of historic spaces and distinctly modern taste, and the work of wildly talented friends and makers in our community,” says Molly.
The event took place in Rockland, in the private studio of artist Gideon Bok (husband of artist Meghan Brady from Edgar Allen Beem’s earlier article “Bright Primary Brady”). The lofty old space was originally built in the 1800s, giving it a raw and authentic feel that was ideal for Molly’s vision. “When envisioning this intimate and untraditional wedding, it was exciting to imagine utilizing a space that was unusual and full of character to set the scene for this elegant dinner party and celebration,” she said. For inspiration, they took cues from turn-of-the-century European ateliers, historic images of Picasso and portraits of his many muses, and the playful style and sketches of Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
The spaces were styled by Sara Moffat of LDBA (L’Ecole des Beaux Arts) in New York, lending an expert eye and her vast collection of vintage workwear, gorgeous textiles, and studio supplies. Emily Seymour created and styled a beautiful dinner that featured delicious, simple dishes highlighting seasonal ingredients from several wonderful Maine purveyors. The meal concluded with a classic single-tier vanilla buttercream cake by Julia Everist, brushed with caramel to give the look of a blank canvas. Guests sipped champagne cocktails and artfully crafted libations by Little Bitte throughout the evening and enjoyed natural wines from Portland’s Maine & Loire wine shop.