Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, September, Fall, Martha Stewart

See you in September

Those among of us of a certain vintage remember the poignant “See You in September” song and it’s that fragile, hopeful yearning we think makes autumn weddings so enchanting.

Maybe it’s the “summer love” who became an autumn husband, or bride. Maybe it’s the invigorating crisp air that greets us now each morning off Linekin Bay. Maybe it’s the fireside snuggles as the leaves flame in tandem with the hearts.

But certainly, fall weddings here at Spruce Point Inn capture all the romance of dramatic amber and violet sunsets and the harvest bounty that goes into the reception menu along with the features now being served in Bogies and 88.  Gone are the pink rosebuds of June and the abundance of August hydrangeas. Now brides turn to farm stand cornucopias of locally harvested apples, pumpkins and eggplant, hand-crafted baskets, trailing vines and chrysanthemums fit for emperors.

Boothbay Harbor seems as sparkly as diamonds in the September sunshine. The sky, as sapphire as the ocean, and framed with branches of crimson leaves and wreaths of woodsmoke.  Wedding guests long remember the hikes along oceanside trails at the Boothbay Region Land Trust, the friends’ night out at Boothbay Craft Brewery or on the links course of Boothbay Country Club. The privacy of the Spa and Zen garden and luxury of having the place to yourselves for the main event.

Sinatra’s classic “September Song” accents the urgency of “these few precious days” on the Midcoast. It’s a perfect time to gather family and friends — including the welcome four-legged wedding party companions Martha Stewart Weddings just recognized us for.

Weddings are the stuff of dreams, the “oceanside memories made in Maine” meant to be clasped in amber. When better to spin that magic than in the season already staged in amber and gold?