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Christine & James :: Wedding at Days Ferry Congregational and Taste of Maine in Woolwich, Maine

Christine & James were married on one of the most picturesque November wedding days I have ever seen. There was just a little bit of crispness to the air, but the sun was shining brilliantly and there were just a few puffy white clouds in the sky. Christine and her ladies, as well as most of Christine's family, got ready at the Day's Inn in Brunswick, Maine. The biggest attraction of the entire morning was Christine & James' new puppy, who I caught curled up in a tiny ball taking a nap. She is so adorable!

The ceremony itself was at the very "Maine" Day's Ferry Congregational Church in Woolwich. It featured the most gorgeous ceremonial music I have every heard and the most professional flower girl from any wedding I have ever attended. The music matched the day perfectly and everyone was mesmerized by the duos vocals. The flower girl had the biggest smile ever as she careful dropped the flower petals on her way down the aisle without even looking down at her basket once. I swear she must do it professional because she was awesome!

After snapping the formal portraits at the Church, it was off to the oceanside Taste of Maine to celebrate the newlyweds. The centerpieces were some of the most elaborate and gorgeous pieces I have ever seen. The cake... oh, the cake! European Bakery, as usual, outdid themselves with an absolutely stunning three tiered masterpiece that smelled, and I'm sure tasted, amazing. The couple shared their first dance in addition to dances with their parents and an anniversary dance that kept several couples on the dance floor well after the 30 year mark. It was impressive! Even more impressive was watching James' on the dance floor with one of his groomsmen. They were awesome to watch!

Congratulations, Christine & James, and thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day. It was such an honor!

All of Christine & James' photos are posted in their gallery, but you’ll need the password from her in order to see them and order printed goodies. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek from her senior portrait session. To see more, be sure to head over to my Facebook page and hit the “Like” button!

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Date: November 3, 2012  |  Getting Ready: Days Inn in Brunswick, Maine  |  Ceremony: Day's Ferry Congregational in Woolwich, Maine  |  Reception & Caterer: Taste of Maine in Woolwich, Maine  |  Cake Artist: European Bakery in Falmouth, Maine  |  Florist: Debbie's Garden in Harpswell, Maine  |  Hair & Makeup Artists: Tranquility Salon & Spa in Brunswick, Maine  |  DJ Service: The Music Man DJ Service in Kennebunk, Maine  |  Transportation: Affinity Limousine in Portland, Maine  |  Bridal Boutique: David's Bridal


 

Meghan & Shane :: Wedding & Reception at DiMillo's in the Old Port of Portland, Maine

I first met Meghan & Shane in October of last year to chat about their wedding. What struck me the most about them right from the start was how genuine they were and just how well matched they are for each other. Ok, and maybe Shane's smile did, too. We followed up our cup of coffee with a chilly engagement session in Limington, Maine that surprisingly did not result in icicles at the end of our noses. Flash forward to August 25th and the chill was replaced with the most perfect summer weather that they could have asked for.

Meghan got ready with her ladies at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland with an absolutely amazing view of the Old Port. Between the hair spray from all of the up-dos and the bubbly in the mimosas, there were more than enough laughs and smiles going around. Once the primping had concluded and Meghan was in to her stunning gown, it was game time! They held their ceremony and reception at the most quintessential Maine restaurant, DiMillo's, right on the waterfront in the Old Port. The majority of the guests were traveling in to town to celebrate with the lovebirds and they wanted to make it a true Maine destination party for them. And I dare say they got their wish! From the seashell themed centerpieces and amazingly yummy cake from The European Bakery to the stunning view of the waterfront... the entire day was very "Maine".

Congratulations, Meghan & Shane, and thank you so very much for letting me be a part of your day!

Be on the lookout for all of the photos to be ready shortly. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek from their wedding day. To see more, be sure to head over to my Facebook page and hit the “Like” button!

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Date: August 25, 2012  |  Getting Ready Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine  |  Ceremony & Reception Location: DiMillo's in Portland, Maine  |  Bakery: The European Bakery in Falmouth, Maine  |  DJ Service : DJ Fahey  |  Florist: Harmon & Barton in Portland, Maine  |  Bridal Boutique: Madeline's Bridal in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Danielle & Joe :: Wedding & Reception at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine

When Danielle & Joe first contacted me about their wedding in June of 2011, they hadn't set a date yet. August 4th or 11th of 2012 was all that they knew. I immediately told them that I was partial to the 4th since it was my own wedding anniversary. Less than a month later, we met over a couple frosty drinks from Dunkin' Donuts (it was summer in Maine and during a wicked heat wave) and chatted about how they envisioned their day and how I could help to capture it. The date was set as August 4th. The Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine was the location. The ceremony would be in the garden and they would be surrounded by all of their family and friends from across the globe (hello, Alaska family!). Fast forward more than a dozen months later and their visions came to life. It was the perfect day. The temperatures were warm, but not sweltering (unlike my own wedding day when we all melted!) especially with a gentle breeze blowing through the ceremony. Swing Shift had the dance floor hoping all night. The food (& flowers) from the Harraseeket Inn were incredibly! I heard the lobster shots during the cocktail hour were a huge favorite and everyone was gushing about all of the amazing plates during the plated dinner service. From start to finish, I dare say that my anniversary twins could have asked for a better day.

Congratulations, Danielle & Joe! I hope that you had an incredible trip to Napa. I can't wait to hear all about it! Thank you so much for letting me play a role in your day. Good luck starting off the new school year, my fellow educators!

Be on the lookout for all of the photos to be ready shortly. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek from their wedding day. To see more, be sure to head over to my Facebook page and hit the “Like” button!

Date: August 4, 2012  |  Ceremony & Reception: Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine  |  Bakery: The European Bakery in Falmouth, Maine  |  Band: Swing Shift  |  Florist:  Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine  |  Hair Stylist: Jamie Gagnon  |  Make-up Artist: Ginger from I Do Spas  |  Bridal Boutique: Castle Couture in Marlboro, New Jersey