Mariner's Church Banquet Center

Praise from Emily & Coleman

Praise from Emily & Coleman

★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

"WOW, where do I begin?!?! Susie was incredible and the best money I could have spent on our wedding. When my husband and I got engaged, I spent weeks looking for the perfect photographer. There were so many, I couldn't make a decision. Had I known then what I know now after working with Susie, it would have been a no brainer. The entire day of my wedding I was blown away by her talent, her organization, discreteness, and efficiency."

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Emily & Coleman's Wedding at Mariner's Church in Portland's Old Port

Emily & Coleman's Wedding at Mariner's Church in Portland's Old Port

Almost a year ago, Emily reached out to me about her wedding and we met over coffee shortly thereafter. Meeting felt like hanging out with an old friend. I loved hearing the story of how Coleman proposed in front of their dishwasher and of their plans for their wedding ceremony at Holy Cross where they first met. Fast forward almost a year and the big day was finally here this past Saturday. I met Coleman for the first time while he and his guys were partaking in the usual wedding day shenanigans (including Holy Donuts, I might add). They had me in stitches within moments of my arrival at his parent's house! Afterwards, I met Emily at her home to capture her last moments before slipping on her wedding gown from Andrea's Bridal. With the Portland Discovery trolley's arrival, they were quickly whisked off to Holy Cross for Emily to marry her best friend.

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Trish & Rob's Spurwink Church & Mariner's Banquet Center Wedding in Portland Maine

It is hard to believe that it's been almost 10 months since Trish & Rob tied the knot, but now is as good a time as any to look back at their fun, family focused wedding last September. Why? Because I'm celebrating the arrival of their baby girl! Yipee!

Trish & Rob were married on a super sunny (aka hot) September day in a very touching ceremony held at the Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth. It's hard to pin point which memory stands out the most. Trish's bubbly smile from her pure excitement (and nerves)? The fact that Rob couldn't stop smiling the entire ceremony? Or were it the tears that were shed as their vows were said? Hard to say for sure, but it was clear that these two were destined for this day.

Their formal portraits were taken at Kettle Cove before heading to Portland's Old Port for their couple's portraits. There is nothing like a bride in Portland's Old Port! You are guaranteed horn honks, shouts of congratulations, and the random tourist snapping your photo. The always amazing staff at the Mariner's Church Banquet Center hosted their reception right in the heart of the Old Port.

Their friends and family kept the immense dance floor packed well into the night celebrating the awesome newlyweds. Everyone certainly had a great time and I dare say it was a night they won't soon forget. Congratulations, once again, Trish & Rob, and thank you for letting me capture your day. I cannot wait to meet your little one!

Nikki & Brad's Portland Headlight and Mariner's Church Banquet Center, Portland, Maine Wedding

If I had to say that one couple would get a whirlwind portrait prize, I dare say Nikki & Brad would win. They were married on a perfectly overcast day in September on the field by Portland Headlight. With what felt like the whole world watching, they proclaimed their love for each other. It made me giggle hearing the crowds of people as they were anxiously awaiting the bride. "Is she out of the limo yet?" "Where is she walking down?" "Are they bringing her down on a golf cart?" And then hearing the gasps as everyone saw Nikki for the first time. She really was gasp worthy, too. The subtle pink shading in the flowers on her dress were perfectly complimented by the gorgeous sash and super hot shoes. Her tiara added just the right amount of sparkle to her gorgeous bridal updo.

Once they were pronounced and the formal portraits were done, away we went on our whirlwind portraits of the two of them. I don't think I've ever been able to hit such a wide variety of portrait spots with a couple! From the pond and gazebo on the Fort Williams grounds to the gorgeous cobblestone streets of the Old Port to the boat dotted shoreline of Portland (just don't look left or right or you'd notice that the location we were in was not, in and of itself, very picturesque)... we hit them all! Once their shoes were changed and bandaids applied, it was off we went to party with their closest friends and family at the awesome Mariner's Church Banquet Center. From the classics (YMCA and We are Family) to the latest hits, this crowd kept the party going long in to the night! It was such a blast!

Nikki & Brad (and family), thank you for letting me be there for your awesome day! I had such a great time celebrating with all of you. You both are marrying in to awesome families!

Here is a sneak peek of what we captured during their wedding day!

Date: September 7, 2013  |  Ceremony:Portland Headlight at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Reception & Catering:Mariner's Church Banquet Center in Portland, Maine  |  Bridal Boutique:David's Bridal  |  Groom's Attire:Men's Wearhouse
Cake Artist:Good Eats Boutique in Portland, Maine  |  Ceremony & Reception Music:The Music Man DJ Service
Florist:Dodge the Florist in Portland, Maine  |  Hair Stylist:I Do Spas  |  Makeup Artist:I Do Spas  |  Officiant:All in One Weddings
Tent & Rentals:One Stop Party Shop  |  Transportation:Atlantic Limousine & Yacht Center