Purpoodock Club

Kim & Phil :: Wedding at Spurwink Church and Reception at Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

I first met Kim & Phil in June of 2012 over a cup of coffee at my beloved Panera. My first reaction after that meeting? OMG. I love them. They make me smile. And giggle. A lot. They made that reaction happen yet again when we got together at Willard Beach for the engagement session. Their upbeat outlook on life is just infectious. So, when it came time to kick off my 2013 wedding season with them, I could not have asked for a better couple to work with. Kim was absolutely glowing the entire day and her smile is downright stunning. Phil's antics kept everyone laughing despite the head cold he was fighting off all day. Add to that the amazing weather that they were blessed with and it really could not have been more perfect.

Both Kim & Phil got ready at the Double Tree by Hilton in South Portland in separate towers. No accidentally running in to each other in this place! Once the details were ready, it was off to one of my favorite small, country churches: The Spurwink Church. It's simple facade and interior put the focus right where it should be for the day of. The two lovebirds professing their love for each other in between giggle and tears of joy. I was definitely not the only one trying to keep it together! Upon finishing the family portraits on the lawn of the Church, and a limo ride around the block, it was time to get the party started at the gorgeous Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth. And they kept the dance floor going all night with DJ Nate Hicks and their awesome bridal party and friends. It was an awesome way to start this new chapter of their lives together.

Congratulations, Kim & Phil! May your marriage get better and your love for each other stronger, each and every day. And I hope your head colds were over in a jiffy so you could enjoy your honeymoon.

Here is a sneak peek of what's to come for the newlyweds. To check out these shots and many more, be sure to head on over to Facebook and "like" my page!

Date: May 18, 2013  |  Getting Ready Hotel:Double Tree by Hilton in South Portland, Maine  |  Hair & Makeup Stylists:CoCo Cheveux in South Portland, Maine  |  Ceremony Location:Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth, Maine  |  Reception Location & Catering:Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine  |  Cake Artist:Bam Bam Bakery in Portland, Maine  |  Florist:The Ladyslipper in Gray, Maine  |  DJ Services:Nate Hicks  |  Officiant: Janice Gardner from Hitch Maine  |  Transportation:Mainelimo  |  Bridal Boutique:Andrea's Bridal

Amanda & Michael :: Wedding at the Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Amanda and Michael might live in the midwest, but they came back home to their home state to tie the knot at the gorgeous Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. To start the day, Amanda got ready at her sister's boyfriend's home, which is absolutely gorgeous! The guy has impeccable taste. The girls settled in under the shade of the umbrella on his back patio. It was such a relaxing place and the perfect way to begin such an incredible day. Amanda's sister did a fantastic job on Amanda's hair! And check out Amanda's incredibly cute nail polish! Credit goes to Lucinda's Day Spa for doing such an incredible job.

  • The groomsmen apparently needed a lot of help with their wardrobe (according to their wives). After putting on the finishing touches, being the on time gentlemen that they are, Michael spent a few moments with his groomsmen before the ceremony. It was certainly their idea to pick him up!

  • Amanda's Dress was downright stunning on the hanger never mind once she put it on. I loved the simplicity of it!

  • Amanda is her daddy's little girl. Once she was all ready, the ladies left her and her father to have a moment together (with me in tow). As soon as he walked through the door, the waterworks started on both sides. It was such an incredibly special moment!

  • The weather was absolutely perfect for Amanda and Michael. She couldn't wait to get around the corner to see Michael!

  • The very personal and touching ceremony definitely brought tears to many eyes. She promised to always let him push the shopping cart and he promised to always share his pickles.

  • The awesome candy bar also made for incredible building tools for this table of guests who must have lived in medieval times in a prior life. They were a blast to watch!

  • The super cute cake was also incredibly yummy. And check out their topper! So appropriate for this Harley Davidson riding pair.

  • Amanda and Michael held an anniversary dance and two couples wound up tying for being married the longest. If memory serves me, they have each been married for over 60 years! Talk about a good example to set for the newlyweds.


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Amanda and Michael, thank you so much for letting me play a part in your amazing day. It was most certainly my honor to see all of your planning come to life. Congratulations, Newlyweds! I hope that you enjoyed your time in Maine and had a safe journey back west.