Spurwink Church

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!

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

Rebecca & Tom :: Fall Wedding at the Spurwink Church and the Portland Club

Rebecca & Tom were married on October 2, 2010, on a gorgeous, perfect fall day (especially if you ignore the monsoon they had to face during their rehearsal the day before). After a very difficult year, it was just what they both needed. Their love is everlasting and nothing could have gotten in the way of this day coming. They were married in the Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth followed by a fabulous reception at the Portland Club in Portland.

Thank you, Rebecca & Tom, for reminding all of us how important every single day is. And for letting us all bask in the glory of your love. The lessons you taught me will stay with me forever.