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Meghan & Ryan | A New Year’s Eve Wedding Celebration

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The New Year’s Eve wedding celebration of Meghan & Ryan

How did you two meet?
This question always trips us up and we laugh about it!

Ryan and I grew up in Haverhill, MA and attended school a year apart. That said, we did not know each other in high school. Many people (the best man/matron of honor, Meghan’s Aunt and even a miracle from Ryan’s late father ☺ ) take credit for introducing us. At the end of the day, Ryan reached out to me via good old Facebook in 2014 when I moved back to Haverhill from Northern VA. I said yes!

 

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We started our venue search along the New England coast line for this is where we spend most of our free time enjoying local eats and walking our dogs. Portland‘s charm and love for food drew us in. Once we stepped foot in The Westin Portland Harborview’s ballroom we were ready to sign. We were confident the foodie town and outstanding customer service at The Westin would be the ideal city to celebrate our wedding with friends & family from near and far!

 

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others?
Our 1st look, standing by my Mom’s side while Ryan and his mother danced, and the dual best man & matron of honor speech

 

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
Great question! We will soon be on the hunt for a house however; we are going to take a break from planning for a bit to bask in the enjoyment of married life.


Venue: The Westin Portland Harbourview
Band: Clique
Cake/Florals: Creations by Katie
Lighting: DJ Keith Sherman
Stationary: Paper Potpourri
Hair & makeup: True You Makeup Artistry
Dress: Marry & Tux Bridal
Groom’s suit: Indochino
Officiant: Reverend Father John Delany of Sacred Hearts Parish
Transportation: Atlantic Limousine
Photographer: Julie Surette
Rings: Naser Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

Jamey & Tom | A Second Chance at Love

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Jamey & Tom reached out to us from Illinois while they were on the hunt for their perfect elopement location. I immediately fell in love with Jamey’s excitement, Tom’s kind spirit, and their combined positive energy and obvious love for one another.

I’m not much of a writer, so here is Jamey’s experience in her own words:

“Has a videographer ever been the starting point for planning a wedding including a location? Well, Nora was for us. We’re from Illinois and we eloped. I saw one video of Nora’s by chance in a national search for where to elope. I cried. I watched it again and cried. I even showed my fiancée and he cried. She captured the feel of the couple and the moment. She told the real story. That’s so much harder to do. We loved her already and we weren’t disappointed. She is absolutely 100% AMAZING on every level. She is so wonderful to know and work with and she is a true artist of love and of character. And she was like our compass through this process. She went above and beyond and we both said of Nora at different moments (me through emails when I was worried about making a mess of things trying to plan from afar) and him the day of the wedding when she walked in the door and told him in her way “to just let it all go and start to have fun and enjoy it all” that Nora somehow through her presence (real and digital) allowed us to relax and remember what really matters at critical moments. What a bonus! Who couldn’t use that through this process?? Her cup of talents overfloweth! Don’t let her get away! We’ve already gotten our sneak peak video and watched it over and over. It really captures and brings back that amazing day. My husband who doesn’t exactly wear his heart on his sleeve at work loves that little video so much that he has shown it to everyone he knows and some he doesn’t. It just cracks me up. If you knew him, you would know that is the highest form of praise.”

Thank you Jamey & Tom for letting us be a part of such an intimate, loving, and warm celebration! We can’t wait to celebrate with you again on your 1-year anniversary!

Hotel: The Gazebo Inn. Ogunquit, ME
Officiant: Rev. Erika Hewitt
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Hair: Naviinia Salon
Dress: BHLDN
Cake: Hannaford

Anna & Noah | A Laudholm Farm Celebration

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How did you two meet?
Tinder!
Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We wanted to be near the ocean, but still have a farm vibe.  Maine is a vacation place for many people but still has that hidden gem of a feel.  Plus Melanie our amazing wedding planner told us to visit Laudholm and thought it would be perfect for us!
Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding?
We were able to provide all our own tomatoes for the caterer to use in all our salads.  And my dress zipped! I wasn’t hungover the next morning! Noah was more handsome than I’ve ever seen him. We got a photo with all 10 grandchildren and my grandmother who means so much to me (all of us are NEVER in the same place at once). We both wrote our vows the morning of, and even though we wish we prepared more they were very honest and loving.
What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?
Having an amazing dinner (we really love food) in a beautiful tent with over 100 people that I love so genuinely, when does that ever happen?
Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
No longer plan the details of a wedding and tend to our crazy farm! And enjoy lots of hot tea by our wood stove!
Prep Hotel: Tides Beach Club
Florist: Flora Fauna, Judy Bourgeois
Planner/Officiant: Blissful Beginnings, Melanie Voros
Additional musicians: Red Lion Rockers– rehearsal dinner
Hair & makeup: Hair That Moves (Lena), and Joya Beauty (Joanne)
Catering: White Apron, The Marshmallow Cart (rehearsal dessert)
Dress: Santina by Watters
Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss
Transportation: In Town Trolley

Mac & Jack | A Coastal Maine Celebration

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How did you two meet?
Jack and I met in our high school statistics class. We had always had mutual friends, but never had a friendship of our own. This all changed on that fateful day when he walked into that classroom the first day of our Senior year and chose a seat directly in front of me.

We spent that semester constantly in trouble, as Jack spent most of his time turned around whispering across to my desk. I always thought he was so handsome, but considered him a pipe dream. Turns out he felt the same way 🙂

Flash forward to second semester; neither of us had any classes together, so we naturally grew apart…until our Senior Year Prom. Like I had mentioned, we had a group of mutual friends. This group decided it would be fun to all go to prom with each other as friends, so the boys asked the girls in adorable ways (I got asked through a Taylor Swift song that was retitled on an iPod “Will You Go to Prom with Me?”), but no, Jack is not the one who asked me. We both went with friends and had a great time all together tearing up the dance floor, taking silly photos, owning the night and feeling infinitely invisible.

However, as fate would have it, Jack’s Prom Date fell asleep at our table that night (she’d been up all night writing her senior paper), so when it came time to move the group over to our friend’s house for the after prom sleepover, Jack and I spent the first part of the night talking. And then the second part of the night, and then the rest of the night. We spent all night whispering about ourselves, our life dreams and our life fears. And well…here we are 🙂

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We chose to get married at my parents’ house on Southport Island not only because it is simply stunning, but because it is special to both Jack and I for several reasons. It is where we spent the first summer we got together, where we realized this was it. The real deal. It is where we would reunite during those 1.5 years apart – Jack went to University of Maine Orono at first, so I would fly back from Kentucky during breaks and Mom would make us delicious home cooked meals while we snuggled on the couch rotating who got to choose the movies 🙂 And it was in the same barn that all the wedding guests spent dancing the night away that Jack asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. And in that barn I said yes.

Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding?
Sam (“The Wedding”) being the musician to walk down the isle too, a groomsman, AND our Minister was all a surprise to our guests. His entire officiant speech was a complete surprise to Jack and I. It was hysterical and beautiful all wrapped into one 🙂

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?

  1. Jack completely loosing it as I walked out
  2. Our first dance – I didn’t realize I was crying until I felt the tears running down my cheeks
  3. All the camera angles I saw being captured! Me walking down the stairs, Adam capturing us walking in for our first dance, me getting my makeup done, us standing by the “best day ever” sign in the front yard with the bistro lights – all of it 🙂

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
We will be spending this next week enjoying each other’s company with my family up in Maine, at the same house we fell in love, the same house where he asked me to marry him, and the same house we vowed the rest of our lives to each other.

Photographer: Darling Photograpy
DJ: DJ Corey Young
Additional musicians: Sam Dingle (Upright Bass), Julian Shore (Piano), Sean Pentland (Bass), Ian Carroll (Drums), Albert Rivera (Saxophone)
Venue: The Old Southport Inn – A Private Residence
Cake: Cakes for All Seasons
Lighting: Event Lighting Concepts
Florist: Marigold Floral Studio
Planner: Seacoast Harbor Events
Stationary: Minted
Hair & makeup: A New Leaf Salon and Spa
Dress: Romona Keveza
Groom’s suit: Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers
Officiant: Sam Dingle, brother of the bride
Rentals: Exeter Events and Tents, Sperry Tents Seacoast, A Family Affair
Catering: Fire&Co
Lodging: Ocean Gate Inn

Alexandra & Adam | A Picturesque Portland Celebration

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How did you two meet?
From two of our friends randomly meeting at Beacon Hill Pub in 2009. We partied through the whole rest of the weekend and were best friends immediately. Over time, we became more than that.

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
The Eastern Promenade is so special to us for many reasons – it’s the location of our first serious “talk” about our future together and the family and values we wanted to instill in our children. Maine is our favorite place in the world, and the place that we come to for respite out of the city. To us, it’s truly “Vacationland,” but also feels like Home.

Were there any happy surprises that happened?
Looking back on it, I will forever fondly remember being stuck in an elevator for 30 minutes on my wedding day with two of my most FAVORITE vendors! I cannot believe that you & Courtney were able to keep me calm. Just goes to show you, be sure to absolutely ADORE someone before you hire them for such a special day! You never know what kind of pickle you might find yourself in!

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others?
Reading my vows to Adam and watching Adam’s grandpa deliver our ceremony. We wanted it to feel light and happy, and I think we delivered. Our whole day was about family – our bridal party was filled with our sisters and brothers, and the patriarch officiated. We wanted to be sure that everyone on the Eastern Promenade felt the Love. I consider it a success.

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!Adam & I are headed to surf right now on Higgins Beach! At the end of August we are going to the Amalfi Coast for the real honeymoon: Sorrento, Capri, Positano & Rome! And then just back to the grind in Boston.. and eight more weddings ahead of us this summer! It’s so exciting – we can’t WAIT to be wedding guests!!

Welcome Party: The Porthole
Ceremony Location: Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME
Florist, Event Design/Coordination: Field Floral Studio
Reception: Portland Westin
Photography: Courtney Elizabeth Media
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Stationary: China Kautz, Olive Paper Co.
Band: Night Rhythm
Hair & Makeup: Kerri Herlihy, Kevin Hadfield Beauty
Dessert: Nothing Bakes Like A Parrot
Donuts: The Holy Donut
Oyster Boat: BP’s Shuck Shack
Officiant: Lt. Irwin Bromley, Grandfather of the Bride
Dress: Oscar De La Renta

 

Kaela & Ryan | An Intimate Maine Elopement

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The intimate Maine elopement of Kaela & Ryan



How did you two meet?
Ryan saw me at the gym and just had to meet me so he asked his brother who I was, found me on Facebook and messaged me!

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We love Wells! We’ve been vacationing there for the past four years together and I have vacationed there my whole life. We went to Laudholm one weekend in January to check it out before our weekend getaway in Portland and then Ryan proposed! After that we knew we wanted to get married there! We love that we can come back to the spot where those two special moments in our life happened.

Were there any happy surprises that happened?
Ryan surprised me with beautiful diamond earrings, my dad brought me some pretty peonies and my mom made me “something blue” out of an old dress we both wore with my new initials and some pendants from my childhood.

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others?
Eating ice cream and our vows. Sorry! Can’t pick just one!

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
Eat a lot more ice cream! We are picking up a new hobby! We’re going to start hiking new trails around us each weekend to spend some quality time together unplugged!

Venue: Laudholm Farm & Preserve. Wells, ME
Photographer: Spring Smith Studios
Officiant: Rev. Erika Hewitt
Florist: Watershed Florals
Hair: Amanda Reardon
Makeup: Stacia Tetrault
Dress: Your Dream Bridal (Mikaella)
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse (Calvin Klein)
Rings: Cohasset Jewelers
Elopement coverage by: Nora McCormack, SP Films. (2 hours, 1 videographer)

 

Grace & Zhiyu | A Quintessential Maine Wedding

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The quintessential Maine wedding celebration of Grace & Zhiyu (And their faithful companion Max. Max counts too!)



Venue: Spruce Point Inn
Floral Design: Harmon’s and Barton’s 
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Mandell Hair & Makeup Artistry
Cake Artist: Sweet Sensations
DJ: Northeast Event Design
Photographer: Nadra Photography