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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

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