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Stephanie Krom and Colin Townrow

September 6th, 2015 Pemaquid, ME Stephanie and Colin wanted a small wedding on the water. Maine has special memories for Stephanie; her grandparents had a summer cottage near the historic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. “We knew we wanted something casual that could also be a destination weddings for our families, who live in other parts of the country,” she says. Her wedding planner, Emily Hricko, helped secure The Bradley Inn, a scenic spot within walking distance of the lighthouse, where the…

Kendra Borchardt and Ted Oxholm

September 10th, 2016 Raymond, ME   Kendra and Ted, lawyers from Brooklyn Heights, NY, wanted a fun destination wedding that enabled them to spend time with their guests. The couple fell in love with the idea of hosting their weekend celebration at a Maine summer camp because Kendra’s parents moved to Bethel ten years ago and Ted lived in mid-coast Maine after college. “We both had this connection to Maine, even though neither of us grew up there,” Kendra says.…

Alyssa Dethlefs and Erin Ryan

June 11th, 2016 Danvers, MA Aly and Erin’s lush garden wedding was nearly a washout. Aly was Erin’s resident assistant at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire when they started dating. “I was a sophomore and he was a freshman,” she says. “It was pretty scandalous!” The couple dated for five years and then took a trip to Ireland, where Aly was convinced Erin would propose. He did- but waited until the last night they were in town. “I was…

Claire Tinsley and Eric Firnhaber

August 27th, 2016 Southport, ME   Claire and Eric met playing recreational ultimate frisbee in Washington, DC. Ironically, says Claire, when she told the league organizer that she wasn’t good at the sport, he told her, “It’s all about heart, not skills.” And that’s what piqued Eric’s interest in her when he met Claire after their first game together. The couple got engaged on a bluff overlooking Half Moon Bay in California, near where Eric grew up. Claire knew immediately…

Jennifer Keenan and Melvin Clark

September 10th, 2016 York Beach, ME Clark surprised Jennifer with a Christmas day proposal in 2014. The couple, who’d known each other for five years, were at Jennifer’s home when he presented her with a gift bag full of bows. Inside the card Clark handed Jennifer were the words “Marry Me.” “I didn’t think he was serious,” Jennifer says. “Then I reached into the bottom of the bag and pulled out a box with the ring in it. It was…

Jessica Hulseman and Paul McKeon

July 16th, 2016 York, ME Celebrating their love on a hot summer’s day was a moment made even sweeter by the fact that the bride, Jessica, was completely recovered from open-heart surgery she’d undergone a few years earlier, to remove a benign tumor from her aortic valve. “Originally we had planned on getting married in 2014, but that would have been just too much for me,” said Jessica, “so we put it off for a couple of years to allow…

Kate Parker and Chris Malloy

August 6th, 2016 Hampton, NH What happens when two event planners come together in life and love? For Kate and Chris Malloy, a perfectly beautiful wedding. Kate is a longtime wedding and corporate event planner; Chris is a professional audio, video and lighting designer for political and corporate events. The two have known each other for many years; their engagement and wedding merged their businesses, professional expertise, and love for one another. “Being a wedding planner and a bride at…

Seacoast Hitched Heroes

Love Affair, based in Portsmouth, NH is donating a free wedding to a local military couple, and currently searching for that special couple! The wedding reception will be held at Foster’s Clambake in York, Maine on November 9th, 2017. The deadline for the couple submissions is May 3rd. The panel of vendors will choose the couple on May 10th. Love Affair has opened the donation to veterans, and military couples looking to renew their vows, along with recently engaged couples!…

Margie Ervin & Matt Welch

August 15th, 2015 Portland, ME Margie and Matt got engaged in an Oregon vineyard on Halloween 2014. There was nothing spooky about their wedding at The Portland Company, on the waterfront. The ceremony and reception were held in separate rooms in the building. “It’s a raw industrial space,” says Margie. “We fell in love with it.” A former event planner, Margie planned the wedding herself. The venue doesn’t have furniture so she rented tables, chairs and place settings from One…

Celeste Ladd & Gordon Ober

September 19th, 2015 York, ME Celeste and Gordon’s wedding was a true family affair. They both come from large families and wanted to accommodate as many people as possible at their wedding; they also wanted to get married in Maine. “We looked at venues up and down the coast and decided on my parents’ home for sentimental reasons,” says Celeste. “It was a nice opportunity to work with them on what turned out to be the perfect wedding.” Stacking wood,…