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Renee Bouchard and Sam Habashy

August 7th, 2016 Lowell, MA As a wedding industry professional, Renee has been involved in thousands of weddings (she’s assistant manager of Madeleine’s Daughter, a bridal salon in Portsmouth, NH). So when she became engaged to Sam in 2016, she knew what she wanted: a surprise wedding. “I see hundreds and hundreds of weddings,” says Renee. “It’s hard to come up with something truly memorable. I wanted something unique. Fortunately, Sam was onboard with having a surprise wedding. Guests were…

Kate Legg and Mitch Brooks

November 7th, 2015 Portland, ME Kate jokes that it was Mitch’s beard that initially attracted her to his Match.com profile. Fortunately, he was also smart, funny, and worth going out with, she says, nothing “He was the right person to be around.” Kate grew up near the water in Portsmouth, NH, and she and Mitch both wanted to be married in a Seacoast community. They were especially entranced by the rough wooden beams and unfinished beauty of the Portland Company,…

Elizabeth Schurgin and Sam Lindo

September 26th, 2015 Rockpork, MA Music played a starring role at Elizabeth and Sam’s wedding ceremony at the stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA. Elizabeth, a pianist, is executive director of the DC Youth Orchestra Program in Washington, DC; music is an integral part of the couple’s lives. Rather than extensive readings during their ceremony, the couple planned three musical pieces, performed by friends and set against a picture-perfect view of Rockport Harbor. Elizabeth surprised Sam with a…

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…

Laura Gerseny and John Fraser

October 17th, 2015 Hopkinton, NH They say home is where the heart is, so for Laura and John, who were living and teaching in Albuquerque, NM, that meant having their wedding in New Hampshire near her hometown of Hopkinton. “Dimond Hill Farm is where my family has always bought produce.” says Laura. “I knew that was the place for us.” What was planned as the quintessential outdoor ceremony overlooking the White Mountains and fall foliage ended up something of a…

Whitney Anderson and Ed Herro

May 15th, 2016 Raymond, ME   Most brides DIY some aspect of their wedding, but Whitney Anderson made her own dress for her spring nuptials to Ed Herro at Camp Wohelo in Raymond, ME. “I borrowed a sewing machine, went to Lost Angeles’ Garment District, and watched a bunch of Project Runway episodes and YouTube videos,” laughs Whitney, who had only sewed one dress before, in high school. The rustic Maine camp, where Whitney was a camper and later a…

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…

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…