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Cathleen Toomey & Chris Donovan

September 19, 2015 Exeter, NH Chris and Cathleen dated for three years before Chris proposed during a Maine getaway. Although she knew Chris was “the one,” Cathleen wanted time to plan and save for the wedding, as well as merge their households. Five years later, on a trip to Block Island, Cathleen let Chris know she was ready by giving him a watch with a note stating “It’s time.” Wedding planning was a family affair. Both Cathleen and Chris have…

Amanda Delanoy & Colby Gamester

August 15th, 2015 Portsmouth, NH Amanda and Colby share a mutual love of dodge ball – that’s how they met – and fun. They dated for seven years before Colby proposed to Amanda during a Labor Day cookout, in front of 65 people, including Amanda’s family. The couple was the last of their friends to get married. “We’d been to a total of 35 weddings in the last four years, we’ve seen it all,” says Amanda. “We loved every single…

Jessica Huck & Darshan Sappal

August 15th & 16th, 2014 Epping & Dover, NH Jessica and Darshan’s two-day wedding celebration blended American and Sikh wedding traditions. The couple, who worked together for years before becoming engaged, has New Hampshire roots: Jessica attended the University of New Hampshire and lived in nearby Dover, while Darshan’s family lives in Epping. To honor both families, they had two wedding ceremonies: a traditional Sikh ceremony at Darshan’s family home on Friday, and a second ceremony on Saturday at the…

Jessica Nash & Anthony Monroe

August 23rd, 2014 Rye, NH No detail went unnoticed in Jessica and Anthony’s wedding, even the date. Jessica, who admits “there wasn’t a detail I wasn’t involved in,” researched weather data and selected their wedding day based on the date which historically had the best weather on the New Hampshire Seacoast. She chose well. The weather was beautiful for their ceremony and reception, held at Rye Harbor State Park, in Rye, NH. The site was a perfect fit with their…

Laura Gross & Chris Van Der Lugt

September 27th, 2014 Camden, ME Laura and Chris wanted a waterfront wedding celebration evoking a festive, black and gold-themed cocktail party for themselves, their friends, and family, many of whom – on Chris’s side – were traveling from the Netherlands. Laura’s family has lived in and around Camden, ME, for five generations so the Camden Yacht Club, where Laura learned to sail as a girl, was a logical choice for their ceremony and reception. An added celebratory touch: the Camden…

Julia Skwar & Drew Burke

July 19th, 2014 Freeport, ME Julia met Drew at the University of Rhode Island. Self-described “outdoors people,” they knew once they were engaged that they would have an outdoor wedding. Their venue, Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, ME, has a wedding field with stunning water views as well as one of Maine’s oldest post and beam barns. A campground adjacent to the farm, Recompence Shore Campground, offers oceanfront cabins that the couple as well as their wedding party stayed in…

Jessie Winslow & Mark Frank

September 27th, 2014 Kennebunkport, ME Maine has been a constant theme in Jessie’s life. She attended summer camp there as a child, then attended Bates College in Lewiston. It was the logical choice, then, for her wedding to Mark. The wedding and reception were held at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, which offered a number of perks for guests: biking, paddle boarding, swimming, and enjoying the beautiful seaside community. Wedding planner Audrey Zahares of Azalea Events in Kennebunkport helped the…

Pauline Vromovrisiotis & Jeff Conway

July 27th, 2013 Gloucester, MA When Pauline and Jeff met, it was “love at first sight,” says Pauline. Together for five years, they share a love for the beach (they live in Encinitas, CA, where they visit the beach almost daily) and a sense of humor. Jeff proposed to Pauline by decorating a locally famous surf statue called the “Cardiff Kook,” dressing it in a tuxedo shirt and pink bow tie, along with fake diamond ring on a pillow and…

Sue Ko & Sam Walsh

June 7th, 2014 Ipswich, MA Sue and Sam had an immediate connection when they first met. Introduced by mutual friends, they shared similar views on life and their career directions. “It was lovely to see how well Sam melded with my family,” Sue says, noting that he fit right in with her tight-knit Korean relatives. The couple wanted a traditional wedding ceremony that reflected themselves and their new union. Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA, was one of their favorite spots…

Jennifer Gilman & Tyler Fairchild

August 8th, 2014 Peaks Island, ME Jennifer and Tyler share a love of family and the ocean, not surprising since they grew up in Plymouth, on Massachusetts’ south shore. Family inspired them to plan a destination wedding on Peaks Island, in Casco Bay, a short ferry ride from Portland, ME, near where Tyler’s mom grew up. “We thought it’d be a bit of a mini-adventure,” says Jennifer. It certainly was the day they first visited their venue, the Inn on…