Liz Griffith + John Mulvey

bride long veil
Cliff house maine wedding
Bride and bridemaids celebrate
groomsmen pose cliffside
invitations from madeleine's event central
nautical details and flowers
wedding dress sparkle band around waist details
versace wedding perfume

August 25th, 2017

Cape Neddick, Maine

Liz met John in the high school lunch line. A new sophomore at a new high school, she was delighted when John introduced himself. “We became friends right away,” she says. They began dating soon after and, together, navigated growing up: finishing high school, transitioning to college, and entering adulthood. Through it all, their relationship endured. “It changed as we changed and grew,” Liz says.

The couple discussed marriage many times but also wanted to be established in their careers before taking that step. “We wanted to make sure it was the right moment in our lives,” Liz says. Finally, on the first night of a Maine vacation celebrating their nine-year anniversary, John proposed.

A year later, they celebrated with their families at a festive summer wedding on the rocky Maine coast. Liz chose soft colors and a classic, timeless look for her wedding palette. “Simplicity is important to me,” she says.

The couple has embarked on their next chapter with gusto, buying their first home and adding two dogs, Bailey and Finley, to their family. They continue to celebrate their ever-evolving relationship.

{The Wedding Recipe}

Photography: Eye Sugar Photography

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Jay Bishop, Portsmouth & Plaistow, NH

Ceremony/Reception, catering:  Cliff House, Cape Neddick, ME

Wedding/Bridesmaid dresses: 125 Bridal Boutique, Plaistow, NH

Tuxedos: Madeleine’s Event Central, Portsmouth, NH

Flowers: F as in Flowers, Exeter, NH

Cake: Owen Dyer/ConfectionArt, Kittery, ME

Hair: Hair That Moves, Dover, NH

Makeup: Joya Beauty, Dover, NH

Justice of the Peace: Melanie Voros, Blissful Beginnings  Wedding and Event Design, Bedford, NH

Invitations: Madeleine’s Event Central, Portsmouth, NH

Videography: Press Play Studios— Wedding Videography, New England, New Boston, NH

Entertainment: Koz’n A Commotion DJ Services, Portsmouth, NH


Written by Emma Kemp
Emma is a freelance writer at Seacoast Weddings. She is studying writing at Smith College. In her free time, she enjoys playing frisbee on the beach, cafe hopping and reading a good book.