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Virginia Robbins + Derek Olson

October 13, 2018 Harpswell, Maine Despite meeting in a very 21st century manner—through the dating app OK Cupid—Ginny and Derek’s wedding was filled with nostalgic details. Owner of a vintage clothing store in Chicago, Ginny’s roots are in Maine, where her family owns a lakeside camp. Derek proposed one day during late summer, as the couple was standing on the dock for their final moments of the season at the lake. “I decided to ask her right there,” says Derek.…

Hilary Szymujko + Andy Howe

ranunculus and a garden rose boutonniere
close of of brides hair done by Bei Capelli
signature wedding cocktail with lime
peonies, ranunculus, Italian ruscus, and garden rose bouquet
maine lobster dinner for wedding
cabbage island clambakes lobster dinner at wedding
lobster mac and cheese wedding hors d'oeuvres
bride and groom portrait at newagen seaside inn
homemade layered wedding cake with flowers on top
sewagen seaside inn boat docks with lobster boat in background
sewagen seaside inn boat docks
candlepin bowling at wedding
bennie alice cruise to cabbage island leaving from boothbay

July 14th, 2018 Southport, Maine It was an international affair that brought Hilary and Andy together for their Seacoast wedding. “We met in London, then lived in Hong Kong for 3 ½ years, and then moved to New York,” says Hilary. “Since I’m originally from New Hampshire and he’s from Massachusetts, having our wedding in New England was like a homecoming for us.” Hilary estimates that more than a third of their 130 wedding guests were from London and Hong…

Christina Chow + Sam Kocsis

orange and red wedding bouquet
wedding high heels from INC
bride greeting wedding guests
bride and groom in front for vine covered barn
Christina and Sam walk through the grounds of the Crane Estate
Dancing under the lights at the reception
dramatic portrait wedding
wedding cake created by montilios baking company ma
Family photos and a box for wedding greetings.
destination wedding world map

Ipswich, Massachusetts Christina and Sam’s intimate wedding was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage. The couple met in India and reunited in New Hampshire, so being married in New England was important to them. “This is where our relationship really developed,” says Christina. “We planned our wedding for September so we could show out-of-town guests a New England fall.” Since their grandparents couldn’t travel to the wedding for health reasons, Christina displayed family photos of parents and grandparents on…

Emily Callahan + Luke Hazelwood

Tomhegan Wilderness cabins maine
Little Ivy Paper goods wedding invitation
evan emmott fly fishing boutonniere and cuff links for groom
Badgley Mischka Wedding shoes
Tomhegan Wilderness Cabin Wedding
Wedding at Moosehead Lake Maine under birch arbor
one stop event rentals place setting
wedding teepee
Deer fawn at maine wedding
Wildflower bouquet with feathers for wedding
first wedding dance under rustic chandelier
semi naked wedding cake layered with caramel drizzle
Wedding with deer in the woods of maine

June 23rd, 2018 Moosehead Lake, Maine When your wedding guests include wild deer from a protected herd, you know the day is going to be magical! That was the case with Emily and Luke, who chose a rustic woodland setting for their nature-made wedding. The site was her family’s long-time vacation home at Tomhegan Wilderness Cabins, perched on the shores of Moosehead Lake in northern Maine. Although Emily and Luke met in California, her roots remain in New Hampshire; she…

Ashleigh Hamilton + Trevor Capon

buttoning wedding dress
kids at wedding
groom wearing white boutonniere
clear umbrella at rainy wedding
wedding day bouquet
wood island maine wedding ceremony
maine wedding kiss
old sea glass
first dance in barn
wedding day ice cream
maine wedding kiss

May 12th, 2018 Wood Island, Maine A mutual love of family and the ocean inspired Ashleigh and Trevor’s romantic elopement at Wood Island Life Saving Station off the coast of Maine. Friends at a surf shop suggested Ashleigh and Trevor get their daughters together for a playdate. Although Ashleigh initially ignored Trevor’s advances, they eventually went out (without the kids). After dating for almost two years, Trevor popped the question. Fascinated with the 100-year-old Wood Island Life Saving Station off…

Norissa Morse + Matt Lauzon

wedding day watch for grooms and groomsmen
Basilica of Saint Peter & Paul in augusta maine
church with high arches for wedding
wildflower wedding bouquet with white roses
wedding party in front of basilica of saints peter and paul augusta
marbled frosting on layered wedding cake
Bridal portrait
long bridal veil
long wedding veil blowing in the wind

September 22nd, 2018 Cape Neddick, Maine “Matt and I met through mutual best friends while spring breaking in South Florida in 2012. We soon learned that we grew up exactly three miles apart in neighboring towns in Southern Maine,” Norissa recalls. “Our families actually knew each other, and my grandparents attended his parents’ wedding.” Guests arrived at the magnificent Basilica of Saint Peter & Paul located in Lewiston, Maine. The basilica’s gothic architecture and exquisite exterior detail made for incredible…

Kara Marshall + Nolan Patten

red and white wedding bouquet
Bride and her dog on wedding day
fosters downeast clambake maine
kara marshall and nolan at wedding
kara surrounded by christmas ornaments on wedding day
bride and groom christmas wedding portrait
christmas themed wedding

November 29th, 2017 York, Maine “Nolan and I met in high school back in 2001. We can only describe the next 15 years as an endless game of cat and mouse-each of us taking a turn at playing one or the other. Finally in 2014, I was home from California visiting family for Christmas and saw Nolan,” Kara recalls. “After that moment, we both realized we had never given up on each other… Not long after that, I moved back…

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…

Tips & Trends: Pick a Point Person and Shine On

gold sequence dress for bridesmaids

Tip: Pick a Point Person. Make your wedding day one to remember: designate someone other than yourself to be the point person for the day’s details and schedule. “Be a guest at your own wedding, not the maestro,” says Samantha Finigan. Wedding planners are used to managing details, unobtrusively and tactfully, but you can also designate a trusted friend or family member. Finigan recommends hiring a planner.  “They’re the best advocates to get the quality of service you want and…

Cristi Pirro + Zak Schwartzman

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bride and groom portrait
groom getting ready with best man tying his bow tie
father emotional moment wedding
wooden wedding welcome signage
riding to ceremony in golf cart
wedding ceremony on the water
off white table settings
funny best man speech
bride in wedding dancing clothes
wedding ceremony fireworks

August 19, 2017 House Island, Portland, ME Special moments and surprises were hallmarks of Cristi and Zak’s picture-perfect wedding day on House Island, off the coast of Portland, ME. The first was the photo session before the ceremony that became one of the couple’s favorite memories. At one end of the island is an 1800-era fort, a dramatic setting for creating some captivating images. “The whole thing was very ‘Game of Thronesy,’” says Cristi. “The contrast between the fort and…