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Emily Laird + Scott Dresser

June 22, 2019 York, Maine Emily and Scott were both living in Boston when they met on Match.com. They started dating in January of 2017 and one year later they were engaged with a June 2019 wedding date. Emily knew she definitely wanted to get married in Maine. Her parents had bought a house in Kittery Point a few years ago after summering in a rented house for many years. That house was Emily’s first choice. “I didn’t want to…

Caroline Shaw + Rich Overleese

August 31, 2019 Wells, Maine Yes, people really do find their soulmates through online dating, as Caroline can attest to. “I had been living in Orlando six months and decided to give online a try,” she explained. “Rich was my second date—I was lucky to find the real thing right away!” When the time came to get married, there was no hesitation about where the wedding would be held. It had to be in Wells, near the Shaw family’s seasonal…

Christen Reardon + Micah Moreau

December 30, 2018 Portland, Maine Christen laughs when she says that she and Micah met the “traditional way”—online. They were both living in Boston and found each other on the dating site Hinge. While on their first date, Christen was a bit discouraged to learn that Micah was moving to Vermont. But they hit it off so well that they went ahead with the long-distance relationship thing—even when she moved from Boston to New York. Micah ended up moving there.…

Stephanie Cowley + Jason Blanchette

June 29, 2019 York, Maine Jason proposed to Stephanie in workout clothes. The couple was on vacation with their friends hiking through Acadia. Stopping to catch their breath at a spot where mussels, rocks, and ocean converged with the trail, Jason handed Stephanie a book. It was filled with pictures from moments together. On the last page it read, Steph, Here’s to the next chapter in our story. “When I looked up, he was down on one knee and all…

Danielle Carbonneau + Tyler Abbott

September 14, 2019 Harrisville, New Hampshire Mayfair Farm was central in Tyler and Danielle’s planning. What first drew them to this location? “I loved that it is very natural,” says Danielle. “It’s not pretentious.” The apple orchard on site was another draw, reminiscent of the orchard near Danielle’s childhood home. “I wanted our wedding to be simple, clean, unassuming,” she says. “And really, really fun. The dancing was one of the most important parts.” Getting ready on her wedding day,…

Cailin Fitzpatrick + Tony Shipani

September 28, 2019 Rowley, Massachusetts Tony Shipani planned to surprise Cailin Fitzpatrick while on vacation: He envisioned proposing to her with an engagement ring that he had designed. Things took a turn when the ring got lost in the mail. On a balmy summer day, Tony resorted to his back-up plan: bringing Cailin (and their dog Benny) to their favorite park. “I turned back twice because it was so hot,” says Cailin. “I wanted nothing to do with it.” Tony…

Elinor Albin + George Eichman IV

September 28, 2019 Raymond, Maine Elinor and George met at a housewarming party—George knew the woman and the guy was the brother-in-law of a friend of Elinor’s. Elinor went to the party alone and spent time chatting with George, amazed at how at ease they were with each other having just met. Elinor’s boyfriend eventually joined her. George offered them a ride home. Elinor and George sat in front continuing their easy going conversation. But Elinor had a boyfriend and…