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Erica Boggs + Bradley Riley

January 4, 2020 Wolfeboro, NH Erica and Bradley met when she was a traveling nurse working at the ER in Keene, NH and he was working for the Keene Fire Department as a paramedic. Their first date was the day before she was leaving for her next assignment in Colorado. They made the long-distance work and dated for almost two years before getting engaged during a trip to Charleston, SC. The church where they got married is where Bradley’s grandparents…

Danielle Slocum + Jake Dimick

August 29, 2020 Waldoboro, Maine Jake and Danielle have been together since high school. “It has been pretty special to change and grow together over the years,” says Danielle. They were engaged on the summit of Mt. Tom in Crawford Notch, NH. Jake wrote “marry me” on a ball and tried to enlist their dog River to retrieve it, but that didn’t work out as planned. “Getting a dog involved in a proposal is a bold move,” says Danielle.  They…

Mary Catherine Kowalsky + JP White

August 22, 2020 Harpswell, Maine High school sweethearts Mary Catherine and JP got engaged during a morning walk with their new puppy to Mackworth Island in Falmouth, ME. JPs best friend helped him coordinate the perfect set-up out on the rock pier. They were married at Sacred Heart Parish in Yarmouth, ME where Mary Catherine grew up attending. The reception was held at a family home where JP spent his summers and Mary Catherine spent most of her Fourth of…

Karen Furlong + Ryan Liacos

August 17, 2019 Durham, New Hampshire Karen and Ryan met online, her username was “hikergirl” and that was a good sign for him. Three years after meeting, they were living in Salem, MA. The day they got engaged, they spent the afternoon walking around town and playing skee-ball at the arcade. Ryan managed to find a much quieter place at the Salem Willows Park, away from the crowds, with the ocean as their backdrop to pop the question.     …

Allison Casiles + Dylan Hosmer

September 12, 2020 North Yarmouth, Maine Allison and Dylan met through mutual friends. They dated for three years before getting engaged at Sand Island in Casco Bay—an island you can only get to by boat. They both grew up in Falmouth, MA, so being out on the ocean all day was perfect, although Allison could have done without the sunburn. Her engagement ring is in the shape of a Hexagon, which ended up being a recurring theme throughout their wedding.…

Cristina White + Matthew Cummings

September 5, 2020 Hampton, New Hampshire Cristina met Matt through an online dating site by sending a simple “hey.” Her main profile photo caught Matt’s eye—it was of her at Walt Disney World holding a Mickey Mouse pretzel. The phrase “stay weird” was in her bio and soon became their motto—its even engraved on Matt’s wedding ring.  “Getting married in New Hampshire was a given, we are both New Hampshire born and raised,” says Cristina. They wanted a smaller wedding…

Ali Donnermeyer + Adam Whitman

New Hampshire natives Ali Donnermeyer and Adam Whitman had an adventurous wedding-planning experience for their August 2020 nuptials — and that was before Ali’s mother was hospitalized with COVID-19. Living in Colorado, they wanted their community of international friends and family to understand that New Hampshire wasn’t all woods and moose; they wanted their guests to experience the beauty of the Seacoast where they had grown up boating and beaching along New Hampshire’s 18-mile coastline. After a rigorous search, the…

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…

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…

Hitched Heros: Jenny Cluff + Ian Harper

November 7, 2019 Cape Neddick, Maine They say third time’s the charm, and that certainly proved true in the love story of Jenny and Ian. They first met and fell in love straight out of high school, and within a year Ian had joined the Air Force. After two years—and several periods of Ian being away for training— their paths took them in different directions. A few years later they met up again and sparks flew, but Ian was stationed…