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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…

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…

Lora Hals + Steven Schultz

September 28, 2019 Gray, Maine Having an al fresco wedding ceremony followed by dining under the stars was a top wedding wish for Lora and Steven, who said Caswell Farm had all the elements they wanted. “We loved its homey atmosphere and the fact that it had several spaces guests could enjoy. There was the farm, where they grew a lot of the vegetables we served, and then the tent where we set up games like corn hole. And if…

Amanda Boggs + Andrew Ralph

September 21, 2019 Ogunquit, Maine The beauty of art and the picturesque town of Ogunquit were two special ingredients Amanda knew she wanted to incorporate into her wedding day. Her love of art led her to get a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in printmaking, and she and Andrew chose Ogunquit as their very first vacation spot more than six years ago—and they’ve continued vacationing there every year since. The result of combining these two things? A lovely waterfront ceremony and…

Best of Seacoast Weddings: Brianna Goncalves + Eric Lacroix

June 22, 2019 Rye, New Hampshire Brianna and Eric met in their freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Although she had “zero interest” in Eric at first, she finally agreed to a date—and within a month knew for sure he was “the one.” Knowing she was a huge planner, Eric proposed on a trip to the Bahamas in December 2017 with a June 2019 wedding in mind and immediately asked his bride-to-be: “Is a year and a half enough time…

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,…