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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…

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.…

Monica Bellevue + Daniel Markham

June 30, 2018 North Hampton, New Hampshire Monica jokes that she met Dan “the old-fashioned way”—mingling at a Boston bar. The couple had been together for five years when Dan surprised Monica with a trip to Scotland for Thanksgiving. Another surprise awaited Monica after their arrival. With Edinburgh Castle behind him, Dan proposed. “He must’ve hidden the ring in his luggage,” Monica says. Monica was eager to marry on the New Hampshire Seacoast, where she grew up. The couple exchanged…

Emma Staley + Liam Batchelder

September 23, 2017 Strafford, New Hampshire When Liam came to haul away the, um, manure at the farm where Emma was working and training in dressage, she made sure she was wearing her cutest outfits. Clearly, she saw past the muck, and soon their relationship bloomed. Liam grew up on a farm and Emma was raised riding horses, so they knew they’d want to celebrate with a barn wedding; Kitz Farm in Strafford delivered. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing…

Lauren Bailey + Michael Pratt

July 29, 2017 North Hampton, NH Family and tradition were interwoven throughout Lauren and Michael’s festive summer wedding. The couple met their freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Maine, the same school where Lauren’s parents had met years before. Her parents and sister were all married at St. Theresa Church in Rye, New Hampshire, where Lauren and Michael ultimately decided to marry. “It’s an important place for my family,” Lauren says. “It’s beautiful.” Lauren was even able to use…

Jami Styrczula + Sean Hayden

June 30, 2018 Ipswich, MA Jami and Sean are childhood sweethearts who started dating in 7th grade. The couple was relaxing on the Newburyport, Massachusetts, waterfront 16 years later when Sean, a fervent letter writer who had sent numerous letters to Jami during their relationship, handed her another one. “As soon as I finished reading it, he got down on one knee and proposed,” says Jami. A careful planner, Jami gave herself two years to map out the wedding; so,…

Emily Smith + Alexandre Klevitch

October 2, 2017 South Berwick, Maine Fall was a recurring theme of Emily and Alexandre’s wedding at historic Hamilton House in Maine. “We wanted a beautiful outdoor venue,” says Emily, “and even though we were a little early for the most dramatic foliage, we were lucky enough to have a warm fall day.” Pumpkins were part of the day’s festivities. “When we were in college, the school had a glass-blowing major, and each year we bought a handful of glass…

Megan Morgan + Nate Pelsinski

September 8, 2018 Forest Lake, Maine Talk about making an entrance! Megan waterskied into her wedding at her family’s camp on Forest Lake, wearing nothing but a white bikini and a shower cap protecting her updo, to the shock and delighted surprise of everyone except her dad, who drove the boat. As she landed at the dock and ran to the house to change, Megan looked back and grinned at Nate, who waited on the dock with the bridal party…

Jennie Shoemaker + Jeremy Galvin

June 16, 2018 Lee, New Hampshire When Jennie and Jeremy each described the same qualities they were looking for in a spouse to the same friend—commitment and devotion to family—their brilliant friend set them up. After their first date, Jennie knew Jeremy was the one. A year later, Jeremy asked Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, Maine to help him with a surprise proposal at a romantic lunch among their rows of grapevines. Jennie was surprised again to take home the first…

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.…