The Nonantum Resort Wedding Celebration of Christine & Dan
How did you two meet? Dan and I both attended Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. We were set up by our friend Ryan! We went bowling with a large group of friends and of course, Dan and I were placed on the same team. Dan got my number at the end of the night, and the rest is history!
Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did? I grew up in
southern Maine and have always felt a special connection to this area. Dan and I both love the beach and the ocean. When looking at venues, we loved that Nonantum had everything that we were looking for – a coastal atmosphere, a location for both the ceremony and the reception without travel, beautiful accommodations, and nearby shops and restaurants for guests to make a weekend trip out of our wedding! With many guests traveling from outside of Maine, Kennebunkport was perfect for us because the town has that classic coastal Maine feeling to it without asking guests to travel hours upon hours away from home.
Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding? The dance floor was absolutely packed!! I knew the younger crowd would be out there the whole time, but even my almost 90-year-old grandmother was dancing for quite some time. The glow sticks were a big hit and got people moving! In addition, it was really cool to see people who had never met before from all different parts of our lives talking with each other, smiling, laughing, and hugging.
What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding? This is a
tough question, but probably the moment that sticks out the most is our last song: Closing Time. All of our guests stood in a big circle on the dance floor around Dan and I dancing in the middle. Everyone had their arms around each other, singing and swaying back and forth. Our DJ shared with us that we certainly have some really special people in our lives because he has worked several weddings and rarely sees a group of people come together at the end of the night in the way that our group did.
Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
Continue going to local breweries, beach trips, hang outs with our close
friends, and visits with family!
Photographer: Nadra Photography
DJ: Double Platinum Celebrations
Venue, catering: Nonantum Resort
Tent, Lighting: Sperry Tents
Florist: Judy Bourgeois of Flora Fauna
Hair: Deana Bonney & Karli McDonald
Makeup: Joanne McDonough, Joya Beauty
Dress & suit: Andrea’s Bridal
Officiant: Maria Northcott, A Sweet Start
Rentals: Marshall Tent & Event
Favors: Wicked Whoopies
Special thanks to Shayna Banfe of Holy Smokes Productions for 2nd shooting
*Cover photo provided by Nadra Photography