The celebration of Emma & Jake

How did you two meet?
We met in college. Emma remembers meeting Jake during orientation, right after he was hypnotized by a hypnotist who came to campus. Jake doesn’t really remember that…but he does remember living in the same house as Emma sophomore year and going on lots of outing club trips together. 

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We both love Maine. Jake grew up there, Emma visited with her family a lot growing up, and we both went to college there. We wanted to get married somewhere not TOO far from Bowdoin, and we stumbled across Newagen during online searches. Although it’s a little bit of a haul to get there, the first time we visited, it was so beautiful and relaxing that we knew pretty quickly that’s where we wanted to get married.

Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding?
Emma did know ahead of time that Jake was going to play his song, but it was still so awesome to see him do it (and with such great accompaniment on the fiddle by Finn). Especially because it’s rare to get Jake to play in front of people. The rain during the ceremony was not an especially happy surprise, but the sun coming out and the ospreys flying overhead toward the end were!

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?
It’s kind of impossible to pick just one, but…being doubled over in laughter throughout my brothers’ toast was pretty fun. We also had the best time on the dance floor all night.

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
Free time? Hah! Go to 5 more weddings this year- no joke! But also, cuddle the dog and try to enjoy this awesome time of year in Colorado.

Venue: Newagen Seaside Inn
Planner: Purple Orchid Event Planning
Photographer: Brendan Bullock
Ceremony musicians: Downeast Strings
Band: Kahootz
Additional musicians: Finnegan Woodruff, cocktail hour
Dessert: Wild Oats Bakery, Gelato Fiasco
Lighting: Maine Event Design and Decor
Florist: Coco Design Co
Stationary: Little Ivy Paper Goods
Hair and makeup: Posh and Pinned
Dress: Lovely Bride, NYC
Groom’s suit: Indochino
Officiant: Rabbi Eddie Schecter
Rentals: Wallace Events, Custom Coach and Limo
Transportation: Country Coach Charters
Rings: Metal Mark, Denver