Jill & Tucker | Marriage during COVID

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The celebration of Jill & Tucker | a marriage during COVID spanning 2 years

We had the pleasure of getting to know Jill & Tucker over the course of 3 years. They had originally planned a 2020 wedding celebration, but COVID changed their plans for their larger celebration… not just once, not even twice, but three times.

They had a small family gathering on their original wedding date, June 27, 2020, where they signed the Ketubah, exchanged vows, and were officially pronounced husband & wife. They had planned on hosting their larger reception for extended friends & family in the spring of 2021, but decided to reschedule until the summer once things on the COVID front seemed more certain. The wait was well worth it, because the party and weather were flawless!

We can’t thank Jill & Tucker enough for their grace, patience, ability to roll with the punches, and understanding throughout the entire process. Planning a wedding through a pandemic is no easy feat– if these tow can weather the storms that 2020 & 2021 brought, then they can handle anything!

venue: Private
Photography: Carly Michelle Photography
Florist: Wild Dahlia
Ketubah: ketubah.com
Makeup: Lacey Strong
Dress: L’Elite Bridal

Venue: Willowbend Country Club
Florist: Fleur Events
Band: Hank Agency
Makeup: Eden Skin Care
Cake: Montillio’s
Hair: Micah Vickles, Hope DuBois
Invitations: Letter Meets Paper, Fete Collection
Rentals: Sperry Tents Seacoast, Peak Event Services
Photographer: Cheryl Richards

Kristen & Stephen | A Beauport Gloucester Wedding

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The weekend-long Beauport Gloucester wedding celebration of Kristen & Stephen

How did you two meet?
Steve and I met at UMass Amherst. We were freshman. It was finals week and we both decided going to a party was more important than studying. The next summer when we both returned to campus in August (I played soccer and had preseason and Steve was on the hockey team who returned to campus early to workout and take summer courses) we reconnected. He took me on a few scooter rides and the rest is

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We both grew up going to the Northshore – i.e., Crane Beach, Wingaesheek, Woodman’s. We knew we wanted to get married on the water. Gloucester specifically has a special place in Steve’s heart – he spent many summers there at friends’ homes. He loves Fiesta – Greasy Pole.

Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding?
The weather was absolutely perfect! We are still shocked at how everything went so

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?
Our AMAZING vendors. How special the first look was and taking time together at
sunset. The dance was amazing!

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
It is operation BUY A HOUSE & GET A DOG(S) – Rufus (English bulldog) & Ralphie (Frenchie). It is also football season so Saturday is college football game day and Sunday is Red Zone!

Photographer: Carly Michelle
Band: EYE2EYE, Wilson Stevens
Additional musicians: Fantasia Strings, Wilson Stevens
Rehearsal Dinner: Franklin Cape Ann
Wedding venue: Beauport Hotel Gloucester
Cake: Cake Ann
Florist: Lilic and Lily Floral Design
Invitations: Katie Bowman, Blu3 Designs
Hair & makeup: Christine Lyman at The Bridal Bar, Makeup by Sarah Lord
Dress: Flair Boston
Officiant: Richard Halgin
Transportation: Ludwigs Limousine
Custom Sign: Howdy Dudey

Michaela & Henry | A Cape Cod Country Club Celebration

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The Cape Cod country club celebration of Michaela & Henry at Willowbend

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Christine & Dan | A Nonantum Resort Wedding in Kennebunkport

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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
Invitations: Minted
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