The romantic cliffside wedding of Ally & CharlieContinue reading
The celebration of the Lane family
The elopement of Jamey & TomContinue reading
The Laudholm Farm wedding of Anna & Noah
The coastal Maine celebration of Mackenzie & Jack
The Cape Cod celebration of Nick & Alicia at the Popponesset Inn
How did you two meet?
From two of our friends randomly meeting at Beacon Hill Pub in 2009. We partied through the whole rest of the weekend and were best friends immediately. Over time, we became more than that.
Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
The Eastern Promenade is so special to us for many reasons – it’s the location of our first serious “talk” about our future together and the family and values we wanted to instill in our children. Maine is our favorite place in the world, and the place that we come to for respite out of the city. To us, it’s truly “Vacationland,” but also feels like Home.
Were there any happy surprises that happened?
Looking back on it, I will forever fondly remember being stuck in an elevator for 30 minutes on my wedding day with two of my most FAVORITE vendors! I cannot believe that you & Courtney were able to keep me calm. Just goes to show you, be sure to absolutely ADORE someone before you hire them for such a special day! You never know what kind of pickle you might find yourself in!
What moment sticks out to you above all of the others?
Reading my vows to Adam and watching Adam’s grandpa deliver our ceremony. We wanted it to feel light and happy, and I think we delivered. Our whole day was about family – our bridal party was filled with our sisters and brothers, and the patriarch officiated. We wanted to be sure that everyone on the Eastern Promenade felt the Love. I consider it a success.
Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!Adam & I are headed to surf right now on Higgins Beach! At the end of August we are going to the Amalfi Coast for the real honeymoon: Sorrento, Capri, Positano & Rome! And then just back to the grind in Boston.. and eight more weddings ahead of us this summer! It’s so exciting – we can’t WAIT to be wedding guests!!
Welcome Party: The Porthole
Ceremony Location: Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME
Florist, Event Design/Coordination: Field Floral Studio
Reception: Portland Westin
Photography: Courtney Elizabeth Media
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Stationary: China Kautz, Olive Paper Co.
Band: Night Rhythm
Hair & Makeup: Kerri Herlihy, Kevin Hadfield Beauty
Dessert: Nothing Bakes Like A Parrot
Donuts: The Holy Donut
Oyster Boat: BP’s Shuck Shack
Officiant: Lt. Irwin Bromley, Grandfather of the Bride
Dress: Oscar De La Renta
Here are some tips on how to get the best imagery possible during prep!
1. Turn music off during key moments such as putting your dress on or a champagne toast
2. Have makeup applied in natural light
3. Get dressed in a wide, open space (with natural light if possible)
* Have a member of your wedding party be in charge of keeping the room clutter-free
* Avoid chewing gum
Are you having a close friend or family member preside over your wedding ceremony? Well here are a few easy tips on how to officiate a wedding ceremony #likeaboss!
1. Tell guests to put their mobile devices down & be present in the moment
2. After the processional, tell guests that they may be seated
3. If the couple is repeating your words for the vows or ring exchange, allow a second of pause between their words and yours
4. Step aside for the kiss
The Mount Desert Island & Acadia wedding celebration of Jackie & Ben
Venue- Claremont Hotel
Planner- Blissful Beginnings
Photography- Christy Murray
DJ- Northeast Event Design
Tent & lighting- Wallace Events
Florals- Aunt of the groom Toni Goodridge & Queen Anne’s Flowers
Officiant- Uncle of the Groom Rick Goodridge
Catering- Bar Harbor Catering