* Joanna and Joel


ceremony: First Congregational Church South Portland, ME
reception: The Inn on Peaks Island
cruise: Casco Bay Lines Bay Mist
coordinator: Cityside Events (Kirby, Kelly & Erica)
ceremony musicians: Portland Symphony Orchestra quartet
band: Jim Ciampi Band
florist: Flora Fauna
nails, hair, make-up: Paradiso Salon and Spa Portland, ME
dress: Andrea's Bridal Portland, ME
bridesmaid dresses: J Crew

Joanna and Joel treated their friends and family to a true Maine experience for their wedding, with a cocktail cruise on Casco Bay and a tented reception at Peaks Island. As those from Maine say: if you don't like the weather, wait 20 minutes. This proved true as we dodged bouts of rain and heavy fog in between beautiful spots of sunshine.

View the slideshow **here.**

A group effort.

Joanna and Joel met at Gritty's, so it only seemed appropriate to swing by for a few pictures.

We stopped briefly at Portland Head Light before the fog rolled in.

Go time.

Hiding in the church. I love the anticipation in this photo, and the exit sign reminds me so much of a scene that should have been in the movie "Runaway Bride."

How cute are these ring bearers and flower girls?!

Married (by J)!

Joel made some great faces throughout the day...

As did Joanna (by J).

Sandy Beach on Peak's Island.

At sunset (by J).

Judy of Flora Fauna created a beautiful river of flowers, moss, rocks and candles on the head table.

Things got a little nutty late night (by J)!

It's been a pleasure working with you, Joanna and Joel, and getting to know your sweet families, too! I am so happy that you live in the area and we can continue to see one another! Let me know when your book club resumes, Joanna! Congrats!


  1. Oh my, that chocolate fountain shot is hysterical and the brides dress is gorgeous! Emilie and J, you did a spectacular job as always:)

  2. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Joanna's wedding was absolutely beautiful! The photography was fabulous! I am very honored that I got to see this slide show of an old dear friend who I used to work with! Love, Michele M.

  3. Barbilicious!3:49 PM

    Oh my! Joanna, you're as beautiful as I thought you would be! You both look SO VERY HAPPY! I am moved. What a beautiful, beautiful event! Love, Barb

  4. Oh my gosh! I've always WANTED to do that in a chocolate fountain, but I can't believe that guy actually DID it!!


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